Online Scam Launches Its Own Local News Website

By Andrew Gauthier 

The current online trend in so-called “hyper-local” news outlets has spawned a slew of websites that provide community news, including two blogs from the New York Times. And now the internet has its first website devoted to both local news and a money scam.

Yesterday the Lost Remote blog posted about KLMT-News 3–a website designed to look like that of a local news station…
It looks like a local TV site, KLMT News 3, complete with the smiling anchors across the masthead and the weather report down the side. But the story, written by a 35-year-old news veteran, is a glowing report on a scheme to profit from Google. And clicking on any of the navigation items will take you to