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The first thing you should do to avoid being a victim of a work at home scam is to become aware of types of opportunities that are most commonly scams. Here, we discuss some examples of such work at home scams, so that the next time you come across such a sale letter or advertisement, you will be well-equipped to differentiate between the genuine and fake ones.

Chain Letters/Emails

If you are a frequent visitor of the Internet, you might have come across chain letters or emails promising that if you send a specific amount to the top addresses on the list and pass them on to more addresses, you can get your name added to the list, and thus you can become a millionaire because other people will send you money as well. Well, these mails are framed in such a manner that only the top names receive all the money, leaving you trapped in cases of fraud.

Typing At Home

If you are a frequent computer user, then your typing speed is bound to be good, and what better way to capitalize on it other than getting to do some typing work at home. Well, don't jump on all such opportunities, as most of them are deceiving. Such advertisements send you a disk and printed information, for a fee. All you need to do is to type these home typist ads, place them on the Internet, and sell them to more people like you. So, you see this scam is trying to turn you into a scammer.

Well, besides these two work at home scams, there are many more baits lying there for you. So, here we give a list of some of them.

* Email processing � Just read emails and get paid $3/per mail.

* Craft assembly for $600 a week. You have to call them and they send you a pamphlet with 100 companies to call, these companies will ask you to send $20 or $30 just to get the start up kit.

* Email processing

* Typist- All you need is a computer and internet connection. What they omit to tell you is that you have to post the same add you responded too.

* Newspaper clip assembly. Get your local newspaper and send particular clips for $5/clip.

* Stuffing envelopes for $2. And the list goes on.

* Pyramid schemes

Besides most work at home scams do not offer salaries nor do they guarantee a regular income. For some of them, you have to invest a small fee to be part of the members or buy the product and they neglect to tell you that you have to work quite a few hours before you can ever see a penny. Never give out personal information. You can check the credibility of the company via the Better Business Bureau and see if they are legal or had any complaints or you can check with the FTC (The Federal Trade Commission) call them toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP. That's 1-877-FTC-H-E-L-P.

Note: If you feel suspicious about an opportunity, do a search on Google.com with keywords: COMPANY NAME Scam. You'll most likely come across discussions pertaining to the opportunity, if it's a scam.

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I like,that many companies fight against scammers in online business and we can find great tracking services to find scammer and bust him.

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I like,that many companies fight against scammers in online business and we can find great tracking services to find scammer and bust him.

 

Unfortunately, scammers are as dodger that overcome this dificulties...

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Unfortunately, scammers are as dodger that overcome this dificulties...

 

what mean the word "dodger" ? I did not find translation for this word in my dictionary :)

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what mean the word "dodger" ? I did not find translation for this word in my dictionary :)

 

I think what he wanted to say is that as soon as the companies bust scammers or find methods to bust them scammers find new way to scam people. So is a cat and mouse game

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I think what he wanted to say is that as soon as the companies bust scammers or find methods to bust them scammers find new way to scam people. So is a cat and mouse game

 

Exactly, but I think if there will not be companies who are busting them, we would have very serious problems and I think the hackers and other scammers

becoming strong and strong and it is becoming very hard to bus them.

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what mean the word "dodger" ? I did not find translation for this word in my dictionary :)

 

That means that they are very sly and shifty fellow

I think what he wanted to say is that as soon as the companies bust scammers or find methods to bust them scammers find new way to scam people. So is a cat and mouse game

 

Exactly!!!

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Usually a program which is offering big money has something hidden behind it. Something that you must do to being qualified for the cash. Most of them are asking you to pay some money first for the "secret of success"(that's what they called).

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Guest alice29

this chain letters/email you posted is familiar to me, i already read about this. i didn't believe it because its obviously a scam. even if i have the money, i won't give it to strangers. thanks for this post as i have been looking for homebased jobs. after reading this i wont fall into this scammers on the net.

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ofcourse they will send you only nice messages, that's their first step to fool people. anyway about this stuffing envelopes, i always see this ads of some sites i visited. so i think these website owners should not accept it anymore but maybe they cant resist the payment. and about the typing job, i didn't know that was their strategy so better not to give out any amount. B)

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ofcourse they will send you only nice messages, that's their first step to fool people. anyway about this stuffing envelopes, i always see this ads of some sites i visited. so i think these website owners should not accept it anymore but maybe they cant resist the payment. and about the typing job, i didn't know that was their strategy so better not to give out any amount. B)

 

you can give out money only to those site whom you trust.. but make sure if the site is the legitimate site and not the impostor site. Many there are lurking in the web nowadays.

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