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Common Work From Home Scams to Avoid

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 3

If you have spent any time trying to work from home, then you have probably read about people being burned by the many work from home scams that are out. That is to say the people believed that they had a legitimate job. It was only later that they realized that it was a fake and that they had lost for some their valuable time and for others money. This is some thing that has plagued this industry since the start. That is why it is so important to recognize some of the most common work from home scams to avoid.
Data Entry Scams
One of the most coveted jobs that exist in the work at home field is any that are in data entry. That is why data entry scams tend to be some of the most common of the work from home scams. Many of these start with promises of being able to make large amounts of money, but you need to put some money out upfront to get started. Some of the times, this is in the form of registration fees and other times the company will want you to buy software or some other type of product that you will need to make money with. These are work from home scams. Usually the company will just take your money and there will be no work or way to even make back the money that you have spend, let alone to earn a monthly income from them.
Freelance Writing Samples
When it comes to writers, they are not free from having to deal with work from home scams. One of the most common for writers is the taking of their work for no payment in the form of samples. Many clients will want a writer to submit a unique written piece for them. The thing is that most of the time this is a scam artist trolling for free articles. It is common for them to take the article and then never get back in touch with the writer. That is why many writers have started posting the samples on their websites or blogs and then directing the client to the links.
Posting Ads
Many people read about jobs as affiliate marketers and think that they have found their way into this lucrative business. Unfortunately it is one of the work from home scams. When you respond to this ad for a job, you are often asked to purchase the training material that will tell you how to post ads to make money. And what does this training manual tell you? It tells you how to post ads just like the ones that you answered and how to con people out of money just like you were. Stay as far away from this as you can.



Jan 21, 2010 1:04am
I was almost scammed by the posting ads one. I did send for the kit but cancelled before the deadline because after reading over the stuff they sent to me, it all sounded too good to be true and of course they wanted more money.
Mar 25, 2010 12:39pm
big rule... don´t pay to work!
Oct 26, 2010 1:40pm
When people are desperate they will stupid things, just in the HOPE that they will make enough to but bread and milk for the kids. The scam artists are about as low as you can get
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