Work At Home Scams

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Scams have come a long way since envelope stuffing and chain letters. Most people just assume that scams are anything that requires money to work at home. But oh how times have changed. Yes there are still many scams trying to sell you pipe dreams, secrets or systems that will allegedly make you a few hundred dollars per day or weeks such as Rebate Processing, Typing/Data Entry, Google Money Scams, etc. But the far worst kinds are the ones that are cleverly disguised job offers that don’t ask you for a dime such as reshipping packages, cashing checks or wiring money. Many of these scams will even use the brand or identity of legitimate companies to lure you into a sense of security.

As the owner of a work at home website Work At Home Careers.com that has been sited for helping people avoid scams by nationwide publications and news agencies, I know a little about these scams. So I’ve decided to update you with the latest scams on this blog. Look, this ain’t rocket science.Scams tend to repeat themselves with slight variations so you’ll start seeing a pattern as you continue to read the items listed below. A lot of times a scam will quack like duck, walk like a duck and talk like duck but call itself a golden goose. It doesn’t matter. If it sounds like one of the scams listed below, then it’s probably a scam. Don’t let a different website name, job description, color, or name confuse. For instance Google Money Tree is a known scam so if another company calls itself Google Pesos Bush and exhibits many of the traits described in the Google Money Tree scams; It’s probably the same scam. There is no need to try to convince yourself otherwise.

Don’t pay for these pipe dreams or fall for fake jobs that just fall out the sky and sound too good to be true. If you want my legitimate non-traditional work at home recommendations click here. If you’re looking for a traditional job with no strings or fees attached then visit my Work At Home Companies page.

At the end of the day, if you spend some time reading many of the scams and the comments of the victims listed below, you’ll quickly become equipped to avoid any scam and see the BS from a mile away. But its up to you to take advantage of the information. Good luck.

Want To Know if A Company Is A Scam?

Watch the following video and in about 5 minutes, you should be able determine if a company is legitimate or a big scam! If you don’t have 5 minutes then here’s a simple tip, if it sounds to good to be true, then it is. Here’s another one, if your instincts are making you feel uneasy about a company or opportunity, that’s the gift God gave us to sense danger so we could avoid being eaten by a lion or something. These instincts are usually right when it comes to work at home as well. Follow them.

 

You may also want to read our Top 10 Tips To Avoid Online Scams article.

Report A Scam!

Think you’ve been scammed? Don’t let the punks get away with it!  Do your part by reporting the scam using the form at the bottom of the page! Provide as much details as possible. In some cases we may be able to help you, so the more information you can provide in terms of the site, ad that may have been used, etc the better. Don’t let the scam artist get away with this. Sometimes the best thing to do is put their dirty laundry out on the web so others can find it and force these people out of business. So post your scam experience in the form at the bottom of this page!

 

Work From Home Scams To Avoid:

 

Typing & Data Entry “Jobs” Scam

 

Cashing Fake Checks & Wire Transfer Scams

 

Package Forwarding & Reshipping Job Scam

 

Google Money / Work At Home Scams

 

Paid Surveys Online Scams

 

Warning: Government Cash Grant Scams!

 

Rebate Processors Scams

 

Cash Gifting – Giving Programs Scams

 

Cash4Gold.com Scams

 

Work At Home Sites Busted By FTC!

 

Top 5 Work At Home Scam Fighting Websites

 

Top 5 Work At Home Scams

 

Derby House Fabrics Bookkeeper Job Scam!

 

Recruitment Offer Scam By Apex Paperworks

 

Part Time Job Offer Scam – WUJIANG TEXTILE CO.LTD

 

Infomercial Scams

 

Job Offer 10% Get Back If Interested.

 

Company Representative Needed (Payment For Services)

 

Universal fabrics and Fashion Inc Job Opportunity

 

Receivables Processing Specialist

 

IRS Tax Refund Scam Email

 

Bookkeeper Work At Home

 

Uk National Lottery Online Promo

 

Lottery Scam!

 

Health Insurance Co-pay Scam

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  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Pamela,

    I’m sorry to hear about this.
    Thanks for sharing this scam with others. Hopefully we can help others avoid it.

    Looking at the site one of the things that popped out to me was that the site was hosted on a free server bravenet. That would’ve made me wonder because most professional companies would have their own paid hosting.

    But it’s not something that usually alarms people of a possible scam. At the end of the day like so many scam artist today it was very cleverly done.

    But you did the right thing by reporting this company here and the other consumer protection agencies. Hopefully it will lead to some action against this company.

    I just wish we would’ve met sooner as I could’ve probably steered you into a legitimate solution such as HomeJobStop:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/04/08/avoiding-work-at-home-ads/

    Don’t let this experience jade you. I’ve been scammed many times. You have to look at things like this as learning experience that just made you a better educated work at home seeker which means you’re that much closer to finding work at home jobs and more likely to avoid further scams in the future.

    Life experiences is what shape us and make us wiser. This is no different. So keep that in mind in stay positive.

    Eddy

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Eddy

  • Victoria

    Hi Eddy.

    I wanted to report a scam. Iseekquote.com. They are advertising for an administrative specialist. Everything seems legit but when I researched on Google, I noticed that there are several scam alerts on this company. It is a money mule.. That send fraudulent checks and want you to send them money.

    They seem so legit, that they state they offer medical/vision benefits, $17.50 per hour for processing insurance quote data. They even state that they provide 2 weeks training…..The phone number and address associated with the site goes to a private residence.

    I didn’t want to see someone get hurt over this.. They almost got me. I am still actively looking for a work at home job. Hopefully, I will get one soon.

  • Diane

    I would like to warn everyone that Partner With Paul and Carbon Copy Pro are both scams. Neither is at all legit. I wish I had known that in order to find out what a scam they are, I would have to lose money.
    I can only hope that my warning will help them lose a lot more money. I wish it would make them go out of business, but I know that’s a fat chance.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Diane,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Would you mind providing more details as to why this is a scam? We make it a point not to run around calling companies scams unless there is some more detailed explanation behind it.

    Too often when it comes to work at home, people are quick to call something a scam when they haven’t been able to make money with a program. So I definitely would appreciate more details if you’re willing to share what happened.

    Did they take money from you and not provide what you paid for?

    Did they provide misleading information about what they would actually be providing? i.e. Paid for an apple and got an orange instead.

    Look forward to reading more details about your experience.

    Thanks again.

    Eddy

  • Jody

    Hi Eddy,

    Just wanted to confirm that I too was taken in, like Victoria by the http://www.iseekquote.com administrative specialist ad. It was posted on a usually legitimate site that I get postings from. That member site is usually up on this stuff, so I didnt start to get really suspicious until today when the guy “Mr Jack Holt” said he was going to be gone for a week and I was to keep doing the STUPID re-writing of articles he started me on 4 days ago. GAWWWDDD I have been on the internet a long time, but I must be getting slack, cause usually I can spot a scam coming a mile away and this one totally snookered me in!

    Now that I have found your site, I will be checking back for updates on new scammers…THANK YOU

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Jody,

    Thanks for sharing.
    I’m happy you found our site as well.
    Scam artist are very slick, they’re like roaches they’re constantly adapting to environment so that they can survive and multiply. lol

    Even the most seasoned work at home seeker can become a victim. But in most cases if you follow the steps in our video above you can avoid a lot of crap.

    Take care.

    Eddy

  • Alexander

    I want this website Billionforex.com to be closed completely. They scam people by asking them to invest in e-gold. I like your program, Keep it up!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with this company.
    I’m glad you enjoy our site. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our site updates:

    http://www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com/subscribe

    and read some of our recommended legitimate work at home opportunities listed here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/articles

    Take care and thanks again.

    Eddy

  • Eunice Davis

    Hi Eddy:
    Thank you so much for your advice and your site is awesome, I am the lady who sent you message concerning DataProcessors.org. I have moved on and I had been doing surveys even before signing up with this so called legit company, My quesion now is, how do I stop the assignments they keep sending in my email account, I report them as spam and had even blocked them, that doesn’t seem to be working, Of course having learned a valuable lesson I have long since stopped doing them,

    Had even wrote to them and requested they stop sending them They still keep sending one a day, what should I do ?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Eunice,

    You’re quite welcome! Thanks you for the kind words. I’m happy you really like the site.

    In terms of the emails, blocking the address that the assignments are coming from usually works. If anything you can email your email provider and see if they can help you block these people.

    At the end of the day it’s more of annoyance than anything. So the good old delete button works great too. lol

    Hope this helps.

    Eddy

  • Marcy

    Process at home. Angel Stevens. That should be enough for your scam search. I am sorry I didn’t find your site earlier. Paid $197, read materials downloaded, clicked on affiliates or recommended sites and was continually asked for more money for more “free” stuff. I called 800# and they immediately processed a refund (so they say) and canceled my “membership”. You have to complete a 7 week certification course before you are given company “tools”. You will not be making money “immediately, in 5 min. or 30 min.” I want to report them to BBB as well.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Marcy,

    Thanks for sharing. Yes I’ve heard the horror stories about Angel and the variations of their rebate processing nonsense.

    I wish you would have found our site sooner as well.

    Just be sure you are subscribed so you don’t ever mess anything we may cover in the way of scams or legitimate opportunities: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe

    In any event, be sure to call your credit card company and have them cancel the charges. Don’t wait on these guys to do it.

    I believe the BBB has received massive complaints about these guys. So they’re pretty well known around the web. But that’s only helpful if people do their research before getting involved in these type of investments.

    In either case, I hope everything works out for you.
    At least now you have a resource to help you and hopefully trust for honest advice.

    Eddy

  • Eunice Davis

    I am so sorry to hear about what happened to Marcy as well, with that scam rebate processing mess, that person named Angel in her online video presentations makes it sound so very legitimate, and Yes a person should check with The BBB and do a search of the company before signing up with any company they may want to sign up with. I checked them out with the BBB a long time ago and found out that the address that is used for this so called business, is not with that company at all, If I remember from my checking them out online, it was a Fed Ex shipping point and they had never heard of this Angel person or her company. So people, beware, like Eddy said previously these scam artists are slick , but eventually some of them do get caught. When I initially checked out DataProcessors.org in Citrus Heights California, through the BBB web site there were no complaints on file with them , now this was back in May or June when I first signed up and sent them the $24.95 after doing the seven days free trial time. Only after being told I would be paid on time , and not receiving not one response to any emails or the paycheck as promised, did I discover that there were complaints about them and BBB stated in their report on them, that it appeared that this company had went out of business and that maybe it was best to seek legal advice. I have not heard anything from the reports I filed on them with The California Attorney General’s Office, The State of Missouri Attorney General’s Office, The BBB in the Northeast Region of California where DataProcessors.org had a Post office box , The Internet Crime Prevention Center and lastly The Federal Trade Commission.

    Now, Folks, I may never get my fee back , but putting the word out against these scammers , is letting folks know that there are avenues you can take to file complaints and most importantly of all let folks know what is going on, so that they won’t be taken in by these scam artists.

    Eddy, thanks for letting me get the word out here.

  • Eunice Davis

    Oops, this is a correction to the name of one of the places I filed an online complaint against DataProcessors.org. In my previous letter I said Internet Crime Prevention Center, that’s a mistake, the correct name is Internet Crime Complaint Center, a person can get to this by simply going to http://www.FBI.gov.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Eunice,

    Well said! I’m just happy to provide a forum for people to air this stuff out.

    Eddy

  • Eunice Davis

    Hi Eddy:

    Just wanted to let you and the other people know, to be careful of a website named realdataentry.com. They have the same characteristics of a similiar website that turned out to be a scam, named DataProcessors.org.

    They offer a seven day free trial and want you to pay either a membership fee of $19.95 for making three hundred dollars a month doing a review of websites or pay $49.95 to make even more money doing more reviews per day, which are sent to your email address.

    People beware, stay away from this site.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hey Eunice,

    Thanks for coming back and sharing more information with us. We appreciate it!

    Eddy

  • Carol Meinfelter

    The title Easy Home Jobs is sure misleading. It’s brochure says all you need to do is fill as many envelopes as you want with circulars and drop them in the mail, That’s it. Well that’s not it. They want you to have a website to promote products. It was news to me that I needed a product. I didn’t know I would have to do advertising and be responsible for payments and also shipping. I’m sorry to say that I paid 57.00 for this Easy Job. It was actually 67.00, but lucky me I got a discount.

    Carol

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Carol,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with this company. It sounds like a twist on the envelope stuffing scams:
    http://www.workathomecareers.com/scams.shtml#ENVELOPE%20STUFFING%20SCAMS

    Don’t let this bad experience jade you. I’ve been scammed a few times and I’m happy its happened. It’s given me a better appreciation for doing research especially when it comes to work at home opportunities.

    So turn lemons into lemonades. Hopefully with the help of the video on this page you’ll know how to spot a scam a mile away now.

    And with that said you have friends here. So be sure to read our articles page for our recommendations and advice:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/articles

    Hope it helps.

    Eddy

  • Jim

    Just wanted to say I saw the name Angel Stevens and got a shiver. The site “SiteReviewAthority.org” lists her as the #1 pick “BEWARE” cause this site is using reverse psychology, telling you to beware of scams.
    I still haven’t been able to find any such Dr. Richard Andrew Stera “Chairman” OR Dr. Mike Stera “Founder” either.
    “SiteReviewAthority.org” SCAM Central

  • http://craigslist Lynn

    I responded to an ad for a work from home a/p clerk. The responder was a lescano walter at datocompanyltd3@gmail.com.

    When I responded he asked me for the following:From: lescano walter
    Subject: Re: rep for a/r needed
    To: “Lynnie Minor”
    Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 11:00 AM

    DATO ENGINEERING CO. LTD.We humbling wish to introduce our company to you applicant.We are an Engineering Company that sell and supply Centrifugal Pumps, Submersible Pumps, Oil/ Water Transfer Pumps, Pressure Relief Valves, Ball Valves, Electric Motor and Flow Meters with the following brand names: STOCK, KSB, SAER, SIGMA, LOWARA, ABB, GENERAL ELECTRIC, SMITH, LIQUID CONTROL and etcetera.
    We also drill boreholes, build and install water treatment plant and overhead tanks for portable water supply.Our company is presently looking for an Account Receivable Agent who will help us in receiving our remaining payments from our clients all around the states and will be paid 10% of each payments received from each clients. Each applicants has the opportunity of receiving payments more than three times a week which will bring extra cash apart from the Full time job which you might have been doing right now.HOW MUCH WILL YOU EARN ?
    10% from each operation! For instance: you receive 7000 USD via Certified Bank Cheques on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $700(10% from $7000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 10%, though later it will increase up to 15%!APPLICATION FORM.
    If you are interested,kindly fill in all the spaces provided all information are required for easy encryption.
    1. full name …………………………………….
    2. full home address………………………………
    3. City…………………………………………
    4. state…………………………………………
    5. zip code……………………………………….
    6. tel#…………………………………………..
    7, Marital Status / Age……………………………Signature & Date Of Application.
    Management,
    Head Office: Mon- Fri(9am – 6pmGMT).
    You can call us now for any information you need on this no….206 202 2980

    I thought I was responding to a real ad and didn’t give him anything but the name and address.

    When I wanted to know how to start I got a response that he was sending me payments via FEDEX and I just needed to process them.

    I didn’t like it so I didn’t respond but I got a package the next day….I sent it right back without opening it and new he’s threatening to send me the FBI to investigate me for theft.

    I filed a report with the Atty General and a Consumer website.

  • http://www.freeyourselffromacnein3days.blogspot.com RASHEED OLAYINKA RAMAN

    I want this company(www.365jobs4u.com) be shut down completely. the defraud me with the some of $100.00. Even. global-data-entry.net i dont know their stands because they are the one introduced me to this company i.e(www.365jobs4u.com) as a registered member.

  • Laura

    @Eunice Davis:
    I also reported ANGEL STEVENS to the BBB. They never sent me my training materials online and never had me signing up until I looked into it. It took me three months to get my refund back. Also nasty customer service, Stay away from this.

    All these data processing jobs are scams and I don’t believe anyone should pay a fee according to the BBB & FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Reports.

  • http://www.faithbuildersunity.com Harold Adkins

    I did all the surveys and none pay and when you buy something becaues you had to thay still did not pay

  • http://realdataentry.net Christine Peters

    @Eunice Davis:
    Hi i have been with realdataentry.net since last summer i made $830.00 so far they told me i missed 17 assignments, and they could not send them again, also i was told when i reached $1000 dollars they would send me out a check, they also told me after 100 assinments are completed i would have to wait until they send me more. could someone tell me if this is a scam? thanks from christinepeters5@comcast.net

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for posting your question.

    If you follow the steps in the video listed at the top of this page, you can get the answer to this question in a matter of seconds. I just did and what I learned wasn’t very good.

    The following piece of advice may be late, but you should NEVER have to pay for a job. Jobs pay you. Now a home business opportunity or career training is different. In those situations a fee is expected. But even with that said you should still do your research to ensure you’re working with a legitimate company before investing money in those situations.

    Most of those data entry and typing opportunities aren’t the traditional jobs you’re looking for. They’re often misrepresented and lead to folks being scammed and losing the money that should have never been forked up.

    There are a lot of legitimate websites that list traditional work at home jobs:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/04/top-5-free-work-at-home-job-sites-for-2008/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

    Another thing you should know is that the only real available clerical jobs are medical transcription:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/typing Generic data entry and typing jobs aren’t really in demand. So you have to start focusing your energy on careers that are in demand in this industry: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/01/01/work-at-home-outlook-for-2009/

    In any event, I really hope that you do end up getting paid for the work you did. But the things I read weren’t really good. Just learn from negative experiences, don’t let them jade you and give up. Too often when people are scammed they take the negative route instead of picking themselves up and brushing off their shoulders. There are sites out here that are here to help you. It’s just a matter of taking the time to read through them so you avoid running into another scam.

    The major reason we’ve created the video at the top of this page is to “teach people how to fish”. I can fish for you but then you’ll always be hungry if I’m not around. But if i teach you how to fish on your own you will always be able to eat. Hope you understand what I mean. ;)

    Eddy

  • http://all Connie

    I am trying to find a legit home business program.When you think you have found one, they ask you to send money for dshipping their program to you, then on top of that a monthly fee. I can’t afford all that,and taking it away from other bills, kids, or whatever.Is there anything out there that you can be apart of without forking out all this cash. I have also found this problem on the recommended sites from workathome careers.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Connie,

    Thanks for your question but if you head to our question page, we address this on question 2:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/ask

    So head there now. It sounds like you want a job not a home based business in which case visit our jobs section: http://www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com/jobs

    If you have anymore questions after visiting our question page, please post them there and we’ll get back to you. But I think reading that whole page carefully will give you all you need .

    Eddy

  • Babbsi

    Hi Everyone,

    Just thought I would share the latest scam that I know of. This idiot emailed me directly, but of course I ignored it…LOL. Sorry to have to call him an idiot, but look, he can’t even sign his email….what a LOSER!

    MYSTERY SHOPPER WANTED
    GET PAID SHOPPING!
    EARN NO LESS THAN $ 200.00 PER VENTURE!
    DO YOU NEED EXTRA INCOME?
    IT IS VERY EASY AND VERY SIMPLE
    NO APPLICATION FEES

    WORKING AS A MYSTERY SHOPPER:

    Do I really get paid to shop?

    That’s right shop-aholics! Become a mystery shopper for us and we will pay you to shop!

    Mystery shoppers get paid to visit their local retail and fast food outlets to assess the
    customer service that they receive. They visit the store and act as a normal customer
    (whilst keeping their identity as a mystery shopper secret). The mystery shopper
    evaluates various aspectsof the customer experience whilst they are in the store.

    This information in then reported back to us via the Internet. We use this information to
    help our clients measure and improve their customer service in your local community.

    MYSTERY SHOPPING WORK IS FLEXIBLE AND FUN!

    We all have to go shopping, so why not get paid for the privilege. As amystery shopper
    you can work any time you want. Work only as much or aslittle as you choose.

    Apply today and you can get paid to shop. To apply, reply to this email.

    Full Legal Name :
    Address :
    City :
    State :
    Zip code :
    Country :
    Nationality :
    Age:
    Home and Cell #
    YOU MUST BE OVER 21 TO APPLY.

    Ok, now I am a Mystery Shopper, so I can tell you not all Mystery Shopping is a scam. But, I can tell you from being a Mystery Shopper for going on 2 years there isn’t many shops that pay $200.00 per venue! 2nd, the ones that do, the Mystery Shopping Company’s do not buy email lists and start sending this type of email. The company’s actually email only the Mystery Shoppers that contracted with them. But, even with the high paying jobs, they don’t email all their contractors, only the shoppers that have proven themselves, the ones they are sure can handle this “intense” shop. If shops were this easy to come by, almost everyone would become a Mystery Shopper fulltime and we all could become “multi-millionaires”….I’m in, are you? Think again!

    Now, this is the lastest I received, I have received about 10 of these already and found one posted on a forum….LOL. There is some variance in some of them. Some actually sign their emails and some go as far as listing a company website. Some ask for more information, some go as far as saying they are looking for Evaluators in certain areas.

    There was a guy posing to be an employee of ZAGAT. He actually gives you the website address, at the end of his email, beneath his name and telephone number. Because I thought this was a scam I went to ZAGAT’s website, checked under careers (I believe that’s where I checked) to see what positions they were hiring for. Nothing was listed for Mystery Shoppers so I called the company. The receptionist immediately informed me that this is a scam, they received a few calls about this and are working on the problem. She did not ask me to forward the email to her, but I offered and she accepted my offer. It only helps for them to BUST these SCUM BAGS, if they ever do get busted! From what I can see not much is being done if anything at all, at least the Attorney General doesn’t want to be bothered. All they tell you is not respond…..LOL

    I seen one posted in a forum I recently visited, and I’m sorry, but I cannot find that posting again, I looked intensely, but I was unsuccessful. Anyways, that guy said they are paying $300.00 per venture. Wow, that’s even better….NOT! At the end of the post he revealed by saying they send you a check that you take to your financial institution and deposit prior to completing the mystery shop, this way you don’t need to take money out of your pocket. This is BOGUS! Remember what was said earlier about companies sending you checks, they BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE….like a SUPER ball….well, they are SUPER SCAMS! Just be careful before sending information or doing anything with company’s of this sort. If you can obtain a company name, website address and such, call the company directly, google the name of the company putting scams behind it and also do the same for rip off reports….These companies, 9 out of 10 times will not be listed on the BBB. They are not members and they are new, not enough has transacted for the BBB to look into it.

    Keep in mind, some of these scammers will list their telephone number at the bottom of the email, that’s if they sign it…LOL. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, don’t assume this is the number to call and see if this company is legit, remember it’s probably spam email, therefore, it’s a SPAM phone number. If anyone answers that phone what do you think they are going to tell you? They surely are not going to tell you it is SCAM, more than likely the person answering that phone is the person who sent you that email in the first place. Google the company, ask questions here….use your common sense in situations like this. Sometimes, it takes no research, sometimes these SCAM ARTISTS are so STUPID, basically they write SPAM over their entire email. JUST BE CAREFUL!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    THANKS SO MUCH Babbsi! That was one of the most detailed scam report I’ve seen in a while. I think a lot of folks are going to benefit from this post!!

    Keep them coming folks. The more we can get the word out, the more scammers we can stop!

    Eddy

  • Lorie

    Hi Eddy,
    Just wanted to say thank you for your honest answers to our questions.
    I took your advise. I wanted to be a stay at home mom but did not have
    much skills to offer online employers. I went in to affiliate marketing for
    a while, but found out I really did not enjoy advertising and marketing
    very much. I am more into creativity and less into competition. If you
    are going to be an affiliate you must be competitive. I am now in my
    second quarter at Everett Community College, I am training to become
    a medical transcriptionist and looking forward to working with a company
    who hires at home transcriptionist. I just wanted to say thanks for the
    good advise about getting training, because real data entry and typing
    jobs are not in demand. By the way Medical Transcription is a lot more
    involved and harder than just a “typing job” if someone is looking for an
    easy typing job, Medical transcribing is not for you! It is very difficult, but
    well worth it, if you enjoy working in the medical field and want to work from
    home.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Lorie,

    You’re quite welcome. I try my very best to keep it real with folks so you know what to expect with a given opportunity or company. There are enough people out there misrepresenting things.

