The website in question was disguised as news article, claiming to be take from a number of respected news sites, using this picture.
Here's a direct quote from the site:
The "news" articleLooks ok, right? Sounds like a beginning of a tantalizing tale, aimed to tell us how easy it is to become a stay-at-home millionaire, correct?
Are online jobs the next big thing? For Sarah Wilmington and thousands of others they sure are. Sarah, a college drop-out from ReykjavÃk, 10 is thriving, in the middle of an economic recession working in the comfort of her own home.
bla bla bla…
Well let's look at that place she's from. ReykjavÃk. What the hell? I am from ReykjavÃk. What are the odds?
Well, actually, the odds that Sara William is my neighbor are fairly good. In fact, the odds that she's your neighbor is equally as good as well. It doesn't matter if you live in New York, Beijing, Sydney or Buenos Aires. Odds are that Sarah Williams is going to be living in your city as well. Why?
Hidden in the page source is a code that replaces the name of the city to one that's close to you. It can do that by checking out your IP address (your internet identity). Go to this site and you, yourself can see how much info can be gathered about you, simply by knowing your IP address.
So why bother placing your home city into the text? Why, simply to give you a sense of familiarity. Someone who lives near you is making it big by using this simple system that we're showing you. Why can't you do the same? If only it was true.
This is by far the most low down lamest attempt I've ever encountered to gain my interest in something. I assume most of you were aware of this but I felt like ranting about this over here.
For those interested in checking out the site in question, it's located over here. http://www-career-digest.com/?tr=abc-us&tr3=300l