The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning job hunters to beware of opportunities of work-from-home processing offers. While the job offer may claim that people can earn up to a thousand dollars a day without leaving the comfort of their home, BBB has received hundreds of complaints from victims nationwide who never earned a dime and were, in fact, ripped off for hundreds of dollars in upfront fees.
With the nation’s unemployment rate expected to hit a 25-year high in early 2009, work-at-home Web sites which promise big money for little or no experience are extremely tempting in the best of times. BBB offers the following advice to avoid being taken by a work-at-home scam:
• Beware of offers that sound too good to be true, including the promise of big bucks.
• Always check out the company’s BBB Reliability Report for free at www.bbb.org.
• Never give your credit card or checking account information to an individual or business that promises employment. Legitimate employers never charge fees to prospective employees.