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JOB SCAM ALERT: Work At Home Mom Makes $6795/Month Working Part Time

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“Daily Consumer Tips”, “Career Path Journal”, “Job Report”, “World 13 News”, “Home Job Manual”, “News 8 Reports”, “Consumer News”, “News 1 Reports” “Need Extra Holiday Cash” fake ads: you’ve probably seen a picture of this “reporter” or someone like her on many ads and advertorials. The reporter could go by the name Amanda Winston or many others which are all probably fake names. I’m sick of seeing it and that is why I am warning you. What is an advertorial? It an advertisement that is made to look like a real news story and in my opinion, they should probably not be allowed. Basically, they are written to read and look like a newspaper or magazine story and fool the person reading it.

So, this “Mom Makes $72/HR Online” advertisement about an unemployed Mom makes $6,397/month or $7,487 a month working online is just like the Google jobs scam. It is not realistic pay like they say and it is all a fake story.


The ad knows your IP address so the Mom they showcase (Michelle Starr, Kim Swartz, Michelle Withrow, Alyssa Jensen, Patricia Feeney, Liz Reynolds, Stacy Trevors, Melissa N., Jessica Holcomb, Kelly Larson, April Keaton, Mary Stevens, Kimberly Clark, Jessica Meyers, Jamie Stevens, Susan Beckham, Holly Raiche, Kelly Richards, Melissa Johnson, Michelle Mathews, Marie Thompson, Katie Jenkins, Emily Stewart, Carrie Stewart, Ashley Jacobson, Emily Harris, Elizabeth Jackson, Kim Barnes, Susan Beckham, Holly Anderson, Katie Matthews, Karen Miller, Lissa M., Roger Thornhill, Michelle Taylor) is always from the city you are in. The whole news story is totally made up and the “reporter” is made up too. I mean, how many reporters look like that?

EVERY link on that news article will send you to the Automatic Profit System (or some other system) except the Facebook link that will trick you into you adding to  the “like” number if you click on it and sign into Facebook. The comments are closed and fake and the picture of the Google check is a generic one that can be found all over the web.

The bottom line is that this is not a news story and is all FAKE to try to get you to Work at Home University, Fortune Education 365, Online Business Systems, Stay At Home Revenue, Freedom Agency Online, Clicks To Cash System, Internet Payday, New Online Incomes, Online Jobs Revealed System, Online Career Package, Lifetime Cash System, Home Cash Flow Solution, Home Revenue System, Home Jobs Revealed, Profit System Online, Fast Income Pro, eHome Profit Kit, Home Income Profit Kit, Internet Job Locator, Online Trade Trading, Automatic Profit System, At Home Money Solution, Home Jobs Online, eHome Profit Kit, Home Wealth Solution, Platinum Online Revenue, Home Income Profits, Digital Wave Profit Formula, BankCard Profit System, Six Figure Program, Home Income System, Paid Surveys and More, Capital Online Revenue, Autopilot Home Profits, eHome Profit System, eHome Profit Solutions, New Life Profits, Online Revenue Solution, Robert Allen Multiple Streams of Income, or whatever “system” they are selling. Once you are there you will hear that there are only 17 spots left and you better hurry. Follow that with some of the most outrageous claims about pushing a few buttons, working an hour a week, legally printing money and Jerry Parker, David Palmer, Brian Bailey, or Paul Johnson being America’s top work at home consultant. It’s all bullshit (sorry for the profanity but it is).

Now, I cannot say that any of the “systems” themselves are scams as I have not tried any of them but I can say that I have heard this sales pitch before and it is silly. If you do your research online you will read about hundreds of complaints about these systems. Please be smart and understand that you are being taken to this “system” by a fake news story that is NOT REAL. And if the advertisement that gets you to the “system” is fake, what does that tell you about the product they want you to buy? I’d stay as far away as possible!

