Package Forwarding & Reshipping Job or Scam?

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Seems like for every person that seeks legitimate work at home opportunities there are thousands or more that want to scam them out of their hard earned money.

Unfortunately this is the reality of the situation that we must face and deal with. We take this very seriously on our blog. With the economy being in the state it is, None of us can afford to be investing money in scams when there are actually legitimate work at home jobs. We list pre-screened jobs every day on our work from home jobs page here.

Recently we've had an onslaught of positive comments and thanks from many of you who were able to avoid scams such as wire transfer and check cashing because of articles you read here.

So with that in mind I just want to introduce yet another scam to avoid.  By the way, this is a real scam. This isn't one of the cases where you tried a work at home opportunity and couldn't make money so now you're calling it a scam. This isn't one of those misrepresenting rebate processing, typing, data entry or survey lists. The following scam is the type that will not only lose you money but you may also end up losing your freedom. So listen up!

So what is Package Forwarding or Re-shipping Work At Home Opportunity?

Unfortunately, it's not working at home for UPS, FED EX, DHL or the USPS shipping packages. This so called opportunity is more like a variation of wire transfers or check cashing scams. It's no surprise that the scam artist wouldn't deviate much from other successful scams. After all, "if it ain't broke, why fix it?".  But from time to time they make some slight variations to see if they can sucker even more people like us.

So here's how it works in a nutshell. Re-shipping also known as "package forwarding" usually starts with an emailed job offer. Just like the common Nigerian scam, these so called "employers" offer up phony contracts and other documentation to make them appear legitimate.  They may even reference legitimate company names and physical address in their emails (like Microsoft or some other major company you already trust.) Once they have lured you into a sense of security, the packages are shipped to your home at no cost to you. You are provided with instructions to reship the packages to another address (Usually a P.O. box) Once you have reshipped the package you report back to the company so you can get your check.

Sounds good, right? You just need to sit there and wait for your check now. But guess what? It's not a check that arrives at you door. Instead it's your local boys in blue (POLICE) or if you're really lucky, the feds (F.B.I.). And what they're bringing you is a one way ticket to "club fed" aka prison, jail, the slammer, etc. You're now considered an accessory to a crime and may be even found "guilty" of receiving and shipping stolen property.

 

Identity Theft With A Twist Of Lime…

Most of us have heard about identity theft. Usually the victim is one person whose identity has been stolen. However no one really talks about another element of it which comes into play with today's scam. Reshipping or package forwarding schemes actually double the adverse effects of identity theft. It creates two victims, the person whose identity has been stolen and a person who becomes a package forwarder or re-shipper. The reason is that when you re-ship these packages on behalf of these so called legit companies, you're actually shipping stolen merchandise to the real criminals who stole someone's identity. Now when criminals commit identity theft or credit card schemes, they know not to ship the stolen goods to their homes. It's a really dumb way to get caught. So this re-shipping "job" was hatched to easily move stolen goods using us as a unknowing  mules. This is also the reason they tell you to ship to a p.o. box. This way they can't be traced when you finally realize you've been punked. Except no one is laughing when everything has been figured out.

 

So What Should You Do?

First and foremost, don't feel embarassed if you are a victim. Desperation and lack of information leads a lot of us to become victim of work at home scams. Unfortunately it's sort of a rite of passage many of us face before finding success. So don't beat yourself up about it. Become proactive and learn from this mistake.  Here are some action steps to take:

 

1. Don’t accept packages for people you don’t know. So if you're coming here asking if company x is legitimate because you're considering shipping packages for them, just stop in your tracks. If it sounds like the scam listed above, that's what it is. Don't let your desperation cloud your judgement. Just remember scam artist will often use legitimate company names and websites to throw you off. But that doesn't matter! If it has anything to do with re-shipping items, you know it's a scam! 

 

2. Stop all communication with con artists who try to solicit your help in reshipping items. Again don't let anything throw you off. 

 

3. If you already have the stolen merchandise from such a scam artists, don’t mail it! You should return it to the merchant as soon as possible and explain the situation to them.

 

4. Keep all correspondence (e-mails, faxes, receipts, invoices etc.) related to these scams. You want to build your case that you're vicitim here too and weren't the originator of the scam.

 

5. Contact Postal Inspectors at 1-877-876-2455 of click here to file a complaint online. They’ll help you return stolen items back to the proper owners. 

 

6. File a complaint with ic3.gov as well for good measure. 

 

7. If you have already fallen victim to this, you may want to be proactive and report all the details below so others can avoid it. Include any emails, names, addresses, etc. The more information you can provide, the better it will be. This way when people do a search online, this article will come up and help others avoid this scam! Remember that's probably how you came to this article. So do your part to help others as well!

 

How To Find Legitimate Work At Home Opportunities.

Even if you have fallen vicitim to this scam, the good news is that you've landed on this site which is well known for helping people find legitimate ways of earning money from home. With that in mind you have a lot of options here. Visit our Work At Home jobs page which is updated with pre-screened, no out of pocket jobs!

We also have a recommendations page where I list various types of work at home opportunities outside a traditional job that can earn you money right away. So click here to visit my personal recommendations page.

Research is the key to success in this industry. If you get in the habit of researching any company before you work with them, you'll avoid most scams. We make this easy with our scam video listed here. There are also other scams listed there that you should read. This way you'll be able to indentify other scams that should be avoided. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about the industry the better your chances are of success. So be sure to read our Work At Home Guide here as well. 

 

Conclusion

The only forwarding you should be doing is sharing a good joke or an informative article like this one. So the moral of this story is to do your research! You don't need me to figure out what companies are scams, just follow the steps in our scam video by clicking here. You'll know just as much as I do. I'm not some magical scam guru, I just do my research using the techniques in the video and you can too!

Hopefully we saved many more of you from becoming another victim of this twist on identity theft. I'll say it again for good measure, don't get involved in something like this. I don't care if they said Jesus thought it was a good idea. It's not! You've been warned!

If you're looking fo traditional jobs, try visiting our jobs page. If you're looking for our personal recommendations of ways to make money quicker than waiting for a traditional job and want more advice, visit our recommendations page. If you've like what you've read and want to get more of it, be sure to become a subscriber by clicking here. You'll learn about more scams, new legitimate companies and get weekly pre-screened job leads. So be sure you take advantage of this free information.

At the end of the day,  you do have a lot of options, if you're open minded! I know how desperation sets in when you've been spending months or even years searching for a work at home job. But don't allow your desperation to cloud your judgment. There are plenty of little and big ways to make money at home that don't involve traditional work at home jobs. You just need to be open minded and willing to give them a shot. Fortunately you landed on this page and you now have access to this information. So don't cry over spilled milk.You live and learn. Even out of bad situations, good things can arise. The fact you're on this page is a testament to that. Stay positive and move on.

I hope this helps either way! 

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  • http://olsonstores.net/Apply.php?act=Register Jon

    I am ashamed to admit that I fell victim to this type of scam. It seemed kind of fishy to me but, being unemployed and needing money, I tried it anyway. The supposed job offer was from a company who called themselves The Olsen Stores based in the U.K. I went to their website, which appeared to be legit, and replied that I was interested in the job. They sent me an email with a UPS tracking number and shipping label for me to print out and paste onto the package when it arrived. A package came a couple of days later and I followed the instructions and took it to FedEx to drop it off. FedEx took the package and I was on my way. I emailed them, as instructed, to let them know I shipped the package.

    A couple of weeks went by and I hadn’t heard from them, or received any compensation. Yesterday I received a bill from FedEx stating I owe $165.15 to ship that package. I knew right away that it had been some kind of scam. There was no way I was going to pay that. I sent an email to the supposed package director, Marsha Garrett, who sent the shipping information. I wrote that there was no way I was going to pay anything to ship their package and that I would have no part in any future corresponence with them.
    I have not yet had the police or feds to my house. I do plan to report this incident. Hopefully I can avoid any legal trouble. I may come off as a complete moron, but it’s better than going to jail.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Jon,

    First and foremost let me thank you for sharing your experience and providing so much detail. No you’re not a moron and should not feel ashamed. Scam artist are very sneaky and good at what they do. They play on our desperation, fears and vulnerabilities. So it’s no wonder so many of us have fallen victim to them.

    With that said, I think you’re taking the right steps. I don’t really think the feds or police want to put victims in jail. Who they really want are the people committing the crimes. So I think coming forward and being honest should work to your benefit. With that said I’m not a lawyer or police officer so consult a local expert as they would know more than I would.

    You just have to view this as a learning experience and don’t let it bring you down. There are legitimate ways to make money at home. And hopefully as you read through our articles, you’ll find the right opportunity or opportunitieS for you. We try to cover a wide range to fit everyone’s situation. So I hope you take the time to explore your options. Don’t let the scammers win by making you give up on your dream of working at home. If I can do it, then anyone can.

    We all just need to continue to share information like you did here. This way we all avoid the scams and stick to the opportunities that can make us money.

    Thanks again for sharing. I really admire your bravery for telling your story. Being scammed is nothing to be ashamed of. Life is funny, sometimes we learn best by making mistakes. Lord knows I’ve made tons of them and continue to do so every day. My forgiving wife will attest to this. lol

    Take care.

    Eddy

  • http://www.workathomecompanies.net Nicole

    Nice post, I always thought that these kind of proposals where scams but didn’t know it was related to money laundering, stolen goods and so on…
    That’s pretty scaring and it’s why I always advise working from home candidates to work with a trusting and legitimate company.

    Nicole

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Nicole,

    Thanks! I hear ya. The only problem is that scam artists aren’t stupid. They’ll include real legitimate company names in their email proposals. So that’s why people are more inclined to fall for this scam.

    It’s not as easy as it use to be. The best thing to do is always research when in doubt.

    Eddy

  • Old Dog Learning New Tricks

    I found one of these on craigslist…

    After 3 or 4 replies with no definitive information from them, but a request for all of my personal information, I decided to google “shipping /work at home” and found this site.

    My question, is there someone or somewhere we can report this information to?

  • Callie

    Hello Jon,

    I applaud you for humbly submitting your post. When people share these kinds of experiences as you have, it helps so many tremendously.

    I wish you all the best in finding legitimate work from home.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    You should report all the details of the scam artist here including their name, email address, the ad used, etc. So when people do a search this post will come up.

    You can also report these folks to some of the scam prevention websites we’ve listed here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/21/top-5-scam-fighting-sites/

    The more places you spread their dirty laundry the worst off it is for them.

    Hope this helps.

    Eddy

  • Old Dog

    Here is the advertisement:
    ==========================
    Part Time Offer (Milwaukee)

    Reply to: rrhlands@gmail.com [?]
    Date: 2008-10-13, 10:45PM CDT

    I’m looking for a trustworthy individual to handle my job while am
    away, We are into supply of stationaries and gift items.

    The job requires you to ;

    Always receive shipments of stationaries (Textbooks
    Re arrange the books in the boxes
    Ship them out to my clients,
    Keep records on files
    Receive payments from clients.

    Requirement

    *The job requires you to have a basic computer knowledge, MS WORD EXCEL.
    *Printer is needed to print out labels and other relative documents

    Location: Milwaukee
    Compensation: $400 weekly
    This is a part-time job.
    Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or
    commercial interests.
    PostingID: 878338695

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Thanks Old Dog!

    That should help alert people of this fraudster when they search online.

    I really appreciate you taking the time to share the ad with us.

    Eddy

  • http://www.fleemarkets.biz Fleemarkets

    Wow.There’s a lesson to learn.

  • Jeff Grantham

    I received this the other day, can someone tell me if it looks as though it is a scam? The lady here has called a few times, but I still have no solid information. Thank you!!!

