Work-at-Home SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

Lies, Fakery, Greed and Tomfoolery

A collection of mailed SCAMs

Quotations from a SCAM letter sent by: “National Homeworkers Association”

“The Most Incredible Home Mailing
Program Ever Offered, pays you $5.20
for every inquiry envelope you process.

Image of money

“Here’s your chance to learn all the secrets of someone who has earned millions of dollars by processing inquiry envelopes.

HOW DOES THIS PROGRAM WORK

“If you can insert our brochure into an envelope and drop it in the mail, you can earn $5.20 for each envelope you process and mail. This program shows you a simple step-by-step method of how only a few hours a week can make you more money than people earn full time on their jobs. I founded this program and have used it for over 20 years. I guarantee that if you follow my simple instructions you can make $5.20 for each and every envelope you mall. Process & mail 100 envelopes earn $520.00. Process & mail 200 envelopes earn $1,040.00. Process & mail 500 envelopes earn $2,600.00.

“We need mailer’s now and there is no limit as to how many you can mail. This is a highly professional and ethical program with over a 20 year track record that guarantees your success or your money back.

“I don’t stuff envelopes myself, I have employees do that for me, but I did stuff them when I started. Just like you will when you get started. In the past 26 years my company has stuffed and mailed out 100’s of thousands of envelopes. This program has made me a great deal of money.

UNLIKE ANY OTHER PROGRAM YOU’VE EVER SEEN

“Don’t even begin to compare this program with those other envelope stuffing schemes that instruct you to place ads on bulletin boards which ask the readers to send you a self-addressed stamped envelope plus $2.00 for information. Then you stuff the envelope and drop it in the mail.

“‘Are you kidding me?’ You’ll be lucky if you can make $30 a month using that method. Just throw those programs in the garbage. I’ll show you how to make some real money just like I did.

“FINALLY AN HONEST AND LEGITIMATE PROGRAM

“After 26 years in the business, and earning all the money I need, I’ve decided to share my Home Mailing program with those in need.

“My Home Mailing program didn’t just happen overnight, it took me years to perfect. Because of the high income it can generate it’s worth thousands of dollars. But for only the cost of about a half tank of gas, you can change your life forever.

IT’S TIME TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

So, this ‘scheme’ is different than any other? Who says?

The supposed author of the letter uses “I” and “my” quite a bit, but he never even mentions his name or his qualifications or even his address! How about some reviews of his program on an unbiased or legitimate publication.

No, you will never see any proof that this program is any better than any of the other SCAM envelop stuffing schemes offered elsewhere because this is just as big a SCAM as they are.

“I guarantee this is the last opportunity program you’ll ever buy because it will fulfill your financial needs beyond your wildest dreams.

“Let me ask you this: Isn’t it more of a risk to do nothing than it is to do something?

“Do nothing and your life is guaranteed not to change. Do something, and you have a hope for a better tomorrow.

“My program is guaranteed to contain everything you need to succeed: You can look forward to a steady flow of income month after month from now on. I absolutely guarantee that I have made $5.20 and more for every envelope that I have stuffed and mailed, and so can you. You have my word on it and I’ll stake my 26 year reputation on it. I’ll give you my personal direct phone line so you can call me with any questions you may have. Don’t just take my word for it: order it, inspect it, call me with any questions you may have, and if you’re not completely satisfied, return it within 30 days for a no questions asked money back guarantee.

image of $50 coupon

“30-DAY “NO QUESTIONS ASKED” MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

“* * * HOME MAILING REGISTRATION FORM - MAIL TODAY * * *

“YES, I would like to be paid $5.20 for each inquiry envelope I process. I will be an independent contractor and set my own hours. All I need to do is follow your simple instructions and I can start the day my program arrives. I understand that I will be able to call you directly with any questions I may have. I also understand I have a no risk 30-day money back guarantee.. note: (All checks are verified with Global Payments.)

“All materials are shipped within one business day, so you can get started immediately.

“I have enclosed my Refundable Registration Deposit of $35 plus s/h
checkbox Cash “checkbox Check “checkboxMoney Order “checkboxCredit Card(Visa, MC, Amex) _________________________
“Exp. Date______
ccv#: _______for Visa or MC ,last 3-digits on back of card.
“Signature___________________________________________
“Phone______________
“ACCOUNT: 45-90-22731
“Email_______________________________________________ (optional - receive our Free weekly newsletter)

ACT FAST! Be the first 100 respondents and receive a $50 GIFT CHECK.

Printing a brochure on your home computer will cost anywhere between $0.10 and $0.35. An envelope can be less than $0.06. Even a First Class stamp is still less than fifty cents. So why would anyone pay over six times as much to send a letter? They won’t! Ever! That’s just one reason mailings are automated and computer generated.

With an average of less than 3% positive response rate per mailing, (often much less than even 1%) the costs must be kept to the absolute minimum. Emailing has a substantially higher rate of response and is considerably cheaper. These facts make a $ 5.20 payment extravagant and extremely unlikely. Here is a link to a Direct Marketing Association site with lot’s of information about mail marketing.

This is another opportunity to send back the pre-paid envelope! And including some of your junk mail will help keep your local trash dumps last a while longer!

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