Dropbox Phishing Email Scams

Dropbox Phishing Email Scams

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Cybercriminals are sending out fake and malicious Dropbox email messages like the one below, which claims the senders are attempting to send documents to the recipients, but the documents are too large or there are multiple copies of the documents, so the senders used file hosting or storage website, Dropbox, to share the documents. The fake email messages then state that the recipients should click on a link within the same email messages in order to view the same documents. But, the links go to a fake or phishing Dropbox website, where the recipients will be asked to sign-in with their Google, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or other email providers’ username and password.

A Sample of the Dropbox Phishing Email

From: Emily Cline ecline3@elon .edu
Date: February 29, 2016 at 10:40:09 AM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Document for record


I'm trying to send you documents through attachment, but it is multiple, so i had to use Drop-box to shared.

Please view [documents] and keep file for your record.

View document
Emily Cline

Recipients of the fake Dropbox email messages, who have already clicked on the link within the same email messages and have entered their usernames and passwords on the fake or phishing Dropbox website, should change their passwords immediately before their email accounts are hijacked by the cybercriminals who are responsible for the fake or phishing Dropbox email messages.

And, Dropbox’s website is located at https://www.dropbox.com/, so recipients of Dropbox email messages, should ensure that they are not taken other websites. If they are, someone is attempting to trick them into visiting a fake Dropbox website, with the intention of stealing their accounts’ username and password.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • April 18, 2018 at 12:43 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Action Required, April 18, 2018


    Action Required - Reconfirm Your Identity

    Our secure server system have detected a third party IP attempted to access your Dropbox account from from an ip different from your regular ip , due to this, We have sent confirmation to both your old and new e-mail addresses for your protection you may have to reconfirm your identity to avoid Service Suspension

    Please proceed to the your security process login to your Account using the secured "Verify Now" button below.

    Verify Now

    Thank you,

    Dropbox Security"


  • November 28, 2017 at 4:50 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Messaging Center [mailto:dfrfgefge@theisenvending.com]

    Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:08 PM

    Subject: Updated Dropbox Document Received- (Scanned_Invoice710217.pdf)

    Dropbox Notification Center

    New Document Received

    You've Received a New Document from Your Colleague 15 minutes ago.



    Happy Sharing!"


  • November 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "PHILLIP LESLEY, Shared a file with you via Dropbox

    Mon 13/11/2017 12:50


    PHILLIP LESLEY, Shared a file with you.


    Happy Dropboxing!

    - The Dropbox Team"


  • May 11, 2017 at 3:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --Original Message--

    From: lismoor <lismoor@aol.com>

    Sent: Wed, May 10, 2017 9:18 am

    Subject: Document


    has shared a document with you using Dropbox business.

    View shared document:


    MORE ABOUT DROP BOX: (Dropbox business was created to work better, faster and more safely).

    Log in from anywhere and at any time

    Online and offline access to the desktop, Web and mobile devices

    Windows, Android, iOS, Mac and Linux

    Any files, of any size: Word, PDF and more

    Folders to share for a collaboration extended to the whole team

    Links are easy to use to send any type of file

    Password and deadlines for shared files

    - The team of Dropbox for Business


    Lis ;-)"


  • January 10, 2017 at 10:07 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Subject: Document-1828734342


    Kindly see attached document for your review.



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