Imagine you roll out of bed, make some coffee in your PJs and plop down with your computer. 30 hours a week for $70,000 a year sounds great right? Not always. If you've been on the hunt for a new job recently you know there's nothing worse than getting excited over a potential gig only to find out it's a scam.
Even worse, you could be putting your identity on the line by giving out important personal information. If you're looking for a new job, here are 4 signs that a great opportunity is probably a scam.
Sign #1: Big bucks for small tasks.
If they're offering six figures and all you have to do is stuff envelopes it's probably a scam.
Sign #2: Job offers from strangers.
Did you get a random job offer without having to fill out an application? Probably a scam.
Sign #3: Asking you to wire money or send them prepaid debit cards. Never pay money to secure employment and never send money to someone you don't know. It's probably a scam.
Sign #4: If the only way you can reach them is by email or text message. Scam artists are shy so if you can't get your potential employer on the phone, you guessed it, it's probably a scam.
You get the idea. And remember the golden rule, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
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