11 Signs of an Online Job Scam

Bonita Jewel, MFA
5 min readOct 21, 2021
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In a recent post, I wrote about falling for an online scam while I was starting to build my work-from-home career.

I wanted to revisit that topic here with a few more things to watch out for while looking for ways to work from home or earn money with online jobs.

Signs of a “Make Money Online” Scam

Be very wary of the following promises:

  • Lots of money within days or weeks!
  • No experience is needed!!!
  • Easy to operate/run/do (maybe even in your sleep)!
  • Work a couple of hours and watch the money roll in!
  • Once you get started, you’re set for life!!

If the above claims were true, wouldn’t more people be trying it and claiming that it works?

There is obviously a reason why people are so wary of promises like these …

Because many times, they are nothing but online scams.

The antivirus company, Norton, offers this information about job scams:

Online job scams are another way for scammers to gain access to either your personal information, your money or your bank account or credit card data. These scams prey upon people searching online sites for new jobs.