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Thread: Virus? Related to quilting survey

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    Super Member Maureen NJ's Avatar
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    Virus? Related to quilting survey

    I received an email today from mind fire comm and it is a quilting survey. They even have a link at the bottom where if I want to unsubscribe, I could click on it(which I did not click on). This sounds like a virus. Anybody else get anything like this?

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    No, I have not heard of it, but I am sure glad that you have given us a heads up on this.
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    I don't think it's a virus. Probably a paid marketing survey. I Googled Mind Fire Comm and it looks like it's MindFire Communication, which seems to be a legitimate advertising/marketing business. My bet is some quilting-related online business sold your email address.

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    it would definitely go into Spam, regardless. without clicking on any links.

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    when you hover over the link, look on the bottom left of your screen - does the address match where it is supposed to be going?

    I don't take surveys anyway unless they are paying me for it!!

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    I deleted it.

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    I filled it out.
    Looks like a survey for quilting machines. Long arm type.
    Also about magazines.

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    I got one too, deleted it.

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    I received one and immediately sent it to SPAM.
    All my grand-children have paws.

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    I got one too. I googled MindFirecomm and came up with Mindfire Communications.
    I emailed Lynn Manternach, President of MindFire and the lady who's email address was used for it and asked.

    She said "Your email came from a database of people who signed up to receive email notifications from APQS"

    I'm guessing that everyone who got one of these emails either signed up on APQS' blog or entered their giveaway
    I think it could have been branded better so that we wouldn't have thought it was spam.

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    Delete it! If in doubt, delete. I don't do surveys and I received the same email. I deleted mine!

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    I got that email, googled the company, I put it as SPAM and out it went. I don't appreciate those unsolicited "surveys" by advertising people. It is annoying enough to try to find quilting articles in magazines that are 80 percent ads. I am a curmudgeon in my old age.
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