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Can You Make Money Stuffing Envelopes From Home?

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Absolutely not. This is a work-at-home scam! You cannot make money stuffing envelopes from home. Period.

Consider the logic of it. Machines are much more efficient at stuffing envelopes than people in the first place, but add to that the cost and time involved in mailing work to and from the envelope stuffers. It just doesn't make sense. And this is one of my first questions when it comes to spotting work at home scams: Does it make sense?

This type of scam is very similar to home assembly. Again machines do assembly, but when people are needed for assembly, it is done in a factory. Particularly in the age of globalization, what company would find it cheaper to mail assembly work to its worker?

This is how the scam works: A person answers an ad for envelope stuffing by paying a fee for the materials, opportunity, kit, security, etc. (The excuse for the fee varies.) Assuming you ever receive anything, which is highly doubtful, you then assemble or stuff as instructed. You send your work back, expecting payment. Yet the company deems your work--no matter how perfect--not up to its "standards." The clause saying work must meet company standards is in the information packet, but the standards are never spelled out.

Another possible way for this scam to work is to offer bonuses for signing up other envelop stuffers. This added element is typical of a pyramid scheme, and since there is no real income to be earned in the first place, it will collapse.

The good news on envelope stuffing scams, perhaps a bit more then home assembly scams, is that people are getting wise to them. You probably suspected it was a scam in the first place when you clicked on this article. And you were right!

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