Work-From-Home Scam - "Melissa Johnson From... is a Regular Mum Who Lost Her Job"

Work-From-Home Scam - Melissa Johnson From... is a Regular Mum Who Lost Her Job

The Work-From-Home email message below is a fake. The email message claims that Melissa Johnson a mother, lost her job last year and started working online, after she was unable to find a job. This is a scam and there are hundreds of other websites with the same message, which are all fraudulent.

The Fake Work-from-Home Email Message

Melissa Johnson from is a regular mum who lost her job last year, and after an unsuccessful job hunt, she started working online. I interviewed her about her amazing story and she revealed her steps for success.

Step 1
Go to Internet Money Path, and fill out the form to get instant activation.

Step 2
Follow the instructions at Internet Money Path and set up your account. Then they will show you what to do. Everything gets tracked.

Step 3
Deposit your earnings into your bank account! Enjoy Life!

These websites are associated with the bogus work-from-home jobs











This is how the websites look:
fake work-from-home jobs website melissa johnson

This scam is similar to other scams that we have reported on before. Here are a few of them:

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Do your research before registering with work-from-home websites. These scammers know that there are millions of persons seeking employment or looking for a quick way to get rich, so this is why they create these fraudulent websites to rob persons of their hard earned money.

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  • December 22, 2016 at 4:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    It's ironic, because I actually knew the woman who was on the original version of the photo. The photo was taken by a professional photographer at our company and he left the business a few weeks later. This was about ten years ago, in 2005/2006'ish.

    We both lived in Oakleigh, which is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

  • August 4, 2016 at 3:46 PM by an anonymous user from: Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Well done. Seen the same picture using Leah Williams and Melissa Johnson. If you had a system that made you rich would have to sell it. Keep up good work.

  • February 22, 2016 at 3:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States

    Thank you guys...I almost fell for it but I had doubts then googled Melissa Johnson ended up on this site.

  • February 4, 2016 at 2:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Schwarzach, Vorarlberg, Austria

    I am from Austria, and live in the little village of Tschagguns. I know everyone here and when I saw the article about a women named "Melissa Johnson" from "Tschagguns" who make money through this online site, I immediatly doughted that it is a scam. I researched, to double check my dought,. And of course it is a scam. There is NO Melissa Johnson in Tschagguns!

    In the internet, they just adapt the location of this " Melissa Johnson " to your own location, so people get interested!

  • December 17, 2015 at 6:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Lewes, England, United Kingdom

    She now lives in Dover UK 😕😕😕😕

  • August 2, 2015 at 7:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Harare, Zimbabwe

    To be honest, if it wasn't for the comments below, I would have registered with this is a scam.

    There is no such Zimbabwean woman and even if she was there, how the h**l did she register Zimbabwe with no postal codes and is not even in the listed countries.

    Thanks you guys you really helped me out.

  • July 26, 2015 at 10:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    Thank you for your warning, for I was about to fall for this, whilst my 6th sense was curious about how for doing nothing specified one would just earn that kind of money. Immediately I decided to search on who this Zimbabwean Mellisa woman is, only to discover that she is too listened in the same scam as a citizen of several other countries! It's all fake & once again thank you for making it easy for us to escape these thieves.

  • July 1, 2015 at 5:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Auckland, New Zealand

    Whoops, got sucked in!

    Was pressured into making two different transactions for so-called services and training despite me telling the guy that I am not well and would need time to look into it more.

    He proceeded to tell me he was talking to a different person because I had changed my mind. I was caught off guard when he rang anyway and not being well, the brain functions even slower.

    I've cancelled my account and are hoping to get the payments either stopped or refunded.

    Wish me luck everyone


    Anyone else been trapped and come out with their cash still intact? How did you go about it?

  • June 24, 2015 at 3:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Tehran, Tehran, Iran

    Mellisa from Iran is impossible because there is no way to pay the $2 fee she states she paid.

  • May 15, 2015 at 10:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Kigali, Rwanda

    guys,thanks for warning,I was about to register,fortunately I realised that I forget my VISA card in the car and again my country Rwanda is not on the list. Then started to Google the name. Thanks for the warnings.

  • April 20, 2015 at 12:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Bratislava, Bratislavský, Slovakia

    The scam is also located at:

  • April 14, 2015 at 6:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    It is ridiculous that the AU Yahoo helped promote the same scam on 10/04/15. the news/scam shown on the front page attracted me to click the news for details. once clicked the news, it redirected me to the " " which is associated with the work-from-home jobs.

    Of course, the content was slightly modified and the scam sounds truth.

    When I looked into it, there were some text boxes at the bottom. If u wanna join them to earn the quick money, you have to submit your credit card details and personal details.

    Once done, it will redirected you to a web service provider called This web company will guide you how to get the quick money by following the instructions.

    Of course, this company will earn you the money first if u really want to host your webpage. You will wait the luck after few weeks according to their descriptions

    I have no idea why yahoo allows this scam promoted in their website! I thought Yahoo should filter the news before they posted. Unbelievable!

  • April 5, 2015 at 4:11 PM by an anonymous user from: St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    This 'work from home' offer is a scam. Because, I live here and there is NO MELISSA JOHNSON IN Happy Valley.

  • December 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    Melissa Johnson has a home in every city and town on earth...she lives where your cookies tell her she lives!

    • October 24, 2015 at 10:15 PM by an anonymous user from: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

      I thought so cause I live in a majority french province . Her name was more American.

  • November 28, 2014 at 6:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    I always google or FB the name, if it doesn't come up its a scam...

  • November 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    OMG I almost fell for it after reading people's comments under that article on the other websites. Are those people real?

  • October 31, 2014 at 12:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Thanks for the advice. I'll warn all I know! I guess there's truth in the saying . Hard earned cash doesn't come easy!

  • September 24, 2014 at 1:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    I've almost fallen into this scam. I was convinced and I registered as it says registration is free. But, I entered my inactive credit card account for a safe reason. After entering, it eventually process a series of payments; $97, $1, $157,

  • September 11, 2014 at 4:28 PM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    Don't believe this Melissa Johnson scam. Work hard to earn money.

  • August 19, 2014 at 12:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland

    It sounded convincing until I did an internet search on Melissa Johnson thanks to your info I wont be looking any further.

    Regards Anthony

  • August 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    Well done. I live by llanfairpg and I've never seen or heard of this woman :)

  • February 3, 2014 at 4:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

    Thanks for the info. I almost joined, instead i searched the internet for Melissa Johnson and came across this site. South Africa

    • May 17, 2015 at 12:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

      Me too, Cape Town.

  • November 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Clara, California, United States

    I could easily tell this was a scam before reading this article, but have recently heard it also causes a virus? Has anyone experienced this (virus) on their computer or phone after opening the link? If so, what damage can be expected? Thanks for your help!

    • April 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

      I guess i have that virus.. Evertime i open my laptop i get pop ups with explorer on the bottom on the sides.

      And i alwasy see this make money with google thing and the melissa johnson. I really need to fix this ..cause im about to throw my laptop into the wall its soo bad

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