By janet from Mckinney, TX
Editor's Note: ThriftyFun's members say "Yes, it is a scam. There are many reports of people being taken advantage by this company and other similar "work from home" ventures.
The Better Business Bureau rates them a big, fat "F".
I'd hang onto my money. It's unfortunate, but to really work from home and actually make money at it you either have to telecommute for a reputable company, have at-home skills like being a medical transcriber, consultant or writer; or, be willing to spend much more than an hour or two a day doing something you have complete control over, like selling your own things or items you've bought cheaply for profit on eBay, handmade items on etsy, things in that vein.
I wouldn't send Hazel one thin dime. :)
Not only is it a scam it sends you to other scams so you just keep getting suckered Worldwide Publications Pickering, Ontario is one of them.
They do not report a telephone number on their website and have a poor ranking with the Better Business Bureau. There are many websites that consider this program a scam. This part of the FAQ seemed suspicious to me:
"Once you receive your package, you will have access to a toll-free phone number for live customer support which is available 24/7."
Why not give it out to prospective employees right off the bat?
I hope you were not scammed but, if you were, report it to the authorities. If you used a credit card to pay, the card company may be able to get your money back for you.
Do let us know how it turns out.
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