Jobseekers beware, scammers are always looking for new ways to part money from unsuspecting victims. Now they are targeting jobseekers looking for genuine work-at-home opportunities by submitting fake jobs.
Assembly work does seem like a nice way of earning a little extra money but there are few real opportunities available. The ‘employer’ will ask you to pay for the assembly kit, parts or a membership fee just to see if you are really interested in work (the cheek!).
Even if they don’t ask for fees upfront they have another method. They will send you the parts and you put all your hard work and effort into completing the work to the highest standards and yet they will find faults in the work. You will need to complete the work again and once you do they will tell you they are not accepting it as it is not ‘satisfactory’ or ‘meets their standards.’ scammers can then sell the work you have put your hard work into and pay you nothing.
One of the most common scams and still people fall for it. Scammers will make false claims on how you could make heaps of cash just by stuffing envelopes. You need to pay a fee for membership or training or whatever excuse they make up. Your not likely to getting any jobs in this field because companies have technology to do all that for them.
Forwarding packages or parcels
This is a dangerous one. Packages will be shipped to your home at no cost to you, you will receive instructions to reship the packages(s) to another address. After completing this task you let the company know and they will send your cheque.
You can wait as long as you like for the cheque to arrive but it wont instead you will be visited by your local police. Why? You could be an accessory to a crime and of receiving and shipping stolen goods or property.
You don’t know what is inside the packages and as a good employee you wont check either. That is what the scammers are betting on. Another nasty side to this scam is that the scammers will ask for personal details, like bank details, to pay you. They can commit identity theft.
Criminals are using you as an unwitting accessory to steal.
Using your common sense and not letting your greed get the better of you are the best ways to avoid being scammed.
Published in: Home Business