Recently I wrote about the Green Shore Publishing scam, where they're using actors from Fiverr to provide fake testimonials on the Green Shore site, and a mail drop as their headquarters, and the books they say have been published don't seem to exist. That company has been referred to the authorities (although so far nothing has changed on their website).
Some writers also fall for "work from home" schemes, hoping to make enough to support their writing. The latest scam along these lines says that Facebook is hiring people to work from home. The very useful site hoax-slayer.com reveals:
"The message is a scam. Facebook has not launched such a program and has no connection to the scheme. The link in the message takes you to a fake Facebook Page that tries to trick you into paying four dollars for a dodgy 'Facebook Millionaire' kit. Fine print on the signup form indicates that your credit card will be charged $94 per month for continued access. Do not be tempted to participate in this bogus program."
Any time you are tempted to sign up for a work from home or other supposed money-making venture, it's a good idea to take the time to go online and check out what others have said about it. I've written before how I feel prety to a "publicist", won against him in small claims court--and was unable to collect. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!