Home » Business » Careers and Jobs

Walk Away From These Work At Home Scams

Aug 14, 2008
You may encounter many false work from home opportunities which assure guaranteed of income and appear to be legitimate. Therefore, individuals looking forward to working at home have to be aware of this fact, and implement safety measures. Most scams claim to generate huge revenues for individuals.

People become easy target of advertisings such as "work at home earns you $1000 to $3000 Weekly". Millions of individuals fall for work at home business opportunities each year which are actually scams. These opportunities lure them by making fraudulent promises.

Most Common Scams To Avoid:

Advertising And Publicity.

Many people operating most common scams advertise their false businesses by placing posters on electrical poles so passers by can read them. Work at home scam advertisings appear on the classified section of magazines, newspapers and the bulletin boards of television and supermarkets. Scams like these take the unwary individuals for a no so pleasing ride until they become aware of the bitter truth. Remember that scams only work on deceptive and misleading claims.

Home Based Business Opportunities.

This is another very popular work at home scam. In exchange for obtaining information about how to start a business at home, you must send in money. The provided information here is usually unclear. However, the business promoters claim they generate steady income for individuals working from home. They also promise to provide sufficient, usually free, training. Here you will encounter deceitful sponsors trying to sell you information on complete training, follow-up and support systems instead of provide you an experienced coach.

Multi-Level Marketing (MLM).

It is all about starting a business with no guarantees at all, a job that does not involves weekly payments. Multi-level marketing is another very common work at home scam. MLM involves recruitment of new people so products or services can sell. You end up looking or searching for people. Promoters only try to draw you toward the "business opportunity" instead of the selling. Additionally, many people involved in such businesses fail to generate income for themselves. Such business schemes draw a large number of people daily.

Stuffing Envelopes At Home.

This scam is in the same category of the Ponzi pyramid scheme.The U.S. Postal Service confirms that this a quite common work from home scam. After you send the money in, the scammer sends you information on how to make money by envelopes stuffing. You get the instructions about selling the scheme to other people by placing advertisements in the classified section of newspapers or the Internet, that's the way how people are attract toward this fraudulent business. Unless they recruit new people, members make no money in this illegal scheme.

Medical Billing.

You may end up investing as much as $8,000 with this work at home scam. Usually spending money for computer software in order to be able to run a billing collection service. Operators make untruthful promises by asserting they have readily available customers for you. The truth is that you will lose the money if you spend it in this scheme.

Assembly And Craft work.

Through this work at home scam, people are asked to send money for parts or supplies. Many times one needs to buy "essential" equipments from them too, so you assemble these parts into different products such as Christmas decorations, baby clothes, some kind of jewelry, aprons, head wear, etc. You are previously convinced by them that there is a market and people are looking for and willing to buy such products. The truth is that the items you have assembled hardly meet quality standards and you may end up selling those items yourself.
About the Author
Javier Garcia has been successfully helping entrepreneurs looking for work at home jobs since 2002. To learn more about how to Walk Away From These Work At Home Scams, please visit: http://www.takeoffzone.com
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 105
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories