Example Work-from-Home Scam Emails and Advertisments

Examples of Work-from-Home Scams

As many consumer affairs advocates, like Clark Howard have said, almost ALL work-from-home schemes that you see advertised in the back of women's magazines, entrepreneur magazines, most internet websites and classified advertisements... are scams. Others may be legal but simply worthless. 

As a child, you may have considered the ad in the back of comic books to get rich raising earthworms or growing mushrooms in your basement.  As adults, most people recognize the inherent idiocy of these ventures.  however, we may now get sucked into other "ventures" that operate along the same lines, but appeal to us on other levels.

Here are some actual examples of typical emails and advertisements that are for worthless work-from-home schemes.  Remember, it doesn't matter whether they are legal or a flat-out scam: the real question is, do they really work?  Who gets rich, you or the guy selling the schemes? Looking at these, the answers ought to be obvious!

And please let us know about any suspicious calls or emails you receive.  We look for patterns so that we can alert the authorities and victims to new scams, before it is too late!




For a comprehensive list of national and international agencies to report scams, see this page.