A recent phishing scam, reported to your Better Business Bureau, is making the rounds and congratulates recipients on receiving an “unclaimed” multi-million dollar grant from Google Foundation. The email has several markings of a scam and contains elements typically found in other popular scams, such as the advance fee, grant and sweepstakes scams.In this case, a con artist is pretending to be associated with a well-known organization, Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google that does award actual grants and funding. While the web address provided in the email is legitimate, it doesn’t affect the main goals of the phishing email: to obtain personal information and eventual payment to cover the grant’s alleged delivery fees. The Gmail account the sender is using is a Google product, but really anyone can create a free Gmail account. This email is similar to:Sweepstakes Scams in that, you can’t win a contest, lottery or other prize unless you entered to win. So ask yourself, did you enter to win a grant through the Google Foundation?Grant Scams in that, obtaining any kind of grant is an involved process. If someone is actively soliciting you to give away money, it’s a red flag that you’re dealing with an imposter. Advance Fee Scams in that, a declaration you’re asked to sign in the email suggests you will be responsible to pay for fees associated with obtaining this grant. Any offer of money that requires an upfront fee should raise a red flag. This communication also has markings of a typical phishing scam:It’s generic in nature and doesn’t include the recipient's name, but yet is asking for sensitive information. Grammatical errors and poor English. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! To track and report scams, visit BBB Scam Tracker on bbb.org.