Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

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Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by friar1610 » Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 pm

Has anyone else received an email from "Vanguard Flagship Services" inviting them to join the Vanguard Steering Community"? I did, completed the linked survey and then got cold feet about some of the contact information they were asking for. Can't be too careful about scams these days. Comments from other BHs?
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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by Cardinalsfan » Thu May 03, 2018 12:46 pm

Got same email and wondering same

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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by denovo » Thu May 03, 2018 12:47 pm

Call.
"Don't trust everything you read on the Internet"- Abraham Lincoln

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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by Steelersfan » Thu May 03, 2018 1:44 pm

I have not gotten one.

Maybe they were afraid I'd steer them in the wrong direction.

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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by onourway » Thu May 03, 2018 1:47 pm

I have been taking these surveys regularly for a little while now. Highly confident it's legit.

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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by jhfenton » Thu May 03, 2018 1:58 pm

It is legit. After verifying its legitimacy, I registered on the website -- www.steeringcommunity.vanguard -- and I have answered a few general surveys. They haven't asked for any sensitive information. (It uses the new .vanguard TLD, so that should give you some comfort.)

So far, I've earned a whole $5 gift card on Amazon, so I'm clearing not doing it for the money, more for the opportunity to influence Vanguard to the extent possible.

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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by onourway » Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 pm

Another point that it's legit is that I've already seen one notice Vanguard sent out discussed here on this site. It was clear that notice was shaped by the feedback they received from the Steering Community.

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Re: Vanguard Steering Community - legit or scam?

Post by gamboolman » Sat May 19, 2018 12:55 am

Thanks OP for posting this.

We were scared we had fell for a scam... As we got the same email and clicked all the links. But too late wondered if it was real.

Changed our VG Account Name, PW's, Challenge Questions, etc. Which is a good idea to do.

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