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Update: Google is NOT hiring! You’ve seen the ads everywhere by now:

Google Money Grants
Google Easy Street
Google Profit Club
Google Cash Kit
Internet Payday
Web Money Training
Google jobs from home
Stay home Google jobs
Google work from home
Automatic Profit System
Work at home Google jobs
Weekly Consumer Newsletter
Profits at Home Using Google
Google pays me posting links online
Work from home posting links on Google
Post links on Google and make up to $397 per day

Those ads all lead to something like Scott’s Money Blog or Mary’s Money Blog or anyone of a million names which are FAKE one page blogs with FAKE testimonials, FAKE comments and a FAKE Scott Hunter. Other ads lead to landing pages that look like the first page of some newspaper or magazine site. They give a lot of fake stories and then lead you to buy a “Google” money making kit or system. They all say you can work from home for Google like it is a real legitimate authorized job. Well, it isn’t and these Google jobs blogs are scams.

12/4/09 Update: some of these one page sale sites are getting more sophisticated and look much more real than they did before. The fake newspaper format is popular along with other types of salespages that look very convincing. Bottom line: anything saying you can work at home with Google, work from home with Google, or touting any sort of a money making kit having to do with Google is NOT AUTHORIZED by Google. Google is just a search engine and posting links on Google is not a job no matter how convincing these ads sound. They have also changed the sales pages to read “with Google” or “using Google”.

All these fake blogs (called flogs) are there to trick you into buying some unauthorized Google money system or Google Home Biz Kit. They make it sound like you will be working for Google posting links and they make it sound oh so easy. Scott will say he makes $9,000 per month and there is a picture of him together with his bride and it is all false. They even have these ads so that his bio reads that he is from the same city as you are and they do that by reading your IP address that can identify where you are connecting to the Internet from.

Posting links on Google is NOT a work at home jobs option nor is it a career and it is nothing like what they make it seem. What you will be required to do after paying money to them is to figure out how to put your own Adwords campain up on Google (which you will have to pay more for and if you don’t know what you are doing you can lose your shirt) and hope people click on your ads and buy some crap that you will then be selling. You can earn money with Google but you really need to know what you are doing. The worst thing is though, that once you give your credit card for the low $1.97 shipping for your “kit”, you will then be charged some outrageous MONTHLY FEE of $129.96 or $79.99 or $49.99 or whatever the particular ad says! Then you will have to get on the phone and try to get your “membership” cancelled. WORST OF ALL, REPORTS ARE THAT YOU WILL NEVER GET THE KIT!

This is from the terms and conditions for something called Internet Payday: If you do not cancel within the 3-day trial period, you will be charged a one-time amount of $129.95. In addition, you will be provided access to an online Learning Center which will bill at $39.98, unless you cancel, 30-days from the date of enrollment and you will be re-billed every 30 days at $39.98 per month until cancelled.

It is all very dishonest because they make it sound like it is part of Google and you will be working for Google and it is authorized by Google when in fact NONE OF THAT IS TRUE! They could have called it the “Yahoo work from home jobs” or  “post links on Bing and make up to $397 per day” and in fact that is probably what they will do next.

This is the latest craze of dishonesty that has swept the web and it is obviously paying off because these ads are everywhere. There are no stay at home Google jobs and you can’t make money posting links like they want you to believe so please steer clear of the Google jobs scam.

If you want something that is not a scam please go to how I make money online. This is how I started making money and I have pictures and videos of proof of my earnings. Also, it is 100% free.  

  • 1

    I too fell for it 🙁
    NEVER got my kit !!!!!
    But they sure took my money!!!!!!

    Karen on February 9th, 2010
  • 2

    I fill for it. Recieved the kit it was broken received another kit it to was broken . Then started receiving charges to my account had to contact them several times
    to get them to stop.

    Theresa richardson on February 11th, 2010
  • 3

    Thanks for the heads up! I was just considering to order it, but I know now! Thanks again

    Evana on February 11th, 2010
  • 4

    well yes i first seen work for google from home…on myspace i already knew that it was a scam and i didnt act upon it…so yesterday i seen it pop on my computer when i was on the internet

    charlisa on February 11th, 2010
  • 5

    File a report on this company with the Federal trade Commission. They go after and prosecute companies like this.

