Wednesday, 18 September 2013

How to Recognize the Fraud and Scams on Internet

Internet Scams

Online job seekers are often fall into the tricks of fraud and scams on internet and lose their money, time and efforts.  A lot of websites are operating with the only intention to cheat the visitors. Scammers advertise easy opportunities to work from home. The jobs usually offering are online work, data entry, envelope stuffing, product assembly, medical processing and billing, etc.  After the collection of your personal details or a small upfront fee they will vanish into thin air.  Sometimes you will get some work to complete but you will never get paid for it.

 Tips to Find Out Fraudulent Scams

Watch out for these fraudulent scams and check the genuineness of the job provider before giving any money or even any personal details.  When you get an e-mail invitation offering a job, check for the following details:

  • · Have you applied for this job?
  • ·Is there any contact information with the company is available?
  • Do they ask you to hand over any information about you including your credit card number, social security number etc.?
  • When you visiting a website offering some online jobs, check for the following items:
  •  Exaggerate high salaries and promise of big part-time earning potential.
  • Experience or qualifications to participate is "No experience is necessary."
  • Promote the job as a limited time offer.
  • Demand money for instructions or training
  • No valid information about the company.
  • There is no employment contract or consistent pay schedule.
  •  Bank account or credit card information is needed to participate; or an upfront monetary investment is required.
  • The job asks the consumer to wire money in advance.

All the points mentioned above help you to find the genuineness of the company.  If some of the above factors are true for the company you are visiting, you can decide that it is another internet scam.  For more confirmation do the following actions also:

  • Look for the company name, phone number, address and e-mail address on the web site and other communications; try contacting them before applying.
  • Research the company name, hiring manager, and product or service on an Internet search engine
  • Read contracts thoroughly. Get employment offers and job descriptions in writing.
  • Protect personal information and if a company demands bank account or credit card information, look elsewhere.

Most legitimate employers don't charge fees.  Get the opportunity and work agreement in writing before accepting the offer. 

There are as many scams as real job openings online - sometimes it seems like more. It can be really difficult to tell the difference between what is real and what's a scam. Scammers are getting more sophisticated and coming up with new ways to take advantage of job seekers all the time. As a final step, search in Google with the company name plus "scam" or "rip off” and this will give you some information on the company if it's not legitimate. 

Also Read:
Online Jobs – How to Avoid Fraudulent Scams?


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