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Mumsnet insight - email to update details

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JenniMoo Mon 22-Jun-15 20:44:03

I'm on the survey panel and had an email to check my details. I clicked through and it went to a non-MN domain. Has everyone had this email? Is it genuine? I don't really won't to add details to the page if it's a phishing email, but if it is they've already got a lot of info on me, so I guess it's genuine...

DarkEvilMoon Mon 22-Jun-15 20:50:10

Don't assume, people can collect a lot of details fairly easily, try reporting your post to bring it to HQ's attention quicker. Hopefully they will be able to give you a definitive answer quickly

hospitalworry Mon 22-Jun-15 20:51:16

I got it too
Interested too?

RumAppleGinger Mon 22-Jun-15 20:53:20

I'm on the panel but haven't received anything. I would be wary too.

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Mon 22-Jun-15 20:53:27

I got it as well. It seemed a bit odd to me too.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Jun-15 20:56:13

I'd welcome a view from MN. Unfortunately, once a site gets large the phishers become interested so a Yay or Nay would be useful.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Jun-15 20:56:20

Watching, I also got the email.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Jun-15 20:57:22

I've reported the thread to mn to hopefully get an answer.

missorinoco Mon 22-Jun-15 20:59:56

Bollox. I thought this was genuine. Please let us know if not MN.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Jun-15 21:01:11

It might well be, miss - but it would only be a matter of time before they swooped anyway.

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Mon 22-Jun-15 21:02:13

It's worrying if it's fake - the link contains an old mn nickname, my real name and children's birth dates which suggests that mn has been hacked. Update please MNHQ!

cathcustard Mon 22-Jun-15 21:03:18

Bugger, I've updated mine. Is it fake?

cozietoesie Mon 22-Jun-15 21:07:00

It might not be - stay cool until MNHQ get back.

cozietoesie Mon 22-Jun-15 21:07:37

As long as none of you have given out cc details, you're OK at the moment.

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Mon 22-Jun-15 21:10:15

Yes but if the site has been hacked someone has my email, name, address, children's dobs and my local mn nickname. Which is slightly worrying...

sliceofsoup Mon 22-Jun-15 21:10:35

marking place to see MNHQs response. I have updated mine. confused

AssembleTheMinions Mon 22-Jun-15 21:10:37

Oh no! I completed it. gullible

CoffeeTwo Mon 22-Jun-15 21:11:20

Shit I filled it out too

toothlessoldhag Mon 22-Jun-15 21:12:40

I got it too. I haven't clicked. Awaiting response from MNHQ.

EeyoresTail Mon 22-Jun-15 21:12:47

Oops, me too.
Please comment soon MNHQ sad

cozietoesie Mon 22-Jun-15 21:12:59

All of that is straightforward, TheCold - and might well be quite authentic if MN have all that on you. Don't worry at the moment.

YetAnotherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Jun-15 21:13:05

Hang fire, everyone! Right now we nightshifters don't have a way of checking so NO ONE ANSWER ANYTHING. It might be completely legit as we do use third party sites like surveymonkey etc but givvus a sec to check it out?

DarkEvilMoon Mon 22-Jun-15 21:15:20

External sites have been used for surveys in the past, but it is sensible to check. If you have major concerns I would recommend reporting the thread/a post and giving them reasons in the report.
Hopefully HQ will be along shortly.

DarkEvilMoon Mon 22-Jun-15 21:16:56

Ah x-post. <leaves wine for the night shift for when they are done checking>

cozietoesie Mon 22-Jun-15 21:18:29

I think they'll need more than wine, Dark. grin

I keep asking for a gin smiley as well!

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