There are a lot of online job scams out there, but none are more pervasive than the infamous work-from-home scam. If you’ve ever seen these words in front of a job advertisement, you are probably looking at a job scam:
- Earn $25/hr at home!
- Earnings deposited daily to your bank account
- Work from home – thousands per day and no sales required
The best way to judge if a job ad is a scam is to consider what you have to do to get the money promised. If a job sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Think about it: If you were a legitimate organization, would you pay an employee to sit at home and do little or no work? Also, any company that requires you to pay money upfront is a scammer. Employers are supposed to pay you, not the other way around.
Because some job scammers are savvier than others, you should always do a thorough background check on any organization proposing to employ you from home. This includes reviewing records with the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, and Scam.com. It’s also a good idea to Google search “company name” + “scam” to uncover unsavory activity.
For more where this came from, head over to the full post at the FlexJobs blog.