A business scam is everybody's worst nightmare. Consumers and employees must be keen enough to determine whether a work-from-home job is real and risk-free or not. If you are not smart enough, you can easily get fooled by mean individuals.
If an offer is too good to be real, such as earning a big amount of money in a few days, then do not expect this job to be free of any fishy procedures. The results or expected outcomes are actually being blown out of proportion. Those "win a million dollars when you click this ad" is not really a good idea. For all you know, these are just viruses and syndicates who are out to get unsuspicious and naïve people. In the same manner, some jobs such as earn millions by selling a particular product, may only be a pyramiding scam. It would just look like as if you are going to earn out of what you sell, but what you do not notice is that the "bosses" are going to get the larger share of the profit.
If you receive an email telling that you won freebies, money, or even gadgets, follow the link and look for any information telling you where these things come from. If the facts are not disclosed, chances are these are just a part of a big hullabaloo. I once received an SMS message claiming that I won 300, 000 bucks, and that was sent by a particular lawyer from a firm. Since I did not personally know any attorney and I did not join any promos or games, I asked for his office address or if he is connected to a local government. To my chagrin, the "lawyer" did not respond to my message. That naturally gave me the idea that that was a fake offer, and whoever sent it was just looking for a potential victim of his prank.
To check if these job offers are genuine, try searching for them online. If they appear in several sites, and you have seen testimonials from all sorts of people, then it might be 70 percent real. However, if the links do not even contain photos, comments from people, and sufficient pertinent information, then drop it. Do not even entertain the offer.
If you are offered a job that seemed "perfect" at the beginning, try asking and evaluating the company's compensation schemes. Does the income go well with the type of job you are supposed to do? Be alert regarding promising incomes when all you have to do is to read emails. Who would even pay somebody just to read? There must be something wrong with it.
Work-from-home jobs are not really negative in a sense. They seem practical, even. However, you need to be smart and assertive so that you will not get into trouble in the future. What you should avoid is to invest your time and money on something that does not really exist after all.