Tag Archives: Scam Alert

Is it a Legitimate Job or Scam?

How to Know if It’s Legitimate Work-At-Home Job or a Scam

The opportunities for work-at-home jobs continue to grow, but so do the number of scams targeting work-at-home wannabes. If you don’t want to be one of the millions of people losing money in your work-at-home quest, you need to arm yourself with knowledge on how to weed out the scams and deceptive schemes.… Read the rest

Work At Home Fake Check Scam

Scam Alert: Job Offer is Fake Check Scam

This showed up in my email the other day. It was an offer for a work-at-home job, but in fact is a fake check scam. If you get something like this…delete it! Not only can fake check scams result in your losing money, but you could go to jail for passing a fake check to your bank.… Read the rest

Truth About Data Entry Jobs

The Truth About Work-At-Home Data Entry Jobs

The most of email I receive asks about work-at-home jobs, and a significant portion of those email indicate they want to get paid to do data entry or type. Starting out, I was the same. I just wanted someone to pay me to do menial work.… Read the rest

What to do if you've been scammed

What To Do If You’ve Been Scammed

One of the worst feelings you can have is the realization that you’ve been duped. Especially in working at home. You’ve put your faith and money into a program you believe will allow you to have financial security and work/life balance, only to discover the program is a fake.… Read the rest

8 Work-At-Home Scams to Avoid

8 Work-At-Home Scams to Watch Out For

Work-from-home scams are nothing new, but the Internet has made it easier and more affordable for scammers to reach their intended victims. Make sure you’re not one of them by arming your self with scam information. Here are 8 scams you should avoid.… Read the rest

How to Avoid a Pyramid Scam

How to Avoid a Pyramid Scam

A challenge to finding a work-at-home opportunity is avoiding scams. One of the most feared swindles is the pyramid scheme. Unfortunately, most people do not know what a pyramid scheme is. As a result, they pass up viable direct sales opportunities they erroneously believe are pyramids, but sometimes get caught up in Internet or “investment” schemes that are illegal pyramids.… Read the rest

Beware of WAH Scams

Scam Alert: Top Scams to Watch Out For

Yesterday, a regular visitor of Work-At-Home Success contacted me saying she received a letter with a $1,384.70 check to “mystery shop” for “Honda of America”. My fingers couldn’t type “NO, DON’T DO IT” fast enough (and I type fast!). The checks looks real.… Read the rest

Scam Alert: Phone Calls "On Behalf of Amazon"

Scam Alert: Phone Calls “On Behalf of Amazon…”

Over the last few months, I’ve received phone calls from people saying they’re calling on behalf of Amazon and asked if it was true that I wanted to make money from home. Like most telemarketers, it didn’t matter that I said ‘no’, they kept talking, getting ruder and ruder.… Read the rest

Scam Alert: "Job Offer" Email

Scam Alert: “Job Offer” Email

I received the following email today offering me a cushy sounding job. Too bad it’s a fake check scam. I’ve posted the entire email below with my comments in red so you can learn to what to watch for if you get a letter similar to this.… Read the rest

Is it a Legitimate Work-At-Home Job or Scam?

Is It a Legitimate Work-At-Home Job or a Scam?

Despite Yahoo! and HP’s decision to bring telecommuters back to the office, the availability of work-at-home jobs continues to increase. Nevertheless, many people are still finding it difficult to find legitimate work-at-home jobs. Scam artists have created an illusion that all one needs to do is sign up and pay a fee to have a high-paying home-based job.… Read the rest