How to Avoid Job Scams for Freelancers

How to Avoid Job Scams for Freelancers

Since the pandemic, the number of remote workers increases. This increase also higher the number of job scammers. Especially, those who made the transition last year at the start of the pandemic, are at a higher risk of becoming a potential target of scammers.  So, how to avoid job scams for freelancers and also remote workers?

As the economic situation slowing down, many people lost their job and we cannot do office activity as usual.  People who look for remote and freelance jobs are prey for those scammers, especially job searchers with little skills. It is important for freelancers to know how to avoid job scams for freelancers.

In order to protect yourself from scammers, you have to know common Scams Words for Freelancers as below :

Data Entry

These are attractive because for what is comparably “a lot” of money, no expertise is required. Be careful it might be Job Scams for Freelancers. scammers use a trick of an initial processing or training charge. The victim never hears from the organization again until he is charged. Real jobs have no funds needed to get the job done.

Job Scams for Freelancers
Many scammers use “data entry job” to lure the prey

Pyramid Marketing

Scammer’s¬†camouflage this¬†up in different ways, but the bottom line is that it is a “contract” where the earliest individuals involved get others to participate as well, assuming that they will benefit financially from those who invest after them. Someone has to sacrifice funds for those who came first to benefit in the illegal pyramid scheme.

Online Re-shipping

These jobs are often called “postal forwarding,” rendering the staff unintentional offenders. Remote jobs include repacking stolen goods and forwarding them to customers outside the US. Not only is the “employee” carrying out a felony, but they do not get a guaranteed¬†pay check¬†or shipping fee reimbursement.

Rebate Processor

A non-refundable “training” fee is a hallmark of this scam, which is a “work” involving making advertisements and placing them online for different goods and collecting a commission when the product is sold.

Assembling crafts and projects

For¬†enrolment, supplies and materials, a victim must pay “the company”. Some, even though it suits the sample, would reject the finished product. Some businesses offer a list of businesses that are alleged to be looking for assembly services that seldom provide any jobs.

Job Scams for Freelancers
Don’t trust job vacancy/business that requires you to pay in advance

Career advancement grants

This scam preys on work seekers searching for upskill education or via certificates and it provides an application allegedly from the state; the funds can be deposited into the victim’s account when it is “approved.”

Getting personal financial information:¬†For scammers, this older scam still works. It’s probably a scam if the organization asks for your social security number and banking information‚ÄĒessentially what a company wants if you’re legitimately hired‚ÄĒbefore you get the work.

Lacking verifiable information: The job sounds perfect, but there doesn’t appear to be any information on the company available. “If you can’t verify a phone number, location, web address, or employees, you’re definitely looking at a scam.”

So, the conclusion is, if the job needs you to pay in advance don’t trust it. it potentially a scam. Also, if the job asks for your details like a bank account, social security number, and tax ID.¬† ¬†Especially if you got the offer from email like¬†john12345@gmail.com ¬†or an offer that makes you easily to get money from home.

Remember the real job offering always include required skills, job task, name of the company where you can search the full details of the company.  If you looking for freelance and remote job you can go to Flexgigzz.com and create your freelancer profile and gig. You can also leverage your skill as a freelancer by taking online course on Soho Learning Hub there are many online courses for IT, programming, business and programming that you can choose.

Source : www.techrepublic.com

 

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