    Greetings,
    You have received this message because you have published your resume at careerbuilder.com and you meet our criteria. And we offer position in our company.
    Our company Solar Jewelry is one of the most prestigious manufacturers of exclusive jeweller production in the Western Europe.
    SJ Production differs by uniqueness of each product and makes individually for each client.
    The individual, professional approach and long-term experience allows to achieve high parameters in the jeweller industry field.

    We provide the best working conditions for our employees:

    Working with us you will get:

    - fixed salary
    - material bonuses
    - a bonus for the housewives
    - qualified support of the skilled manager
    - work in one of the best team of the Europe
    - we can help you to open credits with minimal percent
    - challenging experience in the highly perspective field of business with great future career possibilities.

    We also provide medical insurance and an annual salary of $50,000+ (career rise) per year. The salary is paid monthly.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask them only via email: solar.elsa.miller@gmail.com

    It’s not multi-level marketing, not sales position and absolutely free for start.
    We would like to point out that this job may become a good additional employment for you. You may have a primary employment or a running business and still cooperate with us because this job will not take a lot of your time.
    We are looking forward to hearing from you.

    Regards
    Elsa Miller
    SolarJewelry

    http://www.solar-jewelry.net

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com eddysalomon

    Hi Jeff,

    I followed the steps in our scam video:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams and couldn’t really find anything on the site. But when I did a search for that elsa miller name the same email was repeated on a scam warning site.

    Aside from that, there are several things that make me feel this email is BS. There are a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes in their email. Obviously I’m not one to speak considering my awful writing but that seems very weird for someone offering you a job.

    The other thing is why is the person emailing you from a free gmail address rather than the company website address. That’s not very professional.

    They’re also being ambiguous about the job. If I contact a prospect, I would say hey I think based on your resume you’d be a good fit for my data entry job. You have a lot of typing skills so that’s why I’ve contacted you. The fact that they don’t actually allude to your skill set or their job is suspicious.

    If they don’t ask you for experience or references then that should also worry you.

    So personally, I would walk away from this one. You can dig deeper and ask more questions if you want. But if they start talking about cashing checks, wiring money or any of the stuff in the article above then you already know it’s a scam.

    But overall the job smells fishy to me.

    Eddy

  • Makeda

    I also fell for one of those schemes. Looking back, I should have easily realized that this was a scam but I was not expecting to run into something like this. I responded to an ad on craigslist looking for a shipping assistant. After filling out a number of forms, I was informed that I was hired at $600 weekly. He even invited me to check out his ebay business quickclicksales which turned out to not be his. My so called employer Alex Nevsky supposedly ran a very busy online business and this re-routed shipping was something he did not have time for and also a way of saving the customer money. I was supposed to be paid bi-weekly and for two weeks I ran back and forth to the post office mailing out anything from car parts to shoes. After two weeks, I could no longer get in touch with “Alex”. The scariest part of this whole ordeal is receiving bills in other people’s names sent to my address. I spoke to a police investigator about but was informed that there was nothing I could do. I just hope law enforcement doesn’t show up at my door. As discussed I corresponded with an Alex Nevsky who listed his address as

    121 w. 125 street
    new york ny 10027.

    I shipped packages to a “company” called A1 Solutions in Florida and even to an individual in Russia. The corresponding email address is quickclicksales@gmail.com. Beware of those names and be careful when responding to online ads

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Makeda,

    Thanks so much for sharing so much details about your experience with this scam.

    I wish more people would do what you just did! Now anyone that reads this or does a search may avoid being scammed. I think the fact that you contacted your police department should help you avoid any issues. But if you have any concerns you should definitely ask them what you should do.

    Obviously I’m very sorry to hear that this has happened to you in the first place. I think most of us come from an offline world where things like this don’t happen. So you don’t even think you need to be on guard. Lord knows I didn’t know any better when I first got into the work at home industry. But you live and learn.

    Thanks again for sharing. Hopefully now that you found this site, you’ll be able to avoid future scams by following the advice in our scam video:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    We also list some personal recommendations you may want to explore on the following page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/article

    Trust me when I say you have options so don’t let this experience stop your dream of working at home. I didn’t and eventually discovered a great work at home career as an affiliate:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/aff

    So be sure to shake this off and move forward.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Eddy

  • http://www.associatedcontent.com/stirtime Susan Irtimeh

    I received a message from someone that I added to my Yahoo Messenger list (whom I thought was a normal chatter) he was going to send me a camera, a unlocked cell phone and something else I don’t really recall.
    He briefly describe how he wanted it sent, to someone else, out the the states too I believe not even asking me about this but sending the message of what he wanted to do. He stated he would pay me and gift me for it.
    I laughed of course because NOW I am not a fool! Because of this site and also sad to say I was duped with a check cashing scam a few months ago. Which I submitted 1st to my bank for Verification and it came back as unknown account information, I was going to leave it at that but the guy contacted me wanting to know if I got it and BOY I let him HAVE IT! I contacted the person and they made it seem so real telling me to contact the bank again and give them his information and to just go and submit the check not knowing I already had but for verification. They must somehow get our names when we sign up for work from home programs because I have recently received many mailings with a scam feel to them! Again I want to say, I love this site!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks for sharing this information. It looks like they’re trying to contact people in different ways now.

    I’m glad you were able to avoid this one with the information you learned here. In terms of getting our names, many legitimate companies sell our names to other companies for marketing. So it wouldn’t surprise me that they’re able to buy our contact information.

    That’s why I have a “work at home email address” so my personal email account doesn’t get flooded with crap. You just never know who’s going to sell your address.

    In any event, thanks for sharing. Glad you avoided getting scammed!

    Eddy

  • Daniel Guinn

    Please be aware of a possible shipping scam from a man named Bill Vazquez, email address loopmaider@yahoo.com. I found this add on the almighty Craigslist GA. He told me I would be shipping books and clothes and get paid $1800USD per month, in a nut shell.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention! This should help some folks out.

    Can you post the original emails or ads that this person used so when people search online they’ll be able to avoid this scam.

    Eddy

  • Kira Scurro

    I am presently working with a company called GFS International. This is their website: http://www.gfs-intl.com/. I have been worried that this was a scam, but the site looks legitimate in every way. I sent off 1 test order and just sent a large 2nd test order to the Ukraine that cost $300 to ship. They sent me the prepaid shipping labels. When I received those I was reassured that the company was real. The products I sent couldn’t have been worth more than $1500, so I thought that was a lot of trouble for someone to go to for a little over a thousand dollars. Are any of these companies real?

    They paid me thru PayPal for the 1st test order. I am still waiting for payment for the 2nd. I just mailed the package 2 days ago. If this is a legitimate company I hate to raise a ruckus, but I’m afraid of the officials showing up if it’s not. Is there any way I can check?

    The name and email of the man I’m corresponding with is:

    David Ray
    Supplies Coordinator
    GFS International
    Linden Strasse 14
    Berlin, Germany
    Tel: 49 307 469 9939
    http://www.gfs-intl.com

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Kira,

    I tried digging up stuff on this company following the techniques in our scam video:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams
    and couldn’t find much. But it still smells fishy to me.

    You may still want to contact the FTC.gov, bbbonline.org
    or some of the other scam websites listed here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/01/21/top-5-scam-fighting-sites/

    to get some additional opinions.

    The site looks very professional but the opportunity seems to similar to the scam above. So I would be wary.

    Eddy

  • Michael

    Hi Eddy,

    I recently was “hired” my Alex Nevsky as well. I received my first package today and after doing some major homework (after the fact). My warning lights are going off big time now.

    I haven’t actually shipped anything yet and am waiting for instructions from my “boss”.

    Is it possible to get in touch with ‘makeda’ who also posted about this same individual? I’ve only been able to find one such posting regarding this individual/business(?).

    I’d greatly appreciate your help.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for sharing. I would return package to sender if I were you and stop corresponding with this individual and report the activity to the FTC, BBB or any other consumer protect agency.

    I think that’s the best course of action to take.

    Eddy

  • devo davi

    @Kira Scurro:
    Dear Kira, Have you learned anything significant about GFS lately? I’m “working” for the same company and had an incident a few days ago.

  • Kira Scurro

    @devo davi:

    No, Davi, I haven’t. In the week that I posted this comment I wrote to them and said I would be unable to receive any more packages. I never rec’d a response. A few more packages came, but I turned them away at the door. I have to contact UPS, who was holding a shipment in Eastern Europe for me, but for which I did not want to pay the $300 return, and see what they did with the packages.

    What was your incident?

  • Angel

    Alex Nevsky is delivering a package to me tomorrow. After researching and reading the feedback on this website. I’m going to refuse the package so it is returned to the sender. Thank you for posting as a warning to me!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Angel,

    Glad to hear that we’ve been able to help you avoid this scam. We’re lucky to have users that actually share their experiences with these scam artists. It’s their comments that fill in the blanks that we may miss.

    Eddy

  • Savannah

    Hi,
    My boyfriend recieved an email from a place called Eastline Logistics and I was wondering if anyone has had anything to do with them, or has heard of them, etc. The weird thing is that the email that we recieved it from was from a Arline Blaylock @ consultants.com…just wondering if anyone had any info about them…thanks!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi,

    It might help if you provide a lot more details such as the emails you received, the job description, website address, etc.
    At the end of the day it involves shipping stuff as the job then it’s probably a variation of the scam listed above. Scam artist may change up some things but the spirit of the scams tend to be the same.

    Hope to hear from you with more details. But I think you already have an idea of what
    this company is about.

    Eddy

  • Rick

    Hey All,

    I consider myself a fairly intelligent person but this scam almost got me. I contacted Eddy to ask his opinion not thinking I should have checked the site. Thanks Eddy, you’re the man! I can understand how someone may be taken, it all looks legit.

    The company to avoid is Union Express http://www.unionexpress.biz/. BE WARE.

    Thanks to WorkAtHomeNoScams.com

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    No problem Rick,

    Glad you contacted me and read others experiences here about package forwarding scams.
    Thanks for sharing the emails the scammers sent you on our scam page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com

  • Steven

    http://elite-courier.biz/
    seems like another one got this one from career builder sounds scam already

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for sharing another one.
    Did they send you an email? If so, please feel free to post it as well.
    I really appreciate you keeping us posted.

    Eddy

  • http://amppublishing.com Anne P

    I started to go for this type job – responded to a craigslist ad for an ebay assistant. The ebay store is real and I tried to confirm the “job” thru them BUT 2 days later a package arrived. The person said I should relabel it and mail it out. I asked him to verify his identity thru the ebay store and I have heard nothing else from him. I still have the package. What do I do? Call the police? Call the company listed on the return label? or just give it to my husband for his birthday!NOT!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Anne,

    Thanks for chiming in. I think the best thing to do is just return package to sender. And yes you may want to contact the company on the label and let them know that package
    was probably obtained via identity theft. Maybe they’ll be able to contact the victim of this shady scheme. If you really want to help feel free to post the emails and ads posted
    by the scam artist that tried to recruit you on our scam page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams This will help a lot of folks avoid this type of nonsense like you did.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  • Jacob Croston

    Augh!

    I am a victim! I tried searching for this as a scam when I started it, and didn’t find anything, thought it was an easy way to make some cash. Now I had a ups security guy leave a business card at my house, I’ll do anything not to get in trouble! I don’t know what I can do, I’ve made about 600 bucks on this so far. I have to call the UPS guy tomorrow. Any advice?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Jacob,

    I am so sorry to hear you’ve fallen victim to this scam. Sometimes the scam artist use new names, websites, etc. But most of the time you can still tell it’s a scam because
    it still quacks like duck, talks like duck, walks like duck. So keep that in mind in the future.

    Now with that said, I think the best thing to do is be honest with the UPS folks. Most of the postal services are aware of this package forwarding scam . They know people are unwitting victims. So it’s best to be upfront and provide as much info as you can and be cooperative. If you have any emails, addresses or any info that were provided by the scam artist, be sure to provide it to the ups.

