Should I have to pay an advance fee to find homework?

No. Be careful about replying to any homeworking adverts that ask you to send money in advance, for example a 'registration fee' or 'deposit'. These are often scams.

If you have been ripped off by a company offering bogus homework, you should tell your local council’s Trading Standards Department. They can check whether the company is acting fraudulently.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.