ebook special offer

My 40 year-old self wouldn't have fallen for the scam but I was only 21

by Sunny
(Washington, DC/USA)

When I was just out of college, I found an ad in a Washington newspaper that offered work from home. I went along to the seminar and heard that no money would be required because we would be making the firm $$ by calling their leads. I felt so happy to find a job where I could work from home. Of course there is no happy ending to this story. The seminar leaders suggested I would move up the ladder quicker by paying $700 for more leads. One of the leaders even told my shy 21-year-old self that her son might like to take me out on a date. Of course it was all a scam and I lost the $700. I am posting the story just to add the warning that we are all vulnerable to something sounding too good to be true.


Moderator's Comment

Hi, Sunny, It is amazing the things that you do when you are young and inexperienced. It is a lesson of life, that people say one thing and do another and it is only later on in life that realize that this is true.

John Cosstick
Moderator

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Work From Home Scams.



Amazon Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 


Follow Us On:
facebook twitter





Freelancer Union
Blog Post
Freelancers Union Blog

Get important news and free guides to build a better freelancing business.


To Read The Back Issues Of This Newsletter Click HERE



NEWLY PUBLISHED
eBooks


How to Be Self-Employed: A Freelance Work from Home Guide




FREELANCERS’ 20 Critical Steps for Retirees and Women Starting Out





SBI!


Check Out the Mums Business Directory


Our Recent Articles

  1. Free eBook Offers From The Ultimate Freelancing Library

    Mar 22, 20 10:58 AM

    Discover the latest free eBook offers from the Ultimate Freelancing Library

    Read More

  2. How to make a sustainable career out of freelancing

    Mar 22, 20 09:52 AM

    Discover how to make a sustainable career out of freelancing.

    Read More

  3. Money & Mental Health - Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money https://finty.com/resources/managing-money-pressures/

    Feb 24, 20 05:35 PM

    The guide offers lots of helpful information such as: How financial debt and money worries impact people’s mental health: Did you know that 9.5 million

    Read More

Visit Freelance Work Guide Blog



Udemy Generic 125x125