Habitat for Humanity Work At Home Scam

So if you're a loyal subscriber that's read my work at home scam section from top to bottom, one of the things I've warned against is that some scam artist will use the name and contact information of legitimate companies to lure you into a sense of security. This tends to happen in emailed work at home job offers. Most of the times, the scammers will only reference smaller, lesser known companies. But recently that's changed. I don't know if scammers have had a bowl of Wheaties or grown a bigger pair, but now they're using larger company's identity to push their work at home scams.

The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently issued an alert regarding a current work-at-home scam using a well-known charity, Habitat for Humanity. In case you don't know, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build with people in need regardless of race or religion. This is a great company that does great work. Leave it to a scammer to corrupt such a noble cause.

How The Scam Works:

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Warning: Government Cash Grant Scams!

So is it really true? Is President Obama just giving away money to any one that applies for a government grant? Can you really receive thousands of dollars to use as you please just by sending in $1.99 processing fee for a grant kit or database?

If you believe this is true, then I am little green leprechaun that eats lucky charms and has a pot of gold stashed at the end of a rainbow. (Sorry I couldn't help it. St Patrick's day just passed. )

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Derby House Fabrics Bookkeeper Job Scam!

Another day and another scam. I recently received an emailed job offer allegedly from the "Derby House Fabrics" company. I'll spare you the suspense. It's a scam. Let me start off by saying that there may actually be a legitimate company named "Derby House Fabrics".

Scam artists are like a viruses they spread and adapt quickly. Because they know most work at home seekers are naturally skeptical (as they should be), a con-artist tends to use real legitimate company names in their emails. The hope is that it will disarm you from thinking it's a scam when you do your research. But I'm going to show you my 3 strikes method on how to determine when these emailed job offers are a scam. But first we need to do some self reflection about this so-called opportunity that has appeared out of thin air.

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself.

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