Adobe, please provide a safer way for your customers to contact you other than by forum; the scamming issue is getting out of control and is putting your customers at risk.
Scammer alert: Adobe_Erica_Ratiner messaged me as an “Adobe Team Member” telling me to email Adobecare@mail2expert.com and that they would help me with my problem. I emailed them and they are asking for my login information and said they will provide me with CS6 since my current software will not work. I then realized other people have been approached by these scammers asking for payment for the CS6 version.
"Adobe, please provide a safer way for your customers to contact you other than by forum...
This is a public user-to-user forum. If you want to reach Adobe Customer Care, go to online chat or pick up the phone during normal business hours.
Scanners will always be a problem on public forums. So please be careful who you interact with and don't give out your e-mail to anyone pretending to be Adobe. That's not how Adobe does business.
For anyone else reading this
Never post private information on a public forum... including your actual email address or phone number
Scammers try to steal serial numbers and other private information by posing as Adobe employees... Never give your private information to someone who contacts you via PM (Private Message) with an email of
"whatever" @ "anything other than adobe.com"
since this is a FAKE support person
Also, Adobe does not use Skype... if someone asks you to talk to them via Skype to "help" you, immediately report their Adobe ID in https://community.adobe.com/t5/Spam-Reports/bd-p/spam-reports so the person may be banned from the forums
This user has been banned. Thank you Roblie and John.
The scammer with that user name has been banned and will now create a new Adobe ID and continue spamming.
"This is a public user-to-user forum. If you want to reach Adobe Customer Care, go to online chat or pick up the phone during normal business hours. https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html"
I do not see a phone number or online chat option at the link you provided, I have looked multiple times, am I missing something?
I would love to contact Adobe directly which is what I was searching for in the first place, but I am not finding any such contact information.
"I do not see a phone number or online chat option at the link you provided"
The chat icon is in the lower right. Type "agent" to get a human.
Or do a Google search for Contact Adobe. Phone #s & hours vary by region.
I find the use of a mysterious icon, with no text beside it, in a remote corner of the screen, is an extraordinary design. I wouldn't have guessed. The web designers may need more research in the different ways people perceive information.
Support for my statement that this design is extraordinary, if not unusual. "Mystery meat navigation (also known as MMN) is a disparaging term coined in 1998 by Vincent Flanders, author and designer of the website Web Pages That Suck, to describe a web page where the destination of the link is not visible until the user points their cursor at it. Such interfaces lack a user-centered design, emphasizing aesthetic appearance, white space, and the concealment of relevant information over basic practicality and functionality." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_meat_navigation