This post is more like a warning to those people who are looking for home-based jobs online. I’m sure that there are a lot of you who are already sick and tired of going to work every day because not only do you have to follow a certain dress code but you also have to take a mode of transportation just to get to the office. For women, it’s even more stressful because it takes a lot of time to put on make up and a lot more time to remove it after work. This is the reason why I decided to work from home. I am proud to say that I have been working as a home-based online English teacher for 5 years now and the experience has been amazing.
A lot of you may want the same thing but you have to be very careful when choosing a home-based job online. Always do a research first to make sure that the job you are applying for is legitimate and always remember that if they are asking you for money, it’s most likely a scam. Also, if they claim that you can earn A LOT OF MONEY every day or even every month, I bet it’s a scam. As they say, if it’s too good to be true, it usually is.
What I’ll show you below is a sample post that you should watch out. The reason that it got my attention is because “Facebook” was mentioned and we all know that there are a lot of Facebook users in the Philippines and I worry that there will be some of you who might get enticed with what the website is offering.
This website will tell you that Facebook is willing to pay Philippine residents Php11,562 per day to work from home. This amount is just outrageous. Also, they claim that they were mentioned in several news programs like the one in the Youtube video (posted on the right side of the page) but that is not true as well. What was mentioned in the video is that people CAN earn money working from home but it certainly did not say anything about Facebook paying a lot of money to people by working from home.
The site also mentioned: “Why Philippines? Because Philippines is one of the most pro-business, least corrupt and lowest taxed countries in the world. Facebook is rapidly expanding their Philippines presence and opening up thousands of new positions for residents interested in working from their computers from home.”
Seriously, this should be enough for you to know that this is a scam. Philippines is not one of the LEAST corrupt countries and I’m sure I don’t have to name names for you to agree with me, right? Also, one of the lowest taxed countries in the world?!? I wish!
I have a feeling that the man in the picture has no idea his family picture is being used on that website. And the check? Well, everything can be “photoshopped” online nowadays.
So they say:
How do you get started? It’s very simple:
First, you will need to apply for their work from home packages. They have released a limited amount of kits, all distributed through local websites in your area, which is completely free (it only costs $4.95 for rush processing and shipping).
This small fee covers the shipping and processing costs and also separates the people who are serious about working with Facebook through this program.
Once you have ordered your kit, you will receive a package that will contain all the instructions you need to start working from home. You can even access this info kit online and start working within 24 hours. You will be doing all kinds of work for various companies and there’s absolutely no telemarketing or selling.
Like I said, if they are asking you for money, it must be a scam. They say that in order to work from home, they will have to send you a kit but you have to shoulder the cost of the shipping fee which is at $4.95. However, they also said that you can access the info kit online and start working within 24 hours. If this is the case, then what is the point of getting a kit if they can just email the information to you for free.
You might find some comments from other people on their website but don’t be fooled as these are all fake. If you check the photos I posted above, you’ll see that the comments were supposedly posted by other Filipinos who have earned a lot of money by getting the kit and working from home but if you hover the mouse over the name, you’ll see that the Facebook URL has a name that is different from the one listed on their site. In fact, I tried typing the Facebook URL in my browser and as you can see in the 2nd photo above, it’s not the same person.
So remember… if you are looking for a home-based job, be very cautious. A company should not ask you to pay them so you can work for them. That just doesn’t make sense.