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Avoiding Internet Scams When Searching For A Job

Jul 17, 2008
Looking online for a job where you can work from home typically brings about the same results: You search for a job you feel you qualify to do. In a matter of seconds, a long list of links comes up. The problem? Most of the results are obvious scams.

Scams have changed over the years as scammers have come to realize that most people could see straight through their obvious schemes. As the years have passed, scams have begun to look more and more like legitimate jobs that you would want to have.

If you have applied for a job that is not what it seems, you will quickly find out as scammers do not waste time before replying to your email. Typically they will offer you a staggering amount of money for a promise of little or no work. The job you originally applied for will change before your eyes.

How do you make sure you steer clear of these scams pretending to be jobs? How can you protect yourself, your income, and you family from falling into one of these traps? The answers may surprise you with how simple they are.

The best thing to do is to email the company for more information before you apply. Their response is typically transparent as a spring-fed lake. If you do think sending your resume in is a good idea, at least remove any unnecessary contact information such as your address or personal phone numbers.

The only information that has to be on your first resume is an email address and your name. If you are applying to an actual company for a real job opening, they will be able to tell if you are qualified by your job history and other information without needing to know your personal contact information until they are ready to hire you.

Seeing the obvious scams that abound, you wonder how people can actually believe that they will be paid a hundred times more than their original $9 per hour job to do the same work. It makes you wonder how people can actually fall for such a blatant lie.

If you need to pay someone money in order for them to pay you money, you can basically count on them being scammers. That simply falls under the category of not making any sense at all. Be wary of these business practices along the whole process of finding work at home, and don't let your guard down, even when they seem official.

In addition to all of this, keep this old adage in mind: If you think it is too good to possibly be true, you are most likely right. Free money does not exist. If you plan to work from home, you will have to do just that: work from home. Keep these tips in mind as your scour the Internet for that perfect stay-at-home job.
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