Google Warns Users Of Google Scams

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Google is warning users about an increase of spammers promoting Google scams.

"We’re seeing disturbing cases in which websites, emails and advertisements claim that you can make large amounts of money from home with very little effort using Google products and services," the company said on the official Google Blog.

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"They’re designed to look like they were written by a regular person, just like you, who stumbled across an amazing opportunity to make their monetary dreams come true. What they don’t tell you clearly is that Google is not affiliated with these sites and that they may add extra charges to your credit card or misuse your personal information."

Google has offered users a number of ways to report such scams.

 If you’ve been ripped off, or suspect others are, report the site and file a complaint with the appropriate agency.

If you come across many sites with duplicate content or common templates intended to direct users to the same product or scheme, please let us know with a spam report

If you’ve been contacted to place suspicious links on your site for money, let us know with the paid link report form

 If your site’s forums or comment sections have been spammed with fake offers of fabulous financial gain, you may need to take steps to fight comment spam. Spammers will take advantage of any user-generated content sections of your site, and will even generate thousands of fake user profiles to try to slip under the radar.

If you receive suspicious messages that claim to be from Google, these may be phishing attempts. Please report them to phishing@google.com

Google Warns Users Of Google Scams
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  • http://www.pioutsource.com PI Outsource

    There are newbies joining the internets and tubes every day. Sadly. they aren’t reading this article (they are new). They all have a close friend or family member who makes money on the internets and tubes. Many will get fooled once, some even twice. These tubes ARE dangerous for the uneducated.

    Hmm, how do I get a list of new first time computer users in the past month? joke joke joke What a list eh?

  • http://www.laokay.com Steve

    It’s greed plain and simple. Basically if I was making so much money on the internet let’s say $10k+ a month. I would not sell my secrets to anybody. Especially not for $19.95 claiming I normally sell it for hundreds or thousands of dollars. That should be the first clue to anybody. If everybody used my methods I wouldn’t be making the money I was.

    Most people will hype a product they have never used themselves just to make money.

    Even Joel Comm was giving praises to NetAudioAds.com/Voice2Page.com until they shut down their publisher program. Joel didn’t test it out very long (only a few months) till his tune changed to that the program was a failure. But he was on the ground floor promoting it, because after all, if it scored, it would net him a bit of money because of the MLM setup it had.

  • Lee in SA, TX

    I signed up for one of those $1.95 ads, company out of New Jersey apparently, just to see what the deal was, knowing I was likely throwing $$ away. I got what I expected, an explanation of the Google Adsense program and how to post that code on websites that I had control over. But then, they called up twice trying to sell me a monthly subscription to create new web sites promoting Amazon, eBay and other affiliate programs (which you can apply for free) in exchange for a monthly fee to gain “access to their network of affiliated products”. I turned them down, twice.

    Then a month later, they debited $69.90 from my checking account, same account the $1.95 had been debited from. I’ve been unable to reach a human to get this reversed and stopped, so I’ve turned them over to Chase Bank’s Fraud Department.

    Adios! Go deal with Chase Bank now!

    • Jodi Bigler

      I am asuming you applied for this googleprofithouse thing? I just fell for this earlier today, and I think I got everything resolved. I did find a number to call that my bank gave me. (it was next to the money that was withdrawn), and they told me everything was cancelled. I got a confirmation number, I unsubscribed from the website (but it said it would take like 2 weeks…) and hopefully everything works. The 800 number they had listed, I typed it in to the BBB website and the business it came up with was XM Brands Inc in Hollywood Florida. I am still going to keep an eye out on my account to make sure everything is ok. Any other advice to make sure I can keep my eye out to make sure they don’t charge me anything would help if you have been able to do anything like that.

  • Guest

    Can you give us a list of legitimate google jobs out there and some of the more common google scams?

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