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Everything You Need to Know About Envelop Stuffing Scams

Envelope Stuffing Jobs – Things To Consider Before Getting Involved By Anna Allen

“Earn $1000′s Weekly Stuffing Envelopes.” “Want to Work From Home? Here’s your Chance at $12 per Envelope.” “Stuffing Envelope Jobs – Earn Thousands Weekly at Home! $5 per Envelope. Start Now.”

Any of the above ads look familiar? They should. Every last one of them is an actual ad that I found. They are plastered everywhere whether it’s the Newspaper, Magazine Ads and even on the Internet.

How many of you actually believe those ads? Believe it or not, many people actually do believe them. Years ago, I was one of them. I kept seeing these ads over and over again so I figured they were legitimate. I ended up responding to a few of the ads but never heard back from any of them. Surprise, surprise!

Actually, back then, I was surprised. I was young and naive and never thought people would lie just to get people’s money. Boy was I wrong. Since that time, I’ve come across several other people who fell for those outrageous claims. I even have a family member who fell for a similar mail out scam and spent over $700 on envelopes and stamps and even went to Kinko’s to have the circular printed out. How much did he make on that Envelope Stuffing job? Not one dime! I decided to do some research on Envelope Stuffing. I was actually amazed at what I discovered. If you are seriously considering responding to any of these Envelope Stuffing ads, here are some things to consider:

o What is required – There are actually several different Envelope Stuffing scams out there, so it depends on which scam

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How to Identify and Avoid Work at Home Scams

Avoid Telephone, Direct Mail, Mail Order, and MLM Promotion Company Scams By John T Jones, Ph.D.

The world is full of people and organizations promoting illegal scams to suck your hard-earned money out of your pocket, bank account, or from your credit card account. Here are a few of them.

Envelope Stuffing Scams

Joe Simple reads an ad in a magazine or receives a letter that invites him to make money by stuffing envelopes. He sends in $40.00 for a kit and gets nothing in return.

Mary Blank reads a similar classified ad opportunity. She sends in $35.00 and gets a single sheet that tells her to place the same ad she responded to using her address as the money recipient. She is to then send out the same single sheet in reply.

April Think-Little sends for a mailing kit. She spends $53.00. She gets supplies and sends out the materials as instructed. No money comes in! She is told that nobody ordered from her mailings so there is no profit.

Billy Lee Dream-World sends out $65.00 for an envelope stuffing opportunity. He makes his mailings and then is told they were not done quite right and that there will be no pay but that he should try again.

Companies and individuals promoting these scams are operating illegally. The Federal Trade Commission has targeted the larger envelope stuffing schemes. It has leveled charges against numerous work-at-home schemes throughout the United States.

Nigerian E-mail Scam

I call this the Nigerian Scam but other countries have joined the party. Montreal Canada is a world center for scam generation. If you get an e-mail, a letter, read a classified ad, or get a telephone call from some

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How to Detect Work at Home Job Scams

How To Detect A Work At Home Scam From a Legitimate Home Business Opportunity By Leon Edward

Better Safe than Sorry: Consult BBB

The Business Bureau Bureau, which is also known as BBB, is a non-profit and non-government organization supporting the objectives and ideals of bureau and stands as the link between business and consumers. They report and collect information to help people who call to their agency make decisions. The organization works with other agencies, police, associations, and the government to be of assistance to the people and make them informed.

You can inquire at their site through sending questions that will be answered as soon as possible by the agency. The BBB also offers tips and advices on how you can avoid being scammed. According to them, the most common pattern of a scammer’s scheme is receiving the information through the Internet and the newspapers, luring the consumers on big income that they can receive through joining.

The BBB has revealed two things based on its experience after answering to the scheme of stuffing envelope. The consumer will either end up receiving no reply from the said firm or they receive an instruction telling them to post advertisements just like theirs. They will gain income here through encouraging others to join and send you money then instruct them to do the same thing also.

BBB informs people to be very discerning when looking for work-from-home jobs or business opportunities, as scams not only cost thousands of dollars and countless of hours with no return, but they may also tarnish your reputation because of inadvertently selling nonexistent products or services. In worse scenarios, you may get accused of perpetrating a fraud.

