When I was growing up about the only way a woman could stay at home and still earn something was if she could sell something. Today, there are more opportunities than ever for women who wish to stay at home and still earn an income. I frequently tell my brother, I have more job leads than I could ever follow up on.
Sadly, along with the increase in legitimate work-at-home opportunities has come an increase in bogus offers, or scams. Many people have heard of envelope-stuffing schemes, but today’s scams may be much more sophisticated and mimic legitimate opportunities.
Could you recoginize a scam?
Here are four resources to help you:
- I’ve posted about the WAHM.com website before, specifically on the WAHMS Who Write forum . The site also has helpful articles for WAHMs, including this one: The 7 Rules that Weed Out Scams.
- I’ve interviewed Mommy Space’s Wendy Lindsey. Wendy does a tremendous job of discovering WAHM Scams. Check it out at Mommy Space.
- This article can also help: Is it a Scam?
- Here are Better Business Bureau articles that examine scams: Special BBB Investigation Confirms: Work-at-Home Deals are “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE” and Work-at-Home Schemes.
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