As long as new data entry scams keep popping up, we’ll keep knocking them out of the park. From Home Data Entry is no exception. It surfaced mid-summer and is employing new tricks to lead victims to believe that new method of data entry has surfaced and is profitable. It costs money to join. Yes, instead of getting paid, you have to pay your employer. Sounds kind of backwards, no?
Don’t Work for FromHomeDataEntry.com
FromHomeDataEntry.com uses a different approach to lure you into buying a data entry job. Instead of the usual sales pitch that goes a little like MAKE SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS NOW, they, instead, offer you a free trial that consists of 7 data entry assignments. On completion of these assignments, you’ll receive a $10 credit to your account.
If you complete all 7 assignments, you’ll have $70 sitting in your account and you’ll probably be ready to do more work or at least cash you the money you’ve made. However, if you want to do more work, or even receive the money that is due to you, you need to first become a paying member.
Let’s try this again.
In order to make money at FromHomeDataEntry.com, you need to first pay them money.
Does your head hurt too?
Why the hell would you need to pay someone to give you money? That’s like your boss asking for a five dollar bill in order to hand you your paycheck. It just doesn’t make sense! And to top it all off, paying members must hit a balance of $1000 before cashing out!
Yea, you don’t want to join this one. Just in case you were still considering it, here are three more reasons to stop.
Shady Business Practice #1: You may NOT contact us.
If you click over to the contact page before signing up, you’ll be greeted with this lovely message.
In order to keep spam at a minimum, we require you to join our program before you will be able to contact us. It is free to join and once you do you will receive unlimited customer support.
Now, why would a business not want potential employees to be able to contact them before sending along money?
Shady Business Practice #2: Here, uhh, use this form.
As you complete your trial assignments, you are directed to use a form to submit your answers. The form can be found here: http://www.fromhomedataentry.com/form.html and it is the same form used for every assignment. The form was generated using ‘PHP FormMail Generator’ and after looking through the source code, it didn’t look like the form actually did anything. Yes, you could fill it out entirely and press submit, but what happens after that?
Shady Business Practice #3: WHOIS? No thanks.
One way to find out more information about a company is to lookup the WHOIS information on their domain name. This will give you the contact information of the owner if the registration has not been set to private. The contact information wasn’t set to private for FromHomeDataEntry.com but rather, this is the listed contact information.
Domain name: FROMHOMEDATAENTRY.COM
City, USA 11111
Now if someone from City, USA could go down to Street and check on FromHomeDataEntry for us, that would really help us out. Wait, what’s that? Oh, it’s not anything at all. Hmm.
But none of that compares to…
How to Get Unlimited Amounts of Money Credited to Your Account
I ALMOST want to join just to see if I could get them to pay me a lot of money. After every assignment, you are sent to this page: http://fromhomedataentry.com/members/credit.cgi where you have to manually type in your username and password in order to receive “credit” for your work.
The thing is, you can visit that page at any time and submit your username and password for free $10 credits. After you submit your username and password once, you can press refresh as many times as you wish and $10 credits will keep arriving in your account. I’m currently at $1600. Surely, a legitimate job would have much better security systems in place that would prevent it’s employees from depositing thousands of dollars into their accounts within seconds.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say they don’t care how much or how often you credit your account because they have no interest in paying you in the first place.
FromHomeDataEntry Contact Information
Numerous attempts to get in contact with these people have failed. At first, I tried calling the phone number listed on their website, but every time I called the phone rang twice then went to a recorded message saying all representatives were busy and to send in an email. Questions sent via email have yet to be answered.
Phone Number: +1 (206) 666-4935
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, leave a comment below regarding your experiences with the company.