Suspicious email links are one of the most common scams on the Internet. Though the chain messages you used to receive from an impressionable friends and well-meaning relatives are less prevalent these days, phishing scams are still around in new formats. Take for example a recent scam email that circulated earlier this year, asking the receiver to check out an attached “Google Docs” file. Clicking the link took them to a real Google security page and requested permission for the fake “Google Docs” app to manage users’ email accounts, giving the scammer access to the information attached to the user’s email. Any time a user clicked the link, it automatically sent itself to everyone in the user’s contacts. Avoid scams like this with a hard and fast rule about opening email links: Only click on links sent from someone you trust and that you’re expecting to receive. If an acquaintance you haven’t spoken to since college is attempting to share a Google file with you, it’s probably a scam (or at the very least, a mistake).