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Top 12 Requested - Envelope Stuffing

Number of Customer Reviews for Envelope Stuffing: 19
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Top 12, Scam, Envelope Stuffing Critique

Envelope stuffing in my opinion is nothing but a scam. I have seen these ads for years and discovered a long time ago that they are nothing more then selling an opportunity to go into mail order.

The following experience and knowledge of others will support this position:

1) “Is all of that envelope stuffing crap a scam, or is some of it legit? It's all a scam and always has been (it was around in the 70s when I was growing up). Real envelope stuffing is done by machine, which can do this sort of work really quickly and way more cheaply than any system that involves shipping materials to people's homes.

Before the development of these machines (when it was still a semi-automated procedure), envelope stuffing was done in a factory-like setting. It is really expensive to maintain a supplies delivery network to make this a viable home-based industry.

What they are is yet another pyramid scheme. You send in $5 to $50 for instructions. These instructions tell you to place ads in all the local newspapers and/or newsgroups with the same spiel that attracted you in the first place. The envelope stuffing used to involve the envelopes you send your ad payment in, plus the envelopes in which you sent the instructions to the next set of suckers, never very many because the market is saturated.”

2) I have tried an opportunity of stuffing envelopes by sending a check for ten dollars. In return, I got only about ten mailing addresses while its ad said a hundred addresses. So I wrote a letter complaining about the number of mailing addresses and never heard back from them.

Also, I spoke with a money management consultant, who said that opportunities for envelope stuffing would offer free opportunities if they were honest, in that envelope stuffing would make money for the people involved because they sincerely needed people to help out. In other words, they would pay you directly for stuffing envelopes instead of charging a fee first. However, they know that envelope stuffing is a scam and people do not make money from it so they charge first to make money themselves. He further stated that the US Postal Service provides a warning about envelope stuffing as a rip-off or scam.

It is also interesting to note that the ads that used to indicate 900 phone numbers switched to 800 numbers. Now I know that some 800 numbers mean 900 numbers indirectly.”

3) “THE ENVELOPE STUFFING SCAMS EXPOSED. It seems like every mail order publication has at least one ad in it promising hundreds of dollars a week, just for stuffing envelopes. Some even promise to pay $4 or $5 per envelope stuffed! So, many people send off their hard earned money for the registration fees so they can get started on this easy work.

Then they are disappointed when they discover They've been duped. Here's why the envelope stuffing programs are nothing more than scams. First of all, the idea of paying someone to stuff envelopes is ridiculous. Why pay someone even 50 cents to stuff an envelope when you can get an envelope-stuffing machine for a few hundred dollars? There must be more to what you'll have to do then simply putting a paper in an envelope.

In fact, there IS more. The most prevalent envelope stuffing con game goes like this. You pay your registration fee, which is usually around $30.00 pure profit for the scam operator. The operator will then send you a copy of the ad you originally responded to, along with the wording to a classified ad, telling people about how much money they can make stuffing envelopes, and to send a self-addressed stamped envelope for information.

When you receive someone's SASE, you send him or her a copy of the ad. You have just stuffed an envelope. If the poor sucker sends in the registration fee to the operator (like YOU did), the operator will send you $1 (or whatever was promised in the ad) for stuffing the envelope. The operator is left with expenses of around $2 and a profit of $28.

Basically, you are doing all the advertising work for the operator for extremely low pay. You should expect a response rate, if you're lucky, of 1/4% to 1/2%. At 1/2%, you'd have to get 200 responses to your classified ad to get $1. Good luck.

The other most common scheme goes like this. You send the usual registration fee in, and the operator sends you a package containing all the components of the operator’s mailings. You must assemble them, fold them, and stuff the envelopes according to the operator's very exacting instructions. Then, you send the stuffed envelopes back to the operator.

You will be paid for each stuffed envelope that meets their standards. Of course, none of the envelopes you stuffed will meet their standards. They will find some reason not to pay you. Of course, that doesn't prevent them from still sending out the envelopes you stuffed.

So, you can see that joining an envelope-stuffing program is a bad idea. Save the money you'd send in for the registration fee, and put it towards a legitimate mail order business, and you'll be happier and more successful.”

Naturally, I do not recommend envelope stuffing.

Customer Reviews for Envelope Stuffing:
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It's a scam: ECUgirl from Greenville, NC 1 Star. 88 of 92
GLOBAL HOMEWOKERS ASSOCIATION: Kevin Woodard from Golden, CO USA 1 Star. 124 of 129
Stuffing Envelopes Is The Scam Of Scams: Samantha Gouldner from Alaska USA 1 Star. 119 of 130
AT HOME MOMS BEWARE!!!: Msd from FLORIDA 1 Star. 106 of 110
Ripped Off: S.C. from Kentucky 1 Star. 24 of 26
Moneyflies.com Ripped Me Off!: Jen from New Jersey 1 Star. 71 of 92
You Will Never Make Money: Dana from Kansas City, Missouri 1 Star. 3 of 3
S. R. & Associates: rlm14850 from Ithaca, New York USA 1 Star. 36 of 39
Success Mailbiz Rip-Off!: Guitarded from CA USA 1 Star. 22 of 23
Freedom Marketing Rip-off (www.mailingprogram.com): Tonya from Lititz, PA , USA 1 Star. 93 of 95
RIP OFF FROM THE DARK SIDE!!!!!: Ross Ingram from Bonham, TX USA 1 Star. 21 of 22
Envelope Stuffing - Thanks!: B from Canada 1 Star. 173 of 189
Envelope Stuffing - American Marketing: DEBRA from MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 1 Star. 70 of 76
Envelope scams: Nikkiey from Michigan 1 Star. 35 of 40
Whaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!!!: Michelle Simms from Denver,Co 1 Star. 38 of 40
I was ripped off by Freedom Marketing: Cindy Trahan from Montgomery TX 1 Star. 57 of 58
Freedom Marketing is a rip off: A very upset customer from Wichita Falls, Tx 1 Star. 47 of 49
Innocent stay at home mom gets messed over: kelly love from richmond va usa 1 Star. 77 of 79

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