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Question DetailsAsked on 7/28/2017

Is a scam

They say you can make a $1000.00 a week

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Does this sound too good to be true - then you can count on it being so. Do you really thing some company is going to ship you materials (brochures or whatever) to be stuffed, stamped (almost certainly at full first class rates) and mailed, when they can have that done commercially at a printer, complete with presorted mail mail rates about 1/2-2/3 regular first class rates - and at only about a couple additional cents per item above the printing cost itself ? Not to mention shipping materials to you to then remail costs far more than mailing from the printing location - makes no sense unless what they are getting you to mail is illegal, like drugs or smuggled in goods, that they do not want tracked back to them.

This sort of thing (and I bet you saw it in a classified ad or web popup) is typically either a scam where you sign up for some fairly nominal payment which you do not see as excessive to get in on this "opportunity" - then they tell you that you need to pay for a startup kit, then for the materials to be mailed (saying you will be paid for them when mailed), then probably some other materials, etc - until you wise up and cut off the flow of $ to them. Some will actually send you stuff initially until they are deep into you, some will just take the initial $10-100 payment and run, some are primarily in it for the checking account or credit card number you send for the initial payment and you will not hear from or receive anything more from them.

Others run more on the pyramid scheme/multi-level marketing scheme where to make any money on the scheme you have to get OTHERS to sign up, then you get a percentage of their payments - like door-to-door selling like Avon was commonly set up. It may be you can make $1000/month - IF you are the person who set it up so you sit at the peak of the pyramid - otherwise good luck with that. Oh - and I would bet they said you can make "up to $1000/week" - which means 1ยข/week would be counted as it is "up to" $1000.

Also - do you think they are going to ship materials to be remailed by you when they have no way to tell if you actually mailed them rather than just trashing them and keeping the payment from them, as well as the postage if the mailing items were not pre-stamped.

Basically, unless you already have a specific work-from-home skill that you can successfully market yourself to prior business contacts or by word of mouth, in which case you would not need any such "work from home" scheme company, work from home "opportunities" end up as a loss to you in one way or another.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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