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How do I stop others from sharing files with me? I want to stop file sharing on my Android.
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I would like to know this as well. Keep getting spam shared on an account I don't use much, but keep getting notifications. Not fun when my 9 yo son is on my phone and a notification pops up that someone shared "eat my pussy baby". Google needs to address this.
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Same problem here. I'd like to be able to prevent people I don't know from being able to share with me at all. I don't want to touch these files, either, as I suspect they're malicious. Is there no way to disable sharing completely?
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Glad/Upset to see im not the only one having this issue. Its not that hard to have a disallow all option with a white list.
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i agree. this is a problem that has me in the verge of just withdrawing from all google things. i feel like anyone in the world that just has my email address can put whatever they want on my drive, and all of my devices will get a notification to view some extremely lewd content. Please google fix this
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I find it unbelievable that there is no setting to stop OTHERS from sharing files with me on my Google Drive. This story needs to go viral. Will contact CNN if Google does not resolve this immediately. 

I'm getting sex-related solicitations and other spam, along with the notifications for them on my phone. 

THIS MUST STOP, OR I WILL MAKE THIS MAJOR SECURITY ISSUE A TOPIC ON CNN AND FACEBOOK.
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I am having the same problem... I think I will switch to Microsoft instead... This is ridiculous!
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Same here! Why hasn't Google addressed this yet? I continuously have to report and delete the files manually. Also, has anyone had issues deleting them where it says "Write access to the document denied" and it won't let you remove the file?
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Please @google handle this issue. I am receiving naked pictures of people looking to solicit sex, and these are people I have no connection with. This just started a few days ago, and ive had this account for years. Why is this happening now and why is there no option to prevent unknown from sharing???!!!
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Same shit here.  Stop the sharing nudes.
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I am getting the sa.e shared files added to my notifications People I dont even know. I cant find anything on how to block anyone from adding to my google notifications and google drive. Its been going on for awhile. Google needs to step up so we can stop this from happong
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I'm receiving unwanted solicitations, spam, that contains nudity and sexually explicit content, it violates your user agreement, but there's no built in way for me to block it or even delete it. I need this deleted off of my computer, now
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oops, that reply was meant for Google
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Fuck you google
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Help!!¡ please
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Same for me, is extremely embarrassing when it pops up. Only option is to report it but this seems to do nothing.
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I have the same problem @google 
I have deleted the app from my phone and can not use Google drive again until this is fixed.
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I have had google drive for a long time and just recently I have had people sharing explicit material to my drive. I can't stand it and I want it stopped.  No one found a way to stop it yet? I think google needs to do something about this. It's bad enough I get it in my spam, and now they resort to sharing in my drive.
Not happy!!!!
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This sharing and advertising needs to stop!
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And another one in the line of JUST STOP
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Does anyone from Google pay attention to this thread?
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So this was answered by "Gold Product Expert, Yron" on June 14, 2019, and today's date is 10/03/2019 and there is STILL NO PROGRESS ON ANY OF THIS, YET !?

IF YOU ONLY EVER DO 1 UPDATE, THIS SHOULD BE THE ONE !
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Same problem here.  Random shares popping up on my Gdrive.  Should have option to accept or reject shares!!!
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This is an incredible oversight on your part. Please add an option where I can disable others sharing files with me. I've already submitted feedback on this but this is crazy.

