Work-at-home scams are becoming more convincing than ever. The fraudulent ads are also listed next to real jobs on online work boards like Monster.com or Indeed.com. The scams usually promise large financial rewards for little work.
Medical billing promoters may require a fee to pay for materials like software and a list of potential clients. Requests for money are a danger sign. You probably will not earn enough from your medical billing business to recover your fees.
Promoters promise the potential to earn large yearly salaries in a competitive industry. The truth is, most physicians do their own medical claims. If they do use an outside source, it is probably a large company.
Even if you think you can beat these odds, beware. The promoter may send you faulty software and an outdated list of physicians. They may even offer you a “money-back guarantee”, but rarely follow through with a refund.
Protect yourself from these scams by asking questions about the reputation and promises of the promoter. Ask for a list of previous purchasers who have been successful. The longer the list, the better. The one or two they might show you could be paid to promote the product.
Ask the doctors in your community how they handle their medical records. Learn more about the industry from reputable medical billing companies and organizations for medical billing processors.
If the company sells another company’s software, check with the software company to see if they have any complaints with the promoter. Always consult a business adviser before signing a contract with the promoter.
Work from home schemes often sound too good to be true with promises of money earned by investing just a few hours a week. There is no such thing as easy money. Starting a successful business takes a lot of time and hard work.
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