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SCAM – ‘Facebook Work From Home Program’

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

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.

Example

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.

Facebook work from home scam

 

Detailed Analysis

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. 
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’.

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.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer