Work from home stuffing envelopes and getting paid is often portrayed as a job suitable for people desirous or needing to work from home.
The person is asked to pay some amount upfront and thereafter, the contract is given for a brief period. Beyond that, there is no way to get the contract or money.
Effectively, such offers are scams, and they need to be understood as such instead of turning from one such contract to another thinking that such jobs are indeed legitimate and available, waiting to be discovered.
But can you work from home stuffing envelopes and make money?keep reading.
Why Working From Stuffing Envelopes Jobs Are No Longer Around
To be honest, such jobs did exist previously. The companies used them for sending fliers to their former customers, or potential customers.
At times, the companies used them for sending reports or notices of any corporate or general meetings or other seasonal greetings to shareholders.
But it would indeed be naïve to think that the companies had so many customers or potential customers that they would be spending a lot of money on regular basis for such activity.
Moreover, sending notices to shareholders in this manner implies parting with information that may not be in the best interests of the company.
Therefore, that job did not come into the pool for work at home folks at all, even when there was potential for such activity.
Given the limited quantity of work, and availability of people willing to folding of fliers in a specific way and pushing them inside envelopes, the work certainly did not fetch much even back then, and was not a regular source of income either.
The internet completely changed the scenario. Fliers have steadily decreased in number, and emails have become a popular route for sending information about a new product, venture, or whatever it is that is being promoted.
Therefore, there are no “work at home” jobs that require people to stuff those envelopes anymore. Anybody promising such a job is essentially a scammer.
The Work From Home Stuffing Envelopes Scammer Techniques
The targeted audience is the unemployed section of the society, retired people looking at supplementing their income, disabled people, caregivers, and moms who are for the moment staying home, but need to earn something.
• In the beginning, the scammer claims he or she is earning $1800 odd dollars each week. Because it begins with “I am” earning, people are often willing to believe such statements are true, even if they are normally skeptical.
The sum totally blinds their reasoning. Often people are so desperately in need of a job that they believe this is their good luck calling because they’ve had enough of bad luck already.
• The scammer adds a video or picture. You wouldn’t spend time identifying the person, would you?
• The scammer lets you contact him or her and replies or answers your queries. That sounds genuine enough.
• The scammer mentions substantial amount for such simple task. For example, $5 could be offered for stuffing one envelope. But is that not rather high for such a simple job? Of course, it is! If it were so high, employees would stay over and do the job, or bring their family members to do the job.
• Guarantees are offered to lure people. The advertisement says that in six months if the earning is not sufficient then the substantial amount would be returned. Needless to say, nothing is returned.
• The scammer’s claim acquires a stamp of authenticity when you have to pay for a starter’s kit. People believe that there are no free lunches! There are on the Internet.
• The amount for a starter’s kit is again hugely discounted. The question arises in mind, why anybody would want to do that?
• Some sites go so far as saying we have identified reliable sites, and we can share the address for a specific amount of registration fees. In addition, they may include some surveys on those sites. Surveys have become income generating source for many people. Therefore, they are considered to be reliable.
But not all surveys fetch something, especially on sites like this, which have added survey there to look like an authentic and paying site.
• To avoid legal hassles, such scammers make it a point to add that payments would be made only when the stuffed envelope translates into the sale. This means the probability of earning anything from the job is zero!
Even when they do pay initially, it is only to ensure that you convince others that their site is authentic. Legally, that brings in the pyramid structure, read more from www.consumer.gov
What Should You Do If You Have Been Scammed By Somebody Like This?
Here are few things which you need to do.
• Ask for refund;
• Tell them (threaten them) with dire consequences which mean telling them I am going to report this scam to ftccomplaintassistant.gov, which is a part of the federal trade commission and is meant to look at such scamming activities;
• You can approach consumer protection departments locally as well as in area where the site is registered;
• Better businesses bureau also needs to be informed;
• Use social media sites to announce the problem and bring in negative publicity for the scammer.
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If it is too good to be true, it probably is. Always have realistic expectations and remember that nobody would pay a lot for an unskilled job such as this, which has little responsibility attached to it.
Any site that offers authentic job would also not ask you to pay for a starter kit.
Save yourself the trouble as well as money by recognizing the scammer and preventing others from falling into their trap.
If you have any questions, do leave me a message, would love to hear from you.