    Just be honest, you’re not the only victim as we can see on this page. I know how scary this can be. I was almost victim to a check cash scamming and had to go to a police station and talk to a detective. Even though I know I didn’t do anything wrong I was still nervous. I even brought my wife with me. But the detective was very understanding and said that they’ve been hearing about this scam from other law enforcement agencies. So they were basically trying to gather victims to see if they can piece information together to get the scam artists. Apparently it has worked because he told me they’ve busted a few of the scam artists. So the UPS guy may be engaged in the same effort.

    Just be sure that the UPS guy is actually who he says he is. I would actually call the UPS corporate headquarters to verify this guy is who he says he is. And you may want to talk to their fraud department and be proactive. Hopefully this all works out. I can’t see these guys coming after the victim. It’s counter proactive.

    Good luck either way. Keep us posted.

    And if you want, please post some of the emails you received or the job description you responded to so others can avoid this.

  • Jacob Croston

    it is the same GFS international company that was posted a couple of months ago.
    gfs-intl.com.

    Thanks for the support! I will sleep a little easier tonight.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Jacob. Glad we could provide some type of comfort.
    Thanks for sharing the company’s name.

  • Chuck

    I just received an e-mail from a pamela G. wood stating that I had a ( get this ) a bank draft of 2 MILLION dollars waiting for me if I would only pay a 215.00 delivery charge to DHL courier service. They tell me not to be deceived by anyone that would try and get more money from me. The 215.00 is all I have to pay. She gives me a contact person in the name of Edward Paulson and a e-mail contact which is dhl_deliveryservice11@yahoo.com.hk The headline address on the e-mail is: (office of the DHL courier service 44 Garrick Lane F.C.T. abuja ) She said she deposited the draft with DHL courier express , West Africa and by the way, her or his grammer is horrible. Ever heard of either one of these 2? I know it’s a scam.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi again Chuck!
    Long time no hear from. lol

    Thanks for providing so much details about the latest scam artist.
    I’ve never heard of these guys but that’s not a surprise since they use so many different aliases.
    They change them like underwear.

    But obviously you know it’s a scam. Hopefully your post will help others avoid these scum bags.
    Thanks again!

  • Debra

    I think I have been scamed! I have been working for this company forwarding packages for the last 3 weeks! I have sent about 4 packages out and I have one box still at my house that I don’t plan on sending. I was contacted today from a guy with a foreign accent telling that I was working for a company that was about to be taken down by the FBI! He had obviouly googled me. He had information on me that was old and used it to say that he had friends in the FBI who researched me and if I want things to work out well I needed to work with him instead of the other company! I asked for information to verifiy what he was saying all he gave me was John Richards from Ohio. He gave me a website address that had nothing to do with the job he was offering me. I advised him that I would not take orders or request from someone I did not know and that I need to contact the FBI myself to make sure he was legit. He suggested I contact he contact. I told him no that I would need to do my own research. He backed down a little and changed his tone. In the end I told he I would not have anything to do with him because everything he told sound fishy. I contacted the company I am working with Cosco Logistics. The man I deal with is Michael Bronski and I told him about the call I got. He wanted all the details. I would not give him everything I got because I think he is not legit either. I kept records of what I got and I think there was some identity theft involved so I think I will be contacting the authorities. Regarding this matter. I am not easily scammed but I must admit this is a good one!!!!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Debra,

    Thanks for sharing your story. I’m sorry to hear that you were a victim as well. But I think contacting the authorities is a smart thing to do so they can advise you as to what to do. This is the first time I’ve heard a scammer trying to recruit a victim from another scammer. These guys have a big pair… But it’s good you’re not going down without a fight. So applaud you and thanks for being brave enough to air these guys out. Keep us posted as to what happens.

    Eddy

  • Berry

    I think I have been scammed too!!!! I saw this job posted on craigslist on Monday and I filled out a “application and faxed it back to them….. To date I have received 3 packages that I mailed off for them…. Once I found out me being only 19 (college student) I went and deleted the email where they said send the packages too but only to realize I needed that in case the police comes after me. So I have all the information besides the address they wanted me to send the packages too….

    What should I do? I have already filed a compliant with the FBI through their website, Should I also contact the local police or should I just wait to see what happens?

  • laiovyn

    @Kira Scurro:

    How did this work out for you? I have been contacted by this company as well.

  • James

    We too have been scammed! We took the bait on the re-shipping thinking it would help us earn some much needed income after the loss of our employment. We should have know this was too good to be true. We were contacted via careerbuilder.com by an individual named Nathan Firl (nathanfirl@comcast.net). Who also said the home company was based out of the UK! With the promise of 30 days of service with the co. we were to be paid $3000 monthly; due to the hope of having this money, we waited the 30 days, and no payment or further contact was made on their part. Our family is now facing eviction! How naive of us!! Please don’t let it happen- be AWARE… as we should have been. I guess at the time it was in desperation and hopes that this could be legitamite!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    James,

    I’m sorry to hear about this. The scam artist are really hitting hard because they know good people are struggling and desperate. So they’re literally preying on this. I wish you would have found our site sooner. Hopefully as you read through our blog you’ll be able to find something that can help you make money:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide

    Good luck to you and your family.

  • ALT

    Why would any legitimate company need someone to “re-ship” packages for them? Why not just ship them directly to the place they need to go. I’m just curious what these scammers are using as an excuse for why they can’t just ship themselves.

  • http://nope Stressedout mom

    Ok, so I got an email from a resume I submitted off the job board on craigslist in my area, Phoenix, Arizona. I got offered a job working for Nextel Communications processing payroll. I thought that sounds great. The supervisor guy sent me multiple emails with instructions on what needed to be done and how the process for training would start, I even got a welcome to the company letter, on what looks like letterhead. I received some postal money orders in the mail and an email describing what to do with them and to keep $100 for my bonus (incentive the email called it). So I took them down to my bank and I know the one lady really well and she took them in the back for me and their assistant manager told me they were fake. Thank GOODNESS I didn’t just deposit them in my bank account and try to spend my own money like the email wanted me to..
    Please everyone BEWARE…
    Are there any REAL work from home jobs.. this really SUCKS!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing your story. If possible please post the emails you received, contact information, website addresses, etc. So others can avoid this scam. By the way yes there are real work at home jobs. This site is full of them. If you look on the right of this page it has a column of job listings.

    You should also visit our work at home guide: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide If you do you’ll find all you need to know to avoid scams and find real work at home jobs. But help you fellow work at home seekers out by posting as much detail about that scam artist.

    Thanks.

  • http://nope Stressedout mom

    The email address is : nextelcomm1000@yahoo.com David Dunne, I have ALL the emails and letterhead forms that were sent to me.
    It truly seemed legimate and now I am stressed out. I need to find a job ASAP! I have 2 young children and am in the process of a divorce, I was counting on this income. UGH
    Anyone with ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for the email address and name. As I said before all the information you need to find a legit opportunity is in that guide. Just take the time to read it and apply it if you’re truly serious about working at home.

  • zwai

    hello,

    i think i may be a victim of this whole package forwarding scam going on. i responded to an ad on craigslist towards the end of april. they e-mailed me back and the company name is supposedly BARS CORP with the website http://www.barscorp.com. i did google search only to find this company is fraudulant. the problem is i am holding 4 packages, yet to be forwarded and i had taken off the initial labels as i was unaware this is a scam. now, i am not sure what to do. i am a student and thought this would be a good way to make an extra source of income. should i contact the fbi and in the meantime, should i forward the rest of the packages?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Zwai,

    Thanks for sharing your story. Obviously don’t forward the packages. Contact your local FBI office, the postal office or UPS office in your area and explain the situation. They should provide you with some guidance.
    They’re very aware of these scams and will be able to offer assistance. Hope this helps.

    Eddy

  • Carlos

    Hello,
    I was speaking to one of my friends about some packages i was receiving by different people and how i was to repack them and ship them out with a prepaid label thats when I found out it was a scam, I have couple of boxes at home and dont know what to do with them. I dont want to get in trouble or is it to late? who do i call? and what will they do to me?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Call your local police, the postal office or FBI and explain to them you think you’ve been scammed. Most of the agencies are aware of this scam. Just don’t ship the merchandise. Print up any of the emails you have received from the scammers.

  • Jorge

    is there any real package forwarding or reshipping work at home jobs?
    i had one send me a contract does that make it legit?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Jorge,
    I think we’ve made this very clear. These things are always scams. AVOID THEM & go read our scam section from top to bottom where you find tons of stories of people that fell for this scam and many others that you should AVOID: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams
    Don’t let desperation block your judgment. The fact that you’re questioning the company is your instincts telling you something isn’t right.

    If you want to discover some real work at home companies visit the following pages:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Don’t do it to yourself. You’ll regret it like so many of the poor folks that have discussed this on our scam page.

  • http://nope Stressedout mom

    @Jorge:
    I had the same thing a contract and a REAL business license number and a software program they emailed me to download and EVERYTHING and then it started to feel weird when I finally started getting packages and I emailed the postal inspector and he came to my HOUSE and got all my emails and the program and it was a SCAM. The postal inspector got me in touch with the companies whose products I had and had them email me shipping labels so I could send them back without charge and so I would not get in trouble..

    Company name: COMPUTER PARTS AMERICA (you can even go to their website and it looks legit..ITS NOT!!!)
    SCAM SCAM SCAM

  • Jorge

    Thank you guys.

  • very scared

    i am a student who was unaware of this whole package scam thats been going on when i took the supposed re-shipping job as a means to make extra money. about two weeks ago, my mother had informed about a scam thats been going. i researched and came across your site. i had no idea what to do. the problem is by the time i wanted to stop, there were many packages i was receiving at my address still. to make matters worse, i was to embarrassed to tell my mother what was really going on and still am. because i live with my mother, i am now in constant fear that she may get into trouble for my mistake. and the rest of the packages i had received after learning of this disgusting scam, i ended up forwarding out of fear. what should i do next? i feel dooped and played and mostly saddened because of the grave danger i may have put my family into. i am very scared, especially after reading all of these horror stories. its greatly worrying me to the point where i can’t sleep. i have since stopped, but now i live in fear the authorities may come out my door. what would i tell my mother.
    from very scared student.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Very Scared,

    I’m so sorry to hear your story. It drives me crazy when people find us all after the fact. Look, in my humble opinion and that’s all it is, I would suggest contacting your local post office, authorities or FBI. They are aware that victims are getting duped into this scams and that they’re not the criminals. They can guide you as to your best course of action. It’s better for you to come forward than have them looking for you. And even in that case, they’ll be able to see that you’re not the mastermind behind this. Your mom shouldn’t be in any trouble and I doubt you will too. At the very least just call one of the mentioned officials and hypothetically tell them the situation. You have nothing to feel ashamed or embarrassed about. 90% of the people that have ever looked for a work at home job have been scammed. It’s a painful rite of passage that we all go through. But you will get through it. Just don’t let these scammers get the best of you.

    Visit our scam page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams You’ll read countless other stories like yours but you’ll also read about people fighting back. So keep your head up. The sooner you talk to the right people about the situation, the sooner you can move on with your life.

    By the way do your part and provide all the details of this scammer by including the emails you may have received, the ad you responded to, etc. Help others avoid this! That’s the best way to get back at scammers.

  • Carlos

    Eddy,
    I was involved in this scam I have couple of electronics at home, I went to my local police station to inform them what was going on and to drop of the stolen goods, they would not take it instead they gave me a phone number for the FBI. I called the number as i was leaving the station I was unable to speak with someone I was directed to http://www.ic3.gov I went on and i could not make the proper complaint, at no time did I see the option for re-shipping scams. The website does not give you the option to explain the situation you are asked a question and then you chose one of the answers they provide. I dont know what to do anymore I have stuff at my house that I dont want and dont know what to do with. what else can I do? The scam artists keep e mailing me asking whats going on with the packages? I’ve been ignoring them for couple days now. has there been cases of people being hurt due to not doing what the scam artists asks?

