Today, many types of work from home opportunities are available and they are peaking the interest of many people.
While there are some opportunities that will provide a legitimate way to earn some income, there are some that are there only to take advantage of an innocent prospect.
This post will uncover a scam and give everyone a work from home warning. I previously did a post on virtual assistant jobs and this is why I am inspired to share this post.
Beware of Fraud
When we think that a business may sound and looks legitimate, we tend to let our guard down a little bit. The average scammer knows this as well as he or she knows there are some who are not going to fall for it.
So he or she simply plays off the numbers and takes advantage of those that do.
The work at home demographic is more likely to be targeted for a scam for a lot of factors. A lot of people who are seeking to work from home have different reasons for choosing this type of work.
That person may be homebound and have no choice. Some may have backgrounds that won’t allow them to compete outside of the home and some might want to do it by choice.
This opens the door for scammers to prey off of a person’s deep desire and will provide offers that sound good but are simply there to take advantage of someone.
BBB Gives Warning
The BBB (Better Business Bureau) have received many inquires about different companies being legitimate or not.
Reason being, many scammers use claiming to be an established business to gain an edge on gaining an edge to get someone’s trust in order to deceive them.
To further strengthen their scam they will advertise these jobs on legitimate job sites like the Indeed Job Site which is very popular.
This can easily catch someone off guard because it appears to be two legitimate sources which can take your focus off of it being a scam.
Check Your Sources
If you are going to respond to a work from home job offer, do yourself a favor and check them out really well before going all in.
You can start by checking the companies website and look at their job postings. The BBB suggest this as well as doing an online search for that job, and if it pops up in many other states with the same offer, put up the red flag before pursuing it.
Check out the video below to hear exactly what Emily Valla with the BBB has to say.
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I hope this post has opened some eyes to make them aware of the possibilities that are out there that try to scam you or a loved one. Please leave any questions or comments in the comments section below.