Scotts Money Blog has our old friend the work at home part time for Google Salesman back at it again. These Google Cash Kit and Google Biz Kit fake work from home for Google blogs just keep coming and coming. Every time I read a news site or go to Facebook, I trip over another couple trying to convince you that for only $1 or $1.95, you too can make money online “posting links for Google”. Why do I think these earn money online blogs and the sites they link to are scams in my opinion? Read on!
The main reason is, you should never pay for any earn from home jobs and the Google Adsense program is 100% fee free. Any site that tries to tell you otherwise is likely trying to scam you.
Scotts Money Blog and the Google Cash Kit Scam
This time, lets take a trip down Scotts Money Blog and spot the warning signs.
- Scott is from your town originally! Or at least your internet provider’s town that is. The blog uses an IP tracker to see where you are connecting from, then fills in your town name or one near you to make you think that Scott is a neighbor, making you more likely to fall for it.
- You can make some money “working” for Google by posting ads on your site using Adsense. BUT, they do not pay out in 48 hours like the blog suggests, but in 30-60 days. And then typically only pennies per click. You need 5000-20000 clicks a month depending on your niche to clear $1000, which means 100,000-400,000 visitors to your site each month. Good luck.
- The sites details and images are virtually identical to hundreds of other fake blogs out there. Check out some of our other posts for more details.
- Fake comments with no dates associated with them at the bottom of the blog, no method to add comments.
- Feedburner images for this single page blog with 23,823 RSS subscribers. Yeah right.
- RSS Subscribe buttons take you to the pitch page.
Ok, got all those? Now click on a Google Cash Kit or Internet Biz Kit link and go to the pitch page. Here is where bells should really start going off. Welcome back to our old friend “securecartcenter.com”
- Blinking buttons and a countdown timer to nothing.
- Random logos litter the page with no citations. CNBC? ABC? CNN? And what is the giant Smily Face at the end? Just kidding?
- On the Easy Google Cash Kit Profit site, there is NO indiciation you will be charged $75+ after 7 days.
- On the My Internet Payday site, there is at least some fine print at the bottom warning you: “At the end of your 7 day trial period you will be charged $78.64 per month for access to the My Internet Payday training program.”
What makes these sites scams in my opinion? Well, all of the above! The My Internet Payday has the most information about how they are going to nail your credit card after 7 days. In my opinion, no legimitate make money online program would need such trickery. Just come out and say it right where you enter your card, not after the page fold buried in some fine print.
What Should I Do If I Get Taken?
- Don’t feel bad! Seems like hundreds if not thousands of people have been taken in by these sort of “negative option” offers that trick you by not clearly disclosing you are signing up for monthly charges. You were tricked, it happens to the best of us.
- Call the number provided on the website that took you in IMMEDIATELY. Have more than one witness listen when you call and/or record the conversation if possible. Unfortunately many people have complained that they can never get anyone to talk to when they call. Finding that number is up to you, they seem to keep changing.
- Call/write your credit card company and dispute the charges.
- Monitor your credit accounts! You just gave some shady characters your name, address, phone number, credit card and secret 3 digit card number. Click here to sign up for Experian ID Protection monitoring. Unlike the Google Biz Kits, Experian clearly states that it’s free for 30 days, then only $9.95 a month to monitor your credit accounts for fraud and identity theft. I’d suggest signing up for AT LEAST the free month to make sure no one tries to change your address or open a new card using your current cards details.
I Didn’t Get Taken, But What Can I Do To Help?
- Click Here to Share this on Facebook! Hit “Post to Profile” to warn your friends.
- Use the “Share” links below to Digg or Twitter or Stumble or Reddit or Email or whatever service you use to share this so that other people might see it before they get scammed too!
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