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Discussion in 'Technical queries' started by Pedestrian, 13 Apr 2017.

  1. Centurions


    3 Sep 2012
    South India, #iamrabin
    I thought I was going to post for the first time on here as a victim as I was getting the dreaded 'You've won an iPhone' message on my Android phone via the Google Calendar notification. For anyone getting this it's nothing to do with BM but is a vulnerability in the Google Calendar app that depending on settings can allow outside sources to add events to your calendar (5 times daily in my case :( ). You can use the app on iPhone's in case you think you're safe BTW and have the same issue.

    Go to https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r on your computer (log in if necessary) and click on the settings cog.

    First, report it as spam by clicking on the event and then on the 3 vertical dots. This will remove all instances of it on your calendar.

    Click on 'Automatically Add Invitations' and choose the 'No, only show invitations to which I've responded' Then go to 'View Options', make sure that 'Show Declined Events' is unchecked.

    The above is courtesy of https://mashable.com/article/google-calendar-scam/?europe=true

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