Make Money Posting Links On Google is a SCAM!!


Yesterday I came across a Google ad on someone’s website. The ad caught my eye because they touted how they made $7k a month posting links on Google. So I clicked on the ad and it was a story about a young guy who believe it or not grew up in the exact city where my office is.

Since he made a point to mention it twice I knew something was fishy. Also the product the guy was selling how to make money posting links on Google. Just the terminology behind this product threw up a huge red flag.

Anyway, I went through the sales copy and saw all these pictures of Google checks he was saying was proof of income yet conveniently all of the Pay To The Order of names were blacked out. So he tells me how he and his new wife just bought their new Range Rover with the money they made posting links on Google.

At that point I knew the whole thing was a scam. If you claim to make $7k a month ($84k a year) there aint no way you’re buying a new Range Rover which is a $90k car.

Anyway, I was on another website this morning and low and behold I saw another ad that looked very similar to the one I found yesterday.

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So of course I clicked on it and low and behold it was another website touting the exact same thing.

In fact, by some rare coincidence this guy grew up in the same town that my office is in (their websites are just looking at my IP address and then saying they grew up in that town), and he also was recently married and with the money he made from posting links on Google bought the exact same Range Rover (even used the same picture).

This kind of crap happens all of the time and people get duped into thinking they are buying a product from someone who is sincere about how they make money online.


The point of this is that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of these clone websites that these people just replace their name and pictures and try to convince you that they really have made money posting links on Google.

I am going to show you what the website looks like so that if you see it you know NOT TO BUY ANYTHING from them:

postlinksongooglescam1

This is the sign up page all of these sites point to:

googlescamsignup

Updated 4/16/2009

Many people have been asking us if there is a legitimate way to make money posting links on Google (or with Adsense sites) and the answer is yes. We have some good friends over at thekeywordacademy.com who do an awesome job teaching people in a legitimate way how to make money with adsense. Check them out if that is what you are looking for.

Update 5/5/2009

Thanks to our readers who have pointed out that these guys are now creating different websites that don’t have the same Range Rover and different pictures of checks but be forewarned that it is the same offer. Here is a snapshot of the new page:

newscamsite

Update 6/3/2009

One of our readers sent me the link to this site. Another version of the scam:

googlescam4

UPDATE: 9-3-2009

We have found probably the most clever attempt to con people that these guys have come up with yet. They went out and bought the website WebAnswersPro.com and set it up to look like a Yahoo Answers or something similar. The website has no home page at all, just a sub page that makes t look like someone asked about this Google links thing and then all these “real people” respond with how great it is. DON’T FALL FOR IT PEOPLE!!

Here is what the page looks like:

webanswerspro

Update 12-9-09

I found this article this morning on our local news website talking about Google fighting back against these scammers. Here is a link to the article and below is the news clip:

Video Courtesy of KSL.com

Update July 2011

One of the latest tactics these rat holes are using is to build a fake news website and then write an “article” that supposes that someone made a lot of money using their system.

This Is A Fake News Website

These guys have been doing this for over 2 years now and you probably are wondering how they are still in business. Well if you read the fine print they put at the bottom of these news pages and all of their other scam pages they cover themselves legally.

What Kind Of News Site Has Terms And Conditions On The Footer of the Home Page?

Among other things they say in their terms and conditions that “this blog, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story.

The audacity! They prey on the fact that we as humans are too lazy to read the fine print. They say right in the footer that the whole thing is a lie.

Lesson here is take the time to read the fine print.

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699 Comments on "Make Money Posting Links On Google is a SCAM!!"


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jobucks
6 years 2 months ago

mr. why should tell anyone not to buy from theme, do hate those guys,

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aaron
6 years 2 months ago

awesome article. I knew it was a scam but this is really clear and well written, awesome stuff! clearly shows that it is a scam, nice one.

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Daniel
6 years 2 months ago

Thanks for clearing this up!

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Alberta Washington
6 years 2 months ago

Thank you so very muc. I thought it was to good to be true but it was very convincing.
May God Bless You
Alberta

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seecurb
6 years 2 months ago

Check-out two more sites I just found touting the same scam:

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or

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A Robertson
6 years 2 months ago

Google search engine is full of these links, so why does Google not actually de-list the sites that run the scams or at least have a big banner on them saying “SCAM by SCUM” or something similar.

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Angel
6 years 2 months ago

If we did get duped; how do we get the money back?

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Bill
6 years 2 months ago

Adam, I found the exact same “newlywed, Range Rover” site you referenced above by clicking on a Facebook ad looking for NY Mets fans or NY Giants fans looking to make some money by taking a survey. Sound familiar to anyone?

