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How do I block unwanted spam files from being shared with me via Google Drive?
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Getting unsolicited and sexually explicit spam files shared with me every day now. It will automatically show up in my drive, and show a preview of the document's image. There is no way to prevent this from happening in advance - only to report abuse afterwards. Seeing that other users are posting the same thing elsewhere, but wanted to call this out as "blocking spam files" as opposed to "restricting sharing" to get the correct resources working on it. Google: please help - this sucks in the age of daily screen sharing video calls - makes us all look very bad.
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Hi,

Yes, suddenly started receiving unsolicited shared files.  Over the last several days I have reported these files as Sexually explicit - they are removed with a message:-

Success

Thank you for reporting that "xxxxxxxxx.pdf" may violate our sexually explicit material policy.
Your report has been submitted and will be processed as quickly as possible.

but then the following day I receive further files and no update to the file being processed.

I have checked my sharing options and apps that may or could allow these files being able to being shared bu I can find nothing past or present causes these files from being .
I cannot understand how this is allowed.  I would expect an option to only allow shared files from known sources but cannot find anything that would allow this simple and secure option.

I have checked the Community and seen a number of similar questions but these questions in most instances have been disabled so no reply allowed.

Any possible solutions?

I hope this question is kept alive until a resolve.

Many thanks

J
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I've been receiving this garbage for months now, and have been flagging every last one of them as sexually explicit. I often get multiple per day. I've also sent multiple emails through the help menu and haven't received a single response from an actual person.

It's obvious Google doesn't care at all about this issue. I'm going to have to delete my account if this persists any longer.
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Still receiving these. I've probably reported more than three dozen at this point, and have yet to receive ANY sort of real response. It's gotten to the point that I expect another one when I check my phone in the morning.

Yes. Reporting and deleting pornographic material from my Google Drive has become part of my daily routine.

Google doesn't give a shit. If a moderator locks this thread, I'll take it as proof they don't give a shit about this. I've seen the same issue from more than a year ago and no real response.
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I have the same issue. I have deleted the drive app. I was reporting them but nothing. I was deleting them. Using the web site doesn't allow me to delete them. I have addressed them to Google with nothing. They did give me a link but that didn't help. It amounted to nothing. I just don't access drive at all. 
Which is sad because I did put a lot of photos there. But I am now afraid that these spam shares may be able to view the items that I posted.
Google needs to fix it!!
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