Work From Home Scams – 5 Tips to Avoid a WFH Scam

by Ron P on September 16, 2015

in Scams


Work From Home scams been around for awhile and they still exist.  Please do your research when you are seeking Work From Home employment.  Below is 5 Work From Home scams.

Spot a WFH Scam

  1. Paying for a Job: You shouldn't pay for a job or a startup fee.  There will be some jobs where you will have to pay for training.  Arise is one of the legit companies where you have to pay for training on the particular system you will be working on.  Always do your research.
  2. Package Processing: This requires you to receive goods, check content, and mail out goods to a destination. These goods are often stolen, which makes you a part of criminal activity.  Just pass on Package Processing.
  3. Phishing: If a job offer requires clicking a specific link or asks for detailed personal and financial information, it's trying to collect sensitive information for malicious use.
  4. Envelope Stuffing: Legitimate jobs don't have you sitting around stuffing envelopes.
  5. Product assembly: You may have to invest hundreds of dollars for equipment or supplies.  After you've bought your supplies and done the work, the company doesn't pay you – supposedly because your work isn't "up to standard.  It happens, stay away from 'Product assembly' jobs.

If you have spent money and time on a work-at-home program and now believe it’s not legitimate, contact the company and ask for a refund. Let company representatives know that you plan to notify law enforcement about your experience. If you can’t resolve the dispute with the company, file a complaint with:

The FTC at or 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

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