Friday, January 2, 2009

Be Aware of Work From Home Online Scams

Times are tough and many people are unemployed and looking to find new opportunities. Many anxious people are turning to the internet to help with their job search.

Job seekers using the internet to apply for new positions should be really cautious about applying for work-from-home opportunities. Job seekers should know that hard times do not hinder, but in some cases, encourage those who indulge in fraudulent practices.

MSNBC is reporting that the FBI has seen an increase in the number of complaints from the public about being scammed by websites offering fraudulent "work-from-home" opportunities.

If there is ever a time for the buyer to beware, it would be now. Job seekers are urged to do the necessary research and make sure they are not throwing out their good money after bad.

A few points to keep in mind:
-Beware of websites offering work at home opportunities for a fee.
-Don't just believe the hype you read; research the organization in other places online.
-Check with the Better Business Bureau
-Get personal referrals from others
-If you can't get information without paying, avoid that company
-Make sure the compensation is in line with what salary surveys or the Bureau of Labor Statistics report

Bottom line is - if it seems too good to be true, it probably very well is!


Island Girl said...

I am stuck at home just now job hunting. I have been thinking a bit about the work from home internet jobs but I am very sceptical of them. Do you know of any that are genuine?

Millionaire Maker said...

Thanks for the post and you really have brought to the fore something that people always have in the their mind. That would they received their money after doing online work from home.

Marcie said...

Island Girl,

Sent you an email and added your blog to my faves. Liked your list of fave books. I read 'House for Mr. Biswas" for O'Levels and still love it. Had my kids read "Things Fall Apart" also.