Working from home is a pipe dream for many. Who wouldn’t like the short commute, working in your undies and spending more quality time with the family? Over the years, there have been countless scams and fraudulent programs peddled both online and offline to opportunity seekers.
The latest one involves a bogus site made to look like a legitimate CNBC news story.
The first thing you will see is a wall post similar to the one shown below:
Clicking the wall post link will take you to a bogus website made to look like CNBCstory. The scammers have gone to great lengths to make this page appear authentic – even the url looks legit at first look. There are links to real CNBC stories and landing pages. There is just enough truth mixed in with lies that could trick an unsuspecting user.
Clicking on the Freedom Agency Online link in the bogus testimonial story takes you to the page shown below:
Don’t let the supposed endorsements by Fox, CNN, USA Today, etc. fool you. If there were legitimate endorsements, then clicking on the image would link you to the actual page. There are no such links here – a huge red flag! This page asks you to input your name, phone number and email address. After doing so you are redirected to another site. Our anti-virus software blocked the alert with the following warning:
Due to the shady practices conducted by the page operators, we strongly advise you look elsewhere for legitimate work from home opportunities.