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    Survey scam?

    When I opened QB, I got a message saying I was selected to complete a survey, and would be eligible for a promo item if I did.

    After completing the survey it took me to a site and it said that I could select one item and just pay shipping. So I selected, and then in the small print at the checkout it said it was a free trial and I'd be billed the full retail price in 15 days after the trial was over.

    I'm hoping this is a scam and not something QB is promoting.
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    I don't know about this one, but tax scams are alive and well. We received a message from the Treasury Dept. (!) saying we had failed to file all our income. She (lady's voice) said they will take all our wages and bank accounts if we don't respond immediately to a certain number to get someone to help us out of this situation! Needless to say, I found this humorous and certainly did not respond. The IRS does not call people. They send correspondence in the mail, if needed. Besides, how does some stranger determine we have not reported all income? We did file everything. Baloney!!!

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    I received an email with a survey for a weekly newsletter. Now I wonder if it was indeed from QB.

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    I received that email too, but my computer would not let me open the survey. Interesting....

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    Scams are so alive and well. I got a phone call recently, asked for me by name, said he was calling to finalize my Work Comp claim with the City of San Diego. Well, that was very interesting for several reasons. I did handle Work Comp claims for over 30 years but I never worked for the City of San Diego. So I asked what injury were they referring to? (I have not filed any W/C claim.) It was so amusing to me that I kept asking the guy questions. and with each answer it got funnier and funnier, so I was laughing and he said he would cancel my claim if I didn't settle it right now. Finally I told him he made several errors - #1 being I never worked for the City of San Diego. Then he asked if I had never filed the claim how did he know my name and phone number - told him I had no idea because the phone number was less that 60 days old and he said I put it on the claim form over a year ago. I wanted to tell him that you can't settle a W/C injury in CA without the approval of a Judge but I didn't want to give him any credible information to use in future scams.
    I think he called back the next day because my DH answered the phone and someone asked for me using the wrong middle name and said he had talked with me before. My DH said he must have the wrong # because there was no one here with that name. The guy got rather inisistent and I hear my DH say, "I have been married to the woman in the house for over 45 years, I know what her name is and it isn't that." He then hung up and we had a good laugh.
    We did change our phone land line about 2 months ago - we have not given it to anyone except family in case of an emergency. So when the phone rings we are 99% sure it's not something we need to answer.

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    I got a new scam...Amazon Prime.....telling me 77.00 and some odd cents had been charged to my account, if I did not charge that amount to my account, call them and they would resolve the problem. I did check with Amazon Prime. New scam wanting verify my CC number. Amazon is aware of the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    When I opened QB, I got a message saying I was selected to complete a survey, and would be eligible for a promo item if I did.
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    I'm hoping this is a scam and not something QB is promoting.
    I got one that said it was from "QuiltingBoard < newsletter @ threadloom-newsletter . com >" (I had to put spaces in so would show between "<" and ">"
    and it had two links to a survey in it, but did not say anything about a promo item.

    I also noticed that it had at the end -
    "[Message clipped] View entire message"

    When I viewed the entire message it appears the default is to subscribe to the newsletter. With as much trouble as they have had with "Daily Digest" I wonder if they are trying something else???????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    I received an email with a survey for a weekly newsletter. Now I wonder if it was indeed from QB.
    I got an email survey too, but couldn't open it to take it because I needed a Google account to "sign in". I don't have a Google account, nor want one, so forget it.
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    I had one a couple of weeks ago from Amazon.ca telling me that my order of 9 packages of M&M's had shipped to a person and address in Alberta and that my credit card would now be charged for $60+ . And of course the usual link to click on if I had an issues with this.

