August 27, 2021

Official Gmail Ads that are Actually Spear-Phishing Attempts


I attempted to post this to [r/Google](https://www.reddit.com/r/Google/) but it was immediately flagged and removed. I will not be posting the actual phishing links here, but if a Mod wants them then they can DM me.

I opened my Gmail a short while ago and received some special Ads. It’s obviously not acceptable for Google/Gmail to be serving Ads to their customers that are full-on Spear-phishing attempts, but nevertheless, it is happening. There seems to be a lack of attention and care that goes into how these Ads are selected and vetted. There is a special kind of ineptitude here when it comes to security, which has finally pushed me to move to a more secure service that will respect my privacy and not aid malicious actors in attempts to steal my information or worse.

[Imgur Link to screenshots of the Ads](https://imgur.com/a/M3PYOnD)

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