Update: Big thank you to BioWare's own Stephen Reid for giving us a heads up that this is true. Hit the jump for the full quote from the SWTOR Community Manager.
Quote from Stephen Reid
Some of you may have received an email from Magid, regarding a survey concerning Star Wars: The Old Republic. As there has been some confusion, we wanted to let everyone know that it is indeed valid.
We are partnered with a third-party agency, Magid, to conduct some focused playtests for TOR. These are part of our ongoing Game Testing Program. As part of that testing, a number of emails were sent to registered community members like you who'd opted in for game testing.
What to do now? If you were sent an email and haven't clicked through to the survey yet, well, go ahead and click. If you haven't been emailed, don't bother asking someone else to share; the surveys are individually linked to email addresses. If you are selected for testing, we'll let you know with an official email, this time!
Of course, I have to remind everyone that everything to do with Game Testing is bound by the Game Testing Agreement - and that means if you're selected, apart from telling people that you've been selected, everything else is confidential.
Happy Thanksgiving to all Stateside!
Friendly reminder: Please do not post contents of the email or the survey questions on Darth Hater.