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Is Tobin Research a Scam? Received Text Message

I have received the Tobin Tobin Research text messages below and want to know if they are scams before clicking or following the links. The text message claims Jen Tobin Study wants me to take a private survey and guarantee my voice will be listened to. If you have any information, please share in the comment below.

Is Tobin Research a Scam? Received Text Message
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The Tobin Research Text Message

Hello! This is Jen at Tobin Study. Do you may have a couple of minutes to take a private survey? Maky guaranteed your voice is listened to!"

Hi John! This is Jen at Tobin Research. Do you have a few minutes to take a confidential survey? Make sure your voice is heard! myopnion.org/...

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  • November 13, 2020 at 6:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Dupont Circle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    They have attempted and are still trying to contact me through 3 different numbers and I block each one and report them as spam to my cell phone carrier. I don’t care who they are, I’m tired of unsolicited text messages.

  • October 17, 2020 at 6:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

    Tobin is at Yale, and the number that called me has a Jacksonville Florida area code, increasing my suspicion, but I am still not sure whether this is a legit survey or not.

  • October 17, 2020 at 6:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

    So Tobin appears to be a legitimate non-profit survey organization "Founded in 2005, the Tobin Project is an independent, non-profit research organization motivated by the belief that rigorous scholarship on major, real-world problems can make a profound difference", But this survey is paid for by an organization with a partisan bias. Happens to be biased toward my views, but I am only interested in whether the survey has an inherent slant. Hard to say. It would depend on how rigorous Tobin is about insulating their study from the interests of the funder.

    It is also possible, despite the plausible-looking message returned after completing the survey, that Tobin has nothing to do with this, and someone is using their name and reputation in a fishing attempt. I am not going to respond unless I decide to do some more research (like contacting Tobin), and it looks both legit and reasonably unbiased (recognizing that absolutely unbiased is probably not achievable.

    Unfortunately, all the suspicion created by ubiquitous hackers seems to be making it very difficult for anyone to conduct a good scientific poll.

  • August 29, 2020 at 4:03 PM by an anonymous user from: Pearland, Texas, United States

    I keep receiving them too...but I refuse to open them. DELETE is the universal go to for ALL unsolicited texts and phone calls. I DON'T KNOW YOU JEN AT TOBIN RESEARCH AGAIN! And my goodness how confidential can it be Jen at Tobin Research Again, if you know my name and you're using my name over and over again to tell me MY voice will be heard. This is America and I'm Black, the only thing America has ever confidentially selected me for let's just say, "..it was not my opinion...and quite frankly, it's more than apparent my opinion (just like my life) does not matter in the grand scheme of anything. Stop texting me Jen, I will never reply...EVER!

  • August 27, 2020 at 10:09 PM by info

    If it is an unsolicited message, I would not click on it, since I do not know who is actually asking me to do a survey.

  • August 27, 2020 at 10:04 PM by info

    "Welcome, North Carolinians!

    Thank You!

    Thank you! We appreciate your time, and we look forward to hearing from you again in the future. Have a wonderful day.

    Paid for by America Votes Action Fund, www.americavotes.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee."

    This is what is shown after completing the survey.

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Is Tobin Research a Scam? Received Text Message