    DK on February 16th, 2010
  • 6

    I think a lot of these “Google Jobs” and “posting links to Google” scams have stopped. I have looked for them and can’t find any right now and this post is not getting too many views which means that people are not researching the topic. I think one by one they have ceased operations.

    DayJobNuker on February 16th, 2010
  • 7

    Oh they are still around. Now the little scammers reply to online ads posing as potential customers. Heh, I recieved a response to an ad I placed on craigslist, and my response turned back an away message redirecting me to the “Buisness News Online Magazine”. Oh, and what a delight, it featured a story about someone from the town I am currently in. So many convincing testimonials from “real people”. But how odd, the comments were disabled due to spamming.. hmm. And I was unable to locate any other topics or pages on the site only links to the products in the article. Well that’s not right…I’ll just do a search on google for more info. Gee, nothing here, I’ll try Google Jobs and go through them directly. Well what do you know, they aren’t hiring.

    Sarcasm aside, they are still out there, constantly adapting their technique in an attempt to make the bait seem real enough to hide the hook. It is up to us to be skeptical enough not to assume the fisherman went home.

    Jaibird on February 19th, 2010
  • 8

    Yes, the fake newspaper ads are still out there for sure but they seem to be pitching different work from home jobs products now. A lot of them are for Home Job Placement and someone who says she is Jennifer Johnson. I don’t know whether there is any legitimacy to that or whether they are asking for upfront money. I haven’t taken the time to read the sales pitch with my magnifying glass 🙂 Maybe someone knows about it?

    DayJobNuker on February 19th, 2010
  • 9

    Hey, thanks for the info. I almost got caught with this one because they said you were paid by Google, and was advertised on CNN, MSN, People, Time, etc and read it off my ATT/Yahoo account.

    Top Work From Home Programs 2010
    Work Online And Make Over $1,365 a Week. As seen on CNN, NBC and CNBC

    I was referred by this link:
    (link has been suspended)

    Maddie on February 22nd, 2010
  • 10

    Well DJN, I’m not sure about the newspaper ads, but I’m sure your right. My experience involved a craislist ad I had placed online, to which they responded posing as a real person.

    Jaibird on February 23rd, 2010
  • 11

    I too fell for this scam I even was charged twice for the so called kit and the reps pretented to be surprised when I told them I never recieved the kit. Then I was charged a monthly fee and called to get my money back and they talked me into staying, but I told them unless I recieve my kit of which I waited on for a month, I was gonna cancel my membership. I cancelled my membership the following week, then a kit arrived. I jsut simply threw it in the trash. I was doo discusted to EVEN OPEN IT!

    H. T. on February 23rd, 2010
  • 12

    This is so unbelieveable, I ran across the pop-up ad for working at home for Google, went to the sign-up page and fill in my name, address and phone number, click the page for the billing information; but, I had to go run an errand, so I said I’ll finish when I get back. Well anyway, when I signed back on my computer to finish the billing information, I GOOGLED (ironic)for the web site again and came across this page first. My Father above lead me in this direction and I’m so glad he did; because, that was CLOSE!!!! Thank you for the information.

    Darrin Williams on February 27th, 2010
  • 13

    I am also glad I found this page. I called the the 1-888-651-9818 number because this sounded way to good to be true. I did talk to a live person, but I knew there was a problem when I asked him specific questions about how so much money can be made by setting up web addresses? I think the rep may have been new because it sliped out that you have to pay to get your web addresses on the site up to $50.00 per address and that does not include the monthly fee to be in this program. I am very glad that everyone took the time to post what happened to them that saved me from going though the same pain and anguish. As my mom says “IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT PROBABLY IS”

    Travis on March 9th 2010 on March 10th, 2010
  • 14

    As a retiree I was looking fo a way to make some extra income. I almost bit into this. Thanks for the information.

    James Gibson on March 13th, 2010
  • 15

    I almost fell for the scam, it just seemed impossible so I thought I would try to find out some more info before doing it and I came across your page. Thank you so very much for having it up. I almost believed it because it had CNN and all the other news links on there to. Again don’t ever remove this site, Thanks you saved me a lot of headache!

