While work at home scams have been around for some time now, they are changing in how they work. If you want to secure a home assembly job, you will want to make sure that assembly work-at-home scams are exposed and examined.
How Assembly Work-at-Home Scams Work
In the past, scammers used to only be able to send letters through the mail. However, today they have started to collect email and instant messenger addresses so that they can send thousands of messages through the Internet, looking for victims who are gullible enough to fall for their scam.
The scam begins with an unsolicited email about a "great business opportunity." This job might entail assembling dolls, toys, craft décor or furniture. You will be told that you will make a lot of money for each of the pieces that you assemble for the company. In order to get started, you will have to put down a monetary deposit for the raw products that you will be sent to assemble. They oftentimes refer to this as a type of insurance policy that is meant to protect the company from people who could run off with the materials.
While this may sound legitimate, you should know that once you receive the instructions and the parts and put in a lot of hard work into assembling the product, you will never hear from the company again. Even if you do manage to reach the company while you are trying to sell them back their finished product, you will be told that your work doesn't meet their quality standards and thus, as per their agreement, they don't have to pay you for this work. Regardless of how great your work is, you will still be given this excuse.
How to Avoid Assembly Work-at-Home Scams
Fortunately, there are some ways in which you can avoid these scams whenever you are looking for legitimate work-from-home jobs (that have to do with assembly work). You need to examine the company's background. This cannot be just a quick check; it has to be a very thorough background check. You can do this online by searching for any information that pertains to this company. Make sure that you also check out the BBB (Better Business Bureau) to see if they have any information about the company, either positive or negative. It is also a good idea to ask in forums if anyone knows anything about the company.
The number of online scams has increased significantly today. You need to be wary of them since it is quite easy to fall for a cleverly designed scam. Unfortunately, this has proven to be especially true for work-at-home craft assembly jobs, which are just as successful today as when they first originated.