Chances are you’ve stumbled upon some ads for a company called “Responsive Media”, which claims to pay $500-$5,000/week for data entry.
Sounds like a great opportunity, right?
Things like this are almost never legit, but I don’t like to denounce programs without first doing a lot of research.
So, I decided to dive in and see for myself whether this opportunity was real or a scam. I’ll share my findings with you in this review.
What is Responsive Media? Here’s What I Found Out….
To begin my research, I did a lot of Googling, but had a hard time finding the official company. “Responsive Media” is a rather vague name for a business, so I wasn’t too surprised.
In the process, I did find pages and pages of their ads. But virtually nothing about the company itself.
The only information I could find was their profile on LiveCareer:
In my searching, I also found this forum thread about Responsive Media. In it, just about everyone agrees: a company that intentionally makes themselves hard to find online and claims employees can make $5,000 per week is a big red flag.
Since I could find nothing more about the company itself, I decided to see what would happen when I tried to apply for one of their data entry jobs.
I first tried on LiveCareer, but apparently the job had expired:
So, I went to a bunch of low-quality job search sites instead (because that’s where Responsive Media is advertised). On these, recent Responsive Media work from home ads were ubiquitous.
I tried a site called OrlandoJobs first. I clicked the Responsive Media listing, and clicked “Apply”. It loaded for a while, and finally redirected me.
I watched my search bar, and saw it redirected to several sites before finally landing on one. Here’s what I saw:
No thanks. I decided that was far enough; I wasn’t about to willingly allow a potential virus on my computer.
Maybe it was just a fluke though, so I decided to continue my quest in applying for a data entry job at Responsive Media.
The next site I tried was called “Better Fargo Jobs”.
I clicked the Apply Here button, but was instructed to log in or create an account first. So, that’s exactly what I did. Here’s the verification email I received (in my spam folder, no less):
After confirming my email, I went back to the Responsive Media listing and again clicked the Apply Here button. I was taken to the page shown below, which as you can see, says nothing about Responsive Media:
Instead of the wild claims of $500-$5,000/week, it says “Start Working From Home Today $15/Hr”. What!? I thought I was gonna be payed a lot more than that, lol!
Anyway, I still gave them my email to see what would happen.
Believe it or not, I got this McAfee screen once again:
I wasn’t going to give up just yet though.
I tried a few more sites, but every time the trail led to that McAfee virus warning.
On one of them, the site loaded and was visible for about a second before the warning came up. From that quick glance, it appeared to be an ad-covered news website, but I’m not 100% sure.
On another, the site was visible just long enough for me to capture a screenshot before the warning popped up. Here’s what the site looked like:
Again, I don’t see anything that has to do with Responsive Media. I wonder why? Does Responsive Media even exist, or are they just trying to get unsuspecting job seekers onto spammy, low-quality websites?
Still, I did not give up.
The next site I tried was a little more legit looking, so maybe this was the real deal:
As you can see, when I clicked the “Apply For Job” button, it said that in order to apply for the job, I had to click a link. That link, jobs2careers, leads to the same spammy website that triggers the McAfee warning.
So once again, not legit. Ugh, all I wanted was to apply for a lucrative data entry job! 😉
As I continued my research, I came across hundreds of the same Responsive Media ad. Every single one took me to a website that my McAfee antivirus software deemed unsafe.
I was getting nowhere with all this research and link-clicking. And I started to get worried about having a virus on my PC.
So, after going through hundreds of these links with no success, I decided to call it quits. The only reason I didn’t stop earlier was because for the purpose of this review, I wanted to make absolutely sure all of Responsive Media’s ads led to the same destinations.
And yes, at the end I ran a virus scan on my computer. Thankfully nothing was detected, and my computer seems to be functioning perfectly normal.
So…is Responsive Media a scam?
Since I was never able to get past the McAfee warning, I cannot say with any kind of certainty what laid on the other side. I can assume whatever it was was unsafe, though.
A scam is defined as “a dishonest scheme; a fraud” according to Google. In my opinion, Responsive Media was a dishonest scheme, since I was never led to anything legitimate that promised $500-$5,000/week.
I cannot verify whether Responsive Media takes your money and runs though, so I cannot call it an all-out scam. But it’s certainly fishy, and something to be avoided in my opinion.
Have you had any experience with Responsive Media? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
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