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 callĀ  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.

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3 Responses

  1. Tanya says:

    You would think most people would catch on to scams like that. I’m shocked at how many people get caught up in a bad mess. I wasn’t aware that you could report call like that. I will definitely be reporting the next ones I get.

  2. Glad you liked it. Reporting calls is so easy, but unfortunately not well known. Just look how long scam calls have been around. I’ve been getting the “Cardholder Services” one for years, and they’re finally working on shutting that down. Hopefully this one won’t stick around. I don’t care what the product is, robocalls are annoying!

  3. Darcy says:

    I’m glad to hear that you’ve got a sense of humour about it all, Stephanie. Personally, these kind of calls and techniques drive me wild and make me blood boil a little.

    I’m glad to know that these types of communication methods are illegal. If it WAS a real company that contacted you, I can’t imagine they’ll be around too long, regardless of their product, if these are the techniques they think are appropriate!

    Great write up, by the way.