Scam Alert: News1 Reports

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I’ve been getting several emails this week from News1 Reports and similar “news” sources sharing a “story” about a work-at-home mom. While the media does provide stories about working at home, in my experience they focus more scams than a particular program. I visited the site and saw several red flags that indicated that “News1” is fake and simply trying to trick people into buying a work-at-home program.

1. Legitimate news sites tell you what city they cover.

2. The links to “U.S.”, “World”, “Finance” etc all go to the same site selling a work-at-home program.

3. When Jessica shares her “story” she doesn’t actually say what she does.

4. Legitimate news reports don’t promote programs. Instead they’d have something like, “To learn more, contact Jessica at…”.

5. If you read the fine print, you’ll see that the site says, “We are not affiliated in any way with any news organization. This is an advertisement for Profit System Online.”  This part really irks me, because the scammers know that people don’t read fine print. So they pretend its a legit news site knowing that people will believe it. But if reported to the authorities, they can point to their disclaimer. It even admits the photos are fake.

The only thing real about this site is the weather feed.

This system is another one that oversimplifies affiliate marketing and charges too much (probably on-going) for the information. Just because a site says “News” or even has logos of news shows, don’t automatically believe its legit. Always verify any claims a site makes.

2 Comments
  1. Kathy@Legitimate Surveys says

    I have received similar reports from “News1 Reports”. If you ask me it’s all but scam. I totally agree with you.

    1. LTruex says

      I hate all scams, but the fake news ones are particularly annoying. People trust the news and therefore are being duped by these scams. Thanks for commenting.

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