Is this a legitimate article?
November 12, 2012 5:34 PM Subscribe
I was sent an msnbc article about jobs in America which reads a little suspicious. No luck with a simple "whois" search. Can anyone verify the veracity of this site?
posted by Telf to work & money (27 answers total)
My father sent me this link yesterday:
I think the wording is a bit effusive. Makes me feel like it's a dummy article pushing this company. The URL looks almost like MSNBC, but the hyphen placement makes me wonder. Any quick ways to check? A simple whois search just gives me an error message.
It looks like a generic annual job ranking article, the #1 one job is Online Affiliate. The article's treatment of the job just doesn't sounds right to me.
Here are the passages that make me suspicious:
Patricia Feeney of Houston, Texas never thought she would have a job working at home until one day she filled out a simple form online. Before she knew it, she discovered her secret to beating the recession, and being able to provide for her family by working from home.
I asked her about how she started her remarkable journey. "It was pretty easy. I filled out a short form and applied for a Home Cash Profits. There is a small shipping and handling fee, its not really free but it was under $10. I got the Kit and within four weeks I was making over $5,000 a month. It's really simple, I am not a computer whiz, but I can use the internet. I post links that are given to me, I don't even have to sell anything and nobody has to buy anything. They are constantly recruiting people to post links, you should try it."
This is immediately followed by the rankings which further raised my bullshitometer.
No. 1 best: Online Affiliates
Adriana Garcia / AP
Job Description: Work online posting links for big corporations like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Verdict: This low-stress, high-paying job made the top of the list because of “two emerging industries: Web applications and social networking. Also, Who doesn't want to work in the comfort of their own home? Not to mention its one of the easiest jobs to get out there. One of the top online corporations giving jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans is Home Cash Profits.
The job brings in about $87,000 annually and the hiring outlook is among the best of the ranking. Positions are expected to increase by about 42 percent by 2018, the fastest of any occupation, according to the BLS.
Wondering how to get started?
You don't need a college degree, this job requires your computer and basic typing skills. Go to Home Cash Profits and follow the instructions given to receive your trial. The trial is free however, you will need to pay a $9.99 shipping and handling fee to receive your starters kit.