Finding legitimate information on work at home scams is hard. Most websites out there offering to expose or review scams, are only trying to sell you something and this includes the very scam they’re advocating against. I’ve Tried That is a rare resource. We hardly give out positive reviews and when we do, we truly believe the program or website we’re reviewing can help you make money. Take every scam review you read online with a grain of salt unless you’re at a trusted website. Always do your background research, and be sure to learn as much about the company or program first before joining.

The following is a collection of websites that I like to read frequently. They contain a lot of user reviews, and best of all: no bullshit. You’ll get all of the facts and none of the upsell. Be sure to add them to the list of websites you follow. Doing so could save you plenty of time and money in the future.

Ripoff Report
Ripoff Report is a community effort to expose scammers worldwide. Nearly all of the content found here is created by consumers. Reporting is completely anonymous and consumers are able to file complaints and identify individuals and business who are in the market to scam others. The only drawback here is that while Ripoff Report urges it’s users to remain as open and honest as possible, the fact remains that submissions are anonymous and may not always be 100% factual. This is a great place to start your background research, but be sure to look elsewhere as well.

Work at Home No Scams
Work at Home No Scams is probably one of the best scam-fighting websites out there run by a single individual. The blog is maintained by Eddy and his goal is to provide you with a s much information on a particular work at home scam as possible. He does a great job with providing background information and he is one of the few work at home experts I trust personally. Eddy wants to protect his readers, not sell them something, which is an admirable quality that you don’t see very often on the Internet. Definitely bookmark his website.

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Work at Home Truth
Work at Home Truth is similar to I’ve Tried That and Work at Home No Scams, but it has an even more direct approach. Paul updates his blog fairly often with quality information and often follows a scam until it’s demise. He frequently posts updates and FTC warnings about scams he’s previously reviewed. We’ve worked with Paul in the past to expose the rebate processing scam. I can personally vouch for Paul’s legitimacy and overall concern for ensuring you don’t get scammed.

The Consumerist
The Consumerist isn’t exactly a resource for those looking to work at home, but it is definitely a website you’ll want to read if you want to save money. This website provides it’s readers with tales from the consumer. They’re more inclined to post stories of bad interactions between customer and business. This is good because not only can it save you money, but it also shows you the true side behind some of the world’s biggest corporations.

There you have it. These are the websites I follow when it comes to saving money. What about you? Other than I’ve Tried That of course, are there any blogs or sites out there that you read religiously in order to save money?

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  • Paul Schlegel
    Paul Schlegel

    Thanks for the comments, Steve.

    The most insidious thing going right now is a product called “Google Money Tree” which uses “hidden negative option marketing”.
    I have an army of consumers complaining about it on the WorkAtHomeTruth blog and fortunately filing complaints with the their state and local AGs, IC3, the FTC, etc.

    Sadly, the site is ranked around 11,000 on Quantcast right now.

    Regarding JJs comments – there’s a great squidoo lens I ran across a while back about getting your name off various direct mailing lists:

  • JJ

    Has anyone heard of Direct Marketing Association? I had filed a complaint with the BBB on a magazine company that sent a SECOND NOTICE SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE offer that you had to call to activate. First they responded with I purchased something recently and that’s how they got my info , after telling the company and BBB I don’t own a CC or purchase anything recently only at the local market/stores ,gas station, restaurants all paid by cash how would they then get my info? They now claim my info was now found on a commercially available mailing list related to gaming systems (which I never play any games online or barely play my sons playstation at home) and that I should go to a website DMAchoice Direct Marketung Association to get emails/mailings/calls from unwanted telemarketer, misleading/scam companies stopped or at least slowed down by siging up with them. If I never signed up for anything or subscribed with anything online how would my info be put on a broker list/commercially available mailing list related to gaming systems? Why/How does this company help people stop these type of emails/mailings/calls by signing up with them suppossedly for FREE? I’ve never seen/heard the FTC, Consumer Affairs or any other consumer agency advertise this company Direct Marketing Association to consumers for stopping/slowing down telemarketers/scam/misleading companies emails/mailings/calls so this is why I am asking if anyone has tried this Direct Marketing Assoc. and how/if it worked for them? I saw their website but want to see/hear from others who have used it or know someone who used it before trying it because I have found little consumer responses/comments that this does work or found it on any consumer agencies websites.

  • elle

    I hadn’t heard of some of these before, so this is great. I’ve used Ripoff Report many times, particularly recently during the mortgage crisis when I had to look up my mortgage provider. Wow. Pretty shocking stories (LOTS of them), and while some of them are just flaming, most of them are heartfelt, honest and really sad. I was one of the lucky ones. So thanks for the heads-up on the other sites, too. I would also recommend your readers look at the common scams to watch out for at ripoff report (, since many of the latest schemes are variations on older ones, and amazingly, people still get taken by them every day.


    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for the kind words about our little hole in the wall.
    We feel honored to share company with some of the great scam fighting websites you’ve listed including your own! As always keep up the good work!

    The more we all can work together to expose these scammers, the better for everyone.


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