I’ve written a post on this topic once before but apparently it needs reiterating because somehow most of America missed the message. Last year Internet scammers took in more than $247 million dollars.
I want to be self-employed, I want to work at home, I want to have more time to spend with my family but these scam companies that promise you the world will never give you anything and in almost every case take something from you. Several months ago I decided to research the “work from home” arena on the Internet. I spent about 5 hours one day browsing and digging and trying to discern something legitimate in this industry. After all of my searching the best that I could come up with was that 99% are harmful and the other 1% are a waste of your time at best. The most insidious of these websites are the ones that claim to be debunkers of the fraudulent sites and then they usually recommend “the one trustworthy site they’ve found”, which in the end is just another scam site.
It probably doesn’t need to be said but if something is too good to be true it almost always is. The part about the Internet fraud industry that angers me the most I think is that the people who are most susceptible to this kind of thing are generally those who are down on their luck or feel desperately stuck in a soul crushing job and by losing money to these scammers they have only tied themselves to their current job a little more.
Surely, I thought to myself of all these opportunities a couple of them must actually be legitimate. Lies, all lies.
If you truly want to be financially sound, if you truly want to work from home then please stay away from these “opportunities” at all costs.