As if the current crop of work-at-home schemes weren't low-down enough with the current jobless rate in the United States, now these underhanded companies are posting phony news articles on the internet, trying to lure desperate and unsuspecting victims into their scheme.
Take a look at the link below and you'll see how they do it -- creating a webpage that is made to look as if it is a posting on a reputable "news" website, and "reporting" on what a great success their program is. The only clues that this is not a legitimate site are the small "Advertorial" text at the top of the page and a disclaimer at the bottom, printed in the obligatory tiny-type. Part of the disclaimer reads:
"We are not affiliated in any way with any news organization. This is an advertisement for Profit System Online.
It is important to note that this site and the stories and even images (including check) depicted above is to be used as an illustrative example of what some individuals have achieved with this/these products. This website, and any page on the website, is based loosely off a true story, but has been modified in multiple ways including, but not limited to: the story, the photos, and the comments. Thus, this advertisement, and any page on this website, are not to be taken literally or as a non-fiction story."
Have these people no shame? Here's hoping that our readers and others out there remember -- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is -- and always read the small-print!