Twitter-Based Job Schemes Promise Work-From-Home Cash

The Better Business Bureau warns about the newest online job scheme.

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It's no surprise, really, that the Better Business Bureau's newest job scheme alert is all about Twitter. As a BBB spokesman puts it: “Twitter is the newest bright shiny object online and a perfect hook for yet another work-at-home scheme."

Multiple sites are promising easy routes to daily paychecks with Twitter. A couple of sites that the BBB spotlights persuade users to sign up for seven-day free trials for informational materials, then charge nearly $50 to $100 a month at the end of the trial period.

From the BBB:

BBB wants job hunters to be aware of the following red flags when searching for a work-at-home job online:

  • The “job” is actually a money-making scheme and doesn’t provide actual employment.
  • The work-at-home scheme claims that you can make lots of money with little effort and no experience.
  • You have to pay money upfront in order to be considered for the job or receive more information.
  • The exact same tweet touting the program is posted by many different Twitterers. The links in such tweets could lead you to scam sites or install malware onto your computer.

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