As you probably know, there are a lot of “work at home” scams just trying to get your money. Therefore, you need to be aware of some of the warning signs associated with many of these scams. Many times you will have a gut feeling that something isn’t right, but there are times when you may not, which is why you need to consider the following things when trying to determine whether a work at home job is legit.
Vague Claims – A lot of work at home scams are accompanied by vague claims. The scammers are great at wording things just right to look like you’re being promised great things, but when you look closely, these promises are often non-specific and vague. Or, there may be a lot of fine print below. If you are looking at an opportunity that isn’t specific about how you will earn your money, how much you’ll earn or even what you’ll be doing, you should stay away from it. Do not ever believe that you can actually get rich overnight by doing practically nothing.
Fake Testimonials – While many legitimate businesses put testimonials up on their websites for interested parties to read, scammers do this too. An easy way to tell the difference is to look for testimonials that all seem too good to be true. For example, “1 week after trying this system I made $30,000!” or, “After only 2 weeks, I was able to quit my full-time job!”
Badgering – If you have been considering working from home by selling a product and have been talking to a representative about the opportunity, you need to be concerned about the representatives who call you all the time. You don’t want to sign up with a company whose representatives badger their prospects constantly. The product should be good enough and speak for itself.
Bad Customer Services – A good thing to do before you sign up with a company, is to try out their customer service. If you can’t get a response quickly from your emails or talk to a customer service representative on the phone, then you should be concerned. Bad customer service is always a red flag and may mean the “company” is a scam.
Lots of Fees – The thing about working from home is that you are working a job. How many jobs have you applied for that required to you pay a fee to work for them? The answer is probably zero, but many scammers actually ask people to pay a fee when they submit their applications. If the company is legitimate and you are applying for a job, then you should not ever have to pay a fee. Now, if they can explain to you exactly what the fee is for and it’s legit, then okay. For example, if the company has to perform a background check, then you will have to pay for that. Just don’t pay a fee that you feel serves no purpose.by