Looking To Work At Home? Don't Become A Victim!! Watch Out For Scam Artists!
With the advent of internet, home-based job and business opportunities are increasing day by day. Though there are thousands of legitimate companies that offer real work at home jobs to people, there are chances of scammers.
Since the idea of working from home is so attractive to so many, false job offers are prevalent on the net. Some of the most common scams are noticeable, like envelope stuffing! Work at home scams take many forms. Most of the companies do not guarantee regular salaried employment for the home based workers. They do not mention how many hours you would need to work without pay. Some others require you to spend money on instructions before getting the job. Some companies require paid training. Therefore, work at home scams cost victims thousands of dollars and also valuable time.
In order to avoid being a victim of scammers, you need to scrutinize the company before accepting any job. In fact, legitimate companies provide all the information in writing.
Here are some tips to avoid one of these scams:
2. You can check the company by typing the name of the company in the search box of Better business Bureau. If there is any complaint about that company, avoid contact with it.
3. There is no easy road to wealth. Any job requires some effort to earn better income. Therefore beware of companies that promise to make you rich overnight, there is no such thing.
Reshipping fraud is becoming a common scam. This type of job, the home-based worker needs to receive, repack and then mail the merchandise to a foreign address. They are promised a substantial amount of money. But the worker may not know that the merchandise was paid for with stolen credit cards. The home-based worker would therefore become a part of receiving and mailing of stolen goods without their knowledge. The worker receives the merchandise, repackages with their own funds and is told it will be repaid at time of pay day. It gets worst! They are then told their pay will be via cashier's check, but oddly it's for more than owed. The worker is told to deposit the check and send the difference to the employer's overseas bank account. Eventually, the cashier's check bounces and the worker owes their bank the amount of the whole check.
If you want to select a legitimate job that you can do at home, then do not accept any job offer that promises to provide high income for a part time work. Some companies will promise you "get rich quick" schemes. Remember only hard work and dedication can help you earn a good income from home.
If you are asked to pay for start up kits, then do not send money to such companies. Legitimate companies do not charge anything to hire you.
If you are not sure about the legitimacy of a company that allows you to work from home, then ask for references. If the company is not willing to provide references, then beware!
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