logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Orchid, bonding99, davidearly, SusieGG, OSTSEE
58341 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,314
Posts846,657
Members58,341
Most Online410
Feb 3rd, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Sponsor
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#791533 - 11/07/12 01:36 PM Want to Work at Home & Make Money? Research First!  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 986
Vannie Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Vannie  Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 986
New Jersey, USA

This week I talk about Work-At-Home Scams, Don�t Be a Victim There are bona fide scams and there are work from home gigs that feel like scams. I once worked under an Avon Rep. that demanded that a certain $$$ quota was met each month. The good times were good, the bad times....

At one point it was so bad I bought so much of the product I soon had enough in my home to fill a small closet. Not to worry, my quota was being met. I stayed with the Avon Representative for a year and a half before I realized my dollar outgo was way more than my dollar intake. I finally stopped selling Avon, but it left a bad taste in my month about direct marketing. When I thought about it, and read more about the Avon Company, I realized it was not Avon, but the tyrant representative. I was able to recoup some of my money by selling some of the items at a flea market.

#794158 - 11/26/12 05:27 AM Re: Want to Work at Home & Make Money? Research First! [Re: Vannie]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 753
AKLisa- Knitting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
AKLisa- Knitting Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 753
Fairbanks, Alaska
One of my friends who is very intelligent signed up for one of the mystery shoppers that you always see advertised. She was sent Canadian travelers checks that she was to deposit and then go purchase items, sending any change back to the company. The Canadian traveler checks bounced leaving her with a negative balance in her account as well as having bounced check fees from the bank. It turned into a huge legal debacle between her and the bank. Really it was a scam and behalf of the so-called mystery shopper company. It was just a front to get people to send in money when they thought they were working and being honest.


Lisa Linnell-Olsen
Knitting Website
Knitting Forum
#794184 - 11/26/12 01:36 PM Re: Want to Work at Home & Make Money? Research First! [Re: Vannie]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 986
Vannie Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Vannie  Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 986
New Jersey, USA
It is very often the smart, honest people who get caught up in these schemes, look at the Bernard Madoff mess. I do hope your friends scammers were caught and punished.

#795160 - 12/03/12 10:15 PM Re: Want to Work at Home & Make Money? Research First! [Re: Vannie]  
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 753
AKLisa- Knitting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
AKLisa- Knitting Editor  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 753
Fairbanks, Alaska
If they were, it wasn't after her incident.
Another scam that has been happening locally is a guy in Africa someplace taking pics off of the real estate sale website, claiming he owns a home, advertising to rent it cheaper than local market value because he is working inAfrica for a few years, and having people wire him the deposit money. After the wire transfer is made, the potential renters find out he doesn't own the property, and it is for sale anyway! I know this isn't a self employment scam, but i think it shows one of the big clues to be careful is anytime you are dealing beyond your nations borders. There arena local authorities to get involved, so this guy keeps doing this!


Lisa Linnell-Olsen
Knitting Website
Knitting Forum

Moderated by  Vannie 

Brand New Posts
What will you do today?
by Mona - Astronomy. Inspiration
02/21/18 11:28 PM
Nebulae
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/21/18 11:24 PM
Canis Minor – the Lesser Dog *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/21/18 11:09 PM
Oscars - 1st Female Cinematographer Nomination
by Angela - Drama Movies. Drama Movies
02/21/18 09:22 PM
Sewing and E-Patterns
by Cheryl - Sewing Editor. Sewing
02/21/18 08:59 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by JOY (Self Development). Self Development
02/21/18 08:41 PM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. Astronomy
02/21/18 08:40 PM
What Are Your Priorities?
by JOY (Self Development). Self Development
02/21/18 08:37 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy. Inspiration
02/21/18 08:29 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy. Dreams
02/21/18 08:26 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames), 125 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 1.084s Queries: 14 (0.036s) Memory: 2.0200 MB (Peak: 2.1098 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-02-22 04:49:57 UTC