You’ve probably seen this ad around on the Internet. It’s been in circulation for a long time. If you’re anything like me you’ll have a policy of steering well clear when something you find online looks too good to be true. But these ads aren’t exactly an ‘underground’ phenomenon. They’re not restricted to aggressive ‘adult’ sites and the peer to peer networks. They appear on huge, supposedly reputable, mainstream sites, which have millions of users. That in itself lends them significant credibility. So where do the ads actually lead?…
Well, they lead to what’s known as an Advertorial site. In plain terms, a scam site.
The page is set up to look like an independent review, on a news site, which appears to have been endorsed by big and reputable news organisations. Here in the UK, that includes Sky News and the BBC. In America it includes CNN, NBC, ABC and FOX.
But the entire site is the work of a scam organisation. In fact, despite the way the site looks, it’s really just a single page. The links to other stories and sections don’t lead anywhere except to the con artist’s signup form, and the comments after the ‘article’ are all fake. It’s a con. Pure and simple. But the con artists are getting away with these ruses. Why? Because THEY ACTUALLY TELL YOU IT’S A CON. In very small print, at the bottom of the page, you’ll find the following information. I’ve used my own large, red, bold text to emphasise the important stuff. Needless to say the scam artists don’t do the same. This is the reality of “I make £437 every Day". Part 1…
And Part 2…
Or, in a sentence, it’s complete and utter bullshit. Not only that, but if you read the ‘advertorial’ you can see it’s clearly aimed at people who are in vulnerable situations. People who’ve lost their jobs and are in dire need of an income. Classic, morally bankrupt, scammers’ tactics. This setup seeks to con vulnerable people into throwing away what little means they do have on totally valueless offerings. Why are these cons allowed to persist? There has to be something wrong.
Author: Bob Leggitt
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