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Essential screwed up big time. First they sent me request for additional data. I told them to screw themselves and cancel my order.

https://twitter.com/Bogorad/status/902704991839719426

Then I started to get lots of mails from other customers, most with their personal data:

https://twitter.com/Bogorad/status/902706162092597248

And it's going strong!

going strong!
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30th August 2017, 03:14 AM |#2  
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Ya, NO one.. I mean NO ONE respond with any personal data. Dont even respond. I've started sharing this and telling people dont.
This is a phishing scam.
30th August 2017, 03:31 AM |#3  
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I also got a email. Asking for your passport is totally a false flag.

Essential screwed up. I created an email for this purchase yesterday, and that was the one abused. So Essential, you were accessed in the last 24 hours.

Glad I took my precautions.
30th August 2017, 04:16 PM |#4  
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You could have at least blurred out the email, phone number and other personal information before posting this out. Good job, you just aided in spreading personal information to others.
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It's been reported every where someone got into the essential email servers and started sending out these emails requesting bogus information. Probably some pissed off Samsung fan boy haha.
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Originally Posted by swagglepuff

It's been reported every where someone got into the essential email servers and started sending out these emails requesting bogus information. Probably some pissed off Samsung fan boy haha.

sources?
31st August 2017, 12:31 AM |#7  
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Originally Posted by stewa2jm

sources?

Android Central, a couple times it has come up one my Google now feed as a top story for me. Essential has tweeted they are aware and looking into it.
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