How to Spot a Work From Home Scam

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Many people want to work from home, and there are plenty of legitimate work from home opportunities out there. However, there are also plenty of unscrupulous people who will take advantage of that wish if you let them. Here’s what to look for:

$$$$ Cash for Stuffing Envelopes!

This is an old one, but it’s still around. Stuffing envelopes isn’t really something that is practical to do from home. Think about the process- the company is going to mail the materials and the envelopes far away for someone else to stuff, and then pay for them to be mailed back to them? And this pays big bucks? Why not hire someone for minimum wage locally and save the postage? Exactly. This is always a scam. There is no reason for anyone to hire you to stuff envelopes. Stay away.

Become a Home Mail Center!

Big money for accepting packages and then mailing them to someone else is a scam that’s been around for a few years now. The worst part about this one often isn’t the money they will scam out of you- it’s your arrest for receiving stolen property and fraud . These people look for those who are desperate to make money from home and then saddle them with stolen items that the worker has to pay to ship elsewhere. The promised reimbursement never comes. If someone approaches you with this one, forward the information to the police.

Assemble Products at Home!!!!

There are a couple of companies that do this legitimately, but even those aren’t the kind of jobs you’d likely want to have. The legitimate companies that do this offer extremely difficult, exacting work that takes far longer then you are told and pays very little when the amount of work is factored into the equation. Other companies offering this are simply scams that ask you for money for the materials and then never answer your inquiries about those materials. Other assembly companies send the materials but reject all of your assembled items, saying that they aren’t quality work. If you want a legitimate work at home job , avoid assembly jobs altogether .

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