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Thread: Work From Home Assembly Jobs Are A Scam

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    Work From Home Assembly Jobs Are A Scam

    Ever get one of these ads sent to your home or in an email? "Get paid to assemble products. Make hundreds every week from home." These are nothing more than a scam. My girlfriend sent away for the info one time. There were jobs listed and you'd have to send money to the company to apply for the "job'. In return you'd get a complete set of instructions, a sample to go by, the job description and materials you needed to complete the job. She even completed a few of the samples and sent them back to be evaluated. Of course, her samples were never good enough for her to be paid.

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    A similar scam is the one where you're supposed to get paid to stuff envelopes. There are a few real jobs doing this, but they would be through a local business rather than the ones you send away for.

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    It's a shame that the economy is in such a state that people are desperate enough to try scams like this. Ordinarily, I don't think many people would fall for any of the common "get rich quick" schemes, but if you're desperate enough, you'll do almost anything! It should be illegal to run scams like those, but on the flip side, you should never have to pay for a job - the job should pay you, so anytime you see something like that, you should know it's a scam!

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    Once again I think it's important for people to understand the difference between bad business and a scam.

    Scam example, you send someone $20, they promise to send you $20 worth of merchandise and don't plan on sending you anything.

    Not a scam, someone offers to pay you $20 stuffing envelopes and you sign up and figure that in order to make $20 you have to stuff 5k envelopes. This is not a scam.

    Fact is people need to take more personal responsbility and accept that if something is a bad deal, doesn't make it a scam, just makes you someone who would sign up for something without reading the fine print.

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    Actually, what Jamie55 is talking about is a scam. These companies take money to send you a diagram and an example item; often you then have to purchase additional materials to complete your test item before posting it back. What happens is that whatever you send back, it will be classed as 'not to the required standard' and you will not be paid for it. A colleague of mine applied for one of these scams and after several rejections, eventually sent back the example item that she had been sent as if it was her own work - as you have no doubt gathered by now, it was rejected as 'not to the required standard'!

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    Fraud is the worlds second oldest profession but it always amazes me what people think is a scam or fraud is often nothing more than bad business. There is a fine line but they are not the same thing. If someone sells you a kit on "how to make a million dollars" for $19.95 and you don't make a million dollars, that doesn't make it a scam, that makes it a marketing gimmick that gullible people fall for. What they are saying is someone at one point used this technique to make a million dollars and you can too. Sometimes people do, sometimes they don't but that doesn't make it a scam, just makes you an idiot for thinking that a $19.95 investment is all you needed to make a million bucks. There are plenty of scams out there but it's peoples inability to tell the difference between a scam and bad business that gets most people every time.

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    Your gf @Jamie55 and your colleague @moneysaver are freaking idiots. Is it a scam? No, but they were dumb enough to think "let me pay for this job." Smh these people are pathetic.

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    Thanks for the discussion. I agree that people often confuse a scam with a bad business. Other people even confuse it with an good and healthy business. I am talking about Google Adsense and Clickbank.

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    Well, I have to admit that sometimes I also confuse the one with the other. However, I think some Home Assembly Job offers are just a scam, as actually the offered jobs are not available.

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    I think you'll find that the majority of these home-assembly jobs are indeed a scam as there is no intention of providing any further payments to you just getting money out of you upfront for the 'instructions'. This differs to bad business practise as home assembly jobs are set out as a scam from the outset.

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