Too Good to be True Jobs

Recession has made everyone panic for a job. Fresh graduates and those that were laid off from work are considering almost every possible job that will offer a good pay. With all the bills to be paid not including the outstanding debts, finding a job and earning from that job is necessary for everyone.

Without a job, everything could slowly crumble since there the source of income is not there. If you’re out of job or fresh graduates, everyday seemed a very long day as you struggle to find a job. Frustration could easily creep in.

Because of frustration, job scams could easily escalate today. Scammers are now preying on individuals who are in desperate need to have a job or earn considerably to help their family. They could offer a job that offers a pay that could rival any regular job and the required work is very little. As long as you pay for the “training fee,” you could start right away. But before you know it, your work is not productive and they’ll tell you it’s not working out.

During this period of economic troubles, do not succumb to temptations on too good to be true offers. Here are some likely scenarios of scammers that you should be aware of.

Quick money scheme online – there are hundreds of legitimate jobs you can find online. Online work is a good source of income and even considered by most as a part time job to pay the bills. But there are online jobs that look good at first but very ridiculous when you really think about it. A job that will only require you two to three hours a day but will let you earn thousands of dollars every month is just too crazy to be considered.

Upfront payment required – personally, I have yet to see company that will require their employees to provide payment before they are hired. It’s just not logical: you will be eventually paid for the work you have done so there’s no need in your part to give them money. If they need to ask for money as training fee, they will deduct it in your salary in the future.

Will not meet you face to face – if there organization is within your city, make it a point to visit their office even though the work is only online. If they do not agree to meet you in person, it could be a sign that they will just take advantage of your work without paying you.

Cannot be verified with Better Business Bureau (BBB) – a business, especially those who wanted to operate online should be certified with Better Business Bureau. This will not only protect the consumers but even the business itself from other scammers.

Never deal with jobs that sounds too good to be true. You could be a victim of identity theft one day or will lose a considerable amount of money through their registration fee if you’re not careful.

Editorial Team at Geekinterview is a team of HR and Career Advice members led by Chandra Vennapoosa.

Editorial Team – who has written posts on Online Learning.

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