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    Another Google Scam?

    A client just received this text to their cellphone:

    Google #68872: Your profile has been compromised . Text back --SENDNOW-- when you are able to verify your profile.


    ​This smells of major scam. Has anyone experienced this before?
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    Re: Another Google Scam?

    Oh dear, smells like a major scam to me too.

    Have them text back and send you the resulting convo to post here.
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    Re: Another Google Scam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Oh dear, smells like a major scam to me too.

    Have them text back and send you the resulting convo to post here.
    My fear is that texting back could initiate the scam.
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    Re: Another Google Scam?

    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Another Google Scam?

    Oh, boy...thanks for bringing this to light, Colan. That really seems wrong.
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