Work at Home Stuffing Envelopes
Unfortunately this type of opportunity is a scam that has been around since the 1920’s. Over the years, thousands of unsuspecting people have fallen prey to this “once in a lifetime” opportunity that promises huge amounts of cash for simply stuffing an envelope. Although I personally never fell for this scam, I have known people who have. They invested money into this scheme and never recouped any of it.
It’s very easy to get wrapped up into something like this as the entry point is only $2. Now remember, if it sounds to good to be true and/or you are being asked for money out of the gate without a free trial period, odds are it’s a scam. The envelope stuffing scam gets started by someone running an advertisement offering the opportunity for you to make a lot of money by stuffing envelopes. Is all you need to do is send them $2 and they will show you how to do it. Sounds innocent enough don’t it?
Once you pay the $2 to the person who ran the advertisement, they may (key word here is may) send you an envelope back with instructions on how you can make money stuffing envelopes. Those instructions will say something similar to “run an advertisement and get people to send you $2 and when they do, you stuff these same instructions into an envelope and send it out to them. Ah ha, now you see what was originally meant as envelope stuffing
Now I know that’s hard to believe but yes, when you sent your $2 to the person for information, they are then going to tell you to do the same thing and before you know it, people will be sending you $2. Now if enough people send you $2, yes you could make a decent stash but I’m sure you realize by now this is a SCAM.
These types of ads and schemes (SCAMS) are tempting for someone who is wanting to work from home, but please don’t fall for it. You should always be leery of anyone wanting you to send money for a work from home job. Don’t get me wrong, there are services you need to pay for in certain situations, especially if training is involved, but not to just sign up and get nothing in return.
If you have spent money on a work from home product and you feel like you have been scammed, I encourage you to reach out to the person who took your money and ask for it back. The worst thing that could happen is they say no, but odds are they will realize you are on to them and they’ll send you the cash back.
I also recommend that you let them know that you’ll be in touch with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) and reporting them as fraud. If you end up going that route, you can call the FTC at 1.877.382.4357. If the suspected fraud took place through the mail, you can also report it to the United States Postal Service by going to their website at postalinspectors.uspis.gov
Final Verdict: Working from home stuffing envelopes is a SCAM!!! Avoid these types of scams and notify authorities if you have been a victim of fraud.