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Remote Job Scams: 12 Strategies for Spotting Fake WAH Jobs

Although occurring much less frequently than they did a decade ago, remote job scams still occasionally crop up to try and steal the identities or monies of virtual jobseekers. Virtual Vocations has tips you can use to spot remote job scams and keep your information and bank account safe from scammers peddling fake WAH jobs. […]

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WAH Scams: What You Need to Know in the New Year

As 2017 approaches, telecommute jobs are in higher demand than at in other time in history—so much so that 82.8% of U.S. professionals would be willing to accept lower wages in exchange for the opportunity to work from home at least some of the time, according to our 2016 National Work and Family Month Telecommuter Survey. Unfortunately, […]

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WARNING: New Scams Plaguing Telecommuters

Editor’s Note: Online scam artists will go to any lengths to prey on the earnest desires of job seekers in need of work, but Virtual Vocations is here to alert you to their schemes. Before you launch your next telecommute job search, read about and remember these two job scams plaguing telecommuters in search of legitimate work-at-home […]

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2 New Job Scams Affecting Telecommuters

Work-at-home scam artists will go to any lengths to prey on the earnest desires of job seekers in need of work, but Virtual Vocations is here to alert you to their schemes. Scammers often rely on ploys like playing to the emotions of their victims or portraying themselves as a credible source in order to […]

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Spring Online Job Scams Roundup

The first flowers of spring have sprung, but so have new online job scams targeting honest, hard-working telecommute job seekers.  We’re here to ensure you’re keep abreast of the latest online job scams designed to hinder your telecommute job search and steal hard-earned funds from your bank account. Be on the lookout for these check-based work-at-home […]

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How Work-at-Home Scams Lure Job Seekers

The number of professionals who telecommute increased by 6.5% from 2013 to 2014, contributing to a collective 103% growth in the number of telecommuters since 2005, according to Global Workplace Analytics. While the consistent annual rise of remote work opportunities is excellent news for job seekers who want to take advantage of the job flexibility telecommuting offers, […]

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6 Remote Jobs That Are Lumps of Coal

No matter how hard you try, you can’t make diamonds out of dead-end remote jobs. This holiday season, don’t apply to fake work-at-home opportunities from job scammers on Santa’s Naughty List. Instead, utilize Virtual Vocations’ Nice List of more than 500 new home-based work leads added daily to our Telecommute Jobs Database and avoid these six remote jobs that […]

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High-Paying Holiday Job Scam Alert!

Job seekers, don’t get tangled up in this holiday job scam discovered by the Better Business Bureau!  As the holidays approach, companies are boosting their teams with temporary employees and Independent Contractors to meet the increased need for goods and services. If you plan on taking advantage of this hiring boom by applying to telecommute job […]

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Instant Message Job Interview Scam

A new job interview scam conducted over instant messenger targets job seekers interested in working from home. In its latest online jobs scam alert, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) cautions job seekers about online job ads that require candidates to complete an interview over an instant messaging program. Falling for this employment con could result in […]

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BEWARE: Work at Home Reshipping Scam!

Reshipping scam targets job seekers looking for part-time work from home jobs.  On September 8, 2015 a reshipping scam victim contacted the Chicago Tribune‘s Help Squad with a plea for security checks on a work-at-home reshipping job offer he accepted. The Con The victim—”Nathan” of Holly, Michigan—received a “distribution center at-home” job offer via email from a company […]