While this does seem to be a scam and btw, the checks are for some Citibank Europe bank/account, what about the so-called legitimate ways to make money with Google Adsense?

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Mike
6 years 2 months ago

How did you capture those entire web pages to post them here? What tools did you use?

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

How can these guys sleep at nite?

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Jacob
6 years 2 months ago

Wow, nice examination!

I have met these kinds of scams too, and they are plentiful EVERYWHERE.All the ones I see claim to be from my hometown, and 3 of them have the same images but different names! 2 have same names but different images! One of them even had the same picture of the range rover as your picture showed!

Sometimes I just visit those sites just to make fun of how many holes their little scams have.

These horrible, evil people… How can they even show their faces in public?

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Steve
6 years 2 months ago

thought i would check out the ad for goole to make money from home. DON”T DO IT!!! They will take your information and start charging on your credit card. Live and learn

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john Griffin
6 years 2 months ago

I found an add on ISOHUNT.COM thank you it was to good to be true they wanted 70 dollars a month to post on google I never jump untill I check it out.
thanks for the posting.

John From Deltona Fl.

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

I don’t know what to say to this one other than Google is the man at the momemnt and if they tell you to jump……… i am learning seo at the moment lot to learn too much for the brain sometimes.

Just joined hope to meet some like minded people here and learn something

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scott
6 years 2 months ago

Nlce work adam. Scammers should be exposed for all to see. However, people need to use commonsense. If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

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scott p glasser
6 years 2 months ago

Does anyone remember those newspaper ads “make $5000 a week stuffing envelopes”? lol

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

k i am just wondering why my last post hasn;t been posted don’t mean to cause any greive but i’ve been around long enough to know about double sites which i hope this is not!

if the owner of this site doesn’t want me to post please let me know and i will move along……

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Clock
6 years 2 months ago

I hate these articles. It would be one thing if the author had spent the $1.95 to check out the system, tell you how it works/is supposed to work, and then tells you why it would not. However, to just say “Hey, different copies of the website look the same – therefore it is a scam!” I want real information, what the program actually is, why it is really a scam (if it is at all) not “Hey, I don’t understand marketing tactics.”

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

Hi Adam

Just need to see if this is the right url that i am posting to,it seems when i click the url which i started posting to i can’t find my comments can you give me the right one please or tell me why this is .

Thanks.

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

Sorry for the trouble Adam i have the right url now silly me….. i understand about spending time with your family, it is quality time indeed hope you had a great weekend.

Best regards

Michael Murray

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Adam Kayslayed CLOCK
6 years 2 months ago

Yo Adam..you ripped “Clock” a new {expletive} HAHAHAHAHAHA..”send me the same picture of the Range Rover when you buy yours” {expletive}…lol thanx for this site I almost got scammed by these characters.

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Paul Gamache
6 years 2 months ago

Just scroll down in those ads and click the terms and conditions links…..You’ll see what you have to pay per month as well….

Always read the terms an conditions in anything you buy. I mean anything. It is very enlightening, to say the least. Most people just sign away without knowing the ramifications of that signature.

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

Hi guys

Well yeah i would like to put my 10 cents in on this subject of scammers. I remember purchasing a program taking surveys. It was early days and my hunger to make money online was too much and i ended up buying it.

That was my first taste of avertising for the benifit of others and realising that i was merly a porn in their game, at the end of the day all i got was advertising spam that overloaded my inbox and the realisation of what i just paid for.

Be aware of these survey sites it is not your business they are worried about…….

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Ironal Thompson
6 years 2 months ago

Excactly how critical could this affect you if you happen to fall for it? Say for instance actually submitting your credit card information.

Guest
6 years 2 months ago

Just like our parents always told us, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I found a completely different site with exact same pics, stories, etc. I read the fine print and thought “yep, there it is, the catch”. Don’t get hooked. THANKS FOR THIS ARTICLE. Hope lots of people read far enough down on their google search to find this!!

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Jocelyne
6 years 2 months ago

Facebook is where I found the same ad you speak of… my hometown, newly wed, etc etc etc. Lots of people on Facebook could get sucked up into this, I’m sure. The red flags for me were the poor english sentence structure and such… they try to look “down home simple” but are actually giving themselves away (to me, anyway). I finally decided to google search the sentence… “making money posting links?” and found you. Thank God for your time and care in doing this.

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Jocelyne Sade
6 years 2 months ago

Another giveaway was when they show the checks/paperwork “proof”… they only show
half their face. Duhhh, someone’s got something
to hide. They sure should be hiding their faces.

