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    Newbie question

    This looks like a great forum. Please be patient with the Newbie. I have several friends, one overseas, that are looking online for work. I see one link about online scams. However, is there a "how to" forum on what to watch for in fake job offers as well as search engine to type in companies to determine their legitimacy. One of my friends from Poland is all excited about a "solar company" in California. Many thanks!

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    Re: Newbie question

    Hi and welcome to the board.

    You can start here.

    http://www.thatsnonsense.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aznav View Post
    This looks like a great forum. Please be patient with the Newbie. I have several friends, one overseas, that are looking online for work. I see one link about online scams. However, is there a "how to" forum on what to watch for in fake job offers as well as search engine to type in companies to determine their legitimacy. One of my friends from Poland is all excited about a "solar company" in California. Many thanks!

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    Re: Newbie question

    Many fake job offers are check cashing scams / money transfer scams.

    Avoid jobs that either insist on paying you via MoneyGram, Western Union or by Checks.

    Avoid companies that make up a reason for you to send a percentage of whatever your paid to somebody else.



    Also fake job offers have large amounts of pay for small hours of work.

    Regards
    Last edited by katiescorner; 09-21-2009 at 09:25 AM.

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    Re: Newbie question

    Try gofreelance for contract jobs, constant content for selling your writing, or istockphoto to sell images and video.

    That's a good start.

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    Re: Newbie question

    For getting a real job over the internet I remember to see somewhere a site called monster.com.

    Rule, never believe in stuff which sound too good to be the truth.

    And never pay upfront to get a job. Silly fraud scam that many have lost money.

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    Re: Newbie question

    Quote Originally Posted by bwh1 View Post
    For getting a real job over the internet I remember to see somewhere a site called monster.com.

    Rule, never believe in stuff which sound too good to be the truth.

    And never pay upfront to get a job. Silly fraud scam that many have lost money.

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    If you do use monster.com be aware that scammers can send fake job offers based on your presence there. This is where they can get your email. Same goes for gumtree, *****slist and other similar sites.

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    Re: Newbie question

    All excellent advice and I did get a good chuckle at "Letisha's" expense.

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    Re: Newbie question

    Great website

    thanks dirty_bird

    Quote Originally Posted by dirty_bird View Post
    Hi and welcome to the board.

    You can start here.

    http://www.thatsnonsense.com/

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    Re: Newbie question

    All I can say is that legit jobs do not involve Western Union or moneygram for any reason. Period. Sending money for processing checks, paying for fees, documents, forwarding money for travel expenses or shipping charges are all examples of reasons scammers want you to send money. Have your friend google that solar company and check the header of the sent emails. Scammers have been known to use the name of legit companys and their websites to make a scam seem more legit.
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    Re: Newbie question

    Is Average Joe a good place to start for a newbie?

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    A couple of good places to start are www.workathomespace.com and www.whydowork.com. At both places go to the forum and then look at the work at home job leads. You will still need to research any job you are interested in but you will get some good leads to look at and both have have many members who are knowledgeable and helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by robheli View Post
    Is Average Joe a good place to start for a newbie?
    Last edited by katiescorner; 09-22-2009 at 08:22 PM.

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