  • Betsy

    Good work Eddy. I found this one on Craigslist:

    work from home part time job offer
    Reply to: paul_sill@yahoo.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
    Date: 2009-06-20, 12:12PM CDT

    Do you need a part time job? I am looking for someone who can handle my personal business errands at his/her spare time. Someone who can offer me these services: Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS(nothing illegal)Shop for Gifts Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf)Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick
    items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services.
    Thank you

    * Compensation: 700$
    * Telecommuting is ok.
    * This is a part-time job.
    * OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
    * OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
    * Please, no phone calls about this job!
    * Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

    My boyfriend sent him a note and here is the reply:

    From: “Paul Sill”
    To: xxx@xxxxxxxxx.com
    Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 7:56:37 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
    Subject: GET BACK TO ME ASAP

    Hello xxx,

    Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am in Australia so there will be no interview. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages, you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing’s, business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per every package you receive? I will pay you $300.00. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town.

    I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in Australia. I will return to USA in August so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages are involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Mails, Electronics and clothings. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below:-

    FULL NAME:
    ADDRESS:
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIP CODE:
    COUNTRY:
    AGE:
    PHONE NUMBER:
    EMAIL ADDRESS:

    I will be expecting your response towards my request. Hope to read from you as soon as possible. Thanks for your co-operation and understanding .

    Best Regards.

    Paul

  • Bruce

    Carlos, I’ve used the IC3 website several times reporting various lottery scams, supposed emails from the FBI, etc. (Give thanks to Eddy’s info on searching out scams). If I remember correctly if you work your way through the process you will find a message box where you can describe what happened. (That’s where I pasted copies of the scam emails.) There will be another box to enter any others who might know about the scam as well as a place to list any official agencies you’ve contacted. You and very scared be strong in the faith my friends. (Note be wary of the free offers on FusionCash)

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Bruce,
    Thanks for filling in the blanks for Carlos. I wasn’t even aware of that IC3 site until Carlos mentioned it. Its great we can share information with each other like this. I appreciate it.
    In terms of doing offers on fusion cash or any get to try offer sites, I would encourage people to read the following article: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/05/07/getpaidtotryoffers/ I’ll be the first to admit get paid to try offer sites can lose you money or send you a lot of spam. But there are easy ways to get around that stuff so you do make money. I know because i’ve made money with these sites but it’s because I applied the tips listed in the article above. So I would encourage people to read it if you plan to venture into that work at home opportunity.

    Betsy, Thanks for sharing this fake job offer with us. Hopefully people will avoid it!

  • Bruce

    Thanks Eddy. You’ve lead me to your post about the paid to try offers once before. I just hadn’t found it before the damage was done. It would pay for me to review it again. It seems to me it’s easy to be overloaded with information whether you’re a newbie or experienced. I found the IC3.gov site while doing a scams search and landed on consumerfraudreporting.org. I thank you again for all your help and information. If I keep working at it I’ll be “up to speed” some day so to speak. I wish Eddy, his family and everyone here a blessed Independence Day weekend a little early. I’ve been blessed in being able to attend a summer family Bible conference in Colorado this week and I don’t have a laptop so I will miss hearing from all you fine folks. Have a blessed day.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Bruce,

    Sorry for the repeat. lol I will make it a point to link to that post on the fusion cash page so it helps people avoid the pitfalls that get paid offers can have sometimes.
    I hear you about the information overload. I try to do my best to organize it which lead to my work at home guide: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide but truth be told there is just a wealth of information out there. At the end of the day I think the most important is how to avoid scams.

    In any event, I wish you and your family a great week and independence weekend as well. Have a great time at the conference. I hear Colorado is beautiful place. How blessed are you to be visiting such a wonderful place while meeting on the Lord’s word and favor. Sounds like it’s going to be a great time. Take care and thanks for your continued insight on this blog. I really appreciate it.

  • Kozo

    Oh my goodness. I received the exact same e-mail as Betsy posted above, only it was from a Jason. Thanks so much for this post. I’ve come across some scams on craiglist before, including one where the “recruiter” responded by sending a link where I was supposed to get my “free” credit score report before getting hired in order to save time. That one I could recognize as a scam from the get. But the reshipping one, it almost, just almost got me.
    First e-mail he responded from was jason.lee2221@yahoo.com (that’s the one that was listed on craiglist), but when he did respond on that one, there were instructions to respond STRICTLY to jason.lee222@yahoo.com.
    I don’t get what’s up with the two addresses, but what can I except from scum? Is there a way that these e-mail addresses could be reported and tracked to catch who is behind all this annoying/frustrating foolishness?

  • david

    I recently fell into this scam. Its been a huge pain. I unfortunately forwarded 2 packages. All the other packages the merchants gladly took back (even paid shipping). Now about a month later one of the merchants is asking for a about $1000 for a guitar amp that I unfortunately forwarded. I understand if I am responsible but I just wanted to confirm on who is responsible. thanks :)

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey David,

    I’m sorry to hear that you fell for this scam. I wish you would have found us sooner. In terms of being responsible I can’t see I would know. But I would imagine since they can’t track down the scammers they have no choice but to come after you. That’s pretty much why the scammers do this. You might want to speak to a lawyer to know for sure.
    I hope this helps.

  • Vjbpat

    Hello All…I recently found this job scam on Monster.com..

    They call themselves Natta Market Group based out of the Netherlands…gave me a number..845.704.2197…I Googled it and it came out to be a call center in NYC …Bradford Financial…I haven’t received any packages as yet but will refuse any that comes in…glad I saw this site…Thanks..Eddy

    ********Avoid the following Job Scam ******************

    You need to be able to perform the following duties and tasks:


    1. Be able to receive incoming packages addressed to your residence during business hours ( 7:30 AM to 12 A.M) in some cases as late as 3P.M. local time.

    
2. 
 you should show us perfect communication skills.

    
and ability to reply our email messages and follow instructions within 1 hour.

    3.You must be able to ship packages to our customers the same day it was received and inspected)

    3. Must have:

    
c) Cell phone and never miss managers calls during business hours


    d) General knowledge of modern consumer electronics and jewelry so you could inspect and report to us packages content and condition


    e)printer/scanner available or access to public printer/scanner services

    1. 4. Availability to start work by next Tuesday Aug 31.

    IF everything above is fine let me know so I could start application process

    Also feel free to contact me if you have any questions

    Thanks, Katty

    ********Avoid the preceding Job Scam ******************

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for reporting this! Hopefully more people will avoid it. Scammers are making it a habit of using legitimate company’s brand and contact information to lure
    you into a sense of security. But it’s always easy to tell they’re not the real thing when the so-called job is revealed and it sounds like the scams we’ve covered. So great use
    of common sense and research.

  • http://www.wideaccessinc.net Alberto

    Anybody working for Wideaccess Inc.?

    This “company” offers you to receive packages, inspect them and re-ship them to Ukraine. I already received 2 packages and re-shipped them. I got my check already. ($30/package). I don’t know if this is a ‘scam’ or not. I found some information suspicius on the USPS labels they sent me to re-ship the items. They say that the items ar sent as “GIFT”. And the real value of the items is alterated to less. I don’t know if they’re traying to avoid customs fees or what.

    I’m getting paid for my work, but I need to feel secure about doing this.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Alberto,

    You’ve read the article above. This is a scam. If I were you I would stop immediately. They’re probably paying you with stolen money and guess who’s going to end up paying for it.
    It’s going to be you. Don’t be fooled.

  • http://www.wideaccessinc.net Alberto

    Thank you Eddy.

    What can I do to prevent any action against me?

    Is there any web page to report this kind of scams?

    Any web page?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    You may want to visit the USPS office in your area to determine how you would report this stuff. I’m sure they have procedures in place. Because
    trust me if you’ve already shipped something, they will be coming to you. Fortunately they are aware of these scams.
    But it’s better if you come to them first and just come clean about how you had no idea what was going on.

  • Mike

    I got this email on tuesday, has anyonr heard of or know anything about this company zed express? The english and grammer is funny also.
    JOB OFFER

    Company Name: ZED Express Delivery
    Position Type: Virtual Office/Part-Time
    Job Title: Logistics Coordinator
    Website: http://www.zedexpress.com

    Logistics Coordinator (LC)
    The LC will be responsible for the shipping and receiving of all products. This person must know or otherwise become intimately familiar with various shipping companies and all required paperwork. The LC will be responsible for the tracking of all products and for the preparation and delivery of “proof of delivery” documents. This individual must be capable of auditing Sales Order and Purchase Order documents for correctness. The LC will be responsible for the processing of Return Merchandise Authorizations as well as for Vendor Returns. The LC will also hold responsibility for some minimal maintenance duties.

    The following are some of the more significant benefits and terms and conditions of your employment.

    Salary: Your salary according to the employee plan offer will consist of bonuses for every processed order, which will be paid to you in accordance with our standard payroll procedures.

    *The employee plan offers:

    $40 for each processed and completed order (sent parcel) if the price of the parcel is above $400 $20 for each processed and completed order (sent parcel) if the price of the parcel is under $400

    P.S. You will be paid after each 5th box via money checks or via the Western Union money transfer service.

    Duties
    1) You will receive packages from our customers via various popular courier services such as FedEx, UPS, DHL or USPS. (We will inform you about each package ahead of time via e-mail with the subject reading “INFORMATION ABOUT PACKAGES” p.s. you have just received one of them.)

    2) You will need to confirm when you receive information about packages.

    3) Once a delivery is completed, you will need to confirm that you have received the package.

    4) You will then need to ship this package or multiple packages combined in one box to one or more of our international offices in Europe or Asia. YOU WILL SHIP THE PACKAGES USING PREPAID SHIPPING LABELS. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO SPEND YOUR OWN MONEY! (We’ll send you an e-mail titled “Shipping label and instructions” containing a prepaid shipping label and full instructions for what to do!)

    5) You will be shipping via the United States Postal Service (USPS) or UPS International. After the dispatching of each package you will need to send us a scanned or photo copied invoice. This will serve as “proof of delivery”.

    We ship various electronics.

    Profile:
    Good communication skills.
    Strong customer service focus.
    Autonomy. Ability to work effectively without close supervision. Ability to address customers’ issues in a positive manner.
    Enthusiastic, energetic and hard working.
    Accurate.
    Good sense for organization. Able to define priorities. Able to find a way to make sure projects are completed on time.
    Language skills: English
    PC literate (Internet, MS Office)

    Modifications of Benefits: We may, in our discretion, cancel or modify any of our employee benefit plans, including those described above, at any time.

    At-Will Employment: Should you decide to accept our offer, you will be an at-will employee with the company. This means the employment relationship can be terminated by either one of us at any time for any reason.

    This offer will remain open for a month. If you decide to accept our offer, as we hope you will, please follow the instructions at the top of this letter.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Mike,

    There isn’t much to know. A lot of times these scam artist will even use the name and address of a real legitimate company. But the fact of the matter is that the job description is exactly like the scam we warned about in the article. My suggestion is to delete this email and avoid such nonsense.
    We have real companies listed on our companies page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies and list new jobs on this site every Friday:
    hwww.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads/

    I hope this helps.

    Take care.

  • Mike

    Thanks Eddy. I thought it was suspicious and found this sight on google, thanks for the confirmation.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome.