    In terms of affiliate marketing, i don’t necessarily agree with all of your statements. Being an affiliate takes a lot of creativity. I didn’t realize that until my wife pointed it out to me because I don’t view myself as being creative. But you’ll find that some of the best affiliates are the most creative because they tend to think outside the box. Think about how introduced many of you into that career. It wasn’t a straight article about affiliate marketing. Instead I lead you on my journey: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff

    So it is actually a very creative field. But it all depends on what industry you choose. If you become an affiliate of industry that you don’t believe in, it’s definitely going to stifle your creativity and income for that matter. I also have to disagree about the need to love competing to succeed at affiliate marketing. Because if that was a requirement I wouldn’t be in this industry because it goes against my personality which is to help people, not compete against them. Now with that said there are certain industries that are very competitive (work at home being one of them.) but affiliate marketing isn’t about trying to beat out your competing sites. It’s about providing solutions to people’s problems, questions via your affiliations. And if you do that in an honest and unique way then it doesn’t really matter how many other people are your industry. You will always stand out if you offer something unique. I know this for fact just from my personal experience. Now with that said, yes there are some fundamental skills that you need to do well as an affiliate but its no different than any other career.

    In any event, I am happy that you were drawn to Medical Transcription. I feel it’s another great career. At the end of the day we all have to gravitate towards what we feel more comfortable with. I’m just happy you’ve realized that enhancing your skill set to what is in demand is how you’ll succeed at working at home. Sadly too many work at home seekers are choosing to ignore this and continue to focus on jobs that aren’t in demand (data entry & typing) which leads to frustration and scams.

    So congratulations on your step in the right direction. I look forward to when you get your first MT job!

    Good luck to you in 09 and beyond!

    Eddy

  • Lorie

    Hi Eddy,
    Thank you for your very thoughtful comments. I apologize if I offended you or any other affiliate.I agree with you that the best affiliates have to think outside the box. Competition comes into play in regards to advertising, ppc, keywords, etc… There is just no escaping the fact that you must always stay one step ahead of others in the marketing field if you want to be successful. I agree with you that you must always give more value than what you are selling.I unfortunately do not agree that honesty and uniqueness are the only quality’s you need to provide an income for yourself and family. I know a lot of honest affiliates that offered many unique products, but still have failed or at best make only a thousand dollars a month after many years in the biz. I know there are a lot of successful affiliates, who understand that they need a business plan, they need to invest a lot of time and money in their profession. I feel sad for the people who are told that all they have to do is sign up with clickbank, pick a product, and write an article on a free blog, and they will be on their way. I think it is wonderful that you and many others have been so successful at internet marketing. Kudos to you and all the wonderful people who offer more than you take. On a personal note. I am looking very forward to my first MT job. Just like you, I very much enjoy the fact and freedom knowing that at the end of the day, that I chose how much I made that day. I love the fact that I control my income by my efforts and not based on some other persons decision.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi again Lorie,

    No need for an apology. There was no offense taken. I hear your points. Let me clarify my former statements. I by no means think that honesty and being unique is the only ingredients necessary to be a successful affiliate. That’s just unrealistic and that’s why I said that you also need fundamental skills of this trade to succeed. It’s also why I push training so hard.

    With that said even when you do have all those elements some people will fail. But guess what? Some of the richest people in the world have failed many times over. The difference between them and other folks is their unwillingness to give up. I failed dozens of time but I had a knack for dusting my shoulders off and pushing forward. So at the end of the day your mindset is a huge factor along with the technical skills.

    But I agree there are a lot of folks out there feeding people pipe dreams and over simplifying the process.

    In any event, I hear you about looking forward to the day of calling your own shots and destiny. Trust me when I say it’s the best feeling in the world and one that I hope many of you will feel one day soon. Keep me posted. And thanks again for the intelligent conversation! :)

    Eddy

  • Lorraine

    Well Eddy asked me to come here and report my recent “scam” experience so I will. The company that contacted me from seeing my resume posted (legit) on Careerbuilder.com is Dealer Vision. They are supposedly a company in Germany. They never asked for any extreme pertinent personal info, such as SSI or anything like that. Just name and address. They had an employment sheet to fill out which I did. Very simple, 3 sheets, I scanned them back. The pay was to be 12-15 per hour and the only catch was I had to be online 4 continuous hours a day during Mon-Fri for customer service. Sounds good, right? Then they put me in touch with my supervisor (German guy) as the company is in Germany. Go ahead and look them up, they are on the web, look totally legit. We discussed my schedule, still looking legit. Then the kicker, they want me to sign up at one of their 6 choices of a national bank (Wachovia, Chase, etc). Had to be a national bank, not a small town bank or credit union. The account had to be in my name only. This way they could pay me, but not only that, the customers would be paying me, then they would be taking the customer’s payments out of my bank account as this way they could get their products “faster” and without paying “international charges”. Well I don’t know didly about international anything so that’s when I dropped out. Really really well run scam if it is one. Anyone ever heard of them? I told my “supervisor” that I need to speak to an American counterpart on the phone as to their experience before I continue further. Let’s see if he contacts me. The only thing I did so far was to sign up for a free gmail account and Gtalk.

  • Steve

    I was stupid enough to fall for the below listed, the first packages are set to arrive this week, what should I do?

    “Shipping All Over The World, LLC
    Careerbuilder.com: Vacancy for Steve Compton

    Dear Steve,

    We have found your resume at Careerbuilder.com employment agency and we believe you might be interested in the position we are offering. My name is Sergey Lazarev, project coordinator at Shipping All Over The World, LLC. Shipping All Over The World, LLC deals with mail forwarding.

    We help our foreign customers get merchandise they buy from American retailers that normally do not ship internationally.

    We receive packages on behalf of our customers and then consolidate, repack and ship the merchandise to our customers overseas.

    We are located in London, UK, and also have offices in Cortland, OH and in Moscow, Russia. We do most of our business online so it does not matter where you live. You would need to work from home anyway.
    At the moment we are offering you position of Authorized Agent.

    You would need to work from home. Any additional employment is not a hindrance if you have 3-4 hours a day free. You don’t have to pay anything to be accepted for employment. Your only expenses will be the wrapping material (i.e. carton boxes) that will be reimbursed to you with your salary.

    We pay 6.79% of the total cost of the delivered and sent product. Apart from that, an agent receives 4.75 $ for each forwarded parcel. Normally, you will get 40-70 parcels per month. The salary of the employee accounts for nearly 1000-1500 $ per month.

    Please check out our website

    http://www.shippingcorp.com

    You can see what we do and how it works.

    Please pay attention to “Job with us” section and FAQ in it.

    Feel free to ask more questions about this position. Phone inquiries – (877) 720-7447 ext. 2.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Sergey Lazarev, Project Coordinator

    email: career@shippingcorp.com
    phone: (877) 720-SHIP ext. 2
    web: http://www.shippingcorp.com

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Steve,

    You’re not stupid. We’ve all been victims. Just use this as a learning experience like we all have. What I would do, is send the package back and just report this company to various scam protection agencies and sites like you’ve done here. This way others can avoid this company and their dirty laundry can be exposed. We’ve listed some top scam fighting websites on this page above.

    Hope this helps.

    Eddy

  • steve/jennifer

    Mr. Salomon,

    First let me say thanks to you for providing a forum for regular working Joe’s like myself to gain much needed knowledge on work at home scams and legit opportunities.

    I have taken this scam very personally, being unemployed clouds ones judgment so when they initially contacted me through career builder.com I was highly motivated to land a job. These people used that against me, and now I’ve made it mine and my wife’s mission to ensure Shipping All Over the Word, LLC doesn’t snare anyone else.

    The actions we have taken so far is filed an I3C complaint, FTC complaint and am currently working closely with a nice young lady from the Ohio BBB, I’ll show you a sample of what’s going on, this is the most recent e-mail I received from the BBB:

    From: — ——-@youngstownbbb.org
    To: ———-3874@aol.com
    Sent from the Internet (Details)

    Absolutely! We are alerting consumers by issuing a Press Release and any info we get from you will be helpful.
    I have contacted Careerbuilder.com and they are looking into it also.
    Thanks so much,

    ————– | Director of Charity and Ad Review

    Email:———@youngstown.bbb.org
    | Start With Trust

    —–Original Message—–
    From: ———-3874@aol.com [mailto:scompton3874@aol.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 1:52 PM
    To: ———@youngstownbbb.org
    Subject: Re: JOB OFFER

    Jennifer,
    I am certain the packages will be coming. Elizabeth still thinks Steve hasn’t caught onto her. Would you like us to still inform you If the packages do get here, and any other contact from elizabeth?

    **************
    As you can probably detect, this company isn\’t hip to the fact we are on to them, so were still going through the process and providing every bit of communication between myself and this scammer to the BBB before we turn away that first package.

    Here are some tidbit’s my wife uncovered about the fine staff that was assembled by this company:

    Project coordinater Sergey Lazarev which of course is an alias.
    Sergey Vyacheslavovich Lazarev (Russian:), born 1 April 1983) is a vocalist, dancer and actor based in Moscow, Russia. He is most famous for his singing career (and web design skills, the http://www.shippingcorp.com looks amazingly real), when he rose to fame as the dark-haired member of the group Smash!!. The group broke up in 2005. Since then Lazarev has pursued a solo career (I guess the solo career thing wasn’t going to well).

    Then she researched my personal coach/trainer Elizabeth Kuznetsova this is what came up with her name…There is, for example, the tragic story of ship’s
    officer Elizabeth Kuznetsova, who jumped ship in Portland, Oregon, on 9
    February 1944. According to a later VENONA KGB message, she subsequently
    married a taxicab driver in San Francisco. The VENONA part of the story
    ends, “On 4 November this year the traitor to the fatherland KUZNETSOVA was
    shipped to Vladivostok on the tanker ‘BELGOROD’. Amazing how she bounced back from that little set back, to begin here Re-shipping empire.

    Seeing as I did land a job today (it’s about time) and I’m taking up most of this page, I just want to say thanks to you sir, and if your interested in updates from our process with Shipping All Over the World, LLC my wife would be more than happy to keep posting here.

    Steve/Jennifer

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Steve and Jennifer,

    You guys are great! Thank you for taking it upon yourself to do your part and fight these scam artist by actively spreading their dirty laundry to the world and consumer protection agencies and sites. This is how scams are foiled. Too often we get embarrassed when we get scammed. But the fact of the matter is it’s very common that many work at home seekers run into scams when entering this industry. It’s like an awful right of passage that we all face. But the people that ultimately succeed are the ones like yourself that learn from this experience and try to make the best of it. So I would like to applaud you and your wife for your efforts. We all appreciate them very much! Thanks for providing so much details. Hopefully when people do their research these posts will come up and help many avoid these guys and scammers like them.

    The other thing that’s really bad about this situation is how the scammers are using the names of legitimate people and companies to gain victim’s trust. They should be charged on two sets of crimes, slander and defrauding work at home seekers! Hopefully in time, work at home seekers will realize this and that legitimate companies and people’s name will remain clear of this association.

    Keep up the good work. Look forward to hearing more.

    Eddy

  • steve/jennifer

    Mr. Salomon,
    Yes I was embarrassed at first but I quickly got over that once the anger set in, They say there is nothing worse then a woman scorned lol. It was a lesson learned, I have made this my first priority in doing my part on getting the word out. I have posted this on myspace so that hopefully it will reach a lot more people. I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around eventually it will come back to these crooks. I do hope they get charged, we could have gone to prison with this scam since the paper trails would have ended with us. The local police department informed us to not accept the package “duh” lol but we still needed to know from them what they wanted us to do. I am still hopeful that I will find legitamit work at home, thanks to all of your help in opening my eyes for what I need to be looking for to sort through these scams. I will continue to spread the word in any way i can.
    thank you

    Jennifer

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi again Jennifer,
    Well I am glad you got over being embarrassed and decided to be proactive. Many more of us need to have that mentality.

    I am just happy we could help.

    Thanks again for sharing with us.

    Eddy

  • steve/jennifer

    Mr. Salomon,
    I can not express my Gratitude with all of your help. Your words have been very comforting to both myself and my husband. We have gotten the word out as much as we could. I thank everyone for the support. I am letting go of this experience now and looking forward to bigger better things. Thank you a million times over!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    No need for thanks guys.
    I am very happy to help people avoid scams. As someone that has been scammed several times I am just happy to do my part to help others avoid it.
    I think you’re totally right to leave this experience behind you especially considering what you’ve done to protect others. So definitely look forward to the future.
    There are many legitimate opportunities out there and I’m sure as you explore our site and do your research you’ll find the right ones for you and your husband.
    Continue to keep that positive mentality and you will succeed.

  • Rick

    Hi All,

    By request, I am posting the emails I received from Union Express (Packaging Scam). They are in the order I received them, some contain information form me responding.

    1) Good day!

    My name is Judy Coil, Manager of the Customer Assistance Department of the Union Express Inc.
    Our company is engaged in correspondence managing, distributing different goods worldwide, buying and reselling these goods.

    Our company is involved in correspondence managing, distributing different goods
    worldwide and buying and reselling these goods.

    The US take-up of Internet trading is much higher than in the Europe. Many Internet
    auctions and online shops in the United States of America do not ship the products overseas.
    As the result thousands of customers in Europe and Asia are not able to access the large market
    and purchase high-quality merchandise at so low prices. Union Express Inc., provides European and Asian
    customers with US and Canada street addresses that can be used as the shipping addresses.
    Then our merchandise managers forward the packages to the country where the customer is located.
    It is the same if they had relatives or friends in the United States and could ask them about such service.

    Description of Goods :

    - Consumer electronics of different kinds;
    - Sport equipment;
    - Luxuries;
    - Home computers and computer components for desktop systems, notebooks, PDAs;
    - Office equipment;
    - Mobile equipment (cellular phones, pagers, GPSs etc.);
    - Car parts (small car parts);
    - Clothes;

    We don’t operate with goods which contain materials and technologies restricted
    for export/import.
    We plan to expand our activities and we are looking for smart people to train for
    an assistant/manager position.Thank you for your application.

    Job description:

    People who get this job will have to follow these instructions:

    1. Receive the correspondence from our company to his/her home address.
    2. Report to our manager (every candidate will be included on the manager list)
    3. Repack received items following the instructions which our manager will
    send to you.
    4. Receive money from our company for shipping and payment for each
    shipped out package. We offer $24 for each shipped out box. We’ll sign a contract for a long-term partnership (6 or 12 months), by mail. You will receive prepaid USPS labels
    so you are not responsible for s/h fees.
    5. Fill in the forms and papers which will be shown in our managers instructions
    (you will receive an e-mail instruction for each box).
    6. Ship the package out using the specified shipping method (at this time we
    use mainly EMS. Every USPS office can ship it with EMS Global Express.
    7. Check your e-mail 5-6 times per day (every hour is welcome)

    I have 4 important things to ask you about:

    1) The source of the information about this open position ( a person, an e-mail letter, a newspaper, an ICQ message)?

    2) How old are you? Could you describe educational background and professional experience, and your current position?

    3) Is anybody at home during the business day to receive the parcels? Somebody should be at home during the business days Mon-Fri to sign the parcels. They cannot be left at front door.

    4) Do you have UPS and USPS locations in your area?

    Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have.

    Thank you for reading this document. I look forward to hearing from you again.

    Judy Coil,
    Union Express Inc.

    2)Step by step:

    1. You will receive a package (merchandise from a vendor) at your residence.
    2. You will email the confirmation to your manager that the package was received.
    2. You will receive a prepaid shipping label and shipping instructions from your manager.
    3. You will use the label to ship the package.
    4. You will email the confirmation to your manager that the package was shipped.
    5. After 3 weeks from first shipment you will receive a check or paypal deposit of $24 for each shipment made during the 3 weeks. You can choose the paycheck or PayPal.

    On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 9:48 AM, RIck wrote:

    Hi Judy,

    Thank you for contacting me. Please find my answers below.

    My questions for you are:

    1) Estimated amount of packages I can expect to receive on any given day?

    2) Who pays for the repackaging of the items?

    3) Is the $24 over and above the cost of the shipping?

    4) How is payment made?

    5) How often is payment made?

    6) What method of payment is used, if by check what bank are the checks are drawn on; US, International?

    7) Do you accept Paypal as an instrument to make payments?

    8) What are my liabilities regarding the shipping?

    9) Would I also be the contact for the customer regarding any question or concerns about their shipment?

    3)Thank you for your apply. I am quite prepared to offer you a job with us.

    You will start on $24.00 per box.
    First time we will start with not expensive goods.

    Some information must be verified before we start.
    You should send us a scanned copy of your DL to verify provided postal information.
    Also we’ll sign the contract for a long-term partnership (for 12 months).

    Here is the contract:

    http://www.unionexpress.biz/contract.doc

    Please fill the contract, sign it, then scan and email me with a copy of your DL.

    As soon as your signed contract is received, you’ll be added to our postal database within 3 days and one of our managers will contact you.

    Also please create dedicated e-mail account at yahoo.com for our business only. You probably will not receive our messages because the information about new going packages sends to you automatically and most of mail systems distinguish these messages as a spam and block them. That is why you need to create and send me your new yahoo.com email asap.

    Judy Coil,
    Union Express Inc.

    Take a look at the link to the contract. After rereading it I really began to have some doubts.

    Thank you to all for your attention.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Rick! This should help a lot of people!

  • Rick

    My pleasure, glad to contribute.

  • Gloria

    Great, great advice everyone! I really appreciate it when people (like me) are willing to admit to being scammed, and warn others. Thanks

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Agreed Gloria!
    If more of us can get over the embarrassment of being scammed & air out these scammers, the harder it will be for them to scam people.

    Knowledge is power.

    Eddy

  • carol

    How about adding SMC to your scam list, They got me good and all I have to show for it is a big bill that will take me years to pay off

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Carol,

    I believe I’ve read some negative things about them as well. Would you mind sharing your experience with SMC in more DETAIL?
    It may help many help others avoid this company or at the very least make an informed decision about it.

    In general money making money infomercials can’t be trusted. They exaggerate the truth and are usually trying to lure you into
    an upsell which will cost you thousands of dollars.

    We actually wrote an article about this:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/11/12/infomercial-scams-the-truth-will-shock-you/

    In any event, I am really sorry to hear about this Carol. But sometimes the best recourse is to expose these companies so others are warned.

    Hope to hear more details of your experience with SMC.

  • Chris

    Here is an email I’ve received. (I’m very suspicious because THEY contacted me, or is that misguided?) I’ve attempted to research and I cannot find anything definitive.
    I suspect big scam, and I thought I’d put it out there to the professional and pass this along so that if it IS a scam, others will know.

    Eddy, I’d appreciate your opinion. The email I received is below.

    Dear Chris,

    We have found your resume at careerbuilder.com and would like to propose you an
    Independent Agent position.

    My name is Ashli Roberts and I am a Chief Manager of the HR Department of
    E-Innovative Group Company. Our Department had a look at your resume and I’m
    glad to inform you that your skills meet our completely requirements.

    Our company is a world-famous one. We offer financial services, e.g. escrow
    services for buyers and sellers. E-Innovative Group deals with stocks, business
    sales at closed commercial auctions (the number of buyers is limited) and
    world-wide online auctions, such as ebay.com, amazon.com, yahoo.com.

    This is a part-time vacancy with flexible schedule.
    Working hours: 2-3 hours a day from Monday to Friday is enough.

    It’s possible to work from home and communicate via INTERNET & phone.
    Job requires internet access and e-mail.
    No need to pay for enrollment! All expenses are covered by E-Innovative Group.
    We offer Trial Period (30 days) for employees, whose application forms were
    approved. During this time you’ll be getting all necessary instructions and
    training from our online support.

    After first 20 days we evaluate whether employee is ready to work or not.
    Supervisor can exercise his right to recommend termination after trial period.

    The monthly salary for the first 30 days is $2300 + 8%commission for every
    completed transaction. Working with a number of permanent customers your real
    salary will be raised up to $4500/month. After the trial period your monthly
    wage will be $3000 plus 8% commission.

    NOTE: you may ask for additional hours or proceed full-time.

    If you are interested to know more about Financial Agent position please fill in
    the form below and send it to: E.innovative.ashli.job@gmail.com

    We will contact you within next 48 hours after reviewing your form.

    ————————————————FORM————————————-
    Full name ______________________
    Residence country _____________________
    Contact phone ______________________
    Availability time _______________________
    ————————————————FORM————————————-

    We found your resume at http://www.careerbuilder.com. This letter confirms that your
    resume has been duly processed and your skills completely meet our requirements
    for Financial Manager vacancy.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ashli Roberts

    E-Innovative Group Inc.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for sharing.
    This sounds like this may end up being the check cashing scams we’ve covered on this page.
    I am sure eventually they would ask you to cash a check.

    Glad you came here first to do your research.

    Eddy

  • Mary

    How about adding KEY ONLINE JOB OPPORTUNITIES to the list. I didn’t do enough research and was scammed by them. All the sites they sent me to were invalid. Tried contacting customer services, never received feedback. Sent numerous emails stating user ID’s and passwords they created for me didn’t work but they said they worked when they accessed the sights they “supposedly” created for me. When I emailed them for more answers, they immediately listed each cased as being closed without any answers. I get so angry because I have been scammed a few times, possibly because the sites look and sound legitimate.

  • http://google Laura

    does anyone know anything about google,I know google tree people had trouble with then because they charge 72.00 a month before the 7 day trail was up

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Google Money Tree is not a direct job with Google or even officially endorsed by them!
    In fact this company may be infringing on Google’s name. Most of the reviews about the Google Money Tree system have been bad.
    We’ll be doing a full review soon. In the mean, time I would avoid this opportunity. Google does have great ways to make money with them such as Adsense or their Quality Assurance positions and you
    don’t have to pay a dime for either. in the mean time if you’re looking for legitimate opportunities I would encourage you to read our recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Don’t pay any fees for jobs! It’s okay to invest in a home business opportunity provided you do you research.

  • sandy

    hi eddy,

    i chanced upon this blog of yours… it’s very disturbing and hard to look for something that’s work-at-home… i’m based in Singapore, far from the US where you are… any idea about CarbonCashPro? and what would you suggest is good or what do you personally use for work-at-home type of business?

    cheers,
    sandy

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Sandy,

    Finding a good work at home job is like winning the lotto and why it’s important for people to be open minded
    and give non-traditional opportunities a try or get training in careers that are in demand.
    Since you’re out of the U.S. you may want to visit our international work at home page for some ideas and advice:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/international

    I have no idea about CarbonCashPro but if you follow the advice in the video listed at the top of this page you can probably figure out if it’s a scam or not within a few seconds. That’s how we research companies anyway and why we listed the video.

    In terms of my personal recommendations they can be found on the following page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Hope this helps.

  • Renatas

    Hello Eddy,
    I am from Lithuania, Europe. Searching for such kind of job, like data entry, form filling. I registered to http://www.superprofits.biz as here they providing form filling. Paid them 40 dollars. I think, it was my mistake. When i logged in, saw all conditions i must to do, create an ad and post in ad sites as much as I can do. When somebody clicks on my ad, and asks for more information, it is my form. This form (name and email adress) i must type in to confirm my form. And you get this humble 5 dollars. And what, if nobody clicks on my ad…No money.
    In the next day after registration I wrote them back for refund back money, but no answer.
    As i read above yours article, DO NOT pay any fees for registration. But it`s too late.
    I have found another site http://www.nationaldataentry.com/. Here company provides all required informations for copy paste job. But needed 50 dollars for registration.
    So Eddy, please help me, maybe you know more about such copy paste sites, how often i`ll get info I need to fill that forms.
    Thank you very much for answering

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Renatas,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with this company.
    My rule of thumb is never pay for any type of job. It’s okay to invest in a business opportunity or career training but even when doing that you should always do your research
    before relenting a dime. As I said many times. Data entry & Typing opportunities that require a fee should be avoided as well. Period! The so called typing and data entry is being misrepresented
    when in fact it is affiliate marketing which is a great career. But should be taught by people who aren’t trying to mislead you:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff

    Since you’re outside the U.S. you may want to visit my international work at home article:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/international It should help you. Stay away from copy & paste sites, data entry, typing, rebate processing, etc or any other thing we’ve mentioned on this page.
    Or at the very least don’t invest anymore money into any other work at home opportunity unless you’ve followed the simple research steps mentioned in the video on this page. You’ll avoid
    a lot of problems by doing this. Good luck.

  • http://www.teddyruxpin.com Thomas

    Online Part Time Job Open!!!

    From: trevor.boys@homecall.co.uk
    Sent: Wed 3/4/09 1:34 AM
    To: (Unknown)

    We have Job Offer Available for you. This will not affect your present Job.We need a company assistant/secretary to help process payments and get 10% on each Payment Processed till we can have a location in your Area, Your task is to receive payment from our clients and process, send 90% to the company and keep 10% as you commission .If you are interested email me back with information below :Full name, Address in full (No PO Box) City, State, Zip code, Phone Number, Cell Number, Present Occupation, and Age.
    Thanks
    Mr Ray Woody
    WOODYS FURNITURE

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Thomas,

    Yet another check cashing scam! I get so many of these everyday.

