One of the things that you have to be aware of when making the decision to work online is the possibility of being scammed by “employers.” I just read the Job Scam, by Marcus Evans and my mind was opened to more possibilities on how employers can scam online workers.
One of the red flags is if your employer asks for your bank account details and ask you to send money to another bank account. You will keep a percentage of the amount you send which will be your earning. However, this is a red flag for a possibility of transferring some stolen money. If caught, you can be jailed for theft.
When my husband was looking for jobs online we were really afraid we’ll encounter some of these job scams. So after he was interviewed and accepted by his employer we asked that he be paid weekly instead of monthly. His employer understood and five months later he’s still sending my hubby’s salary. I guess we’re really lucky he got a legitimate job.
Others are not so lucky so to avoid these be sure to protect yourself and be wary of anything suspicious. It is better to be safe than sorry when dealing with online jobs.