Update 1/5/2011 – Like several other websites that have exposed these fake newspaper ads, I have gotten an email from a lawyer that says he represents Automatic Profit System. He demands I take this post down because it hurts his client’s business. If you look up Automatic Profit System in Google you will find lots of articles similar to what I wrote here with many unhappy comments and complaints. It looks like this lawyer has threatened several other bloggers as well.

Finally please go here to the BBB (<—click here) and you will see that Automatic Profit System gets a “D-” from them!

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

    Yes, i have seen these advertisements everywhere. I knew that these stuff were fake. I wounder how much people fails into this trap?

    Osmin on August 20th, 2010
  • 2

    I came across this fake advertisement and initially thought it might not be a bad way to make money from home. The big clue to me that it was fake was when they asked for money. A legitimate job will not ask for money but will direct you in how to get quality assignments

    Laurie on August 30th, 2010
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    I was suspicious of this ad that’s why I checked it out.
    As my father always said “if it sounds to good to be true it probably is-int true” Since they are using false advertisement you just have to wonder about the product itself. I would steer away from this one.

    Steve on September 29th, 2010
  • 4

    I almost fell for this until I got to investigating on my own since I live in Huntington WV which is where she is suppose to be from. I thought since she was from my city that I could find her on F/B and talk with her. I did a general search for her blog and can’t find it. I’m glad I found this site through my search for her. You saved me money by not falling for this. tyvm cause my funds are low and I am trying to find ways to make money online. Even more so cause I just started a website called Bunchies Best Deals to make money online and now I can see not to post for this.

    Tammy Bunch on September 30th, 2010
  • 5

    I see this ad(vertisement?) on the website of my local news channel.

    I see this ad EVERY single day, as I like to check the local news reports at the start of my business day.

    My question is this:

    Why do the local NEWS channels even allow this sort of scam-vertising on their sites?

    It makes legitimately broke people, ones who are looking for legitimate businesses to get involved in, have a sense of false hope that the company is real and that they will make real money.

    Real Scam is all it amounts to. Is there any way to address the places that allow this scam-vertising, and get them to stop?

    Denise on October 14th, 2010
  • 6

    I see this ad every day on too. Every day it is there somewhere on certain pages with real news stories. I’ll bet it is costing a lot of people money who can’t afford to lose the money. But MSN doesn’t seem to care or they are too stupid to know it is a scam.

    DayJobNuker on October 15th, 2010
  • 7

    I saw this ad on the FDIC website when I was reading about short sales. I Think there should be fraud charges brought against these people. I was suspious because when I tried to click on other news tabs, it took me straight to the scams presentation. What Ass’es.

    Mark on October 23rd, 2010
  • 8

    I live in a town with about 8,000 people, so it was obvious that this “Jessica Holcomb” person isn’t real. I’ve lived here my whole life & never heard of her or seen her face in town ever, so it’s true that she does not live here, it’s all a lie. Isn’t scamming people out of money illegal?

    Katie on November 18th, 2010
  • 9

    Thank you. I was about to fall into this trap until I googled the mom’s name in my area and didn’t find her, but instead found this warning from you. Thank you so much for doing this.

    Robin on December 1st, 2010
  • 10

    Thank you, this is awful, I kept receiving emails from this Karen Miller. I was about to sign up until the ad asked for money. Then I googled the name, this site didn’t come up until the third page.

    Linh on December 2nd, 2010
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    Thanks for warning about this. The most infuriating part is that two people have actually emailed this link directly to my email address. How did they even get my email address i have no idea.

    The website in question (site was taken down)

    has logos of CNN, USA Today, Fox News, MSNBC, abc and CBS News. Why are they allowed to host these logos, and why isnt someone being arrested and jailed as we speak? I’m getting the impression that all of this is legal and that the only way that we, the internet users have to protect ourselves is by kindly warning one another as you have done here.

    Am i right?
    If so, then i might as well set up my own scam and rake in the profits, since
    a) it’s legal and
    b) its a scam or be scammed world.


