Work-At-Home Scam Prevention Week March 17-23, 2008

With all the ads available about different business opportunities, it’s important to be able to figure out which ones really are legitimate and which ones should be avoided. Leslie Truex, a work-at-home mom, is combating against the ignorance many people have about the most common work at home scams by creating scam prevention week, which happens to be this week.

The press release below talks more about prevention week and where you can find more information.

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Work-At-Home Scam Prevention Week is the brainchild of Leslie Truex a work-at-home mom who has been guiding would-be home-based workers towards legitimate work opportunities since 1998 through her website “The majority of email I receive asks for my opinion on a work-at-home opportunity and more often than not, the opportunity is a scam,” says Truex. “I created and Work-At-Home Scam Prevention Week to give people who want to work at home a place to get the information they need to evaluate work-at-home opportunities, and also keep them abreast of new scams.”

Truex reports that the most common work-at-home scams found today include envelope stuffing, assembly work, email processing, payment processing jobs (fake check scam), data entry and typing, rebate processing, and some business opportunities. “There are many legitimate ways to make money at home and these opportunities are easy to find. But people need to understand the difference between the legitimate work and the scams. One rule of thumb is that if it advertises fast, easy money without any experience, it’s probably a scam.”

Visitors to Work At Home Scam Prevention can learn about common scams, how and where to report scams, and download a free Scam Prevention checklist to help evaluate work-at-home opportunities.

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