Many such ads do not even specify the type of work that will be performed.
Some similar schemes do not advertise work that would be performed at home, but may instead offer occasional, sporadic work away from home for large payments, paired with a lot of free time.
The remaining programs, including six formerly authorized programs that still have open or active grants, are "discretionary," meaning OVW is responsible for creating program parameters, qualifications, eligibility, and deliverables in accordance with authorizing legislation.
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The true purpose of such an offer is for the perpetrator to extort money from the victim, either by charging a fee to join the scheme, or requiring the victim to invest in products whose resale value is misrepresented.
In this scam, the worker is offered entry to a scheme where they can earn $2 for every envelope they fill.
Some common offers fitting this description are acting as extras, mystery shopping (which in reality requires hard work, is paid close to minimum wage, and most importantly, does not require an up-front fee to join) and working as a nanny.
About OVW Grant Programs | Formula Grant Programs | Discretionary Grant Programs Formerly Authorized Grant Programs If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
Read a short piece on "Measuring the Effectiveness of Grants" or get the full Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of Grants, 2014-2016 (PDF).
See a 1-page Activities previously funded by these grant programs are supported by the Consolidated Youth Program.
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