Work at Home Scam Phone Calls
Got a call last night that really cracked me up. Now I’m not saying this was definitely for a scam, but contacting me in a manner that is against the law isn’t what I call a great introduction to your business opportunity. You see, this “work at home opportunity” called my house, using a recorded message. Very simply, robocalls are illegal.
This call gave me a website to go to to learn to make money from home. Given what I do, I found the whole thing hilarious. I’m reeeeally not their target audience – I know too much to trust that easily. I did a simple site: search on the domain in Google to get past the initial sales page to see what was really going on.
Basically, they’re selling information on doing internet marketing and the ability to earn money by selling the same information to others. It’s expensive – anywhere from $667 to over $20,000. I’m not judging the quality of the information, but that’s quite a risk to take at even the lowest level. I personally think there are better ways to get an online business going than by spending that kind of money right off the bat. Doubly so when they’re ignoring the law in the initial contact. Just an awful sign for the quality of the opportunity.
Honestly, I hope the company running the opportunity as a whole kicks out the person running the robocall campaign. If you have a company, you can’t afford people promoting it illegally. Talk about a way to get law enforcement to look at your business!
And yes, I did report the call to the FTC through the Do Not Call website, which also takes complaints about recorded calls. If you get a call like this, you may be glad to hear that it’s really easy to report.