Work at Home Scams

Work at Home Scams Staying at home, doing some menial tasks, and earning big bucks for it seems like one of the best ways to make money. It is really a work at home scam, a form of Internet fraud that exploits people’s inherent desire to “get rich quick.”

Some of these schemes (all of which promise quick and convenient money) are fairly easy to detect; others are much harder to identify, and may indeed seem to many people as being legitimate offers to work from home.

The jobs that are advertised this way usually involve tasks that are easy, convenient, and don’t require too much effort on the part of the participant, such as stuffing and sending out envelopes, data entry, or online surveys.

The promised pay, however, is suspiciously high considering that none of these tasks require particularly in-depth training or education. If anyone sees an ad online that promises thousands of dollars per week for a task that requires little to no education and no real effort, it should be a dead giveaway that they’re dealing with a fraudulent work at home scam.

The other obvious indicator of a work at home scam is the “nominal” application fee, for which they supposedly send the victim starting kits, guides, etc. Whether they actually send these materials does not matter, since no one, by Federal law, may be charged for employment. If there is any sort of payment required of the prospective hire, the offer is a work at home scam.

It is important to know that the perpetrators of this type of Internet fraud do not shy away from using otherwise trusted and trustworthy websites that list many legitimate career opportunities to promote their work at home scams.

People who give in to the temptation of these fraudulent offers can lose their money, their actual jobs, and their reputation, hardly worth giving up for the promise of quick cash.