"Home Typing Scams" are one
of the highest ranking work-at-home scams on the Internet according
to leading Internet fraud watch dogs.
You see these "Home Typing
Jobs" advertised across the Internet. You probably receive
their pitches in several emails every day. These companies typically
target anyone who wants to work-at-home. Unfortunately, most of
these typing jobs are frauds. The following is a typical ad:
Home Typist Opportunity!
We offer you an excellent opportunity to earn cash working from
home as a "Home Typist." These jobs are available world
wide, you can set your own hours. Make up to a $1,000 dollars a
week working full time. No experience required!
Here's The Usual Scenario:
You receive a pitch like above for a
"Home Typing Job" in an email. The company sounds
legitimate, claiming to provide clerical help to leading business
firms. They claim they are over loaded with work and are recruiting
new home based workers.
The ad peeks your interest.
So, you respond to the ad with high
hopes. They send you a request. In order to process your application
you must send them a fee of anywhere from 29.00 and up. This
is the point where the red flags should go up.
But they don't. So, you send them the
requested fee and wait with baited breath for your first Home Typin
In response (if any) they send you a
list of companies who might be hiring home typist. Or they might
supply you with a disc that includes instructions on how you can
place similar ads for home typist online or in print
publications..and sell respondants the same disc. Thus joining the
ranks of the scammers.
Who are the easiest victims according
to online resources?
Moms at home raising children.
The disabled who are not able to
take outside jobs.
Low income people desperate for
Uneducated people with no job
Actually, in my opinion, just about
anyone looking to make extra cash might fall prey to these deceptive
and misleading ads.
Remember, the majority of Home Typing
Opportunities online are scams. But if you do decide to get involved
investigate the company. Check the Better Business Bureau. Are they
listed? How long have they been in business? How many complaints
have been filed against them?
If you've been scammed by one of
these companies report them to the following agencies.