Charges Filed in Work-At-Home Scam

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Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Wiley is accused of bilking more than a dozen people in Eau Claire, and countless others across the country, out of $21,000 through work at home classified ads.

The ads promised over $1,200 a week for stuffing advertising envelopes if consumers sent $25 for materials. The materials and the compensation never arrived.

Consumer protection warns most work-at-home offers aren't legitimate, and consumers should be very wary.

If you've been the victim of a work-at-home scheme, contact Consumer Protection at 1-800-422-7128.