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Get rich at home...Too good to be true?

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Work at home and get paid big bucks. It sounds like the perfect situation for many people, but is it too good to be true?

Our stations has received several emails with people who are concerned about the work at home get paid web sites. One email led us to a site with the title "Yakima Tribune." Instantly we knew it was a scam because there isn't a Yakime Tribune news outlet. That was only one of thousands of similar sites.

The Better Business Bureau says more than 15-hundred complaints have come in about several dozen get paid at home web sites. The use of names such as 'Google' leads people to believe it's an honest position with the company.

"Some people have gone as far as sending money to start a new home business or they've invested a lot of time in it at least," Norma Miller of the BBB said.

Miller says before signing up for any work-at-home opportunity watch out for a few key things:

*Beware of any offer that promises a lot of money for little effort or experience.

*Look out for free trials because a free trial could still end up costing you money.

*If they ask for your credit card information it's likely a scam