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Tips to Avoid Being Scammed

By : Michael Durrant   

There are many online and work from home jobs that are available to you, no matter where you live and work in the world. However, just like with anything else online, some of them are just too good to be true. There are several things that you can do to make sure that you do not end up beings scammed out of your hard work or money.

scam First of all, do your research. If you are offered a paying position or even a temporary job by someone online, do a search on their name or email address and see if anything fishy comes up. Try to deal with people who have good reputations, or at least who do not have bad reputations.

You should try to avoid people who send you emails from a free email address, unless they include a lot of business information that you can check and verify. Remember that you should always be on the look out for potential scammers, and this includes in the job market.

Ask for recommendations from trusted sources either from your friends or online merchant that you trust, this is a very good way of getting useful information about anything because people will always advertise something that is working for that or something that has worked for them in the past. Try to ask as many questions of the person who is hiring you before you begin work.

Make sure there is a work contract that you can sign and keep for your own records, so that you will have proof if anything goes wrong or if you do work that you are not paid for. The more information you are getting on the person who is offering you work, the better chance you have of staying clear of scammers, because often scammers will not give you very much information. If you see an internet business opportunity online firstly try to find the contact information on the website, if you can not find it leave the website that person does not want you to contact them.

And if you find a email address and you sent an email to them and they do not response to your email leave them alone. And if you call them and you get a recording leave a message and see if they get back to you, if they do not get back to you move on to another internet business opportunity.

Another tip is to make sure that you are keeping very close records of your own work. Keep track of everything you do and how much you need to be paid for it, and be sure to keep track of when that payment has been received. If you can, try to keep records of all of the communications that you have with the people who are recruiting you to work, and make sure that they are always answering your questions.

Do not keep the only copy of your communications between you and your potential employer on your computer, anything can happen and all the information stored on your computer can be erased, keep a copy on a CD or any other storage device in a safe place. Lastly, simply feel out a person before you take work for them. Make sure that you are able to trust this person, and that they have given you enough information so that you feel they are trustworthy.

You should be able to know if you can really trust someone or not by the time you begin to work with them. The best thing to do is to avoid the places and the people who you simply do not trust.

If you do not trust someone, you should not take work from that person. That is just a good rule of thumb to keep in mind. You should not be working for those that you do not trust, and this should go for all types of work, whether it is from home or not.