Sad to say, but people fall for these claim refund everyday. Everyone wants to be rich without any work at all. If you want to be rich, you have to work hard to get there. Nothing comes for free. Nothing happens overnight. Lots of scams draw innocent people in everyday. Here are a few popular scams that you should watch out for.
Stuffing Envelopes Scam. Everyone has seen these scams. Make $500.00-$2000.00 a week stuffing envelopes. This is the biggest pyramid scam going. This is the scam that most people fall for. The company tells you they need people to stuff envelopes part time to make big money. The company also informs you that it is easier to outsource people(you), rather than make someone in the company do it. This is a big lie.
Here is what is really happening. You get a flyer or email telling you: you can stuff envelopes and make several hundred or thousand dollars a week. You just need to send some money for the materials needed to stuff the envelopes. You send the company $100.00-$200.00+(however much the program costs) for the materials needed to stuff the envelopes.
Then the company sends you self addressed envelopes with a bunch of flyers to stuff the envelopes with. This is all fine and dandy, until; You notice you are going to be stuffing the envelopes with the same flyers that got you to sign up. They keep your money for materials and you got robbed. That’s how this scam works. I just a pyramid scheme, don’t fall for it.
Government Grants is another popular scam that people fall for. I am sure you have seen commercials or a website to get a government grant. The advertisement that promises you millions of dollars that the government needs to give away. They tell you that you can get free money for loans, starting a business, or buying a house.
Yes, there are government grants like this; but the government grant advertisements that don’t offer a grant proposal are usually scams. Unless you know how to write a grant proposal or have a grant writer in the family, don’t fall for this scam. Grant proposals are very complicated to write, even if you have all the right information. You can also get the same information these scam artists give you for free at grants.gov
Here is what really happens. The company tells you that you can get a government grant for millions of dollars for a small sign up fee. The fee may vary from $25.00- $500.00. After you pay the fee; the so called grant company will send you a list of places to get grants. The same list that you can get for free at grants.gov.
Then they keep your sign up fee and you got information you could have got for free. They don’t do anything to help you get a government grant. Don’t fall for this scam. If you want a government grant, call a local grant writer. Your local grant writer will be able to write a government grant proposal for you. This is the only way you will be able to get a government grant. Grant writers don’t come cheap either.
Medical Biller/Billing is another popular scam. The company tells you that they need people to work at home doing medical billing because they have to much work to handle. They tell you that they need some people to do their medical billing at home. They also say you don’t need any experience at all. They tell you the medical field is booming with opportunities.
They may even promise you job placement. The truth is, most companies in the medical field, need professional billers that know medical codes. These people usually have a college degree to do so. So any real medical billing company would never look for inexperienced people to do this at home.
Here is how this scam works. The company tells you they need people to do their medical billing. They tell you; for a small application fee ranging from $50.00 to $2000.00, they can teach you to work at home doing medical billing.
They also tell you that the medical field is hard up for extra workers. You send them the money for the application process. The company then either, turns your application down or sends you bogus information about how to work at home. Either way the company keeps your application fee and you get nothing.