Google Work From Home Scam

This link was posted on Facebook – it’s a scam. It says that Google is hiring people to work from home, no experience is necessary, and the article goes on and on about how good it is.

Below is an extract from the scam site:

Breaking News: Google Now Hiring People To Work From Home

If you live in America and you have been wanting to work from home, you might be in luck. Google has now released a new "Work From Home Program" that will allow Americans to work for the titan from the comfort of their own homes.
To thousands of Americans this means that they will soon have a safe and bright future working for one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

What you need: A Computer, an Internet Connection and the desire to make a living working from home. No special skills are required other than knowing how to use a computer and navigate the internet.

Google will send out your checks weekly. Or you can start to have them wire directly into your checking account. (Your first checks will be about $750 to $1,500 a week. Then it goes up from there. Depends on how many links you posted online.)

Like most scams, you don’t need any experience, you can work from home, and you can make $1500 a week so easily. It’s all too good to be true!

The fake article is hosted on a site called ValuePromotions.

If someone were gullible enough to sign up they’ll be asked to pay US$2 to get started. But instead of paying $2 they’ll be charged US$80 a month directly from their bank account.

There are so many scams similar to this one. They all feature the same principle – a promise of free or easy money. Always do research on articles like this (use Google) and have a sceptic mind – if it’s too good to be true it’s probably a scam.

  1. What should a person do if they have gone to this site and now money is being taken from their checking account?

  2. You should contact your bank to stop payments and contact the police to let them know of the scam.

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