Moms can work from home stuffing envelopes by responding to mailings, newspaper advertisements and emails or by finding these opportunities online. Many envelope-stuffing companies require a monetary deposit, after which they send materials or information on how to work from home. However, the Federal Trade Commission warns that most of these offers are scams and that companies rarely pay people who sign up.
Advertisements for jobs stuffing envelopes often offer large payouts to those who sign up, but in reality the companies only offer the opportunity to sign others up or to convince them to buy other products. Even when people are successful at these jobs, they are not likely to get paid for their efforts. Those considering an envelope-stuffing job should speak to the prospective employer to ascertain who will pay them, how and when they will get paid, the total cost to applicants, job details and whether pay is commission-based or salaried.
Those who sent money to companies engaging in envelope-stuffing scams should ask for their money back. If this effort is unsuccessful, they should contact the Federal Trade Commission, local postal inspectors, the state attorney general, the local consumer protection office and the Better Business Bureau. Anyone who answered ads for illegitimate envelope-stuffing jobs should also contact the advertising manager for the publication in which they found the ad.