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Five Tips To Stay Away From Work At Home Scams

Oct 10, 2007
There are many different types of work at home jobs. Not every job opportunity is legitimate. Thorough research has to be done before you pick the right opportunity. Caution needs to be exercised. A lot of people fall victims to scam opportunities. In the process they lose a lot of their money. Here are my tips on how you can separate the good opportunities from the bad ones:

1. Do you have to pay? If you have to pay to sign up for a work at home job offer then it's something you have to stay away from.

2. Do your research: 'Google' the company and scan through the results you get. If anyone has been burnt by the company then they probably shared their story on the internet. Also try to search for the company name and the word 'scam' together. However please bear in mind that if you don't come across any bad things written about this company it does not necessarily mean it's a good opportunity.

3. Speak to others: If you know someone who has also signed up with this company, try to speak to them and get their thoughts and experiences about the company. Forums are another great way to get information about the company.

4. Street Address: If a company has no street address but only P.O box address then you have to be cautious. Why is it hiding its street address? Beware.

5. If something sounds too good to be true then it probably is. No one can get rich without putting in the hard yards. Don't be tempted by offers that promise the world to you.

Always use your common sense. If you have any doubts then stay away from the opportunity. Its better to be cautious than to be burnt and lose money.
About the Author
Sandy Naidu is a work at home mother. Sandy's website http://www.DotComMothers.com features interviews with women business owners. Most of the guests are mothers who have created a successful business working from home. There are also resources on the site to help you start your own business.
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