There are millions of people who want to earn an excellent income with minimum effort from the comfort of their home. With the advent of the internet, home-based jobs 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 working at home is attractive, false job offers are prevalent on the net. Some typical work at home scams is noticeable, like sales jobs.

Work at home scams takes many forms. Most of the companies do not guarantee regular salaried employment for 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.

To avoid being a victim of work at home scammers, you need to scrutinize the company before accepting any job. Legitimate companies provide all the information in writing. Here are some tips to avoid work at home scams:

  1. If you need to provide personal information, avoid giving it to an unknown person or company. Provide personal data only to the company that you confirm is legitimate.
  2. You can check the company by typing the name of the company in the search box of the Better Business Bureau. If there is any complaint about that company, avoid contact with it.
  1. There is no easy road to wealth. Any job requires some effort to earn more income. Therefore beware of companies that promise to make you productive overnight. There is no such thing.

Reshipping Fraud is becoming an everyday work at home scams. This type of job, the home-based worker, needs to receive, repack and then mail the merchandise to a different address and promised a substantial amount of money. But the worker may not know that the merchandise 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, with the employee told the funds will be paid on payday upon receipt of the merchandise, and it gets worst!

The scammers tell their victim, their pay will be via cashier’s check, but oddly it’s for more owed. The worker is required to deposit the check and send the difference to the employer’s overseas bank account. Eventually, the cashier’s check bounces and owe their bank the amount of the full cheque.

If you want to select a legitimate work at home job, then do not accept any job offer that promises to provide high income for a part-time job. Some companies would guarantee you get rich quick schemes. Remember, only hard work and dedication can help you earn a good income from home.

When you are to pay for start-up kits, 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, then ask for references.

If the company is not willing to provide references, then beware!

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