Facebook’s Work From Home Program Scam


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Facebook's Work From Home Program Scam

Story: 

Breaking News: Facebook Hiring People To Work From Home

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.

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BREAKING NEWS!

Facebook Pays India Residents Rs.15,792/day To Work From Home

If you live in India and can understand basic English, then you qualify

If you spend a lot of time online and want to earn money from your own home, then this may be the most exciting news article you’ll read.

Here’s why: Facebook just released a “Work From Home” Program that will allow India residents to earn money from the comfort of their own homes.

Now, tens of thousands of Indians will soon have the opportunity to make Lakh’s of rupees every month , from the comforts of their own home, getting paid by cheque, direct deposit (via NEFT/RTGS) and even Paypal.

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Facebook’s Work From Home Program Scam

Analysis:

These messages circulating in various versions on Facebook and elsewhere online claim to offer a new ‘work from home program’ coming from the social media giant Facebook. Users are warned – these are not genuine offers; they are scams!

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Facebook’s Work From Home Program Scam

Claims

Some websites (like http://viptrk.com/fbreview/?cid=appsumu%20_Eleanor_men-CA-g35hew-p3) come up with claims that Facebook has launched a new ‘Work From Home’ program to allow users make money from the comfort of their own homes. To make their offer look authentic, like in the above case, the scammers usually come up with a phishing site, using Facebook logo, trying to look like a page in Facebook. Furthermore, the aforementioned website, whose home page does not exist, mentions quotes from Larry King Live/Bill Gates Live and Newsweek expressing the joy over this work from home program Facebook has started. In some cases, even the URL of the website mimics Facebook domain (for example, facebook.com-important-update.ninja). These are usually dubbed as the ‘Facebook Cash from Home Kit,’ ‘Facebook Millionaire Kit,’ or in some cases ‘Home Source for Money Kit,’ and are presented as easy work from home opportunities that include posting links, sharing stories, reviewing sites and others. Needless to say, they show prospects of big money gains. Note that these claims appear in various countries like Canada, India and Australia.

Facts

As of this writing, Facebook does not have a program that allows work from home opportunity for everyone. These are those offers that lure prospective hires into paying some fee for the ‘application processing’ — to buy a non-beneficial or non-existent financial kit. Apart from the initial fee, note that the unsuspecting user can also be automatically charged with high monies subsequently. Apart from this money grab, the scams can be designed to phish user information such as full names and email addresses, and also to hijack Facebook accounts and spread malware.

So do not be tempted to participate in this bogus work from home program that is said to come from Facebook. Be careful with online job offers mentioning popular companies like Facebook, Google and others. If you think you have accessed any such scam post or app on Facebook, change your Facebook password and remove suspicious Facebook apps.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax and Scam.

References:

The Facebook “Cash From Home” Kit

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Facebook’s Work From Home Program Scam