As soon as the words were out of my mouth, I saw an ad looking for an tutor for English as a Second Language. School-age boy, in town about a month, rate $50/hr. In less than four hours, I determined it was a scam. Crud. That could have been a good job, had it been real.
Fortunately, I was not scammed. Here are some very valuable precautions I took in order to prevent losing a small fortune.
Do not give any information in an email
If your information is available online, like a newspaper classified or yellow pages ad, link to it. Don’t repeat it in the email, even in the signature.
Do an online search for the name or company
Sometimes sites like RipOff Report will have information o...