And others have lost time. Work-at-home jobs offering big money for little effort often turn out to pay little. Those are work at home scams too.
Have you ever tried a work-at-home opportunity that turned out to be bogus or at least a waste of time? Tell your story and help keep someone else from losing time and money.
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reasoning with me
- The issue is as simple as this;you want to earn through working online, meaning you you do something to get paid.then why must i pay to be paid?i actually sent an email to one of this work at home sites,asking them to let me work for them to deduct my registration before making my payment to me but they turned death to that challenge.Paying to get paid is not reasonable to me.Be strong to avoid the ''less work more money'' business offers.
- —Guest Edem
Work At Home Scam
- I've received an email from a guy, he said he received my resume an it was impressive. I know I haven't sent no work from home jobs my resume, by me not really knowing how this craigslist thingy works, I thought somehow he saw it. He said, I would be mailing things off for him, paying bills while he's out of town, and shopping for gifts. And of course, he would send me money to cover everything. I will get paid 400 dollars a week. I was falling for it, he said I needed to send him my full name and address, I did that. So me talking to my friend, I told her about my job offer she said, girl that's a scam. It happened to here before, and she deposited the check into her account, and had to pay. I'm glad I talked to my friend about it, otherwise I would've gotten scammed.
- —Guest Monique
a friend who i believed
- okay, so i was 18 years old and in our country most people my age dont have jobs. i was told by a very trusted friend to join her in this new business thing. i had to pay 8000 philippine pesos as a registration and membership fee for this new business. i was told that this was cheap because i get products worth the amount for free and in a months time, my money will be doubled or even more. i didnt earn a single cent and the products are those anti cancer pills BS. the products are just now stuck with me...
- —Guest Katherine
thank you all
- I just came across a work at home invitation and decided to check it out first. your contributions made it easy for me to decide.STAY AWAY. Please advice if there are any genuine work from home programmes
- —Guest mike
work at home
- My 83 year old sister was scammed for $36,000 by a marketing firm in Arizona. She sent the first $6,000 to them for the information and coaching they said she would need. They then asked for her credit card numbers, 3 of them. Then before even receiving her initial $6,000. They charged various amounts on each card......all marketing sites, none of which was the original one she signed up for. after 2 or 4 calls from coaches , tax accounts telling her they would be there to help in any way and guide her through this, the Big Boss entered and asked for 30,000 more to give her a private domain. When she asked for her money back, he told her to send $10,000 dollrs and he would. SCAM you betcha!!! We are now confronting the credit card companies, but are not sure what the outcome will be. She certainly did not understand the reprocussions of this. Beware of any deal that needs immediate money and lots of it and NEVER give anyone your credit card number.
I got taken
- I have had serious health issues this year and had been out of work for over 9 months and still recovering so was desperate for money. Well I received an email invitation to work for a Mystery Shopper company and I signed up. I soon received quite a large sum of money in Travelers checks to cover my pay and to do my assignment which was to send money via Western Union to someone and evaluate the service..well no sooner than I tried to cash to the checks that my bank told me they bounced. I was charged and my bank account became overdrawn and eventually closed. When I told the Mystery Shopper company what happened and told them the checks had bounced and they owed me that money, I never heard from them again..I felt like a total idiot ..If I had checked them out first I would not have gotten taken, family and friends told me the Mystery Shopper scam had been all over the news..oh well, older and wiser and humbled...
- —Guest heathabelle
Auto Pilot Income System
- This webb site came across as the one that gives full disclosure up front, I started with $49.00, with others testimonial of it being a 1-2-3 deal to start making money then dropped to $39.00 , thats good then to really get going it is absolutely necessary to spend another min. $95.00. I thought that was the end, then a congratulation , but then if you want others to see the web site and be in front of others to make sure I would have to spend another $207.00. THIS IS BATE AND SWITCH . SO TO REALLY GET INVOLVE I MUST SPEND, OVER $350.00. These promoter do not give full disclosure up front .
Stay At Home Mum Makes S$10,000/Month
- I came across this websit claims to be Online Career Journal with fake informations menus and no matter how you click the menus or sub-menus, it always lead you to the same maketing page. This guy introduced himself as Sherman Choo from Singapore, the date of posted comments always changed but with the same comments. One thing I discovered, the online payment form is credited to his own paypal account, not any established body like click bank, Amanzon or goggle etc. There is a big risk people who signed up might not able to get refund if they found the product he is selling is not workable to make money online. They procliam he is not affiliated with The newspaper, Straits Time and Today, however these logo are there to create attention. Sounded very promissing, but I found it very fake, it is interesting to take a look. The Link: http://govcashkit.info/sg/newsupdate/workfromhome/trifu/sg/
- —Guest Julie
I almost fell for it
- I almost fell for a work at home scam which sounded too good to be true given the financial benefits inherent. I gave them my email and first name but something stopped me short. i decided to read about it from people who had tried it only to discover that it was big time scam. How can i get my email from them or stop them from writing me?
- —Guest Telima Duke
- i got some emails about work at home doing pay roll. they told me i was gonna get paid 1500 a month and wanted me to buy a 150 $ printer and check paper, and they kept giving me the run around! THEY are scams stay away!! I had different ones
- —Guest emily
- I tried responding to a work at home job. It seemed legit until he sent me a check for over $2000 and wanted me to deposit it into my checking account and send him proof that I deposited it into my account. He sent the check by fedex and then told me it was on it's way, after he had already sent it off. I had no say over receiving it. Of course I did NOT depositi it into my account. I refuse to use my bank account for ANY business transactions. Since then I've come up with several other "work from home" jobs that have tried to pull the same thing on me. Now I know what to watch for so I've been able to cut them off at the pass. No legit work from home job should ever expect you to use your bank account for business transactions.
- —Guest Evykaye
No Money Out
- I went to a site from this list and then I canceled it. HOWEVER they did not cancel it. They hit my credit card for $9.95 I called and tracked down the person who's name was on my bank statement. He says "No problem just return it for a full credit" I am returning it and I have also informed my Visa so the payment is on hold. IF I lose any money it will only be $9.95. I have learned a valuable lesson. NO MONEY OUT!!
- —Guest Catharine Casare
Work at home scams
- Freelance Writers University charges your credit card several times before you get your statement if you don't read the fine print. You can't reply to an email to let them know you are not interested and want to cancel.
- —Guest Helga
work at home scams
- Work from home for citizens is a scam. They offer if you pay more money and agree to do a testimonal you will make money however if not it will take two years or so to make anything.
- —Guest barbara
- I got Laid off in December. I have been Looking for work so I took this online job with Partners Group. They Promised me $3820 plus $500 for my work. I never received it. I did some research and found out they wanted me as a money mule but also to recruit people. thank god I found out.. Be safe out there :)
- —Guest Kia