4 Signs a “Work from Home” Job Offer Is Actually a Scam – Reader’s Digest - Freelance Rack

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Friday, July 3, 2020

4 Signs a “Work from Home” Job Offer Is Actually a Scam – Reader’s Digest

An unfamiliar—or too familiar—email address

If the offer arrives via email, take a good look at the email address. One red flag is that the address—or any web address included in the offer—ends with an international domain, like “.ru.” (This is the top-level domain for Russia.) Before clicking on any link, hover over it and peek at the domain. If it’s not familiar, don’t click on the link. (And you should avoid clicking on links from unfamiliar email senders regardless!)

Interestingly, an email address that’s too familiar can also be a warning sign. For instance, a recruiter for a certain company will typically be using a work email for that company—not, say, a Gmail address. While Gmail certainly might be a trusted site and you’d probably be inclined to trust it, consider that a legitimate job recruitment email will most likely come from an email address from the specific company.



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