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 are 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 & Sweepstake scams (fake prizes). Chain letters and Pyramid schemes. Investment scams (get-rich-quick). Cold calling (investment telemarketing). Share promotions & ‘hot tips’ . Investment seminars & real estate scams. Computer prediction software (betting scams). Superannuation scams. Money transfer requests (Nigerian scams) Up-front payment scams. Transferring money for someone else. Cheque overpayment scams. Banking & online account scams (requests for your account information). Phoney fraud alerts. Credit card scams. Card skimming Internet scams. Online auction & shopping scams. Domain name renewal scams. Spam (junk mail) offers, ‘Free’ offers on the internet. Modem jacking Spyware & key-loggers. Mobile phone scams. Ring tone scams. Missed calls & text messages from unknown numbers SMS. Competition & Trivia scams. Health & Medical scams. Miracle cures. Weight loss scams. Fake online pharmacies. Job & employment scams. Work from home scams. Guaranteed employment / income scams. Business opportunity scams. Small business scams. Directories & advertising (false billing). Fax back scams. Office supply scams. Expensive software packages that promise to predict the results of sporting events or share market movements.

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 its 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 to out there and many of them are broken promises or out right scams. How many times will we fall for online income scams before we decide to do something that works?

A 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 which 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.