  • Renatas

    Hello again Eddy,
    Thanks for help, it`s fine to hear people with expierience.
    I want disturb you with my silly questions.
    There are a lot of PTC(paid to click) PTR (paid to read) sites, they promising amount of money for visiting sites for example at least 60 sec and giving 5 euro, 10 euro, 200 euro, and much more.
    I think more is impossible, because, in my opinion, these companies doesn`t tell the truth (my expierience with superprofits.biz). But they do not require any fee. Fee is only when you want to upgrade. But what does it mean upgrade. Think it`s not “business oportunity” and not worth to invest. So, is it worth waste my time clicking these sites?
    Thank you.

    Lithuania, Europe.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Renatas,

    I think you’ve pretty much answered your own question. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    At the end of the day my suggestion is always the same, research the company using the technique listed in the scam video
    on this page and you’ll pretty much know all you need to know about most companies.

  • http://www.komonews.com Thomas

    Work-at home scam victim: ‘It’s a blatant lie’

    http://www.komonews.com/news/problemsolvers/40580367.html

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks. There is going to be a 20/20 special tonight that is going to show a scammer getting arrested and the outing of “Angel Stevens”
    There was also an MNBC that recent aired. I’m going to include clips of both stories sometime next week.

  • http://hazelpeppergood.com Madeline

    Hello, I have been scamed by this woman, Hazel Peppergood, she claims to supply you with a list for envelope stuffing and she requires a hefty $60.00 for her info. well I wrote her and asked to please make sure that your list is ligit and for real because I have lost lots of money on scams, she claimed that her list is real and ligit and no start up $ needed to get started with co’s on her list, when I got her so called list, it was a joke, very small and most companies on list are those who are presntly advertising everywher, so be warned, do not
    order Hazel Pappergood’s envelope stuffing from home.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Madeline,

    Thanks for sharing! We appreciate it.
    Envelope stuffing is one of the oldest scams out there. I am sorry you were a victim. But thanks for sharing the details so other can avoid it.

  • Sherri

    Eddy,
    Can you help me out and tell me if Project PayDay or google Tree is a scam? Or can anyone else. I would truely appreciate it alot. I recently was laid off and need income coming in.

    Eddy your info is awsome. I have spent the past couple days going through it.

    thanks Sherri

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Sherri,

    Sorry to hear about your job.
    With that said you need to learn about this industry very quickly to avoid losing any more income.
    Part of that involves reading the material you find on this site or any other useful resource. We provided you with a video that teaches you how to determine if any company is a scam within several minutes.
    We’re about teaching people how to fish here not fishing for them otherwise you’ll be open to more scams if we’re not around. So just take the 5 minutes to watch the video on this page and applying it.

    I’ll give you a freebie with one of the companies you asked:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/08/10/projectpaydaycom-review-scam-or-not/

    I hope it helps.
    Be sure to go and read our articles and learn as much as possible if you’re serious about working at home:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide will be a perfect place to start. But you need to actually take the time to read the material and apply it.

    Good luck.

  • elaine

    @eddysalomon:
    Hi Eddy!

    You said that Surveyscout website is no scam. Why they require me to pay fee for them $ 34.95. Are you sure this website really no scam?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Elaine,

    Great to hear from you again! Read the following article in full:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/09/24/is-surveyscoutcom-a-scam-it-depends/

    Survey scout is basically just a middle man that compiles a list of survey sites for you. They’re no different than a person that writes a book that compiles a list
    of restaurants. The problem with these type of sites is that they misrepresent how fast you’re going to make money & how much you’ll earn. So they’re more guilty of being a little misleading and an middleman that an out right scam like fake check cashing.
    With that said, I did ultimately end my article about them as follows:

    “My final word is to avoid sites like SurveyScout.com. It’s not worth the money when you consider the alternatives which are free.” We already provide you a free list of legitimate surveys: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/13/top-5-paid-online-survey-websites/

    And you could probably find the same list that sites likee survey scout provides for free by doing some searches on Google. The problem is that although there are literally hundreds of survey companies out there that you can sign up for, they’re not all legitimate or worth signing up for. That’s why our list is so limited. I’ve tried tons of them but many were garbage. So in my opinion, you’re better going with quality rather than quantity. But ultimately you’re an adult and have to decide if that’s the right path for you. Instead of looking for my surveys, I started just getting more involved with focus groups which paid more in one shot. So that’s something you want to consider as well if you haven’t already: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/08/focus-groups-got-paid-150/

    My good buddy Callie is sort of a survey junkie and can give you some insight as well:
    http://www.SurveyFavs.com

    Hope this helps.

  • Barb

    Hi Elaine, Hi Eddy

    I thought I would put a little chime in here….lol. Elaine, Eddy is right by saying SurveyScout is not a Scam, but they are very misleading! I was fortunate enough to be able to become a member of SurveyScout by signing up for another product, which I did on a free trial basis. Becoming a member of SurveyScout was an incentive type promotion for signing up for this other free product.

    Anyways, too make a long story short, I must say I am glad I did not invest one penny to become a member of SurveyScout. Speaking from experience, when I entered their members area I was a very disappointed person, even though I received a free membership. The free membership is worthless. Every survey company they have listed I already found — needless to say, I didn’t pay a single penny for any. I found them from surfing the net. Same as I did with mystery shopping companies, get paid to drive companies, get paid to read emails (PTC sites), real work at home companies, and such.

    Now, their catch, to lure you into purchasing a membership is that of, these survey companies they provide to you pay you a massive amount of money for completing surveys, plus they give you bonuses and extras of other work at home opportunites. These are Get Paid to Drive, Get Paid To Read Emails, Get Paid To Shop & Eat, and such and then they give you extras like how to make money with Google, Claim Free Government Grant Money, and such

    I must chuckle in despare…I say this because 1st, none of these survey companies pay what SurveyScout claims them to pay, plus some we cannot classify as survey companies, in realty they are product evaluation companies and some are just a site that pays for you to order a product on a free trial, try it out if you like it keep and continue to be billed for it, if not cancel within your free trial period and you will still be paid a set amount regardless. No questions/surveys to complete….lol. 2nd the links they have listed under Bonuses…I found quite a few that no longer work. The companies are out of business. And 3rd, what they are offering as “Extra’s” is the exact same information that can be obtained by anyone anywhere off the internet and pay just shipping and handling, same as what you have to do with SurveyScout.

    If you are going to sell your services, I would hope you would have enough courtesy to review your site and make sure all url’s you are providing are in working order. C’mon, lets be for real, how many times should they be entitled to make money off the same “outdated” information. If I’m paying a company to supply me with information, I would hope they are not supplying me with non-working url’s. I would hope to be paying for current information, not outdated information. But, then again, that’s why I won’t pay a membership fee to these type of companies, I will do the leg work myself and obtain the information free. Plus, I’ve found more information then what they provided me with.

    So, as I end this chime, I just want to remind everyone, do not pay for information when you can obtain it “free” by just researching and being a member of work at home forums such as this.

    Good Luck!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Barb,

    Thanks for sharing! You’ve made some great points that folks should heed!

  • L J

    Hi Eddy,

    First off let me say you have a great site here. Thank You for taking the time to set it up.

    I`m no Rocket Sienstice, nor do I claim to be. The thing that I`ve figuerd out is like the old saying :
    “If something sounds to good to be true, It probely is.”

    All these W.A.H.S. ( work at home sites ) every one that I run across ALL ! Ask for ( 1 ) one thing, my” Hard Earnded Dollar.” This is the way all these scam artists get rich quickley. On getting you to part with, ” Your Hard Earned Dollar “.

    If you go a company, & apply for a job. They have you fill out an application. To see if you are qualified for the postion they need to be filled. They don`t ask you for money, if they do.
    ” Run like hell out of there. Quickley ! ”

    Well, I`m sure that I`m not the first to post this, but I just wanted to add my two cents.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks LJ!

    For the most part you are correct about your observation but scam artist have wised up. Not all scams ask for fees. If you read some of the other scams we listed on this page ( wire transfer or package forwarding )
    you’ll see what i mean. So asking for a fee isn’t necessarily the only sign. The other thing to keep in mind is that legit home businesses will ask for a fee such as Avon, etc. Jobs shouldn’t but a home business may because you can’t start a business
    without supplies or capitol otherwise everyone would have one. So that should also be kept in mind.

  • Bill Slateritz

    Want to ask if you know anything about Brian Wynn and his Millionaire League. Like many
    websites, he doesn’t say what you do to earn money, just that he’ll teach you how to earn
    through streams of income.

    I’d appreciate your comments.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Bill,

    Did you do as instructed in our scam video on this page to research this company?

  • http://www.ripoffreport.com Rachel

    @Christine Peters:
    What I do is use the website ripoffreport.com and put the name of the company, if the company is a fraud they will come up. Like Ameriplan, they took my money and didn’t get anything from them. They also had a lot of negative comments on them.

  • http://www.ripoffreport.com Rachel

    also be careful when you get an email from anyone in the military, they will ask you for the same information, as far as your name, address, don’t reply to them. And if any company is asking for money, they are a scam, you don’t need to be paying for a job, they need to pay you. Be careful with the job you apply for.

  • Jake

    Hi Eddy,

    Just want to say 1st. of all, I found your site yesterday. Couldn’t stop reading!!!! It’s about time, I finally found some real info on work at home!!!! Now the following e-mail came this morning. I know it’s not about work at home, but I’ve gotten these before. Now, I wouldn’t answer this. But because of the desperate times out there today, some people might answer this!!!! I hope not, because i think all they are trying to do is steal your info & your life!! So if I’m right, you might want to let others know? Again, THANK YOU for such great info. And now, I have to get back to the site and start reading it all. More info I get, the more knowledge to finally get that job on line I’ve been looking for so long!!!!!
    Good luck to all!!!
    Jake

    Subject: compensation check from un habitat
    Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 08:28:40 -0700
    From: Susan.Chunick@fraserhealth.ca

    Good day,
    This programme is awarded for all victims who were previously scammed by the internet fraudsters ,the Financial Commitee of the UN-HABITAT Programme have deposited your
    Settlement Check Parcel of $500,000.00 USD with Reference Number UN013-0156/UPS-UN-HABITAT
    to the United Parcel Service of Nigeria(UPS)
    You are to contact the United Parcel Service of Nigeria (UPS) for more information
    CONTACT:
    E-mail:ups_dispatchunits_ng01@live.com
    Tel: +234-7060-516-059
    Accept Our regards.
    Chunick.
    UN-HABITAT Senior Information Officer

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Jake,

    I’m glad to hear that you appreciate the site and the work we put into it. Reading comments like yours makes it all worth it. Thanks for sharing one these spam emails. Like you I get them all the time. I’m just hoping that by now everyone knows to avoid them. But you can never be to sure. So we’re happy to list it.

    Take care & thanks again.

  • tami

    Hello again eddy I enjoy you site and I am currenty looking into some of the programs that you recommend but I wonder if I could get your opinion on this site http://www.magicmailermoney.com It does not seem like a scam letter stuffing thing or chain thing they have a better business rating of B and also found no bad comments when I typed in google for scams The company is Calagraphics Berkeley Heights, NJ I am a new follower to your site gut everything you say is honest and to the point and I feel I can trust in and value your opion as I really need to get on the ball with my work from home situation. Thanks any comment will be appreciated tami

  • http://www.ripoffreport.com Rachel

    @tami:
    @tami:
    Can someone let me know if that company is for real http://www.magicmailermoney.com. I’m looking for some extra cash. Also if you need to check out any company. http://www.ripoffreport.com has a list of companies that have scammed people. Some have good comments.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Tami,

    Great to hear from you again. First and foremost let me say this is probably one of the best work at home scam question I’ve received in a while! You actually went ahead and followed the directions on this scam page and did some of your own initial research using the BBB and the Google method I described on the video of this page! You go girl! Now with that said the BBB rating is a good indicator and so is the lack or negative comments. The page seems to be pretty straight forward. They’re basically offering to help people get more leads for their MLM businesses. I gathered this opportunity is only good if you’re already involved in an MLM. If not then I don’t really see the purpose of joining it. So if you’re in an MLM it might be worth a shot.

    Email the the company and see if they can walk you through more details about the specifics of their programs not just what they have on their landing page.
    Good luck either way.

    P.S. You do have work at home options available to you on our work at home guide:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide

  • Sam

    I just wanted to get your opinion on a couple of sites. Work at Home United and West Work at Home. Ive seen alot of conflicting info on both. Are either legit?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Sam,

    Work At Home United is basically Melalueca or Herbalife I believe. There are obviously some people that do very well with both companies. But I’ve never been big on MLMs. The regular meetings, phone calls, over-priced inventory have always been a turn off to me. So to each their own. Sounds you like you’ve done the research already. (Thanks for doing so before posting your comment.) So with that said you have to determine if the negative comments you’ve read are something that you can deal with or over come. Sometime I read negative comments about a given product or opportunity that mean nothing to me because either I know I can get around it or it’s not really all that negative in my mindset. So you know your threshold better than I do and have to go with that.

    West Work At Home, I know as a legitimate work at home company that is often recommended by many other work at home experts. Like any site or opportunity it won’t be perfect. Again you have to determine if the complaints described would be a deal breaker for your personal situation.

    Hope this helps.

  • Jamie

    Eddy, just how fast do you type? Or do you have one of those voice to text programs? :)

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Not really sure. I learned to type just by continuously using the internet since the early 90s.

  • Jamie McCollum

    Well, I wasn’t really being serious:) I just noticed that you always respond quickly & sometimes w/not so short answers. I think it’s great that you take the time to read questions/comments and actually respond!

    Still working my way thru your site…….

  • Lynn

    Hi Eddy, I really appreciate all the work you’ve put into your site and for the fact that there is someone we can put our trust into when it comes to finding ways to take care of ourselves. I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time searching for various ways to make decent money from home and unfortunately haven’t found it YET. Based on your experience, can you tell me if you think that the EBay Success Kit is a scam??? I was hoping that I might be able to find a link on your site of all scams listed alphabetically that you’re aware of. Any input would be appreciated.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for the kind words. Did you follow the steps in our scam video listed on this page to research this ebay kit company? That’s pretty much how we research any company. So give it a shot. You’ll get the answer in a matter of seconds.

  • William Dean

    Hi Eddy–This is a well managed, well thought out website which of course is a wire transfer–I got caught in another one last year when I suddenly became an unemployed teacher and it cost me $1,650–this is a new one–Spal-groupmain.cc–I’m printing out their webpage and taking it to my local police dep’t. Bill Dean

  • William Dean

    http://www.spal-groupmain.cc sounds like the newest wire transfer scam–well thought out web page, tons of information, $2,300 first month? plus 8% commission, etc. etc.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    William thanks for sharing! These scam artists are getting more and more sophisticated. Thanks for sharing and protecting others!

  • William Dean

    Hi–This is a follow up to my previous two messages re: http://www.spal-groupmain.cc—I talked to two bank managers from two separate banks, Wells Fargo and B/A–one of whom is a personal friend. I showed them my printouts of Spal Group’s prospectus and they both said independently of each other ‘SCAM’. Here’s a tip for everyone getting these “offers” from overseas–check out the grammar and spelling. It is usually 5th or 6th grade level. As an unemployed English/History teacher in California, the country’s most bankrupt state, I can state unequivocally that anything that looks like 5th or 6th grade probably is. Bill Dean

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks William for the follow up! Its great to have folks like you that share scams with us and provide tons of details to back the claims. I’m sure this is going to help a lot of folks avoid this scam and ones like it.

  • Sophiayia

    Dear Eddy,

    Please help. I believe the company is sam.

    Company call: Major Design Group
    Have been calling me a lot to ask me to sign the contract. I have constantly ask for the website, and they still have not give it to me yet. I wondering if you can find out whether the company is real or not. I am a little doubt. Please help. I have attach you the agreement application.

    PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
    1.Parties.
    Employer:
    MD GROUP,
    represented by Scott Marsh, President
    Address: 52 Upper Street Islington, London N1 0QH
    Employee:
    Address:
    2. Title of Position: Regional Manager
    3. Commencement/Termination Date.
    3.1. This is a Part-time Contract between the Employer and the Employee. The duration of the contract will be from the moment of its signature by both Parties until terminated by any of the Parties.
    3.2. This contract does not confer any right to any permanent job that may become vacant or available.
    4. Duties.
    The Employee shall carry out such duties as are assigned to him/her by the Employer confirming to the Law, including but not limited to:
    (a). cooperation between (the Employee) and MD Group, represented by Scott Marsh, President (the Employer) regarding the items as stated in Paragraphs 4.b, 4.c, 4.d and 4.e of this Agreement.
    (b). You will meet customers from your region and will handle all our carrying production and documentation to them.
    a. Your full name:
    b. Street:
    c. City:
    d. State:
    e. ZIP:
    f. Country
    g. Phone:
    h. Cell phone:
    i. Home phone:
    k. E-mail:
    (c). If it is obligatory, you will arrange deals with middleman companies in your region.
    (d). Maintaining appropriate records and making available information as required by the Employer.
    (e). As required our customers will make either direct cash or bank payments to you for our production and services. Usually once or twice a month.
    1
    5. Hours of Work.
    5.1. There are no fixed hours of work imposed on the Employee. However, the Employee should be able to fulfill the tasks set forth before him/her in the time frame specified by the Employer.
    5.2. The Employee shall be available on his/her mobile telephone a day hrs in order to be able to promptly deal with arising challenges if there are any.
    6. Payment calculation.
    6.1. Remuneration will be paid depending on the amount of the transfers from customers of the Employer.
    6.2. Remuneration will constitute 3,300.00 USD monthly + you will get 3% commission from the total amount of every service fee we charge our customers
    6.3. There are no other payments that the Employer is liable to pay the Employee other than as stated in Paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2 of this Agreement.
    7. Annual Leave.
    Holiday entitlement will be in accordance with the United States of America Law. There are 6 weeks of annual leave per year. The employee can have 3 weeks off time in the end of every 6-months period.
    8. Sick Pay.
    8.1. The Employee, being a part-time one, is not entitled to any sick leave pay.
    8.2. The Employer must be notified on the morning of the first day of any unavailability due to illness.
    9. Health and Safety.
    Responsibility for health and safety at work rests with the Employee. However it is obligatory to inform the Employer in advance if the Employee is unable to perform some of the duties due to some Health problems.
    10. Resignation/Termination.
    The Employee may terminate this Contract on not less than one months notice in writing.
    11. The Employer shall have power to suspend the Employee, to impose disciplinary sanctions on the Employee and to terminate the Contract in accordance with disciplinary/dismissal procedures as subject to the Law of USA and any other applicable legislation.
    12. External Activity.
    Any external activity engaged in by the Employee must not be such as to interfere with the fulfilling of the Employee’s duties and responsibilities to the Employer.
    13. Declarations and Signatures.
    Both Employer and the Employee have read and fully understand the foregoing Terms and Conditions of Employment and agree to abide by the terms of this contract and further warrant that all statements and representations which have been made in application for this appointment are true and correct.
    Signed: _____________ Date: 05/26/2009
    (Employer)
    Signed: Date: __/__/2009
    (Employee)

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi,

    If they’re not willing to answer your question and you have a funny feeling inside they are a scam. Then you should move in. Usually that funny feeling is correct.

  • Charis

    Has anyone heard of the company Webaction Limited? it has a website but somehow it sounds fishy, the pay is 3500 a month and the position the offer is account manager to work from home dealing with the customers, what doesn’t sound right is that I would have to pay the money o programmers via western union and speak to the customers about the work that the programmers are doing, it doesn’t make sense to triangle the information when the programmers doing the work should be the ones talking to the customers, does it make sense, so the customers will pay me and I would have to send the money over to the programmers via wester union and deal with all the issues regarding the program the web programmers are developing. They show three openings but there has been conversations going back and forth regarding this adn it seems that at least a dozen of people got a job offer. their website is http://www.webactionlimited.com/, can I trust these people?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Charis,
    I think your instincts are correct.
    This sounds like another variation of the wire transfer, check cashing scam we’ve covered. There is a link above for it. Personally I would avoid it. If you want legitimate work at home jobs visit our work at home guide. It will help you avoid such nonsense: http://www.WorkAtHomeNoScams.com/workathomeguide

    I hope this helps.

  • Denise

    Hey charis,
    You asked whether this is a company who you can trust and I think for me personally it’s too soon to tell. I did some research to see if there was any dirt on this company or to see if it was dirt free and the only thing I came up with was a lot of people wondering if it was a scam! A lot of people are getting these emails from Web Action Limited looking to hire independent contractors. There are at least 14 different positions available. They are based out of the UK but have recently opened an office in Pennsylvania. That could be a reason why they are sending so many emails. I did come across a person who has worked with the company for over 3 months now. After the first 2 months she had to sign a yearly contract with them and she is responsible for paying taxes on her own, on the 1099 basis. She stated that she received her first salary of $3500 after a month of working for them. The funds are wired from their UK account. She stated they don’t use paychecks due to security reasons. So it is mandatory to open up an account to get paid. I also read that you do have to send money to your programmers which you deal with a lot when working on a project.

    Now I can’t honestly say that this is a scam and back it up because for one she said she got paid but also because I have no solid proof. But what I am skeptical about as you are is the fact that the contractor has to send money to the programmers. To me it doesn’t make any type of sense why a company would have workers paying workers. What does come to mind is a sneaky way of laundering money! Now I’m not saying that’s happening or that’s the scam. I’m just saying what came to my mind after researching this company! To me a legitimate business does not operate in that manner. I also read where another person who received an email from Web Action Limited sent them all the information they required and then became a little ify about it, called the FBI Cleveland Office and got some advice from them and they did tell her to proceed with caution because that is a way for an organization to launder money. I was kind of happy to see that I wasn’t the only one that was paranoid and actually thought about that! Lol.

    Unfortunately in the times we live in there are people who fund terrorism and money is funneled through organizations to individuals, sometimes several times before reaching the desired party. So with that being said that would be my only concern at this point. I would wait to see how other people’s experiences are with this company before jumping into it. I’ve read where plenty of other people are moving forward and applying with Web Action Limited but only one person who actually works with them. So i’m sure there will be more talk about this company. But it still seems too fresh for me to determine whether it’s a shady company or not.

    I hope this helps you! =)

  • Danielle

    What do you know about Project Payday?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    We’ve reviewed it already:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/08/10/projectpaydaycom-review-scam-or-not

    Try using the search on our site. Most of the times we’ve covered a lot of the work at home sites.

  • Brenda Rorie-Baety

    Hello I just read the comment from Babbsi. I almost fell for this same scam. Luckily I listened to my gut and declined the “offer” and saved my husband and me who knows how much money. A couple of days ago, I received a letter with no return address on it. I opened it and much to my surprise there was a check for the amount of $4965.00. There was a cheery letter telling me that I was accepted as a Mystery Shopper. (Keep in mind, this was unsolicited.) In the bulk of the letter was a list of places that I would be ‘assigned’ to visit. There was a form to copy to fill out after each assignment. What set me off was the money transfer and changing dollars into foreign currency. The other 2 places were Walmart and J C Penneys. To top it off they would let me keep $300 and all the stuff I bought!!! WOW. I called the phone number and they told me to deposit the money in my checking or savings account and then call them back. I had 24 hrs to do that or they would stop payment on the check. OK I looked on my good old friend website, work at home no scams.com, and found out what danger we were in if we fell for this scam. The scam website is payme4shopping.com, and the company’s name is Service Inspection Limited. The gentelman was very cordial, but don’t let that fool you.

    Thanks Eddy again for what you do. You have saved my family a lot of money and grief.

    Brenda
    San Diego CA

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Brenda,
    Thanks for doing your part and warning people about this scam. Maybe others will be able to avoid it like you.

  • http://Twitterpofits Laura

    I have been getting alot of emails on twitter work at home does anyone know anything about this work at home job.It said Opha winfrey is trying this program

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Laura,

    What’s the website address of this opportunity? Did you try doing your research by following the simple steps in the video at the top of the page?

  • http://Twitterpofits Laura
  • http://mysearch4grantsandfunding.com Tami

    mysearch4grantsandfunding.com , This company says just 1.98 for your cd for grants, not really seeing the disclaimer until the 69.95 charge comes out of your account. When I called to dispute this with my bank and the company, they both said I had 7 days to review and cancel. Major problem! I could not sign in, and when sending a support ticket to the company, never heard back. What is worse is it seems that my bank is on there side about this charge. This is funny considering they paid the 69.95 to the mysearch4grantsandfunding.com company when I had no funds in my account. I still have not resolved this problem with the banks claim department, not very good service from bank of america!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Wow, I can’t believe your bank is isn’t backing you up on this. Most of the time they reverse the charges without any questions. I would escalate this to the manager, write a later, etc. But the bank should back you up on this. I experienced a similar situation and all I had to do was call Chase and they handled everything. Keep on them.

  • Sue Fegan

    I might be blind, but I am looking for the suggestions of websites, procedures for officially reporting a scam. BEFORE I FOUND EDDY, I too was scammed by Real Daty Entry– ) It sounds like they have changed their name a few times). Detals already discusssed above,and want to know the steps to go through to make thing more uncomfortable.
    BBB? FCC? FBI? the parent compnay, how do you find that out? Is it worth it filing a complaint with Pay Pal after the 8 weeks?
    There was a lisitng above with some suggestions, I will go write them down, but is there a link on this site that spells out suggested formalities?
    thanks

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Sue,

    I think the BBB makes it very easy.
    There should be a link for consumers where you can file a complaint. And yes feel free to contact Paypal as well. You’d be very surprised to see how receptive they are to consumer complaints. Hope this helps.

  • http://-na- Regi

    What can you say about wealthy affiliate online business. Can i apply for membership?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Regi,

    I think its pretty clear that I support WA since I mention them on my site all the time.
    However you might want to read the following articles since affiliate marketing isn’t for every one:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/05/31/top-10-reasons-to-avoid-affiliate-marketing/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff

    Good luck.

  • Debbie

    @Madeline:
    Hello Eddy, This is for Madelie I was also a victim of this Hazel Peppergood (envelope stuffing last year) I paid my money sent one e-mail after another to my such luck no reply she is a SCAM ARTIST get rid of her to the dogs.

  • Joan

    Eddy,
    I applaud your efforts to expose making money scams and thus protect all of us “innocents” from the heartless greed of those who would prey on good people who just want to earn an honest buck. I am an optimistic cynic who keeps thinking nobody can really be this rotten. I’ll just trust another one, even when my sixth sense says SCAM, back away. Even though I have been scammed a lot, I usually end up getting my money back, but also lose time in the meanwhile which can’t be recovered. For this reason, I want to share with others my experience with a real shabby scam. It is smartappsportal.com. At the time I bought into the program, the program was relatively new. I couldn’t find any negative comments. Went into the forums and review sites and read about how much money everyone was earning with this program. Come to find out, the posts were staged. Thinking I found Mecca, I promoted their product aggressively for over a month. Sales were supposed to be computed by E-Junkie. No sales. Very fishy. Then the truth came out. Marketers started to complain. It was a known scam site that just changed its name so no one would recognize them. One fellow said he lost $2000. with the previous company. Just avoid smartappsportal. They are not what they profess to be.

  • Miriam Pedrano

    i am interested to join in my survey but u do not have in the philippines, is there any way i can join the job?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Miriam,

    You may want to visit my international page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/international

  • Ralph

    hey eddy I am new to your site. I recently was looking at a opportunity with googe revolution have you heard about them before? They want $1.95 for a 7 day trial then $70 month there after. there site is http://www.googlerevolution.com would like your comments and I have been out of work for about a year and a half. Have any good suggestions to either start a business or home career? Thanks for your time.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Ralph,

    I just emailed you about this. So check your email. But in general always avoid these Google work at home kits and products. They’re all a variation of the google scam I listed on the page you’re reading:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/04/07/is-google-money-tree-a-scam/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/07/06/google-shuts-down-google-money-scams
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/06/07/fake-news-site-work-at-home-scam/

    In terms of starting your own business career, I’m a big proponent of affiliate marketing if you’re the right type of person for it.

    Read the following articles:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/05/31/top-10-reasons-to-avoid-affiliate-marketing
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/08/03/free-affiliate-marketing-ptc-course/

    Folks seem to like Ameriplan as well:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/09/25/is-ameriplan-usa-a-work-at-home-scam/

    Hope this helps.

    Eddy

  • THOMAS JONES

    i can not thank you!!!! enought for you tips!!!!! on uncovering!!! these work at home scams!!!! because of you tips!! i have uncovered i lot of snakes, i lot of fake companies!! that offer a low shipping fee!!! but hidden charges!!! they don’t tell about the monthly fees that are attach for the use of their services!! for helping you to find work, or to provide you with work!!! all they want is your (visa) card number and once that have that!!! they can charge you what ever they want!!! so again thank -you!!! eddy you save me!! a ton of money i dont have to spend!! and a lot pain!!!because i’am looking for work at home!!! my god bless this site!! because you bless me!!! keep up the good work!! you are helping a lot of people!! who don’t have extra money to spare!! thank-you!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Thomas!

    Is always great to hear when we can save people money and avoid these awful scams. By the way be sure to check out the following pages for you work at home search needs:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Good luck.

  • http://megarandom.lifejournal.com Martin

    @Diane:

    Partnerwithpaul is a definite scam. I researched the first site he gives you and they are affiliated with herbalife (itself not a scam at all, but a decent company). Their method is that they charge you for the starter package – $40, then when you sign up two more people and pay another $200 you are “in” and get to go to another site, which I presume scams you some more.

  • http://www.ameripubs.com Ashley

    Hello. I just signed up for an envelope stuffing work from home job. I was wondering if anyone had had any dealing with the company that I went through and if they could share any information. The website is http://www.ameripubs.com. I found it in a Babytalk magizine that I recieved in the mail. I went to their website and everything looked lagit, but I was just wondering about them because I really want to work from home so that I can spend more time with my boys, but can’t afford the $200 and $300 that most companies ask for. This one only asked for $32 and then an extra $3 for express mail. If anyone could share any information with me about this if they have it, I would greatly appreciate it. Please e-mail me at the the posted e-mail address.
    Thanks again,
    Ashley

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Ashley,

    I’m assuming you didn’t read this page because envelope stuffing is one of the opportunities we’ve already discussed as being a scam:
    http://www.workathomecareers.com/scams.shtml#ENVELOPE%20STUFFING%20SCAMS

    I would encourage you to actually read the rest of this scam page including the comments, watching the video so you can avoid losing any more money to these scams.
    If you’re looking for real work at home jobs and opportunities, visit the following pages:

    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    But they will only be useful to you if you take the time to actually read them. Hope this helps.
    Take care.

  • http://getpaid2.com Tammy Guy

    I recieved a letter in the mail today with a check for 3800 dollars. I have been looking for work at home oportunities and was told when i called the number that they got my info from the internet, and was accepted to be a mystery shopper. They wanted me me to deposit the check into my checking account and mack a money gram transfer for 1300 dollars and a wesrern union tranefer for 1400 dollars. They told me that I would get to keep 980 dollars. When I called to talk to the person it was a recording and I left a message. It took about 10 minuts for a man to call me back so durring that time I had googled the name of the company which is Work Group Evaluation Services. the second I got the results pulled up the man was calling me on the phone. I took down the instructions that he wanted me to follow and in doing that he changed the name of the person the money was supose to be wired to. so as I was talking to him I was trying to read what I had found on google which this company is a scam! They sent what looks like a real check written from a real bank. I googled the name of the bank got, the number, and called them the lady at the bank confirmed that it was not a good check. I am so glad I second guessed myself because I almost deposited the check and sent the money gram! I would have been out of almost 3000 dollars. Please people check out things before you do them. If you know of any mystery shopping positions that are not frauds please let me know.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Tammy,

    Good job on your detective work! That’s why we have that scam research video right at the top of the page because it can basically help you sniff out most scams in seconds. You were smart to do all the research you did. The check cashing or wire transfer scam is a common one that comes in many flavors. But once you hear something about cashing a check or wiring money then you already know it’s the same B.S. As you may have read above, there have been tons of people reporting the same type of scam above and in our fake check scam article. Thanks for sharing the information. Hopefully more people will follow your lead.

    In terms of finding legitimate mystery shopping companies just visit our companies page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

    Good luck.

  • Alisa

    Hi Eddy, I ve been coming to your site and find it to be one of the few legit sites on the web that gives really helpful and accurate info on job hunting on the web. I just wanted to say thank you for being honest.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Alisa,

    Thanks for just stopping by and saying that! I really appreciate you taking time out your busy day just to acknowledge my efforts here. It’s an affirmation that I’m making a difference and doing the right things
    by you folks.

  • carol

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the great info you have on your site. I have been coming to it for a few weeks now and have found some great opportunites that I had no idea existed. I have watched your videos and have learned alot of things about work at home scam and opportunites (btw you have a great speaking voice lol) Keep up the great work!!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Carol,

    No thank you for just appreciating my work and taking the time out to say that. Trust me it really feels good to hear these type of comments. Too often I get emails from folks asking for advice and I direct them to certain information to help them and I never get so much as a thank you. So it’s great to see some folks still have “home training”. lol

    By the way I don’t know about having a great voice, but I’ll try to make myself believe that as I create videos. lol Take care and thanks again.

  • Varonica

    @Eunice Davis:
    Hi Eddy
    WILL I BEEN SCAM FROM THE SAME PEOPLE ITS SO HARD TO FIND A REAL WORK FROM HOME COMPANY THAT I CAN TRUST SO THEY GOT ME FOR $69.00 IS THERE ANYWAY I CAN GET THEM MESS UP. THE WEBSITE IS http://WWW.FROMHOMEDATAENTRY.COM PLEASE NOBODY DONT WORK FOR THIS PEOPLE.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Varonica,

    You can report this website to the FTC.gov, BBB.org and many other consumer protection websites like the ones we mentioned in the following article:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/21/top-5-scam-fighting-sites/

    The best way to get back at these people is to spread the word to as many people as possible. If you paid for this with a credit card, I would contact your credit
    card company and ask them to reverse the charges and let them know you feel you’ve been scammed by this organization.

    Hope this helps.

    Eddy

  • Babbsi

    @Ashley:

    Hi Ashley,

    Would you keep us posted on your outcome of your experience with American Publications. Athough, most envelope stuffing company’s are scams, this one may be legitimate. I would like to know, but please remember….you must follow their instructions and do everything they instruct you to do.

    Thanks,

    Barb

  • http://dataentry.net Christine Peters

    Hi i was wondering if anyone knows about the company dataentry.net it says it is a liginement company but i don’t know if this is true, i signed up for 7 assignments it is a 7 day trial after that they ask $69.00 to get the list of surveys, i was wondering if you have heard of this company and has anyone joined up with it? please get back to me asap? thanks from cpetersweymouth@comcast.net

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hate to tell you this but I think you just got swindled out of your money.
    Right on this very page I provided you an article about these so called data entry scams:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/04/14/are-all-typing-data-entry-jobs-a-scam/

    Furthermore we provide you with a list of surveys for free:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/12/13/top-5-paid-online-survey-websites/

    My advice is to call your credit card company and get this canceled right away. Then take the time to read this scam page you’re on from top to bottom including the comments and video. The more educated you are about this industry, the less likely you are to fall such scams again.

    Then take the next few days to read the following information:

    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

    Don’t let the scammers win.

  • Unicorn Farts

    Here’s one for ya..

    I am not here seeking a “work at home” job, as I think there is some catch to all of them- generally starting with personal expenditure. (I grew up around women who sold Avon and Mary Kay, so I heard all about the whole “network marketing” scene for years.) However, I am here to post a scam alert. I have already posted one on http://www.ripoffreport.com; and searched for other scam alert sites so that I can share this with the public. “Money’s tight and times are hard,” so the countless unemployed or under-paid people who have already been screwed by the system and/or greedygut employers do not need to be exploited twice.

    Beware of Craigslist! Since you don’t have to pay to post, there are many of these scamsters posting “jobs” there. Here are two shining examples:

    1) There was an “administrative assistant” position posted for $15 per hour. It did NOT say “work at home.” If it did, I would have avoided it like the plague. I sent my resume (as instructed) to the following e-mail address: jolarinoinc@yahoo.com

    The next day I received an e-mail (from this address) from an entity calling him/herself “Barry Smith.” Still, it did NOT indicate “working at home.” It instructed me to establish a Yahoo account so that I could have an online “interview” with “Mrs. Monica Williams.” This extensive use of Yahoo was all the “red flag” I needed; because legitimate businesses will (at the very least) conduct a phone interview then schedule a real interview. Furthermore, they will almost always have their own company website. At this point, I became quite angry and decided I would go through with this flakey little “interview” so that I could gather more information from these cretins and report them. I established a Yahoo account, and sent a message to this “Monica Williams” person through Yahoo’s chat. He/she was already online, how ’bout that! He/she then informed me that this was “work at home,” and that I would need to go establish a bank account with Bank of America. After setting up this account, they would wire money to the account for me to purchase accounting software. Once this was done, they would then have me process payments for the “company” and my wages would be deposited in the Bank of America account as well. Can you say “money laundering?!”

    Forget the FBI. I was always under the impression that part of their computer/internet crimes department investigated things like this. When I called them, the call was answered by an apathetic and exasperated little guy who responded to me as if I were reporting a Bigfoot sighting. He quickly dismissed me with a “yeah, whatever” attitude.

    Now, for Craigslist’s second “gotcha:”

    I found a post for an administrative assistant position, and contacted the poster(s) via e-mail as instructed. I later received a response with “the rest of the story.” This entity was working in the “adult entertainment industry.” In other words, they make pornography! Along with the normal administrative/office duties, the “dress code” and “industry description” were included in the response. The “dress code” would require “short skirts/dresses” and “high heeled shoes.” I was flabbergasted and disgusted; as I am one of the few people left in America who understand that modesty, chastity and decency are virtues.

  • Michelle

    @Diane:

    Had the same experience with Paul. Don’t order any CD. He promises a refund but you will never hear from hear again.

  • Isela

    Hi everyone. Im trying to see if this is a scam or not. I have this feeling that it is but i want to make sure that im correct. I went onto craigslist looking for a job and i came across a “Mail Dispatcher” job opportunity, so i responded to the ad. I got a response from a Lexy Scott and here is what he said:
    Hello,
    Thanks for getting back to me here…I’m Mr Lexy Scott Let me tell you little details about myself, I’m experts in the sales of Used and Accidental automobiles, trucks And materials for world trade as well as import/export of various commodities into America/Canada/Europe .What i do is source for used and accidental cars on auction sales from within the united states ,buy them after due negotiations and then make payments for them for onward shipment to their various destinations for resale at a much higher profit making margin mostly in Europe’s, Asia and Africa where there is a very large and growing market for used cars.

    At the moment we have about 3000 accidental cars that We need to make the payments for before the cars can be shipped over to the destinations where they are needed, And at this Moment we need a ( PAYROLL ASSISTANT ) Who can be working at home and get $800 every Month End, This Opportunity is available right now and i will be very happy to have you as my payroll assistant to take incharge of this position at your area. Furthermore i will supplies you all the material you need in starting this job in which you don’t have to spend any cent of your money in this business, I will be responsible for all cost to start the job. All you will be doing is (Printing Check From home and this will be done through Versa Check Software} And everything is Legit Because we have a Certificate which back up the Company.

    As part of our ongoing expansion project, we are in search of competent and efficient proxies, who can help us establish a medium of getting to our customers in America, Canada and Europe with primary duties to include sending payment to our clients Sequel to your acceptance of this offer you will be entitling to $800 per month. You will stand in good stead, when the opportunity for securing a top management position arises, as we intend to put in place structures, in terms of human resources and physical facilities in your location depending on our rate of turnover. Also the company will provide you the supplies you need in issuing the payment to the clients and more instruction will be given to you online at yahoo messenger.

    YOUR LINE OF DUTY

    Here is what you will be doing…Mailing out payment to clients and the payment will be inform of Paycheck. More so , you must have experienced about versa product and if you don’t know anything about the software then no problem… I can put you through and give you tutoring lesson before you start work full .

    { WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING }

    1- CREATING PAYCHECK ON THE VERSA CHECK SOFTWARE
    2- DESIGN PAYCHECK ON THE SOFTWARE
    3- PUT THE COMPANY INFORMATION ON THE SOFTWARE TO BE CREATE ON THE CHECK
    4- PUT THE CLIENT INFORMATION ON THE SOFTWARE WHICH THE CHECK IS GOING TO
    5- PRINT THE CHECK OUT FROM YOUR COLORED PRINTER
    6- MAIL THE CHECK OFF THROUGH UPS COURIER SERVICE AND USE THE COMPANY UPS ACCOUNT FOR THE POSTAGE

    Your task is to only co-ordinate payment to the customers and helps us with the payment process. You will not be involved in any sales as our sales managers are in charge of that aspect for the company. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time doing your permanent job; you’ll also secure good income in the process cuz you will have access to allowance and others company benefits apart from your salary. If you are interested please send us the following information’s

    {1}Full Names…………………….
    {2}Sex…………………………..
    {3}Marital Status…………………
    {4}Age…………………………..
    {5}Company If Any…………………
    {6}Position………………………
    {7}Full Contact Address……………
    {8}Home/Cell No…………………..
    {9}Fax No………………………..
    {10} How Often do you always Come online everyday???
    (11) Your Yahoo Messenger ID or Hotmail ID???

    Looking ahead why awaiting your reply to my inbox,:

    Scott Lexy.

    So i sent him a response and he gave me this:
    Isela,
    Thanks for getting back to me here, I got your resume information and i’m very glad to have you as the one to take care of the payroll position. I really appreciate you for getting back to me here and i know you must be a energetic and sociable person. I appreciate your decency and i hope you be an honest, loving caring, humble, faithful and trust worthy Person, I can see that you have all it takes to take care of the payroll work.
    Well there is nothing special in the software. The Versa software is use for payroll work and its is use for setting up account and creating check and designing check. With this software you can create, design and print the check out .
    Since you don’t have idea about the software before and you don’t have the installation on your computer, i will want you to go and buy one at the store over there and here are the supplies you need to get so you can start work atleast tomorrow morning because if you can get the supplies today definitely i can give you the tutoring later today and you can start work tomorrow morning.

    Supplies to get today.

    1- Versa Check Gold 2010
    2- Versa Check Paper 500 pack
    3- Magnetic Ink
    Get those supplies today and get back to me here so we can move on the next step.

    Thank so much for understanding
    Scott.

    It sounds fishy!!! help me!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    This is just another variation of the check cashing scams we covered above:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/10/16/fake-checks-wire-transfer-scams-fakechecksorg-fights-back/

    Be sure you actually read the articles and comments above.

  • http://keyforcash.com Susanne Sischo

    I think you should investigate keyforcash.com. Here’s why. They said it wasn’t a scam, but now I’m not so sure. Either they are or their site is having problems. I logged in to their site and signed up for a data entry program, which thankfully is free. But when I tried to log in after receiving the confirmation email, it said my email address wasn’t on file, or there was an error. I hope the latter. Should i be wary of this or is it just a technical problem?

    And what about PeopleString.com? I’ve heard that that is not a scam. Please check that out too and report on it and let me know.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Susanne,

    Use the scam video above. That’s how we research any company.

  • Karen

    Are you for real? How do I look you up? If you are for real your are wonderful.
    I have enjoyed reading your site, and plan to make use of the sites you listed.
    Thank you,
    Karen

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Yes, I’m as real as a heart attack. In terms of research you can follow the same steps in the video. In any event I’m glad you’re finding the information helpful. Take care.

  • http://IncomeAtHome Sabrina

    Hi Eddy,

    I want to thank you for having a site like this, it is nice to know someone cares to help people like me looking for a work at home job. I cannot tell you all the scams and money that I put out and ended up with nothing. I have a question is Income At Home.com a scam?? Looking forward to your answer.

    Thank You,

    Sabrina :)

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Sabrina,

    You’re welcome. Did you watch the video listed above? It shows you how to research any company and that’s how we research anything.

  • Marina

    Hi Eddy:
    I received the following SCAM via email:

    **************************************************************************************

    If you need extra income i have here some information that could let you Earn an Extra $300 to $2,000 a week Part Time.

    My name is Derek Lindsay, and I am the Director of My-Data-Source.com. I would personally like to invite you to become part of our team doing work-at-home data entry. We have guided thousands of team members to success using our new type of data-entry job called Global Data Entry. Some members are currently making $300 – $2000 and more per day, using our program and guidance. We have been dealing with online data entry for over 7 years.

    Do you have a few minutes? I will explain more.

    Get More details here:

    vur.me/ jymincome /extraincome/

    What Is Required?

    All that we ask of you is to type a few short lines of data text, and post to the sources we suggest. Once that is complete, hit the enter key, and you are done. YES, it is that simple. The more data you type, the more money you can make. With this program we will teach you everything you need to know on how to do these data entry jobs, and after you complete our online training we will have you submitting data in 10 minutes or less.

    We will show you many tips to assure your success. We will have you sign up with a pay link account. This is where your checks or wire transfers will be sent on the 1st and 15th of every month. We will have you set up with the necessary tax identification number to do this program.

    Check this link to get more information:
    vur.me/ jymincome/ extraincome/

    Warmest regards,

    Jenny Yu
    yujenny32@rocketmail.com

    **********************************************************

    The email address Jenny Yu shows does not exist, and after reading a lot in your website I learned one does not have to pay to get a job, anyway, I still have to read a lot more here to learn more. But there is a great info in your website to help and guide people how to do it right.
    Thanks for helping,
    Marina

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this with us Marina!

  • http://N/A Aracelly

    Hello Eddy, I am a stay at home mom, I have two children, one of my kids is disabled. I would like to find a job opportunity where I can work from my home, while they are at school. I don’t have many skills, I guess I may have a few and being bilingual in one of my strenghts, I speak Spanish.
    I was searching the internet today and came across a website for Mandura Drinks, a MLM company. I know some are scams and others can be a real opportunity. Is this a good one?
    I really like your website and want to thank you for helping alot of people from being scamed.
    I would appreciate your advice.
    Thank you

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Aracelly,

    Since you’re bilingual you may want to consider a job as an interpreter or tutor. Visit the work at home companies page I have for jobs like that:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies My international page may help you as well even if you’re in the U.S. since they have jobs for people in the states and abroad:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/international

    In terms of the company you mentioned, just try following the steps in my scam video at the top of the page. That’s how I research companies. In general I’m not a big fan of MLMs because
    you’re usually pushing products on people that they don’t want or need. But that’s just my opinion. Following the steps in my scam video should really help you.

    Good luck.

  • Ed Cohen

    Eddy,
    I received an email from Immediate_placement@mus001night.com. When I clicked on the graphic I went to this site: http://homejobplacement.org/index. A Jennifer Johnson spouts off on being an Auction Listing Agent using EBay. Supposedly you can make up to $75 per hour doing the following:

    1) Log on to your Personal Account.
    2) Choose the product you want automatically listed.
    3) Click the “List This Product On eBay Now!” button. Your listing will AUTOMATICALLY be listed on eBay.
    4) Fill out a few short online forms (simple and fast) to process your customer’s product purchase and select “SEND.”
    5) Repeat.

    Ok, have you heard of this one? Is this for real or is it a fraud? Thanks

    Ed Cohen

  • Ed Cohen

    Eddy,
    I did the google scam lookup on Jennifer Johnson and whoa nelley!! Yep, this one is a big fat lie and fraud. Thank you Eddy and Google.
    Maybe the new FTC rules on advertising will shut her down.

    Ed Cohen (The other Ed here)

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Ed,

    I’m glad you actually went ahead and followed the advice of the scam video listed above instead of waiting for me because that’s basically what the whole purpose of this page is for. That’s how I do my research. So good job on making use of the information. At the end of the day even without doing the research you can just tell this isn’t real because of a number of reasons. 1. The email was unsolicited aka spam. They know nothing about you but yet you’re qualified for this position earning $75 per hour. Give me a break. If that was the case why wouldn’t everyone be doing this. This is where common sense just kicks in. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.

    2. It’s not that easy making money with eBay. There is tons of competition. So already being aware of this, that’s another reason I knew this was bull.

    So a lot of the times research isn’t even neccessary, it’s just a matter of common sense. But I know that goes out the window when you’ve been at this for a long time and desperate to make money at home. However that’s why that scam video is on this page. So I’m glad you used it.

    The FTC can only do so much. Most of this really falls on us and using our own judgement and always doing the research. We’re all adults and smart enough to figure out most scams especially when we all have the tools at our disposal like google, bbb and sites like this. You’re proof of this.

  • http://www.workathomedreams.com Lowell Christensen

    Eddy… it’s great to see a work at home resource site like this featuring an upfront personality such as yourself. Too many people online hide in the background and sell junk. I enjoy your Youtube videos as well!

    Regards
    Lowell

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Lowell,

    It’s nice to see when advertisers actually visit and research the site they’re spending money on. lol ;)

  • Maddy

    Hi Eddy,

    Love your website! I just received an email from a group called Mom Corp that I subscribe to. They are telling their subscribers about a new scam and I just wanted to pass it along to others that might not be aware. Keep doing what you’re doing!!!! Attached is the notice:

    We are so sorry to alert our candidates to this message. Mom Corps has been notified that a fraudulent person has been emailing under the Mom Corps name, enticing candidates to sign up and apply for a scam. This message is clearly not from us or from any of our clients.

    If you received the email below – DO NOT REPLY. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your continued support!

    FRAUDULENT MESSAGE:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My name is Dr. Kimberly M. Lloyd. It’s a privilege in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn a reasonable income.

    I got your contact from MOM CORPS and we are interested in working with you after reviewing your resume. We need a reliable person to work for our company as an independent receivable clerk. It’s a privilege in offering you a part-time paying job in which you could earn a reasonable income at Midwest Research Institute (MRI). MRI has been developing practical solutions to scientific challenges for over 65 years for both industry and government as an independent, not-for-profit research institute, MRI offers a wide range of scientific capabilities in the areas of national defense, health sciences, agriculture and food safety, engineering, energy and our nation’s infrastructure.

    I am a research scientist for MRI (Midwest Research Institute) I work as a freelance consultant for the Institute. Presently, I have just been granted to head a research project in the tropical regions of America and Europe regarding Agriculture & Food Safety and this would be commencing very soon. Meanwhile, We are currently seeking part or full time employees for our up-growing research institute for position of Accounts Receivable Department.

    Through extensive demographic research, we have discovered a wealth of untapped human resources that for one reason or another, need the freedom to work from home. If this sounds lively to you please read on, and consider becoming part of our company family for expanding future growth.

    We seek capable individuals to work for us as our representative. You can easily make $700-$2000 or more in a week by working for us as Independent Contractor in your geographical location, you will be in charge of collecting payment on behalf of our affiliates that will fund the project ahead.

    Your Duties as an Independent Receivable Clerk:
    *Co-ordinate payments from our clients
    *Receive payments (US BANK Drawn Money Orders, Travelers Cheque or Cashier Cheque)
    *Process payments at your local bank, withdraw 10% of the total amount on these payment as

    Your commission {10% from each operation!}

    For instance: You receive a payment of 7000 USD via cheques or money orders on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $700 (10% from $7000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will equal 10%, though later it will increase up to 15%! Plus your basis monthly salary is 1000.00 USD per Month.
    The offer is open to you and i believe the requested duties are not much for a Work from Home/Part Time Job, Kindly Email me back so we can make concluding arrangements.

    Please fill the form below when replying:

    JOB APPLICATION FORM:

    *Full Name:____________________________________________________
    *Full Address:(not p.o.box):______________________________________
    *City:__________________________________________________________
    *State:_________________________________________________________
    *Zip code:______________________________________________________
    *Phone Number(s):______________________________________________
    *Age:__________________________________________________________
    *Sex:__________________________________________________________
    *Current job:____________________________________________________
    *Email:_________________________________________________________
    *Nationality:_____________________________________________________
    *What is your preferred mode of communication? Phone/e-mail:______

    I certify that the information is true and to the best of my knowledge.

    __________________________ ________________
    Applicant’s name Date

    Do try ASAP to get back to me with the required details so that you can commence work right away. Have a nice day.

    Dr. Kimberly M. Lloyd

    Board of Directors / Trustee Group
    MRI Kansas City Facilities
    425 Volker Boulevard
    Kansas City, Missouri 64110-2241
    206-339-6316
    http://www.mriresearch.org

  • http://hellishdollar Natacha

    Hello Eddy!

    I would like to share my experience upon the site Heaven – it is ok but try to earn money at hellishdollars.com!

    International members are welcome and there are lots of ways to pay you such as money gram- paypal – check.. It’s a paid to click earnings until you reach $2000 which is the minimum payout.

    I start clicking everyday to the e-mail address they sent me 120 secs for 5 cents. I did it for
    3 months! Finally at my $1993 I started to get excited thinking of that nice ‘virtual’ money I’m making and how others haven’t seen such an easy way.

    When I got to my final click and waiting anxiously to cash out, no Redemtion button appeared!! I wrote several emails to the “Fake FAQ” which was never answered. Hey I reached the minimum payout where is the button?? I never get paid. I’ll tell everyone now STAY AWAY FROM HELLISHDOLLARS.COM. It’s a scam site. I get so frustrated. Check out for scam sites first before you go through bluntly.

    I thank You Eddy for giving me the opportunity to express myself and in helping others through your website for legitimate non scam jobs. Thank You.

  • http://americorpdata Linda

    Data Entry position I applied for and had to pay $18.00 for training packet and was told I could start right away. I sent $18.00 via paypal. Basically the individual posts a job position for data entry on as many job sites as possible and then when someone says they are interested they charge you $15.00-$20.00 to send the packet which is sent in a zip file and the file contains how you too can scam someone into $15.00-$20.00 whatever you think your time is worth and the individual uses paypal to make you think it is legit expressing how everything is safe and legitimate. I hope this helps people to not fall for the same mistake I did and my $18.00 saves someone else especially now when people are hurting so badly with this economy and the jobs are limited. I believe in doing good to others brings good to you.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing Linda. It might help if you include the company’s name and website address in your comment so people know what to avoid.

  • veturie tertulien

    Ok so I’ve signed up with this company to help them market their company. I was a little on the fence of signing up to begin with. I was invited to an online sort of meeting to get a feel of what the company is, what they sell, what I would do, and etc. I wasn’t being pressured and it didn’t sound like they were making a pitch. It sounded like a good company. I decided to give them a shot. Now my job with them is to basically do 2 things….refer customers to them and build my own “team”. I started the training and then started to get a little iffy about whether or not I made the right choice. They ask me to market their website but I am not allowed to mention the name of the company or advertise it. Also, as one of their agreements I have to become a preffered customer with the company before I can even start. I have to shop with them every month and if I don’t then I do not get paid. Their comission and bonuses seems reasonable but for starters you would only make $50-200 a month unless you managed to get a heap load of referals and built and amazing team on about 5-10 people overnight. I understand how they make money. The customers they have are normally long term because most eventually become employees. It’s a whole lot of networking. Someone gets you to sign up, then you get someone else, and so forth. While I don’t mind doing this I still feel like this might be a huge scam. The company is legit (I guess) and so is the pay but it’s still doesn’t sit right me.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Veturie,

    You should follow your instincts. They tend to be correct in these situations. But you can be certain by just following the steps in the scam video listed above.

  • veturie tertulien

    I nthink that it’s dumb to try to keep the company as this huge secret when everyone knows that they could easily just get people to go to their site by paying to advertise on google, billboards, radio, tv, internet or any other current method. They claim to have people making a 6 firgure income and beyond. If you can afford to pay them that much then why don’t you do your own marketing? They told me that they would give me the tools to help market them and blah blah blah. All the free website which I actually pay for with my prefered membership do little to not to attract customers. It turns out that I would actually have to shell out money out of my own pockets just to help them gain customers. I would get paid later but it still feels like it’s wrong. What do you think?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    I think you should read my previous comment and follow the advice I provided. ;)

  • Daniel C.

    @Lynn:
    A good tipoff to a scam is is bad English, spelling and punctuation.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Agreed. But take that with a grain of salt because yours truly is notoriously awful with my grammar, spelling and punctuation. I’ve probably already made several mistakes. lol Just look at scams from a wide perspective and a lot of things will call out to you. A lot of it is common sense. Sometimes when I evaluate a scam, I picture the situation in an offline situation. For instance if a stranger walked up to me out of no where and offered to give me a job without asking me for experience and willing to pay me a ridiculous amount of money to do something that usually doesn’t pay that well, I would just ignore them. The same common sense needs to be applied online.

  • Shira

    I have been doing research on Wealthy Affiliate. I have heard good things about them. I was getting ready to join and thought that I would check out one more place to do research. I checked the BBB (better business bureau) and it pooped up with a letter grade F. I was wondering if that was because it is considered a “work at home job”?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Shira,

    I read the BBB report on WA as well. But you might want to take what they say with a grain of a salt. Read the following article:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/bbb and the comments. The BBB is a great resource but it’s not the “bible”. At the end of the day you have to use your judgment to determine whether any company is right for you. I personally don’t like depending on one source. I tend to do my research using various websites to get a balanced view of any given company. But I totally understand if the BBB is the only resource you depend on. I can only speak from experience regarding WA. Based on that, I found WA to be a very informative and education resource for my affiliate marketing career. It’s not perfect but no company is. I’ve highlighted its weaknesses in my review: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/wareview but regardless of whatever rating BBB has given it, I know for a fact it’s not a scam. It provides you with the proper information and tools to succeed. But you have to do the grunt work to become successful with it. Too often, people go into WA with an employee mentality. It’s not a work at home job. It’s a learning center that teaches you how to build a successful internet marketing business. Some people will succeed at building a business and others won’t. Unfortunately when some people do fail, they look to blame someone else instead of looking in the mirror. Just my two cents.

  • Terrance

    I have a serious SCAM to report, I was scammed out of about $1,400 which included services rendered with promise to pay and out of pocket expenses that were promised but never reimbursed. Found job on craigslist, requesting ‘Customer Service Worker’, Rep, Sales. For a ‘Check Dispatcher’. See posted add below, let me know if I can be of any further help.

    customer service worker
    Date: 2009-11-19, 3:55PM

    Customer Service Rep with a minimum of months to years Customer Service/Sales experience in a call center setting. i need a responsible and reliable person to work with us.

    1. You’ll be put through our interactive training.
    2. You’ll need to juggle phone calls, emails, order tracking and solve problems while providing great customer experience.
    3. Attention to detail is crucial. We pride ourselves in solving problems. We want you to help us continue this.
    4. We need your commitment for the season. Our customers and team members are counting on you to be here.
    5. You’ll be apart of a fun sports filled environment, where every day is game day!
    6. We will have full time positions available at the end of the season for our top performers

    Compensation: $400-$600
    Telecommuting is ok.
    This is a part-time job.
    OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
    OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

    Original URL: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/csr/1473555458.html

  • Terrance

    @Terrance:
    @Isela:
    This is a big SCAM, stay away, they will have you pay for the supplies do as much work as possible and then never pay you. Run Away!

  • http://tinyurl.com/ygsd3mn Portia

    Received this trhough an email has anyone been scammed by this work from home biz below???
    ######################################

    EARN $200 PER DAY POSTING 3 ADS ON *BACKPAGE* -
    $200 DAILY…..

    I NEED 2 PEOPLE TO POST MY AD’S EVERY MORNING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7AM AND 10 AM. IT WILL ONLY TAKE YOU 20 MINUTES TO POST THESE AD’S AND YOU WILL
    EARN APPROXIMATELY $200 AT THE END OF EACH DAY THAT YOU POST.

    $200 EVERYDAY YOU POST!!!

    YOU WILL BE POSTING THESE AD’S ON BACKPAGE EVERY DAY. I GIVE YOU THE AD’S AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COPY AND PASTE THEM IN THE POSTING SECTION OF 3
    MAJOR CITYS IN THE US & CANADA THAT I HAVE CHOSEN FOR YOU AND MAKE $200….. IT’S JUST THAT SIMPLE!!

    http://tinyurl.com/ygsd3mn

    To Our Success
    Rick Smith

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Save yourself a headache and avoid this. If people can easily make $200 per day posting ads, don’t you think everyone would be doing it? If something sounds to good to be true than it usually is. Just apply the same skepticism you use in the offline world to deal with so called job offers in the online world.

    You can find legitimate job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

    And I would encourage you to actually watch the video listed on this page, read the articles listed and comments. Otherwise you’re going to fall for a lot more scams.
    Good luck.

  • Shonnie

    @Eddy Salomon:
    I have thoroughly enjoyed the e-conversation between you and Lori. I happened upon your site and/or commentary via a google search. The reason for my search was to find some work at home stuff to supplement my income. Let me explain: I am a grandmother of 2. My grandson is 10 and my granddaughter is 6. Not only have I raised them from birth, I home school them, as well. For those of you who have taken on the task of homeschooling, not only is it time consuming (lesson plans, etc.) it is costly. To make a long story short, you guys have saved me tons of money! But I must say that I am a firm believer in what sounds too good to be true, usually is too good to be true. So, just as I take the time to research good curriculum and/or supplementals, I probably would have done the same in this regard, as well. This is an excellent forum and I have signed up to receive information from you. I am very interested in the medical transcribing. Would like to hear more….Lori.

  • http://job-4yc2n-1571362075(craigslist) April

    Here is a scam I recently encountered on craigslist:
    fromHuman Resource Manager
    toApril May

    dateThu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:48 PM
    subjectRe: Administrative Assistant position
    mailed-bygmail.com
    signed-bygmail.com

    hide details Jan 28 (1 day ago)

    Dear April,

    I got your resume and your application for the job as my personal assistant as posted on Craigslist. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business…….. I am presently in Australia so there will be no interview, I will Pre-pay you in advance to do my business errands. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to.. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.

    The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing’s business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.You will work between 18 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per-month ? I will paying $450.00 per-week for this position. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town.I work in real estate and I own Small Art Gallery in Victoria { Australia }.I will return to USA by April ending so this process will be going- on till i get back in April. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

    Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the payment ? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :-

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Country:
    Phone Number:
    Sex:

    Get back to me with the required details above , So that the pay-check can be forward to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you.Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap.

    Regards

    Julian

  • http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/ofc/1565018038.html April

    Here is another one that is very similar, but a different name was used:

    Dear applicant,

    This is to update you that we recieved your email in regards to my posting for office Administrative Assistant Needed (Texas) . I am looking for someone who can act as my PA and Errand messenger,Someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time.This duties required of you will be needed basically during the week and weekends and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job .Below are details of what you expected from this job position.

    Someone who can offer me these services:
    *****************************************

    Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them offat UPS (nothing illegal) Shop for Gifts,Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf),Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services

    MORE DETAILS :
    ***************

    I own a new art galery in Australia which just started operations and sales and i am sourcing to buy more art works from proffesional painters and artist within the USA.This is where you come in. I am willing to pay you in advance to do my artworks and paintings shoppings for me,make payments for them and have them delivered to you. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address.. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping.. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are art works,paintings,computer and electronics, clothings business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work only on monday,wednesday,friday and saturdays. How much will you charge per week? I am willing to pay $300.00. That is not a bad offer is it?

    I need your service instantly because I am constantly out of town. I will return to USA in March 2010 so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term though i will still get in touch with you via phone soon as we have an agreement and you start work. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for this festive season for some gifts,Electronics and clothings.

    I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money in form of cashiers check or money orders to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money?

    Provide me with the following details below :-

    Full Name:
    Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Country:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Age:
    Email:

    I will be expecting your responds towards my request. Hope to read from you as soon as possible.Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

    Best Regards.
    Solomon Brown
    God Bless You.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    April,

    Thanks for sharing. I’m glad you’re able to read between the lines. Because too often the con artists are very good at including details of real jobs and companies in their ad and follow up emails. But as you pointed out once you read stuff about receiving and forwarding packages or cashing/depositing checks into your own bank account, they’ve revealed themselves. So it’s important to read between the lines as you’ve done. Thanks for sharing.

  • Martin

    Hmm well i fix computers and had an ad on craigslist. Someone wrote me and asked for quotes for fixing many computers (notebooks). After i went thru the erffort of that, the second letter said it needed to be shipped to me and listed a contact number of “206 202 2980″. A brief search online showed this number showing up all over for spamming and calling people’s phones. Ahh well, its a scam.

    The person writing me was listed as:
    Karen A Fierro
    and the body of the second letter said:
    Thanks for the reply i have all the necessary software needed for the
    service installations. Here is my Number 206 202 2980 .Let me know the
    final asking price of The jobs I
    will instruct our secretary to prepare a Certified check for you. We
    will need you to send me your name and address. Do send me details
    below
    Full Name:
    Physical Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Cell phone #:
    We have a reliable shipper that will pickup the laptops when your
    finished with the service. Im looking forward to hearing from you so
    we can get this ball rolling.
    Thanks..

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Martin,

    Thanks for sharing this scam with us. This is a new alternative to most of the scams I see. So thanks again.

  • AL LOSEK

    Hi Eddy
    I am a retired male who has been on this earth for 79 years.I would like to know what are my chances of making some extra money by doing surveys. I was wondering how my age would limit the amount of surveys they would offer me.

    Al

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Al,

    I’ll be honest with you, your demographic probably won’t get a lot of surveys. But who cares when you have other opportunities. Visit my recommendations page for other opportunities to consider: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Hope it helps.

  • http://Work@Homenoscams William Broome

    To all, there’s a variation of a work at home scam that I’ve not come across before. Needless to say, I got burned and I am extremely embarassed. If you come across ads on Craigslist that advertise for Customer Service Rep’s, be very very careful when replying to them. If you do reply to one of these ads and they respond, watch out for a company called James Bespoke Computers. They are the group that burned me. I have been unemployed and my better sense was deceived by their promise of work. They send out counterfeit money orders and want you to purchase their equipment. You get the picture. Never, ever agree to cashing money orders from ANY source that wants you to send the money somewhere else. I reported them to http://www.ic3.gov but I don’t expect much from doing that. These people are slick so don’t be taken in.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi William,

    Thanks for coming here and posting your experience. I really appreciate that you did here as well in the public so folks can learn. You have nothing to be embarrassed about. The con artists are the ones that should be embarrassed with their actions. So many of us have been victims. But it’s because of this feeling of embarrassment that scam artists can continue to thrive. A lot of folks aren’t reporting what’s happening so the information isn’t out there. So thank you for doing your part and spreading the word. You’ve probably just helped a lot of folks avoid these folks for the time being.

  • http://theonlinebusiness.com Laura

    Hi Eddy…Well this one is claims to be a BBB member..here’s the deal. You click on a link (in Craigslist alot) it brings you to “the Online Business.” It’s a long video pitch about living your dreams, etc. If you want more info…$9.95 refundable. The 9.95 turns out to be Fed Ex fee, the “businees pck. is @ your door the next a.m…It is all pitch, no info. 2 c.d.’s talking about living your dreams, etc….Then your coach calls and you find out it’s “Herbalife” More money, $400, gets you your business starter pack. Your own 1 mo. supply of product…because they want their people healthy….Give me a break. She said the wrong thing to me and I asked her if it was a pyramid, she whispered yes. It had all the signs. But she got my $10, and was still trying to get $39 more, then $400. She never really talked about vitamins. In my favor, she wasn’t very good…a good one could probably sell it. If someone really needs money, they may jump on a pyramid if the upline is convincing enough. They are working under the BBB that Herbalife is a member of…..they are independent.

  • Tammy

    I wish I could talk to you in person to discuss a few concepts concerning work-at-home prospects that I’ve been subject to
    -I very much like what you had to say in your video I just watched and the WAY you said it. Very precise and blunt, easy to understand, sounding VERY trusting….I hope I come across more of your Vids, I will seek them out Eddy. Thanks for your input!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Laura,

    Thanks for sharing this information. I’ve seen this company everywhere. So at least folks know what it’s really all about.

    Tammy,

    You can watch more of my videos and information about working at home on the following pages:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    So everything you need is pretty much listed on those pages and if you follow the advice of the scam video listed above it pretty much helps you avoid a lot of work at home issues. If not feel free to email me. Good luck.

  • Luis V

    I recently received an email from ING Funds Distributor, LLC for a job offer working from home. A contract came attached to the email. This is a copy of the email:

    Good day,

    We are glad to inform you that after examine your resume we came to the conclusion that you are qualified much for this position: “Financial Assistant”.

    Financial Assistant takes part in Commercial interactions between potential customers and our company. The job is related to remote Internet operations. Every payment order will be accompanied by detailed instruction. It is also the duty to interact and report all the details of every action you take to our manager. The brief training course is enclosed. To be successful in this role, you will need to be an energetic and flexible person with strong computing skills.

    Your main duties will be to communicate with clients over the telephone or through the Internet, to conduct the reports, to fulfill our tasks following our instructions, to work with business forms on your own, to conclude agreements with our potential clients, to receive payments from potential customers. You will be able to get new information from our ” Project Manager “, contact your head office and to check the report on the earnings. You will get monthly salary for your work; your salary will be divided into two parts and bonuses from each transaction depending on the amount of the deal.

    My name is Laura Wilson. I will be your instructor for a month before you will obtain enough skills for independent work.
    To start working you need to complete the following steps:
    1. Please download the attached contract, make sure that everything is clear in it.
    2. Fill out all the required fields in print letters.
    3. Send it to our US fax number ‘(877) 813-9612′
    Attached is a PDF version of your contract. If you do not already have Adobe PDF Reader installed please go to http://www.adobe.com to install it..

    We’ll process your contract and get in touch with you in 1-3 business days.

    Address:
    ING Funds Distributor, LLC
    http://www.ingfunds.com
    Amstelveenseweg 542
    1032 KL Amsterdam, Nederland
    Tel: +31 32 342 2362
    Fax: + 31 43 274 3627

    I have an account with ING. I call them and asked them to verify the email. I was told that this was a scam originated in South-East Russia to get personal information. The contract states that the position salary is $28,000 a year.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this scam with us! Thank goodness you did your research!

  • http://woweaernings.com jeni gifford

    i filled out 43 offers for promised intant cash, on http://www.wowearnings.com. after spending 5 hours or so acruing 88.00 and some change,all offers that were promised to be instant approval still stood pending, and 3 months later the balance is still pending, and i paid to complete several offers. stay away from wow.

  • Dianne

    I was scammed by WORK FROM HOME RECRUITERS promised money back guarantee said they sent refund FEB 22nd still waiting on refund. They lie.

  • Brandy

    This is a SCAM too.. I looked up this company on the BBB- no such company and the email address is crap too..
    UGH please watch out everyone & this one looked like a real job, it is not check out the wording on the fake web page they have up, it is not clear english grammar..

    Joseph James to me
    show details 8:21 AM (23 hours ago)

    We think you’d be a great addition to our staff!

    After reading countless resumes, we think you’re one of the few people we’d like to work with. And we want you to come in for an interview.

    Management REQUIRES us to check up on the backgrounds and credit histories of our future staff members, due to the presence of highly sensitive information in and around our office.

    Visit this link to get your credit report; it’s free, and is NOT a “credit pull” and won’t harm your credit at all. DON’T send your private info by email. All we need is your verification number to set you up for an interview. We’ll take a look at all the information during the interview.

    Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

    Joseph James, Operations Manager
    Donald Steam Cleaners, INC
    http://www.donaldsteamcleaners.com

  • Sandy

    I know this one isn’t a scam but, the one website Ether stated in no certain terms they would not take any money out of your account, but guess what? they did and later they can take more money out of your account if you read there terms and conditions. Also DNA Associates ya it’s free free free as they stated, I listened to there webcast and after you get the free there is a fee a huge one to get paid. And where are these license plate numbers going. The BBB can’t figure it either it’s a scam. Also dream works states they got an award from the BBB I didno’t see one and when you watch there video for 40 minutes at the end they want you to sell some products and buy them and it only costs 32.00 but you need to buy the big package for 120.00. and don’t give them your phone number, you tell them your broke and there answer is, then you need to get started right away. I have been doing some looking to and Eddy sure has helped. This would be a great job to help people. I went on a website where people are saying “Help I have no where to go what do I do” on Help.com and you would not believe how many disabled people or family members or young teens there are. Were no the only ones out of work. Well I just wanted to share that with you. Thank you very much. and if there is a job opening I hate scam artist.

  • chloe

    hey! WOW i never heard of this site, now im looking at all of ur articles! i was just about to email some scammer for that envelope stuffing scam…. but now i wont! thanks a lot u just saved me a LOT of money!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Chloe,
    You’re quite welcome. Trust me if you read this site carefully you’ll learn a lot of legitimate ways to make money while avoiding the crap out there. I would encourage you to visit the following pages:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Good luck.

    By, the way Be sure you become a subscriber as well so you don’t miss our updates:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe

  • Didn’t get fooled

    I got this and it seemed interesting so I first googled the position but could not find any info…..So I searched from more and found this site. Thanks. Here is my scam e-mail

    Hello,

    My name is Laura Wilson. Your resume are qualified much for the position “Financial Assistant”.
    This position is based on internet operations.
    To be successful in this role, you need to be an energetic and flexible person with strong computing skills.

