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Typing at Home

How the scam works:

This is another Work at Home scam that “guarantees” you will make hundreds of dollars a week, working at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

Let’s say you do a lot of text-messaging and think you are good at typing, so you decide to get a job around this. You search online and are delighted at the number of opportunities that are out there, choosing one that looks really promising. The ads might have tempting titles such as "Make money online" or "Make money on the Internet".

To get started, you are required to pay a registration fee after which you receive a package with info. What you actually receive is a disk (or a paper), which tells you the way the business works, which is that you post the same “Type at Home” ads yourself, and then send a copy of the disk to those who reply. Basically, you are transformed into a scammer yourself, making money from the registration fees.

How to avoid:

As soon as you realize you have been scammed, opt out of the business and report the company immediately to help others avoid the same scenario. Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really thinking of making money through online sources, below there are some recommandations. They are legitimate, operate ethically and professionally, and offer great remuneration. Feel free to register with them - there is no charge:

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