I received a PM with the following content.
"If you are at least 18 years of age and you speak English, you are invited to take part in a research study pursued by a marketing professor at a major university in the U.S. This will involve a personal interview over Skype that will address the OpenStreetMap community and your related perceptions. "…

The sender is a new user (Mapper since: July 03, 2014)
I would like to know if the OSM community is involved in this study or it’s just SPAM or other problem.


Well threre have been already some studies among OSM users, but with that I really would be careful!

I have not seen such an invitation anywhere mentioned in all the OSM channels I am observing.

So have a look about the person who seems to be responsible for that (any name?) and the university (what university in detail ???).

If that information is not listed there, I would suspect spam!

Sounds like Spam to me, which can be reported here. We need more users who can reduce that list btw…