If you are out on the prowl to find a job online, where you can work remotely from the comfort of your house, there is a good chance that you could run into a scam that seems to be an opportunity provided by Amazon. There are plenty of Amazon work at home scams out there and you have to be very cautious with what you get involved with.
I have been involved in online marketing since 2015 and have come across numerous different Amazon related work at home scams over the years. They come in all different shapes and sizes, some more believable and sneaky than others that may be obvious that they are scams.
But anyways… The point of this short post is to warn people that, while Amazon does have legitimate work at home opportunities, there are also many scams out there taking advantage of the popularity this e-commerce giant has as well as unsuspecting individuals who are just looking to make a buck online.
The online world can be quite a nasty place if you don’t know where to look. Because communication between individuals lacks the human touch element, people seem to be more willing to scam others relentlessly without much care to what they are really doing and to the situations the people they are scamming may be in.
What Are Amazon Work at Home Scams?
When I say “Amazon work at home scams” I’m talking about any sort of scam to make money online that is associated with Amazon. Now of course the scams aren’t actually created and promoted by Amazon themselves, but they do use the Amazon name and in one way or another make you believe that there is some incredibly easy opportunity to make money with Amazon and that with their “system” or program you are going to be able to make this a reality.
It seems that as Amazon grows in popularity, so do the scams associated with them. Right now it seems that I come across at least one new scam of this type every month, but I would say that usually multiple times per month a new one pops up.
The reason for this is simple… Amazon is now a household name. Everyone knows about Amazon, no matter whether you are old or young. And… Everyone knows that there are legitimate ways to make money from home with Amazon. So the scammers capitalize on this popularity and lure in people who are trying to get on board and grab a piece of this multibillion-dollar pie.
They Are Everywhere
When I say that scams like this are everywhere, I really mean it. And… Like I said… They come in all different shapes, sizes, forms, etc… Some being incredibly believable while others being not all that well put together and pretty obvious scams.
If you ever come across some opportunity of this kind, it is always a good idea to do your own research and to look into whether or not it is legitimate.
If there is some new opportunity that has been opened up by Amazon themselves, then you should be able to find a reputable source stating such information. If not, it is probably a scam.
Just to give you an idea of what I am talking about here, below are some examples of scams that I have exposed in the past on this very blog. They are very different, but they are both using the “Amazon” name to lure people in and then scam them out of their hard-earned money.
Example 1: “Amazon Cash Websites”
The first example I have for you is one of the largest work at home scams like this that I know of, called “Amazon Cash Websites“.
This scam is fairly well put together and I am guessing it is working pretty darn good, because it has been going on for a while now and is still up and running.
Basically what happens is this, people are lured in usually first after having received some email about a new work at home opportunity from Amazon. They are then sent to a fake news site that claims there is some incredible new opportunity Amazon is opening up in your area to work from home. A screenshot of one of these fake news stories can be seen below…
The news stories usually look pretty darn believable you and well put together… Which is the reason why this scam has been so successful.
But anyways… The fake news stories will tell you that in order to capitalize on this new work from home opportunity, you have to purchase some program that provides training and a toolkit so that you can make money with it… But it is all a scam.
You will then be directed to the actual scam from the fake news story and it usually at this time is a little more obvious that this is probably a scam. However, the news story was so darn believable that you may get sucked into it and end up losing some money.
Example 2: AZ Formula
This is a totally different type of Amazon scam. This one does not present itself as a new opportunity from Amazon themselves, but rather as some new awesome “system” that is going to allow you to make tons of money from Amazon.
Below is a screenshot I took when reviewing a scam called “AZ Formula“. As you can see I wrote “scam?” As if it might not be, but it turned out to be a sure scam…
This type of scam, many times, lures people in by telling them that they have put together some “done for you” system that is going to allow you to make tons of easy money through Amazon… And of course you have been one of the people who have been carefully selected.
Then, after you buy in, you are usually provided with some very basic training for making money on Amazon that will certainly not get you to the level of earnings that you were expecting. In other words, these are complete scams because they do provide some value, such as training and tools, but are promoted in an extremely misleading and deceptive way, which thus qualifies them as being scams in my opinion.
Yes, They Are Illegal
You might be wondering how some of the scams can get away with what they are doing. How can, Amazon Cash Websites for example, get away with it when they are using Amazon’s name and claiming that there is some new work at home program that is opening up in your area.
Isn’t this illegal?
Well… Yes it is illegal but unfortunately scams like this are always going to exist and will never be able to be completely stopped, which is why avoiding the scams comes down to you. It is up to you to make good decisions and to avoid them… You can always count on law enforcement and the protection from others to save you from such as scams.
But They Can’t Be Stopped
Well… Many of them can be stopped, but the problem is that it just takes too darn long to stop them. The scams come at a dime a dozen and it is just so much easier for scammers to create new scams than it is for them to be stopped.
Take the one scam that I mentioned above for example, the one that presented some new work at home opportunity from Amazon with a fake news website. This scam seems to have been stopped a number of different times, but the problem is new ones keep popping back up… New ones that are identical. The fake news site may get taken down but soon after it is a new one is just going to pop back up.
It is incredibly easy for the scammers behind such scams to purchase some new domain and re-create the scam all over again.
Stay Safe & Do Your Own Research
As I mentioned earlier, the only way to really stay safe is to do your own research and be smart about what you get involved with. You cannot count on other people, such as law enforcement, to protect you from things like this. I have no idea how many people actually get scammed every day online, but I can imagine the number is astronomical.
So always do your own research and if anything seems a bit off, or a little bit too good to be true, then proceed with extreme caution and keep in mind that you are looking at could very well be a scam.
Legitimate Amazon Work at Home Opportunity
Since you are reading this post about work at home scams dealing with Amazon, I’m guessing that you probably were (or are) looking for a way to make money from home with them. If so that I can help you out a bit by pointing you in the right direction.
You see, I’ve been making money online since 2015, and while my income started off very small, I have been able to turn what I do into a full-time moneymaker. I now make a living working from home and make the majority of my money from affiliate marketing, which is when you promote products online and earn commissions if you help make a sale.
Affiliate marketing is one of the legitimate ways to work at home and make money from Amazon. They have their “Amazon Associates” affiliate marketing program in which you can get paid to promote their millions upon millions of products. It is actually the best affiliate marketing program in the world due to Amazon being so popularity and having such a wide variety of products.
However, most people that get involved with affiliate marketing make a mistake… They think it is going to be simple and go off on their own to try to promote products and make money doing so. If it were simple than everyone would be doing it in making tons of money, but of course it is not.
There are a lot of different affiliate marketing training programs out there, but my recommendation would definitely be Wealthy Affiliate. Why? Well… Because this is where I got started back in 2015 and I have since been able to make a living doing this stuff, as mentioned. Wealthy Affiliate provides amazingly simple step-by-step training and the tools needed to make money doing this. Don’t leave you in the dark.
But anyways… You can read my review of Wealthy Affiliate here for more information. I’m not going to get into it all in this post.
If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