Have a look at this bit of processed meat that appeared in my inbox yesterday:
We are looking for some people that are interested in working from their home on a part or full-time basis.If you want to earn $100, $200 or even up to $500 a day, and you don’t mind writing some short opinions up, this is the perfect opportunity for you!We work with hundreds of companies such as 20th Century Fox, Paramount Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, Google and more!We recruit people to fill 1000s of jobs for companies like this every year.Some of the positions that are available are:
- Write Short Reviews Of Restaurants (Up To $150 per review)
- Write Simple Blog Posts (Up to $30 per Blog Post)
- Review Hollywood Movie Scripts (Up to $500 per Movie Script)
- Write Short Articles About A Variety of Topics (Up to $200 per article)
- Review Websites For Inappropriate Content (Up to $20 an hour)
- Proofread Content For Mistakes (Up to $20 an hour)
We are currently accepting new members. Sign Up Below.
These companies are fighting for exposure on the internet and know the more people blogging about them, means the more exposure they are going to get, and ultimately the more money they are going to make.There has been an explosion in the need for online writers, regardless of skill. These companies are more interested in your honest genuine opinions when you’re writing blog entries about their company… not if you are a very talented writer.If you’re looking for work, or just want to make some part time money on the side, please come check out the jobs we have available.
The [obfuscated] link above will produced a spam/scam warning from Web of Trust; if you follow the link anyway, it leads to My Data Team, a work-from-home data-entry website for whom Mr. Obfuscated is an affiliate. The website claims, over and over again,
- The Legitimacy of Our Company and the Work-from-Home Jobs We Offer
- … there is no investment required. (Except for that $49.95 “account setup fee.”)
- Also notice: if anyone charges you for an actual job, it is more than likely a scam. (Pay no attention to that $49.95 “account setup fee.”)
- I AM PROVIDING THE ACTUAL TRAINING AND JOBS FOR FREE! (Except for that slight $49.95 “account setup fee.”)
A comprehensive review of My Data Team can be found here; the meat and potatoes of the review can be summarized by the following paragraph:
What I found out immediately upon looking over the membership site as a paid member, and reviewing the offered training videos, is the “data entry” work is simply affiliate marketing and the training video was an instructional video on how to sign up as an affiliate marketer with Clickbank.
My number one issue here is the language that is used on this site to attempt to get you to reach for your wallet. There is a LOTof work that My-Data-Team went to, to convince you that they are “legitimate” and use the words “data entry JOB” over and over. In my opinion, this is just outright deceptive. If a program is being offered on providing coaching for Clickbank marketing, why not just state that?
Notice also that the spam email I received focuses on writing, not data-entry or affiliate marketing. This is covered deep on the page, but just minimally:
- We also provide our team members complete training and job programs in SEO content writing as well as the data-entry programs mentioned.
- Note: SEO content writing is currently the second fastest growing work-at-home job — right behind our own Global-Data-Entry Processing job.
Sadly, there are no real jobs available; only descriptions of how to use Craigslist as a job-search tool.
For my money, any hint of deception is a bullhorn screaming at you to avoid a given company. This particular outfit is using a 50,000 amp setup to blare its dishonest message to anyone who might be listening from Tallahassee to Mukilteo. Stay far, far away from them.
The Old Wolf has spoken.