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Billa
6 years 2 months ago

Yep, same site I found. He was from C.C., Texas and now he is from San Fransico,LA. I saved it to favorites to remind me of the scam it really is. It even changed states while in favorites.LOL

It went as far to have a colorful ad with cnn, and other stations on it claiming that it works. It says to pay $1.98 and when you try to leave… a fake person says they will talk to you where you pay .99 cents instead. You are asked to type hello but ask a question and it will not answer any question. LOL I reported the site to google.

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Tina
6 years 2 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this. Came across the same website posting on my Facebook. As I was reading the story… it just looked too good to be true.

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Urja
6 years 1 month ago

Came across same content with different name “JOSH”. HAHAHAH…

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Olu
6 years 1 month ago

Wow! The guy is using a script to detect your IP and then claim that he lives in your area. I have just stumbled on the same scam website claiming that he lives in Abuja Area 11(Abuja is in Nigeria, West Africa) and was amazed that a “whiteman” is earning so much around my area. It will take me only 5minutes drive to get to Garki and i wanted to see his full address so that i could drive there and have a chat with him. Then i google the title “How to make money submitting links to google” and your site came up. The guy obviously uses a script to capture your IP address and that makes you think he is actually living in your area. This is obviously a scam.

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ewen
6 years 1 month ago

Thanks Adam, during desperate times we all seem to jump on any opportunity in our faces. I was a sucker for a good minute there even after I’ve learnt from past experience not to trust such sites. $1 to get $5k? But this lady says you gotta WORK HARD for money which is always true. so it must be true! not until I popped these words into google search “make money posting links on google ….. SCAM”.. your site popped up. Much thanks dude, btw i think i’ll browse your site….

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rice
6 years 1 month ago

(see image above)
This one is the latest one, very fake
and always appear when i try to watch movie online

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Thanks for exposing this scam. They mislead you into thinking that you are getting about making money on Google. In reality you are giving them rights to charge you for three different things so read your terms and conditions carefully. If you check their website googletreasurechest.com, it is not completely done and has very little information. The other
thing is when you sign up, you may pay a dollar for shipping, but I have yet to receive my stuff which they were not clear on and you don’t get instant access. When you call their customer service you hear a recording over and over for a long period of time. I stayed on for what seemed like hours before I finally got a person because I wanted to cancel right away. This is a big scam and I can’t believe that Google is allowing this because they are so strict on their click policies.

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

People who milk others in a shady way will never be able to digest the money. There’s a saying “theft goes in haste”. Stay away from this and focus on being a hard and honest worker.

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Thanks for exposing these scams and potentially saving people from losing money.

The Texas Attorney General is taking legal action against one of the companies behind this scam –
http://www.oag.state.tx.us/newspubs/releases/2009/042209infusionmedia_pop.pdf
Google Money Tree aka Google Treasure Chest which currently has the ‘honour’ of achieving the ‘worst rating’ on complaintsboard.com :
http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/google-treasure-chest-c152771.html

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Wicky
6 years 1 month ago

The real scam hides within the terms and conditions. Once they have your approval to charge your Credit Card for the $1.95 shipping, they also have your approval to charge $70 after 7 days and monthly thereafter. Additionally, they are piggybacking something call “Grant Spring” for an additional $30/month. So you are one c-note deep if you dont cancel within 7 days. But when you get rich (ha :) its just a small investment.

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Matt
6 years 1 month ago

Just use your head on stuff like this guys. All these stupid concepts are scams, even a lot of the stuff that is on paid programming late at night on tv…Think about it, they took the time to make up the whole bs story, post the phony pics, and are paying to host just to tell you how to get rich? If you found a legitimate way to make good money on the net, would you tell the entire internet about it? I know I wouldn’t, because the more people that start doing it, the less profitable it would become.I would probably only tell a few close friends or family members and keep it a secret. If it really worked, these ads wouldn’t exist… They would be making money doing what they claim to be so profitable. Instead, they are charging way more “for the knowledge and education” than the average person will make using their product and subscribing to their service. That is your lesson in capitalism for today folks. Obviously, getting paid to post links on google doesn’t pay well enough since they created a paid service to tell you how to do it (which further devalues the whole concept by reducing demand for such people)

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crazysamurai
6 years 1 month ago

i think this website shows you who owns the website and where the scam website is generated.

http://whois.domaintools.com/scottsmoneyblog.com

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Rum
6 years 1 month ago

If people are stupid enough to fall for this then they deserve to have there money taken away from them. Hooray for scammers!

Admin
6 years 1 month ago

Rum, when I was 14 I lost $98 trying a ponzi scheme. I didn’t know what ponzi schemes were and I was so disappointed when I realized I had been scammed.

Anyway, sometimes people’s emotions speak louder than their logic :)

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Bryan
6 years 1 month ago

Hi people, yes i took the bait and got scammed for $72.21-£50.02, now trying to get money back, so do not pay and get scammed like i did, thanks for your site information, Bryan.

