Work From 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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Mike - December 16, 2011 Reply

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

    Eddy Salomon - December 21, 2011 Reply

    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.

Kaz_sleigh - December 13, 2011 Reply

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)

Ldaugherty - December 8, 2011 Reply

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. 

Destiny - December 3, 2011 Reply

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.

Margo - December 1, 2011 Reply

I’d like to report on the six figure program scam.  I signed up for their programand within a day I had someone from Prosper calling me asking me to use my home equity so I could be “coached” on the program.  I watched all of the videos, followed all of the steps, bought domain names and web hosting and still haven’t made a penny.  I even tested it by going to my website ang ordering a product from one of my affiliates to see if I would get my commision and guess what? NO MONEY!  Has anyone had success with this program or have any advice?  I sure would appreciate any feedback

Bunchsue - November 22, 2011 Reply

VALTEGRITY BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (merchant credit card business) 8882940932
1777 N E LOOP 410 SUITE 600
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78217
ADVERTISES THAT THEY PAY 10.00HR +5.00 a lead and placed well over 100 calls a day decided not to pay for log in hours after agreement signed and worked for several weeks work at home program wanted to pay only for talk time on phone. I gave him reliable leads and prospect list that consisted mostly of corporations that did not use credit cards. My last day of work I put in 6hrs. and 5 ligit leads and he refuses to pay for that day as well as 6hrs. docked on 1 check and 11 on another. Has scamed a customer with forging signature.

James Clark - November 22, 2011 Reply

Academic Mailing Service is a SCAM!!!!!!! I’m telling u don’t fall for it…… They do not give u a phone #….. I’m bout to report this too……

From: Steven

To:

Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 6:34 AM

Subject: Re:

Hello,

We have reviewed your application
and confirm our interest in your candidacy. In this email you will find a
description of your main duties, as well as what is required from you
to complete the employment process.

The list of your duties:

1. Stay at home from 9am-5pm from  Monday to Friday  to receive letters and parcels sent to your address via USPS, Fedex, UPS and DHL.

2. Maintain contact with your
manager by means of phone, email and web chat. Check your e-mail and log
in to your online account every day to get the list of incoming
deliveries.

3. Receive parcels and letters.
Parcels are often sent not in your name, but in our customer’s name. In
this case you should sign for deliveries on behalf of the customer.

4. Open all parcels you receive to
make sure that the goods are not damaged and take pictures of the
contents. Then you need to upload the pictures usingyour online account.

5. Download prepaid shipping labels from your online account and print them. Stick new shipping labels on original boxes.

6. Download new invoices from your
online account and print them. Remove original invoices from the
packages. Replace them with new invoices.

7. Deliver mail to corresponding post offices timely and accurately.

8. Enter new tracking numbers for the parcels and letters you have

shipped in to our system using your online account.

9. Track all sent shipments throughout the day and respond to shipping status inquiries.

10. Communicate with post offices
and solve issues, if the shipment is delayed or the status of the
shipment is not been updated.

To complete the employment process you need to print the employment

agreement , W4 and I9 forms which are attached to this email (notice:

to complete I9 form ID confirmation photocopy is necessary), fill them out and fax them to this number 855-438-7764.

As soon as the documents have been
received, your manager will get in touch with you and send you login
information for your account in our online mail management system along
with other essential information.We are looking forward to working with
you.

Regards,

Steven Freeman,

Recruitment department,

Academic Mailing Service.

===8<===========End of original message text===========

 

Jacqmabayoje - November 17, 2011 Reply

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.

Eddy Salomon - November 15, 2011 Reply

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!

Msangster64 - November 13, 2011 Reply

I received this email the other day.  I accepted their offer…after being unemployed for almost two years, I couldn’t help it.  After thoroughly reading the email, I found some grammatical errors and its content drew suspicion.  Here is the first email. 

Greetings Marjorie!

Available 1 corresponding position in your location:

Job title: Supply Agent
Location: U.S.,nationwide
Company: Transocean LTD
Position Type: Home based / part time
Division: Shipping, Transportation
Entrance fees: No
Manages Others: No
Experience: No special experience required, full training provided

Job Summary:
As
the Purchasing Agent, you will generally work with parcels and business
letters. The employee will have to create quick market researches to
find best pricing value. Your duties will include transportation
scheduling, tracking cargos and managing paperwork flow, handle
different administrative responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
– represent the firm in your location
– Internal communication with purchasing, engineering, finance and manufacturing departments.
– External contacts with dealers domestic and international purchase printing, imaging and presentation equipment and supplies.
– Search for dealers and manufacturers, analyse quality, price, availability and technical support.
– solve issues associated with the packages and orders
– Arrange delivery to company’s offices overseas.
– Report on the completed purchase orders.
– Data entry tasks

Requirements:
– Preferred: experience in a Logistics field
– Computer literate and functional in all standard corporate software applications;
– US resident or valid US work permit. Aged over 25;
– Excellent communication and organizational skills;
– Ability to promptly handle multiple detailed tasks at the same time;
– Skills in marketing activities, and sales and promotion organization;
– Must have excellent problem solving abilities
– Above-average mechanical interest and aptitude;

Special Selection Factors:
– Ability to work by yourself and as a team player;
– Knowledge of and experience with international export documentation and procedures;
– Working hours are flexible. You  create your personal schedule by yourself.
– General duties require up to 4 hours per day.

