Sounds too good to be true? Then it probably is.
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To the stay-at-home mom in a family with bills piling up a question may arise for just an instant: “Could this offer be legit? Maybe some people haven’t had good luck with such offers, but I can work extra hard and maybe I can beat the odds and make it pay off.”
In that moment, the scammer has her hooked.
Shop-at-home scams continue to flourish, costing countless consumers countless amounts of money — consumers who can least afford that loss. The Better Business Bureau is once again sending up a giant warning flare — just in time for the Fourth of July! — about home “business opportunities.”
When the promise is for high pay for easy work from home, it is usually a scam. Their scheme preys upon stay-at-home parents, the unemployed, the disabled, students and senior citizens. These perpetrators are happy to accept anyone’s hard-earned money in exchange for some magic seeds which they promise will grow into a giant money tree right outside your kitchen window. Beware: What grows instead will send shoots branching right toward your bank account.