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Work from Home Scam Fighters and Resources

Home-based business and work-at-home opportunity scams trick you into handing over your money by offering an employment opportunity and easy money. It is a type of internet fraud where scammers frame emails where they give hope to targets to earn easy money with less efforts and time investment.

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1. Fraud
The ad says you can make lots of money working from the comfort of your home. But if this were true, wouldn't we all be working at home?

2. Scambusters
Home-based business and work-at-home opportunity scams rank very high on the list of the top types of Internet fraud.

3. Consumer Information
When money's tight, a work-at-home opportunity might sound like just the thing to make ends meet. Some even promise a refund if you don't succeed. But the reality is many of these jobs are scams.

4. FBI
Everyone's seen them—seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it's just a phone call or mouse click away.

5. Scamwatch
Jobs and employment scams trick you into handing over your money by offering you a 'guaranteed' way to make fast money or a high-paying job for little effort.

6. Wikipedia
A work-at-home scheme is a get-rich-quick scam in which a victim is lured by an offer to be employed at home; very often doing some simple task in a minimal amount of time with a large amount of income that far exceeds the market rate for the type of work.

7. Onguard Online
Ads often promise a steady income for home-based work, typically in medical claims processing, online searching, international shipping, rebate processing, envelope-stuffing, or assembling crafts and other items.

8. Better Business Bureau
Beware of "jobs" or "business opportunities" that seem to offer high pay for work you can do at home. Often these programs are bogus.

9. Action Fraud
A letter, advert or website asks if you are interested in making easy money by working from home, or setting up your own online business. The scheme allows you to choose when you work and enables you to fit your work around your other responsibilities.

10. Communications
You are advised to be wary of email scams that invite a person to undertake low-skilled tasks from home for a good income.

11. Postal Inspectors
Criminals post job announcements on Internet career sites offering work-at-home positions—sometimes advertised as "merchandising manager" or "package processing assistant."

12. Attorney General
Home-based business and work-at-home scams can appear to offer a variety of opportunities, but nearly all involve the consumer making an initial investment with a promise of making the money back through a business venture.

13. Job Seeker Beware
Not all work-from-home opportunities offer legitimate employment, and can cause job seekers heartache and regret.

14. Money Transfer and Bank Account Frauds
The Federal Trade Commission has gone after some 500 work-at-home schemes in recent years. Still, the recession and joblessness are mighty incentives for people to try programs that promise easy money.

15. Scam Fraud
Work-at-Home Hoaxes- With a tough economy and almost daily forecasts of additional layoffs, more Americans are looking for new ways to bring home the bacon—often, by working from home. But it's scammers who usually get fat off their work-seeking victims.

16. Job Hunt
DO verify before you trust! Taking the time to run through the steps above will not only save you the time and energy it takes to apply for a job, which is time wasted in this case, but it can also save your bank account, identity, credit rating, and much more that you value highly.

17. Internet Crime Complaint Center
Consumers need to be vigilant when seeking employment on-line. The IC3 continues to receive numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen victim to work-at-home scams.

18. Department of Justice
Work-at-home scams advertise on flyers, signs and television, in newspapers and magazines, and over the Internet. What all of these scams have in common is that the company asks for an up-front fee before you can start working.

19. Police Department
The chance to earn $300 a week may sound appealing. But this language above is a real e-mail sent by a fraudster trying to scam a CU-Boulder student.

20. American Foundation for Blind
Working from home is a hot topic and has been for a while. People often think of all the positives about working from home, but do not grasp the negatives.

21. Malware Bytes
Work at Home Scams: Leveraging Facebook's Contact Lists For Better Results.

22. US Postal Inspectors
Most work-at-home jobs don't guarantee regular, salaried employment. Many neglect to mention that you have to work many hours without pay.

23. Stop Fraud Colorado
The reality is these types of scams are designed to not make the worker well-off but to unjustly enrich the fraudster through this relatively simple scheme.

24. Scammers selling bogus
AG Horne: Scammers selling bogus work-from-home scams targeted for legal action.

25. Consumer Protection Unit
The Nigerian Advance Fee Scam has been around for quite awhile, but despite many warnings, continues to draw in many victims.