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Work From Home But Walk Away From These Work At Home Scams

by Javier A. Garcia © 2008

You may encounter many false work from home opportunities which assure guaranteed of income and appear
to be legitimate. Therefore, individuals looking forward to working at home have to be aware of this fact, and
implement safety measures. Most scams claim to generate huge revenues for individuals. 

People become easy target of advertisings such as "work at home earns you $1000 to $3000 Weekly". Millions
of individuals fall for work at home business opportunities each year which are actually scams. These
opportunities lure them by making fraudulent promises.
Most Common Work From Home Scams To Avoid

Advertising And Publicity

Many people operating most common scams advertise their false businesses by placing posters on electrical
poles so passers by can read them. Work at home scam advertisings appear on the classified section of
magazines, newspapers and the bulletin boards of television and supermarkets. Scams like these take the
unwary individuals for a no so pleasing ride until they become aware of the bitter truth. Remember that scams
only work on deceptive and misleading claims.

Home Based Business Opportunities

This is another very popular work at home scam. In exchange for obtaining information about how to start a
business at home, you must send in money. The provided information here is usually unclear. However, the
business promoters claim they generate steady income for individuals working from home. They also promise
to provide sufficient, usually free, training. Here you will encounter deceitful sponsors trying to sell you
information on complete training, follow-up and support systems instead of provide you an experienced coach.

Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

It is all about starting a business with no guarantees at all, a job that does not involves weekly payments.
Multi level marketing is another very common work at home scam. MLM involves recruitment of new people so
products or services can sell. You end up looking or searching for people. Promoters only try to draw you
toward the "business opportunity" instead of the selling. Additionally, many people involved in such businesses
fail to generate income for themselves. Such business schemes draw a large number of people daily.

Stuffing Envelopes At Home

This scam is in the same category of the Ponzi pyramid scheme.The U.S. Postal Service confirms that this a
quite common work from home scam. After you send the money in, the scammer sends you information on how
to make money by envelopes stuffing. You get the instructions about selling the scheme to other people by
placing advertisements in the classified section of newspapers or the Internet, that's the way how people are
attract toward this fraudulent business. Unless they recruit new people, members make no money in this illegal

Medical Billing

You may end up investing as much as $8,000 with this work at home scam. Usually spending money for
computer software in order to be able to run a billing collection service. Operators make untruthful promises by
asserting they have readily available customers for you. The truth is that you will lose the money if you spend
it in this scheme.

Assembly And Craft Work

Through this work at home scam, people are asked to send money for parts or supplies. Many times one needs
to buy "essential" equipments from them too, so you assemble these parts into different products such as
Christmas decorations, baby clothes, some kind of jewelry, aprons, head wear, etc. You are previously
convinced by them that there is a market and people are looking for and willing to buy such products. The
truth is that the items you have assembled hardly meet quality standards and you may end up selling those
items yourself.

About The Author

Javier A Garcia has been successfully helping entrepreneurs looking to work from home since 2002.
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