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Avoiding Work From Home Scams

January 30, 2014

You probably know that you can look up a company on the Better Business Bureau website or Google it to get reviews, but how do you protect yourself from online scammers who impersonate a legitimate work from home company?

Below are two tips you can use help you decide whether or not the person contacting you is really with the company they claim to represent.

First, look at what the email address says after the @ symbol. It should be the same as the company’s website URL.  If the email is from a free service like Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, or Gmail it may be from someone impersonating a real company.

Often scammers may use a legitimate company name in the email address; so you should look at the email address closely. Can you see the difference in the following example?

joinliveops@liveops.com  vs joinliveops@gmail.com

The first example, joinliveops@liveops.com, is a valid LiveOps email address.

Another way to protect yourself is to go directly to a company’s website. If it is a legitimate work from home opportunity, you should be able to find the information on the company’s website or by inquiring via the company’s contact form.

LiveOps takes scams seriously. If you think you have been contacted by someone impersonating a LiveOps employee or recruiter, please forward the email to joinliveops@liveops.com.

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