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PDF 2012 Reader/Writer/Converter

Oct 28, 2011 1:42 AM

Hi, I am getting emails, supposedly from Adobe, offering me a free download of PDF2012 Reader/Writer/Converter (because of my previous custom!). I can't find anything about this product on the Adobe website; Does anyone know if it is a phishing con? jimcfeb

 
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    Oct 28, 2011 2:56 AM   in reply to jimcfeb

    Definitely a phishing scam. See our Acrobat Family product matrix - http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/matrix.html .

     
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    Dec 11, 2011 7:29 PM   in reply to jimcfeb

    I have received the same type mail. I am also awaiting a reply.

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:12 AM   in reply to jimcfeb

    1-2-2012  I just got an email asking me to upgrade to Acrobat Reader/Writer 2012.

    Email was from Adobe Acrobat Reader

    I am assuming this is also a scam.

     

    Bill

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:51 AM   in reply to jimcfeb

    Got one today too.

     

    Not sure how this could be a phishing scam: the links go to a subdomain of ticketmaster.com, and don't seem to be asking for any sensitive info.  If the links point to pages with malicious payload - congrats to hackers for infecting ticketmaster.com:

     

    [Edited by forum host - malicious links removed]

     

    Adobe apparently warned people of a phishing scam in 2010, but this doesn't look like phishing - more like malicious payload (worm) attack.

     
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    Feb 23, 2012 12:28 AM   in reply to Alex Gerulaitis

    I just recieved the same email, good think I scrolled over the sender to see the email address. I thought it was pretty suspicious..

     
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    Feb 26, 2012 10:59 AM   in reply to jimcfeb

    Email scams preporting to link to new versions of Adobe Reader are very common, and often get the product names wrong (there's no such thing as "Acrobat Reader" and certainly no 2012 edition). You should never follow the links in these emails, nor open any attachments.

     

    Adobe Reader is available from the Adobe.com website, and other official sites (such as CNET) will link you directly to the Adobe.com server even though they list the software on their index. You should never download and install Adobe software from any other website.

     
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    Mar 11, 2012 2:44 PM   in reply to Dave Merchant

    In small text at the bottom of the email's linked web page:

     

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    Mar 16, 2012 11:45 AM   in reply to jimcfeb

    Definitely a scam, I would think Adobe would be all over these guys for using their logo, etc - and promoting a product that doesn't exist. Not to mention what bad things would happen should anyone download and try to install it!

     
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