Work From Home Guide: Work At Home Jobs

Envelope Stuffing Jobs

The Ads:

Make $1275.88 after stuffing ONLY 100 envelopes!!

Stuff and Mail 100 to 400 Envelopes and make up to $800

Get Paid to Process E-Mails: Receive $25 payments for processing E-mail from the comfort of your home.

Stuffing Envelopes: Earn $1,576 Plus Weekly From Home!

Work At Home Stuffing Envelopes–$5 Per Envelope You Stuff–Start Now

Envelope Stuffing for Cash!!

Envelope Stuffing for No Fee!

Free Envelope Stuffing Jobs!

How Legitimate Envelope Stuffing Jobs are Supposed to Work:

For a small processing fee, you will receive a "starter kit" or they will tell you how to earn money stuffing envelopes at home. It sounds like they will send you envelopes and flyers and you spend your time inserting, addressing and mailing out envelopes. But that's not what happens . . .

The Reality of Envelope Stuffing:

What you get is a letter explaining how to place the exact same ad somewhere else and then send the same information you received to them. The only legitimate thing in this whole scam is that you are essentially stuffing envelopes for money. However, it is illegal and the most common home employment scam, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Some consumers have paid fees of of $65 to $160 up-front for a package of supplies from the defendants after being promised "Big paychecks within two weeks." Sure, they received the envelope-stuffing materials; they soon discovered they were simply sending out more solicitations for the defendants' purported business opportunities. They were never reimbursed for postage as promised either.

Reality Check!

automatic envelope stuffer

Allow me to introduce you to the Formax FD-6100. It retails for about $4000 and can fold and stuff up to 1,350 pieces per hour. It is just one of the many automatic folder / stuffers on the market. They range in price from $4,000 to $20,000. Higher end models can stuff fifty page catalogs.

Now, consider the costs of sending you the product, how much do you think companies would pay to have you stuff envelopes?

Even if the company could not afford to pay for such equipment, there are plenty of places that rent the equipment or can do it very cheaply. It costs less than 50 cents per envelope for this service – often much less – at your neighborhood print shop.

Why would they need to pay a stranger more?

More Information:

Still not sure they are scams? Check out these links for more information. Note, these are not links to legitimate envelope stuffing jobs. These are links to articles by the BBB, FTC and other organizations exposing the frauds.

Court Sticks Envelope-Stuffing Pitchman with Civil Contempt Judgment

Agencies "Pushing the Envelope" to Protect Consumers

FTC v. Castle Publishing

USPS's Work-at-Home Schemes

Work-at-Home Schemes: Modern Twist to Old Scams

Work-At-Home-Schemes Now Peddled On-Line

Better Business Bureau Warns Consumers of Three Work-at-Home Companies Based in State of Oregon