Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and Frauds
Savvy Consumer Information Center - Scams and
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Take This Scheme and Stuff It: Avoiding Envelope-
Stuffing Rip-Offs -
Ads for envelope-stuffing "opportunities" seem to be everywhere -- from your mailbox to your newspaper to your e-mail
inbox. Promoters usually advertise that, for a "small" fee, they will tell you how to earn big money stuffing envelopes at
home. They claim that they'll pay you a certain amount of money for each envelope stuffed, resulting in hundreds or
thousands of dollars for you each week. These ads may seem appealing, especially if you are looking for a home-based
business. But according to the Federal Trade Commission, ads like these don't tell the whole story because the
promoters aren't really offering a job.
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