Scams are on the rise. The notion of being able to support yourself financially is not new. The rising rates of telecommuters and the self employed show that more and more individuals find avenues of making money while staying at home rather than leaving for an office some place else. This ofcourse appeals tremendously to stay at home moms and even working moms who would much rather spend the time at home with their children than fighting traffic to spend a day at the office.

Unfortunately, many scam artists have set their minds on taking advantage of the women who want to become work at home moms. Cleverly they have devised many ruses that will trap unsuspecting moms on the hunt for a form of employment that will allow them to be home when the kids leave for school and also when they return. The Internet has become the premier spot for these scammers and work at home moms will need to be careful before signing up with such a company.

Consider the websites that offer you the secrets to making working at home possible. Are they for real? Imagine the concept of simply paying someone $19.99 for a host of company names that will employ you. Does it really work that way? The short answer is no. If something is too good to be true, the odds are it is not going to be your opportunity of a lifetime.

If you receive such offers from an unsolicited email, for example, stop to think whether a reputable company would truly permit its recruiters to spam you. The answer is no. Reputable companies will not contact you without your permission and those who purchase email addresses from spammers are not the kinds of outfits you want to do business with in the first place. The same can be said for the website that offers you the sun, moon and stars and all you have to do is order their starter kit.

You can become a real estate appraiser even though you have no experience or maybe even an antiques dealer even though you would not know a Queen Anne chair from a piece of chippendale furniture. Stop to think how it is possible that someone with no knowledge in a certain field can purchase a simple starter kit that will suddenly provide them with all the information needed to pursue such a career usually in 30 days or less.

The answer is once again no. Such a feat is not possible. Instead, these promises and starter kits are often followed with requests for more money, usually for course work and leads, which eventually may leave you a little smarter but not necessarily working at home. Do not fall for these scams but instead keep a weary eye on these promises and if something sounds too good to be true stay away from it