Top WORK-FROM-HOME JOB SCAMS and How to avoid them

There is this is a BIG misconception about work from home jobs, their all one big scam. Yes, there is a lot of junk and scammers out there but there are legitimate job opportunities out there also. You just need to know where to LOOK and what to AVOID when it comes to WORK-FROM-HOME JOB SCAMS

Recently, on FlexJobs  I ran across a list of WORK-FROM-HOME JOB SCAMS you are likely to run into. These are some of the most common ones: 

1. Stuffing Envelopes

 Over the last couple of months, I’ve personal revied a number of postcards in the mail advertising this position. Offering to pay hundreds/thousands of dollars for you to stuff envelopes from home. As you keep reading the fine print you discover there is FEE to get a start and/or they requirement you to sign up other envelope-stuffers for a commission.

2. High-Paying Data Entry Jobs

When it comes to Data Entry Jobs there are legitimate data entry jobs out there. However, the median pay for a data entry clerk, per PayScale’s data, is $12.45 per hour.  You Should avoid Data Entry Jobs offering to pay thousands of dollars per week.

3. Wire Transfers
Money Transfer Jobs seem very may seem appealing. The “so-called employer” inform you all you need to do is is process payments by depositing checks or money orders into your account, then send the money to someone else and in return, they’ll pay you a commission. Seems like an extremely straightforward approach to making some additional Cash right? Sadly, these “jobs” are often scams. More than likely you will end up losing money/Bank Fines and possibly potential criminal charges.


1. If any job requires you pay a fee to get the job this should be an immediate Red flag of a scam.Employers don’t charge employees to work for them

2. If there is a REQUEST FOR your CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION. Doing the hiring process there is no legitimate need for your bank account information there’s never a needed for your credit card information.

3. Sounds to Good to be True

Like the old saying goes if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. $45/hr Entry-level work-from-home Customer service Rep entry-level, no training required. If the work is too easy and the pay is high, it’s more likely to be a scam.

When it comes to finding a legitimate work-from-Job knowledge is key. I was fortunate to discover that very early on in my journey. To avoid the likelihood of being scammed you need to research, research, and research. I only used job sites like Flexjobs that have privacy policies, verified the legitimacy of the employer their positions before posting to their site for job seekers On Flexjobs you won’t find all job scams, they personal research each and every job that they post to make sure its legit before posting to their site.