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Notice about Class Action settlement for Google Plus 4 Recommended Answers 109 Replies 712 Upvotes
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The sender is google-noreply@google.com
And I can't find anything else similar to that one in questions. Is this a real email?
It's about a Class Action Settlement regarding Google Plus.
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Sound like a scam for sure.  Not aware of any such action.  https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/2952493?hl=en
 
Do not reply, do not unsubscribe. Mark as Spam.
 
How to Tell if an Email is Fake, Spoofed or Spam  explains how to check if an email is genuine, and from Google.
 
You can also check the message headers  and email origin, using Google’s Message Header inspection tool, for anything that looks suspicious.
 
To secure your Google account, follow ALL steps given at   make your account more secure  Also check last account activity.
 
 
 
 
 
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Understood. Thank you
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My husband just got the email as well. There was a 7.5 million dollar lawsuit settled in January. I'm not too sure if it's actually fake.
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Just received as well
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I just googled it and there is an article from January 2020 that looks to be true
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Just got this too, wasn't too sure, but sounded too good to be true. Reported as spam.
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Cuz I got the same email
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I actually received the same email.
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Omg I got the same email too. I'm kind of freaking out because in the email they mentioned local lawyers/court rooms near me. I don't even know what the email means but this is kinda creepy.
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Hi, i got this too. I definitely wouldn't click on ANY links. just leave it alone, the email isn't from the normal donotreply email.
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it could be true
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Literally just received this email as well. Definitely seems fishy!
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I got the same email!! Let me know if you find out any information!!
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Also received such an email and the email header passes SPF/DKIM/DMARC. If this is a scam, does that mean those security protocols are breached for the google.com domain? Thanks! (To me the latter is much bigger deal than the settlement)

