My wife accessed (after separation) my dropbox account from her company’s phone. She says I gave her access to see photos, but I don’t believe I did. We used the same password for everything, and I believe she just guessed.

Anyway, she accessed documents I created after she move out (to be with another man who she had been having an affair with for a year). These documents where therapeutic documents (the affair and her leaving were very traumatic), attorney documents and so forth. She used/published these documents in her temporary court package to basically gaslight me.

After doing some research, it seems that she committed a crime by accessing my documents. What are your thoughts? Would the police/FBI do anything about it? What about the fact that she used her company phone to do this?

What are my options?

It was only inappropriate for your wife to access your Dropbox account if she did not have permission or if she hacked into it. Since she knew the password, you would have a hard time proving that you had denied her access to the account or had otherwise not given permission or withdrawn permission. Law enforcement will likely not be able to do anything about it since she knew the password.

I do not believe that using her company phone to access your account changes anything. Since she knew the password, she could have easily accessed it from a personal device.

Change your password immediately to the Dropbox account, email, online bank account access, etc.

Anna Ayscue

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