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Phony dropbox emails

posted Aug 24, 2015, 1:37 PM by Craig Cox   [ updated Aug 24, 2015, 1:38 PM ]
Two people reported receiving the following email today:

scam email

I have blanked out the name of the innocent bystander whose identity was borrowed to send the message.  The link went to a site that prompted the victim to log in to DropBox via email, but actually collected the email login ID and password so the scammer could use it later.

If you see an email coming from someone you know, but still doesn't seem quite right, contact the sender at an address or phone number that you already have (not by replying to the email) and ask if the email is legitimate.  That little suspicion is often right!  Trust your gut!

Notice that in the last line of the picture, DSPAM (one of our spam filtering devices) has inspected the message but was unable to identify it as spam because the text too closely resembled legitimate traffic.  We have very sophisticated spam interception running, but it can't catch everything.  This is why it's so great to have alert email users who can spot and report malicious email!