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:

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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:

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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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Enjoy!

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698 comments on “Make Money Posting Links On Google is a SCAM!!
  1. Steve says:

    Online Profit Masters is another clone of this scam. WATCH OUT!

  2. Neno says:

    Just Alerting that they are at it again. Just had a email sent to me from a friends yahoo account that was hacked and this offer was sent out to all his contacts in that account. So beware of this going on again and do not be hard on your freind as their email account may of been hacked.

    Neno

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  4. misty says:

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  5. Luz Arteaga says:

    Buen post, esta información me será de mucha ayuda.

  6. Joseph says:

    Gret post and yes it is true that there are fake advertising just to squeeze money out people’s pocket. These people affects every individuals who offers legit and effective courses and opportunity in making money online.

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  9. Doug says:

    I almost fell for it.

  10. Jackie Welsh says:

    Look guys that is true it is a scam…and it is a real shame that corrupt people take advantage of nice people trying to live the American dream! I to wanted to make money from home, and after studying a lot! and a lot of money and mistakes later, I am making income on a website I built, and monetized all on my own, if you are wondering how you to can do this visit my website it explains all of what you have to do to get started…:)

    Good Luck,
    Jackie

  11. Lois Anne says:

    Thanks for the info. I received the scam ad of the News 7 Daily re: Kelly Richards “rags to riches” story yesterday. I was interested in it because internet link posting sounded legitimate. In researching scams I came across your link. No, I did not sign up for it. They will not accept personal checks or Money Orders. I will not give financial info out over the internet nor do I have CC or debit cards to avoid fraudulent actions. My cash and checks are good enough locally, therefore good enough elsewhere. If they do not accept them, then it is their loss. Thank you again for the heads up.

  12. Alex says:

    Thanks. I had already given them my e-mail and phone number but as soon as they asked me to invest $25, I knew something was going on and I simply googled “google link scam” which got me here.
    Oh well, I guess it was too good to be true.

  13. Sheena says:

    It is so sad that people continue to be scammed online. I currenly work from home as a Utlities Broker its my own business i have been with the company for over 6 months now and i love it. It’s recession proof. Good luck everyone.

  14. Carla says:

    Thank you, your site should have more hits in it to bring this to the top results, it really does help. Especially when people gets desperate and try things like a scam like this, it opens up the point of view. Thanks again!

  15. Pam says:

    So glad I read this article. Thank you for doing the research and saving me from making a big mistake. Alot of people are looking for ways to make money from home and I guess there are plenty of people preying on the desires of unsuspecting people.

  16. Mark says:

    Best way to make money and create traffic.

  17. David Domincki says:

    Hi my friend! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and come with almost all significant infos. I’d like to peer extra posts like this.

  18. Julianne says:

    Hey there and thank you for the above info

  19. willie mayes says:

    where are the real link posting jobs

  20. martin burns says:

    just read one of those ads as it kept flashing up. the woman seems genuine however what i noticed was that she describes how and why she got started, but it became apparent she employs a number of persons to get people to sign up for £50 or $50 at a time so lets say she has 1000 sign up each day that is 50,000 now from reading her slips that she displays for each hour there is a 50$ or £ deduction however over a month this extends to 5,000 out of 10,000 worth of income so 1000 people get her 5,000,000 per month so she is the boss employing all the advisors (she clearly states “we have advisors to help and guide you they also send you emails and lists”) and therefore she is the boss she doesnt want to answer to.

  21. Muhammad Riaz says:

    hi, Dear sir
    I have visit your site which is useful.i am trying to do some job to make both ends meet. unfortunately, i could not find the real people to work with.
    i wan to do ad-posting job would you kindly tell me the real sites.
    Regards

  22. Muhammad Riaz says:

    i am looking for on line jobs please which site is real to do work with

  23. Suzanne says:

    I almost made the same mistake and have been saving my money to get started posting links. I don’t know a thing how to post a link to begin with but wanted to learn. Thanks so much for this heads up!

    For the unfortunate ones who have sent in their money, what exactly happened after you sent your dollars in? Did you get a kit or what? Did you hear back or what?

    Thanks for any info you can tell all the unfortunate one and the ones about to be ripped off.

