The Truth About Employment Scams

Steve Weisman

Like many cons, this one appeals to us on many levels. You get to work at home. Your commute is from your bedroom to your computer. The work is easy. It requires no skill. Your time is your own, and best of all, you make lots of money. All you need to do is get “the word” from the promoter of the scam.

One of the most common types of these is a “work-at-home” scheme where you merely stuff envelopes.

And just what are you stuffing into those envelopes? The truth is often you’re sending out information on the same work-at-home envelope stuffing business that you’re doing. There’s no money in stuffing envelopes at home. The only money made in envelope stuffing is by the scammers who con you out of your ...

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