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Old 10-15-2010, 05:09 PM
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Default Home Assembly in New Britain CT SCAM!

I saw this ad posted on one of the STICKY posts here under this section of the forum. I was looking into working from home doing these home assembly, but refuse to invest money. I sent in my SASE and got some paper with "You could make this much bla bla bla.". I live in Bristol, CT, and New Britain is right next door to me. My husband saw the papers and said SCAM! Pyramid SCAM!. So for whohahs I search for this guy. AND BINGO!

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Home Assembly Ripped me off New Britain Connecticut
Home Assembly
Po Box 450
New Britain Connecticut 06050-0450
U.S.A.
Submitted: Thursday, April 02, 2009
Last posting: Saturday, April 04, 2009
sent my 27 dollors and got nothing. they cashed my check and nothing.what a shame.going to report this with my bank.

Mary
Richlands, Virginia
U.S.A.
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So I guess my husband was right. They take your money and run.

Here is what someone else said about this same guy.... I am just sharing this so others know.

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Home Assembly
PO Box 450
New Britain Connecticut 06050-0450
U.S.A.
Phone:
Web Address:

Category: Home based business

Submitted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Posted: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saw an ad for this "opportunity" in the July/August 2009 issue of Countryside magazine and thought I would share. Apparently this is an oft-repeated ad in MANY reputable magazines, who obviously have neither the time nor the inclination to check the backgrounds of all their paying advertisers.

All they asked for in the ad was a self-addressed, stamped envelope with which they could return information about home assembly work. Not having read the Ripoff Report prior, I thought, "What the heck, I'll give it a shot." Sent off for it and received the SASE back a handful of days later. Please note that from here on, all info in quotes is quoted directly from the flyer I was sent.

All the envelope contained was one cheap sheet of yellow paper printed on both sides. It promised anywhere from $300 to $500 or more (!!!) per week assembling Christmas ornaments, dollhouse furniture, flowers, jewelry, calendars, electronic circuit boards and "different products" apparently to be disclosed in a directory you must pay a "one time fee of $32" to receive. Supposedly this would "supply you with the necessary material you'll need to get started" and pay for their advertising, postage and the directory of "over 50 products to select from."

Once "Sir" received your cash, check or money order, the flyer promised, you'd "be sent enough material so you can make the amount of money that is listed for that product. After you complete the work, you will send it to the company. When your completed work is received you will be paid immediately by check along with another shipment of material for you to assemble."

The rest of the flyer wording was the usual: thousands making money this way, financial security, choose the hours you work, blah blah blah. They even tried to pull some patriotic heartstrings with the catchline "$$$$ LET'S KEEP AMERICA WORKING $$$$"

I've seen and heard of scams like this before, so I probably shouldn't have bothered sending the SASE in the first place. But at least all these jokers got out of me was a couple of stamps. LET THE BUYER BEWARE! Just because it's printed in a magazine you trust doesn't mean it's an ad you can trust.

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Auburn, Illinois
U.S.A.
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So it only cost me 2 stamps too. Thats ALL he is getting from ME! BEWARE!

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Old 10-15-2010, 06:36 PM
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thanks for your information. the thing you shared about scam work is definitely helpful
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Angry ALMOST victimized by this scam!!!!

I saw the same ad in several magazines and other places, so I sent in to request information. My husband is completely disabled and I stay home to take care of him. We have a small amount of income presently, but desperately need more cash!! We received the papers back in the mail, and it sounded too good to be true, but we considered sending the money as it is only $27, but after reading your posts, I feel quite confident that this deal is a scam that is probably bringing in a lot of income that people like myself and others actually need to survive... Not that this man cares at all, but I hope that more people will start blowing these scams right out of the water!!
Thankfully, I did not and will not send this scam artist ANY of my money, except the stamps it cost to mail the envelope!!!
Thank you for putting this information out there and God bless you all!!
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