Work at Home Scams
Introducing the different types of work-at-home scams facing Internet users today.Many people dream of not having to perform the arduous trek into work every morning, and yearn to be able to work from the comforts of their own homes and at the same time spend more time with the family.
For a few this dream has come true, but for the majority, sadly not.
Doing a quick Internet search for work at home opportunities is not shy on the results. Thousands of opportunities present themselves, from profitable part time jobs to taking surveys online. Should we take all these opportunities at face value?
Unfortunately not, as the majority of these opportunities are not opportunities at all, rather they are scams. But how do we know what is real and what is not?
We’ve broken down this potentially massive subject into different sub categories, and you can read about each one below.
Get Rich Quick with Affiliate Marketing - these are your typical get-rich-quick schemes that claim you can make thousands of dollars a day using underground, secret formulas being sold today at a low, low price.
Work-at-Home with Google - these scams are similar to the above, only directed at search giant Google. Essentially these scams sell useless marketing information about Google and their Adwords and Adsense programs.
Work-at-Home with Twitter - same as above but directed at social site Twitter.
Fraudulent Job Offers - job offers typically emailed to their victims by scammers. These can range from check cashing scams to advanced fee fraud. This covers many popular work-at-home jobs like mystery shoppers or "payment processing agents".
Reshipping Scams - a specific variant of a fake job offer, this prolific scam involves victims receiving and sending on packages as part of their “job” that ends up getting the victim into big trouble.
Survey Taking - these offers involve taking online surveys and getting money for it. Some can be legitimate, but many of scams trying to rip people off.
Material/Product Work at Home Scams - these scams involve the victim buying materials to make an end product but finding their end product rejected regardless of quality and not getting paid. Examples includ stuffing envelopes or even making dolls.
Certified Auction Listing Agent Scams - make a fortune selling items on EBay for Fortune 500 companies? Sadly not, as these scams just sell useless information on EBay and pass it off as priceless when in reality it is useless.
Rebate Processor Scams - a variant of a get-rich-quick scam designed to fool victims into thinking they can make good money by filling in rebate forms. In reality they are sold useless affiliate marketing information.
Ian Dillon says:
Can you confirm if thier is any honest,legal and simple to operate work from home opportunities?
|posted on 02/20/11|
You can read our recommendations here - http://www.thatsnonsense.com/making_money_online.php
|posted on 02/21/11|
A good place to go for legitimate work with no fees upfront is here at http://www.jobs-work-from-home-online.moonfruit.com
|posted on 06/14/12|