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Consumers should be wary of work-from-home offers, says Illinois Attorney General

by Lauren Cook
March 05, 2013


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Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois President, Steve Bernas, warn consumers of jobs that ask for advance payment

On the heels of Yahoo! and Best Buy ending their work-from-home programs, the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and the Illinois Attorney General rated work-at-home schemes, like envelope stuffing and data entry, as the top scam of 2012.