How to Avoid Work at Home Scams

So you’ve decided that you want to find a good, well-paying, legitimate work from home job. The good news is that they exist and they exist in abundance.

The bad news is that for every legitimate opportunity you are bound to run into one that proves to be a scam, sometimes more than one.

You’ll be happy to learn that there are clear warning signs that you can use to gauge the validity of a work from home opportunity and avoid some of the most common scams. Let’s take a look at some common scams and how to avoid them.


Work at Home Jobs to Avoid:

Assembling Products at Home

Assembly jobs are a popular scam that has been around for years. In fact, it even predates the Internet. The hustle looks something like this:

You respond to an ad that claims you can make “hundreds of dollars” assembling all kinds of things from home, usually crafts and low-quality knick-knacks. There’s just one catch – you have to purchase a kit with all the components. As for selling your wares once you’ve emptied out your hot glue gun, there really isn’t that much help in that arena. Often there isn’t any. It’s a “minor detail” the scammer fails to mention.