Potential scam ?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2020

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I got a post show up on my Facebook that takes you to this site :

 

https://www.helios-market.com/products/adobe-cc-business-account-1-year-subscription-key

 

is this accurate ? 
seemed a bit to LOW in the price to be real .

 

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Explorer , Mar 23, 2020
Digital-Mirrors Explorer , Mar 23, 2020
I confirmed with Adobe that it's a scam they said they'd look into it. Adobe is expensive and it's not the easiest time to work in the gig economy. When people are desparate, they can make stupid decisions... I hope not too many fall for this.  

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Participant ,
Mar 22, 2020

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Hey, I've just seen this too, it's through a shop called Helios Market, which is selling some other dubious looking items on its shopify website.  As you say seems a bit too good to be true! £107.30 for the whole year instead of  £50 a month!

 

Any one from Adobe feeling like weighing in?

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Mar 22, 2020

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Resellers cannot offer a better deal than Adobe. Must be a scam. A particularly nasty scam is companies who use stolen credit card details to buy a license for you. Soon, the credit card holder will notice, report it, and at best you lose your subscription. Worse possibilities include s police visit about “your” purchase with a stolen card...also of course they now have your card for the next batch. 

Warning, scammers may contact you privately pretending to be Adobe staff. Adobe will never send you a private message asking you to email an account that isn't @adobe.com, or use Skype. Adobe never ask you for their password. These scammers want your Adobe info, credit cards, your money and control of your computer, please take care.

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Explorer ,
Mar 23, 2020

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I confirmed with Adobe that it's a scam they said they'd look into it. Adobe is expensive and it's not the easiest time to work in the gig economy. When people are desparate, they can make stupid decisions... I hope not too many fall for this.

 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
May 20, 2020

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As TSN noted above, you are not going to find a cheaper price for the legitimate product than going to Adobe direct... and there are plenty of scams and counterfeits out there.

 

In general, trying to find/buy software like that from websites you've never heard of (or from random sellers on eBay) is fraught with risk.

 

Here, as in other aspects of life, if something sounds too good to be true, well... 

 

So kudos to you for double-checking.

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May 20, 2020

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Thats what I figured! 

I wanted to give people the heads up as some might believe its Real and actually buy it only to get screwed in the end

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