Word of the Week: Scam

Word of the Week: Scam
Other words for Scam: Swindle, Con, Fraud, Bunco, Diddle, FlimFlam, Gyp, Racket, Sting, Hustle

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Work at Home Scam Man

When you are looking for a WAH Work at Home position be sure to check out the company thoroughly before you begin. Never pay to join a program. The only exception would be if there is licensing or certification required by law in order to operate, but those are generally not paid to the company offering the WAH job.

The old standby that you can always rely on for information about a company is the BBB Better Business Bureau. Keep in mind that if they don't have information on a company that it does not mean they are trustworthy. The company may be new and not have anything reported yet, and you wouldn't want to be the first to be scammed, although life doesn't always work out that way.

When you research a business through the BBB you can quickly learn if something is phishy with what they are doing. To see how effective the BBB can be when you research a company or individual, here is a great example. In this example, this man has scammed many people looking for a WAH job. He does so under nearly 30 different company names!

If you have surfed the Internet for work at home jobs some of these names may look familiar, or you may actually be involved and not yet realize that it is a scam.

I hope this information proves valuable to you to protect you from falling for a phishy scam. It all boils down to one main point - do your research first to avoid being scammed by people like the work at home scam man!

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