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Monthly Archives: November 2011

SCAM ALERT! Scammers Using Red Cross Name in Fake Check Scam

I received an email to day from the “Red Cross” about a job offer. It asked if I wanted to work at home from my computer with the “world’s largest humanitarian network” (Red Cross) and earn up to $6,000 USD/monthly. Who wouldn’t, right? I hate emails like this because using a name like Red Cross and creating a site that looks legit, dupes so many people out of their money. But careful scrutiny and research reveals this email to be a fake check scam.

Red Flag Number 1: The email has a .fr ending, suggesting its from France, not the U.S.
Red Flag Number 2: The email does NOT come from a Red Cross domain (i.e. redcross.org).
Red Flag Number 3: The website URL is not a Red Cross website (i.e. redcross.org)
Red Flag Number 4: The job entails collecting donation payments through “bank transfer, Checks and Money Order”

I contacted the Red Cross who said, “Thank you for contacting the American Red Cross. The email you referenced is a scam. The appropriate office has been notified.”

This is a fake check scam. Essentially you’d receive money from “donors”, put it in your bank, then get a cashier’s check for the donation minus your fee, and send it to the “Red Cross” (although it wouldn’t really be the Red Cross). In a few days or weeks, your bank would call you and tell you the check you cashed is bad and that you need to cover it. If you didn’t have the money, you’d lose access to your account. Even worse, you could be arrested for depositing a fake check.

Remember, the odds of you getting a job offer out of the blue in your email is nil, zilch, zero. Companies don’t need to email people to fill their positions. They post open jobs on job boards and let you apply to them.

If you get this email, delete it!

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Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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Work At Home Jobs Nov. 30, 2011


READ FIRST! To apply to the jobs listed below, please follow the directions posted in the announcement. DO NOT CONTACT WAHS TO APPLY TO A JOB LISTED HERE.

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Work-At-Home Success is not representing or affiliated with the companies posted here. These jobs are found by Work-At-Home Success or submitted for posting. Further Work-At-Home Success can make no guarantees about the jobs posted. Remember to never pay money to get hired or use your personal bank account or credit card to help a company do business!! Please let me know if any job posted below asks for money or is otherwise questionable. Visit WAHS’s Scam Alert page to get information on protecting yourself from scams.

New Jobs

PT Hiring Assistant
Host Family Recruiter
Experienced Collectors
Customer Service (German, Italian, Spanish or French Speaking)
Grant Writer
Administrative Assistant/Webpage Administrator
Online English Teacher
Bookkeeper/Data Clerk
Bilingual Copywriter (Spanish/English)

 

Get More Jobs!

Didn’t find the job you want above? Here are some of the sites I used to find the jobs listed above. Please note, the listings below are NOT jobs (jobs are posted above). These are services that provide work-at-home job announcements. Some are free and others aren’t. While you never want to pay a company to hire you, its is okay to invest in a service that can help you find a job. The services below are the ones that I use and know to be reputable.

Telecommuting Job Databases (fee required to access these services)

FlexJobs – Has tons of work-at-home and flexible job options plus a personalized login system that will identify jobs that fit your criteria, ability to have multiple resume profiles, job search tips and checklists, and much more! For the number of jobs and added service, its a must use for the serious work-at-home job hunter.

HomeJobStop has over 100 jobs in clerical, and more in customer service, writing, transcription, miscellaneous plus 100’s of others. Very affordable.

The Homeworker – has hundreds of jobs in many areas including clerical and more.

Free job search sites (you need to search by keyword to find work-at-home jobs on these sites).

NEW! oDesk – Tons of freelance jobs in administrative support, customer service and more!
Monster.com
Beyond.com- Check out this video on how to find work-at-home jobs on Beyond.com.
CareerBuilder
Job.com
Yahoo! Hot Jobs
CraigsList.org

Check out the freelance job board for more jobs!

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About Leslie Truex
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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Note: Work-At-Home Success contains advertising as well as screened work-at-home jobs and resources. Some posts may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive compensation if you register or buy using the link. Occasionally, WAHS publishes "Supporting Contributor" posts or paid reviews for which compensation is paid. These posts are marked as such. All opinions are my own. Click here for full details and disclosures.