Work From Home Ads is a Scam
In the last few days we’ve seen a rise in the number of people contacting us in relation to “work from home” scams, and were curious as to whether – as we’ve seen before on Twitter – dubious job opportunities were being promoted via social networking sites.
We certainly found a sizable number of Facebook pages, which appeared to have been created specifically to target mothers of young children, who might want to earn some extra dollars without having to leave their homes. In some cases, the pages include videos of “success stories”, giving case studies of how much money has been made by taking part in the schemes.
Of course, things are rarely that straightforward.
– Graham Cluley of Naked Security
The site in question – called WS6Daily – looks like a genuine news website, but it’s far from it.
Because if you scroll down the page, you’ll find the small print:
It is important to note that this site and the stories depicted above is to be used as an illustrative example of what some individuals have achieved with this/these products. This website, and any page on the website, is based loosely off a true story, but has been modified in multiple ways including, but not limited to: the story, the photos, and the comments. Thus, this blog, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story. This blog, and the results mentioned on this blog, although achievable for some, are not to be construed as the results that you may achieve on the same routine. I UNDERSTAND THIS WEBSITE IS ONLY ILLUSTRATIVE OF WHAT MIGHT BE ACHIEVABLE FROM USING THIS/THESE PRODUCTS, AND THAT THE STORY DEPICTED ABOVE IS NOT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY. This page receives compensation for clicks on or purchase of products featured on this site.
There are plenty of people who are looking after young children who would probably love to spend a couple of hours each day, working from home, to earn a crust. But be careful who you choose – some of the online schemes are undoubtedly scams – either just running off with your sign-up money or giving you no real prospect of ever generating a decent return for your time and hard work.