People are uploading malicious files to my Google Drive. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS GOOGLE.
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Exactly! I keep getting shared videos I didn't want or I don't even know what it was in my drive.
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I'm recieving crypto spam docs, very annoying
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This is also happening to me with someone who is either straight up spamming me or has my email confused with someone else. I’ve blocked them via Gmail, but I noticed that they had also shared a spreadsheet on google docs with me. I removed it, but I want to prevent this person from sharing things with me. I’ve consistently flagged their email as spam prior to figuring out how to block them (it’s a mass email with many people from the same company on the thread). Thanks for any help you can offer.
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You actually think this helps? Quit your job, dude
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This is absolutely driving me crazy people are sharing 100's of porn files with me, and we cannot stop it ????
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We should have the option to stop sharing.  I'm tired of getting unwanted shares. GOOGLE, LISTEN TO US!!!
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All the kids at my son's school use google drive...there has to be a solution for this!
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This is a problem. How Google does not support or privacy. I really am thinking of going to Apple. Better privacy for sure
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This is so stupid. I don't want to receive files from someone I don't know. I don't want to go into my drive and see files with links.
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I am using gdrive at my Charter School. I need to block at least 3 students from sharing on my drive and google hasn't made that yet? I thought google would fix this by the HUNDREDS of people who have said the same thing! I have looked up every possible way to block someone on google drive and I have seen all of the "please add a blocking program to drive" and stuff. I really would like to enjoy the rest of my year before high school! AND Others at my school have said the same thing. Please help us out google!
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For this reason i use we transfer 7 days but WAY EASIER THAN GOOGLE
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Can someone let me know about the Google drive app. Can I delete it and it not mess my phone up.  Please let me know.  Thanks
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I'm disabling the app! I got the same thing last night and it's disturbing that these American fools don't know how to behave.
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This has to stop! I just found over 200 sex ads in my "Shared with Me" folder. It is absurd that there are NO controls over this!
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Yes this is my issue as well so sick and tired of it looks like they would disable share till they fix or stop it all
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The easiest way is to delete one drive and use an alternative that has the facility to white list your contacts. That's what I'm looking to do,
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Yep I've got the same problem and it's Feb 2020. Surprised Google hasn't done anything about this yet. Sometimes I got to go to the app storage and clear it. Only way I've found to get rid of it. Don't never download anything. Probably got a keylogger or something bad
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Almost like it's a invasion to privacy. Yep I got to look weather I want to or not no choice. Comon man you should be able to at least give us a button to block x rated crap
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Same problem.  How do I stop people I do not even know from dumping their "X" rated material on my Google drive?
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I am so upset with this as well..get it off if i didnt use drive i would delete it..terrible
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SAME problem. this should NOT be happening. PLEASE make it go away
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My room was flooded and two phones died in the process. The fact that my phone's kept sending messages etc. Without my permission is in correct and I am very mad on the things that it sent. GOOGLE GET YOUR STUFF IN ORDER BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A LOT
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Same issue. Malicious pornographic files are being shared with me through my google drive by unknown people. I report the file, delete it then it pops up again as soon as I exit and reopen Google drive. Some files give me an error message when i try to remove it and when i try to report it. Everyday... people are losing their jobs over this and Google hasn't done anything.. Can. Google be sued for allow this to continue? Isn't this a breach of privacy???
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I am having to the same problem I want it to stop please
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Yeah me too, it happened the other day and my wife picked it up. IV tried to tell her it's spam and I can't stop it. I'm also considering moving from all Google accounts if they can't fix s security issue like this. Why isn't there an official reply as to why it's not addressed.
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It is absolutely atrocious that this issue has not been addressed, given the wealth of technological expertise available to the company and the likely ease with which privacy fixes could be implemented. It's almost as though nobody at Google actually cares about users.
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I finally got fed up with Google's irresponsibility and deleted google drive...
I must've sent 20 -30 request to google...
.apparently google doesn't care about there customers.
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I'm having the same issue
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i keep getting sexualy innapropiate links shared with me from whom i don't know but they are sexual in nature and my wife thinks i am visiting these places. google needs to stop this type of file sharing!!! i even tried to uninstall drive but can't.
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Same here, unsolicited sexual content docs are being shared with me and would like to prevent it/stop it.
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Same here. Started a week ago. It's been a YEAR and STILL Google says, "We're sorry there's no fix for this." Are you kidding me??? My Drive has some sensitive material in it, and I've granted access to NO ONE. Google, you need to figure this out and quickly. You've had a year.
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Agreed. This is 100% unacceptable, that there isn't a whitelist option. I'd bet if Google's CEO's were experiencing what we are, the situation would have been handled right away.
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I also this week have been having someone try and share a porn pdf with me. Each one I have reported abuse/porn related to Google and will continue. I have also today used the ? in the top right and sent a feedback report to google, very long one too. Whether this will do any good I don't know. 

Personally I feel it should be down to us to decide who we share with or who shares with us. Like only people within our contacts etc
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I have also started receiving a lot of sexual explicit content and porn in pdf with me. I am reporting abuse/porn for each one of them but it's too cumbersome and new share pops up with new email-ids . Please prioritize this ..
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Adding my story to the mix. I'm receiving multiple sexually explicit shared documents PER DAY. Judging by the history on this thread, Google has done nothing to fix this issue for more than a year. This is legitimately not acceptable in any way whatsoever.

Give me an option to block these people and all will be solved. At the very least, allow me to block all incoming shared documents. I don't want dozens of sexually explicit, disgusting documents cluttering up my folders, which means I have to see every last one of them before reporting for nudity, even though it feels absolutely futile.

This shouldn't be hard. Fix the damn issue.
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I just started receiving this crap today. Sexually explicit spam shared to me. I can't even turn off google drive nevermind block unwanted documents.

Unacceptable.

