Skype survey - Is it a scam?

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Skype survey - Is it a scam?

I received an e-mail today announcing a Skype survey with a link and a chance to win a $1,000 Amazon gift card.  There is no mention of a survey here on the Skype website.  Is this a phishing scam?  E-mail header is below:

 

from: Skype surveys5@skype.net

sender-time: Sent at 2:38 PM (GMT-08:00). Current time there: 6:28 PM. ?
to: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
date: Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM

subject: Help us improve Skype and get a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to Amazon.com
mailed-by: skype.net

fancyflyer
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I also received an email today that said I was randomly selected for account verification and then it instructed me to click on a link that would ask me a series of "identity verification questions". It looked very authentic but sounded suspicious. There was also a typo in the text which makes me believe even more that this is a scam....does anyone know for sure?

 

 

 

skybunny
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skybunny wrote:

I also received an email today that said I was randomly selected for account verification and then it instructed me to click on a link that would ask me a series of "identity verification questions". It looked very authentic but sounded suspicious. There was also a typo in the text which makes me believe even more that this is a scam....does anyone know for sure?

 

 

 



not sure about the "survey" type email, but this "verification" type email is a certain scam.  Please send a report to abuse@skype.net.

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