This has nothing to do with genealogy. However, it is an important topic and one that I think should be widely distributed to computer users everywhere. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone that you think will benefit.
Have you seen those ads for various "work from home" offers? Many of them show a smiling man or woman leaning up against a luxury automobile, often parked in front of a mansion. Other, similar ads show people relaxing on a yacht while others simply show pictures of stacks of twenty dollar bills. The insinuation is that you can also have money, automobiles, mansions, and yachts if you sign up for this "deal." One problem, almost all of these offers are scams, designed to get your money.
Perhaps the most insidious are the ads promising that you can make a lot of money by posting information on Google. One problem: it doesn't work that way.
Google has now filed a lawsuit against Pacific WebWorks and other unnamed defendants for allegedly using the company's name and logo to promote fraudulent work-at-home money-making schemes. Kate Lister, author of Undress for Success — The Naked Truth about Making Money at Home, estimates that more than 95% of Google hits on the words "work at home" are scams, link to scams, or other dead ends.
You can learn more in hundreds of articles at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=CKb&q=Google+Pacific+WebWorks&aq=f&oq=&aqi=.
Kate Lister's blog, Undress for Success — The Naked Truth about Making Money at Home, may be found at http://undress4success.com. It is a great resource.
If you do have an interest in making money from home, I strongly recommend you read Kate Lister's blog every day. And hang onto your checkbook. Tightly.