Have you ever been scammed? Know anyone who has been scammed? Work at home (or WAH) jobs provide employees with the freedom of working on their own schedule. Employees have no dress code and do not have to work under a manager or supervisor. However, working from home can bring some risk factors along with it. Scammers fill the internet waiting for people to fall for their tricks; there is always someone trying to outsmart you. If you have been scammed, know someone who is a victim of a scam, or come across a suspicious looking email or website, you should report it. This can prevent the scammers from getting to any other victims.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (or IC3) is a place where you can submit complaints about scams. The FBI is a part of the IC3, however, you do not need to be a citizen of the United States to file a complaint with them.
Go to the IC3 website to file a complaint with them. Be sure you have all evidence such as credit card bills or receipts. From there you can submit a complaint with them. Remember, you must have your evidence because the IC3 will ask.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is another way to file a complaint about a particular company. You should remember that the BBB is not a law enforcement agency so they can only take complaints and try to resolve them. This agency cannot force a company to do anything; however, they do post all their complaints on their website.
To file a complaint with the BBB, you can go onto their website or into a BBB office. BBB offices are spread throughout Canada and the United States. You must give your contact information along with your complaint. The BBB does not accept any complaints from anonymous sources.
Once you send the complaint in, you will receive an email letting you know that they are processing your complaint.
When looking for WAH work, it is difficult to know who you can really trust, so be sure to do your research and if it’s too good to be true, it probably is!