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The Internet has made it extremely easy to distribute information to millions of people, including fraudulent business deals and email scams. Fraud and scams are lurking all over the Internet, waiting for innocent victims who will pay or give out their personal details for what they think might be a legitimate business deal. Being aware of what's true and what's not plays a large part in being a responsible citizen of the cyber world.

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Work At Home Scam Alert

Work At Home Scam Alert

Especially with the recession hitting and so many losing jobs on daily basis; there are plenty of jobless people out there who are looking for work at home jobs. Scammers are hard at work to lure these job hunters into making up front payments in exchange for promises of providing, work at home opportunities. One needs to be alert about the bogus work at home scams that are run today.

People mainly fall for work at home scams for the following reasons,

- A desperate plea to find a job. The one place people look for jobs are on the internet. Therefore, people are likely to fall for most of the work from home job advertisements.

- A person surfing the web rarely, may find that there are plenty of work at home jobs available on the internet, so why not give up my day job and start earning good money while working from home.

- Vulnerability. People are tempted at the idea of making quick money and work at home job advertisements send out just that message. Look for genuine job opportunities that are available in your local job agencies.

- There are plenty of success stories, especially those who were struggling financially and choosing a satisfying job. So you think if they are happy working from home, so can you.

Here are a few tips to help you be alert to some of the work at home scams.

- There are no such data entry, answering email, typing and report writing work from home jobs available. There are hardly any legitimate jobs available for data entry and typing.

- You have to pay a registration fee, membership fee or an up front payment. Legitimate job sites never charge a fee to give you a job. You should never have to pay first to work from home.

- Never divulge your personal information to get a job.

- Testimonials are not always true and cannot be traced.

- Buy your work at home kits from a reliable website as most of them are not reliable.

The best way to protect you from such scams and be alert is as follows,

- Get references from the site or people who are employed

- Perform a search on the company

- Verify and authenticate the details of the company that is offering a work at home job

- Check forums and message boards to see if the company that is offering you a work at home job has been black listed.

- Never pay by cheque or credit card online

- Use Better Business Bureau (BBB) to check the company information and contact details

- Ask family and friends to help you as well

- Visit online scam alert sites that list companies and people that are scams

If you feel that you are being bombarded with work at home scam mail the best thing would be to report it to the National Fraud Information Bureau. Most of all be alert and keep your family and friends involved as well about the work at home scams that are going around.
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