ACAI - Diet Search, Inc - weightstudies.org - topdietgoods.com — Top Paying Work Focus - weight loss study
FOLLOWING IS A POSTING ON WWW.CRAIGSLIST.ORG FOR MICHIGAN IN THE DETROIT METRO AREA - BUT IT IS ALSO BEING POSTED AROUND THE USA.
THIS JOB POSTING APPEARS TO BE A COMPLETE FRAUD AND A SCAM.
YOU ARE WARNED NOT TO REPLY AND DO NOT PAY THE $4.95 s/h COST FOR THE TRIAL SAMPLE OF "ACAI."
THERE IS NO COMPANY NAME THAT GUARANTEES YOU PAYMENT OF THE $1, 200.00 THEY ADVERTISE THEY WILL PAY YOU.
THERE IS NO PROTECTION THAT YOU WILL NOT SUFFER PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL HARM FROM UNKNOWN NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS OR MEDICATION INTERACTIONS FROM THIS PRODUCT.
BELOW IS THEIR AD POSTED ON WWW.CRAIGSLIST.ORG, THEIR EMAIL TO ME, AND MY REPLY:
It appears that I was sent an "automated form email reply" as you did not respond to ANY of my questions. I would like to be certain this is not a fraud or a scam. I am interested in finding out IF this is a legitimate work and weight loss program.
The website address you gave below is NOT any sort of legitimate company that is running a weight loss clinical trial. You gave the website link to
http://www.topdietgoods.com/ which opens up to
https://www.secureoffersonline.net/ebs/oab/z/acaithin_lp3b/index.asp?rs1=59332&rs2=7954 and to
This website is for ACAI. In fact, you require people to agree to the following contract:
"TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Effective date: 02/11/2009)
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If it is legitimate then I need to know the chemical composition of the product, any possible negative consequences, any potential short-term and long-term side effects, who will monitor any negative side effects or reactions, and how the medical weight loss treatment will be monitored.
Additionally, I do not believe that legitimate medical trials charge participants for ANY costs - and do NOT charge the $4.95 s/h fee you are charging people on this website!
Finally, how do I know that this is not a scam and how do I know if I will be paid at all, and what is the name of the company that will be paying me?
Who is the "we" in your statement "We are planning on a holding a weight loss study for thirty days." What is the name and street address and phone number of the company that is in charge of this weight loss study so I may verify it is legitimate?
Please advise. Thank you.
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From: Christina <[protected]@weightstudies.org>
Date: Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 11:31 AM
Subject: RE: Top Paying Work Focus Study (detroit metro )
Thank you for your interest, you are indeed one of the first 100 people to contact me, so you could certainly reserve the spot.
As stated in the CraigsList AD, we need 100 participates that are willing to take a popular diet pill on a daily basis for thirty days. Everyday we will be recording any differences, and finish the study at the 30th day. If you don't want your name used publicly in the study, then please say so.
At the same time, we will compensate you $1200 for your participation. This will be paid in check, on the last day.
We will meet a total of four times, and the times will depend on your availability time. Meeting places will be at a local gym of your choice.
This weight loss product has seen and promoted on many T.V stations. We were lucky enough to have them offer a free trial for us.
If you plan to participate then the following needs to be done:
1) You must fill out the following short form and receive your diet pills. FORM . Please be patient while the page loads. Depending on your location, there may be a slight S&H fee. If you are selected for the study, this charge will be reimbursed.
2) After you submitted your order for the free trial, please email us back with your name, confirmation number, phone number and your address. You will then wait to receive the free trial.
3) Once you have received the free trial, and you’re one of the first, we will then contact you and set up a meeting with you.
1) Must be above 100 pounds
2) Must be motivated to lose weight
3) Must not be taking more than 6 medication at the same time
* Spots are filling up quickly, so to reserve your spot, get your trial ASAP. We are literally being contacted by a dozen people each hour. You must be the first 100 people to receive your free trial to be eligible for the study. If you are not, then we will not be able to have you participate.
Please do not call the diet company asking any questions regarding this weight study, because their employee personnel will not know of this study. We are simply testing their products on free will.
Diet Search, Inc
Top Paying Work Focus Study (detroit metro )
Reply to: job-6rmrp-[protected]@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-07-04, 7:15PM EDT
We are planning on a holding a weight loss study for thirty days. There is room for 100 qualified participants. If you want to lose weight and make some money, specifically $1, 200; then please contact us.
Location: detroit metro
Compensation: Part Time $1200
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.