    MaxineRyder on December 8th, 2010
  • 12

    Yes, you are right about the emails. I have gotten those as well so they must have gotten your email address (and mine) from some list they bought.

    DayJobNuker on December 9th, 2010
  • 13

    In reply to people that comment about the ad being on major websites, they are there because these sites use an ad serving app that puts advertisements in there for them. These ad serving programs are not programmed to detect or filter out scams yet.

    ComputerGuy on January 8th, 2011
  • 14

    Thanks ComputerGuy, I should have thought of that.

    DayJobNuker on January 8th, 2011
  • 15

    I had a feeling this had to be fake. I have adsense on my website and after about a year in this recession, (granted I don’t have it on every one of my pages and I up to about 60 on my site plus my blog, I have made on my adsense less than $35. I thank God I still have my housekeeping job.

    Sharon on January 9th, 2011
  • 16

    Iwas researching these “work at home scams” I began to notice
    that Jessica Holcomb lived in many different cities. Always
    in the one you live in or close by. It did not matter what
    the business was called. Jessica was there. She is a very
    busy young lady.

    It is sad the company is allowed to advertise and drag innocent people into their scam, just taking money. JN

    Judy Naglich on January 13th, 2011
  • 17

    I’m sorry to say that I fell for these scams throughout my years and I have smartened up and I have to say to all of u people out there….Do what u love to do and don’t let anyone or anything stop u. U can actually make money on what u love to do. God Bless Everyone!!!!

    ps..I am not an old…

    sm lobacz on January 25th, 2011
  • 18

    I see this ad every day on too. Every day it is there somewhere on certain pages with real news stories. I’ll bet it is costing a lot of people money who can’t afford to lose the money. But MSN doesn’t seem to care or they are too stupid to know it is a scam.

    Arlene Davis on January 30th, 2011
  • 19

    I think these sites are pretty scammy too – but just want to point out the humorous fact that the picture they keep using (and you have posted up there) for these notorious ads is a real reporter who goes by the name of “Melissa Theuriau”. She’s a French journalist/anchor person. I seriously doubt that she’s endorsing these guys. By the way, have been reading your blog for two years now – always great stuff!

    Your Faithful Reader on January 30th, 2011
  • 20

    i am from a city that this article said jessica holcomb was from so i thought i would look her up in the local phone book,my town is very small and affluent,so she should be my suprise no such person listed so i googled her and saw this web page …..thanks to this page i will not fall for this scam….thanks again for the info.

    paul miller on January 31st, 2011
  • 21

    Are there any work from home jobs that are real and not a scam? I could really use a job and it would be nice to work from home regardless if I have a boss or not. Job searching is extremely hard, as many know, and if there is any opportunity please let me know.

    Bethany on February 3rd, 2011
  • 22

    This is funny. I live in south America and when I looked at the site. It said she lived here to. hahahahahah
    Yes it is a worth-less scam.
    Please don’t fall for it.

    John Prater on February 6th, 2011
  • 23

    thanks alot. i am in nigeria and i almost fell for this until i made efforts to investigate which eventually led me to this link.thnak God i would have lost US$97.

    bose on February 10th, 2011
  • 24

    Unfortunately I did not investigate and bought the system and to my dismay it is not what they promote. It sure as heck is not a few clicks to get set up.
    It is merely an opportunity to be a reseller in the crowded online retail market. You even have to buy the products first and have the back-end to support refunds.
    When I told them it was misrepresented to me and asked for a refund they said NO REFUNDS!
    I feel like an idiot for falling for this

    K Fxx on February 10th, 2011
  • 25

    In my opinion it is obviously a scam. I looked at an ad, i’ve saw ad’s like these about 3 years… Anyway, this is obviously fake because in my town I know almost EVERYONE, its a town where everyone knows everyone. Their is no mom in this town who makes 97 dollars an hour, its a small town. I can’t say i’m certain that this is fake but lets look at this:
    An average worker makes about 12-14 dollars an hour.
    *in america*
    Now, the only places I would trust are google, etc.. Something big that won’t scam you but STILL read reviews whether its a scam. Because I highly doubt that theirs a mom in every town in america.. I mean come on.. Btw this uses your IP address most likely to find where you live and give a specific ad like Northwest mom etc..

