January 20, 2011

Work At Home Job Could Mean Jail

Work at home jobs, with easy work and good salaries, often…usually…are scams that could land you in jail.

Legitimate sounding openings for someone who can do light bookkeeping or bill paying are for jobs that mean you’ll be laundering money for people that have stolen it by phishing or hacking. And you can go to jail, even if you’re not aware that what you’re doing is illegal. Remember the phrase, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse?”

“Money mules,” as they’re known, are used to move money from a victim’s bank account into your “employer’s” account, usually in a foreign country.  Last year , dozens of people in the US and England were arrested for doing just that.

But people are still falling for the scam because it promises easy work anyone can do and very good pay.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if it’s too good to be true it’s probably a scam.

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