Work From Home Scams To Avoid
March 13, 2014 typesofaid.com Staff
With job opportunities in many fields still flagging, some nefarious people continue to prey on the desperate or unwary by offering various work-at-home opportunities that turn out to be nothing more than scams. If you are considering working from home, here are some of the more popular scams and how to avoid them.
It is 2014. Machines have completely taken over the need for humans to sit and stuff envelopes for hours. This scam works because people respond to the advertisements. The scammer then sends you a kit to send out mailings and put up advertisements enticing others. The only money you will make is by selling 'the system' to others. It is a never-ending loop and you will not make any money from this scheme unless you scam others into buying your envelope-stuffing packets.
At-Home Assembly and Crafting
Some companies advertise that they will allow you to buy kits of materials to assemble, then you are to mail back the completed items and receive payment. However, this is not how it works. You will pay the money for the kit, do the assembly, send in your work and have it rejected via form letter. Now you are left with piles of worthless tchotchkes, hours of wasted time and lost money.Publish Post
Rebate Processing, Medical Billing and Other Like Industries
These scams prey on people because there are people who get paid to do these tasks. They usually work in office buildings after extensive training or schooling. Advertisements promise big returns in exchange for doing these tasks from home. After collecting your fee, which can be substantial, the company then sends you a bundle of worthless materials and software and leaves you without the capability to attract clients or get any return on your investment.
Finding Real Work-at-Home Opportunities
There are a plethora of honest work-at-home firms that pay as agreed on the Internet. A lot of them encompass writing content, selling pictures, writing code or producing projects that can be used on websites. You should, with very few exceptions, never pay to work. Nearly all legitimate sites offering work will want nothing but an application and a small sample of your work. Some companies may ask for a small fee to cover drug or background checks if they are offering you a full-time, employed position.
By understanding how work-at-home scams operate, you can avoid them and dive right into paying work. Of course, always practice due diligence and run a few searches about the company before giving them any information or completing any work.
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