    Blake m on February 16th, 2011
  • 26

    I just fell for this scam too! I feel so dumb! I should have known it was a fake! I called my friend who lives in BC and she said the same “mom” they said lives here always lives in BC. I then knew it was a scam. I called the “company” and asked for a refund. She said “Oh I believe you need to wait at least 60 days”

    Does anyone know if they keep trying to get money from you? Or if you actually get your “rebate”

    I am SO mad!

    Lindsay on February 17th, 2011
  • 27

    oh dear I fell for it someone called me to set me up with a coach they ask that I invest at least 2200 or something this guy was asking me so many personal financial questions he is actually going to call me tonight so he could talk to me and my husband

    tina on February 18th, 2011
  • 28

    I’m ashamed to say that I fell for this scam. Now I’m out of a quarter of my savings. If I had known this earlier, I would’ve never done it. Thank you for this post.

    Cammy on February 18th, 2011
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    PEOPLE BEWARE!! I knew it was a scam as soon as I read an email that said I received it from a friend. Now, I question this, did the email really come from my friend or did it come from the hacker criminal who is confiscating everyone’s IP address out there and sending this BOGUS CRAP!? I HOPE THEY PUT ALL THESE SCAM ARTISTS IN JAIL WHERE THEY BELONG!

    These are every scary times we live in… careful when you are making any investments out there and anything online that claims you can make buku bucks from home is nothing but a pipe dream…even working at home doing ebay is hard work & you don’t make a gazillion $$ overnight!


    Elaine on February 24th, 2011
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    glad I saw this. I was investigating to se if this was real and found this right here. They used one of the names you mentioned and I knew it could not be real. They would have had my money which I did not have to give! This should be brought to court! Unbelievable!

    ali on February 27th, 2011
  • 31

    These work from home *scams* are always very interesting to me. I have to give them credit for their good marketing techniques though. Sadly, even intelligent people fall for it. As many before me have said, the kicker is always when they ask you for money up front. The only time that you should start a job in which you put money upfront is if you’re starting YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

    I work from home and a number of people in my industry (Communications) work from home. My peers average around $100K a year (ranging from $40K-$1.1m was the highest amount someone made last year). However, I work for a legitimate company (won’t say company name) but it is a private small company (800 employees or so) that resells communications technology. So we actually sell the products/software that allow for other large companies to have remote workers. That’s why I’m able to utilize the technology – because I sell it. I also travel when I have to visit customers that aren’t local and I have full benefits. My recommendation is to scout out Call Center positions that call for remote workers. Lots of legit companies are doing it now. Or look into a sales position that allows you to set your own schedule. My company doesn’t care where I work from or how many hours I work as long as I’m selling, lol. Good luck.

    Mira on February 27th, 2011
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    It sounds like you are a skilled sales person in the right place at the right time. You have knowledge about what you sell and are probably good at it. Unfortunately, I think many people do not have the background where they can do what you do and they are looking for something easier that anyone can do. That is why so many people are interested in those advertisements. Since those ads are still around to this day, they must be successfully duping a lot of people.

    DayJobNuker on February 28th, 2011
  • 33

    I am looking for a legimate way to make money @ Home. I work @ home on the weekends for a local company and I would like something during the week to supplement my income. If anyone knows of something that works and isn’t scaming people, I am very interested.

    Riese on March 8th, 2011
  • 34

    Unfortunately I did not do my homework on this gal. Got ripped off as well. The investment people tried to get me to give them 8 to 10 grand more than the 500 I already paid them for. I have to chalk it up to internet inexperience. At least it was not going to suck me in for more.

