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 Statistics

Telecommuters are individuals, and some were born out of rebellion against the rat race. As family demands grow, and as traffic becomes unbearable in many geographical areas, it's no surprise that more people are in search of work from home. As the Internet has become more powerful, more employers also have come to understand the benefits of hiring people to work from their homes.

In the pursuit to rebel against the rat race it is easy to fall prey to the many work at home scams throughout the Internet. If you're looking for a work at home position, you will be interested in learning this statistic. According to Rat Race Rebellion, they state;
For every 43 work at home leads researched, there is only 1 legitimate work at home opportunity!
That's an interesting statistic that every telecommuting wanna-be should know! The bottom line for avoiding work at home scams is to do your homework thoroughly. You must be willing to move forward with caution, and not allow your common sense and good judgment to be fooled by the scammers in order to determine what's a legitimate offer vs a scam.

When it comes to employment opportunities, there's always competition for the best positions. However, with a telecommuting position a person has to be prepared to not just be faced with competition, but also faced with the possibility of being a victim of a scam if the proper precautions are not taken.

If you've been led to believe that you can easily locate a telecommuting position, think again! It's obvious that one has much more research to complete, and a longer search ahead of them in order to find a legitimate work at home opportunity. If you're looking to find a work at home telecommuting position plan on investing a greater amount of time to land the perfect opportunity.


Michael Haaren said...


Thanks for the mention. As bad as the 43-to-1 ratio seems, we think it actually underestimates the reality.

On the positive side, however, many bloggers and websites are sharing tips on how to spot scams, and with our collective expertise we can at least offset the scammers' success rate, and save people a great deal of money and agony, as well.


Mike Haaren
Co-Host, Rat Race Rebellion.com

Tammara Nelson said...

Hi Mike,
You're welcome, and thank you for stopping by to comment!

Yes, collectively we are all putting a damper on the scammers fraudulent games! It's good to help people know the warning signs so as you say they are saved from the agony and potential loss of money.