How to spot a scam is probably the number one question for people who are looking for a work at home job. You will see advertisements all over the Internet, in the newspaper and posted on signs in your neighborhood for work at home jobs where you can make outrageous amounts of money in a short period of time. Do they promise you thousands of dollars to join their company or organization? Are they promising that you can make $20.00 to $50.00 an hour to do a simple task that requires no skill? If it sounds unbelievable or too good to be true, then it probably is.
Did you come across a job but you are unsure if everything about it is legitimate? Ask yourself this. How does their website look? Is it professional? Or does it look like it was quickly put together? Does it give you adequate information about their requirements? About what the job will entail? Does it give you contact information? A professional email address? Are they giving you a company name? Are they hiring you without submitting a resume or giving you an interview? Are they hiring everyone who applies? Are they asking for money?
There is no need to ever pay someone for a list of jobs. That information is easily found on any good work at home website. Also, stay far away from anyone wanting you to pay them money for a job. There are some exceptions with a few well known companies that charge for a background check or ask for you to incorporate as a business.
You need to make sure that before you give out any personal information that the company you are dealing with is being honest. Do not be afraid to investigate any job offer. You can check to make sure you are not being scammed by typing the company name into a google search window along with the word SCAM. People love to share information when they get taken by an unscrupulous person or organization. Use the Internet to check sites like the Better Business Bureau for complaints and the Ripoff Report to see if anyone has reported the company as a scam. Join a forum for working from home and ask other members if they know anything about the company. You can always leave a comment for me, and I would be more than happy to help you with any information that I know of or can find out about the job offer.
With good research and following your gut feeling you will be on your way to finding that great job that lets you work from the comfort of your home.