A few minutes ago, I got an e-mail message which tried to trick me into visiting the malicious website: www.cnbc18home.com. The e-mail message claims that people can make up to $250 per day and has this link: "CNBC-LINK-SHARE- *CLICK HERE*," which points to the website: www.cnbc18home.com. It also states that there is an article on CNBC about this new method of making money.
I have searched www.cnbc.com and Facebook.com but did not find any article about this news story.
The Fraudulent E-mail Message
From: Facebook Offline MSG
Subject: This local Mom is making About 7k a Month, Why Can't WE be?
Found this CNBC News Story While on facebook today. Friend of mine is making $250 a day or so already.
Here is the news story, check it out. I am getting this NOW.
CNBC-LINK-SHARE- "CLICK HERE"
When I clicked on the link in the e-mail message (you should not do this), I was taken to www.cnbc18home.com which took me to two online advertisements and a malicious website. I was never taken to a news article on cnbc.com or Facebook.
I was taken to a Casino App on Facebook, a popular hotel booking website and a malicious URL that my Anti-virus blocked and classified as "Spyware and Malicious".
This e-mail is fraudulent and is attempting to make money from online advertisement. Money is made by scammers behind the fake email, when you click on the link and you are taken to the advertisers' websites. Also, you maybe taken to phishing or malicious websites which will attempt to steal your information or infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
If you have received a copy of the email scam, please do not follow the instructions in it and set it is as Junk/ Spam, so that it can be automatically filtered by your e-mail provider.