Phishing scam through Google Docs is out to hook you

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Posted at 5:59 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 17:59:00-04

(RNN) - Don't get hooked by a phishing attempt reeling in victims who open links to Google documents sent to their emails.  

People on the internet are being tricked Wednesday by a sophisticated phishing scam designed to gain access to Google accounts. 

Potential victims are receiving email links to what seem to be Google Docs from people they know.

Clicking on the link within the email takes victims to a real Google page requesting permissions across the victims' Google accounts. Those who grant permission are giving attackers access to their personal data. 

Some of the emails are addressed to "" and the target's name is in the BCC field.  

Mailinator says the emails are not coming from it. 

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