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Sharon B
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I've seen many complaints stating that remote work or "work at home" or Jobcase jobs are a scam. ALL of these jobs are NOT scams. However, you need to be more diligent. You need to do your research. You need to look up these companies. If the company does not have a REAL and LEGIT website that you can go to and look through (it's quite possible that the job is not real). If the company does not have real, working phone numbers that you can call and talk to real people (in a professional environment------not someone's personal cell phone number). Are the e-mails real (companies generally do not give you a personal email account---or yahoo or gmail--- for contact info)? Is this a real company with a legit website, call and email those professional numbers from the website. Is this a company where I can find more information about online. If not, it may not be legit. Trust your instincts when you are online and take some time to really delve into a company before applying especially if it is a company you have never heard of....

Also, many scammers use the name of real companies to lure you in. You can contact these companies directly and ask them if they are hiring or tell them about the post that you saw. Do not use the contact information in the ad, use the contact information you find online for that company. Note individuals who work for that company in HR and call or email them. Become serious about your job search and be careful while online.

#jobsearch #remotework #workathome #scams #workfromhome

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Terry Hornady
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I had 2 remote interviews and both wanted to send me a check to buy all the office equipment. This is very unusual and when I questioned them
No return answer

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Phil La Duke
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So you’re saying jobcase has no culpability and presenting scams to often desperate jobseekers, am I reading that right?

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Jerry Fee
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Chk with the chamber of commerce.

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Sam Batchelder
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So far no outraged responses on the record right? Now just think if you saw a post accusing you of being a scammer when you know you are just trying your best. You would defend yourself and your reputation IMMEDIATELY. Yet nobody in the scam business out there has taken the time to defend their reputation on this one. Remember for the next scam job offer they’re going to send you.

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Sam Batchelder
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Don’t believe the hype. They are ALL scams to take advantage of people facing a desperate employment situation. Anyone that actually gets “hired” is getting scammed to do hard work for horrible pay. And ANYONE you encounter that is singing Jobcase’s praises or any of that nonsense is for sure 100% got scam stains on the inside of their souls. If you think I’m fibbing go ahead and post your reasoning to shut me up. Now everybody else on here, pay attention. There will be no outcry from anywhere because Im telling the unfortunate truth that this employment scam culture is the root employment problem facing the rest of you hard working folks. I rest my case. It’s about to be crickets out here now🤫

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Phil Anderson
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Good article. I think the term "scam" needs to be defined. If it's an illegal effort to get money out of you, or free labor, yes. That is definitely a scam. But I've also come across several remote jobs where the posting sounds like something new, with good pay and good support. Only to find out upon a deeper dive, it's a bad customer service job where you either have to cold call people for sales, or phone rings off the hook to listen to people complain about something out of your control, and the actual pay is closer to minimum wage. This is not a scam, just a lousy job, and there appear to be plenty of them.

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Michael Carvalho
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Great advice! This should remind people to start by updating their Profiles, Resumes, and get better results. Never allow the Negative to Overcome the Positives in your life.

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Chinebu Peace A
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Very helpful. Thank you

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Sharon B
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@Reena B. I am a big fan of calling and talking to people on the phone. Most folks do not want to talk to you. If their English is broken, if the job doesn't make sense or they don't make sense------all of these things should make us raise a flag. We have to trust those feelings-----they're REAL.

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Sharon B
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Thank you @Stacey Nguyen I agree.

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