  • Danny

    Hi, I stumbled upon a site called Forwarding Helper Inc. on craigslist. At first it didn’t seem like an all out scam since they were only going to pay me $12 per package I sent out, but all the packages were going out to Russia. Then I stumbled upon this site and it is almost exactly what was described. I’ve already sent out a couple packages and I’ve notified them I am not cooperating with them anymore and would like to know who exactly do I contact in case I get anymore of these packages?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Danny,

    You may want to contact the post office where you’ve already mailed some of these packages. They have people that deal with fraud and can help you with this. Most of the mail services are aware of these type of scams.

  • Jake

    I came across a vauge posting on craigslist to be a part time package handler. In the description it just said you would be lifting and moving boxes, so I assumed it was just a warehouse position and sent a letter asking for more details. The response was crafted very well but had some very noticable red flags. The Scammer claimed he was an architect working in bahrain (after reading this I knew it wasn’t legit) looking for someone to do this scam. They threw in a little line about not “paying any money out of pocket” and that it possibly leading to a long term position to sweeten the deal. I only flagged the post but i wish there was a way to mess with the scammers.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Jake,

    Thanks for sharing. The best way to mess with them is to spread their business so people can learn about their scam. So if you want to post the job description here so others can be warned about it, that would be a good start.

  • Will

    Hey Eddy , New to the site just stumbled upon it because am fishy of this job offer i received on yahoo hotjobs . the job was for this company mail boxes online . the site is http://www.boxesmail.com/eng/index.php .

    A guy named David milosh Contacted me about a the mail forwarding position where i will get paid monthly 2,500 , They sent a W4 forum also a i9 forum as well . They have this online panel where i am suppose to log onto daily for updates of my work and check when i will receive the packages also take pictures of them.

    I to have felt the sting of the rescission were in ,and i have been desperate for work . Obviously i have been fishy about it this company so im doing my homework i have all the emails sent from them since day one and ill be glad to give the password and user name to you eddy to check it out for yourself . Perhaps it could be a scam but it seems to me like they have a pretty impressive way to make them look legit if anyone has any info please help!!.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Will,

    Thanks for contacting me. Was this email unsolicited? I automatically delete job offer emails especially if the job offer doesn’t reflect any skills I have posted on my resume. So that’s one strike. Most of the scam artist use legitimate job sites like yahoo to search for resumes so they can spam people with their fake job offers.

    That being said, I did my usually research by following the steps in my scam video: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams and I really couldn’t find anything about this company. There is usually feedback one way or another. So the fact there isn’t heightens my suspicions. But ultimately I don’t have any conclusive proof it is a scam or that it is legitimate. As such I would avoid it. Desperation will often lead us to a path that may cause us more harm. So as much as I know you could use the money, I just wouldn’t want to chance it if I were in your situation. You might want to head to your local post office and ask them what they think of this company and the job they’re asking you to do. They may be able to refer you to their postal investigator offices where you can get more information.

    I hope this helps either way. Just keep in mind we list new jobs every Friday here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads/ and every day on my other site http://www.workathomecareers.com

    We also provide you with legitimate make money opportunities that you can start right away here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

    So you do have legitimate options my friend. Hope this helps either way.

  • Charity

    I have been working for Natta Market Group, Inc. for the past three weeks and I think now I may not ever see my money for shipping some packages. I also see now that I may have done something I should not have without knowing. I will from now on turn away the packages that are sent and email them and tell them I can’t receive any more packages. This is a huge blow especially since it is so close to Christmas and I am a single mother. I was merely trying to make Christmas. I have kept all email correspondence and all sent package receipts. Can you tell me what I should do? Please

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Charity,

    Sorry to hear about this. I wish you would have found my site sooner. Just read my comments above. I walk folks through what they should do. The same advice applies to you. All hope is not lost. In the mean time you can find some legitimate work at home jobs and opportunities here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations/
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads/

    Please take a few hours to go and read my scam page from top to bottom including watching the video, reading the articles and comments:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    If do put in that time and effort, I’m confident this will be the last time you’ll be scammed. This site has a boat load of information that has helped people avoid scams and make money. So everything you need is here.
    It’s just a matter of reading it. Good luck.

  • Fnu

    Hi, just like the others, I also worked for scammer for 18 days. I just reported it to FBI yesterday, they said someone will call me to tell me what should do. But, until now, nobody call me. I’m so scare that the police will come to my house and arrest me. I don’t have any record from the FBI that I already went to their office and report it. Is there anybody know whether we should get a paper or number from the FBI that we already report to them? I already gave them all the documents related to this case. The scammer named their company as Carolpady LLC.. , their website is carolpady.com they sent me I-9 and W-4, and they have my social number, also all my personal identity. I already sent 6 packages, and now since I realized that this is a scammer, I stop to sent the packages and hold the other 6 packages in my house. There’s another 2 packages that will come and I’m going to refuse them. I read another website that said the goverment agencies will not take care your case if the total lost no more than $5000. I don’t know whether it’s true or not, since the FBI never contact me until now and just keep promising that somebody will call me everytime I called them. Please help me what to do now. 6 illegal packages in my home, no proof that I already report to FBI, and I gave them all the evidence documents, no answer from FBI. Could you please advise me with this situation?

  • Mark Torres

    What happens if you keep the package and don’t forward it to the PO box?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Just contact your local post office and ask them for advice. They’re aware of this scam and can probably help you.

    Either way it’s not a good idea to keep stolen merchandise.

  • sunshyne

    What happens if you dont send the packages? will you still be contacted by the fbi or the police? can you still face charges? I would think that the scam is in sending the packages. If the packages arent sent out then they cant be traced back to you i.e you should be clear of all fraudulent activity. Could you let me know if im right or not?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    The best thing to do is contact your local post office for advice. They are aware of this scam and will be able to help you.

  • Robbie

    I too have fallen victim to the package scam. I was offered a position by the Alliant Trust Co.Inc. I was contacted by a man named Donald Robinson if that was his real name. They offered me a position as an Quality Assurance Operator at $40.00 per hour. I cannot believe how stupid and how gullible I am to believe and do such a stupid thing. My wife told me that it was a scam but I wanted to believe the best because we needed some x-tra cash. And if anyone should have suspected it as a scam, it should have been me, I am a Chaplain in a Correctional Center. I deal with scam artists all the time but this takes the cake. At present, it has not cost me anything. I received and shipped out 5 packages. They initially sent me a small kodak camera in order for me to take pictures of the contents of future packages. I was to remove the contents, take pictures of it and email it to Donald Robinson and also send him the information about the contents and remove only the invoice from the package. Please everyone be aware of this scam. I am so shook up over this, I do not know what to do. I have not heard from the police or fbi nor have I been paid by this phony company that offered me the 40.00per hr. If any readers out there has any information as to what you think I ought to do please contact me. Thanks. I hope what I have shared helps someone before it is too late.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Robbie,

    Sorry to hear you fell for this. Don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. We’ve all been victims of scam artist. Learn from the mistake and just move on. Desperation leads us to doing a lot of things we don’t usually do. My recommendation is to head to my scam page and study it like a test to avoid future scams: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    Next just contact the post office or any mailing service to determine what the procedures are. They’re all aware of this scam. They don’t really want you the victim, they want the con artist.

  • jim

    I think this is a new one, but I’m not certain…Any thoughts?

    Thank you for contacting Quantum Billers.
    There are a limited number of openings to fill the billing personnel
    positions across the state of California.

    Scheduled bills are collected locally by our billing personnel via
    mailed check and/or local transfer (within California), depending on
    the customer being billed at the time.

    So we require all our billing personnel to have a local bank account
    where they could deposit and process received checks or transfers.

    We pay billing personnel between $400-$500 United States Dollars per
    week subject to the number of bills collected and processed within the
    same period.

    Requirements:

    * Full name
    * Date of birth
    * Address
    * Day time phone number
    * Copy of a valid ID or Drivers Licence (this should be faxed to us)
    Fax number: (510)280 1635
    Thank you,

    Thomas Blancett,
    Quantum Billers Inc.
    http://www.quantumbillers.com

  • jim

    Another one…

    Thank you so much for your response and interest in the job offered. The job information is as followed:

    Job Title: Regional Mail Dispatcher
    Job Post: Regional Operation Assistant
    Location: USA
    Job Type: Full Time/ Part Time
    Working Hours: 2 to 4 hours a day (About 10 to 15 hours a week)
    Salary: $60,000 Per Annum ($5,000 Per Month, payable bi-weekly)

    Description: Badgers Logistics Enterprises (B.L.E), a reliable logistic specialist, who render it’s valuable services to it’s numerous clients ranging from many Companies, Organizations, Schools, Big Firms and Uncountable Association in the United States and in Canada. B.L.E hold a strong commitment to provide quality shipping service, reliable warehousing, outstanding customer service, positive employee relations and the highest level of safety. We work with freight forwarders to accomplish most of our assignment given to us by our clients

    We are currently seeking experienced Virtual Logistic Assistant/ Mail Dispatcher to work as an assistant in accomplishing our task in their respective cities and states.

    Responsibilities Include:
    · Maintaining a master list of all routes and trips
    · Ensuring Judicious use of funds meant for freight fee payments and shipping fee payments
    · Making freight fee payments and shipping fee payments in fast manner to avoid delay of packages shipments
    · Ensuring that routes and trips are performed safely and on time
    · Assisting freight forwarders with routing directions
    · Becoming thoroughly familiar with the freight forwarders in a reasonable manner
    · Performing additional duties as assigned

    Position Requirements:
    · High school diploma or equivalent
    · Ability to use U.S.P.S, UPS and Fedex account to send out mails and packages
    · Knowledge of maintaining business confidentiality
    · Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    · Previous dispatch experience is a plus

    Interested, qualified candidates should please submit their application via email to: ship001@Badgers.com

    No Agency calls please. B.L.E does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies.

    Yours Sincerely.

    Michelle Benard (CEO)
    Badgers Logistics Enterprises
    18800 Southcenter Pkwy.,
    Seattle, WA 98188
    Tel: 206-203-1578
    Fax: 206-350-9456
    E-mail: ship001@Badgers.com
    Website: http://badgers-logistics-enterprise.webs.com

  • jim

    They keep coming…

    COMPANY PROFILE & JOB DESCRIPTION FOR EMPLOYEES:

    The Real Earth LLC. is the worldwide retail company founded in 1998 and the motto of our company is the „best speed and accuracy with the best price availiable” when delivering merchandise to our partners worldwide.

    The principle of our business is to find the lowest priced electronic merchandise in the USA/UK/EUROPE and to deliver it to our customers or partners worldwide (in the most cases that are European countries). To get the best results in pricing and speed we need employees that are able to help us with the business letters and some package forwarding from our partners in the USA/UK/EUROPE to our partners in different regions worldwide (it depends on the orders Real Earth LLC. received). Your job duties will include the following tasks:

    1. RealEarth partners send You different business letters or some small packages containing electronic merchandise for the name of our permanent employee.
    2. You receive them and group them into the big package (it’s usually named „large box” or „medium box” and it’s able to include about 3-5 small packages + business letters if You have received some) to reduce the shipping cost to our partners worldwide (for example to send a „medium box” there’s a charge of $60-70 per package)
    3. When You finished with the grouping of the big package – You should contact us and we’ll transfer You about $150-200 by Western Union payment service ($100-for You, and $50-100 for immediate sending of the package GlobalExpressMail http://www.usps.com/prices/express-mail-international-prices.htm)
    4. The final step is to send the package.

    It is possible to make per first few months about $1500-2000 + Bonuses/per 1 month.

    RealEarth needs honest, active and accurate to the details individuals. If You one of them – be ready to join our worldwide team!

    Payment: we have no hourly payment for our employees – everything depends on the speed and the number of the packages our employee sends.

