These days everyone seems to have different needs and schedules. 9 to 5 Monday through Friday is not very typical anymore.
Some people even work two jobs to make ends meet or there are people who just want another source of income that doesn’t require leaving their home.
Whatever your requirements are, searching on the net can be a daunting task. With so many job claims out there, I’m going to point out 5 tips to spot a work at home job scam.
The reason why I’m writing this article is that I understand the need to work from home and I’ve done my share of searching online.
Once you get familiar with these tips along with consistent research, you can start spotting these work at home job scams with a blink of an eye and eliminate the daunting task of figuring out what is real and not so real.
So, let’s just start with tip number one.
Does the title start with Data Entry! Okay, I already wrote an article about how difficult it is to find data entry jobs from home.
Scams love to use these two words “Data Entry” because a lot of people like the fact that it’s a job where you can do pretty much any time of the day as long as you meet your goals.
There is little communication like with jobs that are in the customer service field. You can get your job done pretty much sufficiently when and where you want.
Unfortunately, Data Entry Jobs are hard to find online. So if you come across a data entry job please read the job description because that’s telltale sign.
If you read a data entry job description that says, filling out information or copying and pasting plus the description doesn’t give more details regarding the requirements, more than likely it is a scam.
Work at home jobs tends to pay a little less than actually working outside the home.
Now there is always an exception to the rule, but let’s be real here. To give you an example, let’s say you have experience in the field of Customer Service industry.
You know the going pay wage is for Customer Service.
Now I’m not saying that you can not find a job from home that pays a little more, however, it’s not going to be an astronomical amount of a pay increase.
If you see an extremely large amount of pay that you can make, more than likely it is a scam.
Scams tend to over inflate the money.
The over inflated pay rate is a way to get you to click and continue falling for the scam.
Scams tend to sugar coat everything and write sweet nothings as you are reading the job opportunity, plus It’s always the perfect scenario.
This tip is a common one that you should already know, are you required to pay. Companies that are looking for people are not going to ask you to pay anything.
Now, I know there are some jobs that are legit that may have you go through a process to get hired without any pay.
There are legit jobs that may even require you to pay for training. The pay for training is rare, but it happens.
Your best red flag if there is a training fee is to see if they want you to Western Union the scammer money.
No company will ask you to Western Union them any money and most jobs will list all their requirements before you fill out their application.
Is it easy to get hired! Not everyone is going to qualify for the job.
Companies that are hiring people want qualified people to work for them. They are going to ask for a resume, experience along with an interview.
Scams are ready and willing to accept everyone. They want as many people as they can get for one reason or another.
You know the saying if it’s too good to be true it probably is.
It’s not a job. So you read the job description that read like a job but it turns out it is really a business opportunity.
There is a big difference between a job and a business opportunity. I don’t care if the fee is one dollar.
I’ve said this before on my site, with a business opportunity you’re hired as long as you got the money.
Like I said earlier, legit jobs are not going to ask you for money up front.
You’re going to read this wonderful description and may even get a contact number.
If you contact the person and find out it’s an MLM business then you know it is not a job.
There are scams that use well-known company’s name to make what appear so legit so not legit.
When you come across a job using a company’s name, go to the actual company’s website.
You may even want to take it further and find their contact info, email address or make a phone call if they are hiring people to work from home.
A lot of jobs require so much data about you and you definitely don’t want to give your info to the wrong people.
So before you begin to trust the info you got online, please make sure it’s legit.
Even with well-known classified sites that you use doesn’t mean these classified sites will always provide you with legit jobs from home.
You just don’t know who is behind these schemes.
Believe it or not, some of these people look like your neighbors that are behind these computer screens doing the shadiest, nastiest and unspeakable B.S. scams.
It is really up to you because it is your data and money that they are after.
Since the Internet is global, It can be a really difficult task to find the people behind these schemes if you were duped.
One Last Tip
From my experience with working from home, nothing ever is perfect. You may find sites that pay you extra money along with jobs that pay.
A lot of jobs from home depending on the job, tend to pay a little less.
The legit jobs that I found tend to be in the field of writing, teaching, coding and customer service.
There are other jobs out there, but that is what I typically found when I was looking for a job from home.
All In All
Jobs are possible online. Unfortunately, there are Scammers out there that really don’t care.
There are people out there that believe if people fall for these scams it’s their problem.
Make it your problem and just move on when you see these too good to be true jobs out there in the online world,
Even with business opportunities, it takes work and time to build.
Yes, investments are required. The good news regarding the online world and investments is that it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to build a business from home.
The sensible way to build a business from home is to start with a website. If you don’t know where to begin, I suggest you check out Wealthy Affiliate.
If you’re looking for a job, you may want to check out this info here and see if these work for you.
Stay safe out there!
If you have any questions about tips to spot a work at home job scam, feel free to let me know below, thanks!