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    Business opportunity/"Work-at-Home" schemes

    Fraudulent schemes often use the Internet to advertise purported business opportunities that will allow individuals to earn thousands of dollars a month in "work-at-home" ventures. These schemes typically require the individuals to pay anywhere from $35 to several hundred dollars or more, but fail to deliver the materials or information that would be needed to make the work-at-home opportunity a potentially viable business.

    Often, after paying a registration fee, the applicant will be sent advice on how to place ads similar to the one that recruited him in order to recruit others, which is effectively a pyramid scheme.

    Other types of work at home scams include home assembly kits. The applicant pays a fee for the kit, but after assembling and returning the item, itís rejected as substandard, meaning the applicant is out of pocket for the materials. Similar scams include home-working directories, medical billing, data entry (data entry scam) at home or reading books for money.

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    The United States Department of Justice has this to say:

    http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/internet/

    I have this to say

    Just copy and paste this into Google:

    Fraudulent schemes often use the Internet to advertise purported business opportunities that will allow individuals to earn thousands of dollars a month in "work-at-home" ventures. These schemes typically require the individuals to pay anywhere from $35 to several hundred dollars or more, but fail to deliver the materials or information that would be needed to make the work-at-home opportunity a potentially viable business.
    129 verbatim hits?........................not original methinks

    It is a forum convention to cite sources of non-original material.
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    Maybe he read one of the manuals on how to obtain more traffic to his website. Then he used an unchanged PLR file to cause a link back to his site from here. Nothing like getting a link to your site from a PR6 site.
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    but only for your enemy\"
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