Jun

06

Posted by : Becca | On : June 6, 2010

One company that hires telecommuters is UHaul. They are looking for home agents making $8/hour. No college degree required and all training and work is done from your home office. The job is with their sales and reservations department, which is a 27/7 operation, so it looks like there would be opportunities for all kinds of schedules. See the job ad on the Uhaul site.

Oct

20

Posted by : Becca | On : October 20, 2007

There you are, dutifully searching for the perfect work-at-home job. You see a posting that looks interested and reply. Then you get an email something like this:

“The company is an interational MLM company using individual processors to accept payments from distributors/customers. The money is deposited into the processors bank account, which is why they need a separate account from their regular personal account. Processors then pay the suppliers and also some employees. Processors also may be required to issue invoices and check inventory. “

or

“Hello

Thanks for responding to my notice on WAHM. The job is for a Processor for Tahitian Noni International. Processors receive orders, confirm availability, receive payment for the orders and pay employees/vendors. Salary is $2000 monthly, paid bi-weekly via bank wire, plus 5% of every order you process. Orders are processed via bank wire and sometimes Paypal.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, let me know and I’ll send you an application and an NDA to sign. If you have any questions, let me know. My name on Skype is Renae.hrc, feel free to call.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Renae Lindley”

Then you think “wow, this is great – $2k a month for really easy work.” Yes – really easy work that will land you in jail.

Repeat after me, folks: THERE IS NO LEGITIMATE JOB PROCESSING PAYMENTS FROM HOME.

It is always a scam. Every time. There isn’t a legitimate company out there that needs its employees to transact company business through their own personal accounts.

If a job asks you to accept payments, keep some of it then forward the rest on, and you actually do it…you’ve bought yourself a ticket to debt and jail.

Any job that pays that kind of salary plus commission is going to take real experience and real skill. If it looks too good to be true, it almost always is. No such thing as easy money. And if they ask you to “process payments” – just run. Well, first report the scammer to the authorities, then RUN!

Good luck folks, it’s a jungle out there…and behind every tree is some Nigerian scammer trying to make money off of people’s ignorance about how real businesses run. Don’t be fooled.