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Identify Work From Home Scams

There are a plethora of Work From Home scams on the Internet.  So many that the WFH schemers have given legitimate Virtual Office opportunities a bad rap.  When people who have been online for a couple of years or more, see, “Work From Home” they usually run in the opposite direction.  That’s understandable given the fact that 90% of the Work From Home jobs offered on the Internet are fraudulent.

This article will show you how to recognize the crooks that peddle their schemes on the Web.  The scams are often successful because the cyber criminals (and they are criminals) prey on novice Internet users who don’t know there way around the World Wide Web.

If it sounds too good to be true it is, there are no, if, ands, or buts about it.  We all should know by now that you get nothing for free unless you win the lottery.  Therefore, the ads that promise $500 to $1000 per week to start, are flat out untrue.

If it cost you money, even as little as $2.95, it’s a scam because that is how the scammer is making his money, $2.95 at a time.  If he gets 50 people per day to pay him, he made a cool $147.50 in one day.  That is how they make money off the scams.  When you are looking for a legitimate job you should not have to pay to work, plain and simple.  When you have went on job interviews and filled out applications, the traditional way, you never had to pay, right?  Well, that same principle should apply on the Internet.

Therefore, never send money or give out your personal information.  If you are actually applying for a legitimate job, online, there will be no need for your credit card or banking information.  When/if you find a legitimate job online, and there are some (see resource link), the only time your banking info will be needed is if you want to be paid via direct deposit.  But that is after you actually get the job.

Step 3: If there is no contact information, name, or number, it’s more than likely a scam.  Check out Alexa dot com website, see if they have any information on the domain name.  If the website is legitimate there will be contact info along with how long the site has been on the web.

Be especially cautious with these often advertised WFH scams:

  • Medical or Commercial Billing
  • Marketing Surveys
  • Paid Surveys
  • Telemarketing and Customer Service


December 25, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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