Folks, I have had it. I’ve had it with seeing all these duplicate, and fake work at home “special report” sites populating the internet, ads and Google’s search results and scamming people out of money.
Odds are you probably have already seen one or more of these sites online, but if not…
This is what a work at home special report site looks like:
I’ll be explaining a few VERY important things about these sites and here is the summary:
- I’ll explain why almost all sites that look like this one are scams.
- I’ll be explaining how to find real, legitimate work at home opportunities.
Now let me just say that there are MANY sites like this online and I’ve done what I could to expose these places and the programs they push.
I’ve even made a YouTube video which currently occupies the #1 spot in Google’s search result for that term and that gives this very same warning, but today, I decided to write this article to get another high position in Google for this search. Why?
Because whenever someone looks up “work at home special report” on Google, I want them to see my site before they get caught by the bad ones. I want people to know about what they’re getting into and I want to put an end to these false sites, spreading false information and scamming people.
Because my website generally gets high rankings on Google, I figured writing this article and using that authority would really help people get caught less, and thus, here we are…
Before I start exposing these fake work at home sites, here is what I need to say:
If you want to know more about me, here is my history in the work at home business. And now, let’s get to the topic:
New to the work at home special report scam? Read this:
Many years ago, I found myself visiting certain “news” websites that all were pitching some sort of new money making system.
They were saying that single moms were using it, households with little income were using it and basically these money making systems were allowing these people to make good money.
Furthermore, I was emailed a bunch of the same sites by friends and family members. But by the time I had seen these sites over and over, a few things started to stand out…
- Why were all of these websites looking the same?
- Why were they all showing the same comments?
- Why did I get a feeling that something fake was going on?
Well that led me to investigate and what I found out made my hairs stand:
Basically the whole work at home industry is big, and this is because so many people are looking for ways to actually do it (here are 10 legitimate ways to work from home), but there’s certain companies, programs and affiliates in this industry who are very unethical, sleazy and use this industry and the demand that there is in it, to lure people into their scams that promise to help people learn how to work from home, but end up scamming them instead.
Here is how this scam works:
What many of these bad people and businesses do is that they do they hire affiliates to make FAKE news websites like these:
This is one example and the one above it at the very beginning of this article is another common version of it.
Anyway, these sites are entirely made up, copied, and framed to look like legitimate news sites. They all are pitching these low quality programs on these sites.
And trust me I know because I’ve actually purchased numerous programs from these sites. Here are some examples:
And by the way, these affiliates who make these sites are unethical, but there are good affiliates out there and in general the business which is affiliate marketing is legitimate and I personally am an affiliate (just not for these fake scam programs and sites).
Anyway, what happens then is that the people who makes these fake news sites go around Google and they advertise them in masses, which is why when you look up work at home opportunities on Google, you’re very likely to find one or more of them (see the examples above for how they look).
And very often these fake sites are also advertised on other websites and online ads in general, which usually advertise something like this:
“How a mom is making $50 an hour working from home”.
If you see these ads, or find one of these fake sites on search engines, and click on them, then bam, you’re on the fake news site reading about some new, fake opportunity, clicking on it, and then heading over to the low quality program.
And like I said, I’ve already compiled a large list of work at home scams through these sites.
And if you have lost money with any of these sites and the programs they promote, I wrote an article on how to get your money back here to help you.
Here’s the top ranking YouTube video that warns about these fake work at home sites:
These websites have no vetting going on. They’ll literally promote anything (scams included).
Basically whoever runs these kinds of sites will promote any work at home program that’ll them money, and this is why they are NOT to be trusted.
In perhaps 1 or even 2 circumstances, I’ve purchased a program these fake pages pitch that turned out to be legitimate, but I 100% assure you, this wasn’t because the person in charge of the fake news page promoted it knowing that.
You see what happens is that the people who own these sites promote anything that pays them money, why? Well because it’s an easy sell.
- They don’t care about the legitimacy of the program.
- They don’t care if it’s a scam.
All they care about is promoting that program, making the money and if something happens, oh well, let the customer deal with it.
They also produce FAKE, duplicate comments on their pages to make it look like “real people” are commenting on it.
Furthermore, many of these programs these places promote rip you off you beyond belief. It can be for $10’s or even $1,000’s. Some of them promote high ticket programs, some of which have already been shut down by organizations like the FTC. MOBE is an example.
But having visited I’d say about 100 (this is not a typo) of these sites so far over the years, I’ve noticed those comment are always the same and you, the public, CANNOT comment there (huge red flag).
But getting back to a major point I’ve been wanting to make…
Even though I had 1 or 2 good experiences with purchasing products from these fake pages, the other times, and there have been MANY, I have had to buy extremely low quality, scam products and get into a refunding process.
Mix that experience in with the other fake pages I’ve stumbled across over the years and this is how I figured out this scam industry.
Again, these places are not to be trusted.
They are not reporting on anything, they are simply taking the same promotional text, putting it on their page and promoting whatever product will pay them most to do it. The report is fake, the testimonials are fake and just about everything you else you can put your finger on is fake too.
In the past, what I was doing was, I was reporting on the programs these news sites were pitching (which I still do), but it didn’t really change much since the same fake news sites promoted something different and as long as I wasn’t addressing those, I was continuously playing whack a mole basically.
Well with this article, no more playing whack a mole, now I’m just exposing the machine itself and how it’s scamming you.
My final thoughts:
Now that you also know about this, just beware, that’s all I’m trying to relay here. Another thing worth noting is that a similar scam like this has been trying to squeeze through recently and it is the Amazon Cash Websites scam, which basically operates in the same manner.
Stay away from those too.
And I also suspect other sites like Top Jobs Reviewed to be in the same kind of category. That one in particular promotes many questionable programs and I also look at that page to see if there’s a specific scam program it’s promoting, in which case, I review it on this site.
Anyway, I hope that this article reaches the first spot of Google and helps people realize what took me a lot of time and money to realize.
I could honestly go through the different and plethora of work at home special report websites I’ve found, but it’s pointless, because a lot of these people just change their domain names over and over. I’d rather just use this article to tackle the subject through which they are aiming to take your money and stop that from happening, thanks for reading.