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I, too, saw the Craigslist ad and then went to the website to check them out. The first red flag to me was that nowhere on the website does it list where they are located. No info. on the contact page, about us page or anywhere else. There is no phone number on the website. They have a page for you to request an appointment. Request an appointment for where? They're placing these Craigslist ads all over the country but who knows where they actually are or if they even have a physical location. No legitimate business, let alone a medical business operates this way.
Gmail reports address won't allow mail to be delivered for an unknown reason and will try for 47 more hours before reporting back. This is the same result for previous attempts to reply to the ad in Craigslist. One may ask the same question as the reviewer above: what does the operation have to gain if it is not legitimate? I don't believe my attempt to contact them has in any way compromised my online security and that anyone is likely to suffer loss or harm if they can get no farther than a bounced email and a busy signal. What might be of concern is what happens to anyone who gets beyond their media firewall and is asked to provide personal information to unknown parties. Caveat emptor.
After coming across their Craigslist Ad and my interest being piqued I decided to try and reach out but discovered the multiple facts and irregularities about the Optinu Academy that lead me to believe it's all a sham, an intricate fraud set up to scam people. However, this then lead me to in my opinion the most interesting question of all: what are the scamming people for? I don't understand what they could possibly be gaining of value by advertising a false study which people cannot apply for or give any personal information other than an email address for. It undoubtedly appears to be a scam, except what for?
They're still posting - I live in the Atlanta area. I too sent email on their site, oops, no response, and sent email to their info email, and it came back undeliverable. FAKE FAKE FAKE
Victim Location 85007
Type of a scam Phishing
There is an ad on Craigslist (***) under Gigs/domestic that is titled : Seeking participants for paid vision study. It goes on to say that they are looking for people for a 2 phase program but just going in to get the exam will pay $300. There is a link to a website they call themselves Optinu Acadamy. When you go to the website it all looks very legit, They have alot of information and goes on to say they are looking for paid research people. The first flag is the ad on Craigslist has a very different pay then the website. There is an 800 number they tell you to call and even a message thing on their website so you can message them. I tried to use their message service but it comes up mailbox full please contact administrator. When you call the 800 number it rings once and goes to a busy signal. I have tried to call several times with the same result. I have sent them an email and that was probably a huge mistake. I think it is all some kind of scam and I hope you look into it soon before they scam to many people.
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