Looking for a work-at-home job? Unfortunately, scam artists are hard-at-work creating bogus job offers that could cost you money.
These work-at-home scams usually have one thing in common: a counterfeit check. Your new “employer” sends you the check, asks you to deposit it into your personal account, deduct your payment and wire transfer the rest back to them.
Don’t do it! The check is counterfeit, and if you deposit it into your account and withdraw money, you’ll end up owing your bank for the money you withdrew. Be careful of answering “Help Wanted” ads – especially on places like Craig’s List and careerbuilder.com.
In these cases, you be the boss… and check out a company – even a potential employer – first at bbb.org.