Top 5 Work At Home Scams of 2007

The following are common work from home scams that I ran into in 2007. Some of the scams listed below are timeless and have been around since the late 90's, some are new and some are just re-vamped 2.0 versions of old scams. In either case you should avoid these scams in 2008, as I'm betting they will be around in 2008 as well. You've been warned! Happy New Year!

1. Payment Processor & Wire Transfer Scam:
A company claiming to represent countries outside the U.S. needs you to cash check or wire money on behalf of their international clients who can't cash these checks for some elaborate reason. You're allowed to keep a portion of the check cashed. Long story short, you get screwed. Your bank may drop you like a hot potato or you may get a phone call from the feds like I did when falling for this one.

2. Typing and Data Entry Work At Home Scams:
There are so many variations of this scam.

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The 3 Best Ways To End Job Search Frustration!

I just received a pleasant email from a work at home seeker basically telling me to "F off". Strangely enough it was after receiving one of my tips about preparing your home office for working at home.

In general I try to provide as many tips as possible to better prepare job seekers to work at home and edge out the competition. It's not enough to just provide you job leads because that's only half the battle. I send out these additional work at home tips because as a person that hires work at home seekers from time to time, I think it's important for you to know what we as employers expect. However during my "travels with work from home seekers" I've noticed that there are two camps and schools of thought. On one end you have the newbies who are fresh, eager, naive and haven't been jaded. Then on the other end there are the ones that have been around the block a few times. They have grown to become cynical and skeptical about any work at home opportunity whether legitimate or not.

Honestly I really sympathize and feel for the latter group. Who can blame these folks? Everyday there are some new slick bastards promising the equivalent of the Brooklyn Bridge but deliver nothing more than an empty wallet and awful aftertaste. So when I get a few nasty emails from these folks I don't take it personal. I've been there. But for those of you who haven't reached the late stages of the "Angry Work At Home Seeker Syndrome" (AWAHSS). I would like to share some tips that will help you avoid this contagious disease. Trust me you don't want to catch this career halting affliction, because ultimately you end up missing out on a lot of great work at home opportunities. Furthermore you just won't make money at home being bitter and angry.

So let's get proactive.

3 Best Ways To Avoid Job Search Frustration

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