    Bev on October 17th, 2011
  • 35

    I knew after reading it that it was likely a scam the are under two diffrent names at least RCN or something like that and Capital something or other. It is a shame there are scammers out there that want to take advantage of people who are down and out with no jobs and no money to waste and have children to support. It is the lowest of the low to scam someone who is down to thier last dollar why dont the just hit the streets and swipe the change jars from the homeless on the street. I am really dissipointed in MSN they need to do thier reasearch before they allow scammers to post ads!! I am writting them a note after this and I hope others do as well. Let them know it is not acceptable!

    melissa on November 11th, 2011
  • 36

    I responded to an ad for a customer service job and was told by a Janice Greer that they already hired someone but would have a position open in a few weeks. But told me about Consumers News 180 and how she makes extra $500 a week for addl income. LOL funny part it was found out on Craigslist the job that I responded to & think it is a bogus job. Kinda funny how they have different ways to use to get you interested. I have always been told anything that cost you money definitely google reviews regarding it cause you can find the truth out there. DON’T TRUST ANYTHING.

    Brenda on November 15th, 2011
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    I wouldn’t say don’t trust ANYTHING but I would say that if you are asked to give your credit card, always do as much research as you can online first. If it is a scam or if there are unhappy people with most any program or “job”, you can probably find evidence of it online. Just be smart about it and ask yourself if things make sense, does the offer sound too good to be true, and do the claims they make sound reasonable.

    DayJobNuker on November 15th, 2011
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    I was ‘on the fence’ about whether to believe that this was a scam until I read Brenda’s comment above. I am so glad i found this site!

    A few days ago, I also replied to a job posting on Craigslist and was emailed by “Joyce Graham” telling me that job wasn’t available but there might be another one available in a few weeks. Then today I got another email from her with link to Capital Online Revenue saying this is how she makes extra money and it might help until I find a job. So glad I started doing research before paying them $97!

    It just really sucks that in these hard economic times, these ‘companies’ can get away with this crap! And a double whamy because I (like Brenda) was ‘introduced’ to this scam while trying to find a legitimate job (which I need super bad).

    DUH… is all i can say! Reality check (for me and hopefully you too) – If these people REALLY made this much working from home, why would they have another job outside of the home? Think about it and Don’t Fall for this Scam.

    Melissa on November 17th, 2011
  • 39

    I just found out from someone else that this is a total scam and that means out of desperation and being naive, I am out my 30 day so called m/back guarantee. bastards! This isn’t fair and I didn’t have the money to loose. Thanks computer guy for info.

    Tam on November 18th, 2011
  • 40

    Who is Diana Thompson? What is New Online Incomes? I am new to all of this computer stuff. I am looking for A good home business. I don’t even know if I filled this application right to get a response from you.If anything I have learned it is to Google these cos. first; then they say to research them. O.K. SO how do you do that after I Google you?

    norman on December 17th, 2011
  • 41

    it’s funny because i checked out the link to see what the website was all about. And as soon as i was clicking out. They offered a Discount, then another, untill the final price went from $65 down to $1.97. they were basically screaming out “I’M A SCAM I JUST WANT YOUR MONEY” lol

    brianna on January 5th, 2012
  • 42

    Does anyone know of Revenue Solutions Provider? Are they logit? I did pay $29.00 by credit card on the internet. I received a call from someone the other night. He talked about OPM (other peoples money). I was asked if I owned my home, car etc. Also, if I had any credit card debt, what are the limits on my cards. To start an internet business I was told I would need to use credit cards to get me started. Example: Bill Gates couldn’t get any loans to start his business so he put $50,000.00 on credit cards. He said that he was my first contact. He was checking me out and that a supervisor would be in contact with me later. He wanted to also talk to my husband to make sure it was o.k. to use my credit cards to get started.