    It’s part-time job so there is no need to be at home all the time, the packages could be delivered at home on the suitable time(by calling express post service) or picked up by another person living in your apartment/house, as also there are some changes will be ine 2 months working with us – You can get permanent position with the contract for 3 years at least. Everything depends on the quality of Your job.

    If You have any additional questions according the above mentioned job opportunity – don’t feel confused to contact us. We will be glad to answer all Your questions.

    And if You are ready to start working with us immediately – Please fill and sign the attached agreement(the document should be hand signed). You can e-mail or fax it by the mentioned phone number in the attached agreement. Sometimes our anti-virus system blocks the attached files, if there is no agreement attached please let us know and we will resend it.

    Please e-mail me as soon as the agreement is faxed or sent by e-mail.

    Best Regards,

    Michelle Tran

    Real Earth LLC Recruitment Manager

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Jim,

    As you guessed it, they’re all just variations of the package forwarding or check cashing/money wiring scam we covered above and in our scam page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    I see these emails every day.

    Just continue to delete these emails. Real jobs can always be found on the following pages:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads

  • Carol

    In my entire life, I have never stolen anything. However December 15, 2009, I fell prey to the sending packages scheme. Last week, fifteen police officers came to my house with a search warrant, and searched my house, because I had received stolen products shipped from amazon, best buy, etc. The police officer confiscated my computer and correspondence from this bogus company. Bogus company, formerly Carol Pady is now operating as USA Forwarding. Supposedly, USA Forwarding has hijacked a legitamate website, and their listings with the Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce are either hijacked or bogus. The address of bogus company or hijacked company is;

    USA Forwarding
    2275 Michael Faraday Drive
    San Diego, CA 92154

    USA Forwarding
    9295 Siempre Viva Rd #8 or H
    San Diego, CA 92154
    ph. 1-800-841-6690

    The owner of the bogus company is Fidel Gutierrez. The bogus manager of the shipping department is Michael Cray.

  • kel

    hi guys.. than you for this page its so informative.. ive found a post in craiglist..ive emailed the employer and she told me im accpeted for the postion. Her name is Susan Adams. We;ve never met in person, she said shes out of state but told me that i can start working for her tomorrow, Monday. She is asking me to make a FED EX account and a UPS account for future package deliveries. She’s also asking me to post job ads in craiglist for her. Ive done the posting of job ads but Im feeling guilty that If this is a scam, Im only helping her to look for more victims. She said I only have to work at home for her at print and scan stuffs and mail it to certain persons and do some deliveries. DO you guys think this is a scam?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Kel,

    What does your gut tell you? If you follow it most of the time it can’t go wrong. But why would a legitimate company need you to create a fedex account. I have my own company and I created my own account. I didn’t need my employees to create one. Read the scam I described above again. Read the comments as well. Sounds all very familiar if you ask me. As always
    you can find legitimate jobs listed here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/category/work-from-home-job-leads

  • Jeff

    @Eddy Salomon:
    Hi Salomon, I emailed the company AVANTCARGO Ltd. asking about a courier job. Without any kind of interview process I got this response from them:

    —————————————-
    Dear Jeffrey,

    Congratulations! We have received and reviewed your resume. It is our pleasure to offer you employment with AVANTCargo Ltd., in the position of home based Shipping Specialist, on the terms set forth in this letter.

    AVANTCargo Ltd. is a young high-growing multinational company and one of the industry leaders for flexible, responsive, and customer-focused international shipping. It is revolutionising the way people buy and sell between countries, initially focused on trade between the Europe and US.

    Our main office is in London, United Kingdom.
    AVANTCargo Ltd. was founded in 2005 by a team of highly experienced shipping, logistics and eCommerce professionals, and is dedicated to providing people with a high quality, cost efficient service.

    AVANTCargo Ltd. offers a service to customers living outside America to shop online in America and it organises the consolidation, duties, taxes and shipping of the goods to the member’s home. The service empowers the online consumer in quite an unprecedented way. It enables shoppers to buy the best and cheapest goods that the States can offer, whilst taking advantage of the favourable weak American dollar. In addition, it gives people the opportunity to obtain high end, newly launched goods before they are brought to market in Europe. AVANTCargo democratizes globalisation by giving worldwide consumers access to great deals and products from the US – which are normally only available to US residents.
    At this moment we offer you a part-time home based position:

    At present we are looking for dynamic individuals to be responsible for the areas of package operations, quality control and customer service.

    TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST:
    1. Be at least 18;
    2. Be responsible, hard working and communicable;
    3. Be resident of USA, UK or Canada.

    You should have strong multi-tasking abilities and interpersonal skills.
    This job requires punctuality, good organizational skills and proficiency with Microsoft office programs to maintain inventory and fill necessary forms.

    You don’t have to relocate and will be able to work from home.
    You will handle all aspects of warehouse activities including shipping, receiving and inventory handling.
    You need no money to start. And you don’t have to pay for anything!

    If you would like to proceed fill the form below with your personal information and send it to us by e-mail. Every completed form will be reviewed and our managers will contact you shortly by sending you our job offer including more details about the available position.
    ——————-
    Application form:
    Please complete all sections of the application form as the information provided on this form will be used as part of the selection process. You can copy this form and send it to our e-mail when completed.

    Full Name:
    Year of birth:
    Gender:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    ZIP
    Phone number(home):
    Phone number(cell):
    Email:

    Should you have any questions regarding this letter, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are excited to have you join our organization and look forward to working with you.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Mark Shrimpton
    HR manager
    ———————————————-

    Does this sound like a reshipping scam? It does to me. What do you think?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Jeff, yes it is. They may even be referencing a legitimate company. But the fact of the matter is the so called job is basically engaging in the activities I listed in the article above. They’re doing just a better job of hiding it. Avoid it. As always you can find our legitimate recommendations here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations and new pre-screened real job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    Good luck to you.

  • Jeff

    @Eddy Salomon:
    I was afraid so. Thanks for your reply.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    No problem.

  • wayne

    Hi Eddy,
    I need some advice. I am now in contact with a reshipping scammer. I found your site only after I became involved. Now I know this is a scam. I was shipped a computer via fedex which the scammer wants me to send to an address in Poland. I contacted fedex and had them take the computer back to pcmall in memphis. Should I email the scammer and tell him I sent the pc back? Or do I stop all contact and hope he’ll leave me alone? He has my phone and address. I did fill out an internet crime complaint form on ic3′s website, http://www.ic3.gov. The scammer uses this email address: work-at-home@gmx.us. He calls himself Thomas. I’ll include his original email to me below. Thanks for any advice.

    (email)
    Are you blessed with a new child yet unable to attend work?
    Are you a college student with odd class schedules impairing regular work time?
    Well you’re in luck!!!
    We are looking for honest and communicative people to sort, store, and make readily available our delivered correspondence from your own home!!
    This is not a sales gimmick requiring you to pay setup fees or sign up to a mailing list. This is a business requiring only limited amounts of your time.
    Spaces are limited so act now for this great intuitive job offer.
    DO NOT TURN THIS OFFER DOWN!! GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! You can receive a salary not less then 2500$ a month!

    Dear (name), if you are interested in this position we will call you but before that please let us know what is the best time yo contact you by sending the email to work-at-home@gmx.us

  • wayne

    Eddy,
    I just read some more posts on this page and I think I know what your advice will be and that is to stop corresponding with the scammer. Anyway, I hope my post helps others avoid this one. Also, I have to give credit to my mom, she found your site during a google search. Thanks to her and to you I avoided getting involved anymore than I did. Thanks for your site and keep up the good work.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Wayne,

    1. Thanks for sharing this scam with others.
    2. Thanks for actually going back and reading my comments! Because you figured out what I was going to tell you. I wish more people did that. ;)
    3. Give a big shout out to “Moms” for doing her research and finding us. I hope you and her read more of the site so you learn about other scams but more importantly
    discover all the legitimate ways you can make money at home that we’ve discussed here. There is a lot of great information here. So I hope you take advantage of it.

    Good luck.

  • ASH

    Hi, please avoid WAGNER LOGISTICS, LLC.

    Thank you SOOOOO much for this forum post! It has literally saved me in meer seconds! I found a parcel shipping forward ad on craigslist: WAGNER LOGISTICS, LLC.

    I applied the final job application a few hours ago and even got a phone call from my manager Jeff Schneider. He basically gave me the company policy and so forth. For some reason, it just all seemed “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.”

    I really think those are the key words you should always have in mind. Nothing too easy is too good of a good thing. Following back to my situation; after coming to this page, I immediately wrote Jeff Schneider an emailing saying I am no longer able to work for him. I got so scared I even told him I was moving to a new home in a few weeks, since he has my home address.

    I just wanted to thank you for having this discussion form. I am SO glad I came upon this early; on the same day I applied for the final job application. It’s still very early before the scam action could take place and I am so glad I figured this out before it was too late.

    For all readers; please be careful and if it seems “too good to be true,” take full awareness and listen to your instict! It’s always better to be safe then sorry.

  • SGi

    Thought I’d share this one that I received. I almost responded because I’ve been out of work for almost two months now and my girlfriend is pregnant, but something didn’t quite add up.:

    Dear applicant,

    This is to update you that we received your email in regards to my posting for Secretarial Post Wanted For Weekend Job and week days. I am looking for someone who can act as my

    Secretary
    and Errand messenger, someone who can handle my personal and business errands at his/her spare time. This duties required of you will be needed basically during the weekends and this will give you free time to go on with your regular job .Below are details of what you expected from this job position.

    Someone who can offer me these services:
    *****************************************

    Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS/FedEx (nothing illegal) Shop for Gifts,Bill payment ( pay my bills on my behalf),Sit for delivery( at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience. Let me know if you will be able to offer me any/all of these services

    Where are you located? I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away in England for a 40 working days business summit / trip .

    MORE DETAILS :
    ***************

    I own a new art gallery in Australia which just started operations and sales this year and i am sourcing to buy more art works from professional painters and artist within the USA. This is where you come in, I am willing to pay you in advance to do my artworks and paintings shopping for me,make payments for them and have them delivered to you. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address.. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping.. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are art works,paintings,computer and electronics, clothing business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. How much will you charge per week? I am willing to pay $200.00 because you will be working twice in a week. That is not a bad offer is it?

    I need your service instantly because as you know already I am constantly out of town. I will return to USA in April 2010 so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term though i will still get in touch with you via phone soon as we have an agreement and you start work. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores.

    I will provide you my personal UPS/FedEx account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS/FedEx and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money in form of cashiers check or money orders to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money?

    Provide me with the following details below :-

    Full Name:
    Full Address: (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Country:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Age:
    Email:

    I will be expecting your responds towards my request. Hope to read from you as soon as possible.
    Thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

    Best Regards.

    Roy Sculpture and Art
    17 Kent Street,
    Bentley, Perth.6101
    Western Australia
    +447024061739

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Ash,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the rest of us. You’ve probably just helped countless people avoid this scam, assuming they followed your lead and did their research.
    You’ve hit it on the head. If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is. God gave us instincts for a reason and if people follow them you tend to avoid a lot of this garbage. It’s only when we ignore these instincts that we find ourselves in trouble. So kudos to you and thanks for sharing! Be sure you check out the rest of my site for other scams and legitimate ways of making money at home. There is a wealth of information here if you’re willing to read. Sounds like you are, so I wish you the best!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    SGI,

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m glad you didn’t let desperation get the better of you. Times are rough and as such people are ignoring their instincts. Fortunately you didn’t. Hopefully now some other folks will avoid this nonsense. In the mean time, there are plenty of legitimate opportunities listed on this site:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/companies

    So don’t give up buddy. There are options out there and you’re on the right site. Just go through some of the pages and pick the best ones for you and your new upcoming family. I wish you the best of luck. Thanks again for sharing your experience with this company.