Benefits:
We
value our employees’ time and efforts. Benefits package including paid
time off and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we
work to maintain the quality environment for our employees, where person
can improve the knowledge and skills with the company.

To join us:
If you have interest in the job offer, please provide your detailed resume. We will respond you in the nearest time.

Note:
You
receive this offer as you have placed your resume on a major hiring
website that provide resume access service. You won’t be contacted again
if not requested.

Vernon Jones - November 4, 2011 Reply

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.]

Vernon Jones - November 4, 2011 Reply

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.]

The5mcds - October 10, 2011 Reply

 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.

    Eddy Salomon - October 10, 2011 Reply

    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.

Chrissy - September 29, 2011 Reply

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.

    Eddy Salomon - September 29, 2011 Reply

    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.

Ecdm - September 26, 2011 Reply

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!

MsEdrena - September 10, 2011 Reply

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

Towandaworozbyt - September 9, 2011 Reply

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.

    Sophiarbates - September 12, 2011 Reply

    I’m not sure about Ozio Media… they do have quite a clear 24 hour deadline for stuff no matter when you want to work and if you cannot meet it you are meant to refuse a project. I am waiting for payment from them for 2 weeks worth of work, they have said it will be with me by Wed / Thurs at the latest, if I do not receive payment I will update. Not sure if your issue was poor communication on their part about their expectations.

Eddy Salomon - September 2, 2011 Reply

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.

Rlreddin - September 2, 2011 Reply

I recently recieved a position with a company called Usspers.com from the careerbuilder.com website it literally a reshipping company. Could nt find anything with the BBB and when calling the sites number the numbers disconnected. Now for the past few days I’ve recieved packages to be shipped out at a later date.  But its not to late, what are the steps needed to take to avoid be involved in this scam (I believe). And I want to prevent this from happening to others  I also gave my personal info for deposit reason ,but now I’m worried about my ID being used and me not even knowing about it.  How can I stop this and stop them from hurting others 

Eddy Salomon - August 6, 2011 Reply

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.

Emilyclifton18 - August 5, 2011 Reply

I have been doing some research for a company called AmeriPlan. It sounds like an excellent position for a stay @ home mom. It is accredited with the BBB & I have been able to contact a live person, shocking enough! Do you have any feedback on this company?
Thanks!
Sweet E

Ccisnero - June 27, 2011 Reply

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.

    Eddy Salomon - June 27, 2011 Reply

    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 - June 27, 2011 Reply

    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.

    Eddy Salomon - June 30, 2011 Reply

    No problem.

    MsEdrena - September 10, 2011 Reply

    I wish you great success with not being charged.

C2030 - June 20, 2011 Reply

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.

    Eddy Salomon - June 21, 2011 Reply

    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.

Eddy Salomon - June 5, 2011 Reply

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.

Lifeofbriancg - May 27, 2011 Reply

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

    Eddy Salomon - May 28, 2011 Reply

    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.

Maureen O'Danu - May 7, 2011 Reply

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.

    Eddy Salomon - May 7, 2011 Reply

    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.

Eddy Salomon - April 1, 2011 Reply

Thanks for sharing this.

Swaniemswanepoel - April 1, 2011 Reply

I visited a site jobs4jobs and there are hundreds of offers for data capture typist administration disguiesed in many forms stating internatioanal company recruiting but they all the same I thought that after being caught the first time I would first forward the manual I had received and enquire if it was the same thing and low and behold they did not give a straight answer and asked me to pay double the fee I paid the first time seeing the email state onestoprrecruitmentcv01@gmail.com I thought well its different but I received the same manual when I asked for my money back I was told the she Bernice gets to many emails and did not check the manual I sent her and that I cannot get my money back I am unemployed and have been scammed twice in one week with the same thing there ads run as follows:

1.) Home Based Typist/Data Entry Clerks Positions Available
We have several openings available in this area offering a competitive income averaging about R 2,500 per week. We are seeking only honest, self-motivated people with a desire to work in the home typing and data entry field, from the comfort of their own homes. No experience is needed. However applicants should have a computer with Internet access and have basic computer and typing skills, ability to spell and print neatly, ability to follow directions. If you fit the above description and meet the requirements, please apply at cashathome9@yahoo.com

2.) Data Entry Clerk Positions Available at Home
An Online home Data Entry Clerk Position, great opportunity for stay at home moms or anyone who wants to work in the comfort of your own home. This is a genuine offer and not to be confused with scams!
Requirements: You will need a computer with Internet access, valid email address, good typing skills and basic Internet knowledge.
You will be processing orders from your computer. How much you earn is up to you. The average salary is R 2,500.00 per week, depending on if you are working part or full time. If you would like more information, please contact cashathome9@yahoo.com stating where you are located.
Please only SERIOUS applicants.

