There are a lot of people these days that are more than eager to work for extra money if they find the opportunity to do so. A little extra income won’t hurt, especially to people who need the money for future plans. One of the many methods claimed to be able to earn you a good income is known as work from home envelope stuffing. As its name suggests, it’s nothing more than filling envelopes with the necessary files then mailing them to a list of addresses – except for the last part, you don’t get to leave your home. It’s so easy, and it is often advertised as a great way to make some quick cash.
Unfortunately, this is not a totally legitimate moneymaking scheme. Work from home envelope stuffing is very questionable, and for a good reason. Many people perceive envelope stuffing as a scam simply because its history proved it to be one. It used to be a popular tactic by Depression era con artists, and many have been deceived ever since. As such, it is best that you first study how the whole moneymaking scheme works before you conclude whether or not the whole thing is legal.
Why People Still Bite into this Scam?
Despite the ugly history of home-based envelope stuffing, so many people still fall into it and a lot of them learn the hard way. It’s very unfortunate that some people don’t actually learn from others and their own experiences. Instead, they still hope that the envelope stuffing job that they are about to get is legitimate.
Such people are either ignorant or are desperate for cash and has no other option, much like all those victims of envelope stuffing scams and similar money-grubbing schemes during the Depression. These people naturally have a great need for some extra money to augment their income, but still make the mistake of jumping on the opportunity without checking things first.
How This Scheme Works
Now how does this scheme work? Allow us to detail it step by step.
First, you’ll be invited by someone to learn about a moneymaking scheme where you only get to stuff a lot of envelopes. Alternatively, you can learn about this through a very convincing advertisement.
You will then be led to somebody else who will sell you a “starter kit” so you can begin working. You will be convinced that to earn, you’ll first have to pay for the kit, make a deposit, or whatever else that can get you to pay up. Experienced individuals can tell that this is a sign of a scam.
After this, you may start working, filling all the envelopes for hours and checking twice if you’ve done it all right. You then mail all the envelopes you’ve worked hard on, present some sort of proof to whoever hired you then get paid for it. Unfortunately, you usually don’t get paid at all – the client may refuse your output, cancel the job for some reason, or not show up at all.
Avoiding work from home envelope stuffing scams isn’t that difficult. You only need to refuse it before things go out of hand. Don’t entertain any dubious offer, or at worst, just listen to it then make your own research.