Work from home scams are on the rise because scammers now have access to millions more people with the technology of email and the internet.
It's easy and very cheap to send phony messages and ads to a hugely vast audience.
Even though we now have the internet, the victims that become susceptible to these work from home scams they have really not changed over the years.
Years ago I was injured and couldn’t work for a few years and thought I could make some kind of income from home to support myself - Wrong!
The newest arena for the con artists is cyberspace and has allowed the con’s hunt to dupe more people from all over the world.
All of these work from home scams that I tried, failed. They were not what the company advertised.
At the time there was no internet, no way which was known to check out these companies.
In the beginning, I didn’t even realize I was being scammed.
This word “scam” and all the viciousness that goes with it, including identity theft, was not known about. These things were not the “norm” then.
The President and Founder of the American Association of Home-Based-Business, Beverley Williams, says there are very few “work at home” job opportunities that are legitimate.
This scam is the one I grew up with. This is the scam I saw and heard about the most.
The problem lies in finding a company that is on the up and up and they are far and few between.
You have to pay in advance for your materials and instructions.
Then it takes hours to assemble or sew the product you choose such as baby clothes, bears, angels, etc.
I found that the companies always found some “little” thing wrong with the products and would send them back for you to correct.
This whole process goes on and on.
I had chosen a sewing project, and I did know how to sew and sew well.
To see what would happen I decided to have a friend of mine, who owned a craft/sewing store, sew a few of these angels and I would send her professional items to the company to be approved.
Guess what? The angels were not approved! Scam! Scam! Scam!
Wow! If only I had a clue then. I sure do now.
That is just another example of why I chose to make my website on identity theft, scams, and all that goes with it.
I got tired of being the victim and decided to do something about all I have learned over the years, hoping to help many others avoid becoming a victim.
To learn more go to quick scams for money to arm yourself with more knowledge concerning these scams.
Here's another scam that has been around for years and makes a strong come back every now and then.
You can see ads for this type of "work" in many magazines and newspapers.
The one I tried years ago didn’t even provide the addresses. That was the last time I tried one of these scams.
These include network marketer, mystery shopping, and multi-level marketing.
Make sure you investigate to find the right one.
She investigated the company, found it to be legitimate, and was one of the lucky ones to get paid for the work she did.
For more information go to, mystery shopping scams to learn more.
As of late, this has become an extremely popular scam.
Lilly believed what the ads said pertaining to full or part-time work that would bring you substantial income and you didn’t need any experience.
The exception seems to be if a person that already works for the doctor in this capacity for a year or more is given the go ahead to do some of this work at home.
This does not happen as a common occurrence.
It takes time, dedication, skill and good products.
You may need a certificate or license in your state to do medical billing.
You should also check with your local zoning board to see if there are restrictions to operate a home business where you live.
Go to companies in your area that hire people to work for them from home.
Research and knowledge will protect you from this scam and from becoming a victim of identity theft in the process.
For more protection against these work from home scams, also check your local library or book store for source books and resources on work from home scams.