Is this a Craigslist scam?
June 3, 2011 4:42 AM Subscribe
Criagslist Focus Group: Is this a scam?
posted by modoriculous to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
I called these people yesterday, it kind of seemed legit. When she answered she asked me to call her back at another number in 30 seconds which was kind of weird but I think she was just arriving back at her office.
She asked for my address for where to send the check and I gave it to her. By the end of the conversation though I chickened out and told her I actually couldn't get out of work. I think I did this though because I'm generally wary of Craigslist and felt it wasn't worth it. She seemed nice and everything. Although, it's a remote focus group over the computer and phone and they specifically wanted people only from Boston so I'm not sure if that's weird or normal for focus groups.
Here's the ad:
We are conducting a series of online market research studies for residents of SUFFOLK COUNTY between the ages of 21-80 yrs old. You must have a computer & telephone to participate.
The sessions take place on EITHER Mon, June 13th or Tues, June 14th from 1-5pm ET. You must be in a quiet, distraction-free environment and have a valid MASS ID. The discussion involves various economic, legal, & social issues pertaining to the Boston area. You are paid for your time & opinions. No sales attempt is made due to participation -- strictly market research. LIKE DOING JURY DUTY --- BUT PAYS ALOT BETTER !
Spaces are limited. Please send Amy, Research Coordinator the following: NAME, AGE, JOB TITLE. HOME/WORK/CELL PHONE. Our office will contact you shortly for registration.
Checks for $125 are mailled 10 days after the study. You must have SUFFOLK CTY ID to qualify.