    You will get monthly salary for your work; your salary will be divided into two parts and bonuses from each transaction depending on the amount of the deal.
    I will be your instructor for a month before you will obtain enough skills for independent work.
    To start working you need to complete the following steps:
    1. Please download the attached contract, make sure that everything is clear.
    2. Fill out all the required fields.
    3. Send it to our US fax number ‘(866) 936-8386′
    Attachment is a PDF version of your contract. If you do not already have Adobe PDF Reader installed please go to http://www.adobe.com to install it..

    We’ll process your contract and get in touch with you in 1-3 business days.

    Address:
    ING Funds Distributor, LLC
    ingfunds.com
    Amstelveenseweg 542
    1032 KL Amsterdam, Nederland
    Tel: +31 32 342 2362
    Fax: + 31 43 274 3627

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this scam. I’m glad you actually did your research. If more people did that and trusted their instincts it would be hard for these scam artist to thrive.
    Be sure to read the other scams on this page and the comments. You’ll learn a lot. By the way, we have listed pre-screened job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    You can also find my recommendations here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Hope this helps.

  • Tammy

    HERE\’S THE LATEST SCAM THAT CAME MY WAY-OFF OF CRAIGS LIST–I WAS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO RENT AND CAME ACROSS WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A GREAT DEAL….NOT……………………………………………………………………….
    Application Approved‏
    From: mikelad1958@aol.com
    Sent: May 31, 2010 7:24:55 AM
    To: tamilee@live.ca

    I can see your willingness in our Apartment. I want you to know that i\’m satisfied
    with your profile and also believe l can trust in you because l would not like to
    experience what l experienced from our last tenant again.I will like to know the
    exact date you will like to move into the apartment,l want you to know that I can let
    you stay in our apartment till the period of time you wish to.I want you to know that
    the rent fee is among the apartment utilities all included, so you can use them
    anytime but make you take proper care of our property.I will be receiving the payment
    via Western Union and get back to me with the full address on where to send you the
    keys and documents.

    Accommodation Features
    …………………………………. ………………………….
    Wood Floor :
    Heater :
    Central Heating :
    Equipped Kitchen :
    Tv: Cable/Satellite TV:
    Video/Stereo:
    Internet :
    Air Conditioning:
    . Full Kitchen
    . Refrigerator:
    . Garage/Car park
    . pets allowed..

    Kitchen Features
    …………………………. …………
    Washing machine:
    Juice Machine :
    Iron :
    Toaster:
    Oven :
    Dishwasher :
    Coffee Maker :
    Microwave :
    Refrigerator:
    Stove:

    As soon as the deposit payment has been confirmed by me via postal Money
    order,Western Union,l will go ahead and commence on how the apartment keys/documents
    will be delivered to you via DHL courier service on next day delivery and it will be
    delivered to the address you provided in your application form..Let me hear back from
    you as soon as possible so that l can go arrange for the delivery of the
    keys/Documents.

    Once again l\’m giving you this apartment on trust and do not dissapoint me because l
    dont want our apartment to be destroyed again, if you wish to move in with your own
    property,I still have one extra room empty so you can easily put our own things that
    you think you dont need in there.
    Here are the contents that will be delivered to you via DHL courier service.

    1) Entrance and the rooms Keys
    2)Paper/Permanent apartment form(Containing your reference details)
    3)The apartment documented file.
    4)Payment Receipts.
    5)Full address and description of the Apartment.

    Get back to me via email if you will need me to send you the information which you
    will in sending the deposit payment via Western Union so I can proceed shipment on
    how to send you the keys and documents.
    Hope to read from you soon

  • Sandy

    Ok so one of the company’s I told you about “Womens Dream Team” they tell you they give you a webbsite to sell things but not until the end, and it’s a company I never heard of. And they tell you get your own website and it only costs 38.00. But after you won’t sell much Because they really want you to buy the whole package, of course with a discount. Off off of 320.00, you pay 120.00. And remember you should buy the whole package to know how it works. This is what I mean, I checked it out and they stated they have one BBB awards. Ah No here is there rating. They got a big fat F. They cannot verify the company nor can they say how long it has been up in business. So what they do is have certain Key ladies with these great sayings, and I admit I never hed to look for a job at, and it looked inviting and they actually have a good web video. But after it’s all said and done the lower person repeadly calls, e-mails. I Tell her I am broke and she would say ” We have to get you started right away”. So after all that 3 months later she still calls and I am not interested, her boss is sitting in california raking in the money, No thank you. I just wanted to share how wonderful this service is and I really appreciate eddy, he is great. If it wasn’t for him oh gosh I don’t even want to think about it. And also the e-mail scams for the millions they want you to inherit, They are using the FBI name so I reported them, and don’t give them your name. I actually laugh everytime they came up with a new e-mail but FBI thats pretty serious. So thanks agin eddy and if you find a new job for me, please let me know. And where’s the spell check on these comments? Ha-Ha.

  • Sandy

    Ok I noticed I did some spelling errors. Sorry everyone just noticed.
    Sandy

  • Marielle

    This is one site that I always go back to every now and then whenever I would like to learn about something that I encounter in the web more specifically that which pertains to making money online. I really trust this site and you Eddy as the site owner who never tire of giving importants informations and warnings to people who are looking for great legitimate sites that we could work with and earn a few dollars. Thank you so much for creating this great great site. I really learn a lot from it. Please do keep going for all of us trusting in your most valued advises. God bless!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Marielle,

    Thanks for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I’m happy that you’ve actually taken the time to read the information to help you avoid scams and to find legit ways of making money. I’ll continue to do my part to help folks like you who are willing to help themselves by taking action and reading. So thank you.

  • http://www.craiglist.organdwww.tucson.craiglist.org Cindy

    I would like to REPORT A SCAM CALLED HOME ASSISTANCE CARE. It reads I need a good home care assistance for my old Grandmother, she is 72 years old now and still healthy. She is very active and trouble free, friendy,…get back to me for more details. Salary is very attractive. Reply to this posting if you’re interested and serious inquiries only. $550. This almost same ad is also on http://www.tucson.craiglist.org
    Unfortunatley I got lured in and gave hime my address and phone number. He keeps sending emails about my payment coming through and give me a tracking number for the shipment that is suppose to come in. He called and my husband answered and asked to speak to his Grandmother and he hung up. The rest of the payment he wants me to wire it to his Travel Agency with Western Union. He says he is not a SCAM. He also says he is from Scotland and is moving to Alabama to work on a contract basis for three years with the EPA. He says he is arriving July 18th…etc

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Cindy,

    Thanks for sharing this wire transfer scam. I’m sure it will help others avoid it. These scam artist never stop. I’m glad you found this page.

  • Rue

    Hi Eddy,

    I was just reading through your articles, postings, and various comments sections…as I have weekly for a few months. I just wanted to say that the way you quickly respond 2 each and every comment…and with the all nurturing capacity you are gifted with…well, in this world it is rare and exquisite to see. When someone is scammed, their first feelings are anger-guilt-embarrassment. And– we all have been, on every educational and income level, at some point in our lives. At the end of the day you let each person air their feelings and them console them…then with one simple message lift them back up.
    You are gifted on levels beyond home employment. I salute you :) thank you and hope you have the same beautiful encouragement in your life…
    (You should look into social science or social work some day)
    Peace and Respect
    Rue’

  • http://www.jobnab.com Cindy

    Eddy: I applied and then I did a google search with http://www.jobnab.com and found it was a SCAM. I was suppose to call them back for an interview and when I found out it was a SCAM; I never returned the call. They say they are looking to fill a position called “Job Scout” . Yesterday, I found a article from the Better Business Burea with this company to avoid them and they stated it was
    a SCAM.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for sharing. Did they say why it was a scam? Were they stealing people’s money without giving what was promised? Where they stealing people’s identity? Please provide a bit more detail as to why it was a scam?

  • Rachel

    THIS IS A SCAM (THERE ARE TWO GUYS, GARRET WOODWORK SUPERVISOR THE OTHER GUY IS DAVIDSON. They didn’t get anything from me, but hey have from others.
    WELCOME TO DATA TECH SYSTEMS

    We Specialise in the sales of legal agreements and all kinds of Computer peripherals Supplies such as ATDX case, Networking Routers,HDDX Compacts,Satellite HDD Communicator, Computer Peripherals,CD-RHard Drives,Memory Sticks and many more. We are into Computer Peripherals Supplies. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of independent dialysis providers around the world by leveraging today’s most innovative technologies to deliver a full spectrum of high-quality services to the business community.We have got loads of logs for the Account Dept from our United States and Canadian Clients that are spread all over. Now the London center here cannot be over stretched. So we opted to recruit staffs online to work from home to help do ( Balance sheets, account balancing, invoicing recording, proper data analysis of sales records and recording payslips into Accounting database all through the use of the Accounting Softwares ).

    JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    You will be Entering all checks vouchers and payment in appropriate account ;Maintains accurate records of all Receivable’s and Payable’s Developing, analyzing, and maintaining financial reporting systems in general accounting, budget or cost systems.Responsible for compiling amounts owed from purchase orders, charge slips, sales tickets etc
    BRIEFING SUMMARY
    You will be enlisted for 2 weeks training programme. Find Training program details below:
    *You will have to be online from 9am to 12pm daily for training programs as you will be given series of tasks during training.
    *You will resume work fully after training and your working hours will be 8am – 2pm your time zone.
    *Whether or not you have an assignment or task to carry out you will be paid for $20/hr and for 6hrs a day as long as you are online during the stated hours.
    *You have to keep strict record of time and activities. A time sheet should be sent in every Friday’s days for monitoring (In your own format).
    *In carrying out any assignment or task a progress report has to be emailed every Friday to me.
    *You are paid weekly.
    *There is no start up cost, the training would be administered on line, this is an Internet based position, and the base pay is $20 per hour.
    *Either party is free to terminate at any time with notice.

    *Benefits include: 401k, health and dental, paid vacation and 2 weeks sick leave you will be enrolled for this benefits after 2months after which you would become a regular employee of company.

    WORKING EQUIPMENTS
    Equipments will be provided for you by the Company asap. This includes a Hp Laptop/Notebook for mobility and some other softwares for accuracy, Speed of data processing, Time Monitoring and Effectiveness,(4 in one Zebra ZM 400 Barcode Printer and Cards,Fax Machine,Scanner,Photocopier Machine, 4Drawer Cabinet and OfficeDesk). Details on the Uses and delivery of these equipmets would be provided to you ASAP.

    You would be Given the Following to start work with after training: * Staff User Name and Password for Our Website Link ( For easy access to company data and task for each day )

    Employment Supervisor
    Mr Garret Woodwork,
    832-426-2379

  • http://www.jobnab.com Cindy

    Dear Eddy:

    This is what I found.

    Job offers as such are nothing more than a marketing ploy or deceptive marketing practices by non other than Mr. Alex Difrawi aka Alec Difrawi aka Ayman A. Difrawy aka Ayman A. El-Difrawi aka Alex Simon dba The Internet Company internet-company.com dba JobNab.com dba Career Network career-network.com dbaThree Stars Media dba 3Starsinc dba Three Stars Inc dba Internet Solutions Corporation and his many
    other aliases. Mr. Difrawi goal is to get you to sign up for continuing education. He should say outright what it is he’s peddling.

    An Example of What ScamFraudAlert seek from Mr. Difrawi Is Good Business Practices
    Defrawi does have a history, a felony fraud conviction for a federal jobs scam in the 1990′s where he took advance fees for non-existence jobs.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    This is an example of misleading advertisement. Okay so in short, he’s making it seem like there is a legit job offer but to get it, you need to sign up for one the continuing education offers which he’s obviously an affiliate of and gets paid when you do. Then once you do and he makes his money he probably claims the job is no longer available. That makes more sense now. Thanks for being more clear about what the actual details of the scam are.

  • Mary

    Have you heard about Imperia (IBC) ? IBC is scam period. IBC took advantage to solicit to Deaf people. I suggest to check Deaf Newspaper.com, one deaf guy who is a Deaf reporter story about IBC. I feel regret for Deaf Community is lack of business and investment, they should check BBB ratings also S.E.C. Headquarter in Washington,D.C.
    I saw through by youtube.com deaf guy put the story on video. He said that he has been supporting for Deaf Community, he is alert to Deaf Community. Many Deaf people got mad and stabed IBC whoa!!! Bloomberg investment made annoucement IBC has no business license and untrusted business.

  • James

    sendearnings.com surveys are BS…..
    I started taking a survey there and it took about 20 minutes of answering their question’s for them to say oh you dont qualify, Do you want to take another survey. So I did I must have answered 50 – 60 questions took a little bit of time because I wanted to answer them the way I felt about the topic because it was about a important topic. I felt like the survey was about over and then another screen pops up oh sorry your not qualified to fill out this survey???? WTH
    They get all the answers they want then tell you your qualified to take this survey….
    I have accounts on other survey websites and the qualifing question only take a couple minutes not a half an hour… what a bunch of bs

  • James

    @James:
    Sorry I messed up the second to last sentence
    It should read
    They get all the answers they want then tell you your *NOT* qualified to take this survey….

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    James,

    I totally hear you. There have been a few other people complaining about the same issue with other survey companies. That’s why it’s always important to do the research which is why we have the scam video listed in the article above. Everyone assumes that because there are some legitimate survey companies like mysurvey, pineconeresearch, etc, that all of them are. But as you have seen first hand that’s not the case. At the end of the day, due dilegence is always the key when joining any work at home company. You avoid a lot of time and money wasted. Fortunately you didn’t lose any money. I would encourage you to visit my recommendations page where I have hand picked some of my top opportunities:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Hope it helps. Good luck. Don’t let this bad experience stop from your dreams. Just learn from it and move on. It’s like the saying goes, there are plenty of fish in the sea!

  • James

    @Eddy Salomon:
    Thanks Eddy
    You have to be the greatest webmaster ever for such quick responses and the time you must spend trying to help other people.
    Its like you are a computer or have 100 people working for you.
    Thanks man

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    James,

    You’re too kind. I wish I was as great as you think. I’m not always quick with my responses and I only have a small team helping me. But obviously we get the job done. lol
    You’re welcome man!

  • praschants

    @eddysalomon:
    hey Eddy
    i recently joined your subscribers list and found some very good info on your site.
    can you please enlighten us a bit about the forex bots, whether these are scams or genuine.
    i was hoping to get some info on this issue but sadly couldn’t find any on your site.
    or may be i wasn’t able to locate.
    please enlighten

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Praschants,

    Watch the video listed at the top of the page you’re on to research these companies or products you have an interest in.
    That being said, I already have a list of my trusted recommendations listed here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    Good luck either way.

  • Becky OBryan

    A ptc site called Clicking Formula is a scam. They promise good pay for clickers, then don’t follow through. I didn’t lose any money with them, I just lost time. They kept asking me to upgrade, but I didn’t. I couldn’t find any information on them, good or bad so I had to find out for myself.

  • Steve Millan

    I got an e-mail from an Andy Walker who said he saw my name on Craigslist. He needed someone to wire money to someone in Africa named Mary Adeoye. He would pay me $200 to do so. Once I got the money orders, I would deposit them and once the money clears, keep $200 for myself and wire the rest of the money to Mary. So, when the money orders came to me, I deposited them into my account and they cleared after a few days. But something just didn’t sit right with me about the whole thing. God was trying to tell me something. I did a google search using words like scam, Andy Walker, Mary Adeoye and sure enough, I came up with various testimonies about people who have been scammed or were tempted to be scammed with wire transfers. Fortunately, I called my bank and explained the situation to me and they are sending the money orders back to me. Once I have them, I was advised to contact my local authorities. Just goes to show you, you have to be so careful.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Steve,
    Glad you realized this was a scam before anything bad happened. That’s exactly why we listed an article on this page about these fake check and money order scams.
    Hopefully more people will become knowledgeable about these scams and avoid it as you were fortunate enough to do. It’s like the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true,
    it usually is.

  • Mark B Wannamaker

    Hello Eddie,

    I am receiving SSDI and Social Security has said that this time there will be no help from them job-wise. The reason is I have a seizure disorder which has cost me in the past including my last job with WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone. I have been sending scams to IC3 (FBI). They are getting more professional Using websites that work. See in 1999 I was the unfortunate person who was Nigerian Rebel check and wire transfer scheme. I was responsible for $19,000. ‘Nuff said. So initially I saw your site and have seen people just wanting to work. Geez it is hard enough for people who have no disabilities in this economy. Makes even harder for those that do. I’m not quite where to go with this but, alot of people don’t believe in my type of disability. I have an implant (VNS) and take 2 meds. Well, let me go now – other people need a say

  • Mark Wannamaker

    Steve, I get the idea that your group wants to know this stuff. I would be more than happy to send what I get. If you don’t want them tell me. I last left a msg a few days ago when I joined. Keep up the good work. I‘m going through a lot of information on your sites.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Wannamaker
    ************************************************************************
    Britney Hines [BritneyHinesNe@hotmail.com]
    Dear Mark Wannamaker,
    Our firm is a payment processor with services designed for international small businesses. We have reviewed your resume from CareerBuilder web-site reviewed it and believe that you to be a great applicant for the position which we have.
    Our Organization are now searching few qualified persons for a vacant position “Check Assist Manager”.

    The general job of this position is receiving payments [ bank transfers and bank checks ] from our customers in US.
    Every money transfer will be accompanied with detailed directions.
    If you don’t have checking account our manager will help you to open a new one.

    Average earnings is $600-$800 per week.

    Basic Requirements:

    - Your age is almost not limited: 21-65
    - Willingness to work from home
    - Available 6-10 hour per week;
    - Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations
    - Computer skills [MS Word] personal e-mail address
    - US Citizenship
    It is a part-time job which doesn’t require leaving your main job

    NO START-UP FEE

    If you want to join our team please fill form on our web-site
    ************************************************************************
    Hmong Daw [mrsdaw1@live.co.uk]
    Dear Friend.

    I am the above named person, who is now undergoing medical treatment. I was married to late Engr Vikrom Daw who worked With the Embassy for Nine years. We were married for eleven years without a child. My late husband Engr Vikrom Daw died on the 27th September 2003 St. George’s Hospital Sheredtch London after a brief illness that lasted for only four Days. I decided not to re-marry or get a Child outside my matrimonial home, because as a good Christian my religion is against it says the Bible and I lived a happy and good Christian life with my late husband. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of $450.000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) with one Finance house Presently in Bangkok Thailand. I have been in the hospital for eight months suffering from breast cancer. The 1st surgery has been conducted and I lost one of my breast and still have the pains that makes me crying every day and night looking up to God to save my life.

    Recently my Doctor told me that another surgery will be conducted and I may not survive it because, the cancer has grown to bad. Having known my condition, I decided to donate the $450.000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) my late husband deposited with a finance house in Bangkok to charity and the less privilege through your help. For Example the Orphan, Old people’s home and also to the homeless I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit these Funds. I want you to always pray for me as I have no life again says my doctor. It will be my pleasure to receive your sincere response and promise that you will carry out this task as a good samaritan and to the glory of GOD. I will direct you to my late husband attorney who will help you to secure the necessary legal documents for the $450.000.00 (Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) to be transferred to you and I want you to assure me that you will use this funds judiciously.

    I am waiting for your response to my humble request.

    God bless you and your good family

    Mrs. Hmong Daw.
    ************************************************************************

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    Dear, Mark Wannamaker
    JOB OFFER
    Our company is happy to offer you the office of Secret Shopper in Forward Bsiness LLC after finding on your autobiography at CareerBuilder online. Our personnel department did its best to study your CV and remained to be pleased. We rely that your knowledge will be among our most valuable assets.
    Necessary Criteria for being employed:
    1. Age: older than 27
    2. Internet access
    3. 3-5 hours of free time every day for taking your professional duties
    4. Certificate of good conduct
    Job Benefits:
    As it goes, Secret Shopper is an superb way for employees to gain income in the process of providing feedback, making comments, making of, commenting out to business. This is a real opportunity for you to get to the top of the career enjoying things you like above all. For instance, one may eat in café or purchase things in shops reveling in life and helping organization at the same time.
    Remuneration:
    Your every month wages may come to $1,500-2,000.

    Time Limitation of the Position:
    On account of the great amount of entrants for this office, this office is time-bound. So, it is strongly recommended for you to provide us the necessary information about yourself ASAP.
    To become the contributor of our entity:
    1. Please go to our site: Forward Business LLC
    2. Register yoursel
    3. Download, read examine accurately a contract and sign it without fail. In signing this employment offer, you certify that your job will be on at-will basis and resign any claims against Forward Bsiness LLC and its personnel.
    About Forward Business LLC:
    Our business is engaged in work with other firms to perfect quality on an international scale by applying anonymous resources. We deal in a team with over 300 businesses internationally. Our main work includes marketing research and cooperation with merchandising firms, private investigation companies, training organizations and other companies that are involved in Ghost Shopping services. Our member establishments cooperate with their clients in order to ascertain the medium of modernizing level of amenities.
    Regards Sincerely
    ************************************************************************
    Abdul Rahman Azubir [abdulazubir0@gmail.com]
    Dear Mark B. Wannamaker,

    Compliments of the season to you and your family. Please, kindly be patient and go through this email carefully which I believe is a message that will be useful to both of us.
    I have a client called by name, late Mr. Robert Wannamaker, who died as the result of Colon cancer on the 8th Feb 2009.

    I have come to seek your kind cooperation to work with me in this project for you to stand as the next of kin to my late client’s fund before it is confiscated by the bank or the government. My late client deposited the sum of ($4.5M) and this bank has informed me to look for the next of kin, or the account will be appropriated.

    I want to seek your consent to present you as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my named client, since you have the same last name, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed-upon percentage.

    All legal documents to back up your claim as my client’s next-of-kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

    This will be performed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Thank you as you read this e-mail and I shall wait to receive your positive response.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mark B Wannamaker

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Mark,

    Thanks for sharing these scams with us. Who is Steve? My name is Eddy. lol

  • Mark Wannamaker

    Hey Eddy!
    Mark B here with a scam fresh off Outlook. They just don’t understand about spelling and valid company emails, etc. Be safe! How ’bout those miners!! Her goes:

    The company Euro Direct Invest is accepting currently applications for the positionof the investment representative and you are in our list of potential applicants for this vacancy. Our company has a deal with investing in small businesses around the world and right now our priority is to develop our business in the USA. That is why we are hiring new people for doing these tasks. The investment representative is a very important part of our team and his/her main targets are to collect and process the investments from the company’s clients in the USA. We are sure that you will be able to successfully manage this kind of work and that is why we will be happy to review your candidacy for this vacancy . Please, make sure that you completely meet the next requirements:

    - US citizenship or US work permit
    - not younger than 21
    - confident PC user Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail, Internet
    - interpersonal communication
    - ability to meet deadlines
    - responsibility
    - a personal car very desirable

    If you fully meet these requirements we will be pleased to receive an application form from you. You can apply for this job sending us your resume to the next e-mail address: kate@edicorpmail.com Once we receive your resume our manager will contact you during 48 hours and will provide you with all detailed information regarding this offering.

    Best regards,
    Kate Chauncey.

    Until next time — ‘bye

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Mark,
    Thanks for sharing. I’m sure this is going to prevent many people out there from avoiding this nonsense.

  • http://newsdaily7.com Nicole

    Hi Eddy, I was also scammed and would like to know what I can do about it. I didnt invest a lot of money but they did take my $2.97 and I want it back! They ask you to sign up and then follow the steps, everything you click on takes you back to the small form requesting payment. I’m very upset by this. What can I do? The name of the website is newsdaily7.com I thought it was legit because it was posted by a newspaper.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Nicole,
    Sorry to hear you got scammed. We actually covered these fake newspaper scams here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2009/06/07/fake-news-site-work-at-home-scam/
    You should try to contact your credit card company and see if they’ll reverse the fees. You should also monitor your account regularly over the next couple of months because that little fee
    tends to jump up to some bigger fees in a few days or within a month or so. So stay in contact with your bank and check your statements regularly if not daily for the next 2-3 months. I hope this helps.

  • Tammy

    Just a short note Eddy, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Tammy!
    You made my day!

  • Mark B Wannamaker

    Hey Eddy,

    I’ve gotten another scam for your readers to watch out for. Not as pretty and no website. Keep up the great work!
    Check that last line boo boo – Maybe the word should be sever – it’s priceless!

