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About Doreen Martel

Well-rounded freelance writer who contributes to various blogs, paid to write sites and revenue sharing sites. Doreen is legally blind and has worked at home for more than 10 years. She uses the lessons learned from this experience to enhance her writing and share information with others.

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Recognizing work at home scams

Recognizing work at home scams

Now in this day and age, most people do know that there are opportunities to earn money from home. However, the truth of the matter is that for every legitimate offer out there that allows you a good opportunity, there are at least ten more that are scams. Avoiding these…

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Wake up already

Wake up already

While it’s possible to run into trouble regardless of how much you check into things, I wanted to prepare a list of common flags that you can use while you are searching for work at home opportunities. Some of these are pretty easy to identify but just in case, you…

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Calling out Spammers: Empower Network

Calling out Spammers: Empower Network

Far be it from me to bypass an opportunity to call out another work-at-home scheme that is clearly trying to take advantage of people who are trying to earn a living. Not only does this site con people into parting with their hard-earned money, they are a bunch of spam…

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Ponzi Scheme: Members crying foul

Ponzi Scheme: Members crying foul

I don’t like to kick folks while they are down but I’ve written on other occasions about Ponzi schemes, how they work and how to avoid them.  Clearly my post was (a) not read, (b) read and ignored or (c) not worthy of placing any thought into one of these…

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Kitsuccesso spammer

Kitsuccesso spammer

Some of you may recall my recent rant about spam comments. Well, I finally decided if they can spam my blog, I can call them out for the con artists they are.  So my first target is Kitsuccesso.  In 2 days I received a total of 18 spam comments 8…

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Scams with challenges

Scams with challenges

You probably remember me saying that scams were getting harder and harder to track down since so many of these guys have discovered that by flooding the Internet with positive information that it gets more challenging to figure out if they are real scams or if they just have bogus…

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Stunning: Do not get caught in this web of deceit

Stunning: Do not get caught in this web of deceit

I ran across a comment on another blog that I read from time to time and I couldn’t help but check out the link that was there. Given that it was a few months old, I figured that someone would have checked it out and commented on it.  However, since…

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Unclaimed fund processing scam

Unclaimed fund processing scam

Let’s get something clear once and for all.  There is a process that is called “Escheatment” that every state has rules for.   The Securities and Exchange Commission has an excellent write up on this process that you should read.  I have researched these rules extensively, largely because my more…

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Fascinating and helpful email

Fascinating and helpful email

Today, I received an email from Muhammad Saleem who graciously pointed me to his website: Background Checks. As part of that site he has a page called “International Internet Scam Hotspots” which I felt should be shared here. They also have an awesome graphic on this page which they’ve provided code…

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Spam comments from a con

Spam comments from a con

I just love getting comments on my blog and I like it even more when I get comments that lead me to the opportunity to call out another work at home con job.  This comment showed up in my blog: Now as most of you know, I can pass up…

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Calling attention to your own scam

Calling attention to your own scam

It’s pretty amusing when a con artist outs themselves. In fact, I have to admit that I am always amused when I find them doing this. This also goes to show that con artists just spam away with no idea of what they are doing (and they most likely use…

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Credit repair scams

Credit repair scams

I find it totally fascinating when a work at home website is promoting other “opportunities”. In my ongoing quest to find any single item on scam Work at Home Digest or scam Work at Home Business Opportunities, I continue to review some of the posts on there. So far, things…

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Dumb way to learn how to use coupons

Dumb way to learn how to use coupons

Just a few days ago I wrote a post where I called out a company called Information Net Source. Now for those of you who follow this blog regularly, you’ll remember that my research over the last several posts has been focused on two sites that are offering work at…

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Government grant scams

Government grant scams

I bet that at least one time you have seen an email, a website or received something in the mail that tells you that it is possible to get Government grants free of charge for nearly any purpose. These grants will supposedly help you pay bills, buy a car or…

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