Michael Carvalho
6 months ago
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#MyThoughts

Here is some tips on Work at Home Scams!

Let’s start with some basic red flags that should make it easy for anyone to sniff out scams.

Anything that sounds too good to be true, especially when they make it sound like you don’t have to do much to make a lot of money, is an obvious red flag.

Legitimate work from home options will be very specific, as they tend to be task-based, so anything you see that has a very general or hard to understand job description, especially if there is no vetting process, should be another red flag.

Remember, the bad guys are preying on those that are in need of work and will create amazing sounding opportunities that are designed to get you excited so you’ll drop your guard. High-pressure tactics are another sign of a scam.

Anytime an “opportunity” requires an upfront fee, special equipment that you must purchase from them first or direct access to your checking account (pretending to be direct deposit), it is a huge red flag.

A simple Google search for any company should provide you with feedback from others as well as clear ways to contact them. If you can’t find either, I suggest you take a pass. #workfromhome #hiringevents #healthcare #jobsearch #application #interview

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Tina Hicks
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Thanks for the info

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Will Rhudy
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Solid advice Michael, I've definitely seen an uptick on these types of scams lately so it's important to be vigilant.

Hope you and your family are staying safe!

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Victoria Bean
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Michael, here is a good one. Someone called and posed themselves from an organization I used to support. The caller a along did not know I was still receiving literature in the mail to rejoin. I told the caller that if I decide to donate again , I would send it in. They still wanted $15. Are you kidding!!

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Tina Hicks
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I am appalled cant believe someone would hack my acct and put something like that on my profile. Get real people you need s lifr

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Maria Castling
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Thank you. I work in financial crimes and see this quite frequently but not sure how much the general public knows about scams. Also watch out for people wanting to cash checks with your account info and sweetheart scams

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Sherry Wagstaff
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I’m curious why healthcare is a hashtag in this post?

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Xochipil Velez
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Ok so do you know of any real work from home jobs?

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