Applied on Craigslist for a market research survey and got this email back. As soon as I saw he words Western Union, I was suspicious, Googled the name and found a few variations of this scam...
Sept. 9, 2011
1292 W 12700 S
Riverton UT 84065
We regret to inform you that the Craigslist focus group you signed up for filled up faster than we anticipated. However, we have another study holding this week that pays $300.
About Us: Lighthouse Research is a leading market research firm that helps corporate and not-for-profit organizations channel insights into more effective communication, stronger customer relationships, and new solutions for multi-faceted business challenges. Our company uses market research to measure the quality of service rendered or gather specific information about products and services that help organizations strengthen brand reputations, improve communication and enhance customer relationships.
Job Description & Responsibilities: Our company is currently conducting a survey on Western Union Agent Locations to help measure and improve effectiveness of the services offered to customers, this is as a result of complaints from some of Western Union repeat customers about the behavior and orderliness of most Western Union outlets.
The survey will require that you visit a Western Union Agent Location in your area and evaluate the services they render as a customer, you will thereafter give us feed back on your overall experience by filling out a simple questionnaire. Each survey takes a maximum of 30 minutes to complete and you will be paid $300 for every evaluation completed, No Sales Involved and this will not inconvenience your present occupation.
If you are interested in participating, please send us a reply with your information in the following order to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We'll get back to you after receiving this information to confirm your participation in the survey. Surveys fill up fast and participation is on a first come first serve basis.
Market Research Coordinator