Internet has changed the way businesses function. It has redefined the markets and scope of business expansion. This huge revolution in the magnitude of operations has also increased the risks involved. Internet has also given a way to the frauds to take advantage of the virtual functions. Internet scams are on the rise more than ever.
This is especially true for the virtual assistance business because virtual assistants and clients might not be able to meet each other. Thus both need to be cautious while doing business.
Many virtual assistants who start their new business are eager and desperate to get clients. Cons take advantage of this situation and ask for amount in order to give work. Any virtual entity that asks for money in order to get work is a scam in disguise. These cons now portray a very sophisticated front. Thus virtual assistants need to be careful.
Similarly clients also need to stay alert to recognize that their virtual assistant is genuine. Virtual assistants asking for an advance payment without showing the sample work could not be trusted. Testimonials of other clients or previous experience of the virtual assistant is essential to be checked.
Few preliminary background checks help both the entities. A formal written contract should be signed with the virtual assistant. Such steps are essential to safeguard your business from the scams of the virtual world.