This convincing phishing con poses as Dropbox and lures victims into clicking on a malware-infected email. If you use this file sharing service at home or work, check your Dropbox emails carefully before clicking on an infected link.
How the Scam Works:
You receive an email that appears to come from Dropbox. The message looks real. It has the Dropbox logo and colors, and the subject line seems legitimate. Some variations include: "Drop Box - Pending Documents" or "<Contact Name> used Dropbox to share a file with you." The body of the message instructs you to click a link and access the shared file. An example is below.
Don't fall for it! The link downloads malware to your device, which scammers use to capture passwords or hunt for sensitive information on your machine.
How to Spot a Phishing Scam:
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