should be viewed with caution; Don’t get ‘likejacked’

By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief storyteller

“Promote your referral link on forums, blogs, comments, chat rooms, chats, facebook wall, facebook pages, groups, twitter, ptc sites, advertising websites to get link visits and earn money on every visit you sent through your link,” is the promise made by

youthearning.comMake money by posting to your Facebook site? Remember the adage: Sounds too good, ….

Post it on your social media and have family and friends  link to it, and you get paid, according to the promotional material.

BBB warns that this site is not in the United States, but in Panama. It has only been registered since May 2013.

BBB investigators registered and were given instructions and an advertisement to place on a social media or Facebook site. It indicates that when you share this link with friends and family members, and they open the link, you get paid “1.5$” per open. It states that “our ads will be displayed or any website will be displayed and you will get payment.”

Payment type is vague. Contact information is nonexistent except through email. Further information was asked for, but has not been given.

Tips for consumers to avoid a “clickjacking” or “likejacking” scam:

  • Click with caution. Stay away from teasers for sensational videos and messages that ask you to “click here” in order to see the full video or message.
  • Update your computer. The newest versions of browsers have security updates that warn you of suspicious websites. Also, make sure you have antivirus software installed on your computer, and that it is up-to-date.
  • Log out of websites. Many “clickjacking” scams take advantage of web users’ habit of staying logged into social media sites or popular online retailers. Make sure to always log out of any webpage you’re not using, and avoid selecting the tab “remember me” when signing in to a site. By staying logged on to multiple sites, it makes it that much easier for scammers to “like” or even buy something in your name.
  • Don’t fall for fake sites. It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and headers of an established organization. Make sure to do your research to make sure that website is legitimate and not an imitation. Just because a site looks real, does not mean it is.

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One response to “ should be viewed with caution; Don’t get ‘likejacked’

  1. Miyana

    You wouldn’t happen to know of any sites that are like this but are legit would you? I’m looking to raise a few extra dollars at home when I have free time for my mother’s trip to Korea and I’m becoming really desperate here..

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