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An iTandCoffee client was caught out by yet another clever scam email this week.
It came from someone the person knew and said that the sender had shared a file via a Dropbox link
This is something that Dropbox users do all the time!
So the recipient of this email clicked on the link and got a real-looking screen that requested login information - email address and password.
In this client's case, multiple passwords were tried (along with the family email address), but each time the result was a screen showing no documents.
So, the email recipient called the person who 'sent' the email - only to be told that the email had resulted from the sender being caught out by the same scam and also inadvertently giving away email address and password information.
BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE! Once again, please be very careful of clicking on links in emails.
One thing that was interesting about this case is that, when I tried the link in the scam email (as part of my research for writing this article), I got the below message on my Mac.
This is due to a built-in setting on my Mac that warns me about any suspect sites that I try to access. My iPhone and iPad also have this setting turned on as a precaution against 'phishing' emails.
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