In the latest work from home trend, marketing companies are focusing on selling the dream of Google work from home opportunities. There are hundreds of these websites claiming that if you sign up for their kit they’ll show you how to make $200 – $600 a day posting links on Google.
The most egregious of these offenders go out of their way to make you believe that you’ll be working directly for Google Inc. They post pictures of Google headquarters in CA and will even use buzzwords like “hiring,” “employment,” and “work at home jobs.”
What’s even worse is how low they’ve stooped to market these Google work from home kits. The most common method is to use a fake online newspaper. They create a website that mimics the home page of popular online news portals; they even include minute details like a weather forecast.
These fake newspapers feature one article with a variation of one of the following headlines:
How a Stay At Home Mom Makes $7359/ Month on Google
Is Working Online At Home The Next Gold Rush?
Breaking News: Google Hiring Americans to Work from Home
These articles profile a successful work at home Mom or Dad who are using one of these kits to not only survive these hard times, but make a killing working from home. At the bottom of the article there’s a procession of comments, which are also fake, followed by pictures of checks and more links to purchase a start-up kit.
Here are some examples of what these sites look like…
Google Work at Home Kits the Biggest Scams to Date?
Aside from the deception used to get you to click through to one of these kits, the worst part is still to come. These kits are practically given away for nominal shipping and handling fees of around 2 bucks; however you need to read the terms and conditions to get the full story.
What you are really signing up for is a trial period of the product; depending on which kit you purchase you have between 3 – 7 days to cancel. If you fail to do so, they will begin to charge you a high monthly fee for the continual use of the product. To make matters worse, often times they take the liberty of signing you up for additional trials for products you never even heard off, much less requested.
This is completely unethical and these Google work from home opportunities have fleeced customers for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Since these billing stipulations are hidden in the fine print most people fail to see them until it’s far too late.
If you already fell for one of these scams there are several things you can do:
1) If you still have the link to the original offer, follow it and read the Terms and Conditions page to get a cancellation number. What makes this difficult is that these kits are hosted on complicated domains like “https://secure3.on1inetrack.com/goph/?offer=go_qg…”
Almost no one remembers them and to further complicate matters these sites are always changing names and numbers.
Here’s a list of some of the more popular ones at the time of writing this article:
Phone Numbers: 1-877-361-8622, 1-877-495-1145, 1-800-418-9320 ( Need to call all 3 to cancel additional programs)
Address: Search 4 Profit, LLC.7614 Arvilla Avenue.Sun Valley, CA 91352
Name: Profit Library with Google
Phone Number: 1-800-440-4397
Address: 625 Main street West Indies Nevis
Phone Number: 877-484-8016, International: 00-1-646-205-0216
Address: Pacific WebWorks, Inc – Utah, USA
2) The easier option is to call your bank or credit card and report these fraudulent charges. In most cases your credit card company will have a phone number for you to call and cancel the monthly charges. Still, this doesn’t always work and in many cases people have resorted to reporting their cards stolen and are not taking responsibility for the purchase.
It’s pretty clear that you should stay away from any offers that resemble anything mentioned in this article. The information in these Google work from home scams is outdated and definitely not worth the monthly fees.