There are so many legit earning sites on the web but for everyone legit one, there are probably double that in scams.   The latest offer I’ve have seen is where you take part in a case study and you get a free laptop. My suggestion is DON’T FALL FOR FREE LAPTOP OFFER that is going around on Facebook until you study the requirements and know what is required of you.


This is what some people on Facebook are post on their walls:

“What if I told you that you could be part of a case study that would give you a FREE LAPTOP when it’s finished? Do you have a Gmail that’s over 2 years old and unlimited, stable WIFI? I can refer you!”

Sure it sounds like a great way to get a free laptop but you have to look deeper, WAY DEEPER into it because there are certain requirements for the program.  This is a run down of the qualifications of this case study.

The purpose of our studies is to test public interest in different styles of ad concepts. We do this by utilizing Google Ads, and tracking the responses of what draws the public’s attention to click on an ad.
The qualifications are listed below to be able to participate …
If you qualify and complete the study till the end, the laptop we send is yours to keep!
This study runs 4 – 6 months. (sometimes less)
Must be 18+
Must live in the USA
Must have reliable, stable unlimited internet connection
Must have stable living conditions (not moving in the next 6 months)
Must have active Gmail account for over 2 years
Must provide valid phone number & address (these will be verified)
Do you meet these qualifications?

Now here is the rest of this fabulous case study:

Here’s how it works.. We will run an ad through your google ads section. We do this by sending you out a laptop that will need plugged up An turned on for the entire study! We would ask for your gmail log in info so we can access this section. We do not access anything else but the ad section on your google account. Once again. The laptop that we send must be plugged up and left on the entire time we do the case study. Once you receive the laptop we will go over how to do everything. Once the study is completed…YOU KEEP THE LAP TOP, OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU! The following is a must.. Must provide Gmail login information (gmail address & password) Must provide copy of State Issued ID or Driver License with your current mailing address. (If address does not match must provide copy of current internet bill with address clearly shown where service is) If internet is not in your name we will need the contact information (name & phone number) for the person whose name the service is in. We are sending expensive equipment, this is to verify your address. Must be available or have someone available to check the laptop during the day should we lose connection. Note, you may not use the laptop for personal use until the case study is completed! Do you agree to these terms?

If you were to accept the terms, they will have not only have your address, phone number and DRIVER’S LICENSE but also PASSWORD to your email!

I’m not saying they will, but by giving anyone personal information they can access every device connected to your home internet and everything that you do on it including, but not limited to, all of your passwords, bank account, and credit card info. And by agreeing to let them in you are letting them legally gain this access. Through it your computer can also be used as an access point for illegal activity (hence the 24/7 access requirement)

So a free product sounds super great but it’s definitely not worth the possibility of losing your identity and your life savings. You have to make sure you read any fine print and ask questions on every internet earning offer.  Everyone can make their own decisions when offers such as this get spread over the internet, but you can’t jump into things without looking at the whole picture.  My suggestion to everyone is to be very careful when checking out sites, not just this one, that sound too good to be true. You need to do your homework, just think what someone could do if they have your driver’s license, social security number, credit card numbers, address and bank account info.


These are my own opinions and in no way am I saying not to accept an offer like this or any others, I am only letting readers know to be very careful before signing up to any offer they may see on the internet. As an FB  friend just mentioned, when someone has your email and password, they can change your password on any site, bank, etc.  BE CAREFUL!!




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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

24 Discussion to this post

  1. Good advice. I’ll be sharing this post. It’s sad to see how many people fall for these scams. If it’s too good to be true, it probably ain’t true!

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks for sharing this Aprille. I hope it will help even a handful realize scams can wipe our savings, get your credit card info plus have access to everything in your home through the webcam on the “free laptop”. So scary! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks for the information. Shared it everywhere.

  4. Jennifer Bay says:

    Great advise!!!! I saw that, and when they sent me the requirements, I knew better!!! I am going to share, as everyone needs to see this!!! Thanks for the great info!!!!

