Resources Ensuring You Never Get Scammed

Written by Trent Brownrigg

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5) ScamWatch ( These guys offer a scam directory, a list of things to watch out for, scam reports, most likely scams, and more. There is a lot of information on this site designed to prevent you from being scammed.

You can also check with these organizations:

Here’s a list of email addresses for you to report scams, fraud, and spam: -Emailrepparttar FTC to report "get rich quick" spam email scams: -Internet Fraud Center at -National Fraud Information Center email: -Email address ofrepparttar 117095 US Postal Inspection Service where all "Chain Letter" spam email scams should be sent: and

As you can see there are plenty of resources available to you so you should be able to check out any money making opportunity very thoroughly to ensure your safety. The above list is by no means allrepparttar 117096 organizations you can check with but they are some very reliable resources. If you find an opportunity listed inrepparttar 117097 scam or fraud section, of any ofrepparttar 117098 above sites, I would highly recommend staying away from it.

Remember, there are many legitimate opportunities for you to choose from. Working at home has tons of rewards, so don’t give up on your dreams just because you are afraid of getting scammed. Do your homework on any opportunity you are pursuing and you should be fine.

Now, go and find yourself a legitimate business opportunity to secure your financial destiny!

Trent Brownrigg is a successful home business entrepreneur, webmaster, and author of work at home articles. Learn more at: Find great products & services for your home, business, and family here:

How To Avoid Work-at-Home Scams and What To Do When You're A Victim

Written by Vishal P. Rao

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Askrepparttar Appropriate Questions

Even though these work-at-home opportunities often state that you have to act now or join by a certain time to secure your spot, you must takerepparttar 117094 time to ask questions. Then, don't join unless your questions are answered to your satisfaction.

Here are some of those questions:

1) Ask exactly what type of work you will be expected to perform. 2) Ask how you will be paid. If you are going to be paid by commission, be sure to ask exactly what your percentage will be. 3) Ask exactly how much money you need to spend, including fees, supplies, inventory, etc. 4) Ask how longrepparttar 117095 company has been in business since non-legitimate companies frequently change their name to go out of business. 5) Ask to get copies ofrepparttar 117096 company's sales materials and product descriptions, so you can determine how product-focusedrepparttar 117097 company is.

Know What to Do If You Are a Victim

If you arerepparttar 117098 victim of one of these scams, then you need to know what to do next.

Your first course of action should be to notifyrepparttar 117099 company. Talk to someone as high up inrepparttar 117100 business as possible and be sure to make them aware that your plan to contactrepparttar 117101 appropriate authorities.

If you don't receive any satisfaction fromrepparttar 117102 company, your next step is to reportrepparttar 117103 company torepparttar 117104 authorities. You should file a complaint with at least one, if not all, ofrepparttar 117105 organizations below:

1. The Federal Trade Commission – You can file a report through their web site at 2. The Better Business Bureau – You can contact them through their web site at 3. The Attorney General of Your State – You can find out how to contactrepparttar 117106 attorney general in your area by doing a search for “Your State attorney general” at The right page should berepparttar 117107 first or second that appears inrepparttar 117108 search results.

The bottom line is if a business opportunity seems to good to be true, then it's worth checking out. Any business that tries to pressure you into making a hasty decision isn't a business you should be working with.

Vishal P. Rao is the editor of Home Based Business Opportunities - A web site dedicated to opportunities, ideas and resources to help you start and run a home based business. Visit his site at:

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