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a link has been sent to me that contains illegal files. this folder needs to be removed immediately

a link has been sent to me that contains illegal files. this folder needs to be removed immediately

lovenjoy
New member | Level 1

I was sent an anonymous link a while back and just opened it and it contains very explicit illegal pornography. 

remove it immediately 

link:

*removed for obvious reasons*

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Richard P.
Super User alumni

I have reported this to Dropbox.

Mark
Super User II

Just for future ref. it is NOT a clever idea reposting it on a public forum. 

Send it to abuse@dropbox.com


 


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lovenjoy
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The link is still active. How long for dropbox to remove it and block the user who shared it

Mark
Super User II

We dont know I'm afraid - none of us work for Dropbox I'm afraid. 


 


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lovenjoy
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Can you report the link to dropbox? you seem to know more of how it works. its just sick that this link is out

Mark
Super User II

I cant - I dont have a copy. However as Richard has already said he has reported it already. 


 


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lovenjoy
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Do you mind if I send it to you so you can report it as well. I think the more people report it the quicker dropbox acts. 

Rich
Super User II

It would be best if you didn't. You would be sharing the inappropriate content with others. If you haven't already, send it to abuse@dropbox.com. You could also try opening a ticket with Support for faster action.

Mark
Super User II

Yes I do mind. There is nothing more I can do than Richard has done I'm afraid. It isnt based upon volume of referrals as they dont know what we are reporting. Richard has sent it directly to Dropbox staff, which is what I'd also have to do. 

It will be dealt with as soon as possible - for all we know the police may have asked that its left live so they can track who is tracing it. 

My advice is to simply stop clicking on it if its distressing and trust it will be dealt with as soon as possible. Also remember it is logged every time you do access it so you dont want to end up in any trouble yourself. 


 


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