Porn Spamming

Strangers are Spamming Google Drive with Pornography, and There’s No Way for Users to Stop It 

The Google Drive Help forum is filled with complaints about pornography spam from unknown users. There’s no way for individuals to block files sent from those not in their contacts, and the files go directly to their Google Drive without so much as a click. Even worse, this can happen to children (thank you to Protect Young Minds for alerting us to this problem). 

 

Google Drive Help Posts  

 

 

Original Post: 

Is there a way to stop getting all these porn spam links that are sending to my drive.  

63 Replies 

I keep getting lots of these damn porn site sending to my Google drive. I have a few emails but this only sending to just one email. How can I change the settings or put a stop to this. Don’t tell me there isn’t a way cause it only one email that is getting these damn site links in my Google drive. I don’t get any in any of the other email drives. I am at the point to fully deleting this email but I had it a long time and have many things link to it. I already deleted all the ones for today. But I get at least three to five every day.  I WANT THESE STOPPED. I shouldn’t have to delete and report five 

Replies: 

6/24/20 

Same here. Every single day. Following because I’ve tried blocking, reporting, removing, & they keep on coming. I don’t know what else to do besides delete my Google account :( 

 

6/29/20 

Yes delete my google acount 

 

6/30/20 

same here. I have reported and emailed google help. this is a huge issue. this isnt an email its a cloud storage. I use it for my family and college info and have for years. I really dont want to have to make a new accoutn 

 

7/15/20 

I’ve had Google Drive for years, and only in the last month or two started getting these porn spam PDFs shared to me. It’s only been two so far, but it’s extremely aggravating, and from what others are sharing, I doubt I’ve seen the last of it. There has to be a way to stop/block this kind of thing. I had no idea I could receive anything via Google Drive from someone I didn’t know until this happened. I’m heavily invested in all things Google, but this may prompt a family reevaluation. This is unacceptable. 

7/16/20 

There is no way to block these getting shared to you, and google has known about the problem for years and never done anything to fix it.  I get them in waves – a new wave started a couple days ago, incredibly annoying, especially since the only way to report it – is to actually click on it and have see it, yuck! 

 

7/19/20 

It is disgusting. I have no idea how I got on some list or came to someone’s attention to start getting these porn files – but like others it’s every single day, sometimes 2 or 3. I report every single one and other than an automated email saying that Google received my report – nothing happens to stop it. It’s obvious that Google just doesn’t care or is getting something from this. Surely they could come up with a system to allow us to block them if they wanted to. 

 

7/19/20 

Same here at least 4/per day on 2 seperate google accounts. 

 

More Original Posts: 

Spam shared with me on Drive 5-10 times a day   

0 Replies 

I have been recieving a lot of spam shared with me on Google drive that violates Google’s policy on spam and nudity. It happens several times a day. I report it whenever I can. Is there any way I can stop people from sharing documents with me? I no longer want people to be able to share documents with me, it’s only spam and it comes often. I don’t want to have to delete my whole google account. Please help. 

 

How to block spam from Google Drive?  

31 Replies 

I keep getting “hey baby” porn spam files shared with me on Google drive. I report them and they keep coming. I see people have been complaining about this for years and you all have done nothing. This is extremely frustrating and embarrassing!!! What can I do to stop this? 

 

I need to stop all these porn, spam messages… i deleted them, reported as spam etc. nothing works  

0 Replies 

I need help stopping all these porn messages, spam, files …I keep deleting,  reported as spam and notjing works… they keep coming 

Google Drive Spam, is there any fixes a year later?   

2 Replies 

I am receiving lots of shared “unsolicited porn” docs to my google drive. Why can I not have an option to accept shared documents? I’m seeing a nude preview each time. This issue is well known and documented on the community for years. What if this happens to my under age child and you Google allows nude images to be shared with underage children? Just wondering? 

How do i delete unwanted pornographic images of my recent?   

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I stupidly clicked on a link which was posted in a group chat not knowing what it was and i instantly clicked off of it. Unfortunately days later I was left with hundreds of pornographic images on my recent. There is no delete button and I cannot move these to my trash. 

I have been in contact with google to try and solve this and have not got anywhere. I have reported each one of them as i was told they would be removed but that did nothing… 

I cant believe that i am still having this issue. How can google (one of the worlds biggest tech firms) struggle to sort this problem out? I am absolutely baffled?? 

Please may someone help or point me in the direction of someone who can? 

 

 

 

 

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