The work-from-home industry is one of the most sought after industries in the world, with no shortage of programs offering good money for little hours and no experience, including various sites advertising the so-called Facebook Fortunes opportunity.
But is this Facebook Fortunes program legitimate, or a scam?
Well there was certainly no shortage of websites advertising it. Socialmediafortunes.net, internetcareerspot.com, internet-fortunes.com, cashwithsocialmedia.com and socialmediaincome.org are all sites that have been circulating the Internet, and they all looked and promised the exact same thing – financial freedom with Facebook Fortunes.
All these sites asserted that making good money from home was easily achievable, but the sales pitch curiously never really goes into any detail as to what a user would be doing once signed up. The sites do all claim several times that places are limited, and that you need to register quick, before it’s too late.
Upon clicking the “Sign Me Up” link, users are asked to enter their email address and name where they’re informed that places are available “in their area” and another long-winded sales pitch introduces itself.
Only it’s not Facebook Fortunes anymore. In our case it was now a program called Excel Cash Flow, though this – we suspect – changes regularly. See image below.
The webpage claims that users can make money by posting links across the Internet, and gives a rather rudimentary description of how affiliate marketing works.
Big reveal… it’s a scam. And there are thousands of identical ones just like it all over the Internet, using the same sales pitch, and the same misleading ploys. Making money on the Internet isn’t as simple as posting links. These “opportunities” sell useless marketing information on affiliate marketing and they sell this information under the weight of masses of misinformation and hype.
These “opportunities” do not have limited spaces available, the testimonials are fake, the claim they’ve been featured on news outlets is untrue, the story in the sales pitch is fake, the claims about how much money you could make are hopelessly unrealistic, and everything else on the webpage is there to mislead you.
Claims like “this is the only certified program in the world for search engine link posting” and “has recently been rated the #1 work at home program in America by leading work at home review sites” are outright fraudulent.
These websites are aimed to lure vulnerable or desperate people to pay for useless information under the disguise of profitable work-from-home programs.
To use an analogy, if someone sold you a book on the pretence that it held the secrets to becoming a super successful businessman, and in reality it was just a book on the bare bone basics of the stock market, you would feel pretty cheated. This is how these websites work.
We discuss these “posting links on the Internet” scams on this blog post where we also offer some advice and resources for people who are looking to make money online (it’s perfectly possible!) so if you’re interested, head over there for a quick read.