Have you tried From Home Data Entry? Is it a scam?

Philippines
May 9, 2010 2:13am CST
Hi guys! I just logged in to clixsense and this is the add that I clicked. I'm not sure if it's legit or not, the site claims to be 100% legit, but of course they would say that. What do you think? The site is: http://fromhomedataentry.com/start.html
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@owlwings (39249)
• Cambridge, England
9 May 10
The one Golden Rule when looking for ANY job is that, if the employer asks you for money up front before you can be paid, then it is likely to be a scam. If a job is worth doing, then you should expect an employer to pay you for your time and skills. A legitimate data entry company would supply you with work for which they would receive payment and pass on a proportion to you. If they charge you a fee for receiving work, then it is highly likely that they are paying their workers (if they are paying them at all) from the fees, not from the income from genuine assignments. It isn't that easy to find what you will actually be charged for assignments from FromHomeDataEntry. I did manage to find the table a while back but I seem to have lost the link . From what I remember, there are various 'packages' available and you have to keep paying for assignments! The Terms (here: http://www.fromhomedataentry.com/terms.html ) are VERY strict and you MUST adhere to them exactly or your work will be rejected (and your fee will NOT be refunded). I suspect that a considerable proportion of their income will be made this way. There have been several discussions on MyLot about this site in the past. Here is one that is worth looking at: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2053177.aspx and the one in which I gave similar advice to the above is here: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2293266.aspx (my response is at #6).
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@owlwings (39249)
• Cambridge, England
9 May 10
Here is another excellent assessment of the site: http://www.angelajastine.com/?p=164 Many of the points noted there are excellent and valid tests you should apply to any site you are thinking of joining.
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• Philippines
10 May 10
Thanks so much for the links. They're helpful. So it sounds like, at the end, you lose. I never really saw their terms before, now I'm surprised on how demanding they are. Thanks so much! I won't ever consider this as a "job", cause you lose a lot.
@lsk123 (39)
• India
9 May 10
All these types of sites end up as scams. They never loose money because they trap your email leads and sell these emails to buyers for high price. They earn good money from selling email leads, $0.5-$10 per email. If they can collect 10,000 emails then they sell easily for $5000-$100000. All these sites are scams, I never heard anybody saying that they made any profit from them.
@owlwings (39249)
• Cambridge, England
9 May 10
FromHomeDataEntry does not deal in email leads. They supply data entry work which involves making corrections to websites. You are thinking of some other kind of business (and I think that you are a little misinformed about the value of an email address! Very, very few email leads are worth paying more than a few cents for. They have to be highly targeted and double opt-in to be worth anything at all.) When joining ANY site, ALWAYS read the Terms, Privacy Policy, FAQs and any other information about the site. If the charges, especially, and the payment details are in any way unclear or if information you would expect to find is missing, it's best to leave it WELL alone.
@topffer (34162)
• France
9 May 10
I don't know this one, but their 100% scam free seal is not really serious. It is given by a site who asks employers to pay $39 to get this seal, and their list of scams is two years old .