Be Wary of Working From Home Moneymaking Schemes

The Vancouver Island Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers about potential work at home scams. “Through Tweets, e-mail and Web sites, job hunters are being told that they can make lots of money from the comfort of home using Twitter. Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that the large print for such offers may promise big returns but the fine print can cost them every month.” 

BBB wants job hunters to be aware of the following red flags when searching for a work-at-home job online:

- The “job” is actually a moneymaking scheme and doesn’t provide actual employment.
- The work-at-home scheme claims that you can make lots of money with little effort and no experience.
- You have to pay money upfront in order to be considered for the job or receive more information.
- Many different Twitterers post the exact same tweet touting the program. The links in such tweets could lead you to scam sites or install malware onto your computer.

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