  • Ms.Officer

    Hello everyone, I am a police officer from San Diego and I was vacationing in Atlanta when one of my best friends showed me an ad on Craigslist that she was interested in.:
    Part Time Package Handlers
    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-03-04, 2:04AM EST
    Reply to: victorj@gmx.com [Errors when replying to ads?]
    ——————————————————————————–
    Part Time Package Handlers.Responsible for lifting and moving
    packages weighing between twenty five to thirty five
    pounds or more.
    Come join an excellent company that makes our part time employees
    permanent.We promote from within and actively
    offer career advancement.
    Various shifts available from Monday through Friday
    •Compensation: $$$1000 USD
    •This is a part-time job.
    •OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
    •Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
    •Please, no phone calls about this job!
    •Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
    PostingID: 1627732583

    I read it and immediately knew that it was a scam but me being me I toyed with the notion of going a long with it. I answered to the ad from an email address that I had made with the hope of getting a response. The person who goes by the name of Victor Joseph did indeed respond and I went from there. I gave him my name and the number of the FBI building that I work at in San Diego. I ve already alerted them and every call made there gets recorded regardless of them dialing an extension. I just wished I could have seen the look on his or her face when they found out whose number they called. Anyway I hope the following helps anyone who searchs this info:

    Re: Part Time Packing Handler Job Post
    From: victor joseph View Contact
    To: xxxxxx.com>
    ——————————————————————————–
    I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at Sears,Walmart, Circuit city, Best buy and other stores. You will be shopping household items, Electronics and
    clothing. I will provide you my UPS account number for Shipping.. All you have to do is
    provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the
    account.. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the
    funds to cover them..If I were to mail you money to do my errands plus upfront payment for
    your service,
    how should your name appear on the money? What address should I mail
    it to and your
    phone number must be added to it
    Victor
    —– Original Message —–
    From: xxxxx
    Sent: 03/04/10 08:16 PM
    To: victor joseph
    Subject: Re: Part Time Packing Handler Job Post
    Thank you for replying back to me Mr. Joseph. I am still interested in the position as I am able to meet your needs. I look forward to meeting with you on your return.
    ——————————————————————————–
    From: victor joseph
    To: xxxxxx.com>
    Sent: Thu, March 4, 2010 12:25:00 PM
    Subject: Re: Part Time Packing Handler Job Post
    Thanks for indicating your interest in the job. I wish I could meet up with you to talk about this job in person but I am currently away on business, I am in Bahrain. I should probably tell you more about the job. This job is flexible so you can do it wherever you are provided that there is a post office in the area. You can do all the tasks during your spare time outside of work or school. I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping and have my mails/packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at home to get the mails, I can have them shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick them up at your convenience.

    All errands will be in your city/town so It is not a must that you have a car for the job, you can go places by bus or taxi.. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You won’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have mails/packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal the content. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month..

    How much will you charge per week? I will pay $300 weekly. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I am an independent contractor. I will get back in town in April so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.
    Thanks for your time!
    Victor
    —– Original Message —–
    From: xxxxx
    Sent: 03/04/10 02:05 AM
    To: victorj@gmx.com
    Subject: Part Time Packing Handler Job Post
    Hi, My name is Lisa and I was interested in your part time job post. I’m currently a student and would be very interested in earning a some money on the side. I don’t mind lifting heavy items and my schedule is pretty much flexible. Please let me know what I would need to qualify for this job. Thank you.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Ms. Officer

    Thanks for sharing! I loved what you did there! It would have been hilarious to see how they reacted. lol

  • http://www.parcelsforwarding.com T.R.

    While you have to be aware of these types of scams not all forwarders are part of scams.
    I run a small package forwarding company and forward packages to my clients overseas.

    There are people who would like to purchase items on ebay and from US stores who do not send overseas.
    I perform a service for these people.

    That is not to say I do not get asked every day to ship items to US addresses. When ever this request comes up the answer is no. The other red flag for me is someone who orders very expensive items and then wants them shipped with the fastest shipping possible. Normally the people who are for real are looking for the cheapest way to get the items to themselves. The times I have seen this have always been a scam and when these flags pop up I start calling the stores to see if the sale was legit. If it is not the merchandise goes back to the seller. The customer account is closed and we no longer accept any items to that person. In fact all items coming in with their information is refused and sent back.

    I have had the local police and the FBI and the Secret Service here and have had to explain that there are legitimate business in the us that do forward packages overseas.

  • http://Craigslist That guy

    same as ms. officer. the police cannot release any info on this type of thing so dont bother asking. and when i say the same as ms. officer, i mean word for word. Thanks

  • Radhika Hurley

    Thanks for all the information you’ve supplied.

    In response to submitting my resume, I received an email from Michelle Tran of Real Earth LL, supposedly repackaging electronics. When I googled the company, it did exist, but it sells skin products, not electronics. Then I was led your website and saw the posting from Jim in January. He posted exactly the same email that I received back with an email address from earthdomme_llc@gmx.com. Gmx is a free email system. Again, thanks for all your postings and for helping prevent me from diving into an obvious scam.

    Radhika

  • Teri

    Thanks for the Post from Ash regarding WAGNER LOGISTICS LLC. I didn’t think they were legitimate, but here’s the update. They are no longer Wagner Logistics LLC. They are PARCELFORWARDING.NET and a name of Jeff Schneider. Below is the actual message that I got from my inquiry to their job posting on Craigslist (San Francisco Area). However, because of the CL community being on top of thing, it got flagged to be removed right when I sent my response. I suspected that it was not legitimate as I wanted to see what their response to my email would be . Of course, I reveal no information on myself when I reply with the ad which only included “I’m interested in the position, please contact me with more information”. I didn’t use my real email address nor did I sign the reply with a name. Just to let everyone know, since the email address uses GMAIL, I filed a complaint to Google as to user agreement violation as to illegal activities.

    THANKS TO FORUMS LIKE THIS WHICH ALLOWS OTHERS TO ALERT SOMEONE ELSE TO THE SAME SCAMS IN DIFFERENT AREAS OR GEOGRAPHY. I REALLY APPRECIATE READING ALL THE DIFFERENT SCAM. IT GAVE ME A HEADACHE AFTER A HOUR READING ALL THE DIFFERENT SCAMS AND WAS QUITE SAD THAT THEY PREY ON THE JOBLESS, LIKE WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH STRESS.

    =======================================

    Hello,

    You will find more information about salary, job summary and requirements attached: JOB DETAILS-APPLICATION.doc

    Fill-in APPLICATION FORM (inside JOB DETAILS-APPLICATION.doc) and send back to me. Within 12-24 hours we should be able to provide you with a decision in regard to your application and we want you to know that we will be giving your application our fullest consideration. If for any reasons you cannot complete APPLICATION FORM please just let me know and I will send you it in PDF format or in a plain text.

    We would like to thank you again for your time and consideration and will be in touch with you as soon as we have some definitive information for you.

    Instructions:
    Open JOB DETAILS – APPLICATION.DOC, complete your personal details go to 2nd page, fill-in your personal data, than indicate your security information. If you have different mailing address than your personal one, you have to put it to Working Address fields.

    You can find more information about our company at our website http://www.parcelforwarding.net

    My job is to assist you and I’ll be happy to do the utmost to help you whenever possible.


    King regards,

    Jeff Schneider
    Staffing/Management Group
    jeffexpress @ gmail.com
    Wagner Logistics LLC
    parcelforwarding.net

    *************************
    APPLICATION DOCUMENT ATTACHMENT
    *************************

    Company name: Wagner Logistics LLC
    Employment type: Part-time; Full-time – Home based/Virtual office
    Salary: $20.00 per each package (delivered and redirected)

    JOB DESCRIPTION:
    Wagner Logistics LLC is currently seeking a Customer Support Representative. The ideal candidate will have will have one year customer service experience in the freight forwarding, transportation, distribution, or brokerage industry and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision with a high attention to detail.
    The Customer Support Representative responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Duties may include maintaining ongoing relationships, providing support and resolving problems for customers.
    • Processing of shipments and working with internal and external customers.
    • Assisting in studies to determine customer incentives and developing and preparing proposals for customer leads.
    • Timely communication with origins and consignees and / or other UPS offices regarding any issues affecting the shipments
    • Provide best in class customer service to internal and external clients.
    • Comply with corporate requirements on carrier performance.
    • Analyzing shipping milestones and deliverable for customers
    • Dispatching delivery orders
    • Resolving invoice and account receivable issues
    • Act on or facilitate problem resolution and set action plans to meet customer requirements
    • Additional duties may include distributing mail, filing, faxing, typing, and processing forms, preparing reports and auditing documents.
    • This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

    Minimum Requirements
    • High School graduate or equivalent certification.
    • US citizenship.
    • 1+ customer service or general office experience in the freight forwarding, transportation, distribution, or brokerage industry or at least two years customer service or general office experience in other industry.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision with a high attention to detail.
    • Rapid and accurate data entry skills.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2000 applications. MS Word and Excel and Outlook.
    OTHER CRITERIA:
    Employee will be linked to US division of EB Int. and UPS store. All shipments and packages will be forwarded to Europe only. Employer will not sponsor visas for position. There is no relocation available for this position. UPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Go to page #2

    This form can be completed electronically
    Personal Information
    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Address:
    City: Postal Code:
    Country: State:
    Home Phone:
    Cell Phone:
    Date of Birth:
    Age:
    Sex:
    E-Mail:
    Working Address (where you will receive mail for our clients)
    Address
    Address1
    City
    State
    ZIP
    Home Phone
    Employment Details
    When Available For Work:
    Employment Type:
    *underline  FULL – TIME ONLY  PART – TIME ONLY  FULL OR PART – TIME
    Security Information
    Date of Birth:
    Thanks for your interest!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Teri.
    Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep in mind there are many scammers repeating the same scam, they just update their names and ads. But it’s always the same. It’s just a matter of looking past the fluff and it’s very easy to spot this stuff as you did. So great job.

  • Teri

    Thanks Eddy for the insight. I’m going to check with this site when I see something that is doesn’t seem right and see what everyone thinks. Again, keep up the good work.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Teri!
    Sounds good.

  • Brandy

    Ok I am SOOO tired of applying for jobs and they are tricks.. here’s the newest crazy one that I got in my email today, after applying for an admin/receptionist job:

    The Hiring Desk of the company has reviewed your resume and we believe you have the required qualifications. This is a work from home data entry job and you will get paid weekly doing data entry inputting (alpha and numeric data) into excel database,work is sent via email and you will be working M-F.Earn $22 per hour
    Do you have a yahoo messenger on your computer. To proceed with this Data Entry Clerk job position you must undergo an online interview via yahoo messenger.
    I want you to setup a yahoo messenger (IM) Mrs Debbie Warren and Instant Message this ID (debbiewarren66@yahoo.com) asap for the interview so you can get considered for the position.

    Thank you,

    Management.

  • Brandy

    Oh yeah here’s the email address that you can reply to if interested… OMG these people are so horrible and it is getting ridiculous , along with posting here I have sent this information on to the Post Masters office for my state, these people are sending fake postal money orders and trying to get people to cash into their bank to pay for software programs they want you to buy!! PLEASE DON’T FALL FOR THIS!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing Brandy. Unfortunately these con artists will never stop. But as long as folks do their research and trust their instincts it will be very hard for these folks to thrive. Thanks again.

  • Masy Gray

    Here is another one. Quick web search did not find anything about the particular email address and company name here, but I am sure this is not legit. Not going to waste my time doing my research, just a warning to others.

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Dario Denny [mailto:aubreychief@royfamily.us]
    Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 1:38 AM
    To: why185@sitecore.net
    Subject: Contract

    Good day.

    The international company looking for Correspondence Assistant/Representative.

    We hire from USA, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.

    No special experience is required for this position.

