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How to spot genuine home working jobs in the UK

It can be tough to find genuine home working jobs in the UK. Although there are thousands of real opportunities available, there are also plenty of con artists who advertise vacancies that are only designed to part you from your hard earned cash. Here are some tell tale signs of fraudsters...

  • Intrusive advertising, like junk email, internet pop ups or junk snail mail should be disregarded. Real employers don't have to rely on such attention grabbing methods for recruitment.
  • Beware of job adverts on free sites like Gumtree. Although these sites can be an excellent resource for work from home jobs, they can also be a breeding ground for fraudsters. That's because it's free to advertise and there are few vetting procedures. Established job sites charge high insertion fees so only established companies tend to use them.
  • Avoid any vacancy that promises huge sums of money (e.g. "I made $10,000 in one week"). If these type of jobs really existed, we'd all be doing them! Genuine home working jobs involve a realistic level of pay, whether it's hourly or on a freelance basis.
  • Don't accept a work from home offer that involves a sign up fee or an upfront payments. If it's a real job, they'll pay you.
  • Always visit the company's website to make sure that they are who they say they are and they are a reputable company. If possible, contact their HR department by telephone to speak with someone in person. Trust your instincts and avoid giving out personal information until you are positive that they are genuine.

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