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Common Home Business Scams - how to avoid them

Common Home Business Scams - how to avoid them?

Here is a look at some of those common home business scams and how to avoid it.

- Envelope stuffing: Do you really think you can make money stuffing envelopes. Well some people tend to think that they can make money stuffing envelopes with advertisements. What really happens is that you send out advertisements advertising the envelope stuffing home business and you earn money when someone responds to your advertisement.

Who gets caught to these scams: Moms who are looking for work at home opportunities, teenager looking for a summer job or retired senior citizens. How to avoid them: There is no way anyone will respond to an advertisement, especially to send money or any other money making scheme. Everyone knows that this is a scam. Even if you get email or letter asking you to join, you are better off throwing these email and letters away.

- Home businesses Job listings and opportunities: This is the latest home business scam. Where impressive websites promote several work at home opportunities. You need to pay a membership fee and register, once you do this you are promised that there will be several work at home opportunities sent out to you.

Who gets caught to these scams: Moms, retired personnel, low income families and disable people looking for work at home opportunities. How to avoid them: The first thing that you should know about working from home is that you should not pay money to be able to work at home. There are genuine sites that do not request for fees. Try to look for sites that you don't have to pay.

- Crafting: Scammers seek out people who can turn out the best craft possible and invite them to send in their crafts or hire them to produce a certain type of craft and send it across to the company who will sell it and earn profits but they will tell you that the product did not meet their quality control and was disposed. You never end up getting it either.

Who gets caught to these scams: Moms, retired personnel, low income families and teenager looking for part time jobs. How to avoid them: Don't send crafts or any other finished product to the company to sell on your behalf, if you are talented and produce very nice crafts then open you own online store.

- Email processing: You get paid handsomely for forwarding email to others. Its basically the same email, the same type of email that you were sent you need to send it out to others. One cannot begin to understand how the money is made. The advertising for this sort of scams are very impressive.

Who gets caught: moms, retired people, disabled people and low income families who think they can make quick money. How to avoid them: You can never make money circulating spam emails. You need to understand that these methods of making quick money are scams.

- Home based secretarial jobs: There are many websites that advertise home based secretarial jobs such as letter writing, report writing and typing. The fee they ask you to pay to register as a member is huge but the salary you are promised to be paid is even more attractive. Who gets caught: mom with experience who want to work from home How to avoid them: Again you don't need to pay to work at home. However much the website promises you that they are a legitimate home business, you should be aware.
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