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Western Union®
    Welcome to Western Union
    Send Money Worldwide
    God Is Our Stand

    Hello my good frinad i just want to infrom you now that the only money you have to pay now is $69.00usd we give bonus of $69 to help all of our costomer to make all our costmer to receive there fund of 1.5m, so if you want to receive your 1.5m, go ahead now and send the $69.00usd to enable us release your first payment of $5000 to you as soon as you receive this email ,the bonus will last only this week after next week all the payment will be cancel

    Here is the information to send the fee of $69.00usd and you will use to send the $69.00usd bellow,

    Receiver name ———- mr. Nnameka ateli
    City——————–cotonou
    Country——————-benin republic
    Test question—————honest
    Test answer—————–payment
    Amount—————–$69.00 only.

    And after the payment of $69.00usd then forward the payment information or you can attach the pyment slip of the money you send.

    Note that the administrator payment needs these details from you to process your payment:
    Receiver name=========
    Country=============
    City================
    Tel================
    Test question-=========
    Answer=============
    Comply now because as soon as you sent this required fee of $69.00usd to Mr.Nnameka ateli

    Yours in service,

    For more information call PASTOR GODWILL TONY (Director, Verificationon Department) on this phone number +229-98 05 81 60.

    REGARDS,
    Pastor Godwill Tony,
    Director, Programming Department

    Western Union Payments

    Western Union®

    Welcome to Western Union

    Send Money Worldwide

    Western Union®
    As we focus on making a difference in people’s lives, people focus on Western Union and acknowledge the possibilities we offer to those we server. =

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Mark!
    Classic scam and misspellings. The sad thing is that since most of us don’t read and only scan information, they won’t even notice the error.
    Thanks for sharing the scam. I’m confident you just helped someone avoid this nonsense.

  • Joe

    Eddy what do you think about Michelle Mathews posting links on Ebay @ $15.00 per link posted?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Joe,

    Sounds like a lot of hype to me. But do your own research following the steps in my scam video listed in the article above and see what others think.
    As always my trusted recommendations can be found here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    We also list real jobs daily here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    Good luck.

  • Kevinschofield8

    hi Eddy:

    i think i am being scammed by the following “company”. i received a couple of emails enlisting me to work from home as a package forwarder. i haven’t even gotten the additional information i have requested yet and already i was sent the first package which i was supposed to forward to an international address. i still have the package in my possession, should i return it to the original sender? or should i go to the police?

    Internet Warehouse Assistant

    About position:
    -Positive about students
    -No minumum/maximum hours, Flexible hours
    -Limited openings
    -Countrywide

    Position requirements/qualifications:
    -Ability to work well individually and in a team environment
    -Must be reliable, responsible, goal oriented and flexible
    -Must poses a scanner or a digital camera and know how to use
    -Presence of a printer/copier and experience is a plus
    -Ability to meet deadlines and have a high attention to detail is required.

    Position duties:
    -Maintain strong customer partnering relationships with key accounts.
    -Maintain current information on customers, their sales activities, as well as competitor activity.
    -Negotiate, manage, analyze,convert.
    -Monitor customer activity and ensure collections of sales.
    -Respond to customer inquiries and complaints.
    -Support other employees with specific product knowledge where applicable.

    Compensation:
    -$15.00- 17.00

    Benefits:
    Very very flexible scheduling. With a minimum of 10 hours per week,
    and you are empowered to select from our variable list of shift times to create a schedule that works for you.
    No suiting up in the morning, juggling family appointments, spending your paycheck on gas, or navigating rush hour

    To apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume to:
    bon_experts@gmx.com

  • Anonymous

    Hi,
    This is just an example of package forwarding scam we covered here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/

    Read the article and the comments listed there to see how others have handled this. Don’t ship any packages to the scammers. Return to sender or contact the shipping company that sent you the package. They are aware of these scams and can tell you what to do.

  • Smartdetective74

    Hey guys, I frequently visit your site. Eddie can you help me with this? My resume is all over the place right now. I received an email from this individual indicating that found me on the Washington Post.com; I’m exhausted from google searching this company, and I’m not coming up with anything. The website is http://amtomsystems.com; http://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk/Company/AllDocuments/1402357 Can’t find anything on the web posted about this one.

    Your Resume has been reviewed at washingtonpost.com and forwarded to the Head of Operation. Mr. JohnLampard of Amtom Systems Limited. He would like to conduct an on-line interview with you On Wednesday January 12th, 2011 between 09:00AM – 12:00 PM to discuss more about the Account clerk Job Position that you are yet to occupy.

    Set Up a Screen name with Yahoo Instant Messenger on-line at http://www.messenger.yahoo.com and add up the Head of Operation screen name: johnlampard1987 to you buddy list .

    His Screen Name with Yahoo Instant Messenger is : johnlampard1987

    Email Address: johnlampard1987 @yahoo.com

    I Wish you the best of Luck on the Interview. If you have any problem, Please feel free to email back .

    Human Resource Dept
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Amtom Systems Limited, has a wealth of experience and qualified resources to provide service for many Thermal Systems, including ovens, kilns, furnaces and oxidisers. Amtom Systems

    Limited can provide, service maintenance and spares contracts which allow for 24 hour cover. Our aftercare is unique and gives peace of mind and security even in extreme situations. Our

    access to OEM spares, often off the shelf is superlative to others.

    Full comprehensive review of HIM / Control software to ensure operation meets and exceeds the needs of the process. Control software re-programming can be provided when a process or clients operation has changed. This is usually is done on older units but is available in our offer for service.

    ==================================================================
    Job Description:
    • Responsible for Order Entry and Control of information related to job files and internal systems up to invoicing.
    • Organize orders received either through inside sales or direct from customers to ensure all requirements are met for order entry (set by Management). Issue purchase orders and order forms to vendors & factories. Prepare returns for those that do not meet requirements to respective sales team.. Enter information into Business Finance System (BAS). Assist sales with managing SAF

    accuracy after the Blue Sky entry has generated an order. Work closely with management as requested to ensure accuracy in forecasted numbers.
    • Work with Customer and/or Inside Sales reps to ensure all specifications related to the order (equipment, delivery requirements, etc) are correct and delivered to required vendors in order to

    achieve customer satisfaction.
    • Manage order files from time of order creation to the hand off to Finance for invoicing. Ensure that figures and quantities in business systems match (BAS, BSS (purchasing) and SAF).
    • Work with all departments to ensure documentation is kept complete and current on changes to orders during the time order is placed until shipped. Assist the Finance team with the

    resolution of discrepancies found after hand off.
    • Track jobs through life cycle of project using various software to provide reporting on individual activity as well as customer related activity.
    • Review and make suggestions to improve processes, further develop order processing steps throughout the different sub branches. Highlight issues of concern and raise them with

    suggestions on how they can be improved.
    • Assist sales team and customers resolving issues related to extra costs, additional add-ons to projects, credits, etc. through set procedures (PO requests,Credit Note steps, etc)
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Ideal candidate should have a High School diploma with a minimum of one (1) year experience performing data entry related tasks.
    Excellent verbal and written communications skills, organizational skills, data entry skills 60wpm, mathematical skills, detail oriented and highly motivated, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Suite

    experienced desired.

    ==================================================================
    You will be enlisted for a 2 weeks training programme.

    You will have to be online from 9am to 11am daily as you will be given series of tasks.

    Training Hours:9am – 12am (Mon – Fri)

    Working Hours:9am – 4pm (Mon – Fri)

    Whether or not you have an assignment or task to carry out you will be paid for $18/hr for training.

    You have to keep strict record of time and activities. A time sheet should be sent in every Friday’s days for monitoring (In your own format).

    In carrying out any assignment or task a progress report has to be emailed every Friday to me.

    You are paid bi weekly.
    You are paid bi weekly.

    The training would be administered online, this is an Internet based position, and the base pay is $23 per hour.
    Benefits include: 401k, health and dental, paid vacation and 2 weeks sick leave
    you will be enrolled for this benefits after 3 months after which you would
    become a regular employee of company..
    Funds will be provided by the Company asap to get these equipments: 4 in one (fax, scanner,copier and printer), Zebra ZM400 Bar code printer and cards, 4 drawer cabinet and office desk,HP

    Pavilion HDX18-1180US 18.4-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Blu-ray Drive, Vista Premium). Details on the Uses and delivery of these equipments would be provided to you ASAP.

    You would be Given the Following to start work with after training: * Staff User Name and Password for Our Website Link ( For easy access to company data and task for each day )
    We pay via checks and money orders. A check will be mailed to you for the purchase of your working materials from our local vendor.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    It’s a scam.

    It’s just an elaborate package forwarding scam.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Lydia,
    Did you follow the steps in my scam video above? If not, please try that which is what I do when I’m researching a company. I’m not too suspicious because the job is actually related to your experience. But nonetheless follow the steps in the scam video. Be mindful of the scams listed above. If the job requires anything like cashing checks, money orders or wiring money than pass on it. If it also involves receiving equipment such as major electronics that you have to reship elsewhere, then pass as well. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Laura,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s sad when companies do things like this. But that being said don’t let such experiences lead you to over generalizations about the industry as a whole. If a parent decides to go and drive drunk and hurt people, does it mean all parents should be avoided? No it just means that one parent was a screw up. The same goes for paid online surveys. Some companies are better than others. You just have to adjust accordingly. Here are some alternatives:

    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/09/05/is-surveysavvycom-survey-savvy-a-scam/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/03/10/if-you-dont-work-for-this-company-youll-kick-yourself-later/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2010/07/19/is-instantcashsweepstakes-com-a-scam/

    And let’s say you’re just turned off to surveys all together, then try some other non-traditional opportunities: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    or focus on traditional jobs:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    You have tons of options. Don’t let a few bad experiences stop you. Learn from them and move on to something else. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sabrina,

    Thanks for sharing unfortunately many of these scam artist will use legitimate companies names because they’ve learned many of you are doing your research now. But even when they do that it’s easy to spot. Once there is a mention of cashing checks, money orders or re-shipping packages it’s a scam. That’s why it’s important to read many of the scams listed on this page and the comments. Because then you’re able to spot patterns that are easily identifiable even when scam artist use legit company’s names. So be sure you really spend a few hours studying this page.

    In any event, we list pre-screened jobs here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    You can also find my personal recommendations here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Good luck.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C73JPFAMH3WLZ3D67NBKNNL7BM Natasha Papousek

    I am not sure, but I think I just got scammed from someone who said he got my resume from CareerBuilder. His name is Donald Ram and his company is XP Expedited, LLC in Amsterdam and his email is an @live.com I am supposed to receive packages, and distribute the contents to recipients in Europe. But there was no explanation of the contents. The agreement cited $2000/ mo plus commission for doing this. A little red flag went up when he told me that I wouldn’t need to pay taxes on my earnings b/c it’s coming from overseas.

    So, now they have my information, including my drivers’ license. What do I do now? How do I protect my identity?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    This is just another version of the package forwarding scam we listed on the page above.
    So be sure you read that article. Now that they do have your information, I would get some identity theft monitoring service and keep active for a very long time. Because you never know if they go and sell your information to other scam artist for identity theft or to target you with another scam.

    Your bank may have some identity theft protection plan you can purchase. I’m sorry you didn’t find this page sooner. That being said, I encourage you to study the video listed above and all the scams listed on this page and the comments so you avoid this in the future. Always do your research when it comes to this industry. If something sounds too good to be true, it is. Follow your instincts.

  • Vanvaq

    From someone named Eric More–hrdept.hd@sbcglobal.net

    Dear Applicant

    Your Resume has been reviewed at washingtonpost.com and forwarded to the Head of Operation. Mr. JohnLampard of Amtom Systems Limited. He would like to conduct an on-line interview with you On Wednesday February 2nd, 2011 between 09:00AM – 12:00 PM to discuss more about the Data Entry/Administrative Assistant Job Position that you are yet to occupy.

    Set Up a Screen name with Yahoo Instant Messenger on-line at http://www.messenger.yahoo.com and add up the Head of Operation screen name: johnlampard1987 to you buddy list.

    His Screen Name with Yahoo Instant Messenger is : johnlampard1987

    Email Address:johnlampard1987@yahoo.com

    I Wish you the best of Luck on the Interview. If you have any problem, Please feel free to email back .

    Human Resource Dept

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing.

  • deb

    Is autocouponcash a scam ? I tried to type the name and the word scam and nothing comes up all being positive stuff. I don’t want to get scammed again , could you give me some insight on your point of view?

    thank you
    deb

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Deb,

    I’d pass on it. All the reviews just seem to be affiliates promoting it and not real folks that have used it who can give you real feedback. No opportunity has all positive comments. Always go with your instincts. They will never steer you wrong. Good job doing your research! Keep doing it. As always, our trusted recommendations can be found here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    we also list pre-screened job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    I hope this helps.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this scam with us.

    All of the jobs have a flag a job link. So hopefully you used it to let us know which job listing this was. Unfortunately it’s very hard to detect these type of scams unless you’ve actually gone ahead and applied for the job. All the job boards have these type of really hidden scams.

    However what we’ve done is included a warning in every job listing found on http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs which reads:

    “WARNING: The job above was pre-screened to the best of our ability. However if you’re asked to cash checks/money orders, accept packages or reship packages as part of your duties, it is a scam. Flag the job using the button below and feel free to report the scam on our scam page. ”

    So as long as people are reading the job description carefully which includes this warning, they should easily be able to avoid these scams. Either way, thanks for reporting this.
    I’m sure others will be able to avoid it.

    As long as people continue to follow my advice about researching companies, these scams won’t prosper even if they’re cleverly disguised.

  • vicki

    Something very similar happened to me, i applied for a job on snagajob.com and i didn’t even interview, didn’t send them my resume but i faxed them a signed contract with a pic of my photo id. and then i was sent a link, the link works but nothing is where it says its going to be, i then tried emailing the lady who sent me the link and she has blocked me so it wont go through, i tried the numbers and they are disconnected i went to their website and the number on there sounds like someones home machine. Lesson learned, just frustrating. their website is:
    http://www.freelancemysteryshopper.com/
    for some reason im still hoping that they will come through.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Get over that hope real quick. Scammers prey on this type of hope. Follow your instincts next time and always do your research. Never let desperation get the better of you with this industry otherwise you will fall victim again. You need to set up some identity protection alert service because chances are your id may be stolen.

  • Gotowork_777

    There is opposition in all things. If there are legit companies, there are scams, too, unfortunately. I haven’t been a victim of scams myself, yet I know that it is wise to report the issue when you experience them so these will be stopped.

    Jennifer Williams
    shopuntilyoudrop

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    That is a great way of viewing it. It’s definitely like ying and yang. Great observation. I definitely feel you should follow your advice about reporting when you get scammed. The more light shed on the scam artist, the more likely someone will be lucky enough to avoid it because they stumbled on your report. So do your part when you have the opportunity.

  • Neal Harding

    There is a package forwarding scam going on with a “company” called Master Fulfillment Group Inc.. After exploring this website (Work At Home No Scams.com) I went to their website and found it was an exact copy of Atlast Fulfillment except for the contact information. When I researched their claims of being on the Inc.500 list I found it was Atlast Fulfillment that was actually on the list. They got me for a month of forwarding packages for them.

    So BEWARE of this and don’t be like me and not research a company thoroughly before you start doing a service for them.

    If there IS a real work at home job that a disabled man of 40 out there, PLEASE, let me know about it!!

    Good luck everyone.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Neal,

    Thanks for sharing this on the site as requested. I’m sure it will help folks.
    I’m not sure if you’ve really looked around the site but we have many resources for work at home jobs:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs/browse_by_category/Disabled+-+Special+Needs/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/23/work-at-home-for-disabled/

    I hope this helps.

    Good luck.

  • Jd Janet

    I received an email from careerbuilder from a pharmacy company called Familymeds Solution PLCI want to know if this is a scam. The letter is below:Hello Janet,Having seen your resume I would like to offer you a position with ourcompany. My name is Sherry Stephens and I am the International HumanResource Manager of Familymeds Solution PLC. I am pleased to inform you thatwe have an open position for you within our company. Our company was founded in 1982 and it has quickly grown to be one of thelargest resellers in United Kingdom of medical equipment and apparatus as weas in the rest of Europe. We have contracts exclusively with hospitals andother medical companies and groups supplying several hundred types ofproducts ranging from surgical needles and syringes to MRI and EKG machinesand everything in between. Our partners include top manufacturers around theworld such as GE Healthcare, Medtronic, Baxter International, TycoHealthcare, Philips Medical Systems, Cardinal Health, Siemens MedicalSolutions, Zimmer Holdings, et cetera. Our company has grown very fastduring the last few years and now we have expanded our market and businessto the United States. As such we have a high demand in terms of job openingsin almost every state and we are looking for dedicated and hardworkingindividuals to work for us and help us expand.Our success is due to the fact that we are able to meet our customer’sdemands in every shape or form and at any time. We are very flexible and wecan honor our orders when others cannot. Very fast delivery system combinedwith the fact that we accept almost any type of payment and great customersupport are the reasons why we have been able to grow so fast and took us towhere we are today. We take great pride in what we do because it is notalways easy to satisfy all customer demands while still processing theorders very fast and receiving payments for the products in a timely manner.We need you to work for us and below you will find the job description andwhat will be asked of you should you decide to accept our proposal.Job description:* NO SALES INVOLVED! Very limited contact: you will not be involved inany kind of sales or contact with our customers;* Zero fees policy: while performing this job you will encounter nofees to be paid in advance whatsoever;* Respect privacy: no employee from our company will ever ask you forany sensitive information;* Total transparency: everything you will do is legal under theEuropean Union/United States and International laws as they are currentlyapplied.Your duties are:* To receive payments from our customers which are mainly in form ofchecks (only U.S. emitted checks, no international checks will be sent toyou; All check will be written in your name);* Cashing the checks using your existing bank account; do not usechecks-cashing stores, they charge too much, sometimes even 10% of the totalvalue of the checks* Forwarding as” money in minutes” by Western Union, we will pay allmoney transfer fees after you will deduct your 10% commission from eachorder you process.Your benefits are:* Commissions: 10% from each check your will process in the firstmonth.* Salary: within one month after receiving the first check you willreceive $1,000 as fixed salary.This is a commission based job, the faster you process orders the more yourincome will increase. This bonus is given to also cover internet, phone orgas bills. Please note that this salary will be sent after 30 days havepassed since you received your first payment to process.* Rewards for good performance: after two months of working for us anincrease to 15% commission from all payments might be applied to yourcontract if you process and send all the transfers to us in a timely manner.In this case you will be earning around $1,200-1,300 per week as well as the$1,000 salary at the end of the month.* Education reimburse* Vacation (2 weeks for Exempt employees)* 4 paid Company Holidays / 2 paid floating holidays* Large and stable corporationThere are also bonuses for cashing the checks and sending the payment to usvery fast:* Cash the check same day: $150 for each check;* Cash the check within 24 hours: $100 for each check;* Cash the check within 48 hours: $ 50 for each check.The $1,000 salary will be sent to you in form of a cashier check.The job opening is that of a Representative within the US. The today’ssituation on the financial market requires us to open and fill several ofthese job positions within our company. This opening will help our companyto reduce the time it takes to receive funding from orders that we receiveeach month and we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market todayand the minimal expenditures of time. With the number of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for fear oflosing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from the USsoon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to cashanywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because wehave money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want bysending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us anaddress where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who canreceive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the checkprocess all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will sendto your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainderamount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. You willalways take your commission upfront. All fees for transferring the fundswill be supported from our share. Bonuses will apply for cashing checkswithin 24 hours upon receiving a check. We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received andprocessed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). Thecustomer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment.We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using BankChecks and so to solve this problem and not lose any of our customers wehave decided to open this new job position. This job is legal according tothe U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take but a fewhours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment almostimmediately. PAYMENT AND SALARY:For example you receive a check as payment for 3000.00 USD, you deduct yourcommission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance: 2700.00 USD.In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under 3,000.00 USDto process and after checking your performance records during that firstmonth the orders you will receive, may increase from 3,000.00 upwards to6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD gives youa total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a closeco-operation with us you’ll be able to operate with larger orders and you’llbe able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to this job(gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc.) from our balance, notfrom your commissions. At first the checks you will receive will vary from:$500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction onyour part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can havethem cashed in your existing bank account, we don’t accept newly createdbank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct your percentageand forward the balance to the company attorney manager via a western unionmoney transfer, the name will be given to you later after cashing a payment.This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time fortaking up another job; you’ll get good income and a regular job. This job isvery challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for theemployee who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as allthe other standard benefits that a major company usually provides.Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month haspassed since you’re working for us. We consider the first month as a trialperiod. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance; thereare no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounterwill be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.You will receive next instructions step by step.Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now, as we do not have anyrepresentatives in US. We will be able to come to meet within the next fewmonths when the new offices will be opened in your area!Please let me know if you are still interested. Within 24 hours after wewill receive this information we will forward you a copy of the contract youhave to fill in, sign and e-mail back to us.Sherry StephensFamilymeds Solution PLCGrosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1KUnited KingdomFAX 011-44-021-374-5721 From: Janet Burns [mailto:jd.janet@yahoo.com] Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 4:50 PMTo: familymedsplc@aol.comSubject: Re: New message from CareebuilderHello Sherry Stephens,Can you give me more information on this position and the company.Thank You,Janet BurnsGraphic Designer________________________________From: Sherry Stephens To: Sherry Stephens Sent: Sat, March 19, 2011 6:27:13 PMSubject: New message from Careebuilderhttp://img.icbdr.com/images/pihttp://img.icbdr.com/images/pihttp://img.icbdr.com/images/shhttp://img.icbdr.com/images/pi…cid:image010.png@01CBCE59.52A5F450Hello Candidate,Thank you for your interest. After viewing your resume oncareerbuilder.com , we have decided tocontact you. We have an excellent opportunity for you.Requirements:. Computer intermediate experience, checking emails 2 times/day . US citizen or permanent residence/green card holder. Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations. Self-motivated and capable of working independently. Required Travel: NO. Relocation: NO. No SalesWe offer:. Attractive bonuses and commissions with each order. No contact with our clients. No Fees. You can start tomorrow. Compensation: $85,000 – $95,000 per year. Fix salary after first month. Employee Type: Full-Time/Part-Time. Education reimburse. Vacation (2 weeks for Exempt employees). 4 paid Company Holidays / 2 paid floating holidays. Large and stable corporationPlease reply if you are interested.Hiring DepartmentYou are receiving this employment opportunity email because you uploadedyour resume on CareerBuilder. If your employment status has changed oryou no longer wish to receive these emails, you can update your privacyand communication preferences from your resume by logging ontoCareerBuilder.com or you can block this employer from viewing yourresume and sending you candidate emails. This email was sent from Account ID JOI832LKH76K and by this logged inUser BNYEI3890E82You are currently subscribed to receive “CareerBuilder.com CustomerMessages”. C CareerBuilder.com 5550-A Peachtree Parkway, Suite 200 | Norcross GA30092

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    I think you missed the link to the check cashing scam we listed above. So here it is again:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/10/16/fake-checks-wire-transfer-scams-fakechecksorg-fights-back/

    Because that’s exactly what this scam is. My suggestion is to study our scam page including reading all the other scams we listed above so you’re able to easily identify scams like this.

    Good luck.

  • Patricia

    I recently searched for an at-home job, and was directed to ANS Shipping, 57 Vantis, Aliso, Viejo, CA 92656. It seems to be a “packaging forwarding and reshipping” scam. Thank you for describing this scam before I became involved!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome. I’m glad you did your research before falling into this.

  • Tamilee

    Here’s the latest SCAM I recceived:

    A large international company, NeoLine LLC . is expanding and seeking new employees!

    We are now searching for independent agents who will represent our company in different regions. Two to three hours a day performing your duties over the Internet will be sufficient to fulfill the requirements of this position.

    The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for art lovers and
    furtherer, to fulfill their dreams by helping sellers and buyers find each other locally, nationally and globally.

    The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.

    We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.
    Here are some of the job requirements:
    – 18 years of age or older;
    – internet access to promptly reply to emails;
    – availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);

    We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.
    At the beginning you will be hired on a probationary basis for 30 days. We also call it training time for at this time you will be guided step by step from your supervisor. Given your performance is satisfactory you will have a choice either you would like to be employed part time or you would like to work full time and earn more.

    Your salary during the training period amounts to $2,300 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction completed. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to $4,500 per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to $3,000 per month plus 8% commission.
    My goal is to spark your interest. In light of the present economy, we feel that our position is unique and desirable, as it offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to an entry level position that would normally require 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.

    If you would like to learn more, please email us any updated contact information which may have changed since submitting your resume to: shannon.mcpherson.job@gmail.com
    Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.

    Yours faithfully,

    Shannon McPherson

  • Tamilee

    Here’s the latest SCAM I recceived:

    A large international company, NeoLine LLC . is expanding and seeking new employees!

