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Google Drive ‘File is Pending Approval’ Scam Emails

by Brett M. Christensen

Yet more fraudulent emails purporting to be from Google Drive are currently hitting inboxes.

The emails, which feature the Google Drive logo and seemingly legitimate footer information, claim that a file is pending approval and urge you to take action by clicking a button.

However, clicking does not take you to a Google Drive file as you might expect. Instead, it opens a scam website designed to steal your personal information or trick you into downloading malware.
Some versions open spam websites that try to trick you into entering your credit card details to buy dodgy pharmaceutical products.

Typically, the scam emails contain several links, all of which open fraudulent websites.

Ensure that any Google Drive related emails you receive are legitimate and from a trusted source before clicking any links.

A screenshot of the scam email:

Google Drive Scam Email



Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer