I wanted to share my recent situation with MetaMask Customer support. I thought that I had a problem with my ETH wallet as there was a notation when I accessed the account that I did not understand.
I am well past retirement age and often have trouble figuring things out on my own. I tried to Goggle the issue and was directed to Reddit. There was a lot of “advise” on MetaMask and a lot of complaints about customer service.
One commenter on Reddit said that MetaMask’s customer support could be accessed by e-mail and gave an e-mail address to contact. So I did. Within a matter of minutes I received a reply and a “link” saying to click on it and then they would access my account and resolve my issue.
Even at my age, I didn’t think that sounded like a good idea. So I didn’t click the link.
I kept looking around on Reddit and then found metamask.io. I went to this site and started looking around to see if there was any information to help explain the problem that I thought I had. But there wasn’t or I couldn’t find it.
Finally I found where you could submit a “ticket” or something for support. The process was easy except that I didn’t understand the various things you were supposed to check on your ticket, so I just “guessed” at what my answers should be. Then I clicked “submit”.
I figured that I would have to wait days for a response. The folks on Reddit said that MetaMask won’t write you back and that you should use a variety of other e-mail addresses to get support.
But, within about an hour (I think) I got an e-mail from Allen in Customer Support. He asked some questions so that he could better understand my problem. I told him about the other Reddit e-mail and he immediately wrote back and said don’t click the link and it was a scam.
Throughout yesterday, Allen kept in contact with me and asked different questions to better understand my problem.
In the meantime yesterday, someone else wrote on this site about an e-mail address they learned about and whether it was a scam. I replied that I had received the same e-mail and was told it was a scam. Sadly, a third individual used that Reddit e-mail address and lost some of their ETH.
Anyways, the point of this long winded note is that Allen at Customer Support absolutely worked with me, helped me and we got the matter resolved. Because of my ignorance on certain computer things, he took the time to send me information on how to submit the information he needed.
Allen behaved as if he really wanted to help me and that I was a real person needing help and not just someone too lazy to figure out their own problem. Allen provided customer support in a manner that showed his expertise and an understanding of what customer support really means.
So I am saying “thank you” to Allen and I am glad that I found this site. Also, don’t fall for scams on Reddit and believe for one minute that MetaMask won’t respond or help you. Allen proved all of that incorrect.