3.) Work from Home Opportunity
We are a small English based company who recruit people from all over the world. We now require someone to complete data entry work from, their home computer, either full time or part time with flexible hours to suit. You will need good typing skills and basic Internet knowledge. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to work from home. Earn R 5,000.00 ++. For more information on this position please email me on (your-e-mail address) stating your location.
Please only SERIOUS applicants.

4.) Data Entry Specialist/Home Typist Position Available
This is a legitimate work at home opportunity. Earn an average of R 2,500.00 per week from home typing and doing data entry.
Complete Training, easy to start!
Apply at: cashathome9@yahoo.com
Charcoal99 – 2002Thuci

Tamilee - March 23, 2011 Reply

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 - March 23, 2011 Reply

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

Patricia - March 21, 2011 Reply

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!

    Eddy Salomon - March 21, 2011 Reply

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

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Jd Janet - March 21, 2011 Reply

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

Di - March 14, 2011 Reply

This one is definitly a scam. They tried to make me believe that I was talking with an agent, but I was getting the same automated answers over and over again. They wanted to chharge me for a kit that would supposedly make me a lot of money; bu they would continue to take out $99 each money.

https://www.onlinebizzopcentral.com/cart.php

Neal Harding - February 26, 2011 Reply

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.

Gotowork_777 - February 17, 2011 Reply

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.

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    Eddy Salomon - February 17, 2011 Reply

    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.

Eddy Salomon - February 10, 2011 Reply

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.

Topcop128 - February 8, 2011 Reply

I found a job on your website from a company called Trenchless Technology. I did a little research and found that the company does, in fact, exist, so I sent in an application and resume.
I did an interview by Yahoo IM and was hired.
I was supposed to take a two week training course, two hours a day and get paid $18 per hour. After the training, I would work full time at $23 per hour which sounded reasonable.
My duties would include purchasing, communicating with clients, accounts receivable/payable, etc.
I was still convinced this was a real job until I was sent a cashier’s check for $2500.00 to purchase office equipment such as a laptop, desk, barcode reader and some other stuff. When I received the check via UPS is when I realized it might be a scam. The cashier’s check was fraudulent.
Luckily, as a private investigator, I did not deposit the check but called the bank and learned that the check was a fraud.
The guy used the name Mark Bruce, email: hrbruce@rocketmail.com.
When I confronted him via IM, he knew that he had been caught and had a very difficult time explaining himself.
This particular job listing is posted on workathomenoscams.com and thought you might consider removing it from your listings.

deb - February 4, 2011 Reply

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

Vanvaq - February 2, 2011 Reply

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

Natasha Papousek - January 21, 2011 Reply

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?

    Eddy Salomon - January 22, 2011 Reply

    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.

    vicki - February 16, 2011 Reply

    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.

    Eddy Salomon - February 17, 2011 Reply

    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.

Eddy Salomon - January 19, 2011 Reply

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.

Sabrina - January 19, 2011 Reply

I was scammed by a group of people claiming to be from Ipsos (a legitimate market research company). It was one of those mystery shopping/check cashing scams, only with a twist – they posted jobs on Craigslist and other job search websites, and after you send a resume, they call you back and interview over the phone before you receive the check. Everything looks professional but it’s all a scam.

Eddy Salomon - January 19, 2011 Reply

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.

Laura Walitsky - January 19, 2011 Reply

I’ve been trying Opinion Outpost and Survey Spot since the end of October. In the beginning I was getting innumerable surveys to try and qualified for most of them. Recently on Survey Spot I reach “810 “points”. You need a minimum of 1000 to receive a payment. Suddenly I am getting just one or two a day and not qualifying for any or they’ve been closed already. It seems to me that they know I’ve come close to requesting a payment and they are not letting me get those last points I need. The same for Opinion Outpost, lots and lots of surveys for the first 2 1/2 months, now I am 15 points away from being eligible to received $20 and I am not getting surveys, the few I am getting, after answering half the questions, they decide I’m not eligible. Very frustrating. A lot of time spent trying to get a mere $40, which these days won’t even fill my tank of gas. I don’t suggest people try the online surveys,
Laura, Rochester NY

Eddy Salomon - January 14, 2011 Reply

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.

Lydia - January 13, 2011 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I’m a Registered Nurse and I saw this posted in Craiglist from PFL Biotech Services looking for nurses working at home answering calls from patients. I will be working as an Independent Contractor. Should I trust this company? Thank you for your help.

Smartdetective74 - January 13, 2011 Reply

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.

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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.

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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.

Kevinschofield8 - December 5, 2010 Reply

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

Joe - November 2, 2010 Reply

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

Mark B Wannamaker - November 2, 2010 Reply

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

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Welcome to Western Union

Send Money Worldwide

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    Eddy Salomon - November 2, 2010 Reply

    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.

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