How not to earn a fortune online

Earn a fortune from home scam page
Earn a fortune from home scam page
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THe news page (pictured) reports on people earning a fortune online, without concerning itself with the trivial stuff - like what they actually do.

Dressed up as an article on the ‘News Daily 7’ finance page, it claims to investigate how a work-at-home mum makes an eye-popping £4,987-a-month.

It allegedly has the story of Kelly Richards, from London, who filled out a simple online form. And, before she knew it, she discovered ‘her secret to beating the recession, and being able to provide for her family while at home with three children’.

Still without revealing what she does, it quotes her: “I lost my job shortly after the recession hit, I needed reliable income, I was not interested in the ‘get rich quick’ scams you see all over the internet. Those are all pyramid scams or stuff where you have to sell to your friends and family.

“I just needed a legitimate way to earn a living for my family. The best part of working online is that I am always home with the kids, I save a lot of money.”

There follows a host of testimonials. People who click to access the ‘home wealth solution’ are taken to a page which wants their credit card details to charge them $1.95 to prove ‘they are a real person’.

Individuals then receive access to a website for five days - but the small print says after that you will be charged $29.95-a-month for ‘hosting and maintenance’.

It goes on: “This 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 any page on this website is not to be taken literally.”

And that says it all!