What's wrong with many of those work-at-home job offers you see advertised? Nikki is here with the answer... And Nikki -- a large number of these jobs are scams that will cost you more than you will ever make. 3 Work at home jobs are sadly... OFTEN TIMES bogus. As soon as they start to asking you to lay out money... You should count that as a BIG, red flag. 3 0 - 8 17 - 21 FOR JUST $6- THOUSAND DOLLARS AND A ONE DAY COURSE - JOB SEEKERS WERE TOLD THEY COULD LEARN TO DO MEDICAL BILLING --WORKING FROM HOME-- AND EARN BIG BUCKS."They would be told there would be no need to market the services the demand was so great for medical billing that they wouldn't even need to knock on doctors' doors - doctors would be seek them out." THE COMPANY- EDI-LURED IN VICTMS BY TELLING THEM THEY COULD EARN $12- HUNDRED DOLLARS A MONTH AND THAT EDI WOULD HELP THEM FIND CLIENTS."EDI would provide them with a couple of firms or doctors' offices or chiropractors or medical laboratories that would be in their area." THE PROBLEM? THE WHOLE THING WAS A SCAM."In this particular case it was always a fraud, there was no demand for the medical billing service they were offering." VICTIMS LOST THE $6-THOUSAND DOLLAR FEE THEY PAID FOR THE PROGRAM AS WELL AS MONEY SPENT FLYING TO A ONE DAY TRAINING SESSION IN DETORIT.IN ALL: 35- HUNDRED VICTIMS AND MORE THAN $17 MILLION DOLLARS IN LOSSES. POSTAL INSPECTORS SAY THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP FOR THE COURSE NEVER FOUND A SINGLE CLIENT, NEVER PROCESSED A SINGLE CLAIM AND NEVER MADE A DIME.INSPECTORS SAY BE WARY OF WORK AT HOME OPPORTUNITIES."No one is going to pay you big money and not ask you to put out a lot of effort. They really take advantage of people in a desperate situation." 3 The federal trade commission also alleged that edi failed to provide consumers with information required by the franchise rule. Courts granted the F-T- C's request for a temporary restraining order and asset freeze.. Plus, the defendants agreed to stop selling any additional business opportunities.