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

I can safely say that if you are a beginner to the internet watch out for thoses sales letters , they are structured for a reason, and once you get sucked in by their words it will take you right to that pay now button!

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kronaldo
6 years 1 month ago

Hey Great Article

I was gonna sign up with these scamers but I actually read the terms and conditions and all the fine print then said hellllllllll no and then I came across your article and thought it was very informative for everyone sitting on the fence ,

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Hello there…

Visiting here from Indonesia.
Thank u very much for this scam information.

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Bob
6 years 1 month ago

“My name is Kevin Hoeffer”
from: kevins-money-blog.info

I don’t think so:

http://whois.domaintools.com/kevins-money-blog.info

David Martin
16 Dunadry Road
Templepatrick
Antrim
BT41 2RR
Northern Ireland
Phone:+44. 07935323292
Email: mediastar123@gmail.com

From: http://whois.domaintools.com/kevins-money-blog.info

So it’s David from Antrim not Kevin from your town!

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Brian
6 years 1 month ago

Hey guys, I came across one of these websites and I actually (for some unknown reason) tried to order it. I filled in my actual full name, email and telephone. And then they asked for my credit card details, that’s when I had second thoughts. But I already had given them my name, email and telephone (but not my credit card, thankfully). So, do you have any idea if they might be able to use those information for bad purposes?

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Hey Guy’s

Getting back to the start of this post (in the first place!) it seems very easy for webmasters to fool the average joe blog ….by putting up duplicate sites ….and fake testomonials .

Therefore how are we to tell if these site are legit!! ..it is so easy to put up these flash sites, and have everyone beleive that if they push that pay now button their in!!

Hello sorry don’t work like that !…. having total control of your online business is paramont! we want to know whats coming in or going out just like any business owner.

If we read the url’s more than the title discriptions we will see the true location of these sites … which sorta brings up this sayiing that just come to mind….when it come’s to the net we really do need to read between the lines ….

We all should have been around long enough to know this! that the more we get to know about scammers and their tacttics the more obvious they become.

But still for me the journey continues…

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chill
6 years 1 month ago

Hey now you guys are bashing a well known search engine host so be careful what you say. dont want haters on your butts, listen its a choice people make on their own and if it makes them happy… hey to each his own, but when you spend money you hardly have in hopes to make more you know that your taking a risk any way so why not go at it with a better mind set. think positive and dont stop short just because someone else got bord or confused with how to do the programe or its not as easyas they thought it was so they quit and call it a scam.

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Belva McKann
6 years 1 month ago

It’s “lo and behold,” not “low and behold.” “Lo” is an archaic word for “look.”

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violet
6 years 1 month ago

hi thank you. i ran across this and was disapointed when i shut the window by mistake. sounded interesting. yet your right, to good to be true. there was somthing that had me not do it right away. and i think one needs to trust that feeling. then i surched to find it again, and i found your info on the skam thank you!!

its crazzy…. that they can get away with this!!

v

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shear
6 years 1 month ago

They are scammers. Why would someone let their financial success out of the bag for millions of other people? Another real tip-off was when a live operator is wanting to help you.
Shame, shame on these people.

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tonya
6 years 1 month ago

I never received what I order. You had to type in your name and other information and pay the $1.97 shipping charge. I paid it and next thing I looked on my bank statement, there was a charge of $72.21. Please look before you leap. This is a SCAM!!!

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Atasha
6 years 1 month ago

I am so happy that I decided top do a google search on money posting links on google. I am happy because I found you. I would NOT give them my credit card info. I did give my email address and cell phone number. If I get strnge calls, I can always change that. When they had a fake person, trying to chat with me and then when they asked for credit card information, I knew it was a bunch of mess. Thank you so much for your exposure of this little scam. I, as well as many other people appreciate you for this.

Atasha
FL, USA

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Lora
6 years 1 month ago

Can this be one of those sites too? It certainly seems like it…Smells like it, but doesn’t “Look” like it I posted an ad on craigslist to sell my boat and some guy sent me this link in response asking if I was selling me boat because I need money… Sounds like a scam, but looks like a news website…
http://thenewyorktimesonline.net/finance/?showStory=gmh234&_r=1&hp

They are getting awfully tricky…

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Kim
6 years 1 month ago

Hey, I checked it out and now I know it’s a scam but i took the bait anyways, and put my info and cc number in, like how soon does it charge your account and is it too late to like cancel it, it’s only been like a day. I found this ad after the fact, please help, I’m in some serious trouble if this goes through.

