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Is ASUS WebStorage a real ASUS service?

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by XIII, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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    This might seem a stupid question (and maybe it is), but is ASUS WebStorage (on www.asuswebstorage.com) a real ASUS service?

    Today I received an offer (to backup 1 TB for $13.49/year instead of $99.99/year) on an email address that has been spam free, but I never heard of this service. The copyright mentions "ASUS Cloud Corporation" as the owner. The website of that company (www.asuscloud.com) is signed by Let's Encrypt.

    Is this a spammer, or did ASUS suddenly start sending commercial offers?

    I usually opt-out if offers are from a legit company, but if it's a spammer I just delete the mail (don't want to confirm my email address being used). So I can use some advise: which option is right in this case?
     
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  3. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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    Got another email today.

    What’s the verdict on this?
     
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    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    If you don't trust it, don't use it...

    Tencent is offering 10GB free - just need to keep your data in the China Cloud ;)
     
  5. kvic

    kvic Part of the Furniture

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    asuswebstorage dot com (as well as asuscloud dot com) looks like a ASUS company and has been in business since 2008..
     
  6. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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    Thanks. Did not know this. Guess it’s safe to hit the unsubscribe link then?
     
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    kvic Part of the Furniture

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    If you reside in Europe, ask ASUS companies with GDPR empowerment..how did they get your email address in the first place. LOL
     
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    XIII Very Senior Member

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    I now see that this cloud service/company is mentioned on the official ASUS website:

    https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1010043

    ASUS has my email address because I used it to register my devices via their VIP account on https://account.asus.com/

    According to 1Password I created an entry for that way before the GDPR became effective...
     
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    XIII Very Senior Member

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    The unsubscribe seems to confirm that they used my ASUS account:

    ASUS Cloud ID: <my email address; redacted> will no longer receive the latest news about WebStorage.
     
  10. kvic

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    I wonder after GDPR will it be lawful?
     
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