Is Melissa Johnson legit or is she really just scamming you?
If you’re here reading this, chances are you want an answer to this question. If so, you’re in the right place. Because in this article, I’ll show you what she’s all about and what ‘program’ she is really recommending you.
Here’s what you need to know…
Who Is Melissa Johnson?
Melissa Johnson is not a real person- she’s a fictional character.
Bold claim, I know.
And I don’t expect you to just take my word for it either, which is why I intend to prove this beyond any shadow of doubt.
I’ve reviewed 100’s of work from home programs on this site over the years, and I’ve come across many sites using this alias. I’ve also looked into the program she is selling you in detail.
This is how I know what it’s really about and it’s how I can easily prove it to you.
Anyways, the first thing I want to discuss is the websites she is appearing on…
These sites are always similar overall. But details such as the name and URL of the site, her location, the work from home program she recommends and her photo changes.
Here’s what I mean…
As you can see, it looks as though she is being featured on a real news website. However, in reality, this is a misleading fake news site (AKA advertorial) and the true purpose of the site is to sell you something.
There are many clues to this if you look closely.
For example, you’ll notice that every single link on the page takes you to the sales page. Even the share buttons! Not to mention, at the very top and bottom of these sites, they disclose that it’s really just an advertisement.
I’ll go over more ways to tell it’s fake shortly, so you know what to look for next time. But for now, this is enough for you to clearly see that there is no real news report here, it’s fake.
The second point I want to make here is that Melissa Johnson is really just a stock photo…
A stock photo that changes from site to site. And in almost all of these she is holding a baby, which is a clever marketing tactic to pull at your heart strings.
The third point I want to make is that her story is completely fake.
Apparently, she’s a “struggling single mother who lost her job” and was down on her luck. Until one day she met a man in a Doctors office, who showed her an ‘amazing’ and simple way to make money online.
Now she’s sharing this work from home program with you (for a fee of course).
But this is the same story all of these sites uses, in order to promote many different programs. So I find it hard to believe a word of it. Especially when you understand what she’s actually recommending you (more on this shortly).
Make no mistake about it- Melissa Johnson is nothing more than a fake alias (character) the people running these sites made up. She’s also one of many alias’ these people use to to convince you to buy.
The same story is also used by other fake alias’ such as Kelly Simmons, Karen Johnson, April Matthews and Linda Wilson to name a few. Which further proves how bogus this ‘rags to riches’ story really is.
Anyways, here’s what you need to know about the actual ‘work from home opportunity’ she’s selling you…
What’s This Work From Home Scam All About?
The work from home program Melissa Johnson sells, changes depending on which site you visit. If you click on the above screenshots, you’ll see what I mean.
In most cases, the program she’s selling you is a long running scam known as link posting.
This is where you are told that you can “make money posting links for big companies”. And that you earn money on a ‘per link’ basis.
This would have to be one of (if not the most) prolific scams the internet has ever seen.
As I explain in the above article, there is no such thing as a link posting job or business. This is (in reality) a misleading sales pitch to convince you to buy a $97 program that doesn’t help you make any money at all.
It is true that you can (technically) earn money by posting links on the internet. This is a process called affiliate marketing, which is legit, but it’s not that simple.
I know this because I earn a full-time income doing affiliate marketing. This is a business that takes time, effort and persistence to even begin earning money. You certainly don’t get paid ‘per link’.
Anyways, these sites often change what they promote. So at one time ‘Melissa’ could be recommending a link posting scam like My Home Success Plan or Second Income Center. While at other times, she’ll be selling you something else.
Like ‘Ecom Cash Code’ for example, which is part of a program called My Ecom Club.
Either way, there’s one thing that ALL of these programs have in common- they use spammy marketing to get you in the door at a low price point (Like $47 or $97). And from there, hit you with $1,000’s in upsells.
The entire charade is about making money off of you.
How Does This ‘Work From Home Program’ Work?
The way this ‘program’ works is by first of all luring unsuspecting newbies in with an enticing email.
The email usually says something to make you believe you are going to be getting access to a legitimate home job. Since this is something many people are interested in, many people click the link.
A link which takes you to a fake news article like this…
This appears to be written by a real reporter (like Amanda Winston) who is featuring a real work at home success story.
It’s only when you look closer, that you start to see the ‘cracks’ in the story…
Firstly, at the top and bottom of the page, the site discloses that it’s just an advertisement.
Second of all, every single link on the page takes you to the sales page for whatever Melissa Johnson is promoting. Which is not how ANY legitimate site works.
Third, the news videos on the page are real, but they are not about the program Melissa is recommending. They are generic news clips about ‘working from home’ that sites like this use to make the scam appear legitimate.
Fourth, scroll down to the comments on these sites. You’ll notice that these same comments are on all of these fake news sites, and they’re always showing that they are ‘recent’ comments. When in fact, these comments have been used on these scam sites for years now.
I could go on and on here… but you get my point.
When you consider these things, along with the proof I showed you earlier, it’s clear the whole thing is 100% fake.
These sites are part of a ‘sales funnel’ that starts at under $100 and ends up costing you a lot more. Because once you give these scammers your name, phone and email, they continually contact you over and over to get you to ‘upgrade’ to much higher ticket coaching programs.
People have literally lost $10,000’s to these types of scams, thanks to high pressure phone sales people. Who’s sole focus is getting you to fork out a LOT more money once you’re inside.
Verdict – Is Melissa Johnson Running a Scam?
As I’ve explained in this article, Melissa Johnson is really just a fake alias. So she’s not really running anything at all, because she’s not even real.
However, the people running these fake news sites are absolutely running a scam.
This is a scam that works by luring in newbies who have never made any money online. And those who are desperate to make money quickly. These are unfortunately the easy targets for scammers and those who they prey upon.
In any case, the end result is convincing you to spend as much money as humanly possible. All in the hopes that you will make money in return.
But the reality is, you won’t make any money at all with these fake work at home programs. It’s the people running the scam that make all the money, at your expense.
Not only do they profit when you buy the initial program, but they really clean up with the high ticket upselling that only takes place after you buy.
Not to mention, they profit by selling your name, email and phone number to other unethical marketers who SPAM you with even more offers.
It’s a shame these scams exist, but this is the reality.
The online world presents an incredible opportunity to create a legitimate income and genuinely change your situation. But unfortunately, sites like this aren’t helping you. Rather, they exist to profit at your expense.
Hope you enjoyed the article! My name is Tim and I’m the creator of Affiliate UNguru. I started this site out of a passion to help others avoid scams and to share how I’ve been able to create a successful business online. You can see how I did it in this free training.