Facebook scam, again…

I was about to write a review on openSUSE 13.1 Beta 1 today. However, something else caught my attention.

On my facebook feeds I saw:

OU ENA 18ANS OU PLUS,,OUN ENVIE TRAVAIL DAN OU TEMPS LIBRE OU BIEN DAN OU LAKAZ MEM: TRAVAILLER A DOMICILE POUR UNE FIRME INTERNATIONAL BASEE AU ETATS UNIS ET VOUS SEREZ PAYER EN US$ DOLLARS. NOUS RECRUTONS POUR TRAVAILLER A DOMICILE POUR UNE FIRME AMERICAINE ET GAGNER $500 EN MOYENNE PAR MOIS EN TRAVAILLANT UN MINIMUM DE 55 A 60 MINUTES POUR GERER UN CLIENT ET CHAQUE MOIS LE SALAIRE SERA AUGMENTER EN ACCUMULANT LE REVENUE ET LES CLIENTS DU PREMIER MOIS. (YEAH,,YOU’VE HEARD IT RIGHT!! IT’S A GLOBAL VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY!!!!) LE SALAIRE PEUT ATTEINDRE FACILEMENT LA BARE DE $700 QUI EST VARIABLE APRES 2 A 3 MOIS. ELIGIBLE POUR LES PERSONNES QUI TRAVAILLENT DEJA, ETUDIANTS OU MEME SI VOUS NE TRAVAILLER PAS. VOUS ALLEZ FAIRE DU MARKETING ONLINE. CONTACTER XXXXXXXX SUR LE XXXXXXXX OU EN ENVOYANT VOTRE NUMERO DE MOBILE,,SKYPE NAME ET NOM SUR XXXX_XXX@yahoo.com. UN TRAINING ONLINE LIVE VOUS SEREZ DONNER SUR SKYPE… SAISSISEZ CETTE OPPORTUNITE !!!

I pinged the person for details. All I needed was the company name. I went around inquiring … and what I realised is : my fellow Mauritians won’t change their attitude to just believe anything & everything to make money. We had ponzi, internet banking scams and yet the moment we see double the money, sit back at home & make money, we simply jump on that blindly.

The company name I got actually is nothing but a promoter of networked marketing. The next couple of minutes I went through dozens of websites with fake reviews (because the people do not exist, you don’t find their existence anywhere else) claiming riches using this marketing scheme. They tell you it’s simple to just sit back at home & make thousands of dollars with a few clicks :)

What I saw next took my heart away. Among the dozens of pages I checked I saw one blog where someone claimed to have been in Mauritius during the flash floods and helped Mauritians. Her next lines ask people to join this marketing scheme so that she can continue the good job of helping people. Wait! Did she just use the flash flood event to fool people into her scheme? Pathetic!

Here is an extract taken from the website:

The page has a Youtube video shot during the flash floods and the description again encourages people to help her helping others. Pfff!

Source: http://verolaos.com/i-was-there-easter-flash-flood-disaster-in-mauritius-video/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyBWGOXg16UYeah
I know I blurred the names above but giving you the links to go check for yourself.


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