Fake Pinecone Research Emails

In the past month at two different email addresses I’ve been hit with some incredible fake emails from Pinecone Research.  (Which of course are NOT from Pinecone Research.) The first complete with headers from the Pinecone Research website:

  http://pineconeresearch.com/Images/header.jpg

July 12, 2012

PineCone Research

250 East 5th St. 9th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202


Dear Sir/Madam,

You have been invited to participate in our Business Evaluation Survey !!!
$150 per survey

PineCone Research assigns over 150,000 in-store surveys each year and has provided
business evaluation services for over 15 years. It is free to sign up and we are
always looking for enthusiastic new panelists.
  
Through our business evaluation surveys, PineCone Research delivers an accurate
picture of the customer experience and services using on-profile people in real situations to report
on their interaction. Apply to join our panel and get paid to shop, enjoy leisure activities,
or have your say on customer service standards.
 
If you would like to be considered for assignments, kindly fill or reply with the requested application below;
 
 
Names:
Address Line 1: 
Address Line 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Home Phone Number
Cell / Mobile Phone Number:

Sincerely,

 
PineCone Research Panel
PineCone Research™ Copyright 2012© PineCone Research
 
 
 
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The information contained in this e-mail, and any attachment, is confidential and is intended solely  for the use of the
intended recipient. Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any attachment, or  any information contained therein,
by any other person is not authorized. If you are not the intended recipient please return the e-mail to the sender and
delete it from your computer.

The second an obvious fake: The sender was Pinecone Research but the email is for “Survey Savvy” Both had the subject lines:Business Evaluation Survey

 

You have been invited to participate in our Business Evaluation Survey !!!!
$150 per survey
 
Survey Savvy assigns over 150,000 in-store surveys each year and has provided business evaluation services for over 15 years. It is free to sign up and we are always looking for enthusiastic new shoppers.
 
Through our business evaluation surveys, Survey Savvy delivers an accurate picture of the customer experience, using on-profile people in real situations to report on their interaction. Apply to join our panel and get paid to shop, enjoy leisure activities, or have your say on customer service standards.
 
If you would like to be considered for assignments, please fill out the Application below:
 
=====================
Names:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Home Phone Number :
Mobile Phone Number:
=====================
 
 
Thank You,
 
 
Survey Savvy
Survey Savvy 2002-2011 – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
 
……………NOTICE………….
The information contained in this e-mail, and any attachment, is confidential and is intended solely for the use of the intended recipient. Access, copying or re-use of the e-mail or any attachment, or any information contained therein, by any other person is not authorized. If you are not the intended recipient please return the e-mail to the sender and delete it from your computer.
……………NOTICE………….
 

 You may ask how I know these are fake. Pinecone Research already has your information, they would never ask anything like this in email.  Pinecone Research would never offer that kind of money for a survey. Pinecone Research emails are signed by Karen Scott (the USA ones.)

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