That’s right, I couldn’t pick out a title because I wasn’t sure where to begin. I’m sure you’ve seen it here or there over the past several months. Even in Google or Yahoo! Despite it being known to the FTC and BBB some advertising sites still allow these ads to display. It’s also known as the free stimulus check scam.
Heck, here’s one from Yahoo’s IM from this morning:
The reason I couldn’t pick out a name is because of the different names used even though the same picture is utilized. Unfortunately, I’m more than willing to bet the pictures were illegally used and isn’t really the actual person. I’m sure this poor chap is wrongfully being pointed out in public and humiliated.
In case you haven’t seen it or understand why it’s a scam, let me point out some photo-editing flaws:
Here’s another check with a different amount from another site under a different name:
Now, I figured having both checks here will help you determine why these free grant checks/money are fake. It’s obvious that the check numbers are the same even though the amounts are different. Not only that, a lot of the content are blurred out. The name of each check is so obvious and I hope you see that now if you didn’t before. There’s a lot of things wrong with these images, but one other thing is the date the check was issued. These are such obvious things but people get scammed everyday by these fake programs.
Alright, check this out, if you go to JeffsGrant.com (WARNING! DO NOT GO TO THAT SITE. It got hacked and now displays a really annoying pornographic clip that won’t allow you to close it unless you used your task manager to end it. I don’t know if this is on any other site, but just take my word for it and avoid all of the domains I mention as the scam sites), you’ll see this on the home page:
Well, if you go to JeffsGrantBlog.com, you’ll see on this on the home page:
Finally, if you go to MattsGrantBlog.com, you’ll see this on the home page:
There’s more scam sites using this familiar layout, but I’m not about to spend the time looking for them. If you think something is too good to be true, it just might be. Be sure to ALWAYS look at an image very closely. You’ll be able to tell whether it’s fake or the real deal.
Best of luck,