How to Make Money Stuffing Envelopes|
You've probably seen the advertisements time and time again. In your
local newspaper, online, or even in the back of work at home magazines
too. The ads say you can stuff envelopes and make lots of money right
from your own home, right? Most of them say you'll make a dollar for
each envelope you stuff, there's no limit, and all supplies are
provided. So if you want to stuff 500 envelopes a day, you can make
$500 a day doing so.
Sounds fantastic doesn't it? Yes it does, but there are some things
about stuffing envelopes to make money that you might want to be aware
of. First of all, it's a scam. Here's how it works.
You send $1 to the address listed in the ad. Since it's such a small
amount of money, you probably just stuff a dollar bill in there
instead of writing a check. Within a few days or weeks, you'll get an
envelope back from them. And the envelope contains all the
instructions you need to start making money from home by stuffing
The instructions are usually in the form of just one sheet of paper.
The paper tells you to do something like this:
Now the scenario varies from time to time, but this is the one seen
most often. Some similar types of envelope stuffing scams might tell
you to send $3 or $5 instead of just $1, and sometimes the
instructions might be slightly different, but the end result is the
same. You're supposed to spend money placing advertisments - and
sometimes these advertisements are very expensive by the way - to
trick other people into thinking you're going to give them a job
- Make copies of this sheet of paper.
- Place advertisements in your local newspaper which say exactly what
the ad did that you responded to.
- Place advertisements every where else you can think of,
including the internet, which say the exact same thing the ad that you
responded to did.
- Soon thousands of envelopes will start being
delivered to your door with little one dollar bills in them, along
with self addressed stamped envelopes so you don't have to buy any
- Stuff one of the copies of this piece of paper into the
envelope provided and send it back to the person who sent you the
And that's why it's a scam, because it tricks people. When you sent
away for the information, you were under the impression you were going
to get a job that let you stuff and mail envelopes to make money from
home. And while technically you would be doing that, it is most
definitely not a job, and it's illegal to boot.
The stuffing envelopes scam falls under the United States postal
service chain letter laws. If the post office or other areas of the
United States law enforcement find you're doing this, you can face
many years in jail along with extremely stiff financial penalties.
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