Saturday, October 20, 2007

USPIS Presents: Work@Home Scams: They Just Don't Pay!

The United States Postal Inspectors have produced a pretty telling video showing how Internet criminals lure people into taking jobs that will cause them financial and legal trouble.

The film entitled, Work@Home Scams: They Just Don't Pay shows what happens to people, who accept work-at-home jobs that aren't what they appear to be.

It also speaks to how this problem has grown from ads in the classified section of newspapers and magazines to being plastered all over the Internet.

A lot of us probably see spam e-mails offering these too good to be true jobs that don't make sense on a daily basis. You might also run into one of these scams on a job-site, such as

Another fact is that applying for one of these jobs can lead to giving up your personal information, which will later be used to steal your identity.

Please remember these scams still show up in the classified ads of newspapers and magazines, also.

Here is (what I consider) an interesting story about someone falling for one of these scams that should have known better (my opinion):

BBB Worker Takes Job Processing Fraudulent eBay Transactions

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