Legitimate Work-at-Home Jobs

I’ve been asked many times if there is any such thing as a “legitimate work-at-home job.” The person asking is usually one who has fallen victim to a work-at-home scam. It’s a known fact by scam artists everywhere that the more desperate the “mark,” the easier it is to con him. Even the most inept of con men out there know that when a person is in dire straits and looking for an answer to a serious problem, they won’t read the fine print, and they won’t ask questions.

That’s one reason why scamming the unsuspecting work-at-home applicant is so easy. Those who are looking for a job NEED a job.

And, in answer to the question, are there legitimate work-at-home jobs out there, the answer is yes — but you’d better be careful. There are hundreds of thousands of illegitimate job offers for every legitimate one.

Here are the things that you need to look for that will tell you whether an online job offer is real and legitimate, or fake and a scam to avoid:

1. Legitimate job offers do NOT require any financial investment from you. You do not have to purchase special software or buy supplies or send any money to anybody for any reason. If you are asked for money, DON’T send it!

2. There is no such thing as getting paid for not doing any work. There’s no such thing out in the real brick-and-mortar world, and there’s no such thing online, either. So many times people are looking for “easy” money. Easy money is only bait in the hands of a crook who wants to take your hard-earned money.

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