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SCAM ALERT: Avoid CNBC7 News Work at Home Email Pitch

I just received the following scam email.

hi , I just wanted to share this opportunity with you, I’ve been making 200-300 dollars a day and I started only a week ago. Check out this news article and it will show you how to get started, it’s definitely easy enough for you :)! http://7cnbcnews.com/money

The link takes you to a site that looks like this.

SCAM ALERT: Avoid CNBC7 News Work at Home Email Pitch

Since I live in Raleigh the website is personalized the site to deceive the viewer and make it appear to be local news. But let’s see what happens if we search from a different location.

SCAM ALERT: Avoid CNBC7 News Work at Home Email Pitch

As you can see the headline simply inserts the location the server thinks you are surfing from and then adds Mom Makes $6,795/Month Part-Time to the end of it.

Kelly Richards is fake, the site is fake, the claims are fake and it’s all just a deceptive scam to get you to part with money later in the pitch.

The entire pitch is designed to get you to feel confident enough in the information presented to click on a link that then goes to the Home Wealth Formula sales pitch below.

SCAM ALERT: Avoid CNBC7 News Work at Home Email Pitch

The issue that makes this an immediate scam for me is the deception of the original news page. And this isn’t a new issue either. Recently the FTC went after another company for the exact same issue.

The Federal Trade Commission asks that the Court take immediate action to stop an online marketing scheme that uses fake news websites and false weight loss claims to deceive consumers into purchasing products. For at least the past year, Defendant IMM Interactive, Inc. has operated numerous websites featuring phony investigative reports and reviews of a range of dubious products, including acai berry weight loss supplements. Defendant crafts the sites to look like legitimate news sites by using domain names such as channel9healthbeat.com and nbsnewsat6.com, and by displaying mastheads such as “NBS News” or News 9.” The sites also prominently claim that the reports have been “seen on” several major news outlets, including ABC and CNN. Defendant’s websites often feature a supposed reporter’s independent investigative report of losing twenty-five pounds after using an acai berry supplement for four weeks. The report is followed by a section full of glowing consumer “comments” about the product.

Nearly everything about these “news” sites is fake. The websites are not maintained by news organizations. The reporter, the investigation, and the consumer comments are all fabricated. Moreover, the claims about weight loss from acai berries are false: no evidence establishes that acai berries cause weight loss, and the dramatic weight loss Defendant describes is unachievable. Instead, the websites are simply advertisements aimed at deceptively enticing consumers to purchase the featured products from third party websites, thereby generating commissions for Defendant. The FTC has received numerous complaints from consumers who, having been deceived by fake news sites like those of Defendant, were charged between $60 and $100 for the products. Defendant has spent over $1 million to disseminate their deceptive ads throughout the Internet, and their deceptive conduct likely has injured thousands of consumers.

The FTC respectfully asks this Court to bring Defendant’s harmful practices to a swift end by entering the FTC’s proposed Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”). The FTC’s proposed TRO is narrowly tailored to enjoin Defendant’s illegal practices and preserve the Court’s ability to provide effective final relief. – Source

The listed owner of the 7cnbcnews.com website is:

Yong Wang
ShangHai, China
[email protected]
The site was registered on June 3, 2011.

The web server is located in China and the other sites located on the same server are:

cnbc7.com
yang fan
[email protected]
shang hai shi huang pu qu
China

cnbc7.info
Name Server:BLOCKEDDUETOSPAM.PLEASECONTACTSUPPORT.COM
Name Server:DUMMYSECONDARY.PLEASECONTACTSUPPORT.COM

cnbc7.org
Owned by:
wang jun
[email protected]
shang hai shi huang pu qu jing
huang pu huang pu SH 200085
China

nbconline11.com
Owned by:
wang jun
[email protected]
shang hai shi huang pu qu jing
huang pu huang pu SH 200085
China

news7cnbc.com

tv11reports.com
NS1.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
NS2.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM

usadebtsupport.com
NS1.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM
NS2.SUSPENDED-FOR.SPAM-AND-ABUSE.COM

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My advice is to stay away from this email and site. Pass the word.

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