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Question DetailsAsked on 4/6/2016

is mailingproject.net a legit service or scam

is the service in my paper legit www.malingproject.net where you insert papers in envelopes and mail out from home.

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It appears that it is a legitimate service after checking the safety and legitimacy of the website itself. The website has anywhere between a 95-100% trust rating with sites such as scamadvisor, which is my go-to for checking up on potentially fishy business sites. If a site's age is particularly young, it's a red flag--meaning, the owners (or, scammers) put up a site to snag a bunch of victims until the first person catches on, then they shut it down and put up another site with just a slightly different name. If you can pin-point where the site is being hosted, it's a good sign, and it's not always a deal breaker if the owner prefers to hide their exact location. Keep in mind, however, there are browser tunnel extensions which can make a website appear to be hosted in the US when it's truly hosted in another country. I'm currently using one which makes it look like I'm in Germany, when really, I'm in the Midwest.


In the late 80's, my father and I participated in an at-home envelope stuffing job, and it was very similar to how mailingproject.net recruits people. We found it in the back of a Reader's Digest, paid $29 for a membership with the company, which, as with mailingproject.net, was also refundable. It was more of a deposit, actually, because as soon as you didn't want to work for them anymore, they sent your money back. The caveat at that time, however, was that you didn't get paid before the envelopes were sent out and there was no such thing as direct deposit or PayPal, so we had to invoice the company for the number of envelopes we sent before they sent us a check. It's a system that works, though, and depending on how much time you have to dedicate to it, it might turn into a halfway decent source of extra income.


Since mailingproject.net has a high safety rating, it also means that it's secure for purchases, so it's relatively safe to pay the membership fee with a credit or debit card. However, for utmost safety, I very highly recommend putting the $37 they ask for on a pre-paid debit card which is in no way connected to your bank or credit accounts, and using that to provide the membership fee required to get started. This way, you ensure safety of your banking information. Also, unless it's required for payment, use only your first and last initials rather than your full name so it doesn't wind up being attached to your birthdate and address out there in cyberspace. Granted, it may wind up being required, in which case, go ahead and give it to make sure you get paid, but it would behoove you to have your payments deposited into a PayPal account rather than directly into your bank account.


I know this is a long-winded answer, and I apologize for that, but I hope that it has helped at least a little, and good luck to you! =)

Answered 3 years ago by sammiegirlie33

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It is a scam. the person behind it did the same thing a few years ago while using a very similar email adress and similar wording as that one...


http://m.ripoffreport.com/r/advanced-...



The website contains no adress of a business..... the website doesnt even provide a phone number for the business. all it provides is a way to send money to him and a bogus fake email that you wont even get a response from. REAL work at home companys dont demand payment from you. This is just a thief stealing money and taking advantage of vulnerable people because they are pathetic low lifes.


Please dont fall for it!!!!

Answered 2 years ago by Scoottttay

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This is a scam, it is just a way for them to get your money. They make it seem like a good deal saying that it is a one time offer of 25 dollars when it is usually 50. they state that you can make 4 dollars per envelope stuffed.. little do you know that you have to place a help wanted ad with your address on it asking for $4 and a self addressed envelope. Then you stuff their useless brochure in the envelope thus helping these xxxx people thrust their scam to others..

Answered 2 years ago by Jseara1220




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