Next time you’re going on the internet, think twice before you click any link or go on a website. If you own a website and are using Google Analytics to keep track of traffic, you might be the spammer’s favorite target. As Analytics Edge reported, there were messages saying “Vote for Trump,” which was generated by some spammers, and they generated fake traffic to the website using website address as ɢoogle.com.
If you watch carefully, you’ll understand this isn’t Google.com or google.com. It’s just a website faking the original Google. The ɢ here is quite unusual, being about the same size as the lowercase letter. So, you can easily understand the website mentioned in the message isn’t Google.com or google.com, it’s just pretending to be.
Don’t point your browser to ɢoogle.com. If you do, you will end up redirected to the following address:
Here, ɢ is a Latin Letter Small Capital G (Unicode 0262) that looks like the G in Google’s logo. Users can easily be fooled because of their trust on Google.
It’s just a start. Even if you don’t use Google Analytics, you may face such links pop-up anywhere on the internet. So, it’s important to stay aware, otherwise, a safe-looking link could lead us to a dark alley before we know.