Have you been offered a job to work from home or be your own boss? You might be the target of a work-from-home scam.
Some scammers post work-from-home jobs on online career websites asking job seekers to receive packages and mail them to a foreign address. These packages often contain merchandise bought with stolen credit cards or counterfeit money orders.
Other scammers might have you stuff envelopes, which could make you a part of their latest scam. Remember: modern mailing techniques and equipment have virtually eliminated the need for homeworkers to perform legitimate envelope stuffing, addressing, and mailing services. Plus, your paycheck from one of these scams could be counterfeit, too.