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Request to share a file from someone I don't know

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I have received an email from someone I dont know asking me to share a file in my dropbox. How did this happen and have I been hacked?

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Re: Request to share a file from someone I don't know

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Dropboxer

Hey, @JamesMCC, welcome to our community.

 

First off, it doesn’t sound like you’ve been hacked! Let's see...

 

This will happen when someone tries to access a link that you’ve shared, from a different account.

 

For example, if you invited someone to share this file, and they try to access it while signed into a different Dropbox account, they’ll see a message saying that they can request access to the file.

 

At that point, you’re sent an email message, and you can decide whether to allow that user to access your file or not. 

 

I hope this makes sense. Let me know what you think. 

Cheers!


Sanchez
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
https://dropbox.com/support


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