Fake "Google Are Hiring" Adverts Spammed On Twitter

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We've written about a moneymaking tactic involving Government grants, "cash from Google" and fake news sites previously (more on this at the Wired Threat Level blog). Well, look what's finally appeared on Twitter:

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"If you haven't heard yet, Google is hiring people online, information is at: tinyurl.com/workingwithgoogle ... Very Interesting!"

Google are hiring who on the what now?

Visit the redirection URL, and you're taken to


The fake news page is now a familiar sight, but the sheer bare-faced cheek of what they claim with this new effort is truly astonishing:

Breaking news: Google hiring Americans and Canadians to work from home

The billion dollar company has never opened it's doors to hire from the public before. Today they have openend their doors and will be hiring thousands of people to simply post links from the comfort of their homes.

"Hiring thousands of people"? It goes on:

Has the online titan now opened the doors for everyday people like you to work for them?...Google has now opened it's doors and will be hiring everyday people to work from the comfort of their own homes posting links. The way this works is Google will allow people to signup and receive a package which will contain all the step by step instructions to get setup from home.

There it is again - "hiring people". Want some more? How about some absolutely hilarious "quotes" from Google themselves?

The way this works is very simple, Google says.

First you will need to apply for their work from home kits. Google has release a limited amount of kits, all distributed through local websites in your area throughout US and Canada, which will cost $2 of shipping and handling to the public.

Google says this charge is made to cover shipping costs but also to separate the people that are serious about working with them through this program.

"We start off our work from home program only requiring 1-2 hours a day of work, earning a great income from the start. This way our work from home employees will see the benefit and start devoting more and more time each day and their salaries will increase accordingly" Google reports.

I'm pretty sure people who sign up as Google affiliates are not "employees" and don't get "salaries". I'm also pretty sure any "shipping costs" won't be going to Google.

All we need now is a fake quote from a fake Google "employee", right?

Mary, a mother from Toronto, who worked with Google in the experimental parts of this program, is thriving, in the middle of an economic recession, working in the comfort of her own home with Google.

....hahaha. If you go back to the original fake news site from a few months ago, Mary is mentioned there too - only in the context of someone using a "Google Home Income" kit, not as an employee on an "experimental program". Good to see she's moving up in the World though.

You know what the best part about all of this is? Should someone actually get all excited about this and click the link to start a new life working for Google, they end up on on a site similar to this Google Cash Club effort. What's at the bottom of the page?


...oh dear.

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