If I’m to believe this message, Google’s social network Google+ has sent me an email that must be read. The email, which purportedly comes from “The Google+ Support”, conveniently makes the word “email” clickable so that I can easily access my must-read message.
The email also includes unsubscribe and notification setting links.
However, despite appearances, the email is not from Google+ and it does not link to any must-read message.
Instead, all links in the fraudulent email open a scam website that tries to get you to buy dodgy health-related products. The site uses stolen images of high-profile celebrities along with fake celebrity endorsements to convince you to purchase its useless products.
This type of spam campaign is increasingly common. Alas, even after clicking a link that opens a website that has no connection to the supposed notification, at least a few recipients apparently hang around to buy the scam site’s suspect products.