EDISON - While some legitimate work-at-home jobs exist, several New Jersey residents have been targeted by work-at-home scams that were too good to be true.
Kim Christopher, of Elizabeth, was excited at the prospect of making $25 an hour to work from home after two months of job hunting. But it didn't take long for Christopher to become suspicious of her new "job".
According to a Kane In Your Corner investigation, Christopher responded to a help wanted advertisement on nj.com. Without first meeting anyone, the company allegedly asked for her banking information in order to process W-2 forms.
Christopher grew suspicious and said she preferred to be paid by check. The company then allegedly sent Christopher a check for $2,400 and told her to cash it, keep $150 as her salary, then wire the rest back in cash.
Christopher instead decided to call Kane In Your Corner.
The check turned out to be a fake. Had Christopher cashed the check and wired the money as instructed, she would have been legally responsible once the check bounced.
Job seekers are warned not to fall for any work-at-home job advertisement that seems too good to be true.