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Work at Home Internet Jobs - Scams to Watch Out For

Published: 2010-08-24 - Updated: 2016-11-03
Author: Julia Derby
Peer-Reviewed Publication: N/A
Additional References: Work from Home Jobs Publications

Synopsis: The increased number of people seeking work from home opportunities has resulted in a significant increase in work from home scams.

Work at home internet jobs are an increasingly popular option, particularly with the sharp rise in unemployment over the last couple of years.

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Work at home internet jobs are an increasingly popular option, particularly with the sharp rise in unemployment over the last couple of years.

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Recently the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, released its 2009 annual report about fraudulent activity on the internet. The report showed an increase in online crime and fraud complaints of over 22 percent from 2008. The total loss to individuals from online fraud was $559.7 million, up from $265 million in 2008.

The IC3 has received many complaints about work from home scams.

The fraud or scam usually involves the payment of an advance fee for registration, equipment, information or training or the victim is lured into providing personal information, including banking and credit card details to the online company.

Advance Fee fraud was the second biggest internet scam reported in 2009.

Various consumer watchdog sites responded to the report by offering advice to people seeking work at home internet jobs. Primarily people are urged to do their homework and investigate the online company or business.

The following organizations can be contacted to find out whether they have received any complaints regarding the business opportunity.

If the business opportunity sounds too good to be true it probably is.

Steps can be taken to avoid work from home scams

These are some of the most common work from home scams currently on the internet. Some work at home internet jobs are legitimate but consider it a red flag to do some research on the company before committing yourself to anything.

You can avoid internet based work from home scams and still enjoy the benefits afforded by work at home internet jobs by developing a home based business that is independent of any online company or organization. With internet access and basic computer skills it is possible to start a successful Work from Home Computer Business that is both rewarding and profitable.

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