Work from Home Scams

October 21, 2007

You've probably seen ads promising you can make hundreds or thousands of dollars a week working from home. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? It is. This is a scam that has been around for ages where "opportunities" are advertised as envelope stuffing, direct mailing, processing medical bills, small item assembly work, etc. The ads usually suggest that you send a certain small amount, maybe $29.95, to learn more about the "opportunity", to receive the start-up kit or leads. The ads leave out that there are hidden costs or many hours of work with no pay. These scams move around often so that law enforcement can't track them down. You'll have better luck asking around town and checking with a local employment office for ideas for a job to ensure you get a paycheck.