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Potentually "Iffy"/Questionable Email from Orico

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I got an email a little yesterday that contained the following;

Originating email address;
张卫 <dan@orico.cc>

Header;
Looking for cooperation marketing on Techpowerup

Message;
Hi,
This is Dan from ORICO marketing DP.ORICO is a national innovative high-tech enterprise, focusing on USB data transmission and USB charging technology.

We are looking for members on Techpowerup that are likely to do product review. For product review, we can send free samples to do real product test. If you are instered in this, please reply to me for more details.


Thanks for your time. Looking forward to your reply.


Best Regards,
Dan
End Message

Not sure if this is a problem or not. Thought it might be wise to bring it to everyone's attention and see if there are any shenanigans going on.
I'm a little concerned that it was a direct email..

Brought this to W1zzard's attention but he's a busy guy.

Anyone else get this email?

Edit by W1zzard: Please post here if you also got this email so we can assess the extent of this. (putting it in first post so more people notice it)
 
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seems legit. Orico is a well known mfgr for enclosures and gadgets.
Also the fact that he is not fishing on anyone but directly approached you per techpowerup.
Google his email address, answer and see if it bounces back.
I received many iffy mail, this does not seem like one of them per the theme. Also no links to click in the email , right?
 
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I received that as well, sent an email to wizzard and i'm waiting for an answer.
 

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Brought this to W1zzard's attention but he's a busy guy.
Been discussed a bit on the mod lounge. Seems to be only sent to those who use gmail addresses tied to TPU, but I use gmail and got no email :(

Dudes way of reaching out..... somewhat shady
email used.... legit
free gear offered.... Might be an Amazon review request. Typical of many companies these days.
 
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I got nothing but I don't use gmail. That's odd he is only hitting gmail users.
 
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I got nothing, I just checked gmail.
 
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Orico is a well known mfgr for enclosures and gadgets.
True
Also the fact that he is not fishing on anyone but directly approached you per techpowerup.
Right, it doesn't seem like a typical phishing attack.
Also no links to click in the email , right?
Right.
Might be an Amazon review request. Typical of many companies these days.
Had thought about that. But the fact that the message both came direct to my gmail and referenced TPU made me wonder if is was a joint marketing thing, but also a possible attack on TPU[data breach]. Either way, W1zzard needed to be aware of it, just in case.

I got nothing but I don't use gmail. That's odd he is only hitting gmail users.
Might have went to other email providers but may have been flagged as spam? Maybe Gmail hasn't flagged them as spam because they're a legit company?
 

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Had thought about that. But the fact that the message both came direct to my gmail and referenced TPU made me wonder if is was a joint marketing thing, but also a possible attack on TPU. Either way, W1zzard needed to be aware of it, just in case.
The message says it is looking for TPU members to do a review. It never said on TPU ;)
We are looking for members on Techpowerup that are likely to do product review. For product review, we can send free samples to do real product test. If you are instered in this, please reply to me for more details.
To me its like the ICD thing, but rather than make an ass of themselves starting a thread, they have opted to go another route.
 
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To me its like the ICD thing
Thinking I missed something...
but rather than make an ass of themselves starting a thread, they have opted to go another route.
That would imply that they might have got access to our direct email addresses. Then again, mine is easy to figure out as my TPU user name is the same as my gmail user name. How about everyone else? Same names as your email?
 
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@lexluthermiester I started a conversation with W1zzard and a couple of mods regarding this email last night. I got the same email.

EDIT yes my user name is same as email maybe TMI there but idc
 
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I might be missing the finer nuance of discussion but if a few people have had unsolicited emails, linked to TPU, that implies a hack on TPU? Unless TPU is sharing our data with 3rd parties against our consent (hello GDPR).
 
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Got one this morning as well. Seems legit, though I did not know that it was a mass-mailing thing... Thought I was super-special, now my heart is broken... :cry:
 
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@the54thvoid not so much as hack as socially engineered emails, take a list of usernames from any given web forum and add @gmail.com behind them and see how many people if any respond. I responded back along the lines of thanks but no thanks, but if you are interested in a user base for reviews. Start a tpu forum acct and contact W1zz from there.

@silentbogo you are "super-special" j/k hahahaha
 
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Guy just used a username@gmail thing to get this done. Explains why I did not get the email as it is not my username ;) TPU was not hacked.

Sorry @lexluthermiester ICD = IC Diamond....huge thread somewhere here.
 
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@lexluthermiester I started a conversation with W1zzard and a couple of mods regarding this email last night. I got the same email.

EDIT yes my user name is same as email maybe TMI there but idc
Confirm, i mainly use the same nickname all over the internet, created it in highschool, still using it. My gmail account was created at time when gmail was available only by invitation from someone who already has it :cool:
 
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Been discussed a bit on the mod lounge. Seems to be only sent to those who use gmail addresses tied to TPU, but I use gmail and got no email :(

Dudes way of reaching out..... somewhat shady
email used.... legit
free gear offered.... Might be an Amazon review request. Typical of many companies these days.
Quality of English and spelling: questionable. Several errors - in two lines of text.

My bullshit sensor says bingo
 
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Sorry @lexluthermiester ICD = IC Diamond....huge thread somewhere here.
Found it. Wow that was a bit of drama! You kinda got messed over, though it's good that they replaced your cooler. I remember that nonsense and that stuff was in fact scratching dies. I saw more than a few of them. How much actual damage it was doing was open for debate, but there is no doubt it was happening.

Perhaps this "Dan" guy is aware of those or similar troubles and wants to be careful?

Quality of English and spelling: questionable. Several errors.

My bullshit sensor says bingo
Maybe. Think about it though. It's kinda hard to reach out to the public without seeming like a gimmick or scam.
 

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Found it. Wow that was a bit of drama! You kinda got messed over, though it's good that they replaced your cooler. I remember that nonsense and that stuff was in fact scratching dies. I saw more than a few of them. How much actual damage it was doing was open for debate, but there is no doubt it was happening.

Perhaps this "Dan" guy is aware of those or similar troubles and wants to be careful?


Maybe. Think about it though. It's kinda hard to reach out to the public without seeming like a gimmick or scam.
Best thread since TPU began at the time!
 
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So I wasn't the only one that got that email. The quality of the english, and spelling errors resulted in me deleting it.
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I might be missing the finer nuance of discussion but if a few people have had unsolicited emails, linked to TPU, that implies a hack on TPU? Unless TPU is sharing our data with 3rd parties against our consent (hello GDPR).
we're not sharing your data. right now it looks like they simply emailed forumusername@gmail.com, hoping some emails get through
 
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After the direction this discussion has taken, I decided to reach out to him and invite him to join in and offer more info.
 

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Originating email address;
张卫 <dan@orico.cc>
:) Hi Dan
sorry for not getting back to you sooner
Unfortunately your Email Has placed me on the NSA Watch list and any product that you might have had me Review would have attracted the 25% Import Tarriff.
Sorry for the Bad news
 

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Quality of English and spelling: questionable. Several errors - in two lines of text.

My bullshit sensor says bingo
English is not everyone's first language. I remember seeing news releases from Thermaltake & other Chinese companies on TPU release rather funny news releases because something gets lost in translation (chinese language is back to front) but that doesnt mean that they are dodgy....

When you go to holiday in a foreign country where the native language isnt english. do you automatically label everyone there as dodgy because they cant speak english or dont english good? Dont be so ignorant.
 
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