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.