Envelope Stuffing Scams and Online Schemes Target the Unemployed
There are many work at home scams today, but one of the most common scam is the envelope stuffing scam. You can go to any search engine and do a search on envelope stuffing work at home jobs, and see they all are run the same way.
How Envelope Stuffing Scams Work
The most common scam offers to pay $3 or $4 per envelope you address or stuff. They ask that you send $30 [to cover the cost of shipping and handling/registration fees], and they promise to send you a list of companies that want to pay you to stuff envelopes for them. Most envelope stuffing con games are the same way: You pay your “registration fee” [usually $30 ,pure profit for the scam artist] . They will then send you a copy of the ad that you originally responded to, along with the 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 of the ad. There, you have stuffed your first envelope.
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 for the “registration fee” in hopes of earning hundreds of dollars a week stuffing envelopes, only to be another victim of this scam.
So you can see, that joining an envelope stuffing program is a bad idea. Save the money you’d send in for the registration fee, and put it towards a legitimate home-based business, and you’ll be happier and more successful. But, before joining any work at home based business, you should thoroughly check them out before spending money. Here is the link to check out any company that you would think about joining.
Better Business Bureau
If you are one of the ones that have fallen for this scam, there are steps you can take to put these scam artist out of business for good: Here is the first thing you should do, I think you should ask them to refund your money and if they refuse let them know that you will report them as SCAM at FTC. To file a complaint visit https://rn.ftc.gov/dod/ or to get free information on consumer issues, visit www.ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261
Here are some resources for getting help, or to stop scammers:
United States Postal Inspection Service – This site has information about envelope stuffing scams, as well as other home-based business scams.
Better Business Bureau – This site you can research a company before joining, or to file a complaint.
Learn more about other Frauds, Scams and Schemes.