Update 10/4/16 – This was originally posted a few years ago, but I’m adding an update because a reader, Mary, was recently victim to this same scam, and it’s changed a bit. Please read her story below so you’ll know what to watch out for: It started with an email from F5 Networks requesting a job interview for a work… Read More
One of my favorite things to do as a work at home blogger is help people dodge the scams that are out there. And when you’re new to the idea of working from home and begin your search for a real, legit job you can do, you will most likely find yourself asking if this is a scam or that is… Read More
Over the last few years, I’ve occasionally seen a “work at home job” making the rounds promising that you can get paid to simply read news articles online. It comes and goes under different company names, most recently News Range, Circum News, MultiTrendo, Fifty News, Lucki News, and several other domains. Unfortunately, no one ever gets paid for this.
We’ve covered lots of and lots of different types of work at home scams on this blog, but we’ve never discussed online survey scams. These are super common and people fall for them every single day unfortunately. Before we begin, it’s important that you know (if you don’t already) that there are literally hundreds of legitimate survey panels out there…. Read More
You know the feeling. The feeling of betrayal. That horrible sinking feeling in your stomach that confirms what you already suspected. You’ve been scammed by a work-at-home company.
If you have been working at home for any length of time, either you or someone you know has been scammed. While it doesn’t seem to happen as much as it once did–thanks to websites like
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of work from home “jobs” for rebate processing. This immediately sends up the warning flag because when you think about rebate processing from home, what enters your mind? Sitting there in your pajamas, mindlessly typing basic information into a form, over and over. I’m not saying that there aren’t work at home jobs where… Read More
Is mystery shopping legit? Yes! Mystery shopping is a very real thing that people actually get paid money to do. In fact, I’ve reviewed quite a few legitimate mystery shopping companies here on this blog. But you have to be careful because there are a lot of mystery shopping scams out there. And someone who doesn’t understand how mystery shopping… Read More
Have you ever gotten an email in your inbox inviting you to work from home for a company you’ve never heard of, or don’t remember applying with? I know I have. And these messages can be really confusing if you are someone who applies for lots of work from home jobs on a regular basis. It may be hard to… Read More