Work-from-home job offers are often published in the classified section of newspapers, under headings such as “Job Postings,” “Employment Opportunities” or “Help Wanted.” They are also posted in spam emails and online ads.

Some job postings legitimately offer an opportunity to work from home. Others are merely ploys to extract money from you. To entice you, such advertisers often dangle promises of potentially high income, such as “earn up to $850/week,” for example.

Paying to work

If you are asked for money to work, you are likely dealing with a tactic to sell you material or extract money from you. You do not have to pay to work. Serious businesses provide you with everything you need to work.

Last update : September 26, 2022

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