I have been there, if you were looking for work from home jobs, you would have come across them.
Everybody has seen them.
The work at home scams are something you can’t miss even if you were searching for a usual job.
The web is full of these scammy websites which promise you to earn a ridiculous amount of money in no time.
What is the catch?
You would have to pay upfront or give your email id.
Why are there so many spam websites especially in Work from Home niche?
The biggest reason scammers target this niche is that working from home is something which most of us want to do.
It seems very enticing when somebody offers you a WAH job earning $6000 a month. So, an average person who wants to work from home will fall for this and get deceived.
There are many authentic jobs which will give you remote positions or telecommuting option or purely work from home jobs, and if you find the right one you will earn $6000 a month. It’s not impossible.
I have personally come across so many scammy websites or offers which are so convincing and tempting that if I didn’t know better, I would have fallen for them.
There are many warning signs that a website is not legitimate or scammy especially when it comes to working from home jobs.
When a website or a job offer promises you to make an insane amount of money in a very short span of time, it might sound too good to be true.
It is too good to be true.
If there is an authentic job, then there would be a reasonable rate per hour or payment per project. If all the work from home scams were genuine and everybody applied all would be rich by now.
Do not fall for these insane figures that they advertise as there will be scam at the end of it. Nobody who just started their work made $1000 in a single day.
Asking for payment before starting work
No job is going to ask for payment before you start you work, most of the time when somebody pays for something before the job starts, he is scammed.
The biggest example for this is the Data Entry jobs advertised most of the times on the web. This area has been so flooded with scams that every other opportunity in data entry is a scam.
Never pay for the job opportunity, no company will ask you to pay upfront for the job they offer you.
Online Stock Trading Businesses
Scammers always come up with new ways to trick people into paying their money. This scam has been there for some time. I have personally seen the scammy pop up come up when I am working, with people talking about how quickly they became millionaires doing stock trading.
Avoid this type of websites or pop up although they might seem very tempting. Stock trading is a dangerous business, though many have made good fortunes from it by working hard and with good skills.
You are not going to become a millionaire in a month.
Apart from the above, look out for these signs when you have doubts about the website.
Is the design of the website looking organized or is it just having too many ads?
Do lot of pop ups show up when you open the website?
Do the links get redirected too many times?
Is there a proper “About” or “Contact” page on the website?
The scammer usually does not take much interest in creating good websites, so these questions can lead to finding out if the website is authentic. Sometimes, even if the website is genuine and looks good, there will be scams all over it.
Always be very careful in verifying the authenticity and never give any personal financial details.
Have you come across any scams in your journey of working from home??
Please share any more scams that you have seen, it will help others to stay away.