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The inserting system ain't gonna kill. Albuquerque Journal.
lf durability is really a sign of succes, it must be left to the swindlers who have been dealing in envelope fillings since the Great Depression. It is the one in which you are guaranteed up to a thousand bucks a dollar per month just for filling and sending an envelope for an upfront payment of several hundred bucks - the precise amount will depend on the number of enclosures you accept during that period.
I became interested in this fraud from a nearby editor who sent me a copy of a five-page cover note she had recently mailed. LET TER: GET TERRY PAYED FOR SENDING OUR SPECIAL NEWSLETTERS FROM HOME! POSTAGE FREE, FREE CIRCULARS, FREE ENVELOPES. Essentially, the corporation will promise to $10 for every item you sign up to send and post.
This means, for example, that you can allegedly make $490 a month for shipping 49 items for a one-time $99 surcharge. Quillen, who says her agency is hearing from the consumer about this one "a few days a week", said there is no secret why there is envelope filling fraud so long.
While it is possible that there are legitimately operating companies involved in this type of activities, Quillen says that this is not theirs. "I have never seen one that is actually legit unless it is part of a wider description," she said. Insertion system is just one of many that includes the wider Work at Home fraud group.
Last months the Consumer Sentinel Network, which follows customer claims to the Federal Trade Commission, said that work at home and related frauds were nearly 33,000 fraudulent last year, taking #14 among the 30 sections of the AP. As a home education and professional education company, Staffcentrix LLC recommends that individuals be highly cautious when working at home.
Indeed, the corporation operates a scam-o-meter on the home page of its Rat Race Rebellion website (ratracerebellion.com), which computes the so-called workat-home score relationship. 17, this was 61-1, which means that for every valid employment offer there were 61 illegal ones. In order to put this figure into a certain context, the proportion four years ago was only 30-1, according to the Woodstock, Conn. group.
"The fraud rate grew at an exponential rate as the business climate worsened - it doubled," said Chris Durst, co-founder of Staffcentrix and the Rate Race Rebellion website. Thirst said that the firm considers and prosecutes between 4,500 and 5,000 work-to-house orders each week, which are on the rise and which are fake.
While Durst said there are legitimate home-based job opportunities out there - free-lance typing, consumer services, on-line job opportunities and other envelope fillings - certainly isn't one of them. "If you' re set to do something that machinery can do in a flash, it makes no point for a firm to put you in charge," she said to the journal.
Sometimes, according to Durst, customers who make an advance payment for this kind of work never get back from the business. Elsewhere, they are directed to place advertisements in printed media or on-line - the same kind of advertisements to which they have reacted - and to motivate individuals to do so.
With other words, Durst said, the only way to make a living is to become part of the fraud yourself. "Usually what happens with filling fraud is that a single individual rereads the ad, send a few dollars to get going, and in exchange receive a note telling them to place the same ad they responded to so they can cheat others while they were cheated," says the company's website.
What should you do if you get a similar message as the one that was sent to me? In order to notify fraud to prosecution, please call the New Mexico Consumer Protection Division at toll-free 1-800-678-1508.