Don't get caught out!
As you trawl through the search engines looking for home working opportunities
or online business plans, you will no doubt come across many websites
promising wealth and happiness like you've never known. All you have
to do is pay an upfront fee then sit back and watch the cash roll in.
Sounds great, right? Wrong! Watch out. Some of these offers are scams,
and once they've got a hold of your money, you never hear from them
again. Which leaves them quids in and you out of pocket. We don't promote
'get rich quick schemes' nor 'scams' on this website. We try to the
best of our ability to provide you with good, reputable companies to
work for but as this site does publish third party advertisements, a
bad one can slip through. A cleverly devised scheme can catch anyone
out. So don't be a victim. Here are a few pointers to help you recognise
a scam when you see one.
1. Work from home scams come in many
guises and can include data entry and typing jobs, stuffing envelopes
and product assembling - as well as work from home directories that
require a fee, and online businesses plans that promise an immediate
high return for limited, unskilled work. Please make sure that you check
the company's credentials before signing up to their work plan to ensure
that you are not caught out.
As a general rule please always be wary of companies that ask you for
money upfront to join their workforce.
Please avoid organisations that promise unrealistic earnings for little
work in exchange for a registration fee.
Never give out your personal banking details via e-mail or to a company
you have not fully investigated.
Use your instincts before parting with any personal information. Check
that the company is registered and has all the right credentials. An
online search can reveal a lot about a company and its reputation, it
would only take a short time to complete and could save you being ripped
6. Check websites for a landline telephone number,
a valid address with postcode and a registration number.
Watch out for sites that are poorly presented and contain lots of spelling
mistakes, grammatical errors and get rich quick hype.
Genuine companies will not ask you for money before offering work, nor
make any fast track millionaire promises. You should never be required
to buy your own materials to complete work for any business.
As an additional precaution, never open attachments sent in e-mails
from companies that you are not familiar with as these may contain viruses
or hacking devices that can steal personal details stored on your computer.
We will NEVER send any attachments with our newsletters, never request
your personal details and most certainly will never ask you for any
money - all information on Homeworking4me is and will always remain
completely free of charge. If you receive anything like this then please
report it to us immediately.
Not all work from home opportunities are scams. Companies such as The
Body Shop at Home, which is a world-known reliable, respectable and
established business, does require a £40.00 fee for a start-up
pamper kit (correct at time of publication July 2010). However, there
are plenty of other companies out there that are hoaxes - so do ensure
that you do plenty of research before you hand over any money.
following this action plan you can safeguard yourself against falling
victim to the many unscrupulous companies that are on the prowl.
finally, always remember the saying, 'if it sounds too good to be true....it
If you've been scammed, we want to hear from you so that we can warn
others. Please write to us using the link on the 'contact'
page and we will investigate it further.
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