Work From Home Stuffing Envelopes: Scam Or Legit?
“work from home stuffing envelopes – and earn thousands sitting on your couch...”
It’s the sort of thing I can remember seeing long before the internet was around. I’d see Ads posted in the back of a local paper, or on a flyer posted through the door.
But even as a kid, I remember thinking that something didn’t look right there – although I do remember feeling tempted by some of those mysterious flyers coming through the door.
However, even though I must have looked at hundreds of scams online in the last couple of years, I still had no idea what this stuffing envelopes thing was all about. Sure, I thought it must be some sort of scam – but I didn’t have a clue how it actually worked.
Turns out, these scams share similarities with plenty of scams out there today.
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One of these programs has a truly ORIGINAL title! It’s called: “Work At Home Stuffing Envelopes“!!!
You can’t get more specific than that.
I will look at that particular program in a moment. But first I just want to shed light on what this and similar scams out there are about.
So, what is this “Stuffing envelopes from home,” really about?
Before technology completely took over our lives; I guess the concept of stuffing envelopes from home for cash was a little more believeable.
Now, it seems far less so – why would a company pay you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week to someone stuff envelopes? Surely they have much more efficient means of doing that these days.
You can buy machines now that fold thousands of documents an hour, making them immediately envelope ready-to-go.
These machines are not particularly expensive, considering the amount of work they do, (e.g. far more efficient than a human being sitting on their couch!).
So, logic says there is something wrong with this picture… and there is!
A couple of variations of this scam:
- You join a company that tells you it’s going to pay you to stuff envelopes – you can find many on the web, or sometimes, you’ll find Ads in papers, or directly sent to you in the mail. There will be a start-up-fee that you pay and this will vary depending on the particular scam.
- You get a flyer, or letter in the post which is detailing how you can make tonnes of money from stuffing envelopes.
- You then copy this and send it to as many people as you can.
- If they sign up for the scam, you will get a cut of their sign up fee as a commission.
- Repeat. Repeat. Repeat… and you just hope plenty of other poor suckers sign up and pay the fee.
So, there is no real job here. You are just trying to bring more people into the scam, to “stuff envelopes,” with info about the scam to other people who will stuff envelopes.
It’s basically a pyramid scheme, as you’re paying the person above to join and then bringing in people below you, (with no tangible products and services on offer).
However, a difference between this and a pyramid scheme is that it doesn’t seem you benefit from further levels below you, it seems you get a one-off commission and then need to continue to stuff those envelopes and get more people to sign up.
- Like in the first example, you must pay a sign up fee. They’ll tell you that the fee is for supplies and materials. The amount you need to pay for will vary on the scam.
- You will work at stuffing those envelopes – but when you send in your work it is: not to their standards. The worker then never recieves any money and has lost their initial payment.
- Their initial payment will be kept by the fake company, who will have generated a profit.
Have you seen other variations of this scam? Leave me a comment below!
One Example Of This Scam: “Work At Home Stuffing Envelopes.”
With this scam, they tell you that the average envelope stuffer will stuff between 100-500 letters a day. They tell you that you’ll easily be able to scale your business and change your life by taking on this opportunity.
Who knew that stuffing envelopes could lead to financial freedom!? But apparently this is what you’re being promised here.
It seems the sky is the limit with your stuffing envelope business.
You can find this letter for yourself over at website: www.1200weekly.com
They say you’ll earn $5 per envelope that you stuff. I mean, just this alone sounds ridiculous. Why would they pay you $5 for something that would take you seconds to achieve?!
So, here’s the part where you give them some money. A $29.95 “processing fee,” and this is non-refundable. Don’t you just love processing fees? Plenty of “legitimate,” business also charge hefty processing fees for things that cost nothing, as a way of boosting their profits.
I haven’t signed up with this particular scam here, (for obvious reasons) but if you have and would like to share your expeirence, you’re welcome to leave a comment below.
Right at the bottom of the letter is an additional bonus. It says you can have a bonus of a program that normally costs $40, but that you can get for free if you sign up. This includes being able to do surveys which pay up to $75 each.
They’re most likely sending you to one of the scam online survey sites that you need to pay for, they’ll receive a commission for you joining as well.
I’ve written about survey sites over at this post —-> are all survey sites scams?
Work From Home Stuffing Envelopes: Scam Or Legit?
Any company, business, or individual claiming that you can change your life and earn hundreds or thousands of dollars every week just from stuffing envelopes are trying to scam you.
While there are legitimate work-from-home job opportunities, this isn’t one of them.
You also have to keep in mind: The less skill a job requires to do, the less you will potentially be paid.
If someone is promising that you can earn a fortune from doing next to nothing, you should be skeptical about that.
The best way of actually earning some reasonable money from home, or online, is to build up a skill set.
That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing myself. I started out learning how to build a website, learning SEO and keyword research, affiliate marketing, E-commerce.. to name a few things. This is where I got started online.
Have you got caught up in a stuffing-envelope, or work-from-home scam? Let me know below!
All the best,
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