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Work From Home Scams
By: Stacy Perez
One of the biggest challenges when looking to work from
home is coming across opportunities that are possibly a
If you use caution and research opportunities before
committing to them, then it will help avoid being
Whenever someone asks me if a company is a scam or
not, what I think about an opportunity, this is exactly what
I do to check for legitimacy of the company.
1. Get their company name, mailing address, and phone
number. If the company does not provide this information,
then I would just forget about pursuing with them.
2. Go to www.infospace.com, and search the yellow pages.
You are searching first their name, city, and state to see
if they are listed. Then click to do a reverse look up
on their phone number. The idea of this is to confirm
that their number is registered under the business name.
Also, you can call information to find out too. Calling
information is dialing 411 or (their area code)555-1212.
You will ask for a phone number by saying the company
name, city, and state. Real companies would register
their company name to their phone number. I am sure
there are companies out there that are legitimate and
have the phone number in their name. Most companies
will have their phone number registered in their
3. Call the company's phone number and see how they
answer the phone. Do they answer the phone the phone
and say the company name? Are they professional?
When they answer does it remind you of when you
call for one of your utility or credit card bills?
4. Search the company with the Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org. You are searching by the company's
name, mailing address, phone number or website
address. Not all companies are registered with the
BBB. It does cost a lot of money to be a member of
the BBB. It looks better if they are a member of the
BBB but it is not necessarily. Regardless, the BBB
will report bad feedback whether you are a member
or not. You are checking for bad feedback that is
unresolved. If there is minimal negative feedback
that has been resolved then I would assume the
company cares about their company and wants
to resolved disputes.
5. Subscribe to some groups on yahoogroups.com
geared towards working from home, and ask people
if they had experience with a particular company.
Feedback from others really does help.
6. Ask work from home website owners what they
think about a particular company.
7. Visit work from home message boards and ask
for feedback there.
Rule of thumb - NEVER pay for a work from home job.
Work from home jobs would be like data entry, typing,
medical transcription, medical billing, researching,
Keep working from home scam free!
Copyright 2000-2008, Stacy Perez, successful work from home mother who has inspired and helped many parents work from home. Visit:
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