Envelope Stuffing Scams

Written by Tina Barraclough

There are many work at home scams today, but one ofrepparttar most common scam is envelope stuffing . You can go to any search engine and do a search on envelope stuffing work at home jobs , and see they all are ranrepparttar 127547 same way.

Here's how it works: The most common scam offers to pay $3 or $4 per envelope you address or stuff. They ask that you send [to coverrepparttar 127548 cost of shipping and handling/registration fees] $30, and they promise to send you a list of companies that want to pay you to stuff envelopes for them.

THE SCAM_ Most envelope stuffing con games arerepparttar 127549 same way: You pay your "registration fee" [usually $30 ,pure profit forrepparttar 127550 scam artist] . They will then send you a copy ofrepparttar 127551 ad that you orginally responded to, along withrepparttar 127552 wording to a classified ad, telling people about how much money they can make stuffing envelopes, and to send a self-addressed-stamped-envelope for more information. When you receive [if you ever do] someone's S A S E, you send them a copy ofrepparttar 127553 ad. There, you have stuffed your first envelope.

THE COLD HARD TRUTH _joining an envelope stuffing program is a bad idea. Think of it this way: Why would anyone pay someone to stuff envelopes, when you can get an envelope stuffing for a few hundred dollars? They wouldn't So many people send off their hard earned money forrepparttar 127554 "registration fee" in hopes of earning hundreds of dollars a week stuffing envelopes, only to be another victim of this scam.

Cyber Crooks Go "Phishing"

Written by Jim Edwards

"Phishing,"repparttar latest craze among online evil-doers, has nothing to do with sitting atrepparttar 127546 end of a dock on a sunny afternoon dangling a worm to entice hungry catfish.

But, if you take their bait, this new breed of online con artist will hook you, reel you in, and take you for every dollar you have... or worse.

"Phishing" describes a combination of techniques used by cyber crooks to bait people into giving up sensitive personal data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, bank account numbers, dates of birth and more.

Their techniques work so well that, according to FraudWatchInternational.com, "phishing" rates asrepparttar 127547 fastest growing scam onrepparttar 127548 Internet.

Here'srepparttar 127549 basic pattern for a "phishing" scam...

You receive a very official email that appears to originate from a legitimate source, such as a bank, eBay, PayPal, a major retailer, or some other well known entity.

Inrepparttar 127550 email it tells you that something bad is about to happen unless you act quickly.

Typically it tells you that your account is about to get closed, that someone appears to have stolen your identity, or even that someone opened a fraudulent account using your name.

In order to help straighten everything out, you need to click a link inrepparttar 127551 email and provide some basic account information so they can verify your identity and then give you additional details so you can help get everything cleared up.

Once you give up your information... it's all over butrepparttar 127552 crying!

After getting your information, these cyber-bandits can empty your bank accounts, deplete your PayPal accounts, run up your credit card balances, open new credit accounts, assume your identity and much worse.

An especially disturbing new variation of this scam specifically targets online business owners and affiliate marketers.

In this con,repparttar 127553 scammer's email informs you that they've just sent $1,219.43 (or a similar big but believable amount) in affiliate commissions to you via PayPal.

They need you to log into your PayPal account to verify receipt ofrepparttar 127554 money and then email them back to confirm you got it.

Since you're so excited atrepparttar 127555 possibility of an unexpected pay day, you clickrepparttar 127556 link to go to PayPal, log in, and BANG! They have your PayPal login information and can empty your account.

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