We have been made aware of someone posing as Hays Research Group LLC and using our business name to recruit people for a "secret shopper" job on craigslist in Alaska. THIS IS A SCAM, DO NOT CONTACT THIS PERSON. We do not hire people to do secret shopping, nor do we do any recruiting through craigslist.org. We do recruit people by telephone for paid focus group and individual research interviews, but we will NEVER call you from a number outside the (907) area code. Additionally, we will never ask you to spend/wire money or cash a check as part of conducting any research on behalf of Hays Research Group LLC.  If you are unsure if you have been recruited for a legitimate research project, call Adam Hays, Research Director at Hays Research Group LLC,  at (907) 223-2406.  

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