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Work From Home Scams – Jobs to Avoid

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RSS 30 October 2018
For many people in the UK working from home is their dream. They become their own boss. They get up when they want.

Not only that, but they set their own hours and work from any part of the house they wish. If they want to work at the kitchen table or in the garden shed. It doesn't matter, for many people.

Most work from home jobs are legitimate and give millions of British people the opportunity to make good money from the comfort of their own home.

They can even work 4 hours a day, and then have enough time to pick the kids up from school and go for ice cream or a walk in the park.

Some people even do all of their work from home in the morning, and then spend all afternoon at the golf course or down the snooker club. The life of a work from home freelancer, for many people.

However, some people fall prey to work from home scams. Its sad but true.

Imagine these scam jobs as a piece of fruit. They look good on the outside, fresh and appealing, but when you bite into them...they taste bitter and revolting.

"Just spit it out," is my advice.

Work from home scams have always been around since the dawn of time. Even in caveman and cavewoman days people in the UK were getting scammed and ripped off.

And then in the 1970's and 1980's there was Newspaper classified ads for "envelope stuffing - work from home," and many people fell for them because they wanted it to be true.

I mean...who wouldn't want to sit around at home all day and stuff envelopes? If they paid 10p per envelope many people would be millionaires by now. But they are not. And the reason for that is because they are work from home scams.

The Newspaper Classified Ads have turned into Facebook Groups and Forum Posts. Or Ads on sites such as Gumtree and Craigslist.

They advertise for envelope stuffers and mystery shoppers, or they try to entice people with getting paid to take surveys.

The truth of the matter is most of these kind of "opportunities" are scams. Plain and simple.

They typically want you to send in money first, and then...you never hear anything from them again.

Or they just need your bank account details and pin number. And then...nothing. Not a word.

My advice to anyone who wants to work from home is to build a proper business and to not be swayed by the promise of "get rich quick."

Instead, focus on getting clients and customers yourself, and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

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