10 Scams to avoid for work at home businesses
When you are retired and looking for a retirement business, wouldn’t it be nice to just work from your home? And it is possible. Just check out these ideas for legitimate work (not work-at-home scams) for a home retirement businesses:
However, you need to be alert because lots of phony work-at-home scams sites know that many people want to work from home and are out to take your money. The number one complaint according to the government is work-at-home scams.
Here are 10 tips on how to avoid work-at-home scams
- Ads. Legitimate work-at-home retirement businesses are rarely promoted through paid or sponsored ads on Ask, Bing, Google, or Yahoo.
- Check Them Out. Go to their website. Does it look professional or is it just a big sales pitch? Do they have only a Hotmail, Yahoo, or other free email address? Ask yourself why? Many scammers only give you a contact form to fill out.
- Claims. Some scammers display logos of well-known sites like the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, or Microsoft claiming that these are clients or that they approve of their offering. But then they offer no links. They are trying to appear more trustworthy when they are not.
- Contact Information. If a company doesn’t list their company name, address, city, country, or phone number – then watch out! This is probably another work-at-home scams. Many of these companies are fly-by-night and will be gone tomorrow with your money.
- Details. Read their web page carefully. If they are long on promises but short on details of exactly what you have to do to earn money, more than likely they are only trying to sell something and have nothing real to offer.
- Emotional Pitch. If they show images of fancy cars, big house, vacationing in exotic locals, you need to use your common sense. Legitimate work-at-home plans make modest claims.
- Get Rich. If they promise more money than you ever dreamed was possible, it is most likely a dream and not possible. You’re not going to get rich working from home. At the most, you can supplement your retirement income to buy a few extras.
- Google Search. Look up their name in Google. You might be surprised about the number of complaints. Just type “ABC Company work-at-home scams fraud” and see what comes up.
- High Pressure. “Only 12 hours left to join”, “Limited time offer”, “Only 100 courses will be offered”. Why the rush? They are high pressuring you. If the offer is good today, it will be good tomorrow.
- Not a Scam. Anyone who continues to point out that their program is not a scam probably is just another work-at-home scams after all.
Secrets. There are no “secrets” to making money. You can find most answers on how to start a r work-at-home business for retirement on the Internet or through books. Don’t pay a fortune for fancy course, DVDs, and mentoring.
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