    In a different window I went onto Amazon and checked my order status and of course found no such order. I thought the scammers using such a ridiculous item and cost was quite a clever bait.
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    It's happened several time that I tried to open a cute site, of cats or babies, and then the Alert in Red comes up saying you need to call this number right away. I found out that if that happens, you can press ctrl, alt and Delete at the same time and it will go away. If it doesn't, pull the plug. Waite for a minute or two and re-plug the machine. Then it is always gone. Never call that number.
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    i am going to relay all of this to my POC at the parent company.
    i hope i am correct in believing that all those surveys did not originate within ads approved for display through the QB.
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    the email from threadloom is approved and sent on behalf of the QB.
    they are, indeed, trying a new method and format which - if successful - will replace the old digest emails.
    the survey associated to this is to evaluate your reactions to it and to "teach" the selection algorithm to eventually select those posts most likely to appeal to the widest "slice of the subscriber pie."
    as is the case with virtually all things of this type, the default will be to subscribe.
    if it doesn't interest you, simply make sure to clear that so you don't accidentally subscribe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    i am going to relay all of this to my POC at the parent company.
    i hope i am correct in believing that all those surveys did not originate within ads approved for display through the QB.
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    the email from threadloom is approved and sent on behalf of the QB.
    they are, indeed, trying a new method and format which - if successful - will replace the old digest emails.
    the survey associated to this is to evaluate your reactions to it and to "teach" the selection algorithm to eventually select those posts most likely to appeal to the widest "slice of the subscriber pie."
    as is the case with virtually all things of this type, the default will be to subscribe.
    if it doesn't interest you, simply make sure to clear that so you don't accidentally subscribe.
    thanks for this explanation, Patrice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    i am going to relay all of this to my POC at the parent company.
    i hope i am correct in believing that all those surveys did not originate within ads approved for display through the QB.
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    the email from threadloom is approved and sent on behalf of the QB.
    they are, indeed, trying a new method and format which - if successful - will replace the old digest emails.
    the survey associated to this is to evaluate your reactions to it and to "teach" the selection algorithm to eventually select those posts most likely to appeal to the widest "slice of the subscriber pie."
    as is the case with virtually all things of this type, the default will be to subscribe.
    if it doesn't interest you, simply make sure to clear that so you don't accidentally subscribe.
    That was the one I received too, but to do the survey I needed to sign into a Google account. I thought that was odd.
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    All of this is such a sad commentary on society. In case we don't think it works just look at last week's news. The FBI broke up a ring that had bilked Medicare out of 1.4 billion dollars in a kick back operation scamming seniors for medical braces etc. I can't tell you how many times I got that call. We never respond to any phone marketeers for any reason. My husbands response is to lay the phone down and let them chatter until they realized that no one is on the other end and hang up.

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    Thank you for the update Patrice.

    I received the survey in my email. No need to log-in but I have a g account so it may have defaulted. It contained no ads for products either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    I got an email survey too, but couldn't open it to take it because I needed a Google account to "sign in". I don't have a Google account, nor want one, so forget it.
    I was the same. I was going to take the survey but when it sent me to the google log in, I just closed the window. I don't want a google account.
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    I always follow Nancy Reagan's advice: "Just say no!" to surveys. There are too many scams and the bad people behind them are extremely clever. I always wonder about the good they could do in the world if they changed their evil ways.
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    We ignore surveys, let the phone go to voice recorder, delete if sales/scam call, make sure our numbers are up to date with the Do Not Call registry, delete and block scamming intrusive emails, block all sales calls on our cells with the free ATT app.....it has reduce a lot of nuisance people....but some still get through. I thought Washington was going to do something about this. All of the phone providers are not interest, since somewhere along the way, they make money.

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    I received that too. I did not do the survey, because I too did not want to sign in to google. Scrolling to the bottom, I had the choice to offer feedback or unsubscribe. I offered my feedback.

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    this is the preliminary information i received from my POC:

    "The popup they describe should be ignored and not filled out. I'm assuming they are getting this via mobile or pad browsing.

    These are hard to identify and remove but I'll do my best to try to re-create and report to our ad team.


    The threadloom survey should not be requiring users to have a google account. I'll talk to [her] and have her adjust the permissions for the survey."
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