Work At Home Job Offers.
How many ads have you responded to in the last year in reference to work at home job offers? How many of them do you honestly believe were legitimate? The average job seeker does not know how to identify a genuine work at home job offer, so many times (about 99%) they end up falling prey to scammers. Over the past 15 years we’ve heard from thousands of job seekers who’ve lost considerably money and in some cases, their identity as a result of online scams.
If you’re using the internet to find work at home job offers and you’re not using our ‘researched’ vacant jobs list, here are some things to look out for to better protect yourself:
If the ad asks for money up front. Legitimate offers will pay you, not ask for money from you. No employer will ask you to pay them to fill one of their vacant jobs.
Don’t fall into the idea that you can do work for which you’re not qualified.
Ask questions about what you will be expected to do. Ask when you will get paid.
Some work at home job offers to avoid:
Assembly jobs – these jobs usually ask for a start-up package to get started.
Data Entry – usually a sales pitch for kit or posting ads. Just about every job seeker is looking for this type of job so the scammers prey on this fact. Additionally, with the massive amount of competition for the few legitimate data entry jobs.. landing one will be very difficult.
Online businesses – you may pay for a guide which you can find for free.
Processing claims – you may need to buy equipment, software or pay for training.
Stuffing envelopes – most companies have machines that will stuff, sort and mail their items for pennies.
Medical billing or claims processing – with all the privacy laws out there, doctors will not outsource these duties; rather will depend on established companies that have trained personnel. However if you can get working for an established Billing company, you’re set. Do your homework and research the company with the job offer.
And beware of the ads that offer to provide you information on legitimate work-at-home offers for a small fee, of course!
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