The truth is that work at home job scams are rampant because of the fact that people are lazy and they want to make a lot of money with little to no work. Given this scenario and the different reports of people that make a lot of money online, it is so easy to be tempted into thinking that an offer is legit simply because it offers you a great opportunity to make money.
Survey scams really look too good to be true and this is why you really have to start wondering if the offer is legit. Basically, this scam will tell you that really big companies need people to complete surveys. In return for the time you spend you are going to be paid a really high amount. The last scam we saw offered $25 for a 15 minute survey. Just think about it! If 1,000 people took the survey (and this is a small number of people when an attractive survey offer is created), that would be $25,000. What company would pay that?
Typing at home scams
Usually labeled as work at home opportunities for moms, these scams will promise you that for a little typing work you can make a lot of money. It is quite common that you are offered around $20 for 2 lines of text. Keep in mind that a professional content writer will never charge more than $100 per page and these sites “offer” you almost a quarter of that amount for 2 lines. How can that be legit?
Avoiding Work at Home Job Scams
To put it really simple and to not waste your time, there are two things that you can do in order to make sure that an offer you are looking at is legit:
- Learn as much as possible about the company that presents the job opportunity. – This is actually the best way to avoid scams as a serious firm will never risk being associated with a scam. Most of the work at home job scams do not even list a company that offers the job opportunity and this is a very clear alarm sign.
- You should never pay for a job. – A lot of these work at home job scams ask you to pay money, just so you can earn money. How is that even logical? Does this sound legitimate or not? There is no legitimate employer in the world that would ask for money in return for allowing you to get a job. You can be charged for the information on how something is done but not for the job itself.
Make sure that you take some time to learn as much as you can about an opportunity before you think about accepting it. This will help you learn information about it and to see if it is a scam or not.