When money’s tight, work-at-home opportunities can sound like just the thing to make some extra cash. Unfortunately, many of these “jobs” are rip-offs. Today, the FTC announced that it will mail over 50,000 refund checks to consumers who were scammed by Real Wealth, a company that allegedly peddled bogus work-at-home offers.
As part of a major crackdown, the FTC took action against Real Wealth in 2010, charging that the company made false claims when they said people could earn a “substantial income” using their products. The company tricked people by selling them booklets that supposedly explained how they could earn money working from home, mailing postcards and envelopes and applying for government grants.
So how can you avoid these kinds of scams? Take a minute to listen to our audio tip, and learn how to evaluate claims about work-at-home offers.