St. Louis Business Journal:

Consumers say they were misled by a Maryland Heights company, American Publications, that advertises an opportunity for people to work from home, the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois said.

Spasser and American Publications advertise in Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and Parenting magazines.

The BBB said it received 52 complaints from consumers over the past three years.

Several consumers said they paid about $30 each for materials that either were never received or which did not live up to the firm’s marketing promises, the BBB said.

The American Publications program enlists customers to help Spasser sell copies of a booklet called “The American Homeworkers Guide Book.”

The 46-page booklet lists information on about 100 businesses that Spasser says are hiring home workers but similar lists are available at no charge online, the BBB said.

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