Friday, October 20, 2006

Upfront Payment Scams

If you have been looking from home based business opportunities on the internet the chances are you have probably come across one of these.

Put simply these are 'online business opportunities' which claim you can work from home for just a few hours a day or by using automated systems that do work for you and rake in a paycheck worth thousands of dollars a month.

After a sales pitch normally lasting several pages and featuring appraisals from happy 'customers' each displaying their own success stories you will be asked to pay a small 'one time' charge or administration fee.

Once you have passed your money over, normally in the region of about $50-$100 you will normally find out that the 'opportunity' is either a MLM or pyramid scheme, an extremely overhyped program or a Ponzi scheme.

To avoid getting caught by these scams simply remember, if you are looking for a job, you don't have to pay for it!

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