I hope you’re well today and had a great weekend.
We’re currently experiencing a significant heatwave, with temperatures nearing 40°C/104°F! If you’re in a country facing a similar heatwave, ensure you stay cool and also calm and composed as the intense heat can be mentally taxing 🙂 A friend told me this morning that it’s better to drink room-temperature water instead of cold water to stay cool. Additionally, when showering, opt for room-temperature water rather than cold water. I’ve found both suggestions quite effective, so you might want to try them out 🙂
Today, I’d like to warn you about ‘work from home’ scams that are rampant on the internet and defraud countless individuals daily. Here’s what you need to know:
You might have seen ads promising substantial weekly earnings by working from home. At first glance, these ads might seem legitimate, offering jobs like direct mailing, processing medical bills, or assembling small items. For someone in need of extra income, these ads might appear too good to pass up. However, more often than not, they’re fraudulent.
Here’s a typical scam breakdown:
- You encounter an ad promising easy money for home-based work.
- Upon clicking the ad for more details, you’re prompted to pay a small fee, typically between $20 and $50, either to get more information, receive a start-up kit, or access job leads.
- Due to the allure of potential employment, many individuals end up paying this fee.
- Once the scammers receive the money, they vanish without a trace.
Such scams have been prevalent for years, and the perpetrators are often elusive, frequently changing their locations and identities.
Please exercise utmost caution when considering ads that offer easy money for home-based work. There’s a 99.999% likelihood it’s a scam, and you’ll only end up losing money. If you encounter an ad that raises suspicions, forward it to our privacy team, and we’ll help verify its authenticity.
Do let us know if you require any assistance.
Wishing you all the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team