Last post I told you that it was hard out here, but today, I also want to let you know that it is a sad world we are also living in. It’s so sad that there are people out there who are preying on vulnerable populations like the unemployed and promising them a livelihood only to lie and steal from them what little they have. My friends I would be remissed if I did not share with you the recent scams that are out there that you should be aware of that I personally have been privy to:
- False promises from a work-at-home scam
If you are interviewed via google hangout and are hired on the spot essentially, this is a scam. If they claim that they will send you a check advance to buy your home office, please do not deposit the money into your personal bank account. I recommend calling the supposed company that the people you have been interacting with come from and speaking to their HR to see if the supposed person is on their hiring staff. If not, I would immediately report this to the police so that they can go after the perpetrators. If you provided them with information to send you a check, please provide that check to the authorities with evidence so that they can go after the criminals further. Before you hand over any money, also make sure you know what information you’re entitled to under the FTC’s Business Opportunity Rule. Doing an online search of the company’s name with the words “complaint,” “reviews,” or “scam” also can be a good way to hear what others have to say.
- False promises from a Christian couple to clean their homes for them twice a week Scam
If you are interviewed by a Christian couple via email to become their twice a week house cleaner, then know that this could potentially be a scam. If they ask for references and find out that no references were ever checked yet they gave you the job anyways beware. If they send you a check advance to buy cleaning supplies and to pay you for one week’s worth of work that you have yet to do, be cautious. Do not deposit that check because it will be a fraudulent check. If you manage to deposit the check they will then ask you to do a Walmart to Walmart transfer. Do not do it. You can recover your funds by the bank just recovering that money that they honored cashing for you. When in doubt google it is the best advice that I could give to this creative scam.
I know there are so much more scams that exist out there but I had to speak on the ones that I was aware of and that I could have been victim to or was victim to. I really wanted to share this post with my audience to spread awareness and to also let people know that they are not alone if a scam has happened to them. Please be vocal and reach out to authorities so there can be a stop made to these heartless people. As always I thank you for reading, take care and be true.