It’s a crazy economy with jobs hard to come by. However, no job is better than that of a scammer because they are the one’s who easily make money by fooling people. A new Facebook scam is spreading which takes advantage of the current economy by posting a link with various messages on how a "Mom earns $6,795 a month from home".
Well, these are just some of the messages which are spreading on Facebook. There are several others which are also included with the link. The link in question is also a sham because it fools users into believing that the article is posted on the popular website CNBC.
The scam is spreading on Facebook with the following messages:
Work at home Mom Earns $6,795/month
Discover how this Work From Home Mom has Earned a Living during these tough economic times.
Omg!, more than 80,000 people in the U.S. get hired online every day, no wonder everyone in America are all fat everyone sits at home.
Interesting, statistics show that in 2012 internet employment rates have nearly doubled compared to last years.. I found myself a new job :D
Interesting, more than 60,000 people in the US get hired online every day, no wonder people in America are all fat everyone sits at home!
Interesting…, employment rates in the US has gone up nearly 20%.. better yet i just got hired thanks to
looks like in the next few years everyone is gonna be working from home, internet employment rates in america have DOUBLED during the past 3 years. i just got my online job today like me
The site in question does a pretty good job at spoofing the CNBC website, however, neither is the site affiliated with CNBC and nor is the article correct. The article fools users into signing up for some "Internet Payday System" which will then make them money and leave you with a little less cash.
Such scams are not new and there have been several instances where people have been fooled by advertisement and emails as well. It is always advisable to not believe in such systems because you will usually end up losing money. I agree the economy is not all that great but this would hardly help you out.
As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.
With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been the main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed. We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook.