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Driver Wanted Job Scam: How It Works

You come across a personal ad looking for somebody "serious and local" to drive a handicapped wife when her husband is out of town, or kids who are home alone for a day – there can be plenty of variations to this one.

You've been driving for a while and think you are a good driver – why not make some money out of it? Upon contacting the person, they appear very generous. You agree on details and price and they say they'll send you a money order or check in advance.

The day you receive it, they call you to say they're coming back to town sooner than expected, so there is no need for your services anymore. The scammer will ask you to deposit the check right away and keep 10% for the inconvenience caused, only sending them back the balance.

If you do that, you will lose the whole amount from your own account, as the check will bounce in a few business days.

In a different variation of the scam, criminals might say that their company is importing new vehicles in your city and they need to be distributed throughout your province or state.

Your job will be to drive one of them (or more) to various destinations, but you need to deposit a few hundred dollars into the money market, in order to obtain a permit to get access into specific areas. Once you apply for that permit (and pay), you'll never hear from the scammers again.

 

Driver Wanted Job Scam: How To Avoid

Don't take checks; ask the employer to wire you the money. If you do take a check, don't send any money until that check has cleared. If they're honest, this will not be an issue. Do your research and only work for legitimate companies. In the meantime, if you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of other trustworthy options for employment online:

Swagbucks.com

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

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.




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