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Kim
6 years 1 month ago

Also how to i find like the phone number or website to cancel it

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

I saw this add on face book and I know it was to good to be true.
I did some research and my suspicion was confirmed, damn crooks

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

I belive the major search engines need to come into play and give these sites 3 strikes especially when it comes to refunds within the given time they specify.I would like to reply to Mr chill that ok it is a choice we make to sign up with these sites because of all the promises these sales letters make when making claims about these programs.If one does a Google search on sales letters you will know how they structure there sales letters and it may open your eyes a bit more to how they operate.

Please do not justify a scammer their intentions are not to make you money!!

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alan
6 years 1 month ago

they stole your money

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Gumph
6 years 1 month ago

Thank you. I got the robot “live chat” person too. No questions answered, no further information. I am really glad I searched it further. Still, I feel like a bit of an idiot for even half believing it! Thanks for your help in researching it all for us.

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Christine
6 years 1 month ago

I done paid for that {expletive} and you know what that {expletive} is a SCAM! I am very mad. I hope you guys aren’t on no {expletive}. Im a house wife I need to do something.

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Mike
6 years 1 month ago

Adam. I was about to get into this program several weeks ago. I was filling out the on-line information. Upon giving my name and phone number etc. it then rolled to the next screen to inform me that the kit was only $1.97 and to enter my credit card info and so on. I had it all filled out and was ready to hit send when I got this gut feeling that something wasn’t right with this. I went to close out and saw a chat screen with someone trying to chat with me about the program and that they were willing to discount the $1.97 fee for the kit to just .99 cents. At this time I knew something was up. I mean you’re going to discount a $1.97 fee? Are you for real? I told the person that I had to investigate this further and she replied that the discount was only good while I was on-line with her. I closed it out ! I went on-line to google.com to attempt to find their phone number and I did. I called but they don’t have a prompt you can talk to anyone about such a program and they did not have a customer service at that time. Well I typed a letter and faxed it to google. I got absolutely no response. Several days later I received a phone call from some guy who said he was from Google and he gave me a toll free number for customer service and I told him the same thing I told the lady on the chat line, that I needed to investigate this further. Well as things happen I called the customer service toll free number which is 1-888-248-9285 and I did indeed get a customer service agent. HOWEVER ! When I asked to what company was this customer service representing I heard her go into a mexican dialect and at that point she told that this was a customer service for many different companies. I told I had the wrong number and hung up. Then I found this article on-line and was convinced that this was truly a SCAM. I read in your article how they take your IP address and say that there is this person in your home town doing this. I decided to to research this person they said was in my home town and I could not find them. There were a lot of people by the name I was given but none in my area. OK maybe their number is unlisted…….maybe, but to many things don’t add up.

Anyone that wants to do this please remember a few things. The so called kit may only be $1.97 but they have your credit card number or your debit card number and that $1.97 will most likely turn into complete financial distress. Second, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Hey hitting the Lottery is hard to believe but at least you have proof of your winning right in you hand. Anyone can copy and paste a few logos such as MSNBC, AOL, USA Today and so on and paste it to a letter with some graphics such as this. People BEWARE! There are a lot of dishonest people out there who will dupe any and as many people as they can. Don’t be one of them. REMEMBER ! IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS !!!

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Mike
6 years 1 month ago

Kim! Immediately contact your credit card company and cancel the card. If you have to tell them the card was stolen do it and do it now!!!.

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Mike
6 years 1 month ago

Gumph ! No need to feel like an idiot. As you can see your in good company. Some times things can sound so enticing that we stop thinking what could happen. We’re human beings man! we all make mistakes but at least you had the good sense to check into it first. Take this as one of life’s many lessons and learn from it.

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cole
6 years 1 month ago

thanks for letting me know i saw the add and clicked it i wasent shure right away so i looked around the web a bit and found this thanks for telling me lil if it wasent for u i wud have been scammed big time so thanks =D

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Jasper
6 years 1 month ago

WOW…Finally someone who exposes the truth…i (like many of you) was about to try this stupid program and get scammed…Luckily i found an honest program that now does pretty good for me…Check it out…[removed]

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Bob
6 years 1 month ago

@Lora, yes the fake news sites are scams too:

See: http://electronplumber.com/the-los-angeles-tribune-news-scam/

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Rob P.
6 years 1 month ago

Yes the scammers are very good at designing websites that tug at you little by little, overriding your natural inclination to say ‘THIS IS BS’.

One reason they use such large type and such long web pages is that it inflates the importance of what they are selling.

I didn’t get scammed, but found this excellent website through a Facebook ad that claims it goes to a completely different website – which when accessed manually leads to another website full of similar ‘Make $87/hr’ ads.