Aside from

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How to Avoid Work At Home Scams

Work At Home Scams Are Dead By Eddy Salomon

Work At Home Scams haven’t affected me in years. And it won’t exist for you either if you:

1. Become An educated job seeker, Dummy!

The only way you can get scammed is if you don’t know what to look for and you don’t do you research. Here’s a quick way to know if the company you’re interested in working with is a scam. Go to Googe.com enter the company’s name or website address and the word scam or scams. For example, Paidresponse Scams, You’ll either find tons of results tearing the company apart or nothing significant.

As always check the following sites:

www.BBBOnline.com www.Ripoffreport.com

2. Don’t actively search for jobs!

I know this sounds ridiculous but a little known secret in job seeking is the fact that many employers don’t actively post their jobs. Instead they are searching resume databases of various job sites. So if you’re like everyone else who searches through job listings every day and applying to those listings you’ve pretty much missed out on some hot leads. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do this. But you should also be posting your resume to as many job sites as you can.

This will make your information available to legitimate employers & put you ahead of your competition. Scam artists use resume databases as well but they’re less likely to because it’s a high priced service. But if they do happen to have the money, if you’ve followed my first point in this article then you’re already an educated job seeker and will be able to spot the scammer!

3. Stop using major job sites!

That’s right, major job sites suck for work at home! They are not highly targeted for work from home. You might

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Work at Home Scams to Avoid

Common Work At Home Scams To Avoid By Mark Nelson

There are many legitimate work-at-home opportunities out there but there are even more work-at-home scams. These scams promise to make you rich overnight but deliver only empty promises and disappointment. The internet has provided millions of people a great way to earn a living from the comfort of their own homes, but it has also given the scammer a powerful tool to take advantage of the uninformed job seeker.

Typical Scams

1. Data Entry Jobs:

Perhaps the biggest online scam of them all. The victim is lead to believe that there are hundreds of companies out there who need people to type their ads for them. Victims are told that they can make $1000′s per day just typing up certain ads with a list of provided keywords.

Well, you will be typing data, alright. And if you get paid, it’ll be from people that you yourself have scammed into the program. You see, when they say that you will be typing ads, you absolutely will. You will be typing ads to be placed on Google or Yahoo which promise other people the same pipe-dream that you fell for. So, in order to make any money from this scam, you must become a scammer also.

Now, keep in mind that there are real opportunities with Google Adwords and Overture Ads (see our Pay-Per-Click page) but these opportunities do not show you how to scam people, but rather show you how to write effective ads and develop affiliate tools to market just about any product imaginable.

2. Envelope Stuffing:

Promoters usually advertise that, for a “small” fee, they will tell you how to earn money stuffing envelopes at home. Later – when it’s too late – you find out that the

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Work at Home Craft Assembly Scams

Work-At-Home Assembling Crafts Scams By Fabiola Castillo

Working at home sounds like a dream come true for those who are adept at working with their hands. Watch out! You could be working to fill the pockets of the scam artists who “hire” you to do the work.

Nothing could be more fun than earning a living by making crafts on your own kitchen table. Some home assembly opportunities promise as much as $30 per hour for this kind of work. The work description requires that you make baby clothes, jewelry, plastic signs, toys, Christmas ornaments, or any other item you can think of. Unfortunately, many people jump at this opportunity only to find out that the whole thing is a rip off. Whoever succumbs to these home business opportunities end up forking over a lot of money for the equipment and supplies to make the items for a company that has promised to purchase them. One way these hucksters get you is by insisting that only certain materials and tools be used so that even if you have them in your supply closet, you will need to buy theirs. They also insist that you use only the materials they provide to insure the quality and consistency of a product. Once you have paid your money, the materials and instructions you get will be of shoddy quality than anything else you could have bought on your own.

Following the assembly of the product with the materials and tools you bought from your “employer,” you will find it next to impossible to get paid for all the hard work you put in. The “company” will tell you that your work does not meet their quality control standards. No matter what you do or say, they will have some excuse for not

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