What do they say about being too good to be true? It always seems to apply. If someone can find a way to scam you out of your money with little effort, they will do it. That philosophy also applies to work from home jobs.
All job industries are prone to scams. A scam is any activity that claims to be above board but is designed to defraud you of your money. Most are based on the premise that people are willing to give you a little money or a little information in return for a big payday. And, so far the scammers have been right.
Work at home jobs have fallen prey to the scammer as well. Working from home is a dream job for many who want the freedom that such a position brings. Working from home is not for those who can’t motivate themselves to do the work, however. Procrastination can spell the death of a good opportunity.
In amongst the legitimate garden of companies looking for extra help from those looking to make some extra cash, are the weeds of crooks who want to cash in on the popular phenomenon. You would think that with the time and effort put into setting up these scams, the scammers could be making a lot of money legitimately.
Some scams have a few things in common that you will find out in a few minutes. Be on the lookout for them as you search for legitimate work.
Scammers ask for money upfront. This is not the case with established opportunities like Avon, Mary Kay, or The Pampered Chef. Here, you purchase materials to begin the business process, and there are hundreds of people out there who have made money with these companies.
James Scholes is an expert in such matters and has his own blogosphere where he provides help to people to be wary and alert about scammers by identifying their way of working and keeping them at bay through his own points through which you can invest your money wisely on authentic and original schemes.
Instead, we are referring to the small ads on websites or in newspapers that ask you to send $50 for a book that teaches you how to make $10,000 a month. There are many books in the bookstore that can teach you to make money and they cost less than that. More than likely they are trying to get your financial information.
Scammers offer limited contact information. If you can’t get in touch with them, don’t buy into it. Even fake websites can be set up. Try to contact customer service or someone in charge before giving out any information or signing up for anything.
Some online scamming emails and ads are trying to plant bugs and other nasty things on your computer by opening messages and clicking on links. If you never heard of it and there is no way to contact them, forget it.
Scammers mention making lots of money but nothing else. Sketchy ads are a warning sign. Think about it: Who would pay you $30 an hour to lick envelopes?
Scammers will try to prey on people looking for legitimate work from home jobs. Check with reputable companies first and then ask for referrals from friends and family.