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Working from home and making sure companies are legit

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Working from home sounds great, but you need to do your research before signing up.

A lot of these come in the mail in the form of unsolicited checks or mystery shopping jobs. The easiest thing to remember about work-at-home offers is if they came to you first, they are fake.

If they ask for an upfront fee for your personal information, it's fake. Also if they send you a check to deposit in order to "start" the job. then it's not legitimate.

There are a few jobs that you can find online that allow you to work from home:

  • Customer Service Agent -  This involves taking calls for companies, not telemarketing.
  • Internet Ad Assessor - The job involves making sure search engines make accurate searches.
  • Website Testers - Test websites for companies to make sure they run correctly. 

Before you sign up, Google a company and look for online reviews. Also, check out the Better Business Bureau's website for complaints.

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