View Full Version : Where To Report Home Business Scams!

09-08-2005, 07:10 AM

I HATE to see the posts about people losing money to work at home scams, so I thought I would post where these scammers can be turned in! If you have spent money and time on a work-at-home program and now believe the program may not be legitimate, contact the company and ask for a refund. Let company representatives know that you plan to notify officials about your experience. If you can't resolve the dispute with the company, file a complaint with these organizations:

The Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraud and deception. Call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or log on to www.ftc.gov.
The Attorney General's office in your state or the state where the company is located. The office will be able to tell you whether you're protected by any state law that may regulate work-at-home programs.
Your local consumer protection offices.
Your local Better Business Bureau.
Your local postmaster. The U.S. Postal Service investigates fraudulent mail practices.
The advertising manager of the publication that ran the ad. The manager may be interested to learn about the problems you've had with the company.

If people don't put up with these companies and report them, hopefully we can weed some of them out! Remember, don't pay for a work at home "job", but it is ok to pay for start-up costs to start your own home biz with a direct sales company, for example. Always research the company and check with the BBB to see what their reputation is like, and ask questions!

BEST of luck to everyone with their home biz or work at home job!

~Karie :D

01-09-2006, 07:55 PM
appreciated Kerm