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    Work from home scams raise their ugly heads again.

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    papa_umau
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    Work from home scams raise their ugly heads again.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 21 Feb 2017, 2:34 pm

    Work-from-home business fraud: What is it ?

    An offer to make easy money by starting your own business by working from your own home. The scheme organiser will make you pay an advance fee, avoid paying you for the work youve done, make you buy worthless products or make you sign up others to the scheme before youre paid.

    Get all the tips in how to protect yourself from this particular fraud from ActionFraud HERE




    I know these adverts for making lots of money from home are not new, but as these scams are still being perpetrated today, I think a remind of them and how to get out of them is not a bad thing to do.

    Click on the blue link - above - and have a look.


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    Re: Work from home scams raise their ugly heads again.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 24 Feb 2017, 11:56 am

    I have experience of this scam, as my wife, who is a great knitter, entered a contract to get paid for home-knitting of Aran jumpers. She knitted one perfect jumper to size and pattern and sent it off to the distributors, but she has still to get paid for the work.

    She tried phoning them a number of times and she either did not get an answer or they made up some excuse for not paying her, like, the size was wrong, or the pattern was wrong, or other excuses.

    Eventually she had to write the whole thing off including her outlay of paying for the Aran wool.

    A bunch of b******s, that is what they are.
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    Re: Work from home scams raise their ugly heads again.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 25 Feb 2017, 11:16 am

    I guess that you only have to do this once to each craftsperson to make a lot of money out of each finished article.

    You are right, of course that this scam has been going for many years, and it will continue until the authorities get wise to it.


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    Re: Work from home scams raise their ugly heads again.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 26 Feb 2017, 12:03 pm

    To try to save enough money to buy a house, or even a car I was considering doing such work in my spare time, ( not that a teacher has much spare time during term-time of course ), but I do have a bit of time spare during the school holidays that could be put to use.

    Looking at all of the many offers of working at home I still could not find anything that would suit my personal skills, ( cannot even knit ).

    Now that this thread has warned of so many scams in those lines of work, I think I will just give up trying to make extra money this way.

    Maybe I could just get a job as an escort girl ? affraid
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    Re: Work from home scams raise their ugly heads again.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 27 Feb 2017, 2:37 pm

    "An escort girl ?"

    Surely not, I mean, you are a trained teacher, so why don't you get a job doing personal tuition ? Many teachers do individual tutoring on the side.#s


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