IN THE FUTURE, everyone who got scammed needs to remember only one thing:

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY FAST, SEND ME $2 AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE SECRET!
Answer: get a bunch of people to send you $2. :)

TO FIX THE PROBLEM IS YOU GOT SCAMMED:
Cancel your credit cards and put a block on any withdrawal attempts to your bank account except those you specifically authorize….or just close the bank account and open a new one.

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jordan
6 years 1 month ago

hey thanks so much. i almost fell into the google links spam today and couldnt find my wallet to give them my card number. well, i finally found my card but had to leave when i got back i went to find the site again and stummbled across your website! thank you so much. i thought it might be a scam but i seen some reputable names like cnn and stuff that i htought were supporting their site and assumed if major bussinesses like that were supporting it, it must be alright. thanks for helping me no

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Iplop
6 years 1 month ago

Looks like this scam has moved to craigslist. I posted a computer service and I received and e-mail about this.
I didn’t post to get a job in the first place. =\

Looks like this scam is using some sort of ad-hoc bot network… Basically, they’re hijacking peoples computers…
The e-mails I received(within 2 seconds btw) were from a legit address.

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Jon
6 years 1 month ago

The scams are legal unfortunately. They are just revamps of the old scam of “mailing envelopes”. As long as you provide a re-sellable item for the money sent, it’s legal. The FRAUD is NOT LEGAL! Showing fraudulent photos and information to lure someone into sending them a couple of bucks is totally illegal. It’s called “bait and switch”. But, unitl someone takes these kinds of people and scams into court and the law makes a judgement on at least one case, we will continue to be scammed until the end of time. There’s always someone somewhere that thinks life is an apple just waiting to pick and eat, even if the tree is on someone else’s property. A thief is a thief, no matter how one tried to color it. A thief is the scum of the Earth and the the main reason for most of the suffering in our world. These thieves that post these scams have no feelings or remorse for what they do, even if they manage to take the last two dollars of food out of the mouths of staving children. This is how low they really are. Like I said.. SCUM.. that’s the stuff on the bottom of your shoes. Peace

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Wow! It’s so amazing, but apparently he is from my hometown too. I think I got to it from FaceBook too. I took one look, laughed and closed the screen.

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Dr.D
6 years 1 month ago

Dude you are amazing. Taking your time and letting people know that this is a scam is a great thing you did! You know how much a was looking for to make sure if it was a scam or not. But you cleared it all up. And I saw all those pages you posted up to. What a lie! Thanks!

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Carol c.
6 years 1 month ago

Yikes! I’m not very gullible but that scam almost got me. I figured $1.97 couldn’t hurt just to find out what the job really is about, then I saw the fine print on the very bottom of that website and it said an auto charge of $70.00 each month would get billed to my card until I cancelled! The big red flag finally popped up!!! I knew it was a scam at that point, then I did a search on “posting links for google” and found your website. Thank you for the info and confirmation that it’s a scam. It did occur to me too that if it was that easy to make that kind of fast money while sipping coffee at your favorite coffee house, hundreds of people would be sitting in there with me doing the same thing!!

It is so true, there is no such thing as a quick buck. Only way to make a decent living is to work hard. So I guess I’ll keep my current job and be thankful I have one!

Guest
6 years 1 month ago

Thanks for your article!

Found another one, LOL they disabled comments: “comments have been disabled to prevent spam”

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rp
6 years 30 days ago

Just so you know, I came across several of the first-pictured sites containing the same exact pictures, but the young man’s name was different in each site. The blogs and everything else was duplicate. Very disappointing considering I was so close to actually falling for it. What a world, huh?

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DC
6 years 29 days ago

I love how in all the pictures of the people holding checks, they cover just enough of their faces, so they can’t be positively identified. Also, if you compare their Google logo and the real one side by side, it really looks fake. What a joke!

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Orion
6 years 28 days ago

Yeah, so last month I was really struggling for money and saw one of the ads you were talking about. “Only $1.97 and we’ll wire you your package, and you can make thousands of dollars a month.” What do I have to lose? Only a $1.97? We’ll like a sucker, I went for it. No package was sent to my e-mail. Oh well. Then, a month later, a random $24 charge on my credit card, then a week after, $38, then 2 days later, $72!!!! I had to close my bank account and set up a new one to get this to stop. What pond scum would lure a poor guy like me, in the middle of a recession, and trick them into thinking that their troubles are over, only to screw them over? Asians in Utah. I called the first company, and the woman barely spoke english. She finally said that she would void one of the charges to my card in 7-10 days. Well, what a surprise, 11 days later, the charge is still there. I hate parasites.

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ST
6 years 28 days ago

Thank you for this article. I was duped by this scam and my first inkling that it was a scam was the “news article” was created and not real. I canceled my bank card immediately. Thank you so much.

