Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scams To Avoid Working At Home

There are millions of individuals who want to make a decent income with minimum effort from the ease of their house. With the advent of the cyberspace, home based jobs and employment chances are on the rise daily. Though there are thousands of legitimate companies that provide real work at home jobs to people, there are still chances of scammers.

Because working at home is irresistible to most people, fake employment offers are prevalent on the internet. Some common work at home scams are more noticeable, such as envelope stuffing.

Work at home scams do take many forms. Most of the companies do not ensure frequent salaried work for the home based workers. They do not talk about how many hours you will need to work without pay. Some others expect you to spend money on operating instructions before getting the job. Some companies want paid training. Hence work at home scams cost victims thousands of dollars and also valued time.

In order to avoid being a dupe of work at home scammers, you need to scrutinize the company before taking any job. In fact legitimate companies offer all the information in writing you require. Here is some points work at home scams:

1. If you are required to furnish personal information, avert giving it to an unknown individual or company. Supply personal data only to the company that you can confirm is legitimate.

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 this company, avoid contact with it.

3. There is no easy road to riches. Any jobs call for some effort to gain a better income. Thus, beware of companies that assure you to make you rich overnight, there is no such thing.

Re-shipping fraud is fast becoming a popular work at home con. With this type of job, the home based worker needs to receive, repack and then send the products to a foreign address. They are assured a significant amount of money. But the worker may not realise 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 gets the merchandise, repackages it with their own funds and is told they will be repaid on there next pay day, it gets far worse yet!

They are then assured, their earnings will be via cashier's check, but curiously it's for more then owed. The worker is asked to deposit the check in there bank account and send the difference to the employers overseas bank account. In time, the cashier's check bounces and they owe their bank the amount of the whole check.

If you desire to choose a legitimate work at home job, then do not take any job offer that assures to provide a high wage for a part time job. Some companies do promise you get rich quick schemes. Remember only hard work and dedication can aid you earn a great wage from the comfort of your own home.

If at any time you are required 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 positive about the legitimacy of a company, then you should ask for references.

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