We've seen our share of Harvard-themed Craigslist ads that seem too good to be true, but this one just has to be. It just has to.
Posting under the "writing gigs" section of the site's Pittsburgh vertical, a male user who claims to have been accepted into Harvard is offering $40,000 a year plus a $10,000 graduation bonus to anyone willing to "attend all classes, pass all tests, and finish all assigned work, while pretending you are me." It's that simple.
Here, read the whole thing:
You must have either a 4.0 GPA in high school, or a 3.5 or higher GPA from a university to get hired for this.
Your age does not matter, but you must be a male since I have a male name.
I am looking for someone to attend Harvard University pretending to be me for four years, starting August 2014. I will pay for your tuition, books, housing, transportation, and living expenses and pay $40,000 a year with a $10,000 bonus after graduation. All you have to do is attend all classes, pass all tests, and finish all assigned work, while pretending you are me.
You do not need to worry about being accepted, I have already taken care of that.
If interested please email me a little info about yourself, and we can meet in person to discuss further.
Because Craigslist hates fun, the post has since been flagged for removal, but not before another Craigslist user saw it and responded.
I'm no Harvard material, but this guy should definitely get the gig:
[H/T: The Atlantic, screengrabs via Craigslist]