Listen Now: Wanna Work From Home? Watch Out For These Common Scams
Everyone wants to work from home, just know who you’re working for.
The idea of working in your pajamas is pretty appealing but can be too good to be true. According to a white-collar crime attorney, most job websites are not closely monitored and can be a scam. That means they won’t provide income for anyone except the people running the scheme.
So what are some ways you can make sure your new gig will get you a paycheck? According to MSN Money, check out the offer by searching the company name, job title and the keyword “scam.” Everything that pops up is likely work-from-home scams posing as real jobs.
Another con to avoid; requests for advance fees. After promising that you can make big money on your own time, scammers will ask you to buy a starter kit or fake certification. Once you do they will use your debit or credit card information to make purchases for themselves.
For more work from home scams to watch out for, check out the MSN Money article now; real jobs can be bad enough.
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