Fix it.
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Today I started receiving pornographic spam in my google drive. This must be addressed and stopped immediately. There has to be a way to not receive these files. It is unacceptable that this problem has been going on for a year for some people and it still has not been fixed. If this persists I will stop using my google account all together and switch to a platform that does not allow pornography to be shared without consent.
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Well my late mother's drive all of a sudden (as in started today) is receiving porn shared to it... So after over a year NOTHING has been done to remedy this?!? I'd forgotten the account was on my phone so now I guess I get around to going through it and deleting the account altogether. This is really sad that you guys STILL haven't addressed this.
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Just happened to me. Tell your intern Bob to stop eating doughnuts in the breakroom and take 5 minutes to add the line of code with option to disable incoming sharing, even I could implement that ... is it really that hard to fix???
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Same problem here, I just began receiving russian spam files with links to "earn money fast" pages (no sex spam for me) shared with me in my mobile phone Drive app. Reported each and every one of them, but had to open them to do so.

And now I find Google has been ignoring this issue for a year. This is outrageous.
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I'm not even going to open these Russian docs to figure out what they are.  I would like to block access from these people.  This is a serious security issue.  Please fix and allow blocking from specific people.
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please get this fixed. i'm getting spam every day
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Can we fix this?
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Android and everywhere else, it’s a pain in the ass. Brought to you by Google Ignoring.
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I didn't know it may be that difficult for Google to stop spamers, but it looks like fraudsters are taking over Google and steel share unwanted information using peoples Google drives. Problem is being active for a while already and there is no solution yet. Shame on you Google
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Please help me stop all of these awful files being shared with me via my Google Drive!!!! I should not have to report each and every one of them! Please tell me how to STOP ALL FILE SHARING (whether to me or from me). This is ridiculous, GOOGLE. I am unbelievably disappointed in your lackadaisical approach to lewd content being forced into our personal drives!
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Tired of getting "fuck me I'm horny" shared in my inbox. Please get this fixed up. Thanks.
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Isn't this a violation of spam laws somehow - forcing me to get bullshit porn files?
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I got a couple of these today.  I can't use Google Drive if it is a target for Spam (of a sexual nature too) and Google don't do anything about it!
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Still happening. Just want it stopped.
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Getting really sick of this, about to close down all my accounts with Google.
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Same here, started 2 weeks ago. Receiving these kind of files too.

Google fix this issue Please.
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This is free advertising Google. People are advertising on your platform FOR FREE! Quick stop them, make a change so we can we can stop receiving these advertisements and so you can get the revenue you deserve. 
   Maybe that will work?
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Google stop the share file porn to my drive. it is getting really bad. Next step getting a lawyer.  My young child uses my phone.
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Same here. Recently starting getting unsolicited, adult-oriented PDFs shared with me and I'd like it to stop. Can't find anywhere to turn it off.
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Good grief. I recently started having this problem, and now I see dozens of comments here going back to last year. I'd have thought the sheer volume of incidents would have brought it to Googles attention.

I don't understand why ANYONE would think it was a good idea to allow access to a personal Google Drive for any yahoo with porn to peddle.
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Agreed.  I won't open them but the notification s show I have been getting them since May of 2019.  There needs to be a way to stop them so I don't open in error.
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Erionmorina
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This is ludicrous! I'm sick and tired of these porn files clogging up my Google Drive.
There should be a privacy/security setting that prevents uninvited users sharing files with me.
I don't want this sh!t on my phone.
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I've started getting these in my google drive too. Google needs to address this issue before someone gets sent something that will hurt their personal life.
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I get the same nasty messages from different people. Twice a day. One is always at midnight. I report them Everytime! I had this problem one other time before and it stopped for a long time and now it's back! Has anyone got it to stop?
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Same problem, and there seems to be no way to stop it on my phone. Its weird I will get the notification and the shared file on my phone now. But if I do nothing with the file on my phone and open up drive on my pc, the file is not there.  So halfway solved. But I do not know how.
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I will be damned if I ever use my own email on a porn site again!
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Same problem here... It sucks hard...
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One year later and still not solved
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Same issue, people sending me files i really dont want to see.

only thing i can do is to report the files. 

but i get at least 20 a week so its time consuming reporting every file individually
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I've only come across this thread as this happened to me today and I was wondering how on earth just anyone at all could share with me very inappropriate stuff.

Only now have I found out this is an existing issue. Astonished it hasn't been resolved.

I now have 9 inappropriate documents shared with me, possibly taking up space in my Google drive (?), but definitely unwanted.

Also, one solution I found was 'tell the sender to stop sharing files with you' - are you nuts? That will only indicate to whoever is doing this that they've got a genuine human account here and will only encourage more crap to come through.

