As huge corporations go, Google’s a pretty cuddly one, but according to the search giant itself, everyone should be careful about offers of employment or wealth that involve its name. “Google Money” scammers represent a growing problem that the company is trying to combat.
A post on the Official Google Blog announced today, “Despite hundreds of consumer complaints and our own efforts to keep these sites from tricking people, some scams continue. To fight back, we’re working to stop various fraudulent ‘Google Money’ schemes, and this week filed suit against Pacific WebWorks and several other unnamed defendants.”
I would like to add another name to your dirt bag list of Google scammers.I fell prey to Google Easy Street /Income Easy Street at 29834 N.Cave Creek Road Cave Creek,Az.85331.The Better Business Bureau has received 299 complaints about this crew.I am trying to get Chase to disavow Visa payment.We shall see what we shall see.
It is a sad commentary on how these individuals run rampant with no limitations.
I received an offer from Google Incorporation, subject, “notifications” which smells of fraud to me. It is an attachment entitled, “Google winning notification.” I didn’t open it.
From: “Google Incorporation®.”
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 2:08 PM
Read the`attached file carefully
Yes, that definitely sounds like a phishing message. Avoid opening those.
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