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I post to online newspaper Business Spectator here in Australia. Lately, there have been some inappropriate posts promoting a thing called Home Profit System, which also goes by a few other names. You may have come across it. It’s a scam, as are all of these easy money making schemes. I thought I would post here basically what I have posted at Business Spectator, so that people can be aware of this and similar scams. Home Profit System seems legitimate but it’s not, and shows how easy it is to fall for these sort of scams.

Please be aware that these out of context posts linking to sites that offer easy money by sitting on a computer relate to a scam (and this is always the case with these sorts of offers). The link, http://www.jobs35.com, goes to a page called financialzest.biz and is headed up Finance Reports. There’s a genuine looking article about a single mother making 90 grand a year sitting on her computer without selling anything.

The page gives the impression it’s part of some large and legitimate site with lots of different categories of articles, updates, and so on. The tabs across the top of the page include Home, Finance (which is highlighted for the current article), Tech, Economy, Media, Market News, Investing, etc. But if you run your cursor across the tabs, you’ll see they all go to the same page, not financialzest but homesourceforincome, and headed up Home Source for Income, which has a couple of testimonials and invites you to sign up.

But back to the article about the single mother making 90 grand, it includes several links to something called Home Profit System and below the article are 20 favourable posts allegedly by 20 different people, but it’s all part of the scam. The Home Profit System links also go to the homesourceforincome page, just like every other link on the page. Under the tabs are even some market update information on Dow, Nasdaq, US$, etc and they appear to be constantly updating, but take a closer look and you’ll see that the alleged change in each of them just toggles back and forth between two set numbers. And if you delete the string of characters after the site name in your address bar, you still end up at the same article about the single mother.

Apparently the scheme initially costs about $3 to enter and have a look. You have three days to say yay or nay, then you get charged about $140 and there’s a monthly charge of about $5. People have complained that it takes a week before they get the package and they’ve already been charged the $140. One guy had to cancel his credit card to stop the monthly charge. If you run with it, you will be creating and marketing online stores and trying to sell things from them. No one usually buys anything from these stores.

For more, see:

http://www.ivetriedthat.com/2010/05/17/do-not-sign-up-for-the-home-income-profit-system/

http://reviewopedia.com/workathome/home-income-profit-system-review-is-it-a-scam/

This second site asks people to rank the scheme on a scale of 1 to 5. There are 261 reviews of this scheme and the average score is 1.1 and that includes at least one person who rated it as a 5 and who is probably part of the scam.

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