How to avoid work-from-home scams

Whitney Scott

You've probably seen the work-from-home offers online, and while they may be tempting, the Better Business Bureau says those offers are almost always pyramid schemes aimed at stay-at-home moms.

Some of the red flags to watch for include:

  • If it sounds too good to be true....
  • If it suggests you'll make a lot of money for only a little bit of work.
  • If you're being asked for a lot of personal information up front.
  • If you're told you have the job without any interview process.

Another thing to keep in mind before entering into a contract with an organization or business is that you should see if there's a brick and mortar location. Research the company. If you can't find them now, you probably won't be able to find them later if something goes wrong.

Bottom line -- trust your gut. Never send money for employment information and never deposit a check from someone you don't know.

About the Author...
Whitney Scott
Whitney is a former full-time career woman who took the plunge to become a stay at home mom.

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