I got a letter the other day from a company that wants to pay me $2 to stuff an envelope.
Apparently, they’d like to send me a box of 250 envelopes and their contents (paychecks, the letter states). I am to stuff these envelopes, mail the box back, and receive a check for $500 the next week. The letter claims that I can request up to four boxes a week, which if I did the math right would give me $2000 a week.
Now, as a broke college kid, this has piqued my interest. As a cynical bastard, however, I am inclined to think that this is a massive scam. Why pay someone $2 for five seconds of work? It just doesn’t make sense to me. They also require a $40 deposit on the first batch, though they claim that the $40 will be returned and put on my first check.
I’m sure some of you must have run into this at some point or another. If so, what’s the verdict: Legitimate opportunity or massive scam?