How to avoid beeing tricked with making money on line

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If you are looking for “real” legitimate work online it can be a very difficult process sifting through the hundreds of scams posted on job listings. There are genuine work from home opportunities to be found but firstly you need to understand the telltale signs of a scam so here are tips and advice to help you.
Most scam jobs usually lure jobseekers by telling them that they could earn a lot of money with very little effort. Not true, online jobs require effort and hard work just like ‘normal’ jobs.
They are just trying to use the jobseekers greed to attract them.
Be cautious if you are asked to pay a fee. Scammers will ask you to pay fees for different reasons (admin fees, training, instructions, etc) but you will either never hear from them again or you will get a information on how to scam others.
Lots of promises will be made on the job advert and most of the sound too good to be true. You know why? Because they are.
The adverts will say how they will let you on a secret that will make you a millionaire or at the very least leave your 9 to 5 job but that is all rubbish they are just trying to evoke greed in you.
Some of the jobs will say that you will need no experience. This I believe is another warning sign. Another thing the ads could say is that the job is very easy and requires minimal effort.
The adverts are not likely to have a company address or a company email. Instead the email address will be from regular addresses like hotmail or g-mail. If you do pay then there is no way for you to contact them just as the scammers want.
You might receive junk mail or letters through the post for vacancies. This are likely to be unsolicited and you are contacted randomly.
 Do you really think a legitimate company would send out letters like this to anyone or everyone?
As looking for jobs online is becoming a popular choice for many jobseekers there are legitimate sites you could turn to for help. If you are given a company name then why not google it?
Chances are if it is a scam others may have come in contact with them and you could turn to advice on online forums, websites, blogs or go to a local watchdog and ask for their opinion.
Don’t be pushed into applying or paying into anything. Some adverts give you a deadline to apply and pay the fees. Take your time and don’t be too hasty to apply.
These are just some of the methods used to scam serious jobseekers and there are many more being developed so use your common sense before applying.
 

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