News-general.com….here we go again
Just like many of you I found News-general.com from a Craigslist post on the jobs and gig section. The ad I came across looked a little something like this:
Even in the listing it makes it seem that you can make thousands of dollars a week without even trying. So, is News-general.com a scam? Let’s find out!
Website URL: www.news-general.com
Advertised Price: Free
Overall Rating: 0 Points Out Of 100
Just like all of the other news sites I have had the pleasure of reviewing (input sarcasm here), New-general.com is nothing new. This website claims that it will pay you $7 to $9 for reading so called “news-articles” and pay you $150 for every referral that you bring into the program. This site makes it seem that you can make thousands of dollars per week just by referring others and reading articles.
While it seems like the ultimate money making opportunity on the web today, don’t be fooled by their hype. It is not worth it!
Pros Vs. Cons
- Easy sign up process
- This site can pretty much sell itself
- Great referral program
- YOU WON’T GET PAID FOR YOUR EFFORTS!!
How Do I Know News-General Is A Scam?
There are many reasons as to why I know News-general.com is a scam. Here are just a few of those reasons:
1. This Website Looks IDENTICAL To Other Scam Sites
Ok, I have been reviewing so many of these sites and I have even tried them out for myself. However, the one thing that I found all of these websites have in common is the fact that they are look similar. Just look at the homepage of many of these websites and judge for yourself.
2. The Referral Program Is Not All It Is Cracked Up To Be
The one thing that caught my eye with this program was its high paying referral program. This site is willing to pay you $150 for referring a person to the opportunity. However, based on my experience there is no other affiliate program that is willing to pay this much just by referring people. It is laughable because if other affiliate programs did this, they would be out of business. While most affiliate programs are willing to pay affiliates $150 for a sales commission on high paying products, they would never pay $150 just by referring others.
3. Reputation As A Scam Site
The other sites that look identical to News-general.com have a horrible reputation of not paying affiliates for the work they have done. With such a reputation on sister sites, who is to say that this website won’t do the same?
4. Known Phishing Scam
According to PayPal and Scam Advisor, News-general is yet another phishing scam going around the web today. The main goal of this website is to collect PayPal email address so that at a later date they can send an authentic looking PayPal email where you will be asked to login to your account. Once logged in these scammers can block your from your PayPal and do whatever they please with your funds.
While there are some people out there who will claim they are not worried because they don’t have money in their account, you still should be worried. Nowadays in order to open a Paypal account you have to link your bank account and credit card in order to have full access to PayPal features. Once your account is linked to these accounts, they are just as vulnerable as well.
My Final Opinion
I have reviewed so many sites like this one before that I can confidently say that this website is a scam. With this site you will not be paid for your efforts nor will you ever see the money you are owed. The best thing that you can do is stay away from this program and actually promote an opportunity that will pay you.
Have you fallen to the News-general.com scam? If so, I would love to hear about your experience! Just leave me a detailed comment below.