Beware of fake Google Docs emails

We have received reports of suspicious Google Docs related emails. The emails invite you to view or edit a document, but when you click on the link, Google Docs then asks for permissions to manage your email and contacts.

The link in the fake emails starts with https://accounts.google.com/ instead of https://docs.google.com/. If you accidentally clicked on the fake link, be sure to click the Deny button.

Google Docs asking for permission to manage email and contacts

Legitimate Google Docs email invites will be linked to a URL that starts with https://docs.google.com/ and they will never ask you for access to manage your contacts or email.

If you already clicked on the link and clicked Allow, go to https://myaccount.google.com/permissions to review what services have access to your Google account. You can click then Remove anything you don't recognize or anything that looks like "346348828325-vlpb3e70lp89pd823qrcb9jfsmu556t8.apps.googleusercontent.com".