Dropbox is a popular service that enables you to store photos, documents and other information in the cloud. I recently received an email from someone whose name I did not recognize that purported to include a document stored in Dropbox. I was instructed to click on a link to view the document. The email is reproduced below, but I have disarmed the link. If you hovered your mouse over the link while it was activated, you would have seen that it did not relate to Dropbox. This is just a phishing scam intended to lure the victim into clicking on the link in which event the victim will either be told to provide personal information that will be used by the scammer to make the person a victim of identity theft or merely by clicking on the link, the victim will unwittingly download keystroke logging malware that will enable the identity thief to steal all of the personal information on the victim’s computer or smartphone and use it to make the person a victim of identity theft.
Sarah Lamstein invited you to view pdf document “Review – CONFIDENTIAL” on Dropbox.
The Dropbox team
The particular phishing email presently being circulated appears to be legitimate, however, it is not sent by a email address used by Dropbox. If the email does not appear to originate with dropbox.com, dropboxmail.com or other legitimate Dropbox email addresses, which you can find by going to this link https://www.dropbox.com/help/217#email you can immediately dismiss the email as a phishing scam. However, even if the email address appears legitimate you should still be skeptical and contact the company at a phone number or email address that you know is legitimate to find out if the email is legitimate. Here is a link you can use to contact Dropbox about issues with your account. https://www.dropbox.com/support.