‘”It’s hard to distinguish legitimate work-at-home programs from people who are just out to get your money,” says Sheila Atkins, associate director of public affairs for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, Virginia….
…. Time to Sleuth
If you think you might have identified a legitimate work-at-home job, it’s time to do some detective work. Here are three trusted stops for your gumshoe route:
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) maintains a national database of companies and complaints received about them. If the BBB rates your prospective employer “unsatisfactory” or says the company has declined to answer requests for information, find another opportunity.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) goes after individual work-at-home scammers. Search the site for press releases or other information on any employer you’re considering.
Fraud.org should be able to inform you of civil and criminal complaints with respect to your prospective employer….’
For more information on how to stay safe in your job search, visit Monster’s Security Center. You can also check out LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com….‘ [Link to full article]
Add some local contacts to your sleuthing strategy: Call the Oregon Consumer Hotline (877-877-9392) at the Oregon Department of Justice.