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Is Stuffing Envelopes a Legit Work From Home Job?

It’s quite astonishing that scammers are still promoting stuffing envelopes as a legit work from home job.

I can tell you firsthand that stuffing envelopes for cash is a scam. 

How do I know? 

Because a long time ago, I fell for the stuffing envelopes scam. 

You see, when I was in college, I worked part-time waiting tables. However, even though I made good money, between my class schedule and studying, I could only work a few shifts per week. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found a flyer on a bulletin board at school advertising envelope stuffer jobs. 

The flyer claimed I could make $2.00 per envelope, all while working from the comfort of my home. 

I immediately started calculating how many envelopes I could stuff in between classes and how much extra money I’d make per week; my life was going to be so much easier! 

The flyer instructed me to send them a $12.00 upfront fee for the information on how to get started. I was so excited about the opportunity that I overlooked the red flags, like sending the payment to an anonymous P.O. Box or the exceeding high pay rates for entry-level work. 

I waited for weeks for the information to arrive. When it finally did, I anxiously ripped open the envelope to learn that this so-called envelope-stuffing job was a pyramid scam. 

The letter told me to promote the same scam that I had just fallen for by placing a want ad for envelope stuffers. Then when people respond to your ad, send them the same bogus information on how to replicate the scam. 

I was so disappointed. 

This was not a job. It was unethical information on how to scam people out of money. Luckily, I only lost $12.00.

Are Stuffing Envelopes Scams Still Around Today?

Sadly, I still come across this scam on the internet and various social media sites.

Only now, they charge $99–$399