Is OptiNu Academy Legitimate?

Is OptiNu Academy Legitimate?

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Can someone tell me if OptiNu Academy located at optinuacademy.com is legit? Their website has social media links but all the links go to the homepage of the social media websites, instead of OptiNu Academy's page, which seems suspicious.

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  • December 14, 2019 at 7:36 AM by an anonymous user from Houston, Texas, United States

    San Antonio CL.. same $300 to $3100 eye study pitch on. After landing here I flagged their azzes!


  • December 4, 2019 at 9:35 AM by an anonymous user from Austin, Texas, United States

    Called 800 number 3 times. Recording congratulates you on "winning" a gift card which you must press 1 to speak with operator to process. I went through it 3 times. First two hung up after I told them I was responding from Craigslist about the eye exam. The third person tried to go ahead and process my "prize". Told her that wasn't why I called and that it must be a scam. She launched in to what was clearly a script about how it is not a scam because... advertising cost blah blah blah. The desperation in her voice said otherwise. Conclusion: Scam. Atleast the vision study doesn't seem to exist despite a very convincing website. Going to contact Craigslist. Best of luck


    • December 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM by an anonymous user from Venice, Florida, United States

      Total scam, tried to sell me a car repair warranty.


  • November 27, 2019 at 7:19 PM by an anonymous user from Harrison, New Jersey, United States

    Ad posted under Jersey Shore CL


  • November 26, 2019 at 7:10 PM by an anonymous user from Richmond, Virginia, United States

    Also posted here in Richmond, va


  • November 25, 2019 at 1:37 PM by an anonymous user from Fort Myers, Florida, United States

    They advertise for a study in Ft Myers CL under domestic. Go to a website with an 800 number but no one answers.


  • November 24, 2019 at 8:21 PM by an anonymous user from Spokane, Washington, United States

    I saw a post on CL for them in Spokane WA.


  • October 30, 2019 at 10:37 AM by an anonymous user from Seattle, Washington, United States

    Currently posted on Craigslist Fresno.


  • October 18, 2019 at 11:32 AM by an anonymous user from Orlando, Florida, United States

    Here in Orlando,FL., on Craigslist also. Number goes straight to busy time Everytime. Sent request for appt., No reply. NOT LEGIT! SCAM !?


    • October 21, 2019 at 2:36 PM by an anonymous user from San Jose, California, United States

      the number does me the same way and also I tried looking for an Opinu location here in Orlando, Florida, but there aren't any locations anywhere.

      I'm just trying to figure out if maybe they are under a different name and that is the name of the company doing the research testing- you know.

      Just a guess.


  • October 15, 2019 at 5:08 AM by an anonymous user from Boardman, Ohio, United States

    I was attracted to their website through a research study a posting on Craigslist. I’m a clinical research recruiter myself, so I can’t help but look a little deeper into other research studies happening in our area.

    I can tell you right now that when I post about studies on any medium (printed flyers, social media, radio, newspaper, etc.), that I make sure the address and phone number is printed/posted CLEAR AS DAY and can’t be missed, otherwise I risk losing that potential applicant (which is something that no research recruiter can afford!).

    I’d have to say that this isn’t legitimate. And if it is legitimate, they need a different person running their recruiting department.


  • October 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM by an anonymous user from Kansas City, Missouri, United States

    Definitely a scam! Do not fall for their lies. They are posting on Craigslist in Tulsa,OK for a clinical research eye study paying $400.00 - $3000.00. Post states they are advertising to pay everyone who takes the eye test $400.00.

    That's a big red flag!


  • October 9, 2019 at 10:37 AM by an anonymous user from Cockeysville, Maryland, United States

    they are now posting in Sarasota, Florida


  • October 5, 2019 at 11:03 PM by an anonymous user from Nashville, Tennessee, United States

    they have posted in Nashville, tn too. after reading this, they are flagged


  • September 26, 2019 at 9:46 PM by an anonymous user from Woburn, Massachusetts, United States


    If you do a whois.com search for the domain owner you can see more info. Legally you can't post those private details after looking them up but anyone can look them up. I agree looks suspicious for a supposed real scientific study. Look it up and assess it for yourself. No one is named for a contact and it goes via a proxy.


  • September 24, 2019 at 7:15 PM by an anonymous user from San Diego, California, United States

    I just opened one up in San Diego. It has no physical address either which was suspicious so here I am. Lol. I flagged their post here too. Thank you all!


  • September 23, 2019 at 10:41 AM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    They are also posting in Phoenix - after reading this I alo flagged


  • September 8, 2019 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from Hammond, Louisiana, United States

    They are posting on Craigslist in Atlanta & New Orleans for a vision study. I saw their cellphone study a while back. I flagged them. Seems like Craigslist isn't interested in blocking or removing them.


    • September 10, 2019 at 3:31 PM by an anonymous user from Pleasant Hill, Iowa, United States

      I saw an ad on Craigslist in Des Moines where OptiNu was offering a great deal of money for a vision study. I will flag them and perhaps Craigslist will take action to keep them off of their website.


  • September 5, 2019 at 8:58 AM by an anonymous user from Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

    They've also posted here in New Jersey


  • August 8, 2019 at 10:10 PM by an anonymous user from Burbank, California, United States

    They are scam. I have called and send emails and no response. They are getting people email addresss. Today 8/8/2019 I tried to send an email to the address and it said mail box full.

    They are on Craigslist every other month here In OrangeCounty, ca.

    I’m going to report them to Craigslist fraud department.


  • August 8, 2019 at 3:13 PM by an anonymous user from Los Angeles, California, United States

    It appears to be fake. Posted on CL promoting a clinical trial for cell phone users. Fake, Fake Fake!


  • August 7, 2019 at 2:10 PM by an anonymous user from Margate, Florida, United States

    Scam! I saw the study posted in Miami. I called the number, no response. I sent a Fb message and got a prewar item response that didn’t answer any of my questions.


  • August 7, 2019 at 10:02 AM by an anonymous user from Reidsville, North Carolina, United States

    I am thinking it is bogus. Apparently, the site is only a few months old. I cannot find an actual address or location for them. I heard they had an ad on a Boston Craigslist, I personally have seen it on a local Greensboro, NC listing. Also, their number does not work, email refuses to send and their appointment inbox stays full for weeks now. The picture they use for one of their buildings is one located in NYC as well. The whole thing reaks of some kind of scam. I dunno if it is just to drive numbers to their site or what. If this was some legit academy and local to me I should have zero issue finding an address or listing.

    I also found it weird they posted 18 days ago on there, with a nice sum of money for completing the study, and 4 days ago they posted *again* and nearly doubled the money. Seems too good to be true.


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