  24. VANNAH says:

    WELL FOR HOURS I READ I HAD A WEIRD FEELING FIRST SHEN SAID 2 POSITIONS WERE AVAILABLE THEN ONE SO IT WAS LIKE DO IT NOW OR YOU MISS OUT! I REFRESHED PAGE SHE ASKED 175 TO START, AMANDA BURNS IS A HUGE HUGE SCAM AND ALOT OF PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW WHAT SHES ABOUT

  25. VANNAH says:

    SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Nick says:

    Great info to alert people about these scams No such a thing as a free meal well done my friend these guys should be put before the courts

  27. sujay says:

    make money online only by liking pages.its as simple as you have not even thought of! i suggest you to get start now and get paid!

  28. funnkmstr says:

    great to be here

  29. DENNIS says:

    what of these sites;
    1. clicksure
    3.clicksense
    AND OTHER CLICK TO EARN SITES

  30. Rozzy says:

    I learned it the hard way. I read an article on the local newspaper about a woman making money by posting links. Since it’s an interview written by the reporter, I believed it. I went to the website the woman mentioned on the article and spend $77 to buy the kit. Spent many hours listening to the kit and got a little idea of how: they will help you build a website for a fee and monthly fee, too. I then realize it’s a scam. I asked for refund. Someone replied and said they will upgrade my membership free. Stupid me. I logged back in and was charged another $99. I was very upset and asked for both refund. It took three days to get my money back.

  31. George says:

    Is there a leagel way to make money posting links

  32. Porfirio Covarrubio says:

    Hey guys, this might seem abit spammy, but I bought this guys book and i wont say i made a killing like most claim to but i definatley made some sort of sustainable income!

  33. matt says:

    Yes there is ways to make money online google adsense is a way i just started to use it. and already made a lil money

  34. jonathan says:

    existe um curso gratuito de ganhar dinhero com net

  35. Kenneth Thompson says:

    Just checking this website out about posting links to get paid. If you have some info. as to its validity or not I would like to hear from you. Homeincomecashmachine The CEO is Janet Rhodes.

  36. Richard says:

    I place links and make more than 7000 a month. I didn’t pay anyone in-order to do so however..

  37. brian says:

    These “link posting jobs” are B.S Tried it but never worked :/
    I thank goodness I found something else, a REAL investing company that makes the money work for YOU! :)

  38. irene says:

    Irene Rao from China mainland want to make money much more

  39. Rahul says:

    Thanks friend…..im thinking to buy the kit but after reading ur blog w’ll not buy

  40. Tabletop Wealth says:

    There are a lot of people looking for the golden egg on the internet and they want to know what is the best way to make money online. Is it affiliate marketing, clickbank or an real produce. I think the true wealth from home secret is find a product or service you like, resource it and stick with it. :)

  41. deanna says:

    i would appriciate any help on finding legitimate work on line.

  42. Kelley says:

    I believe everything said made a bunch of sense. However, consider this,
    suppose you were to create a killer headline?
    I am not saying your content is not solid, however suppose you added a post title that makes people desire more?

    I mean Make Money Posting Links On Google is
    a SCAM!! | Prosperly.com is a little boring. You
    should look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create news headlines to get viewers to open the links. You might add a video or a picture or two to grab people excited about everything’ve got
    to say. Just my opinion, it could bring your website a little
    bit more interesting.

  43. gurjeet says:

    thanks a lot

  44. jcpi says:

    They are still selling the same scam, I just saw another page from them today.

  45. Sirbhanu Painulee says:

    I am 50yrs old , want to work and earn from home by using my computer and broadband conection, please suggest me if any legal site is there .

    Thanks.

  46. Yvonne says:

    I as well am looking for an income from home. I am not looking to be a millionaire, just need to pay the bills and have a little extra. I do not mind working at the computer to achieve this. My husband is sick and I need to be able to be home with him. Can anyone be of honest help?

  47. Fidel Mccrary says:

    A very simple way to make money online is to write blogs. Surely you know what a blog is. It is an online diary. All you need to start is a blog site that you can get for free in some blogging platforms. There are also platforms where you can buy a site if you want it to be professional looking so the choice is yours. After getting a site, choose a topic that will be the focus of your blog site. It has to be something you really know a lot about because you will be expected to write quality articles as often as you can. At this point you may be wondering where the money will come from. Money will come from advertisers who will post their ads on your site. You can get advertisers by enlisting your blog in advertising networks. They will be the ones to look for advertisers for you. All you need is to make sure that your blog site gets a lot of readers regularly.,^^`

  48. Jay says:

    What about this I find it a scam! home-income-program(dot)com/OnlineIncome_Info also when you put your phone number and email address..into request information you think is only refers to that sitem.but I’ve had 3 different people call me and won’t even explain how the “online income” works ..and they were from 3 different companies.

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