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hamburgler
6 years 28 days ago

I personally know a few of the people who were in the ads. For instance the guy named jason who claims to have bought a ferrari and lamborghini went to my school and a bunch of my friends know him. ANYWAYS google paid him and others to talk in front of a camera for a gift certificate at red robin!! for burgers and fries!!!!! Hell, I would have done it too for a free lunch.. any ways he claims to have come from the ghetto when he was born and raised in the suburbs. The guy was actin like a thug on camera when in real life he got beat up and made fun of by many people at school. ANyways this google thing is a hugge scam and I personally know 30 people who lost hundreds of dollars!!!! TRUE STORY

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H.S.
6 years 28 days ago

Hi Adam,
I saw one of these sites on the Yahoo Forex conversion page but when I read the small print decided to check it out and arrived on your page. The ad I saw has the same photo as one of yours but a different name – it says Jacob Marcy by the photo but Jacob Pellington in the write up ( which I didn’t notice till after reaching your page.)

More power to you for exposing these scams!

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Renee
6 years 28 days ago

I bought the google packages and didn’t read the fine print and got charged over $150 after week trial period. I just thought I was getting something int he mail. Idiot me, I will never dot hat again. One of them refunded me, I am having to go through my bank to do the other one.

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Denise
6 years 27 days ago

Yup, I almost took the bait, too, a couple of days ago. Then I got an e-mail from one of my groups and it had the same ad at the bottom of the page. I clicked on it and lo and behold, the same ad with a different guy. The first ad had a video and sound and said that he was from a town near here – but I was suspicious because he had a distinctly American accent and I’m in Alberta. At first I thought maybe he immigrated here. Then I looked up his name in the telephone book for that town and couldn’t find it, again I thought maybe an unlisted number. I filled in all the information except my credit card number because I didn’t want to put that on-line. The “chat girl” told me that I could call a number and give it over the phone – that’s when thankfully, I just closed all the windows and decided to sleep on it. Today, when I found this other ad, then I really knew it was some sort of scam. So, I “Googled” the question and up came your blog – thank you, thank you, thank you! Now I can rest easy knowing my suspicions were confirmed.

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Ed
6 years 27 days ago

Thanks for posting this article. Found the same ad on the left from ScottsMoneyBlog.com. Same guy, same photos, but different url.

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Jake
6 years 27 days ago

How do I create this scam, so that I can make a ton of money?

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Marianne
6 years 27 days ago

Hi,

Wish I had have seen this site first! Ive went and signed up to this stupid Google scam that I saw on my Facebook page. I gave them my credit card details, although there is only about £20 on my card. What will happen though? Will they try and clean my card out even though there is nothing on it or will they try and steal my identity? What exactly are these people trying to do with their site then?

Thanks

Great site, Pity I was too late :o(

Marianne

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Danielle
6 years 27 days ago

Hey ,,, i think I just got cought with the scram of google make money by posting links with google … and don’t know if I will get my money back… didin’t think that I will get scram by google ,,, but the worst part is it not google it a compagni called blazingkeywords.com instand of google site … so i called the service and told me to wait for the kit for 1,95$ 10 to 14 days and so she said to go on the site blazingkeywords.com and start making money by posting links and can make money by doing other think to …
So go on the site and you can’t do nothing and you don’t see something to do with posting links and nothing else either it’s all a big scam and I got cought dawm… so go on the site ( blazingkeywords.com) and you will see what it is…

Thank you !!! should did more research before buying something .. this time i didn’t use my head …

Guest
6 years 26 days ago

Shoot, I felt for it!

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Ashten
6 years 26 days ago

I got suckered in too!! Please tell me how I can make it all stop!!? We cant afford them taking money off our credit card.. Please help

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Mark
6 years 26 days ago

found this scam on another website with a female doing the scamming.

Guest
6 years 26 days ago

Boy, i thought i was slick but this takes the cake! I like many others have come across these blogs with the promise of making boo koo money with the google money kit. The blog i came across that caught my eye was very different looking than the scam blogs you have portrayed on this website, instead this was a hip hop blog that targeted the urban youth with fabricated tales of going from the hood life to the good life. In the end, the blog was just the same as any other google money kit blog with the promise of riches,” if you could just send us that measley $1.98 right? ” I have to admit, the idea of showing young successful guys flaunting cash, designer labels, and flawed diamonds from pakistan is almost enough to make a guy like myself ( Black ) scrape up two dollars for the cause! Almost!

