What are the signs of a Work at Home Scam?
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Company initiates contact with you from a generic or free online web email address.
Company information cannot be verified.
Company requires advance payment for materials or software. (Some legitimate companies will require a fee, however you should be very careful and fully investigate the opportunity)
Company is located overseas.
Misspelled words, grammatical errors appear in the job offer and corresponding emails.
Job description promises high income for very little time and effort; no experience necessary.
Employment starts without a face to face interview.
Company is requesting bank account information or for the jobseeker to use personal bank account.
If the job sounds “too good to be true”, it probably is.
What are Work at Home Scams?
While there are legitimate work-at-home jobs today, it is very important that a Job Seeker is able to identify the legitimate opportunities from work-at-home scams. Work at Home scams are “positions” which claim that almost anyone can perform t
What do I do if I am the victim of a Work at Home Scam?
If you have paid in advance for materials, software, or fees in conjunction with a work at home position, and attempts to contact the employer are unsuccessful, contact your bank or credit card company immediately to attempt to stop or reverse charges. I
Work at Home Scam Example#1
How do I protect myself when looking for a job?
Research the company that is offering the position. Check the internet and Better Business Bureau for the company name, phone number, and location. If you are suspicious of the posting and have a phone number available, place a call to the company and inqu
Work at Home Scam Example #2
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