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SCAM - 'Facebook Work From Home Program'

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Message claims that Facebook has launched a new 'Work From Home' program that will allow users to make money from the comfort of their own homes.

Brief Analysis

The message is a scam. Facebook has not launched such a program and has no connection to the scheme. The link in the message takes you to a fake Facebook Page that tries to trick you into paying four dollars for a dodgy 'Facebook Millionaire' kit. Fine print on the signup form indicates that your credit card will be charged $94 per month for continued access. Do not be tempted to participate in this bogus program.


Have You Ever Considered Working Online?

Melbourne, Australia - 5 hours ago
If you spend much time online and have been wanting to work from home, you might be in luck. Facebook has now released a "Work From Home Program" that will allow people to work from the comfort of their own homes.

To tens of thousands of people, this means that they will soon have a chance to make thousands of dollars every month, from the comforts of their own home, getting paid by checks, direct deposit and even Paypal.

Work from home scam

Detailed Analysis

Message Claims Facebook Has Launched Work From Home Program

According to this message, Facebook has released a new work from home program.

A link in the message takes you to a 'breaking news' report that provides details about the supposed program and invites you to click a further link to sign up for a 'Facebook Millionaire Kit' at an initial cost of $4.

The report bills itself as official 'Facebook News' and implies via a headline that Facebook is currently hiring people for the program. It claims that people can potentially make thousands of dollars per month but warns that only a limited number of 'positions' are available.

Message is a Scam - Not Associated With Facebook

However, the message is a scam. Facebook has not launched any program like the one described. And, the supposed news report is not associated with Facebook in any way.

The fake page is just an attempt to trick users into signing up for the decidedly dodgy 'Facebook Millionaire Kit'.

The link to the 'kit' opens a second page that asks you to provide your name and email address to 'check availability'. A second page will then appear that congratulates you on being eligible and invites you to provide credit card details to get the kit for just $4.

For some users, the relatively small payment of $4 might seem worth spending to check out the 'program'. However, they might not notice the fine-print on the sign-up form which states that, after an initial 7 day trial period, users will be automatically charged $94 per month.

Other fine print on the page informs users that 'results may vary' and that earning samples promoted on the site are 'purely illustrative of what may be achieved'.

Company Should Not be Trusted

The company offering the supposed 'Facebook Millionaire Kit' tells outright lies in its promotional material by pretending that Facebook provides and endorses their program.

Any company willing to use such underhand and deliberately misleading tactics certainly should not be trusted with your credit card details, or even your email address. Such tactics are contemptible.

If this message comes your way, do not click any links it contains. And, do not be tempted to sign up for their suspect offerings.

Facebook scam

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Last updated: February 6, 2015
First published: August 25, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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