Fake Work at Home jobs are commonly scams and arrive by email, through fake websites, social media posts etc.
One class of these scams is the supposedly highly paid data entry jobs.
Most emails etc. will make it clear they are about data entry but some use the word ‘typing’ instead.
A typical email title might be ‘Typing Jobs – Highest Paid in LA’.
Could someone really be trying to advertise typing jobs in a world where typewriters are only found in museums? More likely it’s a mis-translation that is supposed to say ‘data entry jobs’ or ‘keyboard work’.
The email talks about how easy it is make Facebook posts and claims people are being paid up to $500 per day for such tasks while working from home.
The scammers may quote Jenny Lewis of the Home Trust Network as its expert on these work at home jobs.
But Jenny Lewis is just a seller of these kinds of ‘opportunities’ so she isn’t really the best person to trust.
Of course, there are some jobs keying in data of some kind – whether it’s making Facebook posts or keying data into a database or typing tweets or articles etc. But, by their nature most of these tasks are very dull and repetitive and don’t pay highly because there’s any number of temp agencies happy to provide people to do these tasks quickly and efficiently.
However, there is a huge demand for work at home jobs that pay reasonably and can be done at the person’s convenience. There’s far more demand than there are such jobs and that’s where then scammers jump in to take advantage of people’s hopes.
Be very wary if you are looking for a work at home job as on average 59 out of 60 advertised online are scams.
See blog post https://fightback.ninja/work-from-home-scams/
If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.