Knowing what to look out for when it comes to work-at-home jobs is one of the best ways to protect yourself from scammers. Also, knowing which jobs are legitimate will also help you avoid getting caught up in a fraudulent scheme.
One of the things I cannot stress enough is that you should NEVER pay someone for a freelance job. Never. And you should never be asked to provide personal information about your bank account.
Learn more about work-at-home jobs that aren't scams.