Today marks the fourth time I’ve come across one of these fake news websites and as such I decided I’m going to create a list of them all to expose them as I come across each one. There are no doubt hundreds (maybe even thousands) of these floating around and I intend to continue exposing every last one of them.
Make no mistake, the ‘Today’s Online Review” website is a total scam and there is nothing real or legit about it.
Review Summary: A fake news website designed to get you to buy into a ‘link posting opportunity’ called the Cash From Home system (CFH) which is located at www.securebusinesssites.com. The sales page deceives people into thinking this is a legitimate business that anyone can do when in fact there is zero substance to these claims. I definitely do not recommend this and I’ll explain exactly why below.
All Links Point To ONE Place
First off I want to draw your attention to the links on this so called ‘news’ website. Every single one of them take you to the sales page these guys have designed to promote the CFH system(the one mentioned above) and to get your email and phone number.
This is a massive red flag right off the bat.
These Are Just Fake Personas
Neither Theresa Andrews nor Mary Rogers are even real, they are completely fake personas made up by the scammers who put this website up. Theresa has been used on many similar websites that have since been shut down, they simply change the name of the website and web address after they’ve been exposed for a while and continue using the same content and fake personas.
Here’s a snippet I took from the CFH website they are promoting which clearly states that Mary Rogers is made up…
The Location Is Another Trick
As you can see in the picture above the content claims this person is from ‘Griffin’ because it thinks that’s where I’m from, it’s a little but off this time round though. I can guarantee if you visit the website from another country then it will change for you based on where you live. They do this to make the content more personalised and targeted and convert more visitors into sales. Sneaky sneaky.
Bogus Income Claims & A Totally Fake Opportunity
One of the most ridiculous notions is the kind of income they are claiming you can make and they don’t explain what it is you will even be doing to make this kind of money. I saw the ‘Amazon’ check on their website and decided to investigate the CFH system to see exactly what they are saying you can do to make this kind of cash per month.
As it turns out they are promoting what is called a ‘link posting scam’ and are telling people they can sign up for a work at home ‘job’ posting affiliate links.
What they are saying: Apparently in just three simple steps you are going to be taught by some link posting guru how to make $15 every 2 minutes/ $450 per hour. You just sign up, get your links and access a done for you website to post your links in.
They make it sound like it’s a push button business that ever so simply allows you to start earning big by posting these links. They make it sound as if companies are going to pay you to ‘process links’ on their behalf and that with absolutely no skill or knowledge you’ll be making insane amounts of money.
The reality: This whole thing is complete and utter nonsense! What they are talking about is called affiliate marketing, except they have completely misrepresented what is really involved in making money this way. Affiliate marketing is legitimate but it is NOTHING like they are saying it is.
The real process of affiliate marketing is:
- Learn real Internet marketing skills from real people
- Choose a niche (targeted group of consumers looking for something)
- Build a basic website and publish relevant and useful content to help your audience with a problem of some kind
- Earn commissions by promoting relevant products and services when they click on your affiliate links and buy products
I cannot overstate how ridiculous their sales page is and how far from the truth their claims are. They’ve essentially taken a legitimate business model and made it sound like some ‘link processing job’ that doesn’t even exist!
At the very least if you weren’t going to build a website you could post your affiliate links around the web but you would need to buy a ton of ad space to do this. If you don’t know what you are doing then this is a very quick way to lose a lot of money.
One thing is for absolute certain, no one on earth is going to be paying anyone $15 per link posted, that is simply an outright lie. You can make very good money with affiliate marketing, but it is a business and as such takes time and effort to build up. You certainly won’t just log on and start posting links to make a ton of money.
To learn more about making money (legitimately) with affiliate marketing, click here.
The Comments Are Fake
Another thing these posers do is post fake comments as if they are legit. After reviewing only 4 of these kinds of websites to date they have all had the same comments on them. Here’s a review of another one of their websites called ‘Consumer Trends Today’, scroll down to my screenshot of the comments on the website and compare with the TOR website.
Deceptive Credibility Tricks
The last point I’d like to mention is the fact that they attempt to leverage an association with NBC, ABC, USA Today, CNN and other networks to gain your trust. Let me say that in no way whatsoever are they affiliated with these companies.
If you look closer they use general phrases like “Work from home opportunities have been featured on__” for legal reasons.
In other words… general work from home opportunities have been featured on these news networks in one way or another, not this opportunity. In reality that is like saying… “people have driven cars on planet earth and it’s been filmed by these news networks”.
Utterly ridiculous in my opinion.
Both this website and the main website they are linking to are total rubbish and will do nothing more than cost you money. They are not going to help you create an income because there is no opportunity at all, this is a total scam.
What’s more is that they make sure to grab your contact details upfront so they can repeatedly call you and pressure you into buying more products and services. They also use this information to sell to third parties who will also market ‘make money’ products to you.
There’s even the very real risk of credit card fraud and identity theft if you purchase anything from these guys.
My advice is to stay far away from this rubbish and keep your hard earned money where it belongs, in your bank account.