    lynn on January 18th, 2012
  • 43

    i was online reading my local paper when i noticed a link about a lady in my state who makes $8-9thousans a month so i clicked on it and it was realistic with the NBC news and all ,then directed me to MICHELLETAYLORJOBSREVEALED.,before i knew i was on DIANNETHOMPSONS Page and it all sounded so easy and as i was reading a number on the bottom of the page kept flashing ,only 2 spots available ,so i bought it ,they made it sound like just grabing ads from big corps and posting elsewhere takes 2-4min but after i bought it ,it turned out quite different and they have not returnd my calls at first they did call and said they would help ,but that was the fist day ,i bought it a week ago and they said i could be working within an hr after purchase , i feel pretty dumb, iam out $99 this was FreedomAgencyonline

    martha on January 24th, 2012
  • 44

    Thank you! Thank you! for saving us this money. I was just like others so excited about this. But the kicker is this person was in OUR HOMETOWN AREA. I was so thrilled that I could perhaps contact Michelle Taylor and see how she was doing.
    Thanks for taking the time to save us. I am 50 and need a home job. I am bookkeeper and need to have another basket to keep us going.
    I am so appreciative that you have the tenacity to start this and help so many other people. You are a Blessing!

    Linda on February 7th, 2012
  • 45

    they sent me a text to my phone that said hurry love omg I am so going to do this so I though it was from a friend until I saw I didn’t recognize the number.

    Of course anyone who knows how to do on line stuff would do some research and WOW>…GEE….what a surprise …..ANOTHER SCAM…..

    In a recession people like this should be shut down and sued for liability.

    It’s horrible.
    Thank God for review Websites….it’s a scary place the internet.

    nicole hallack on March 25th, 2012
  • 46

    Melissa Johnson says she makes $80 an hour, but if she’s working 15 hours a week and making $7,000 to $8,000 a month, then she’s making more like $100 an hour. What exactly is she / are they doing on-line to make this kind of money? Is there a minimum or maximum number of hours available and is it the more you work, the more you make? I’m always skeptical of something that says, “Today and today only!” or in this case,” WARNING – OFFER EXPIRES ON Tuesday, April 3, 2011″ which means it actually expired about a year ago. By the way, what expired? Is the course no longer available or is there some great deal on it we missed out on?

    Pete on April 2nd, 2012
  • 47

    So glad I found this site and was able to read everyone’s stories. I ordered a program from Paid Surveys and More. What a crock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have earned maybe 2.50 in about two weeks (with no info on how to get my money) but now I have requested a refund and all of a sudden this guy claiming to be my COACH is calling me & when I inquire about the refund he gives me some crap about “he realizes that but he wants me to achieve my full potential” Whatever………

    Melinda on April 12th, 2012
  • 48

    I wish I would have seen this website before being schemed into this one!! Yes I too was a victium of Michelle Taylor Package on Online Business Systems with the article I read of local woman Melissa Johnson! Yes they charged my account but NOT BY THE COMPANYS NAME, THE SUPPOSEd COACH WHO CALLED ME name WAS ON MY ACCOUNT….she called ONCE, emailed, but when I tried calling back straight to a voicemail only, and now the website link is totally different name!! In hours it changed from ONline Business Systems to FORTUNE AGENCY.COM…………….DONT DO IT, Im now having these CHARGES looked into & HAD TO CHANGE MY CARD #!!! Errr THANK YOU FOR THE ARTICLE, IT IS 100% HELPFUL FOR OTHERS!!!!

    Veronica on April 30th, 2012
  • 49

    The expiry date is a scam too, I loaded the page, felt it was suspicious and did not go any further. When I went back to the page several days later and refreshed the expiry date reset itself to tomorrow. It’s sad to see the blogs like this one doesn’t make the top of the google search. When I searched “EXPOSED: Mom Makes Month” to see if it was actually on the national websites it claimed I found all the other scams, but no legitimate websites.

    James on June 4th, 2012