You may have seen advertisements, web sites, or emails saying that Google is hiring – paying people thousands of dollars to work from home. It’s not true, and the companies behind these ads are using Google’s name without permission.
We’ve been trying to get word out, and we’ve got a new post on the Official Google Blog about how the company is fighting fraud by taking “Google Money” scammers to court.
The story has really been taking off. Here’s a story from CBS News (I’m featured near the end):
Another story from a local NBC affiliate in Utah goes in to a little more detail on one of the companies named in the suit:
And here’s a story from KQED radio news – this is pretty exciting for me, since I listen to NPR on my way to and from work every day:
In general, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is. If you see an offer promising thousands of dollars for very little effort or investment, be skeptical.