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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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Sooo what should one do if this was received?
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So at the end, is real or no?
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They said the payment will either be paypal or paper check. The link in broken also but I've read so some replies will the correct link.
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Its fake.
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Not fake, check the headers.
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Not fake, check the headers.
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Not fake, check the headers.
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How do I find out if my data was leaked?
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It's real but you're not going to get any money out of that by settling for $12. that's like knowing that you can make a minimum of 40 Grand in one year commercial diving and settling for less at McDonald's instead. The only two people getting any of that guaranteed money from the settlement is the claim Representatives who get at least 1500 and the law firms that can up to 200,000 for agreeing to take on the case and let a case representative gather details. But to get yourself at least 1500 out of the deal you need to make sure a law firm, not listed in the arbitration, wants a piece of that pie not only but that law firm has to find out if there's still time for you to do so. Settling for the settlement may harm your chance of representing several people. Call around first before settling. If it's too late to represent verbal accounts then settle
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You need to be a claim representative in order to see any money out of this and a law firm needs to pick it up, back up any evidence you may gather from verbal witnesses, and find out if there's still time left for a representative to do so not only but also any other stipulations as settling May harm your chance of being a claim representative for this case
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The lawsuit is legit, but this emails is a scam. Do not give your banking or PayPal info. It’s someone using the lawsuit as a way to get your banking info.
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I wouldn't give my personal information out for a lousy $12.
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Ok so after reading it it says that if you do the claim crap.they will pay you 7.5bil not that you are being sued for it which makes me think its fake also it isn't professionally written and im almost 100 percent sure if it were really from google they would put a proper link in
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Wrong, just file a claim.
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I also received that same email. 
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If you read the email..sounds like the payments are between 5$ and 12$

Even if it was legit..its 12$ at the most..is it worth it? I don't know about yall but me...? ..NEXT!!
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I also read and article for the amount of people they are offering it too, we are looking at $12 a piece. Im not putting anymore information out for $12...
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Not real, google wouldn't use "gOoGlEPlUsDaTaLitIgaTiOn.cOm" it would be on a google domain.
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Even if it isn’t a scam, I don’t like how it makes you enter either your PayPal account or your bank info. No other settlements have ever done that. For $12 it’s not worth it imho.
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@Infamous Tiger, perhaps you did not read it. No where in it does it read that each person receives 7.5 million. Each person would receive a $12 check, and some of that money goes to the lawyers and such. Mind you, the entire suit is for 7.5 million, and it is a class action suit which includes tons of people. Of course not each person will get the full amount. That said, I'm willing to pay $12 to not deal with a potential scam. Heh.
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I got it too. It says don't call the court about it,  so that's what makes me a little 🥴
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@Infamous Tiger
They won’t pay each person 7.5bil, that’s not even the correct amount. They’re suing Google for 7.5 mil, and everyone who opts into the class action suit can get up to $12.
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@Infamous Tiger, perhaps you did not read it. No where in it does it read that each person receives 7.5 million. Each person would receive a $12 check, and some of that money goes to the lawyers and such. Mind you, the entire suit is for 7.5 million, and it is a class action suit which includes tons of people. Of course not each person will get the full amount. That said, I'm willing to pay $12 to avoid a potential scam. Heh. Maybe I'll click the link from a virtual box and see what glorious things happen.
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There are grammar errors on the site.  "You" instead of "your".  And settlements always send checks.
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It is possible that there are multiple emails going around here. I wouldn't be surprised at all if there are people taking advantage of this and copying the text, but changing the link to their own site. Do not follow any links that are not to https://www.googleplusdatalitigation.com/ make sure it has the "s" in https too. Also do not give away any of your bank information, social security number, or PayPal info.
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Anything asking for your payment info is obviously a scam
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Didn’t Facebook go through something like this a couple of years ago?
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THEY"RE ASKING FOR BANK INFO SO IT MUST BE BULLS*** !!!   :- (
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I just received an email as well. Like other settlements, they should be able to mail you a check, not ask for personal information
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