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.