Avoiding Scams

Protect Yourself from Being Ripped Off

10/25/2014

Research and development are a part of my daily mail order business life. It is extremely beneficial to you and your business to be well informed of what is going on around you.

What to Do when You're a Crime Victim

10/22/2013

The 911 telephone system is standard nationwide to enable callers to reach emergency services by phone with a minimum of difficulty. If you have an emergency involving the safety of life or property, you are encouraged to make use of the system.

Popular Con Games and How to Recognize Them

10/22/2013

The object of any con game is to cause you to part with your money or other thing of value. Most con games are initiated by people who approach you on the street or call on you at your home.

The Sweepstakes Fraud

7/26/2013

You go to your mailbox today and find an official document from an Awards Committee claiming that you've JUST WON $5,000! All you have to do is run in the house and call them to claim your prize! What joy! You can't believe it!

The Free Credit Card Trap

7/26/2013

They arrive in your mail - a conspicuous looking mail piece from some "official looking" bank claiming that you have been Pre-Approved for a MasterCard or VISA credit card.

Beginners Take Notice

7/26/2013

Would you send Sears $20 and expect them to know you were ordering without you specifying it in your order form? Would you send your electric company a check for $15 and expect them to know what account you were making a payment on?

Chain Letters and Pyramid Schemes - Why They Don't Work

7/22/2013

If you are active in mail order, you've no doubt seen tons of chain letters and pyramid programs. In case you're not familiar with them, here's an overview, so you know what to watch out for.

Envelope Stuffing Scams

7/22/2013

It seems like every mail order publication has at least one ad in it promising hundreds of dollars a week, just for stuffing envelopes. Some even promise to pay $4 or $5 per envelope stuffed!

Examples of Mail Order Scams

7/22/2013

After spending the last few months investigating certain types of mail order businesses, it was obvious that some of them were borderline questionable, if not a verifiable scam.

Hidden Truths about Legitimate Scams

7/17/2013

What's a legitimate scam? It's a scam that delivers the product or service it claims to but the customer is still left with nothing!