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Fast Track Research - is this a scam?

natevines 1,045 153 April 13, 2016 at 03:14 PM in Question
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Got this email today:

"You have been accepted as a Survey agent, A survey assignment as been assigned to you with a $300 reward. You will also do some personal shopping, sound's fun right, That's what market research is all about, having fun while given your opinion on product and services.

You will be taking your survey at a Walmart/Money center posing as a regular customer, you will give us feedback on your overall experience. You'll be paid $300 for this survey and payment to cover all expenses of the survey will be made available to you before your survey date.

You'll be required to fill out a survey form after the survey using the below pointers:

1) How long it took you to get the services.
2) Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3) Customer service professionalism
4) Reaction of personnel under pressure
5) Information that you think would be helpful
6) Your comments and impressions.

Your survey package will be delivered to the address you provided to us on your application, The package content : survey instruction letter, survey check payment. I will update you with the postal-mail tracking #.

Confirm you receive and understand this assignment.

Thanks.
Research Manager
Mr Bruce Tinkerbell
Fast Track Research, Inc."

It sounds really appealing. But it sounds fake. Can't find anything on 'Fast Track Research' other than some organization that researches drugs. Also weird as hell the guy's name is 'Tinkerbell' and the email originates from survey@fastttrackresearch.com (notice the three T's).

Anyone else get this? I'd assume it's a scam, but they're going to mail me something apparently. They're not asking me for any info, which I would expect from a scammer. I don't remember providing my address, but I do all kinds of surveys so it's certainly possible they have it.

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SCAM!!!

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Got this email today:

"You have been accepted as a Survey agent, A survey assignment as been assigned to you with a $300 reward. You will also do some personal shopping, sound's fun right, That's what market research is all about, having fun while given your opinion on product and services.

You will be taking your survey at a Walmart/Money center posing as a regular customer, you will give us feedback on your overall experience. You'll be paid $300 for this survey and payment to cover all expenses of the survey will be made available to you before your survey date.

You'll be required to fill out a survey form after the survey using the below pointers:

1) How long it took you to get the services.
2) Ambiance/Outlook of the Shop/Outlet
3) Customer service professionalism
4) Reaction of personnel under pressure
5) Information that you think would be helpful
6) Your comments and impressions.

Your survey package will be delivered to the address you provided to us on your application, The package content : survey instruction letter, survey check payment. I will update you with the postal-mail tracking #.

Confirm you receive and understand this assignment.

Thanks.
Research Manager
Mr Bruce Tinkerbell
Fast Track Research, Inc."

It sounds really appealing. But it sounds fake. Can't find anything on 'Fast Track Research' other than some organization that researches drugs. Also weird as hell the guy's name is 'Tinkerbell' and the email originates from survey@fastttrackresearch.com (notice the three T's).

Anyone else get this? I'd assume it's a scam, but they're going to mail me something apparently. They're not asking me for any info, which I would expect from a scammer. I don't remember providing my address, but I do all kinds of surveys so it's certainly possible they have it.
This is a SCAM!! They have been using the same M O for a while using different names of companies but almost always it's a walmart secret shopper. Here is a place to read up on them
http://www.708media.com/scurlhasb...work-scam/
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Scam! The warning signs are right there..

"Your survey package will be delivered to the address you provided to us on your application,
The package content : survey instruction letter, survey check payment. I will update you with the postal-mail tracking"


**No legit survey company pays you first before doing a survey or assignment,
also the website fastttrackresearch (.)Com doesn't even exist.
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Definitely a scam. There was an article posted yesterday on the web about "Walmart Mystery Shoppers" which is following the same MO. See the attached notice from the official Walmart site.......


http://corporate.walmart.com/priv...ud-alerts/
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Great!! Thanks fellas. I wish the purveyors of this garbage could be castrated.
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#6
If Walmart hurlhasbeenblockeds and used that information it would not be Walmart
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