This is a common scam. These programs often require you to invest hundreds of dollars in equipment or supplies or many hours of time to produce goods for a company who has promised to buy them. For example, you might be required to buy a “special” sewing machine, or specific materials required to make the crafts. You’re not allowed to buy the materials yourself. To insure quality and uniformity of the product, you must use the provided materials, according to the scammer. After you send in your fee you will receive barely legible instructions and materials far inferior to what you could have purchased on your own.
After you purchase the supplies or equipment and perform the required tasks, the company will not pay you for your efforts. Many consumers, for example, have encountered companies that refuse to pay for their work because it did not meet “quality standards.” Unfortunately, no work is ever “up to standard.” Thus you are left with relatively expensive equipment and supplies, and no income. Even if the ad “guarantees a full refund,” don’t be swindled. You will never be able to obtain a refund from these scammers.
However there are sometimes legitmate craft and assembly jobs advertised on the internet. If you should come across a job offer such as these and they do not require any kind of joining fee they are usually legitimate.
The best thing to do would be to contact the company and check with your local BBB to be sure they are a registered company.