I was researching different subjects when I ran across a SCAM site. It promises big money, to the tune of $500 a day, for link posting jobs.
I can’t even tell you what the name of the company is because they don’t give that information out unless you pay $97 to join. But I do know there are many SCAMS on the internet that offer and promise to make quick money online.
What Does This Type Of Scam Look Like?
All of the companies online that offer this type of make money fast with link posting jobs have the same principle. They provide you $15 to post a link online that will take you 4 minutes to post. Then they give you an online calculator that allows you to figure how much money you can make if you work 3-4 hour a day posting links every 4 minutes.
The total is a ridiculous amount of money per day doing something that does not exist.
Their website looks like a real site, but every link on this page including the social media links go directly to a page urging you to sign up. Most people don’t check the links, and this web-page is banking on this fact.
I researched the company and “still do not know the name of” starts with a video of the news interviewing a mom who decided to stay home to raise her kiddos.
A newscaster talks about how a work at home business is becoming popular and how you can make money online fast. The interviewee never talks about what type of job she has. She does state that working from home can be lucrative and one needs to keep an open mind while they are researching a work from home business.
We still don’t know the name of the company; this website is promoting, and she never says she is making money online fast. It is a generic video to make you believe the person the newscaster is interviewing does the job in question.
The video in question is a classic example of deception. And oh boy there is a lot of fraud happening in this world today. That is why I love exposing a scam. I don’t want you to waste your hard-earned money. I don’t want someone to convince you to throw your money away. So from here let me tell you what I saw, and it will help you avoid scams like this.
- The scammers play on your emotions
- 3-hour work day?
- A lot of girl photos
- Proof of income
- No clear job description or company name
- Play on you guilt emotion
- Fake reviews
- Request personal information
The Scammers Play On Your Emotions
The text talks about how you want to stay home with your kiddos, talk with them and spend time with them. Manipulation like this alone will make a mom want to spend the money to be with her kiddos.
A 3-hour Work Day?
You only have to work 3 hours a day, but if you want to work more, you can earn $500 a day. But this mom on this site is quoted saying it is not essential to work more than 10-12 hours a week.
Does this sound too good to be true? When was the last time you talked to a real person who makes $60,000+ a year working 3 hours a day? The truth is if you make that kind of money you have an excellent job and the company is not going to allow you only to work 3 hours a day. They will require 40+ hours a week
A Lot Of Girl Photos
This site has a lot of photos of girls (because that is an easy target, sadly) sitting with their laptop with a smile or sitting with their baby on their lap working on a computer.
Showing pictures like this is visual manipulation at its best. They want you to believe people do this at home. I got excited reading the text, and I knew it was a scam. They are again playing on your emotion of maternal instinct.
Proof Of Income
A photo of a girl holding up a check that you can not read said she made as much as $8947.00 in a month. Have you heard the term “paid actors?” These sites use paid advertisement to convince you.
Not to mention this girl did not say she made this money with link posting jobs. It does elude to it but does not say it.
No Clear Job Description Or Company Name For Link Posting Jobs
OK, so about 2/3 way down the page we find out it could be a computer software job.
That is it!!! The only mention of any job or a company name “computer software.” Still, we do not know the name of this company so we can not research it with the better business bureau.
Play On Your Guilt Emotion
About ¾ way down the page a girl makes a statement that she did not go to university so she cannot make this kind of money anywhere.
They are trying to make you feel guilty which is just another play on the emotion. You are led to believe you can trust this business and it will help you create something for yourself. I can tell you that you can be proud of yourself just because you wake up every morning and make it to the next day.
As we come to the end of the page, I see a ton of reviews.
They are not real reviews because there are no picture gravatars that you usually see on a real comment. I clicked on one of the reviewer’s names, and it redirected me to a page that is again playing on the emotion and trying to convince you that you can make money online fast with link posting jobs.
Request Personal Information
Once you pay for the job, you will have to put in your bank account information so you can get paid.
I didn’t pay for a job, so I do not know this part for sure. But when I affiliate with a merchant, I give my account information on a secure website, so I too can get paid since this is a scam site, who knows what these scammers will do with your bank and credit card information.
Once on the site I took a chance and filled out the form so I could see what was next.
The next page which was a more extended version of the first page. But to get to the second page, I had to give my name, email and phone number.
The first thing I saw was what I thought might be a company name. But when I looked it up, it did not exist. So, once again we still do not have a name of this company. BIG, HUGE red flag!!!!
As you can see with this screenshot the part about working for 3 hours a day and making as much as $500 a day has now changed to work 60 minutes a day.
Oh but look here I see that video again of a girl who is interviewed by a newscaster. Throughout the video, she never recommends the company in question but says working from home is something to research. The point I am making is scammers use other peoples videos and photos to make you believe they are legit.
Toward the end of the page, it starts to talk about how much it will cost you to take this job. It is only $99 because the owner cares so much for you. Oh, but he is going to give you a discount, and you only have to pay $97 now.
Note Of Interest
Remember that you never have to pay to get a job. You get paid when you work you don’t pay someone to give you a job. Scammers aggravate me because they are stealing money from good people. I believe in working for what you earn and making a legacy for you and your family. But enough of that for now.
An hour after I did sign up I received a text message from this company. It was noncommittal but stated I could have a discount since I didn’t sign up before. I am sure these scammers will sell my phone number to make some extra income. Was it worth it? Yes, because I want to make sure I give you all the information I can.
We still don’t have a name of the company. It doesn’t even tell me who it is. No full number and no photo. But now I get a 60% discount.
I did not continue the sign up process or pay any money, but I did do some new research into what happens after you spend your money. The scammers disappear and never send you the information for your link posting jobs.
I also found a different scenario. Sometimes you can get services from a company that will help your business for only $97. They want more money to have higher levels of coaching and higher levels of links, but in the end, you never see your money. For a scammer, the money is all that is important.
The scam I have exposed here is just one of the many scams like this one out there. They are all the same but have different approaches and web faces. It is not a legitimate business. You can not make money online fast and definitely not with link posting jobs.
Be very careful giving any credit card information out online and my recommendation is, never wire transfer money to anyone as it is non-refundable.
Millions fall for a scam each year because the scammers are so convincing. So, please be aware and be safe online.