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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from Fake Freelance Jobs

Fake jobs are everywhere—and freelancing sites are no exception. As we all know, if you're looking for work online, you'll find plenty of opportunities to take on freelance projects. However, this doesn't necessarily mean you should jump at the first opportunity you come across. Why? Because many of those opportunities turn out to be fake. But how can you spot a scammer from a legitimate job posting? If you are a first-time work-from-home freelancer, this article is for you. I've compiled a list of five red flags that will let you know if you are about to sign up for a scam job. Let's take a look at them now. Telltale signs that a job is a scam Most of the online platforms that offer paid jobs offer legitimate paying jobs. There are legitimate clients out there with business problems that can only be solved with the help of a freelancer.  However, in between these legitimate jobs, hide a sinister world of scammers who look for people like you and me to take ad