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4/18/09
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helen567

Are the "post links for Google and get paid" stories legitimate?

I keep seeing stories (here's an example: http://www.google-kit.com/?t202id=78668&t202kw=to%20money ) on the internet about people making $5000 plus a month by posting links for Google. Sounds too good to be true but thought I'd ask. Is it legitimate or a scam? If a scam, what's in it for them and why don't they get arrested or something?
 
Thanks for any information.
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4/23/09
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John
I don't see myself living off of the income yet, but it does provide alittle extra money.

Yet? You figured this out since yesterday?  How much money did you make in a day?

Google did not send you an email.  Do you happen to have something to do with the google-kit. com scam?

sockpuppet.

seo101
4/23/09
seo101
topnotchchick7 .... Google did NOT send you that email.
seo101
4/23/09
seo101
topnotchchick7 deleted their message!
4/23/09
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John
topnotchchick7 deleted their message!

There is some justice in this world.
smurfberry
5/30/09
smurfberry
Scamo! The 'Google Kit' Bulls**t scam is just another version of Google Treasure Chest / Money Tree / Emillionaire / Blazing Keywords / Easy Google Profits / A1 Member - and several other names - but these are are all shady sharks swimming in the same murky waters of the scam sea. The method of scamming is usually the same: Ads on Facebook, Yahoo, Adwords and other web sites offering 'work at home jobs', leading to fake blogs (Kevin Hoeffer and friends) or fake newspaper articles with claims like 'earn $5000 per month just posting links on Google' leading to another site like securecartcenter.com or 6ftoverhead.com or sweettracking.com with logos of CNN etc and the words "as seen and trusted on" to make it look legit, ridiculous income claims like: "anyone with a computer and basic typing skills can earn cash on Google. Make up to $200 - $943 per day from home on Google. " in 3 easy steps - 1) Order software /kit /course 2) Use basic typing skills to post links 3) Watch the money roll in! All of which is of course a complete load of bovine excrement (bull poo)... The landing page asks for your name, address, email address and phone number and then takes you to a payment page which offers free 'software' or a 'kit' "only pay £1.95 shipping" or some such, but of course the sting in the tale is that tucked away in the terms and conditions (which is on another page which can only be found via a link in tiny print at the bottom of the payment page) is a $72.21 charge (or similar) hefty monthly fee and often words to the effect that you are signing up to one or two other services with a monthly charge (no option to opt out and no mention of what these other services are apart from their names which are things like grantsprings and id protection' whatever they are! So...lots of people miss the small print hidden in the terms on a different page and probably think 'what the heck - only $1.95'.. will take the risk.. but of course they don't know about the 'sting' of the ongoing monthly charges, the fact that the 'kit' or cd or 'software' or 'course' is worthless junk and that they have just given their credit card details, phone number, name and address to a bunch of scam artists! Oh dear - there may be trouble ahead..... Indeed. When the bank statement or credit card bills lands on the doormat the 'hidden surprise' of the monthly charges (sometimes adding up to over $100 per month) is revealed and here begins the tortous process of trying to cancel these charges via some third party call center - being put on hold for eternity, being given the run around, getting the phone put down on you, no supervisor ever available - basically being stuck in call centre hell! Then there is the joys of contacting your bank, cancelling your credit card, etc etc....... So in a word - STAY AWAY from these wham bam scam sites and avoid a world of pain!
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David999999873
10/27/10
David999999873
I saw the ad for working at home using Google for the millionth time again earlier. I was like "I wonder if this might actually be real?" but then I thought some more. I went to Google and put in "Google post links" wanting to see what would come up. That's how I found this article and boy am I glad I did. I really didn't expect it to be legit, what with the absurdly high amounts of money they say you can get for doing practically nothing, but I was curious. Yeah, definitely too good to be true. Thanks for the heads up guys. Also, kgibbs and Grant need to be smacked upside the head with a hammer.
 
 
 
"i'll let u know when i'm on the other side of the picture and i'll be saying Look at me!"
 
 
 
Yeah, you'll be saying "look at me! I'm severely in debt because of the hidden fees in the TOS!!"
 
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