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If you use Dropbox, a popular web-based file-sharing platform, be careful. Scammers are sending out fake messages.

The hook – The message states that someone has sent you a document or has a file to share with you. The reality – The message actually contains links that will, if clicked on, download malware onto your computer or smart phone. Once in your computer, the malware will log your keystrokes, passwords, and even try to access any personal information in your computer. Any of the information obtained can be used to take money from you or worse steal your identity.

How to Spot a Phishing Scam:

  • Be wary of unexpected emails that contain links or attachments.
  • Check the reply email address.
  • Don’t believe what you see.
  • Consider how the organization normally contacts you.
  • Be cautious of generic emails.

For more details on how to spot a phishing scam, go to Phishing Emails Pose as Dropbox Share Alerts.

To report a scam, go to BBB Scam Tracker.

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