Saturday, January 3, 2009

Don't try this at home part 2!

This one is a bit more serious than the other post with this title.

Apparently people are now (illegally) using the Google brand name in advertising "get rich quick or easy" scams (e.g., on Facebook). Check out this blog article about the "Google Money Tree" scam. If you have a Facebook account, beware the little ads to the right that talk about part time jobs at $90/hour, etc. They are scams that will offer a free kit, only paying shipping and handling, and do their best to hide the fact that there is a recurring charge (e.g., the "Google Money Tree" monthly fee is something like $72!) that will be billed to the credit/debit card you use to pay for the free shipping if you don't call them to cancel your "free trial."

They'll make it sound like something other than what it is (such as "filling out surveys") - apparently the kits are really more like the standard, "here's how to advertise on eBay or Google, here's how to find drop-ship companies for your business, etc." information kits.

I like my friends and readers... these guys like your money. Don't let them have it!

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