|Common Warnings Signs of Scams
There are several warning signs that indicate that a work at home listing
could be a scam. Here are is a list of the top eight warnings signs to look out
1. The offer seems to good to be true. This is a very obvious one, but a lot of
people overlook it. If an opportunity seems to good to be true...it probably is!
End of discussion! Don't get blinded by the hype.
For example, if you see an in the employment section of a newspaper
guaranteeing you say a $4,000 weekly paycheck for very little work, it is
probably a scam!
Or if you see an investment opportunity guaranteeing 20 percent monthly
returns or some exaggerated figure it is probably a just ponzi scheme.
Plain and simple, something seems to good to be true, it probably is! And if
you are still interested the offer make sure you do your homework first.
Ignore the company representative who will sweet talk you into parting with
your money. Do you your OWN research. You will probably thank yourself.
2. Tacky use of punctuation. Ads that read like this:
Mak3 Hug3 M0N3Y w0rking @T
Home!!$$$ N0 3xperience required
Ea$y $$$ Call 1800-SCAM !!!
These companies are fraudulent. No reputable company would soil their
cooperate image with suck tacky punctuation.
Internet sales pages use Hype Type that may read like:
"Discover the UNTOLD SECRETS of earning $$$$$$ without ever having to
leave your house! Start making $$$ today on the internet! "
If you see hype type, be very skeptical. Does Microsoft or Symantec use hype
3. A registration fee One of the biggest red flags is the registration fee. Legit
work at home companies don't make you pay a fee to work for them. A
common excuse fraudulent companies use to charge a fee is to 'cover
materials' or 'supplies' or to prove if you are 'really serious about working at
home', but these reasons are all just to get you to pony up the $9.99-$59.99,
which is pure profit for the scammers. If you have to pay any sort of fee run
away from the offer! This includes registration fees or fees for
assembling materials or software.
Would Comcast or AT&T charge you a $50 registration fee to tellecommute
with them? No...becasue Comcast and AT&T are honest, reputable
4. The opportunity doesn't make business sense So you see an add for a
'job' promising $10,000 a month. And there is no experience required! And
you can get out of bed when you want to!
What self respecting company hires lazy people? Or pays six figure salaries
to inexperienced, incompetent employees? No company would! Or at least
no company that I have ever heard of!
You may also see an ad that goes like this:
"Earn $1 for each envelope you stuff. No limit! Make big bucks working at
There is no reason why any company would pay someone $1 to stuff an
envelope when envelopes can be stuffed for pennies a piece with machines.
As you can see, if the offer doesn't make business sense it is probably a
scam. Businesses try to MAKE money, not waste it hiring lazy people or
employing envelope stuffers.
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