The ads are everywhere, on the Internet, in the mail, posted on trees or at the local grocery store, telling you that you can work at home making money typing on your computer, or stuffing envelopes. All you have to do is send in a start up fee and they will send you all of the supplies.
When the supplies arrive they are not forms to type up, or envelopes to stuff. It is a packet of information that tells you how to place ads to recruit others to do the same thing. Some people just lose the initial start up fee, and those who try and make it work will most likely end up losing more than they make.
How to Protect Yourself
- If the company is legitimate, they will ask you to come in for an interview and hire you.
- If you have any doubts, check with the National Fraud Information Center, the Federal Trade Commission, and the BBB.