The opportunity to work at home has become a very popular option for many people lacking the ability to conform to a more traditional workday schedule. Estimates indicate that more than six million people in the United States work at home every day, and that number continually increases.
It also should come as no surprise that the number of work-at-home scams offering significant financial rewards has grown in popularity. Despite the number of legitimate work-at-home job offers, the Better Business Bureau has indicated that more than 90 percent of all Google “work-at-home” search results are a front for a fraudulent scam. The internet has permitted the number of these scams to grow far faster than would have happened 25 years ago.
Work-at-home scam offers are presented to target audiences looking for an income supplement in difficult economic times. As a result, people who are otherwise careful and prudent find themselves responding to ads without exercising typical levels of scrutiny. The chance to make $500 or more a week by merely stuffing envelopes is just too good to be true or to pass up.
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