Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Question from America Now!

Notes taken from America Now News for which Theresa Payton (Fortalice, LLC.) serves as a Cyber Expert. http://www.americanownews.com/story/16190165/theresa-payton

I am trying to find work at home and to avoid scams.  There is an ad on CNN for people to work at home, but I can't determine if this is a scam or if you can really make money this way.  There is another ad for Angela Bussio Home Profit Master and Google search said this was a scam.  Are these legitimate or fake?


It can be hard to decipher the real jobs from the scams.  Especially when they advertise on sites you trust and visit every day.
The best way to research work from home options is to start by researching the ones that you like  with the Better Business Bureau.  Even an ad placed on a legitimate job site could be a scam.  Look for red flags such as (1) do they ask for a credit card number or bank account number before they process your application?  (2)  do they talk about sending you a large sum of money and then ask you to redistribute it?  (3) do they ask you to pay a fee up front?  (4)  does it say no experienced required but everyone is getting rich?  If the answer is yes to any of these questions, it might be a scam.
Another resource that you might find helpful is the Rip Off Report at  http://www.ripoffreport.com/ .  It will show you user reviews of various sites.  Remember, it is a report for rip offs so some of the filed complaints might be complaints vs. indicating it is a scam.

For a sample of legit work at home jobs, look at an article on Bankrate.com http://www.bankrate.com/finance/jobs-careers/7-legit-work-at-home-jobs-20-somethings.aspx#slide=1

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