For instance, a company called "International" offers home assembly jobs to put together circuit boards for a product that they sell overseas. Anyone interested is required to pay a $250 (non-refundable) fee. They say that due to workers stealing the product and selling it on the street, they now MUST charge a $250 (non-refundable) fee.
I can understand wanting to protect your products, but at the tune of $250? Also, why is this a NON-Refundable fee? Couldn't this home assembly company take that money and hold it as security and let the assembly worker have it back upon termination? Why penalize everyone for stealing? It just doesn't add up.
But you will find that a large amount of companies offering to assemble products at home will require an upfront fee.
Now if you go ahead and pay the fee to start your job and assemble products at home, chances are when you receive your kit and instructions you will find it to be complicated to understand and put together. Why? Because the home assembly company has your money and wants you to get discouraged and quit so they don't have to pay you.
Even if you figure out the complicated instructions and successfully assemble the products, there is a great chance that it will be marked "REJECTED" by the home assembly company and sent back to you. This again is a way for them to keep your money and not have to pay you a cent to assemble their products.
Are there legit jobs offering to work from home assembling crafts? I have found only source of home assembly jobs that has received great online reviews. This is Disciples Cross. It is a legitimate company that offers easy ways to earn cash from home. You will also receive unlimited support and help.
If you don't use Disciples Cross, then I highly recommend following these 3 steps when choosing a job to assemble products at home.
- Check contact information - A legit assembling products at hom company will have many ways that they can be contacted. Phone, Email, Fax, Website, etc... But don't just see that they have them, be sure to call and ask a few questions and see how the customer service is. Send an email and check how fast they respond back to you.
- BBB Better Business Bureau - If possible check with the BBB to see if the home assembly companies have any complaints on file.
- Ripoffreport.com - This is another great resource for finding potential work from home scams. See if anyone else has been ripped off with a particular assemble products at home company.