Recently the victim of a link-posting scam posted this summary of how these scams work. I couldn’t have said it better myself. This is a must-read!:
“They claimed that you could get paid for setting up links for companies and get paid $15 to $20 dollars per link and it would only take you approximately only 3 to 4 minutes to set up a link. Then they cite you could average 15 links per hour.
The problem, which they do not tell you, that you actually have to set up an individual website (my note: I believe he means webpage) for each link. Then you have to start advertising your web site in hope somebody clicks your web site and you are able to pass the business (earn a commission).
There is a whole lot of cost, experience that they claim you don’t need. Yes, you can set up a website if you know what your are doing. If you don’t they give you very little info on just how to do that. The non-knowledgeable person, is probably talking many days to finally get everything set up, plus a lot more cost. SCAM-SCAM-SCAM.”
For more red flags and problems with link posting scams, you may want to read the following: