Monday, February 25, 2008

Work at Home

Sorry, that I didn't blog yesterday, but I had something more important to do, I went to Sunday School, watched my Grandson sled all afternoon, then went back to Church in the evening. Enough excuses, now back to my thoughts for today.

Why do so many people want to work at home? Because they want to stay home plus be able to earn some money. Simple concept, makes sense and something that most everyone desires, get rich at home. This makes the work at home scams very successful and very sad, especially for those Moms who want to stay at home with their precious babies or children. This is just a perfect situation to me, I love stay at home Moms.

The problem is that there just aren't that many Work at Home jobs that are legitimate, if someone has to advertise for people to do work for them at home, then you might as well figure that it is a scheme to take advantage of you. There are so many people out there that are looking for these jobs that no one should ever have to advertise unless they are just scammers. So please don't fall for this stuff. I have a free classified site that gets these type of ads listed everyday. I delete them as soon as possible but I am always amazed at the number of hits these ads get. Here is a sample of one that I deleted this morning.

Join one of the best Advertising Company of India. We pay you for your hard work. 100% Payment Assurance. Its a copy-paste work. Unlimited Monthly income. For more details E-mail or call us.

What the above ad consists of is spamming classified sites like mine or posting ads to sites that allow comments. So, in other words they turn you into a spammer which gets you kicked off of your ISP, so that you don't have internet service anymore and guess what? They can't pay you, since they can no longer reach you through e-mail but then, they never intended to pay you anyway.

They actually get suckers to fall for this stuff all of the time. It isn't important to keep you hooked, it is only important to get you hooked for a short time, they go for quantity of suckers, not quality.

There are other scams that sell you useless products to assemble for resale, you purchase this junk, then get stuck with items that won't sell, they have already made their profit when you paid them.

Be smart, don't fall for scams, remember if it sounds to good to be true, then it is! You aren't going to win any lotteries through emails and you aren't going to be able to help any oppressed people get large amounts of money out of their country.

We once received a $20,000 cashier's check for a $1000 horse that we had for sale. We knew that it was a fake check but we wanted to make them pay the postage to send it anyway. With this scam, some US banks would cash these checks, then you were asked to send some of the money to a shipper who wasn't really a shipper but was the actual scammer. Then after you had sent the money you would hear back from the bank that the check was not real and you would have to repay the bank. This scam doesn't work well anymore because the US banks are wise to it now.
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