KNKNews.com is Not Real
I’ve written about this subject before and didn’t think that I would be touching on it again but here we go one more time.
I got passed this link today on Facebook and I figured since it had something to do with the field I’m in, I should check it out to make sure my friends don’t get led astray.
So I did and I instantly recognized what was going on. How these links get passed around I have no idea.
Now that I think of it maybe someone on Facebook has a large group and pushed the link and it went viral, ending up in my network of friends. Nevertheless, everyone is checking it out and it has actually been generating a lot of buzz lately.
Anyway, back to this KNKNews site. It is a scam. Not even Google wants to have anything to do with them.
The site is set up to look like a legitimate news site – CNBC – that everyone should know about.
However, it really isn’t CNBC and it doesn’t have anything to do with CNBC.
KNKNews.com is a fake news site designed to advertise a specific work at home opportunity with the hopes that people will sign up and pay to receive a cd filled with the information needed to get started.
To some it may not be that obvious that something is wrong because of location but to anyone living where I live – an island in the Caribbean – there are some dead giveaways.
The subject of the story, Ms Patricia Feeney, worked for NBC (not the local radio station) but *the* NBC – as in the network that CNBC is a part of. This is no doubt an American woman.
But the article says that she is from Kingstown which is where I’m from.
If you’re from somewhere other than Kingstown then its going to show your city instead because they’re using a script to pick up your location.
They use this tactic to reel you into the story. You’re more likely to want to find out more because you have something in common with the subject.
Read The FinePrint
The other clue, or proof that this isn’t what it’s made out to be is in the fine print right at the bottom of the page.
Author and publisher is an Affiliate of the company offering the business opportunity and are remunerated by advertiser.
They’re actually required to do this by the FTC but its still false advertising and they should still be reported.
Then there’s this statement which should really confuse the hell out of anyone reading it – enough so they realize that there’s something funky going on here.
Google/CNBC is in no way associated with this website.
And finally there’s
THE RESULTS PORTRAYED IN THE STORY AND IN THE COMMENTS ARE ILLUSTRATIVE, AND MAY NOT BE THE RESULTS THAT YOU ACHIEVE WITH THESE PRODUCTS
…which is like saying “OK, we lied about everything we said above.”
Luckily, from my location in the Caribbean, the offer is being geo-targeted which just means that only people in a certain region are allowed to see the offer and I’m guessing that its restricted to the United States and Canada only. So when you click on the link you won’t actually be taken to the intended page.
For others in the geo-targeted area of United States and Canada, I’ve heard reports about credit cards being charged without authorization for amounts that weren’t displayed. Like I said, I’ve written about this before – you can read the comment section of this article to see what others have said.
I’ve even tested one of these offers short of entering my credit card information and after entering my email I immediately started to receive spam messages in my inbox.
This is just the work of an unethical affiliate marketer who just wants to make some cash instead of genuinely helping people find solutions to their problems.
Like I wrote today on another blog, when you chase the money, the money is only going to run from you. When you help people you’ll be rewarded.
I hope you guys took the time to read the article. The only way to keep safe from these rogues is to do your research.
Working at home on the internet is real. I know because I do just that. Knowing who to trust is tough because there are so many phonies out there with an eye on your wallet/purse.
If you want to work from home then there is no better place to start than the same place that I train at – Wealthy Affiliate IMU.
Be sure to leave a comment in the section below if you have any questions or other concerns and be safe.