Also while the website linked in the email (http://www.googleplusdatalitigation.com/) feels sketchy, the settlement/class action is real I think : https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/7999009/in-re-google-plus-profile-litigation/
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Just received this email as well. Most definitely do not open any links given, and mark as spam.
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I received it as well.
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I just got this e-mail! This almost got me until I decided to google it! Thanks for posting this question!
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I actually JUST got the same exact email and the links would not work! I hope I didn’t give away any information/any gateways into my account or phone 😩, by clicking them
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I just received the same :/
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This is legit here is link to file claim https://googleplusdatalitigation.com/
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I received the same email. I assumed it to be spam as  well.
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i got this email too and i am very confused and frightened. i did find a few articles about this but i do not understand what they mean
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Further investigation - apparently genuine, but strangely enough, the web site does not work.
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It is a legit court case. It’s from googles domain
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I noticed that too about the link, but when I typed in the full https//. before the www., it worked. I'm going through it now to see what type of information they ask for.
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Received it as well. Will not be clicking any links at this time.
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Yeah after checking who sent it. The email was mailed scoutcamp.bounces.google.com
I got this email today as well. Very suspicious and phishy
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Okay I believe that this email/link to submit a claim is definitely a fraud. In order to join, you have to provide either your bank account information or your PayPal information. I've been in several class action settlements before, and I've never had to submit my personal financial information. They would just send a paper check.
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Received same, probably a scam. Google should immediately clear the air around this.
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may not work because so many people received the same email and have overloaded the server.
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We all received the same message  probably around the same time.
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weird. well since we know the links don't work def don't risk it and click on it💕
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site is hosted via amazon AWS it looks like, looking further into this as I received the same email too and the headers seem to check out. That being said doesnt mean its a legit email, interested to see what Google has to say on the matter.
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I wish there’s an infographic video explaining what this email means lol 😅
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it looks like a scam. Most sites people are linking don't look like credible sources
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Just received the email as also
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I just got this email too. Can we just ignore it?
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There's no links. I'd say it's legit. You're given real lawyers to contact, government websites for dockets copies, and information. They're basically admitting that your data was compromised somehow and you may not know how or why. Maybe you have or recall hardships, bizarre activities, and could provide somehow someway good evidence to the court representatives. I would give it further investigation but if you're going to call busy lawyers about it have good reasons, ask any and all questions, and further ask how you could help not just your own cases evidence or even find out anything about how you were effected but also how you could help the overall cases support strength.
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all spam and link checks i ran came back negative, adding the https:// works, this seems to be legit from what i can tell. I ran the http link on a clean environment and nothing happens as far as downloads, cookies, package drops, etc when you click the http:// link, its just dead. that being said the domain is owend by amazon...
  • Name: GOOGLEPLUSDATALITIGATION.COM
  • Registry Domain ID: 2528186852_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
  • Domain Status:
    active
  • Nameservers:
    NS-1384.AWSDNS-45.ORG
    NS-1651.AWSDNS-14.CO.UK
    NS-442.AWSDNS-55.COM
    NS-888.AWSDNS-47.NET
Dates
  • Registry Expiration: 2023-05-20 14:26:26 UTC
  • Created: 2020-05-20 14:26:26 UTC
Registrar Information
  • Name: Amazon Registrar, Inc.
  • IANA ID: 468
  • Abuse Contact Email: abuse@amazonaws.com
  • Abuse Contact Phone: tel:+1.2067406200
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Unless there's a legitimate statement coming from google, and not by a dodgy email, I'm going to have my doubts on it being real.
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To anyone wondering. This email is saying Google was breached a while back and they're offering you the option to sue Google for I if your nonpublic information was leaked. If you do nothing. You'll be opted out of this and your life goes on normal. The deadline is October 8th. The email explains it better.
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So a genuine email but still a fraud in the end??
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I got the same email just now. What happens if I do nothing?
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So does that mean it’s real?
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Hey!! Please don't fall for it. I got that email too. After looking into it, the email address no-reply@google.com or whatever it was looks legit but it's not, the real Google doesn't use the dash. Also in the email it calls the courthouse San Jose Courthouse. I live in San Jose; that courthouse's real name is Santa Clara Superior Court, not San Jose Courthouse, as it is the court for Santa Clara County (where San Jose is in). A real company like Google would use the proper name, and also why would they pay a settlement by Paypal? Sounds fishy to me, I think it's a scam. Hope this helps.
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There was an error in the link to the www.googleplusdatalitigation.com from the email. Should use "https://" prefix not "http://".
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Wouldn't they just send you a check without filing a claim
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I got an email about this settlement as well.
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If this is from google.com,  it is genuine.  However badly worded.
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Most likely fake. The links aren’t real and that isn’t googles no reply email address.
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Guys, this is genuine.
 
And it is called San Jose Courthouse
This is a federal court, not county court
It's the San Jose Courthouse for the Northern District of California 
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I just got this email literally seconds ago. Never seen it before. I guess it’s some sorta new scam email. Thanks for everyone’s help and clarity.
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I just got it I thought it was a scam
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so is it real or fake i received one as well
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I received same mail today morning. If you look at message source or headers, alle seams to be ok.

Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; dkim=pass header.i=@google.com header.s=20161025 header.b=k9diYcNl; spf=pass (google.com: domain of 3t_qoxw4kdeqmuumrk-tuxkvr4muumrk.iussgyzkxyg4mutmsgor.ius@scoutcamp.bounces.google.com designates 209.85.220.69 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=3t_QoXw4KDEQmuumrk-tuxkvr4muumrk.iussgyzkxyg4mutmsgor.ius@scoutcamp.bounces.google.com; dmarc=pass (p=REJECT sp=REJECT dis=NONE) header.from=google.com
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also you only receive 12$?
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It's legit, email headers pass, the url referenced in the email is malformed and doesn't reference the https:// protocol: https://www.googleplusdatalitigation.com/
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just submitted the claim offer i hope i didnt just give my data to some anon guys lol
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MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT COLLECT on the money because the link was intentionally broken!

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just looked and the email it was sent from (google-noreply@google.com) is a legit google email if its legit then its very badly worded with no formatting and very messy overall
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What if someone used that court information to draft that email?
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