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Don’t Get Caught Out By Income Scams

The fact is that most people get into part-time work because they are in need of extra income. Other people choose to go with a part-time income opportunity because they do not feel fulfilled with their full-time work.

The ability to earn part-time income online has helped a number of people achieve their dream.

Remember there are no get-rich-quick schemes, the only people who make money are the scammers.

These usually require you to make an initial investment. There is legitimate work at home programs, however, as with anything, there are many income scams out there that you should watch out for.

The idea of generating part-time income is to make money, not pay someone else.

There are many income scams out there. I have listed a selection below, some of which you are probably aware of, others may surprise you.

  • Lottery & Sweepstakescams (fake prizes).
  • ChainlettersandPyramidschemes.
  • Investmentscams (get-rich-quick).
  • Coldcalling (investmenttelemarketing).
  • Sharepromotions & ‘hottips’.
  • Investmentseminars & realestatescams.
  • Computerpredictionsoftware (betting scams).
  • Superannuationscams.
  • Moneytransferrequests (Nigerian scams) Up-front payment scams.
  • Transferringmoneyforsomeoneelse.
  • Chequeoverpaymentscams.
  • Banking & online account scams (requests for your account information).
  • Phoneyfraudalerts.
  • Creditcardscams.
  • CardskimmingInternetscams.
  • Online auction & shopping scams.
  • Domain name renewal scams.
  • Spam (junkmail) offers, ‘Free’ offersontheinternet.
  • ModemjackingSpyware & key-loggers.
  • Mobilephonescams.
  • Ringtonescams.
  • Missed calls & textmessagesfromunknownnumbersSMS (Currently Phone user getting Calls from 8009220204)
  • Competition & Triviascams.
  • Health & Medicalscams. Miracle cures. Weight loss scams.
  • Fake online pharmacies.
  • Job & employment scams.
  • Workfromhomescams.
  • Guaranteed employment/income scams.
  • Businessopportunityscams.
  • Smallbusinessscams.
  • Directories & advertising (false billing).
  • Faxbackscams. Officesupplyscams.
  • Expensivesoftwarepackagesthatpromisetopredicttheresultsofsportingeventsorsharemarketmovements.

Part-time income scams take away the pleasures that come with earning a part-time income online and people are getting tired of seeing their hard-earned money slip right through their hands.

It is all too tempting to payout and fall for second income scams, but it’s very difficult to sustain motivation for work that doesn’t in the least bit interest you.

I have seen my fair share of extra income scams and am very wary about what I choose to do.

Avoid Home Business and Residual Income Opportunities, there are so many of these out there and many of them are broken promises or outright scams.

How many times will we fall for online income scams before we decide to do something that works?

Guaranteed employment or income scam claims to guarantee you either a job or a certain level of income.

Beware of products or schemes that claim to guarantee income or winnings, remember that jobs that involve selling a product can rarely guarantee a level of income.

Look for the warning signs, you receive a spam email offering you either a guaranteed income or guaranteed job, very few, if any, reputable businesses offer guaranteed jobs or income through spam emails.

Protect yourself against guaranteed employment or income scams, do your homework before you respond to an advertisement that guarantees you employment or a certain income, ask yourself why somebody would use spam emails to recruit people.

Find out what the job actually involves and what evidence they have to support their claim that you are guaranteed a certain level of income.

Work from home scams. Employment opportunities that promise huge incomes with little work – usually by asking you to transfer money for someone else or recruit new victims.

Residual income opportunities are too often a large source for these scams, but luckily for those looking to start in self-employment, not every residual income or home business opportunity is fraudulent.

In fact, many are legitimate and actually provide a very decent income. Then once the scams are sifted through a person can make a really great income.

If all of the above are given serious consideration before committing to start a home business or residual income opportunity, then the chances of finding success and staying power are far greater.

If finances are bothering you, then you will sleep much better at night if the part-time income helps to alleviate those worries.

Check around online and you will find many legitimate part-time income opportunities that will be perfect for your situation.

Starting a business part-time is actually a great way to start a small business.

You may be bored with your job at present, but by using this time as a part-time income option, there is the ability to slowly phase out the old line of work and phase the part-time income business into a full-time opportunity.

You can start getting your clients and customers slowly and gradually build your part-time business without sacrificing your monthly income.

There are plenty of ways for you to earn money online that can supplement your full-time income. There are many online income scams out there.

But if you find a legitimate way for you to generate part-time income online, it can be a goldmine for you.

Protect yourself against guaranteed employment or income scams, NEVER send money, or give credit card or online account details to anyone you do not know and trust.

For example, paying for sample products or, as many direct sales jobs require, buying a start-up kit.

Can the common man and woman really make money with an online business from the comfort of their own home?

The answer is YES, of course. So long as you do your homework and do not expect to get rich for very little work… Life’s not like that.


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