How To Protect Yourself From Work At Home Scams

Written by Tina Barraclough

You have decided to start a home based business, but you want to find a honest, legit home based business.With allrepparttar scams out there , you are unsure of how to go about finding one that is not a scam. Before starting a home business, there are many factors to consider. Many work at home opportunities are honest and will not rip you off , but also, some are scams. By learning to research work at home opportunities andrepparttar 127548 companies will protect you fromrepparttar 127549 people that are scammers. Many people think about starting their own home business, but are apprehensive because they are afraid of being scammed.

You can protect yourself, and find an honest and legit home based business.The first thing you must do before you make any decisions about joining any work at home business, is researchrepparttar 127550 opportunity andrepparttar 127551 company thoroughly. This will be your best defense against being scammed. One thing to remember, If it sounds to good to be true,more than likely it is a scam.

Here is some places that you can check and do research on any work at home business.If you have been scammed I have listed where and how to file a complaint.

Research: check for listings with National Fraud Information Center at:

Contact your local Better Business Bureau:

There you will find a link to locaterepparttar 127552 BBB in your area. Also you will find information on work at home opportunities and scam.

You can also conduct researches on business opportunities on NewsGroups. If someone has been scammed by a work at home business, they will most likely post this information on these forums.

Google Groups

Yahoo Groups

Scam Busters: helps people protect themselves from Internet Scams.

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.

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