Opportunities for home based employment are now on the rise providing attractive benefits for a lot of people searching for a new job. A lot of mothers and students are the most likely types who seek for home based employment simply because it would be more convenient on their status or situation.
As of 2000, in the United States alone, there are over 4 million employees who are engaged in home based employment. In fact the statistics are increasing each year. That is why home based employment scams are also on the rise. Even though there are a lot of companies that truly offer home based employment, there are also a growing number of offers that are just too good to be true. If you have heard of those advertisements like “Earn thousands of dollars a day just by working at home,” then chances are it’s one of those home based employment scams spreading throughout the internet world today.
Now learn how you can detect a genuine home based employment from a bogus one. First, know that you cannot distinguish one from where it is being advertised. These offers can be posted in newspapers. The offer can be sent through email. Some would even call you on the phone while other offers come in the mail with impressive brochures and business letters. Remember, the package that comes with the offer is not a basis of it being a genuine and legal home based employment.
In general, you can categorize home based employment into two types. First type is you are being employed by a company, and the second is you start up your own business like a franchise of another company. Second thing to consider distinguishing a scam is this. If you are being employed, is your employer hiring you without any interview or even getting your resume? Do they get personal information like bank account including credit cards?
If this is the case, research on the company before giving out any personal information. You’ll find a lot of helpful sites today that lists down the different types of home based employment scams. At the same time, get the name of the company and search it online. Go to their website and see what information you can get. Verify the contact numbers and addresses. If they are affiliated with other companies, verify those too.
Now if you are responding to home based employment that lets you start your own home based business, your contact should be able to lay out the whole business plan precisely and clearly. If that person cannot clearly explain to you how the business goes, then it’s most likely a scam. At the same time, if they promise you a profit that’s too good to be true, beware. Businesses, whether home-based or not, are all the same. You have to strive hard to make profits.