Need The Forum's Consensus w/ A Newspaper Ad...

Chuck C

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I'm a broke college student just like everyone else around here, and I need a part time job. Today, I came across an ad for a job...it involves stuffing envelopes at home for $2 a piece, free supplies, and guarantees $800+ weekly. For details, I need to send a "one stamp" to an LA address.
So is this bogus? Has anyone ever heard of such easy cash? What's the catch?
Thanks everyone
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Craig Chatterton

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What's a "one stamp"? A postage stamp? For $.34 it would be worth you looking into it. But if they want more money, then I'd get suspicious. And if a "one stamp" is a one dollar bill, consider the scenario below:
A possibility is this job involves you "stuffing" envelopes full of advertisements to send to 800 people. The advertisements state that those people can earn $800 per week stuffing envelopes! All they have to do is send one dollar to you.
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Mike I

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Do yourself a favor and stay away from it ..Most are scams and if they don't end up requesting money from you for something, you probably will never get paid..
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[Edited last by Mike I on October 23, 2001 at 11:41 AM]
 

Deane Johnson

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Think about it. Why would anyone pay you $2.00 each to stuff envelopes at home?
Anything that sounds too good to be true, is.
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Randy Tennison

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Big time scam. Don't waste your money. No company is going to pay $2.00 each to stuff envelopes. This scam has been around for years.
There are plenty of jobs out there. Some may not be glamorous, but they pay. Go for one of them. Avoid the "work at home" ploys.
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Randy Tennison
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Jack Briggs

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"Avoid the "work at home" ploys."
And that includes those pyramid schemes such as Herbalife and Amway. If a classified ad does not state up front who the advertiser/company is and what the job entails, move on to the next classified.
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Cees Alons

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You NEVER have to pay anything that looks like cash, in whatever form, to someone offering an honest job. Period.
It must be a scam.
Cees
 

Rob Willey

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Anthrax is dangerous stuff. Maybe it's hazard pay?

Rob
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