Guest
6 years 26 days ago

I was one of those idiots that purchased that scam- I guess I didn’t read the fine line good enough and was charged the full price at a later date which I couldn’t get back. I never realized that in order to receive any revenue you had to scam other people out of their hard earn money, I thought they would help you create your own web page and attach ad clicks you could earn money off of them but unfortunately it was a continous scam of their SCAM which I wanted no part of. They should be charged for fraud or something, they are just a bunch of crooked people in this world. Duhhhh to me!! Now I don’t trust any of those sites that will show a person how to earn money for fear they are crooks also.

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Chad
6 years 25 days ago

Glad I found this site in time. Went back and read the FINE PRINT and sure enough its there! Looks like I will be cancelling my card today. Should have known by the bad grammar and the mispellings. Thank you for putting time into this site.

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simon
6 years 25 days ago

just because there are different sites or pages with the same info or pics doesnt make it a scam does it? they cpuld jsut be advertising slightly differently on all the sites.

If its a scam and so many people claim to have find out whi is behind it, how is this person still getting away with it and not been arrested? I mean, several people have posted deails of who was behind a particular site, so if its a scam and not legit, surely they would be in trouble and the things removed from the net?

i do believe its a scam, but just think there are so many things that also say otherwise, purely that it either cant be a scam if these people have not been stopped, beuase their details are everywhere so why not??

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richard
6 years 25 days ago

when i saw this i thought it may be a scam but for a couple bucks for the electronic info . i figured why not . i did not see any fine print about the 70 dollor monthly fee until i had already submitted my card . to cancel the service i have to call them ( which the office is closed ) or mail a request to some place in arizona. i was wondering if i did multiple mailings to be sure they cannot say it was not recieved and possiblly certified mail any ideas besides cancelling the card ?

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jackie
6 years 25 days ago

I found link on a Weather Underground…
The site had some of the same pictures (the woman holding her little girl), and a nice voice over as soon as it opened. “ONLY A DOLLAR” for the info….Such a deal!

I did a search and your site was at the top of the google search list..so hopefully lots of other people will read here before they get scammed. Thanks for putting this up.
I’ll have to find a safer way of working at home…maybe selling my chicken’s eggs! smile

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richard
6 years 24 days ago

i had a lot of trouble getting this address ( the lady was from a call center in india and trying very hard not to give this to me . hope it helps
grant springs
51 center st
box 621 orem utah
84057

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JJ
6 years 24 days ago

Has any heard anything about the blogtoolkit.com? I signed up for this thing 2 weeks ago and it sounds very similar to what a lot of people are saying here. But the website looked different than the one shown here. Anyway, a lot of the same stuff happened to me. The cost for the google kit was $1.97. It has been 2 weeks and guess what, nothing has arrived in the mail and no doubt never will. Also, after I made the online purchase, I got a chat window with some lady named Jennifer trying to sell me something else. I declined this offer and closed the chat window. I did read the terms and conditions carefully before I made the purchase and everything seemed ligit. I did not like the fact that there was a 14-day trial and then a monthly charge of $39.99 in order for me to use the blogtoolkit website. But I simply wanted to give it a try for a few months and if it didn’t work for me, I would cancel it. But I got really nervous when I found this website with comments posted that were very similar to my experence. Also, for the last week or so, some guy named Ryan has been trying to call me and leaving me messages on my machine. He finally got me last night and starts asking me if I would like to learn how to build an online website and business and earn $5,000 a month. I told him that I was only interested in trying out the blogtoolkit and that was it. But the fact that I received this call and that they got my credit card # when I made the purchase makes me very nervous. So yesterday, I called my credit card company and told them to notify me if they see any strange charges and I’m also monitoring my transactions online on a daily basis. If anything unauthorized charges are made, I will close the card immediately. But now I’m concerned about identify theft. Anyone have any type of positive experience with blogtoolkit.com? Should I cancel this thing now?

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JJ
6 years 24 days ago

I also wanted to point out that I did an email from blogtoolkit.com which included the log in information and password to use the website. I posted a blog and did the initial set up. The next step involved Google Adsense and supposedly explains how to set up ad links so that people can click on and supposedly this is how you make money. But again, I skeptical that I will ever earn any money from Google and think that this website might be a scam for the more conservative person such as myself that was simply looking to make an extra $100-150 per month. After I complete the setup, I will post my experience here. Thanks for posting this on the net Adam. I too get very angry with people that are trying to rip people off with these types of scams.

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Robert W.
6 years 24 days ago

interesting and a great gesture of legitimate concern…I was curious how mason from minooka lost his job and became a google poster chil also appreciate the web site address link for key word

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CJ
6 years 23 days ago

Thanks for clearing this up. I have been looking for some real supportive background that this was fake.

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Candi
6 years 22 days ago

Sorry for your loss guys! I was going on a bunch of sites trying to check these scammers out and kept coming up with someone else who wanted to get me RICH!! LOL, This is an excellent site…thanks Adam!