Making Money At Home Stuffing Envelopes: Another SCAM Exposed

There are actually many people who think you can sit at home on the couch making money at home stuffing envelopes. Some believe this is a legitimate home business option that you can make good money with.

Have you ever seen the following ad or email:

$500 to $3,500 weekly. $2 for each circular you mail…
Free Postage…Free Supplies… No Advertising!
Paychecks mailed to you every week!
Advance paycheck forms included in your package!!

Does this sound familiar? Ads for envelope-stuffing “opportunities” can still be found from time to time. Some get the “opportunity ” in their mailbox, many of us get these in our email inbox. You’ll see these and in the classified section of your newspaper, as well as in online searches.

Promoters usually advertise that for a “small” fee, they’ll tell you how to earn big money stuffing envelopes at home.

They say you will earn money for each envelope stuffed, making it possible for you to earn hundreds — or even thousands — of dollars on a monthly basis

If you are one of these individuals, you are SADLY mistaken.

As a matter of fact, the BBB, or Better Business Bureau (which I don’t view as very credible, but I mentioned them because some people still take them seriously) and the FTC, or Federal Trade Commission have warned consumers for years about the various envelope stuffing scams that have sucked in the gullible and unwary.

How Do These “Companies” Suck You In?

The answer to this question is very simple: These companies suck you in because they appeal to our inherent selfish tendencies to want financial compensation for very little work. 

One thing I’ll say about the people running these scams, they know very well the thinking of these unsuspecting online amateurs.

Here’s what you “get” when you sign up with one of these envelope stuffing companies:

  • You sign up online with a company to “stuff envelopes from home” and you are then asked to pay the start-up fee. It can be anywhere from $20 to $80 dollars
  • A couple of days later you will get a flier in the mail that you are supposed to copy, at your own expense, and mail to other people. (You are already in the hole for the cost of the copies before you make one red cent)
  • This flier, which has your contact information on it, is telling people how they can also “make money stuffing envelopes at home.”
  • A few unsuspecting “entrepreneurs” will fall for the scam in hopes of making easy money, right from the comfort of their couch, in their pajamas, of course!
  • The commission you get is quite small. You may get a commission starting from $1 all the way up to a whopping 5 bucks! Yup…I think you guessed it; you aren’t really being paid to stuff envelopes. Instead, you get a commission to trick other people into signing up to stuff envelopes!

Here’s the main reason why this is a SCAM: There is no product to sell. You’re not promoting a business, online or offline.

These envelope companies also encourage you to sing up others for this “fantastic” work at home opportunity.

When you get other people involved, You actually become a SCAMMER by encouraging other people into signing up for a scam.

These enveloping stuffing scams prey on peoples need to make money much sooner rather than later. It just doesn’t work that way, no matter how badly you want it to.

Although promises of big earnings through these envelope-stuffing scheme are untrue, some may still be tempted to try anyway.

Before you send these “companies” any money or sign up to receive more information, ask the following questions:This is not a genuine, viable source of income.

Remember this one rule: any so-called “job” that expects you to pay out of your own pocket for training and supplies to accomplish the job is a scam. Also, remember that with automated technology now in place, people are no longer needed to “stuff envelopes”.

Stop and Think About This…

Why on earth would companies prefer human envelope stuffers that get sick, need smoke breaks, need bathroom breaks, and so on – when they can invest in an efficient fold-and-stuff mailing machine? It just doesn’t make sense.

It may also be a good idea to check out the company with the consumer protection agency in your area and the state Attorney General’s office. You can check both the state you live in as well as the state the company is located in (if you can find it!)

Regarding looking up the company through the Better Business Bureau in your area, you can find out whether they’ve received complaints about the company and/or promotion that interests you.

Please keep in mind that  just because there aren’t complaints doesn’t mean the promotion is legitimate. What happens in many cases is dishonest scammers often pay to settle complaints, change the names of their business, redesign their website or put up completely new ones, all so no one catches up to them.

Here’s something else that works: Look at what others have to say about this “business opportunity” by typing the business owners or promoters name with the word “complaints” into Google, Bing or Yahoo and see what you find…You may really be surprised at the results.

You cannot and will not make money stuffing envelopes. Heck, you can’t make gas money stuffing envelopes. To be honest, “stuffing envelopes” appeals to people because it’s described as a “easy” way to make money.

A Little Secret

Consider yourself fortunate because I’m about to tell you a little “secret”’ free of charge!

Here it is:

There are no easy ways to make money online.

None.

It doesn’t exist.

There’s really nothing new here – online scammers have for decades preyed on people’s lazy desire to make money with very little work involved. They understand that most people are lazy and as a rule want a lot of benefits for very little work.

From this point forward, make the decision to build a REAL online business that you and your loved ones can benefit from financially for decades to come!

Talk Soon,
Howard

14 thoughts on “Making Money At Home Stuffing Envelopes: Another SCAM Exposed

  1. I’ve heard about this scam and I believe it’s been about since before computers? 

    This is very similar to the email processing scam where there is also no product to sell. I am just wondering who in their right mind signs up for these scams? 

