We have received a number of reports where some members of this community are posing as Adobe Employees by offering to help troubleshoot issues personally using technologies such as Skype as a means to gain access to your computer and potentially your personal information. All Adobe employees are required to have an orange ‘STAFF’ badge next to their user profile which can be seen if you mouse-over their profile picture.
Every user has a badge indicating their status:
Member: Normal users with no special memberships.
Adobe Employee: A verified member of staff.
Adobe Community Professional: An officially-recognized product expert who can speak on behalf of Adobe, but not an employee.
User Group Manager: The leader of an official Adobe User Group, again not an employee.
MVP: Forum moderators and experts selected by Adobe. MVPs may also be ACPs or UGMs, those affiliations are shown on their profile page.