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Work from Home Scam
Jenifer McAndrews Work from Home Scam
June 4, 2013
By: Jenifer McAndrews

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Con artists are taking advantage of the high unemployment rate by cashing in on work from home job scams. While there are plenty of legitimate work from home opportunities out there it is important to do your homework and be skeptical.

In one scam, people were told they could make $1.00 for every postcard they processed for a mortgage assistance company. After paying an upfront fee, applicants receive a starter package, but hundreds complained that they never saw any money.

Postal inspectors looked into the scheme and found that what the employer didn't make clear was that workers only got paid for the postcards that resulted in a sale.

Inspectors advise people to use common sense. If a company is offering for pay you $1.00 for a job they could do themselves for just pennies, you may need to look further into opportunity.



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