Today I received a message from an account that is now deleted.
I see that there are other posts out there on this topic. I’m making this post to remind everyone that as a seller you are vulnerable.
Here is the message I received:
I have a good project for you.
Please check details in attached file:
[Link from dropmefiles.com]
open macros in doc file, please, for animation
[word doc attachment titled “fiverr project”]
I clicked the file and downloaded it and it just had a word doc branding with the blue Microsoft office logo etc and nothing else.
I realized something was fishy so I immediately deleted the file from my google drive and started doing research on these types of viruses and scams.
I read this and immediately felt dread.
Am I screwed? I should have realized how general the message was to realize it was a scam. Is there a way to ensure my computer is clean? (I have a chromebook). I didn’t turn on macros so am I safe?
Has anyone else dealt with this type of cyber attack? Is Fiverr doing anything about preventing this?
Thank you in advance for helping me deal with this. My computer seems fine now but I want to make sure it doesn’t break and ensure my identity is secure.