I received an invite to Contour Advisors. Email purported to be from Ascensia and aimed at opinions on BGM. Anybody know whether Contour Advisors is a legitimate or just a scam?
I received the same email. I, too, was unsure if it was legit, when I clicked on the link, it asked for a lot of info, so I just deleted it. Hope it wasn’t a virus!
Did the e-mail source address look legitimate? Spam addresses are usually collections of nearly random-looking letters.
It looks more like a scan than legit, though I wouldn’t know what the nature of the scam is. There is a “ContourAdvisors” web site, but it is extremely bare bones. At the very least I expect a web site to have some sort of “About” section which contains information which can be sanity checked.
I did not see that for this. There is a somewhat lengthy MS Word “Terms & Conditions” document, but aside from that nothing but the sign in fields.
My feeling is that even if this is legit, it’s not worth wasting time on.
The source email address didn’t have random characters. The website John describes matches to what I found. The questionaire asked for year of birth, but not the full date. If it were a scam/pishing/identity theft attempt, it would likely ask for full birth date.
Contour advisors is a real thing. It is the company that manufacturers the test strips. They ask questions in a survey format about 5-7 times per year. I have been a member for 3 years.