Google Docs Malware Scam
Be very careful when someone emails you a Google Doc link as there is a nasty piece of malware going around that pretends to be a Google Doc link.
To protect yourself, do not click any Google Doc links you were not expecting, these could be from people you know and are already in your contacts list.
According to Buzzfeed’s Joe Bernstein, it would send a similar email to your entire if you were to click on the “Open in Docs” link, it is very sophisticated, and very real looking
— Zach Latta (@zachlatta) May 3, 2017
Google has yet to comment so stay vigilant and keep checking back for updates. In the meantime check with the send them outside of Gmail, if it’s someone you know, to ensure they actually shared a Google Doc with you before opening anything.