Economic Woes Bring Out the Scams

At-home job-seeker, beware. There are many people out there who seek to separate you from your cash while promising to fill your pockets with money.

The Washington Times ran an article on Dec. 28 entitled “FBI notes ‘uptick’ in employment scams,” which details schemes currently making the rounds to e-mail inboxes. The article says that “the FBI is tracking an increase in Web-related schemes that promise large paychecks for a few hours of work per week from home. In some cases, the victims are unwittingly laundering ill-gotten money for unnamed ‘overseas investors.’”

With the downturn in the economy, there will be many more such “opportunities” sent to you by unscrupulous people. Guard against such promises of easy money by thoroughly investigating the company before parting with personal information or money. (The Better Business Bureau is a good place to start.)

Remember that working from home still takes work—there’s no such thing as “easy money.” As Proverbs 14:8 says, “The wisdom of a prudent man is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving” (ESV).

Until next time,


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