Knowledge is the best weapon against work-at-home fraud. To that end Work-At-Home Scam Prevention Week (March 17-23, 2008) will provide work-at-home wannabes with important information and resources to find legitimate home-based income opportunities and avoid scams.
Work-At-Home Scam Prevention Week is the brainchild of Leslie Truex a work-at-home mom who has been guiding would-be home-based workers towards legitimate work opportunities since 1998 through her website WorkAtHomeSuccess.com. “The majority of email I receive asks for my opinion on a work-at-home opportunity and more often than not, the opportunity is a scam,” says Truex. “I created WorkAtHomeScamPrevention.com and Work-At-Home Scam Prevention Week to give people who want to work at home a place to get the information they need to evaluate work-at-home opportunities, and also keep them abreast of new scams.”
Truex reports that the most common work-at-home scams found today include envelop stuffing, assembly work, email processing, payment processing jobs (fake check scam), data entry and typing, rebate processing, and some business opportunities. “There are many legitimate ways to make money at home and these opportunities are easy to find. But people need to understand the difference between the legitimate work and the scams. One rule of thumb is that if it advertises fast, easy money without any experience, it’s probably a scam.”
Visitors to WorkAtHomeScamPrevention.com can learn about common scams, how and where to report scams, and download a free Scam Prevention checklist to help evaluate work-at-home opportunities.