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limeaide's avatar

Anyone else get the private survey question for a new Q&A site?

Asked by limeaide (1921points) September 16th, 2009

If so did it seem to be a phishing scam to anyone else? Why is it required I give my City,State and how I make my income?

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sandystrachan's avatar

Nope never got it , it could be a scam . Or it could be a special something for special people to get . If in doubt ask the builders , or throw it out

limeaide's avatar

@sandystrachan I deleted it 5 minutes ago, thinking it was a scam. I didn’t even think about keeping maybe I should have. I thought afterward maybe it would be good to expose to the community in case it was a scam.

sandystrachan's avatar

@limeaide Have you informed the gods at be about it , incase they dont have a clue . Maybe they can recycle the mail .

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

I did, I’ve ignored it.

JLeslie's avatar

Yes, I got it. Why do you think it is a scam? It was private messaged to me.

limeaide's avatar

@JLeslie like I said in my details of my question, why would they need to know the city, state and job title. Seems like a phishing scam to me.

@sandystrachan I haven’t notified them of this, in a round-a-bought way I didn’t want to narc on them if they were using fluther to jump start their own competitor site. But if it is a phishing scam then they should be notified.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

[Mod Says] What is the user ID of this spammer?

JLeslie's avatar

I trust the person who sent it to me, but maybe you mean it was falsely sent by that person? That someone used their name?

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Nope. I’ve not gotten it.

Aethelwine's avatar

I didn’t receive this private survey. I’m guessing this is a person from a previous site trying to start their own Q&A site and isn’t sending it to people that have been on Fluther for some time now, but only to people that are fairly new here. just a guess

limeaide's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Sorry, I deleted it before thinking about it. Maybe @Noel_S_Leitmotiv or @JLeslie would be able to give that to you.

@JLeslie I didn’t recognize the name but didn’t look at it very long either. Just my opinion but unless I know the person offline I wouldn’t 100% trust anyone. I guess maybe someone could earn my trust but it would take a substantial amount of time and interactions.

JLeslie's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic Your a Mod aren’t you? Crap, I thought mine was from Gailcalled, but that was my mistake it was JJ1981 Gail had a message below to me, and I compeletely screwed up. Now I am very suspicious too.

marinelife's avatar

I sent a copy of it to Andrew, but did not hear anything back.

CMaz's avatar

I got it too. Making me itchy.

dalepetrie's avatar

haven’t seen it, what praytell did it say?

limeaide's avatar

@dalepetrie That they were a group of entrepreneurs that were going to make their own Q&A site and I was just the kind of person they’d like to have on the new site. They asked that I take a survey that linked to a Google docs survey they created. I read the first 2 questions and thought it may be a phishing attempt. They asked what city and state do you live in and what is your job title. Why would anyone need to know that? I didn’t read anything else and deleted it.

JLeslie's avatar

But, I did answer it. So if it is a phishing attempt, what do I have to worry about? what should I do?

I still have the link, but are you all too afriad to even look at it for me?

sandystrachan's avatar

Could it not be a virus or something was attached with the link ?

limeaide's avatar

@JLeslie I’m not sure what you would do, or if you even have to worry. Did you give your full name and e-mail address in the last question and answer the first 2 questions? If so it seems as they they have a good amount of information about you. Don’t know what to tell you though.

limeaide's avatar

BTW – I put this in a separate answer in case a mod wanted to delete but here is the link they sent me (I wouldn’t fill out):

@sandystrachan I’m not aware of any viruses being about to be propagated from google docs but that doesn’t mean it’s not so. I haven’t been infected as far as I know.

SpatzieLover's avatar

I got a PM & ignored it.

JLeslie's avatar

@limeaide I didn’t answer any of the questions at the end. that contained name and address.

limeaide's avatar

@JLeslie that’s good. Like I said I have no idea what this was or wasn’t I just wanted to notify folks.

JLeslie's avatar

@limeaide I’m glad you posted the question :) maybe we will get an answer when the mods follow up.

ragingloli's avatar

didn’t get anything no

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