ɢoogle.com and Google.com — checkout these two domains, do you find any difference ? Yep, the capital G in the Google domain they were using appeared smaller than usual.
Spammers and scammers usually uses email accounts and other social media platforms to trick people into doing things they don’t want to do. But recently spammers find a new way — ɢoogle.com, don’t be confused with Google.com — to trick people.
Yes, a fake Google is out there.
And these newer breed of spammers are targeting the website owners by popping up in Google Analytics traffic appearing as traffic from “secret.ɢoogle.com.” Yes, Google Analytics has become a great target for spammers, where they leave fake traffic that draws unwary web site owners to investigate where it came from.
Comparing ɢoogle.com and Google.com, you can see that the smaller capital letter G is actually a Unicode character for the Latin small-capital G. As revealed by Analytics Edge, ɢoogle.com isn’t actually Google.com or google.com, but by using a special character, it’s pretending to be.
When you point your browser to ɢoogle.com, it’s actually leading you to xn--oogle-wmc.com, which in turn refers to the following address:
Yeah, that sounds fishy enough, and I don’t recommend visiting it. It’s definitely not the same as google.com, and looks spammy enough to potentially do harm to your computer.