    We are now searching for independent agents who will represent our company in different regions. Two to three hours a day performing your duties over the Internet will be sufficient to fulfill the requirements of this position.

    The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for art lovers and
    furtherer, to fulfill their dreams by helping sellers and buyers find each other locally, nationally and globally.

    The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.

    We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.
    Here are some of the job requirements:
    – 18 years of age or older;
    – internet access to promptly reply to emails;
    – availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);

    We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.
    At the beginning you will be hired on a probationary basis for 30 days. We also call it training time for at this time you will be guided step by step from your supervisor. Given your performance is satisfactory you will have a choice either you would like to be employed part time or you would like to work full time and earn more.

    Your salary during the training period amounts to $2,300 per month plus 8% commission from each transaction completed. Total income, given the current volume of clients, could easily amount to $4,500 per month. After the training period, your base salary will increase to $3,000 per month plus 8% commission.
    My goal is to spark your interest. In light of the present economy, we feel that our position is unique and desirable, as it offers training, support and a pay scale comparable to an entry level position that would normally require 40 hours per week. I hope you will explore, compare, and then contact me with your questions.

    If you would like to learn more, please email us any updated contact information which may have changed since submitting your resume to: shannon.mcpherson.job@gmail.com
    Our human resource managers will contact you within 2 business days.

    Yours faithfully,

    Shannon McPherson

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

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  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maureen-ODanu/193281680703022 Maureen O’Danu

    First, your videos are nearly a perfect length, and I’m really impressed by your well written, informative website. I’m dipping my big toe in affiliate marketing, and we’ll see how it goes. I’ve found myself coming back to your site several times in the last few days. Thank you very much for what you do.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for the kind words Maureen. I’m happy you’re finding value in the site. Just keep in mind with a business there isn’t dipping in anything. Either you go all in or not at all. That’s the only way to determine if you’ll succeed or not. Hope that makes sense.

  • Lifeofbriancg

    Anyone have any information on Flash Ad Cash.com  I have heard nothing but good,  nothing bad, but it just seems to good to be true?!?!?   Any info would be great.

    Brian

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’ve answered your own question. As we said in our scam video if you can’t find feedback either way, pass on an opportunity. Why be the guinea pig? Furthermore if it sounds too good to be true 99.9% of the time it is. Never ignore your instincts with work at home opportunities. And don’t force the issue. Opportunities that are good will have feedback for the most part.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks Lou!

    I really appreciate the kind words and thoughts. It always feels good to know when folks like what we’re doing out there. Keep reading but more importantly take action and you’ll be well on your way to making money legitimately.

  • C2030

    Eddy thank you. I lost money to working at home scams. Thank you for teaching me all about research, I heard workathome on the radio and thought no way would they advertise a scam.  After many hours of research I did what you said and I have to say not sending money to work has saved me so much money . Thank you.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome. It’s all about doing your research. As long as you do that you’ll avoid losing money or being scammed. There are some legitimate home based businesses out there that is safe to invest in. But if a home based business is not what you’re looking for than you know to focus only on jobs like the ones we list daily here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs I’m just glad you’re getting educated about the industry and learning how to avoid the pitfalls out there.

  • Ccisnero

    I wish i had read this article one day sooner. i got caught in one of these “buy the kit” deals that had Google’s name on the ad, and now am trying to cancel the “membership.” Trying to beat their deadline so i don’t get charged the amount they put forth as a one-time fee. Eddy, i’m still learning here. I need to read more, apparently.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Better late than never my friend. You can find the cancellation information buried deep in the terms of conditions probably at the bottom of the website you visited and bought this nonsense form. If worst comes to worst, just contact your credit card company asap. Then monitor your statements for the next 2-3 months for the other nasty fees that pop up.

    At the end of the day this scam has lead you here. Now you have a lot more weapons at your disposal to better learn about this industry and the crap to avoid. As long as you’re not afraid to read and take action, your luck is going to change dramatically here.

    So just view it as a lesson learned. That being said I recommend reading the following pages:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    And be sure you read all the scams listed on this page and the comments on each of the pages regarding the scams. Scam artist are lazy and just repeat the same nonsense with some minor variations. So the more you read about them, the easier it’s going to be to spot them in the future. Hope this all helps my friend. Glad you found us.

  • Ccisnero

    Thanks, again. I will be making a few phone calls in the morning and keeping an eye on my statements. I appreciate your response and the links to read up on.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    No problem.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    We’ve reviewed it here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/09/25/is-ameriplan-usa-a-work-at-home-scam/ and the recent feedback hasn’t been good since they laid off tons of their old brokers who basically built their company. Read the review and comments. Good luck.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Visit our reshipping article http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/ and the read the comments listed there and what others have done.

    The one thing you can do to combat scams like this is spread the word on scam sites like this which others have done for the other reshipping scams. You’ll see many people reporting them on our reshipping scam page.

  • Towandaworozbyt

    Beware of Ozio Media: I had a bad experience with Ozio Media as a proofreader. On a Thurs. night, I reviewed a 15-page guideline, then a one-hour online training session. I also had to pay ($25) for copyscape to verify the articles I proofed. The rate as a proofreader is $.34 for each 500-word article. It’s required that you read 20-30 articles a day. When I applied I specified I would work 6 p.m.-10 p.m. At 8:40 p.m. Thursday night–after my training sessions, I was told to start work immediately. I was too tired to proof articles, which were poorly written. The next day (Friday) in the afternoon, my team leader inquired where I was. I informed him I would start at 6 p.m. I was immediately informed that I was no longer a part of their team, and my account was being canceled. I’m pretty savvy and do my research on companies, but this one slipped by. I got burned.

  • MsEdrena

    Hi, Emilyclifton: I looked into this, but never signed up with them and after reading what was there, especially the payments, I decided it was not for me. They charge a monthly fee for a website. If I remember correctly, the website was billed at 59.00 per month. Also, if I understood the pay grid they had at their site, the pay is low compared to the time and effort required. Most of the videos they have on the site didn’t work so some information I felt that I needed in order to come to a better understanding of all that is required was unavailable. That’s my 2 cents but if I’m wrong about the pay grid, someone else may be able to bring better understanding regarding that. It seemed to me, from what I saw is that many of the salaries on the grid averaged out to about 800.00 annually. Correct me if I’m wrong–anybody. Thanks.

    MsEdrena

  • MsEdrena

    I wish you great success with not being charged.

  • MsEdrena

    Why am I not surprised? A blessed day to you Lil Bro!

  • Jacqueline

    I honestly don’t know how these people sleep at night!

  • Ecdm

    I just wanted to report this one that I received in my e-mail today.  It’s a re-shipping/packaging forwarding scam.  Beware folks!   Hello,Edward!

    This is work from home position. Your job will be to transfer goods between our clients.Your job will consist of the following:° To receive the goods at your address° To deliver the goods to the nearest DHL/UPS/USPS office° To send the goods to a specified by us address using prepaid shipping labels.Your schedule will be flexible. You will need to spend on average 2-3 hours per day, Monday-Friday.All communication are made online.This job will allow you to:- Efficiently work from home;- Get additional free time;General requirements:- Ability to create good reporting;- Prior customer service experience is a good benefit;- Internet and e-mail skills;- Online job experience;During the trial period you will be paid 3200$ per month.After the trial period your base salary will go up to 3,850 USD per month.After the trial period you may ask for additional hours or proceed full-time.If you are interested,please contact our manager Jamesemail: James.Usaforwarding@gmail.comwith subject: NEED CONTRACTand request contract and more information about our company!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Chrissy

    Hi, How are you? I was just wondering if you know if (the internet profits dot com) is a scam or (tops home profit system dot com.) I’ve read your web site and I still can’t tell. I’m always doubting myself.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Watch the scam video above and follow what it says. This is exactly why we have it there for you. It should reveal the answer you’re looking for. If there is a doubt in your mind about a given company, just don’t join it. It’s not worth the risk especially when we already legitimate and proven companies here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Don’t gamble when it comes to work at home. It’s unnecessary when you have resources like this that give you good companies to work with.

  • The5mcds

     I have followed your suggestions on googling and researching through the Better Business Bureau on a company called Tutoring Doctor.  It has an A- rating with the BBB primarily due to the length of time in operation.  Do you have any insight you can provide to determine if this would be a successful endeavor.  We currently work in the education field and would prefer to have the freedoms and opportunities working for ourselves that tutoring may possibly provide.  We are also considering eventually relocating to the UK where we have family and would be looking at a company where we would be able to operate from wherever we reside; US or UK.  The information disclosing costs, etc cannot be accessed with providing contact information.  Reluctantly, I have provided them with this and am waiting to be contacted.  Any suggestions you can provide would be very helpful.  We have spent hours trying to find a potential on-line business and want to proceed properly.  We are not necessarily convinced that tutoring would be the correct avenue to pursue so any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and thank you for the insightful information on your web page.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Honestly I’ve never heard of this company. But if you did follow the steps in our scam video then you should have feedback about this company. I wouldn’t depend only on the BBB but more on what various other sites and people say which should have come up with you did the google search we described in the video above. Ultimately if there is anything that makes you feel uneasy, then just pass on it. This isn’t the industry where you want to ignore your instincts. We provide enough of proven and legitimate options here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    and http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations that you don’t have to take unneccessary risks. Just my two cents.

  • Vernon Jones

    I received this email today.

    Hello Vernon, Your response to our Employment Project Ad on
    Craigslist was received. 

    We are conducting a Cell Phone Service Comparison
    and Customer Satisfaction Study. This Study will track overall dropped
    call rates among the major wireless service providers, service plan
    options, cost of service and billing, call quality, brand image
    dimensions, etc.

    Which Carrier Is Best In Your
    Area? 

    Carriers are ranked across six regions in the
    United States: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, North Central,
    Southwest and West.

    The study will measure customer satisfaction
    based on 42 specific service-related measures grouped into six key factors
    that impact overall wireless carrier performance. These are (in order of
    importance):

    call performance and reliability
    (26%);
    customer service (17%);
    service plan options (17%);
    brand image (14%);
    cost of service (14%); and
    billing (12%).
    Over the past three-year period, overall
    satisfaction has fluctuated significantly as changes in the industry, such
    as the recent carrier mergers, have influenced the customer experience.
    The study will seek to find if satisfaction has improved since 2009,
    especially in areas where the industry has been aggressively marketing new
    services and offering more attractive pricing options. For example, the
    service plan options and cost of service factors receive the largest
    increase in satisfaction ratings from 2008.

    Consumer Reports’ Annual Cell Phone Survey
    released in the January 2007 issue shows that call quality remains an
    aggravation for many cell phone users. In fact, 34 percent of previous
    survey respondents who switched carriers during the past three years
    attributed their decision to poor phone service, including dropped calls
    and no service at home.

    Your
    Assignment:

    When you conduct a customer satisfaction survey,
    what you ask the customers is important. How, when and how often you ask
    these questions are also important. However, the most important thing
    about conducting a customer satisfaction survey is what you do with their
    answers and this makes your assignment vital.

    You will make calls to a list of subscribers
    drawn from different Carriers within your area which will be provided for
    you weekly. These subscribers indicated willingness to take part in this
    survey. You will ask 7 key questions as listed below:

    1. What Carrier are you using presently? How long
    have you used this Carrier?
    2. How satisfied are you with the service you
    received?
    3. How satisfied are you with the company
    overall?
    4. Do you suffer call drops? How
    often?
    5. Are you satisfied with the bills and prices?
    Do you feel cheated?
    6. Is the Company responsive to your
    needs/concerns? Do you feel isolated?
    7. How likely are you to recommend this service
    to others?

    You will type their responses, bind it and mail
    to my office address as below.

    Your Tools and
    Pay.

    A mobile phone with a Monthly unlimited service
    plan will be provided for you. A portable easy-to-use Four-in-one Machine
    with fax, copy, print and binding capabilities manufactured by PRINEX will also be
    provided for you completely free. Payments for these items including
    shipping will be provided by one of our sponsors. You will be
    paid $750 weekly. Essentially, you will be
    required to work at least 3-4 hours daily and recommended hours are
    between 5pm – 8pm. However, you are allowed to choose a time convenient
    for you. Weekly list must be covered. This project will last at least for
    a year and Certificate of Participation will be issued.

    Please indicate if you are willing to
    proceed.

    Regards,
     

    Jude LawsonCallSurvey44 Cook Street, Suite 100
    Denver, Colorado 80206Phone:
    (303) 351-9677callsurvey@aol.comsurvey@callsurvey.com [under
    const.]

  • Vernon Jones

    This the response they sent after I told them I accept assignment.

    Hello Vernon,I have
    received your confirmation. You are approved. I look forward to a rewarding work
    experience with you. Your work starts
    immediately. Can you give me an idea of what your normal day looks like?To get you ready, you will need your
    tools provided. A sponsor will be instructed to mail to you a Check for $1,350  today for the purchase of the tools. The Check will
    be made out in your name and you will
    process this payment at your own bank.
    After the Check is processed, you will use part of the funds to purchase a
    Cell phone with unlimited service plan
    for not more than $100 at a Phone shop nearest to you and the rest of the funds will be
    for the purchase and shipping of the Prinex
    Fax / Copy / Print / Bind Machine. I will provide
    payment instructions and details when funds are ready. Possibly, you should commence work
    Monday.Your first pay for $750 should get to you a week
    after you start making calls.Confirm your acceptance of the position by
    providing your full names, contact address [not P.O Box] and direct phone
    numbers.Let me know if you have questions or require
    clarifications.Regards,

     

    Jude LawsonCallSurvey44 Cook Street, Suite 100
    Denver, Colorado 80206Phone:
    (303) 351-9677callsurvey@aol.comsurvey@callsurvey.com [under const.]

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Don’t feel bad. It happens to a lot of people. The key is not to let desperation ever cloud your judgement otherwise you will be a victim. You’re on this site now, so take advantage of the various free and legitimate options we provide here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Jacqmabayoje

    As a person trying to stop living pay check to pay check. It’s really nice to know that some else is looking out for my hard earned money by giving me the proper tools to find honest work while not being scamed. Thank you for all you honesty and hard work. And thank you for not charging for it. Sincerely Nyah.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Nyah!
    As you read more things like our recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations you’ll find even more value. And trust me after taking action on some of these recommendations if I were charging for the information you would think it’s worth every cent! ;)

  • Destiny

    The BONExpert.com is a scam. They have their customers to transfer mail. They will send the packages by UPS to your home. They will sent the postage labels to your email account, so that you can forward the mail. After you work a month, they promise to mail you a paycheck. Good luck with receiving a paycheck.

  • Ldaugherty

    A package forwarding scam came to me through a person named Robert Pirchner supposedly with Springleaf Consulting company.  I received electronics and forwarded them to Russia supposedly to their office located there.  I realize now it is scam and have discontinued this.  I know I will not get paid and could possible face legal charges as an identify theft and stolen property accessory. 

  • Kaz_sleigh

    Avoid adds looking for “Payroll” (work at home) $1000-$1500 a month. Names of guys: Bernard Addison, Desmond Howard and/or James Williams. They will work you for a month then not pay you. Claim they have a family emergency and will pay you after that is cleared up. Then ask you to work for their co-worker, who “will absolutely pay you” but not for the work you did the previous month. 

    Company: (Group Manager,Director of Employment to JLM financial Ltd)

  • Mike

    Hey Eddie, I think you need to do a re-review of Alpine Access. Fire up Google, and do a fly-by with it of their corporate office. Hahahahahhaha Shows a nice bungalow home. Then go down to street level, to the front door, then the mail slot. That home belong to Patel Zuggama. WAY too funny. *coff* SCAMMERS *coff* *Funny thought – I wonder if he looks like Aphul from the Simpsons – Thank you, come again. LoL

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Uh, Alpine Access is a well known legitimate company that has been recommended by many trusted resources such as the media and other work at home experts. If you’d like to share some real proof and reasons why you FEEL this company is a scam. Some real details and insight would be appreciated.

  • Wekgentry

    I got a text message regarding a position posting adds on Craigs List. I followed her directions and posted adds for a week. I then received a Bogus check in the mail for $1000.00 from her. When I contacted my bank abd found out it was a scam, she still tried to convince me to work for her doin another job on line for her, I told her I knew she was a scam and she still tried convincing me she was not. She communicated with me through yahoo messenger, with just her name {Sharon Smith} and a number like 620 after her name. No email address or No means of contacting her except through yahoo Messenger! SCAM ALL THE WAY! Do not fall for this!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Elysa

    good day sir! I just want to thank you for all the informations you’ve share. It’s very informative and very helpful for me since I’m new in this line of work. More power to you and God Bless!!!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Elysa! I’m glad you’re finding it useful. Be sure to become a subscriber so you don’t miss any of our articles and advice:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe

    You should also check out our recommendations page: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

  • Moe

    OMG Eddy I just took the time to read this. Its amazing

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Nice! Glad you’re enjoying it. Wait until you read my recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations ;)

  • Wwe

    Western Sky is a scam google it.
    Very sucpicious American Indian loans.

  • Angelitgatorres2012

    Eddy  i saw you on a news channel about working from home, and then i went to your site and was shock on all the work you put into helping all who want to work from home. And for that i wanted to think you. But now i am having a time finding a job that i can do from home and study to get my degree. Do you have any tips on what i should do? because i know how hard it is to get work with out a degree. Just looking for a little help :)

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi,
    You’re welcome. Thanks for the kind words I really appreciate it. In terms of work at home jobs we list them every day here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    and we recap them every week here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads/

    If you have the skills that are in demand, you shouldn’t have a problem landing a work at home job. There are many that don’t require a degree unlike offline jobs. So take action and see what’s out there first. Don’t assume anything. And you can also go the non-traditional work at home opportunity route as well. We list many in my recommendations page here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    I hope this helps.

    P.S. Do you have a link to this news story? Was it recent? I wasn’t even aware. =)

  • Ashley D Smith83

    Has anyone heard of US HOME WORK FORCE? Are they a scam? They want you to sign up for their “instant rewards” and then post ads on craigslist, etc requesting others to sign up to “work from home”. I tried googling them with tags of “scam” and “review” and can not find anything. Please help, Eddy!!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    As we stated in our instructional scam video, if you can’t find information that leans one way or another, ignore the company. It’s not worth the risk especially when we list companies that have already been researched and recommended here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    So don’t take the risk. Move on to something that does have a history.

  • reginalaramie

    This company called Albian Energy Ltd contacted me to a Rep for their oil company in the Southwestern part of the United States. When in reality they wanted be to reship packages for them that they had shipped to my address.  It had not been what they described so I called the companies that the package came from to find out how they were paid for cause I had to ask why would you pay shipping from Pa to Ok then pay it back to NH didnt make any sense  That is when I started adding in the blanks along with the help of the companies doing a backward trace of the package.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. You might want to put this in our reshipping article: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/ that’s where hundreds of other people have reported scams like this and it has helped many more avoid them.

    Either way, thanks for sharing here.

  • Hlt1955

    Eddy I got tjis just the other day, read this.
    Dear ApplicantI just got your application for the job as my Warehouse agent as posted , sorry for late response . Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in Auckland Australia for a short business trip so there will be no interview. I will per-pay you in advance to do my business errands. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing’s business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month.The offer charge per week,I will pay $250.00 weekly for this position. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in New Zealand. I will return to USA by 20th of April, 2012 so this process will be going- on till i get back in March If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear from you soon.I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :Full Name:Full Address:(NO P.O.BOX)City:State:Country:Zip Code:Phone Number:Age: Get back to me with the required details above , So that the pay-check can be forwarded to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you. Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap.Send text +1330-238-8603Fabrice CurttonsRegards.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. This is like all the other reshipping scam we’ve covered here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/

    So thanks for sharing it!

  • Ashley

     hello eddy thank you so much for this website and I just wanted to ask so the thing that says your personal reccomendations those are all free and legit right?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi,
    Most of my recommendations don’t involve out of pocket costs. But some are legitimate business opportunities, ebooks or training which obviously require an investment. However you can focus on the free ones and do just fine. Just keep in mind that because something requires an investment doesn’t make it a scam. That’s a common misconception which I discussed in detail here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2012/03/26/top-3-reasons-its-not-a-work-at-home-scam/

    Good luck.

  • guest

    I would like to inform everyone of the scam http://www.linkpostingjobs.com is running.  They claim they guarantee $10/link you post for them on directories.  Only to find out after you post the link they reject it for payment using a bogus reason, ie. There must be another link on that directory.  Which is a flat out lie because directories will not post duplicate links.

    I have called them out on their scam to which they will not respond and I have filed a report with IC3.  It’s about time we all come together and get these scammers removed from the web!  Thanks for giving us a place to inform others!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We appreciate it!

  • Llmcmiami

    Be aware of Compass Electronics GMBH, they offered me a position as a Supply Chain Manager. This home based job has scammed my bank account via a wire transfer for $4,955. I answered a job posting on Career Builder .com.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • ILUVUSA2

    Craft World sham.   What they do is send you a check (which is bogus) and they want you to deposit it (now they have your bank account number and your signature).   They want you to send them the 90% of the check and you “keep” your 10%, which you earned.  Then they bounce their check, you have written them one against what they sent you, so you are screwed out of whatever the 90% was.

    And the website is wonderful, it looks legit.  Buyer beware.

  • ILUVUSA2

    Report all email recruiting that involves you sending them a check of any kind to:

    http://www.secretservice.gov/contact.shtml   to their electronic crimes task force.

  • Sharonhill2223

    GP Global advertises on Craigslist for a Receptionist position them asks you to use Yahoo IM to contact them for an interview.  They want to send you a check or money order to cash, take your $100 bonus and use funds for Peachtree software, then send the balance to their shipping manager….scams are everywhere, thank you for this blog for people like me who really want to work from home, but know better than to trust something that sounds too good to be true.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I agree a lot of scams can be avoided just by using common sense. But sometimes our desperation gets the better of us.

    At the end of the day, if one always does their research before joining any company, you avoid a lot garbage. I’m glad you found our site. I’m confident you will be able to find something legitimate here.

  • Rob V.

    Don’t know how long it’s been out there but Florida One, Inc.(www.itdac.com) is a scam. I’ve been ripped off big time by them. I’ve filed the reports (IC3, FTC, ripoff report, scambook). Is there anyone out there who could possibly help me? Support group? Organization?
    Just want to let you know this is a scam. Don’t get taken like I did.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Rob, it would help if you provided some detailed information as to why you think the company is a scam. Folks call companies scams for all type of reasons and many times it’s not justified as we’ve discussed here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2012/03/26/top-3-reasons-its-not-a-work-at-home-scam/

    So please provide some more details. Otherwise this doesn’t really help inform people. Thanks in advance.

  • http://twitter.com/Withworth53 Els Hurst

    i went to a site that had jennifer on it..she talked about earning money by sending e-mails,,and making money..paid..now cant get on site.SCAM, how do i get my money back

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Els, I don’t know how you get your money back since you were vague about what the site’s address was. Saying a site had Jennifer on it doesn’t mean anything because that could be a thousand sites. That being said, if you used a credit card, I would suggest contacting your credit card company and have them reverse the charges. In the future, follow the steps of the scam video listed here on this page to research any company before giving any money. Never assume anything is legitimate until you do your research even if you find the opportunity on a legitimate site because sometimes those listings are ads or sponsors like you would find on your favorite TV network. Good luck.

  • SOSANA

    Last week i got an email for package reshipping , I didn’t know that it could be a scam or real job , the guy has emaild me and it looked simple to me , specially that he wrote that the company pays only 1000$ per month and i will got to ship packages that will come to my house 2-3 times a week ! after 2 days they sent me a bonus gift , a chocolate basket because i was hired! offcourse he said that i will have to choose a method of payment to my paycheck , so i choosed my bank acount and i provided my bank acount … everything looked ok to me … the other day I got the FIRST package to my house , but i DID NOT send it yet because he said there is aniother package coming so i had to wait ! today i checked this out in the internet , for some reason i was checking how shipping packages works , i thought i need some more info about my new job , so while i was reading , i saw that its a SCAM , so i got scared and here i am reading in this website and writing you my expericance , because I don’t know what to do with the package i have in my house , that THANK GOD is my first one and i DID NOT send it yet !!! please tell me what to do , specially that he already knows my bank acount and i afraid he can do something about it ? what wil i do with this package that i have now ??? please help me , i don’t want to get into troubles !!!!

  • http://www.individualbest.com/ Eddy Salomon

    You should contact your bank immediately and return the packages. You’ll probably have to change your bank account information now. Please share the name of this company and all other contact information you have. So when people do their research they can find your comment and avoid this scam. You can add your experience here as well: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/

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