Are you so serious about working at home that you would pay money to prove it?
If you answer yes to that question, you are a prime target for scammers because this is one tactic they love to use.
They may word it differently on various websites and advertisements, but the main point they want to get across is that by sending them your money, you will be “proving” how serious you are about working for them.
Nothing could be more ridiculous.
Have you ever seen a legitimate company do something like this?
Imagine applying for a job at any established company, and as you are handing your application to the receptionist, she says, “Thank you, Mr. Smith. In order to prove you are really serious about working for us, we will need to charge you a $19.95 application processing fee. Will that be cash or credit card?” Ridiculous, right?
Yet, that same intelligent, hard-working Mr. Smith would think nothing of sending his money to an obscure PayPal account if the owner claims to have work at home jobs available.
It’s just one more example of how scammers prey on your desperation to work at home.
They know you are eagerly searching for a way to earn an income from home, and they know that you’ll do anything to make that happen.
The good news is that this tactic makes the scammers incredibly transparent and easy to avoid.