A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about the Google Money Tree Scam. The concept is very simple. You're promised to make easy money with Google by just slapping some links across the web. But the truth is you end up losing a lot of money and faith in Google which incidentally is not associated with any of these companies. It should be noted that the Google Money Tree site isn't the sole culprit here. You can pretty much fill in the blank with the name or address of any site claiming to make huge easy profits with Google and the results are pretty much the same as what I described in the Google Money Tree scam. It's really simple to avoid, if you read the copy and it keeps mentioning Google profits this and Google make money that, it's the same crap all dolled up with a different name or website.
Old Dog, New Trick.
In any event, I wanted to refresh your memory about this because these shady con artist have switched it up. They're just like dirty roaches, they adapt and multiply. Although blogs like this have aired out their dirty laundry about their Google scheme, they've went ahead and remixed it. And no I'm not talking about a P. Diddy remix either. In the past you were brought to a regular landing page that would proceed to lie to you about how easy it is to make money with Google by posting links. All that was needed was for you to cough up $1.97 or insert whatever fee here for shipping & handling. But now that you've wised up, they're trying to put your skepticism at ease by using a very legitimate looking newspaper / news website format. After all most of us believe anything that a newspaper or news program tells us.
The Dirty News Site Secrets Revealed:
At first glance you really think you're on a real newspaper website but after further examination there are things that just "ain't quite right". They are as follows:
1. Why have you never heard of any of these news papers in your own town or city.
2. Is this the only news story that is going on in your city at the moment? Why are there no other stories being reported?
3. Why the hell is a credible newspaper or news site buying sponsored ads on Google and Yahoo to promote a news story about work at home? After all they're a news site, they get tons of people visiting them on their own merit without having to pay for PPC ads.
I don't know about you but when I considered all this stuff, I had an Aresino Hall moment because all these points were things that made me go "Hmmmm?".
Don't believe the hype!
Flavor Flav may not be the best looking man in the world but his 80's song "Don't believe the hype" is sound advice when it comes to these fake news site. At the end of the day, this is just another shady marketing trick to dupe you into a sense of security because we've been all trained to trust news resources. This way you don't really second guess what the fake news site is claiming about yet another misrepresented Google make money scheme.
So my advice is to ignore them.
Fake Newspaer sites to avoid:
No doubt there are still going to be a few of you that are going to ask: "But Eddy is [Insert Name of Fake News Site Here] a scam?" If it exhibits the characteristics I listed above, then chances are it is. You could also easily find this out by using our good old scam research video.
Please keep in mind that these guys are buying ads within Google and Yahoo. Most of the legitimate sites that you visit display ads by Google. (That's how we can eat without charging you money.) So if you see any of these ads on the trusted work at home resources you visit, It's NOT an endorsement. In fact MOST ads that appear on any sites aren't personally endorsed by the owners. This also applies to the shady infomercials you see on your local TV networks. People seem to understand this concept for TV but fail to see the same correlation on websites. So keep this in mind so you don't fall for the "okie dok". You've been provided with the information, now be sure to use your common sense and use it.
With that said, I've gone a head and listed a few sites to avoid below. I'm sure a few more will pop up. If so I'll try to update the list or feel free to post the ones you find in the comment section below this article.
Are you a victim of a Fake News site? What can I do?
1. Get over any embarrassment or negative feelings you may have. I'm a so called expert and I've fallen for a few scams. Unfortunately It comes with the turf in this industry. Use it as a learning experience & not as a reason to become jaded because ultimately that doesn't help you find work at home jobs faster. When I got scammed a few times it lead me to create my sites so I could help the rest of you. The point is take lemons and make lemonade with it. Don't let the scammers dissuade you from your dreams of working at home.
2. Next call your credit card company and dispute the charges. In fact make sure they note in their records how this merchant used false advertising to dupe you into the sale and buried whatever disclosure they had.
3. Monitor your credit accounts! It's not uncommon to hear how these shady punks will also enroll you in multiple other programs that will be taking money away from you every month. After all if they're capable of misrepresenting themselves as a credible news site what else are they capable of doing with your personal information. Why take the risk? I've experienced unexplained charges that occurred because I signed up for one thing wasn't aware that they also signed me up for some other crap. But ever since then I enrolled in one of those credit monitoring/identity theft services of all 3 bureaus. I never thought that stuff was necessary but now more than ever I'm happy to have it because it gives me peace of mind. It was a good option for me and if it something you're interested in, I would suggest checking out a site like MyFico.com if you're not already monitoring your credit.
I Didn't Get Scammed, But What Can I Do To Help?
Consider yourself lucky but do your part by snitching like there was no tomorrow! The problem with scams is that people get embarrassed if they fall for them. And if people don't fall for them they're content in knowing how to avoid them and go about their own lives. This doesn't help anyone. Lack of action on our part is why scams continue to be so pervasive. So why not do a little something by sharing this article and information with others?
We make this extremely easy with the buttons below each post. You can share this via email, retweeting, digging, etc, etc. But for God's sake do something. Help your fellow man out by making it hard for these scam artist to operate. It's because of folks who have done so that the con artists were forced to come up with a new ploy to get people. It's obvious the other techniques are being exposed.
So please do your part and get the word out today. If you have any experiences with these type of scams and want to share some information please post your comments below.
Are there any legit ways to work at home or for Google?
Yes there is. As always if you want legit work at home options visit our work at home companies or job leads page. Our work at home guide is also a great free resource that will help you find even more work at home jobs, avoid scams and discover my other personal recommendations to working at home right away.
If you do actually want to learn how to make money with Google legitimately, then I would highly recommend joining Wealthy Affiliate as I did over a year ago. They're very upfront about everything and it's not sugar coated. You should definitely avoid this site if you're looking to make instant cash on Google. That's not a reality. Anyone that tells you this is lying to you. What you'll find on Wealthy Affiliate is real expectations and all the information and tools needed to make money with Google. If you're willing to work hard, invest in your self and have the proper mindset you can become successful at making money with Google. How do I know this? Because I've been successfully making money online for years. I've also been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for over a year and have experienced personal success with it. So I feel confident personally recommending their company if you're serious about making money with Google via affiliate marketing.
At the end of the day you have a lot of legitimate work at home options out there. It's just a matter doing your research and choosing the best options for you. Either we've provided you with the resources to do this, so good luck.