  5. Martha says:

    Thanks Brenda!

  6. Martha says:

    Thanks Jennifer, I’ve actually had a few tell me otherwise. They only need the password to follow the ads and don’t care about any other info. I just wanted to give my opinion, it I find I’m incorrect, I will write a rebuttal. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

  7. Sandy KS says:

    You are correct anyone asking for personal passwords and log in information is scammers and frauds. I learned this today too. I knew it was too good to be true when they had to do everything through the message. Like a secret. Then they asked fro Google info. I declined and reported the account for spam. Thank you for writing this. I am sharing via all my social media to help spread the word.

  8. Melissa says:

    While this can be a threat. The laptops have shipped to those in this study (with tracking). Maybe they are legit, maybe not. I’m undecided. I never knew hooking one device to wifi ,allows you to see the activity connected to all devices that use that wifi.

  9. Well, I don’t use my GMail account for anything. So, i wouldn’t care about that per se. Except that does let them send eMail spam to anyone in the world (make that everyone) using my name! The same is true for my phone number (I have many)- but i don’t want it use to pester folks during dinner or at 2 AM selling them something. And, while I have a “public” wifi in my house (that is separate from all the other devices so connected), I am sure most don’t. And, I would NEVER provide my drivers license information to anyone except a cop pulling me over for a ticket or to my auto insurance provider.

  10. Chi Oyibo-Itie says:

    This is fantastic advice. I see too many of these being posted in almost every Facebook group and so many desperate people fall victim.

  11. Andria Perry says:

    There is always someone out there to steal from people… its terrible.

  12. bushra says:

    Interesting post, and I’m sharing this with my friends and family so that they can’t fall prey to these fake offers
    Thanks for sharing
    Dr Bushra
    Do visit mineL for Live Fit with Healthy Diet for Pregnancy

  13. Margo says:

    This is why I chose not to do it. Plus it is a company that pays you to use your Facebook for ads, therefore not having to pay advertising fees for their businesses, and many of these business are getting sued for this. Also against many internet Tos rules.

  14. Martha says:

    I didn’t realize that about noting having to pay for advertising Margo. This may very well be legit but so many are scams, you never know which is on the up and up or not. Thanks for your input!

  15. Martha says:

    We have to be careful when thinking of starting up on any site Bushra. Need to make sure everyone knows exactly what is required of them. Great healthy diet blog! Thanks for visiting!

  16. Martha says:

    Unfortunately there are sites that feed on others Andria. Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Martha says:

    It’s hard to tell which are legit any more, with so many going around Chi. And yes, many times it’s the desperate ones that think they will get rich quick that end up getting hurt. Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Martha says:

    Well you about covered it Roy! Maybe this is legit, I just wanted others to know of some consequences if they stumble upon one that’s not so legit. I can’t figure out why so much personal information is needed. Thanks for your input.

  19. Martha says:

    This is no way meant to be a threat Melissa, just letting people know that they have to study the requirements of any offer. I’m not saying they can see other activity, just that if the password gets in the wrong hands, it’s possible to get into other private info.

  20. Martha says:

    I don’t know why so much personal information is needed Sandy, I can purchase a vehicle with less info. I wanted to get the word of for people to make sure they check out everything on every offer they are looking in to. We all work hard for our money and hate to see anyone scammed. Thanks for your input Sandy!

  21. These type of free offers cross my path often and I just could never believe that I could be given something like a laptop for free. Thanks for the tips and advice. I will keep them in mind going forward!

  22. Martha says:

    There are legit sites but you have to read and understand everything. Some throw up red flags because the seem so secretive on the signup explanations and what information is needed. Thanks for stopping by J. Shan’Trice

  23. I will be sharing this! Ty

  24. Martha says:

    I hope it saves at least a few from having problems if they give their password out. It’s so scary to see the number of people going for this offer and not even questioning all the info needed. Thanks for passing the word Stephanie.

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