Warning scam pretending to be from Reverb

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by 12Rant, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. 12Rant

    12Rant Squier Talker

    I got this in my gmail this morning.
    research@userinterviews.com
    Hi Jaimie,

    My name is Tasia and I work as user researcher at Reverb. We are gathering some information about the way you purchase music/production gear now and are also hoping to get your feedback on some emerging concept for our site to make sure we are meeting our users' needs.

    The sessions only take 1 hour, and you'll receive $60.00 via Amazon.com Gift Card* as a thank you.

    If you're interested in sharing your feedback, please click the button below to sign up!

    Sign up

    Best,
    Tasia
    UX Researcher

    I contacted Reverb and they have nothing to do with this company.
     
  2. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Awesome thread, thanks for that big heads up.
     
  3. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Thanks for the heads up! It seems like more emails are scams than are real anymore! Always gotta be careful.
     
  4. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

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    "... I work as user researcher..."

    "...feedback on some emerging concept for our..."


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  5. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    That's closer targeting than what is typically seen. The scammers would have had to do some research.

    I get such regularly - but at targets far more common. PayPal and Amazon accounts and the like.

    On a related subject, do any of you any longer answer the phone? Unless I know the number calling or expect an important call I/we don't. Junk calls now come in every day - sometimes 3 or 4 in an hour (at dinner time).

    "Every man is an Island," or wishes he could be. Just go away! !! ;)

    -don
     
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  6. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Not anymore. I have my phone set now to not even ring if the caller is not in my contacts.
     
  7. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-holic

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    I don't answer calls from strange numbers anymore either.... the scam from Nigeria is abundant here... where you pick up and they start charging to your phone line for every second you're connected.
    At least with the emails you can answer back and give them a piece of your mind :D
     
  8. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    Always tempting.

    I have been cautioned, and this by a person truly 'in the know' (i.e., he had been the director of desktop technology for a major international financial organization) to not even open such emails. That alone opens you up to problems.

    My own technical expertise is not such that I can evaluate such risks -- but I listen to him as he is the guy who has to clean my computer if such mess with it.

    So far that care has protected me. Jan has had to enlist his services a couple of times -- and she surfs the web far less often than I do. Now she, too, simply ignore and deletes such messages and... so far so good. :)

    -don
     
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  9. Eddie

    Eddie Squirt Startocaster Infinity Gold Supporting Member

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    This just reminded me to re-register my phone numbers onto the Do Not Call Registry. Let's see if it helps.
     
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  10. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Back in 2015 I ran the email security software for a $1B+/yr. company. The amount of scam/spam/malicious email received is staggering. For every legitimate message incoming from the internet there were more than 700,000 fake/spam/etc. ones.
     
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  11. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-holic

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    Words of wisdom! I never do, just my morning coffee talking :D
     
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  12. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Goo luck with that. Lots of telemarketers and scammers are based outside the US and don't have to obey the laws.
     
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  13. archetype

    archetype Squier-holic

    It doesn't help. It just tells marketers, as they have access to the list, that they have 30 days to call you before they can't. That's just the legit marketers. The other folks that you hate simply don't respect the list and call anyway. Building evidence against any one of them is a lot of effort and they know you are unlikely to pursue it.

    Usually adding your number to the registry increases the calls you'll get.
     
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  14. lost sailor

    lost sailor Squier-Meister

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    They are all scumbags and that would be on a good day.
    We have been taught by them not to answer our phones anymore.
    My VM message says unless you use my name, I will not call back.
    I do character voices so if I make a mistake and answer, I use one of my voices to f*** with them if it isn't a robo. (especially my senile old man voice)
     
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  15. jtees4

    jtees4 Squier-Meister

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    Yes, and sometimes signing up to a list is how you end up increasing spam...I ignore those too!
     
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  16. Archangelmm

    Archangelmm Squier-Meister Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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