You’re looking to work and get paid online but how do you know which sites to avoid and which ones are legit? Is that site trustworthy?
Unfortunately, most of the work-from-home opportunities are a fraud. This does not mean that all the sites are, but finding genuine sites requires some careful screening. To help you identify trustworthy sites, we’ve come up with some tips.
Use these 5 tips to find out if the site is a scam:
Trust your instincts:
If it’s too good to be true, take the time to investigate before you spend your time and money on it. Be careful of sites that promise you more than what is sensible to deliver. For example, a site offering two dollars for every click is almost definitely a scam. Such an offer should set the alarm bells in your head ringing because it cannot be sustainable for the site.
Search on Google for keywords such as ‘the website’s name + scam’. Also try searching ‘the website’s name’ + review. People who have had a bad experience in the past will have posted on forums to warn others.
Check Scam lists:
Before joining a site, make sure it is not listed on this scam list. Its a big list, so use ctrl + f to find the site you’re looking for.
Look for Payment proofs:
People who have been paid by the site often share ‘Payment proofs’ in forums. They are indicators that a site is functional,stable and pays its members. A site that has been paying its customers regularly is considered reliable and stable. Most new sites try to copy the business model of more successful, stable sites but fail after a short while. They stop paying customers after sometime and then disappear completely.
Pay to join:
Stay away from sites that ask you to transfer money to a bank account to get the job. Understand that transferring money to a stranger is as good as sending cash. Stay safe and always look for online jobs which don’t require an investment.
Scammers may find new and creative ways to try and scam you but stay smart and follow the steps above so you never get cheated.
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