Avoiding Scam Work at Home Jobs in Ireland

Remember its better to make no money than to be scammed out of it!
Everyone who wants to work from home in Ireland has to go through the scams before finding the REAL opportunities. Here are some handy tips:
1) Refine your search techniques, most scam sites are listed under 'work at home' or similar variants.
2) Never give any personal info (marital status, family members, credit card info, bank details or ANY passwords).
3) Set yourself up with a Paypal account as most work from home jobs will pay through www.paypal.com. You can then transfer money securely from your Paypal account to your personal Bank account, which is free for all transactions over €100.
4) Check the domain registration, if the company website states they have been in business for 20 years, but the domain registration dates a few months ago, something is definitely suspicious. You can go to www.whois.net to check domain registration.
5) Stay away if they ask for any type of registration fee, or money for 'training materials', no matter how small that fee may seem. You do not have to pay €20 to go down to your local grocery store and be a checker, do you?
6) Avoid anything that claims to make you a millionaire overnight, or along that line anyway. The only person making millions is the scam artist who is pocketing you money. You should also avoid anything with bad spelling and grammar.
7) Check out the web host and e-mail that the company is using. If they are not legitimate, chances are that they might be using a free web host, such as geocities, bravenet etc. Also be very careful if they are using a free e-mail provider such as gmail, yahoo or hotmail for the same reasons.
Be really careful out there, the scams outweigh the genuine opportunities 10/1. Just use the following checklist whenever you’re checking out a work from home opportunity:
1. Do they ask for personal information?
2. Check domain registration.
3. Do they ask for money?
4. Where did you find the ad for the job?
5. Do they actually state what the job will entail?
6. Do they promise you riches for a small amount of work?
7. Do they have poor spelling and grammar?
8. Are they using a free webhost/e-mail provider?
Not all of these key points will apply to every single scam out there, but this will help you identify some that you need to stay away from!

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