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What are some legitimate ways to work from home folding and stuffing envelopes?

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According to the Federal Trade Commission, envelope-stuffing schemes are not legitimate businesses. These scams follow a pyramid scheme model that is unsustainable and prevents most participants from earning much, if any, money.

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People interested in working from home can use the Better Business Bureau website to see whether certain business are legitimate or have received complaints from participants.

Envelope-stuffing schemes typically require participants to pay a fee to sign up. The letters they send out are advertisements for the scheme, meant to lure in more participants so that the company can earn more sign-up fees. Participants usually earn a small commission based on how many people they successfully sign up, but after a span of time there are so many participants that most of them earn nothing.

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