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Santa Ana, CA, United States
2011-11-18 15:43:17
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Lighthouse Research Focus Group Western Union Transfer   
Daniel Clark
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Luckily, I didn\'t follow thru with this, but I applied for a market research survey thru craigslist and got this email back:
Lighthouse Research
1292 W 12700 S
Riverton UT 84065

Dear Applicant,

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 $200.

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.

We are 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 $200 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.

Full Names:
Contact Address:
Phone Number:
Email address:
Present occupation:

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.

Daniel Clark
Market Research Coordinator
(800) 606-5680

I replied and got this email back:

Good Morning,

This email confirms you have been selected as 1 of 3 agent for the Western Union Evaluation in your area on November 17, 2011. You are to visit and evaluate a Western Union outlet within your neighborhood to as a customer and give us feedback on your overall customer experience with them by completing a questionnaire.

Funds for the survey and your compensation of $200 will be delivered to you on the above date via Express mail and further instructions will be sent to you via email upon delivery of funds.

Respond ASAP to this email on your acceptance and willingness to carry out the survey with your Full Name, Mailing Address, City, state, Zip Code and Phone Number (PO Box Not accepted ) where the funds should be mailed to.

Thank you for choosing to participate and hope to hear from you today.

Daniel Clark
Market Research Coordinator
(800) 606-5680

Then I got instructions for what to do when a check arrived and got suspicious and looked online and saw people had been scammed thru this same ploy.

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