In a recent incident on the Dropbox forum, a user has reported a distressing experience involving unsolicited photos. The user explains that someone they knew took photos of them without permission, uploaded them to a folder on the individual’s account, and then shared it with them, complete with captions.
Upon discovering the invasion of privacy, the user promptly requested the deletion of the photos. However, despite assurance from the individual that the photos had been removed, the user found that they were still accessible through the shared link. The timestamps initially indicated that the photos had been modified three days ago, and even though time has passed, they remain present, now displaying a modified date of a week ago.
Expressing doubts regarding the veracity of the person’s claims, the user seeks assistance in ensuring the permanent removal of the photos or the potential disabling of the individual’s account. By doing so, they hope to confirm that the photos have not been relocated to another folder.
To address this issue and confirm the deletion of the photos or potentially disable the person’s account, the user can take the following steps:
- Contact Dropbox Support: Reach out to Dropbox support directly and explain the situation. Provide any evidence or documentation regarding the incident, such as screenshots or email conversations. Dropbox support can investigate the matter further and take appropriate actions to ensure the privacy and security of your account.
- Report the Incident: If you have strong concerns about the individual’s actions and believe they violated Dropbox’s terms of service or policies, consider reporting the incident directly to Dropbox. They have mechanisms in place to handle such situations and take appropriate actions as necessary.
Remember, it’s important to prioritize your privacy and take action swiftly in situations like these. Reach out to Dropbox support and follow their guidance to ensure that your account remains secure and the issue is appropriately addressed.