4 Online Money Job Scams To Be Aware Of

Making money online can be a great thing. You can work from the comfort of your home, make money in your pajamas, be your own boss potentially, and more.

4 Online Money Job Scams To Be Aware OfHowever, because of how great working from home can seem, there are many scammers out there trying to take advantage of people who want to work from home. Before you sign up for any online job, you should always do your research and make sure that it is a real company and a real job.

Below are four online money making scams to be aware of and completely avoid.

1. They ask for money from YOU.

If a company or a person is asking you to give them money before you can proceed, then it is usually the sign of a scam. Sure, sometimes you have to buy product because the online job is where you will be selling items, buy you should still be careful.

If they ask you to give them money so that you will receive “valuable information” or so that you can buy a certification that you will “need,” then you should tread very carefully as you might be in the middle of a scam.

For most online jobs, you should not have to pay money upfront in order to start the job. You might need some equipment, but other than that it shouldn’t require much to get started.

2. They ask for a lot of personal information.

Sometimes, a scammer just wants your information and will do anything to get it. Of course, this isn’t always the sign of a scam, as legitimate companies will often need your social security number, direct deposit information and so on in order to pay you and submit tax forms.

However, you should always be careful and do your research before you give sensitive personal information away.

3. Anything that says you can make thousands of dollars a day right off the bat.

I hate these the most. You will see scammers on forums, in comments on websites, and more saying that they can guarantee that you can make $34,605 in one hour. That is just ridiculous. Why would someone pay you that much money to do nothing? Even if you were doing something, that just wouldn’t make any sense. Usually they claim you can make tons of money just by answering phone calls or doing data entry work, and that is just a huge scam as those jobs usually pay just a few dollars above minimum wage – not $34,000 an hour.

4. You are asked to scam others in order to make money.

Most of the time, the job is hoping that you will join because your “boss” will make money off of you and each person you then get to join the scam group. You will then want more people to join because that is how you end up making money. However, this is a horrible way to make a living as all you are doing is giving people false hope and lying to everyone, which will eventually catch up to you.

Have you ever been a victim of an online job scam?

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