Monday, August 1, 2011

Work at Home Telephone Scams

Today, people are looking at the possibilities of working from home. Some of them are full time Moms wanting to help with the living expenses of the family. Some are jobless because of the recession. Some are students who need additional money for their schooling. Some are retired person who wish to have extra income beside their pensions.

Whatever the reason is, criminals find this work at home set up as another means of cheating these individuals. One common scheme is that the criminal will call the victim and offer a work at home job, specifically as a marketing agent selling products from home. The scammer would promise great pay and wonderful benefits. He will persuade the victim by telling him that the best work is working at the comforts of your home. When he feels that the victim is falling into the trap, he will ask for registration or membership fee with the company before the victim can start selling the products. When the victim pays, the company will disappear.

Do not be easily persuaded by this scam. Drop the call if you get one. Or if you have started to talk with the scammer already, get their contact number & address. Verify the phone number, company name & address provided. Get all the information about the number and report to he proper authorities. Spread the word to friends to create awareness.


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