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MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:06

I thought I had signed up to product test some kids clothes based a a thread I replied to. I've had an email come through (not replied with any details) but DS has convinced me it's a scam eek! I've found the thread and it's been deleted - can anyone shed some light on this??? It was in Chat and called 'clothes testers required, keep the clothes for free.' I've got a feeling it was probably dodgy....

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AppaTheSixLeggedFlyingBison · 16/01/2024 16:09

Which brand was it? I have seen things like that before on here, though can't comment whether the exact one you clicked on is a scam or not

MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:12

Thanks @AppaTheSixLeggedFlyingBison it was for a coat brand

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MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:13

Canada Goose apparently (six can't edit above post)

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MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:13

Arrgh I meant soz not six

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Trib · 16/01/2024 16:15

What does the deletion message say and what domain is the email from?

But realistically it’s probably a scam if it was just a random non endorsed mumsnet thread, Canada goose is a hugely expensive brand, if they wanted to give away coats (unlikely) they’d of approached mnhq and done it officially not with a random now delete thread.

GanderingGoose · 16/01/2024 16:16

I'd imagine it was. Canada goose are a well established and really quite expensive brand. They don't need to give away random clothes for feedback and they aren't a British company so are unlikely to target a British parenting site.

titchy · 16/01/2024 16:17

MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:13

Canada Goose apparently (six can't edit above post)

You thought you could get Canada goose coats for freeConfused

Obvs that's a scam.

ChristmasinBurrRidge · 16/01/2024 16:17

I can't imagine a brand like Canada Goose would want to be associated with Mumsnet

Alwaysalwayscold · 16/01/2024 16:18

OP please do some research about internet safety and stop giving your information out, even your email address.

Canada goose coats retail for several hundreds of pounds (many over £1000) and if you really thought they were sending you clothes for free then you are not safe online.

Wordless · 16/01/2024 16:21

Spam, Advertising and Research are not allowed on normal Talk boards.

If you see any such thing you report it and move on. Don’t open whatever link is offered!

MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:23

Oh no, so embarrassing! I'm usually really switched on about potential scams.

The post just said product testers needed for kids aged 10-13, it didn't mention the brand, that info came from the email which asked to send measurements, then they would send coats and we would review. Also said coats not in store yet and we could keep them but not to sell until after Nov 2024. We were surprised that they would give coats to test tbh.

I don't get what they would gain from the measurement info though? The deletion message said 'deleted for breaking talk guidelines.'

What a wally I am!!!!

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MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:23

Lesson learned, thanks everyone!

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Trib · 16/01/2024 16:27

I don't get what they would gain from the measurement info though?
later down the scam they’d probably ask for postage cost payments or some other type of payment or the team viewer overpay you then refund scam.

if you’ve given them any other details, phone number for example and you’ve given email be wary as scams often increase when someone has responded to one, lists with active emails/phone numbers that have engaged in scams are often sold on. So be careful with various email type scams

FreeezePeach · 16/01/2024 16:30

MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:23

Lesson learned, thanks everyone!

Well it's not really a lesson learned is it?

I mean, if you think you've been scammed, why wouldn't you contact MNHQ or at the very least start a thread in Site Stuff?

You have a strange way of going about things that doesn't really point to being clued up I'm afraid.

MK19590 · 16/01/2024 16:31

Contact MNHQ and report to Action Fraud ASAP

MancCat88 · 16/01/2024 16:32

Thanks all, I have reported to MNHQ

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Fanniefarts · 16/01/2024 16:39

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is

Fireflymeme · 16/01/2024 16:46

Well that just kinda reinforces my thoughts on people who like CG tbh 😅

PipMumsnet · 16/01/2024 16:46

Hello everyone and thanks for posting this OP.

Just so you are aware any and all Mumsnet product tests/testers will be posted by MNHQ only - everything else would be spam and will ultimately be deleted.

If ever you are unsure, please then report it to us before clicking on anything. We are always happy to take a look and it is appreciated as we like to keep the boards free of those pesky spammers.

Best wishes,

JustFannyingAboot · 16/01/2024 16:58

If you have clicked on any links OP it is maybe worth checking for spyware etc and then change passwords to important things (and everything else) on another device.

AppaTheSixLeggedFlyingBison · 19/01/2024 11:41

Yeah the only ones I've seen before have been Uniqlo and posted by MNHQ itself.

You may want to do a virus check on your computer if you have clicked on any links.

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