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How To Avoid Work At Home Scams

In recent years there has been a huge increase in work at home jobs and more people are making money online. However, this trend has also created an opportunity for people to conduct fraudulent acts on people seeking legitimate work at home jobs. Here are 5 tips to help you avoid work at home scams:

1. Avoid jobs that guarantee you wealth, financial success, or that will help you get rich quick.
Stay clear of jobs that offer you high income for part-time hours. If an opportunity seems “too good to be true,” it probably is.

2. You should never have to pay to get a job. Legitimate employers don’t charge to hire you or to get you started.
Don’t send money for start up kits.

3. If an ad or website tells you to “act now,” don’t! Genuine business opportunities don’t use high-pressure sales tactics to try to force you to make a fast decision.

4. Always research the business or company that is presenting you with employment. Use resources like the Better Business Bureau. They have an online registry of all legal businesses in the United States.

5. Search for jobs in the right places.
• Ask people who have successful work at home jobs to guide you in your search.
• Search on message boards or e-mail groups for ideas on where to start your work at home job search.
• You can look at free listings that provide work at home opportunities.
• You can find work at home jobs through trusted sites instead of search engines.

What are the top 3 work at home jobs that you should avoid at all costs?

1. Envelope stuffing
In this classic scam, instead of getting materials to send out on behalf of a company, you get instructions to place an ad like the one you saw, asking people to send you money for information about working at home. This is an illegal pyramid scheme and you could be prosecuted for fraud.

2. Craft assembly
The way this scam works is that you pay for materials and equipment upfront. Then you make the items but the company never does buy them back from you. None of your work is ever “up to standard” according to them.

3. Data entry
In this scam, you’ll get a useless guide to work at home jobs or a disk with generic information on how to run a business and a list of business names. If you bother to contact the businesses listed, you’ll find that they’re either not interested or pay an abysmally low rate.

Hundreds of people fall for work at home scams everyday. But with a little foresight and some research, you can easily avoid falling prey to one of the many work at home scams out there.
Friday, March 20, 2009

1 Response to "How To Avoid Work At Home Scams"

Huzaifa,Jehanzaib Says :
March 20, 2009 at 9:55 AM

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