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|December 10, 2008|
As the job market continues to get worse, with more workers facing layoffs or reduced hours, work-at-home scams proliferate on the Internet.
It’s almost a daily barrage of bad news these days — unemployment rate rising, more people unemployed, and companies announcing more staff cuts and layoffs — that can make the strongest among us fear that we must get a new job or a second job. Others of us, facing a layoff, have to find a new job.
And while you may need to find a new job or a second job to help make ends meet, you must not let yourself fall for the ever-increasing number of scam artists spamming our email boxes with “proven methods” and that guarantee wealth, financial success, or getting rich fast. Other scams offer high income for part-time hours.
Furthermore, never trust a job offer that requires you to pay money upfront for training, materials, or anything else that may supposed be needed to help you obtain the job. And never provide any personal information to a prospective employer until you are completely sure it is a legitimate offer.
Follow the old rule, better safe than sorry. Yes, there are some legitimate work-at-home businesses, but none will be get-rich quick opportunities. Do your homework and research any opportunity carefully before taking any actions. Find more tips from the National Consumer League’s Internet Fraud Watch, as well as from AARP Bulletin Today.
See also our article, Your Home-Based Career: A Key Resource Guide.
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