Protecting Yourself from Work-At-Home Job Scams

I’m sure everyone reading this has probably seen more than their fair share of job scams thrown around the internet. I know I have. In fact, I was just browsing around a few of the online job search sites and the majority of the “jobs” listed on these sites were obvious scams, with one or two legitimate jobs thrown in here and there. I say “obvious scams” because a job heading that says something to the effect of “We’re looking for 20-30 LAZY people who want to make up to $10,000/month working from home!” just screams scam. I mean, if it were really that easy to make money from home, then shouldn’t we all be rich right now? Would there be thousands of people commuting back and forth everyday to jobs that they absolutely hate, taking precious time away from their families just to bring a too small paycheck home every week if it were that easy? I think we all know what the answer to that question is.

Anyone who’s done research on finding work-at-home jobs knows, without a doubt, that if it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. Having done quite a bit of research on this topic myself, I’ve found a couple of websites that are filled to the brim with information on work-at-home jobs (www.wahm.com and www.mommyjobs.com). These sites are perfect for anyone looking to work from home. They offer valuable resources on finding work-at-home jobs, especially on how to determine if a job is a scam or if it is legitimate. The first thing you will learn on both of these websites is, Never pay an employer to work for them, they should be paying you! Now, this is for work-at-home jobs, but if you’re looking to start up a work-at-home business you more than likely will have to pay some kind of minimal cost up front.

If you happen to come across a work-at-home job listing and you are unsure about its legitimacy, go to wahm.com or mommyjobs.com and visit their message boards. If you do a search for the company name, or simply post a message with your concerns about the job and make sure to list the company name, you will more than likely find others who have come across the job in question and will know whether or not it’s legit. You can also check the Better Business Bureau to see if they have had any complaints against the company in question.

Work-at-home job scams are popping up more and more on the internet these days. To avoid falling victim to these scams, be sure to do a little research before applying for one. You’ll save yourself a lot of heartache and pain in the end, if you know what to do from the beginning.

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