Stuffing Envelopes From Home For Money

Posted by | April 27, 2010 | Blog, Scams

Would you like to do nothing but stuff envelopes for $1200 per week ? Sure, who wouldn’t? You would get to watch tv while folding some papers and sliding them into an envelope, all while your kids are playing at your feet.

So why are you not working from home stuffing envelopes right now ??? !!! Come to think of it, why aren’t all the people making only $300 per week cleaning floors or working cash registers or busing tables at the local Olive Garden doing it? And what about all those senior citizens trying to make ends meet? Or the college kids who are putting themselves through school?

If you could make $20 per hour, or $200 per day, or $1200 per week or $200,000 per year simply stuffing envelopes wouldn’t it be all the rage? CNN would be doing stories about how families went from living on the streets to living the high life thanks to all that envelope stuffing they’ve been doing. Oprah would profile successful moms who were able to save their homes from foreclosure thanks to a stack of 9.5 x 4 #10’s from the Super Office store.

Or maybe its just a scam…

The envelope stuffing scam has been around for more than 80 years. In fact, some believe the scam originated during the Depression era of the 1920’s and 1930’s. You’ll see the ads in magazines, newspapers, flyers, sign posts and the Internet. Whatever the location, the outcome is the same. Fall for the offer – lose money – get scammed. Period.

Despite what you have been told. Regardless of how fancy the website is. No matter how convincing the testimonials are. Legitimate envelope stuffing opportunities do not exist. Real employers do not pay people to stuff envelopes – unless of course, the company has never heard of computers or printers or copiers or email or mail machines or big office store chains. In that case, a “real” envelope stuffer would probably make $6.50 per hour and would be REQUIRED to actually work at the headquarters where all the mail and documents and envelopes are actually located and where they could maybe answer the phone and file some papers in between all that stuffing.

The notion that anyone could work from home making any money simply “stuffing” envelopes is ridiculous. Basically, “envelope stuffing” works like this:

Some scammer puts an ad on the Internet that looks something like this:

“How I Made over $250,000 in just 12 Months Working from Home”


“Legitimate Envelope Stuffing Jobs $50 per hour! Start today!! ”

For a “small fee” or “processing fee” or “application fee” or “materials fee” (which can range from $10.00 to $200.00!), the scammer will either direct you to a list of envelope stuffing offers (basically a list of more scammers placing the same bogus ads), or they will tell you the “secrets” on how to earn money stuffing envelopes at home. The scammer might give you some glowing testimonials surrounded by big red and flashing words that say ‘act now’ or ‘limited openings’ or ‘scam free’.

After paying the fee, you’ll get a letter telling you to place the same envelope-stuffing “job” ad in newspapers or on the Internet, or to circulate it by email. The only way you’ll earn money from this scam is if people respond to your advertisement and you send the “processing/materials/application fee”. If you do it, you are a lowly scammer too and you’ll be lucky to earn a couple of bucks before you are arrested.

So, do yourself a favor. STOP looking for envelope stuffing jobs, and STOP believing that ‘easy’ and high paying work like envelope stuffing is legit. Do NOT pay for information on envelope stuffing and, most of all, STOP asking us why we don’t have any Envelope Stuffing jobs listed at We list only REAL jobs – not stupid scams that have been around for over 80 years.

If you really want to work from home – consider customer service, telephone work, virtual assisting, editing, proofreading, research, sales, clerical work, medical transcription, writing, tutoring, or hundreds of other REAL and great paying jobs listed with

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