I recently (this morning) searched the Internet for job prospects–something I’ve been doing more and more often lately–and I just thought I’d save everyone who reads this blog a lot of time if you’re looking for work. It’s this simple: If a company asks for money from you, it’s not a real job and is most likely a scam. Plain and simple.
First I Googled things like “Work at Home” and I looked closely at the sites advertising things like “Paid Surveys–Get paid hundreds of $$$ a week just for filling out online surveys!!” Yeah. Uhuh. Ok. Some of them actually look very professional and hype it up real good. These are probably the ones making the most money off of people. So I tried this (and remember this technique, it’s helped me a LOT over the years): I Googled “Paid Online Survey Scam” and BINGO–I found all sorts of feedback from scam victims that had fallen into the traps of the sites I had just visited!
To make a long story even longer, this technique works great for e-mail hoaxes as well. Think: “Forward this joke on to 20 people and the punchline will appear on your screen.” That’s funnier than the joke itself! I get e-mails all the time from people asking me “Is this for real?” Just Google it and you’ll find the answer. And one more hint: If you can’t seem to find the answer on Google, remember to try the “GROUPS” tab in Google, you’re sure to dig up something interesting.
ps: To quickly enter the FULL Google Search engine, you can click the Google Logo at the top of my main page at any time…