Job spam- Just what you do not need

There are millions of ads every day advertising big money jobs.

Just give us your email address

They're all garbage.

Somewhere out there are thousands of Robin Hoods of the job market, telling people how to make millions?

Wouldn't bet on it.

The job advertising business is exactly that: A business.

Employers are looking for employees, not trying to find ways of wasting money on third rate advertising by losers who can'tfind something better to do with their lives.


Ø Thenature of the job isn't clear. It's called something like 'customer service', but you don't know exactly what you'd be doing.

Ø Longads. A lot of talk, a link, and no idea what even the business is.

Ø Endlesstestimonials. Fred from Gaga View Utah is making millions,and won't say much more than everybody else should do it, too. If you look at most testimonials, you'll find you really haveseen them before. They're often cut and paste.

Ø Productsales pitches for guidance on How To Make Billions On theInternet. People do make billions on the net, and none of them do itlike that.

Ø Salesand On Target Earnings. The sales part is the real job, and the OTE can be any figure you can come up with using a calculator and a lot of figures from thin air. Ironically, some are real jobs, but they're rarely good ones. Real employers advertise real wages and retainers.

Ø BigMoney, Big Money, Big Money. You make Big Money by doing something worth big money, and it's not usually a secret.

Ø Workfrom home/Jobs for Busy Mums. You've had a family, now make us some money, is what that means. You can get perfectly good, paying, telecommuting jobs anywhere on Earth without wasting valuable seconds on parasites and non-jobs.


Ø Unsolicited emails about jobs. These are extremely dangerousYour first question is how they found you, not what they're selling. If you have an online resume, be warned: These can be targeted. Police information is that so-called jobs are actually part of money laundering operations by criminals, and that's how they find third parties to handle money for them. You could be actually committing a crime, whether you know it or not. Even if it's an apparently legitimate employer, check it out. Ask for a contact person, and a phone number, because you can track those far more easily than email. /P>

Ø Phishing.This is the process of identity theft, getting bank account details for your supposed wages. Never give any account details, not even the name of your bank, until after you've seen a real employer, a real job, and have some reason to believe there's a reason to give those details.

Ø IdentityTheft has to start somewhere. Give no information which could possibly be used as part of your identification until you're sure who's getting it, and why it's required. Under Privacy laws, you don't have to supply personal information except under clearly defined circumstances.

Ø Fake businesses and websites. Fake websites are very convincing, but they have their weaknesses. Some don't even have branches in the places scammers try to do business. Somebody even tried setting up a fake PayPal site. If you type in the real website address, you get a real site. If you just hit a link, you get diverted to a fake site. Check the URL for the real site, and comparewith the link.

Any scam you see, report it, and help keep the world trash-free.

Note: You can always report scams to the big credit cards, PayPal, Western Union, and banks, as well as police and internet providers. If you can shut down their ability to move money around, you can really hit back at them.

Don't waste your time and risk your money on unknowns.

See these things, recognize them, and avoid them.