I'm really disappointed that Google hasn't addressed this.
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Fix this, people keep sharing stuff to my drive, I'm too scared to open. This feels like an invasion of privacy.
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Google fix this ASAP!!! Implement 2 form verification or roll out spam bot!!!!
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This is getting absurd.  I flag each item but the rate of new shared spam files per day is going up.  The notifications of explicit spam files popping up on my connected Slack account, sometimes during video calls, is unacceptable.  Definitely going to switch to a different file sharing service if this isn't resolved.
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Recently started happening to me for a week now smh its annoying.
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I see everyone else is having the same problem as me... Ugh😡😡😡..... I went to Google to find out how do I stop getting these shared file mgs and notifications... Esp when I didn't approve any of this.... This us very frustrating, and there is no option to turn off... y'all need to get a handle on this ASAP....I can't find any updated versions of these responses with any significant changes....
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Yes i have the same problem people search your name via Google and then find out your email address  as contact details are listed somewhere even though I removed them and yet I think I get 30 to 40 added to my drive with title such as friends with benefits and i love to suck #### or quite a few other lewd comments. 
So surely I no google has to have my contact details but why are they available for other random people i don't no know just because they googled my name and to just be able to find on line with a simple search of my name oh here we go some fresh ones they nearly it all seems to be pdfs or google docs from people i do not no and I have no clue about and should not be able to just add files to unknown peoples Google drives surely thats a breach of mine and every other google users privacy It might be an idea to fix this sharpish before people really get the hump im about to blow  fuse so please google sort this out please!
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One year and yet no solution to this problem. Can you just implement a setting that prevents non-contact people to share files? It's ridiculous.
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So funny to see the words "privacy: and "google" in the same sentence... google has no concept of user privacy... 

I, unfortunately, still own a google phone so a I am stuck with keeping the account for awhile... (until I can order an /e/ phone) but I have moved on to other email/data providers (Tutanota, ProtonMail, Tresorit, Keybase, Signal).

Such a simple request for an internet giant, it is a shame they don't respect their users... at all...
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Totally ridiculous and frustrating. I contacted support today and all they told me is to report the file, remove it, and suggest a "feature". We're humans facing computers. This happens every day and Google's response is to spend a bunch of time reporting files from some randomly generated email address. I was told the only way to prevent this from happening is to delete my Google account. Great support, Google. I may just take you up on that. How is it, in 2020, over a year after this has been widely reported, Google is OK with random people sharing explicit and malicious files with users? Clearly moving folks from Google Play Music to YT Music must take precedence.
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Pretty sure Google is encouraging this behavior which is the only reason they won't do anything to stop it. Complacent in illegal activity is no accident.

Google is literally the worst of big tech.
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AGREED! I don't want those stupid malicious porn files shared in my account. I report them every time and they just keep showing up under a different name!

I want the option to put all files that want to be shared with me in a kind of spam folder with no notifications. If someone wants to share a REAL file with me (which isn't often) I can go into that folder and take it out of the sea of spam.
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Agreed. This is the next generation of spam attacks. Doesn't GoogleDrive sharing use the same spam filters as gmail?

I've reported numerous cases via "Report Abuse" but it does nothing.  What's the point?

Please address asap.
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I am deeply concerned that ANYONE can send me files that are solicitations for sex. With all that's happening in this world, GOOGLE should be doing something about this because it could very well be a way for sickos out there to offer up underage children or victims of sexual abuse/trafficking. It takes ONE person to respond to these solicitations for a crime to be committed and to continue this cycle of abuse.

I SHOULD NOT HAVE 30+ FILES SHARED WITH ME (WITHOUT MY PERMISSION OR REQUEST) THAT I HAVE TO PHYSICALLY REPORT (ONE BY ONE) AND REMOVE. 

I CAN'T EVEN CHOOSE SELECT ALL/MULTIPLE TO REPORT/REMOVE AT ONCE! 

GOOGLE... YOU'RE SUPPORTING ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. 

MAKE IT STOP PLEASE
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Hey Google, read this. I say we start a class action suit against Google
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just experienced the same issue. this has happened several times now. someone tries to share an inappropriate file with me.
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Im having the same issue why hasn't this been resolved yet?
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It's crazy to see all of these replies and Google doing nothing. I just started receiving these porno PDFs, multiples a day. I've been reporting every one of them but apparently that does nothing. Get it together Google. If you can have a spam filter on email, you can have it here, too.
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Google needs to fix this asap, maybe we should all forward these files to their support emails so they can see how much crap people are getting.
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How is this still a problem in 2020? Why is there no type of level of privacy that can be set in the settings? "Who can share files with me" and give us options. This is inexcusable honestly.
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