There are more than a few work from home scams going on. The most serious I am aware of is being a mule for scamers that steal money and make the mules think that they peform a legitimate job.
Wired.co.uk has an informative article.
"A fake British insurance company was used to attract 25 'money mules' who were used to launder the money. The money mules were told that the fake company was starting up operations in Slovenia, and were even issued contracts to convince them they were work-from-home employees of a legitimate company. The money mules would receive money from the affected companies, and then forward it on to an account controlled by the scammers, with the belief that they were performing legitimate money transfers.".