What to do if you get caught in one of many Home Based Business Scams
You should know that the No Questions Asked Money Back guarantee that is usually offered when you are first signing up for the work at home plan is never honored. They are either have too many loopholes or the people providing it are just too plain dishonest to give your money back. We have done an extensive section on the bogus guarantee that is usually offered with the work at home plans and how the people giving it intend to dodge around it. Please read it.
Nevertheless, if you become a victim of a work-at-home scheme, ask the company for a refund. If they refuse or give you an evasive response, tell them you plan to notify law enforcement officials.
Keep careful records of everything you do to recover your money. Document your phone calls, keep copies of all paperwork such as letters and receipts, and record all costs involved, including the time you spend. If the company refuses to refund your investment, contact:
First you need to write to the company who was involved in Home Based Business Scams that you feel has ripped you off telling them you would like your money back. If they do not agree with you then you need to let them know you plan to notify officials.
The following people should be notified:
If you read about this work-at-home scheme in a magazine. Let the editor know the particular company is involved in Home Based Business Scam.
The Attorney General’s Office in your state or in the state where the bogus Home Based Business Scams Company is located.
National Fraud Information Centre Call them if you feel you are a victim of a Home Based Business Scams. Check out their web site for daily alerts or new Home Based Business Scams. 1-800-876-7060
Your local Consumer Protection Offices.
Your local Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the BBB in the state of the Home Based Business Scams operator. The BBB site states the following:
Your local Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) Your local or state consumer affairs agency; The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (www.usps.com/postalinspectors/) Your state’s attorney general’s office (www.naag.org) or the office in the state where the company; The advertising manager of the publication that ran the ad you answered. All it took for me to have my money refunded was to tell the company that I was planning to contact law enforcement. Hopefully, if you are victim of a scam you will not have to go through these steps, but it is good information to have just in case.
Postmaster. If you received the misleading Home Based Business Scams information through the mail.
The Federal Trade Commission. While the FTC cannot resolve individual Home Based Business Scams, the agency can take action if there is evidence of a pattern of deceptive or unfair practices. To register a complaint about any Home Based Business Scams, write to: Correspondence Branch, Federal Trade Commission, and Washington, D.C. 20580.