Some people fall victim to some of the biggest work-at-home scams on the Internet today, simply because they are searching for a legitimate work-at-home job. Unfortunately, many people don't know about the existence of these scams, and often times they are directed at WAHMs like you. Here are some of the scams that you need to be aware of:
Scam #1: Typing Jobs
Everywhere you look, it seems like you will find an advertisement for a typing job that allows you to earn easy money. Most of the time, you will have to pay to learn how to do these typing jobs, which means placing ads to sell this program to others. Not only is this not a job, but it is also difficult to earn decent money this way.
Scam #2: Envelope Stuffing
It may be tempting to find a job where you can work from home stuffing envelopes, but this is nothing more than a scam. What you will receive (for the small fee that you pay) is a letter that tells you how to place these same ads in newspapers, magazines and online so that others will also fall victim to this same scam, and thus pay you for the information.
Scam #3: Assembly/Crafting Jobs
The only real way to make money with crafts is to start your own business. Any other home assembly job is a scam; they will require you to purchase supplies so that you can make the craft and return it to them for payment. However, whenever you do send it back, you will be told that you didn't meet the standards, and you will not be paid. Even if you are given a chance to fix it, you will still be told that it didn't meet the requirements.
Scam #4: Processing Government Refunds
While this may sound like an interesting job, it is still a scam nonetheless. First of all, you will have to purchase a list of people to contact who will supposedly be able to get a HUD refund. Then, you also have to get them to share this refund with you so that you can earn money. However, people can actually get these refunds for free by themselves, so they don't need these services.
Scam #5: Medical Claims Billing
This job often looks very legit, except you do have to pay at least $7,000 for the software, training and a list of doctors (along with a letter to send to them), who are supposedly looking to hire for this position. While this isn't the typical scam, it also isn't easy to get work either. In fact, you would be better off taking an accredited class on medical billing, and then building your own list to create a work-at-home job for yourself.
Unfortunately, scams can be found everywhere online, and you'll often find the promise of "easy, fast money." Don't allow yourself to fall victim to such scams. Instead, be tough and keep looking for a legitimate work-at-home job. They definitely do exist!