Angela writes: “I’ve been hearing about this concept from friends and that they are making money, but it’s not an Idaho Company. Not sure where it’s located. Is this a reputable company?”
When someone comes upon a website that offers thousands of dollars a month working part-time from home, the temptation is to sign up.
Work-at home job opportunities often include mystery shopping, stuffing envelopes, promoting/marketing merchant credit card machines, blogging, training or tutorial services to build a website business, and setting up a website or a web mall to sell products or services.
After signing up with these companies, there is a likely chance that you will be contacted by another company with a different name offering to sell you “leads” or advertising to help you in your success.
Consumers seeking work-at-home business opportunities on the internet, in newspapers, through job sites, or unsolicited telemarketing calls should be extremely cautious before responding. Companies often charge upfront fees, promise high income earnings, offer work that requires little or no effort, and use high pressure sales tactics. BBB trends nationwide show that earning claims are often exaggerated and deliver little to no income.
Work at Home Digital (please view link above), search engine link posting company, spoofs the CNBC website with a story about a Boise Mom who makes good money working part-time. Read the blog from Patricia Feeney.
Work at Home Digital does not give a home address, phone number or contact information other than a website and email address listed. It provides terms & conditions agreement, and an earnings disclaimer, but no contact information.
BBB suggests using extreme caution when responding to such an offer. While ads claim high earnings and short hours with little or no experience, BBB files nationwide show no evidence of anyone making the promised money. These ads are rarely an offer of legitimate employment. Generally, these jobs need up front fees for information or supplies, and only the person who places the ad makes any money.
Consumers have complained that they were charged anywhere from $50.00 to $60,000 for leads or advertising that did not produce results.
In this case, the company asks that you give credit card information, pay $99.95 for a 60-day money back guarantee for training, top secret membership area, top secret video and member training. The refund policy states: “In case You are dissatisfied with the product or experience problems understanding and using the service, please keep in mind that You can claim a full refund of the initial purchase made within 8 days since the moment of initiating the transaction.” And, it could include deductions for some product and service expenses, including money paid for domain names, hosting services, traffic amounts, website source code, cannot be claimed back.
BBB files show companies engaging in this type of service are often unwilling to issue a full refund. Work-at-Home Digital is not in the BBB’s directory.
Companies of this nature often close abruptly and may reopen under a different name. For this reason, the number of complaints a Work-at-Home company has should not be taken as a sign that you should do business with them. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.