    It sounds as though not only are you down on your money from signing up you have to pay out to copy the flyer, envelopes and postage! Am I right on that?

    It’s great your exposing these scams so good for you! 

    • Hey Darren,

      Yes…It’s hard to believe that people still believe that you can sit home and make money stuffing envelopes.

      It was never true to begin with.

      Thank you for reading!

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  2. Wow, I had never heard of this before! This sounds like a crazy way to make money – crazy in a sense that in a very scammy way. Obviously as they do give money, it’s not entirely a scam, but certain scammy because of the way their business works. I feel like anyone that says that ‘you can make money’ by selling their stuff is not really concerned about he wellbeing of others. It’s the owners that want to make big bucks. As an affiliate marketer, I can also vouch for what you said. The way to make money is only with a lot and lot of hard work. How did you come across this btw? Did you get an envelope in the mail as well?

    • Hey Parmi,

      Years ago I use to get offers to “stuff envelopes” at home and other make money crap.

      The only way to make money online is to treat it as a REAL business, which it is. Not some part-time gig you do when you feel like it.

      Wealthy Affiliate is legit. Follow the training and you will eventually make money online.

      Thank you for reading my post.

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  3. hey there. I think your overall niche is a great idea because ppl are always looking for ways to make $$$. Your page has a good amount of content !  & you gave some pretty useful info. I myself had ALMOST joined a few different scams pretty much the same deal . You only make commission off getting others to join. Then LUCKILY from doing research on another company I was suggested to WA. & I’m really glad I decided to go with it!

    • Hey Xala,

      Thank you for reading my post!

      If you’re really motivated and want to build a online business that eventually will give you Time, Money and Freedom, you’re in the right place with Wealthy Affiliate.

      I wish you much success in your online endeavors.

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  4. I can’t blame those people who can be tricked by scammers when it comes to making easy online money because many people want money with little work and that money does not exist if it exists everybody would be rich, right?

    Making money at home stuffing envelopes is a scam like others because any online business without products is a scam.

    Thank you for opening people eyes , there are many scammers online and they are so smart to trick many .

    • Hey Julienne,

      Scamming is a huge industry. That’s why a platform like Wealthy Affiliate is so good because you know there’s nothing about WA that smells like a SCAM.

      WA helps people build real affiliate marketing businesses. There’s nothing hidden. You aren’t thinking at the end of the day”Man, did I make a mistake?” You know you’re in the company of people who really want to help.

      Thank you for reading my post.

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  5. Wow, this envelope stuffing scheme sounds horrible, I am glad I stumbled on your article.  I have been interested in ways to earn some extra cash, but I will be sure to stay away from these types of schemes.  I am with you on the BBB, they are not a credible source since all you have to do is pay a fee and that gives you the BBB seal of approval.  Is this a MLM scheme?  You mentioned there is no product to sell, or a business to promote.  Thanks again for sharing, I appreciate you getting the word out!

    • Hey Steve,

      Envelope Stuffing – what a joke!

      No, it’s not connected to a MLM – it’s just a flat-out SCAM!

      As far as the BBB is concerned, you only need to know one thing: LOL!

      Talk Soon, my friend!

      Howard

  6. Hi Howard, what a crazy scam that is! Stuffing envelopes with your name trying to get more people to stuff envelopes .. To get more people to stuff envelopes… And so on, and so on, and so on…. Don’t people stop and think about what the heck they are doing? Really absurd that people fall for it! Given that people probably do, I’m really glad that you wrote this post to put the absurdity of this scam right out there for them to see. Maybe reading it written might make it sink in that it’s kind of a goofy deal. Plus, stuffing envelopes gives a lot of paper cuts and is super super boring. I used to do it for a job years and years ago. No fun. Thanks for the great post and I hope people heed your warning.

    • Hey Lynne,

      I can’t comment on your comments because your comments are really great comments and they are SPOT ON!

      Did I mention how thorough your comments are? LOL

      Heres to no more SCAMS and on more paper cuts!

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

  7. How come they still succeed to scam others into joining, whereas they have been identified as scam for decades? And yes. There are actually envelopes to be stuffed, which are the hundreds of fliers you will be stuffing in your own apartment. LOL. 

    What sort of brain wash is this that has persisted for ages? And people still fall prey and pay money? This is getting serious. It’s high-time people take the bull by it’s horns and get to work building a sustainable online business that will last for generations to come.

    It’s good to know that this scam is still alive out there. Will be on the lookout.

    • Hey NSOH ALIEH LAURINE,

      First, let me say I REALLY LOVE the green fist avatar! It’s soooo cool! Is it The Hulk?

      Yes, the envelope stuffing scam continue to persist because people, as you say, fall for the brain washing! LOL

       People who stand for nothing and look for a easy way out will fall for anything!

      I wish you much success in your online business.

      Talk Soon,

      Howard

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