Is Stuffing Envelopes a Legit JobFilling envelopes is a real job?
Millennials are most likely to drop on job fraud, even this new one.
There is a new type of fraud named "Career Advancement Grant" that is conquering the web and job hunters are going for it. It' s a new way to get individuals to reveal their identities and open the doors to ID fraud, says Brie Reynolds, a senior carrier consultant at FlexJobs, a business that brings together individuals with legal work - from home.
"They are receiving unrequested e-mails saying that the federal authorities want to give them a subsidy to help them develop their careers or to help them. Those e-mails ask individuals to submit applications on-line to see if they are eligible for the funding allegedly provided by the state. Reynolds said: "Then the senders promise that the funds can be "deposited directly into your account" if you are eligible for the subsidy.
Mr Reynolds said there are up to 70 fraudulent deals for any decent work from home. When you wonder how you can distinguish a genuine job offering from a counterfeit one, you use these criterions, Reynolds said: Will you have to make a payment to get the job, buy inventory or buy into the business?
Do you ask the business to give you your National Insurance number, driving licence number, credential number or banking details? It is the co-usin of the "rebate processor" fraud, which also includes the payment of a charge for work and the creation of discount adverts that lead to a small provision when someone clicking - but far from near the $15 per discount pledged.
It' s unlawful to run a business exclusively relying on the recruitment of members who are paying in the hope of taking it to the top of the hierarchy without even trying to sell a single one. Of these, one is the " stuffing letter " clause, which obliges the employee to make a payment for the work, then hire others for the same job and get a small percentage when he signs up.
Even though a salary check and the refund of the postage costs out of one's own pockets were pledged, those who become victims of this kind of cheating seldom get cash and could be detained for postal cheating and thievery. Employees are charged a registration fees and buy all material from a firm, and then the firm "rejects the final product" no matter how well it meets the specification.
The best way to protect yourself from job fraud is to realize that if something seems too good to be real, it is likely to happen.