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Game Tester Scam

How the scam works:

Looking at work from home jobs and how to become a videogame tester? Don't fall for the Make Money Fast scam, aka Game Tester Jobs trick or How To Make Money From Home scam. Let's take a look.

You've been asked before to choose between your partner and your video games--and you've chosen video games at least once. As you're flipping through the paper between marathon gaming sessions, you come across an ad from companies looking for new game testers. Titles like Video game tester, Beta testing jobs or Game testing jobs will definitely catch your attention.

It would mean you get to do what you love, and get paid for it - unbelievable pay, too. The ads promise the tester between $70-$150/ hour.

You also get to try out games before they are even released - talk about a dream come true! All you need to do is fork over a one-time fee and you'll be gaming for a living--or so you think. When they don't call after mailing in the fee, you know you've been duped.

 

In a different variation of the scam, the subject is an XBOX Infinity give-away. Criminals set up Facebook pages claiming to be from Microsoft. "Microsoft needs testers for the upcoming Xbox Infinity. You will get to keep the Xbox Infinity after you've tested it.", claims the page. Clicking on the link will not only create a spammy campaign on your friends' walls but you might even get malware in your computer.

How to avoid the Game Tester Jobs scam:

Yes, it's true there are companies out there who do have the budget for game testers. But the pay will be minimal, usually $9 to $10/hour. It also helps to do a bit of research on the company so you know whether it's a dream come true, or just a dream. Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:

Swagbucks.com

Be rewarded the Web's Premiere Rewards Site

Swagbucks.com is the world's largest free online rewards program. You get paid by doing things online which you might do anyway, such as searching the web, discover products, take surveys, watch videos, or play games. You can also get free iTunes and Amazon cards. The company has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE. They offer a $5 sign-up bonus.

GlobalTestMarket

www.GlobalTestMarket.com

If you are into paid surveys, this is the place. GlobalTestMarket is an industry leader in online research panels, where members are invited to participate in online surveys on numerous topics, and in return are eligible for cash or regular and frequent entry into sweepstakes. Highly recommended, as they also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

 

How to report the Game Tester Jobs scam:

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