Work-At-Home Schemes

How To Recognize Them

What it is: Offers for working at home that usually offer large amounts of money in an impossibly short time. Consequences of accepting a work-at-home job scheme can include loss of money, loss of a legit job (if the person quit their original job thinking the hoax was real), and trouble with the law; the victim is not committing criminal acts, but will be legally responsible for the actions of the company/scammer.


Examples: Digital or physical ads offering work-at-home jobs


How to prevent getting scammed by these: Common sense. Look into the company before signing up or accepting the offer, consult the Better Business Bureau and ask yourself if the offer is too good to be true.


Below: a flyer advertising a work-at-home scheme.

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