    Holly on March 26th, 2010
  • 16

    I kept finding the same ad over the past two weeks, so this morning I really looked at the ad. It has no comment here column, and if you really pay attention to the comments there are two exact same comments on two seperate days from two diffent people…Coincidance???!! I think not! That was the give away. Also, I searched my area listings online and offline also the blog for the woman they highlighted in the hookline and she doesn’t exist.

    Tristan on April 20th, 2010
  • 17

    well i just got ripped off by two companies…..this second one is google go figure…..i just called the number and they asked me for my email addy and i gave them the addy and they immediately said well i need your credit card number so i can stop payment but if it would have been a legit company they would have already had all that info on file right? so i told him i would have my husband deal with them when he got home….the guy said ok thank you and have a nice day……so i dont know whats going to happen next but i will give you the number for the google one its all i have hope it works for all that has been scammed……887 829 7590….barbara

    barbara on April 20th, 2010
  • 18

    Actually you CAN work for google, as a quality rater, where you do some sort of reviewing of the search engine submissions, sort of like a quality assurance type thing. I’ve done the work before, and I enjoyed it at first… but it can get a little dull. It pays reasonably well for what you’re doing… but THESE kinds of jobs need to be obtained via an application process through one of the staffing companies that google uses.

    These OTHER “Google jobs” are merely scams to get people sucked into adwords..which can be very powerful and lucrative if one knows what they are doing, but can be absolutely disastrous if a person is just starting out. Stay away from adwords until you’ve got a handle on driving free traffic to websites. And for “jobs” check out other channels.

    Mining Money Online on April 22nd, 2010
  • 19

    I went to the Internet Payday website and paid the $1.97 and waited to get my work at home Google Kit in the mail. NEVER CAME!!! Then there was a $67.00 charge to my debit card I gave. It took me 1 week to get someone on the phone from this company that charged me. I waited over 3 hours on hold the day I got a real person on the phone. The person couldn’t speak english so I had to wait another 45 minutes till they found someone that spoke english to help me. Come to find out that this company was in Afghanistan. I did get a refund for the $67.00 2 months later.

    Missy Miller on May 8th, 2010
  • 20

    I wanted to look into this because, who can’t use more money, especially now-a-days. I had a prior experience and lost more thant I’ve read about. It’s really hurtful, you feel like a fool and the hard earned money to someone else for sheming!!! that is horrible. Pass the word around and they should have a monitoring system.

    Zulma on May 26th, 2010
  • 21

    Such a shame these scams are still rampant!

    information security expert on May 29th, 2010
  • 22

    hey there is one more stuff going on called survey income kit… I almost fell for it..but there was an element of doubt so checked on google for this as scam and guess what I found this page… thanks to all the mates you saved my money… God bless you all…

    raja on September 5th, 2010
  • 23

    i am tried the number of the online jobs almost 98peersent scams no one genuien any genuiene work please tell me


    sairam on September 15th, 2010
  • 24

    There are work from home jobs with Google that are hiring now, but you are a contract employee hired through an agency like Leapforce, Butler Hill Group or Lionsbridge.You work as a internet evaluator and these are work form home jobs. There is a message board on the WHAM website where I found people who do this work. They appear to have only an at most two year contract with the companies,but the pay is around $14 or $15/hr.There are no fees to start, but you do have to take a two-part exam if selected for the interview process, and some say it is hard.The scam sites make it hard to find the real positions from these companies.

    Lilli G on October 23rd, 2010
  • 25

    These advertisements are now on facebook. Some people are sick!

    keletso on November 15th, 2010
  • 26

    DO NOT fall for the 3.98 for the cd income from home scam, they will suck 150 bucks out of you, they overdrew my account and I am beeing considered for a high profile federal position in which they check your credit. 109 overdrawn does not look good. Home Income Wealth is the company. beware.

    CJ Jhnson on December 28th, 2010
  • 27

    im just wondering if anyone here who have heard the surveys4checks.. i just wanna know if this one is a scam too. thanks!

    oliver on February 21st, 2011
  • 28

    Surveys4checks wants you to pay $49.99 to be able to do surveys? Don’t ever pay a dime to do surveys. Any legit survey site is free to join. There are many free survey sites and as mentioned above, I recommend CashCrate which is 100% free.

    DayJobNuker on February 22nd, 2011