sharon on January 19th, 2012

A challenge to finding a work-at-home opportunity is avoiding scams. One of the most feared swindles is the pyramid scheme. Unfortunately, most people do not know what a pyramid scheme is. As a result, they pass up viable direct sales opportunities they erroneously believe are pyramids, but sometimes are caught up in Internet or “investment” [...]

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sharon on October 13th, 2011

Join me live this Friday at 1pm EST (10am PST) on 411Voices. My guest will be Dan Page. Dan has been a corporate business development specialist for 25 years. He helps many of the nation’s top companies to create new products, launch new divisions, enter new markets and create strategic alliances. Over the past two decades, he [...]

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I’m reposting this message because I’ve been inundated with these emails recently. I received an email that looked like it came from the IRS. The subject was ominous: Notice of Unreported Income I can tell you, it gave me that hollow feeling in my stomach, like when you know you’re in for some really bad [...]

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sharon on September 23rd, 2010

Today I’ve received three emails offering me a work at home job. Imagine my surprise when I saw who it was from… ME! Apparently someone is using my email address to send out their spam messages. The subject lines were: “Hi!”, “Vacancy #761″ and “Re: Offer 947″. If you get an email that looks like [...]

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sharon on August 4th, 2010

Yesterday I received an email that looked like it came from the IRS. The subject was ominous: Notice of Unreported Income I can tell you, it gave me that hollow feeling in my stomach, like when you know you’re in for some really bad news. In the body of the email it gave some official [...]

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sharon on February 11th, 2010

As I wrote in my previous post on identity theft and your online job search, the Internet has opened up a whole new way for people to steal your identity. When I need information about identity theft, I can always count on the FTC website. They have a whole section for people who are researching [...]

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sharon on December 10th, 2009

In a post on the official Google blog, the company announced that it has sued Pacific WebWorks and several others for using the Google name and trademark for a series of work at home scams. Using ad headlines like, “Use Google to Make 1000s of Dollars!” or “Easy Cash with Google: You Could be Making [...]

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sharon on October 26th, 2009

It’s a shame that there are so many people out there trying to rip off the work-at-home job seeker. It’s even more disheartening to see them targeting the stay-at-home mom, the retiree, and the disabled. But the fact remains; they’re out there trying to capitalize on your desire to stay home and earn an income. [...]

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sharon on September 23rd, 2009

Will there be no end to the Nigerian scam?  Today I received an email that puts a creative new twist on this oldest of scams. The subject was:  Attn:  Scam Victim Attention Attention Attention. I am Mrs. Mary .J. Jenkins. I am a US citizen, 58 years Old. I reside in District of Columbia 20534 [...]

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sharon on September 10th, 2009

Yesterday I received an email that looked like it came from the IRS. The subject was ominous: Notice of Unreported Income I can tell you, it gave me that hollow feeling in my stomach, like when you know you’re in for some really bad news. In the body of the email it gave some official [...]

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