Spammers using Google Maps to send out Spam

This morning we received email from  The email’s title was “sent this to you using Google Maps: If your receied this letter, it means”.  I know based on the misspelled words it more than likely was not sent from Google, but was it sent through their mail server, or just spoofed?  It will be interesting to see how many others received similar spam emails from Google.  The email only contained a spam link in it, but thinking it was from Google tricked me into opening the email and the fact that the link appeared to be to the website imageshack, we followed it to see what would happen (we have some serious antivirus, you can get it here) it went to a spam pharmacy website .  Is there a flaw in Google maps that is being exploited?  We will update you when we get additional information.  If you have additional information, please feel free to leave it in our comments section.

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  1. I began getting these yesterday too. Looking at the email header, one of mine appears to originate at – So, if the info in the header can be believed, they really are coming from google.

  2. Seeing the same thing here. Apparently, they are being sent from Google, which makes it even more tricky. It looks like perhaps somebody’s hacked onto the Google Maps referral site so they can send their spam instead.


    Yikes! I just went to the Google Maps site, clicked on the “Send” button, changed the “From” field to something random, the “To” field to my own address, changed the message to a test, and sent it. I did have to fill out a captcha, but really this is a no-brainer. If it’s easy enough my 9-year-old daughter can exploit it, it’s really bad.

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