Name Compilers Scam

Name Compilers Scam

You may see a position for a work at home job listing. It might read something like this:

Looking for Compilers:  Our company is now for people to fill out home name compiler positions. The work itself is really quite simple and can be done on a full or part time schedule. The position entails basic typing and miscellaneous clerical work. The job pays between $250 to $300 a week. As a compiler, you will be responsible for basic data entry which requires you to add names and various addresses into a database. For each name and address you submit you will be paid approximately .50 cents. These addresses will then be complied into a mailing list and sold to advertisers. Normally there is a $10.00 to $50.00 “application” fee to apply for these openings.

The Bottom Line:

In truth, no reputable bulk mail companies that hire these so-called “name compilers” exist and the reason is quite simple. Thanks to the beauty of the Internet, all names and addresses are handled electronically using SQL and database queries. This essentially eliminates the need for someone to “collect” names. The fee you paid to join will only provide you with instructions on how to spam others potential “applicants” with the same ad that you originally had seen. Avoid ads that require you to pay a fee to become a name compiler. The sole purpose of this scam is to take your money – that’s it.