You probably see work from home job scams all the time. Scroll to the comment section of any popular article and you'll see “Work from home and make $1,000,000 in the first 5 minutes!” Or, “Do nothing all day and make $5,000!”
You can find work from home job scams all over the place – in your email inbox, phone calls to your home, online articles and more.
Sadly, many of these work from home jobs are actually scams.
Now, this doesn't mean that every online job is a scam.
There are many, many legitimate work from home jobs. Many of them are great and allow you to work from home, earn a good living, be your own boss, and more. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of employed people did some or all of their work at home in 2015. This number is growing, and it doesn't even include self-employed people! In fact, according to Forbes, one in five Americans work from home, and this is a statistic from 2013. I'm sure this number has grown significantly in the past 4 years.
However, you should always be careful because there are probably 10 work from home job scams for every legitimate one. [Read more…]