Job advertisements offering six-figure salaries that can be earned from home have been popping up on Internet sites and flyers for some time. Several viewers have asked NBC Right Now to look deeper into these "work from home" ads, and find out if there is any truth to them.
The ads can be tricky, because some are designed to look like a legitimate news source. A viewer sent us an advertisement that featured the story of a woman, supposedly from Kennewick, who makes thousands of dollars a week while hanging out at home with her daughter.
However, Better Business Bureau Spokesperson Chelsea Dannen told us these web sites are nothing but clever schemes. She said no one can make a large amount of money through these offers, if they make any money at all.
"You're likely going to be set up in a system where you'll continually be charged over and over again. Its going to add up before you make any actual money," said Dannen.
Dannen added that the charges can be as much as 100 dollars a day. She also said its likely the people running the site don't live in the United States, and are incredibly difficult to track down.
Dannen recommends that job seekers ignore these ads, and definitely don't give out your personal information.