How to avoid work from home scams

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You might be sitting at your dead end job when suddenly an email appears asking you if you’d like to work from home in your pajamas & make thousands of dollars in just minutes.  The answer to this question is most likely yes.  However, here is how to tell if that work from home opportunity is actually a scam.

The website has very little information, but a lot of pictures of people enjoying their wealth.  There are several pictures of people on yachts or in sports cars.  There are probably even several testimonials about how such & such system changed their life.  If you search for the text that is on the page, you will probably find thousands of similar sites.

You don’t know exactly what the company does.  They are very vague about where the money actually comes from.

No skills required.  Working online is a lot like working in the real world.  You will have to have some skills or education, or be able to acquire these skills. They are probably offering you something with no website building experience.

They require a downline.  This is a common practice among work from home scams.  It’s how they perpetuate the myth.  Beware of these because you could alienate your friends & family.

Just $19.95.  Almost every legitimate online job will never require you to pay them, especially for information.  The way that these companies make money is by having people pay them for job information.  Then, they set you up with a cheesy website that has been mass produced to do the same thing to other people.

Consider the source.  Have you ever gotten anything reliable from spam email?  Do you know anyone who has actually made money with these kind of sites?  If it was legit, wouldn’t more people know about it?

There are legitimate work from home opportunities, but they all require actual work.  Beware of any vague scheme that asks you for money or spams your email.

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