    Requirements:

    - Resident of the USA, Netherlands, Belgium or Denmark.
    - Basic English for applicants from all countries (ability to read and write the simple English text);
    - Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;
    - Home Computer with e-mail account and ability to check your e-mail box at least twice a day;
    - Adults only accepted (we cannot hire underage people);

    Job description:

    Those people who are accepted for this job will follow these simple instructions:

    1. Receive correspondence and packages from our company and its clients at your residential address;
    2. Report to our manager (every candidate has the personal manager);
    3. Repack received items following the instructions which our manager will send to you;
    4. Fill in the forms and papers which will be shown in our managers instructions (you will receive an e-mail instruction for each box);
    5. Forward received items according to instructions of our manager. You will receive prepaid shipping labels so you are not responsible for shipping and handling fees;

    Why we do this?

    The United States, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark take-up of Internet trading is much higher than in the Russia and some European countries. Many Internet auctions and online shops in the United States, Belgium, Denmark and Netherlands do not ship the products internationally. As the result thousands of customers in Russia and some European countries are not able to access the large market and purchase high-quality merchandise at so low prices. Our company provides Russian and European customers with United States, Belgium, Denmark and Netherlands street addresses that can be used as the shipping addresses. Then our merchandise managers forward the packages to the country where the customer is located. It is the same if they had relatives or friends in the United States, Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark and could ask them about such service. That is why we need in your parcels forwarding service.

    How the payment works?

    You earn for next actions:

    - Package reshipping – 24.00$ (20 Euro for Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark);
    - Envelope reshipping – 10.00$ (7 Euro for Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark);
    - Packages hold – 10.00$ for each 5 days period (7 Euro for Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark);

    You will receive 8-12 packages per week during 4 weeks trial period. After that we will send over 50 packages per week to your address.

    At first you will get paid at the end of your trial period (4 weeks from when you have shipped the first package) after it you will get paid bi-weekly. You’ll be paid by the Western Union money transfer, paycheck or PayPal.

    We are looking for honest and bright people for this position.

    Are you ready to join? Please send the application form to our staff department: invinteccn @ bonbon.net

    Here is an example of the the application e-mail:

    Subject: Application

    Text:

    First Name: Robert
    Last Name: Smith
    Street address: 23306 Bass Blvd Apt 12
    City: Harlingen
    State: Texas
    Country: USA
    ZIP/Postal code: 78552
    Phone Number: 1-956-423-3654
    E-Mail: robert @ hotmail.com

    That’s all. One of our managers will contact you shorlty.

    Please do not respond directly to this e-mail. This is an automated message and the originating e-mail account is not monitored.

    Send your application to: invinteccn @ bonbon.net

    Thank you for reading this document.

  • Sylvia

    @Brandy:
    I got the same email after responding to a clerical position posted on Craig’s list. Had the yahoo instant messaging interview on Sunday, April 11. I knew it was a scam once I got into it and was suspicious before doing the IM interview but thought I should check it out and then report it to Craig’s List. No legit company does interviews through instant messaging and no one hires this way. As we were having the IM she wrote I am forwarding your answers to the Board of Directors. What Board of Directors is sitting aournd on a Sunday waiting to review answers from an IM interview. I asked questions and did not offer any bank info. She asked if I prefrred to be paid weekly or by weekly and if I preferred direct deposit or wire transfer and which bank I operated (not which bank I use). I wrote back that I would prefer check as I do not give out any banking info to stangers until I can check out that they are legit. She continued but avoided answering some of my questoins and just kept on then she wrote congratulations you got the job. I questioned her about working on Sunday and the Board of Directors being available to make the decision. I also wrote that I had never been hired via IM and didn’t anyone want to speak with me. The messaging stopped immediately after she wrote congraulations you got the job then she signed off. She knew I was on to her but did not want to give herself away by discontinuing the interview midway. I also wrote that I tried to find out more aobut the company by going online but could not find anything and she wrote back that they were working on the Website. People get a clue, no one legit hires you someone via online with no face to face contact.

  • Danielle

    @Betsy:
    i got the same one his name was paul too i forget the rest i got checks in the mail in my name and i am supposed to cash and western union some to someone and keep some i had the bank check first scam bull and i dont know whether to give up anyone know on real work at home email me at daniellemil31 at aol

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Danielle,

    Have you actually looked at the job links on the left or our recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    That’s a good place to start. We have a wealth of information here but it’s only any good if you take the time to read it. So give it a shot.

  • kevin

    @jim:
    is this for real can someone help me.

  • kenny

    @Teri:
    so wagner logistics and parcel forwarding are the both company thanks for the heads well i don’t think they are scams because i have a friend that actually got paid by wagner and they paid by western union and we all know you cant cheat western union you gotta have the mtcn number know what i mean and if they where they must of made a big oops …well to bad …. help me out with these companies

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Kenny & Everyone else,

    Let me make this abundantly clear, package forwarding as described above or closely resembling it is a scam. Sometimes the scam artist will actually pay you because they know they can sell the stolen merchandise once they receive it from you the victim. So with that mind, it’s not legit regardless if you get paid or not. Just because you rob a bank and get money doesn’t mean it’s legitimate opportunity because you made money. Keep that in mind. There is no reason for anyone one to entertain any of these so called opportunities when we list plenty of legitimate ways to make money here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    So don’t let desperation lead you to making some bad decisions that you’ll regret later. You’ve been warned. If you don’t believe me, maybe a local visit from the feds will convince you.

  • davemartin1976@yahoo.com

    Here is one I got fresh just today…

    Tue, April 27, 2010 10:07:32 AMComfortable part-time/full-time y-offer. id (196)
    From: Brenden Tiomoid Add to Contacts
    To: balentinenichole@yahoo.com

    ——————————————————————————–

    Hello,

    Please, pay attention to this letter.
    European escrow service company is looking for an individual for the courier clerk position. It is a remote/part-time/full-time position and it is home-based.

    Service of Easy Packages inc was founded by several Polish businessmen and is functioning since 2004 with its head branch based in Warsaw,the capital of Poland.

    SEP inc provides the dispatching service of a middleman among sellers and customers from all over the World. You will need to have a personal computer and internet access including printer/scanner to work with us.

    Right now we are hiring employees for courier clerk position in the US. The duties you will be performing will include tracking and receiving packages and transferring them out using the materials that our company provides. The salary rate is $60 for each package (which is summarized in a total monthly salary and paid at the end of each working month, $1500 is a minimum guaranteed monthly amount and it does not depend on the amount of packages that you have handled)

    You are required to have/be:
    -18 years of age or above,-
    -be located at designated address on a regular basis,
    -be available to work on PC with internet access,
    -have day time contact phone number.

    All the duties are from home but may also require visits to local USPS office/FedEx/UPS.

    The working hours and working volume is:
    -up to 8 hours per week-
    4-10 packages handled weekly in average.

    Mostly all packages are not big and will not require any special storage place.

    To avoid any illegal issues or activities all the packages are being shipped/re-shipped by the big services like FedEx, UPS and DHL who have the strongest security systems nowadays. You can also inspect the contents of packages before re-shipping it to our customer.

    We would be glad and ready to get started with the application process with you if you match our requirements.

    Please, email us at: thomasinaeckhard825@gmail.com

  • davemartin1976@yahoo.com

    oh, I forgot to mention that I emailed the guy with this website….LOL.

  • AHMED

    hi everybody
    you could have these addresses and add them to your list because it’s dose not make any sence they are scams
    The Hiring Desk of the company has reviewed your resume and we believe you have the required qualifications. This is a work from home data entry job and you will get paid weekly doing data entry inputting (alpha and numeric data) into excel database,work is sent via email and you will be working M-F.Earn $22 per hour
    Do you have a yahoo messenger on your computer. To proceed with this Data Entry Clerk job position you must undergo an online interview via yahoo messenger.
    I want you to setup a yahoo messenger (IM) Mrs Debbie Warren and Instant Message this ID (debbiewarren66@yahoo.com) asap for the interview so you can get considered for the position. IM her for the interview.
    Thanks.
    Management

    sent by darrel erber [wonladsal@live.com] posted on craiglist under http://houston.craigslist.org/ofc/1711203745.html

    AND THIS ONE
    SENT BY Billy Chiu [billy.chiu23213@gmail.com]

    Dear Applicant.
    I got your resume and your application for the job as my personal assistant as posted on craigslist .I would have love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in the UK for a short business trip so there will be no interview. I will Pre-pay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing’s,business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20 hrs a month. How much will you charge per month? I will pay $400.00. That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in UK . I will return to USA in Mid May, 2010 so this process will be going – on till i get back in May. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.
    Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you with my personal UPS account number for Shipping . All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the
    money? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    City:
    State:
    Country:
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Age:
    Yahoo Messenger ID:

    So that the pay-check can be forwarded to you as soon as possible and I will appreciate quick response from you. Thanks and please get back to me asap and confirm this mail asap.

    Sincerely,
    Billy Chiu

    AND THIS ONE ……………. OK I CANT POST EVERY THING BUT THERE IS ONE POINT HAVE TO BE SAID HERE
    ITS SO OBVIOUSE WHEN THEY REPLAY TO US WITH THESE STUPID EMAILS BECAUSE IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENCE AND THE QUESTIONS IS … WHO WANT TO HIRE SOMBODY HE DID NOT MET BEFORE NOBODY

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing these scams. Everything you said makes total sense. But sometimes people need to hear it from others so it makes sense for them as well. So thanks for sharing. Hopefully it will help a lot more people avoid this type of nonsense.

  • http://idealogisticservices T-moore

    hello.im new to this website and kinda wish i knew about this site a month earlier. i read some of the post on here and now im concern and willing to admit even a lil scarred about my new at home job (lol). in april. i received an email for a forwarding mail assistant for a company. i check out the website and every thing seems to be legit it even had where the company was based out of. so i replied that i was interested in the position. i filled out the application and all the paper work. he did not ask for my social just for my driver license. I also had a contract to fill out too and in the contract it outlined the position,payment,vacation time, advancement just about every thing that a real job would have. the next day i received a call from the employer and we talk about the position and the responsibilities and every thing. he told me that i would be paid by the month and either thru pay pal, western union, or wired to my account. he also told me that i would have to fill out my own taxes too and what form to use. after all the paper work was done he sent me a link to go to, too find out information about the packages i would receive. i check out the link and even called the guy 5 times cause i had some issues. after i resolved the issues a package came a week later. i followed all the instructions and even the ups and fedex people knew what was going on. i don’t know if this is a scam or not. like i said i check out the website plenty of times,I had allot of people read the contracts and look at the site too. but its still in the back of my mind that this job could be one. i haven’t receive my first pay check because it hasn’t been a full month yet. i did the search on google for work at home scams and couldn’t find anything on the company. i would like to know if there is any advice you could give me that would ease my mind some?

    thank you for your time.

  • Eddy Salomon

    Honestly, I wouldn’t risk continuing to work with this company. Not knowing either way is enough for me to avoid it. But that’s ultimately up to you. We provide enough legitimate job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs that you could probably find something else.

    We also have my trusted and researched opportunities here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    So you have options either way. Good luck.

  • Monica

    I’m in the exact same position as the last poster; been forwarding packages for about 3 weeks, because the company website seemed legit, they have a perfect BBB rating (the company name is Air Sea International Forwarding, Inc), and they never asked for anything they could use to scam me such as SSN or bank info. I got a written contract from them as well. I understand this is not uncommon in these scams, I’m just hoping that keeping everything may absolve me of any liability, because now they’re starting to scare me. Even though they’re setting up a company account to pay me with and still don’t want any personal bank info, they are saying in addition to receiving my own monies, I’ll have to disburse other payroll overseas. This set my scam-o-meter off. Just in case, however, I responded neutrally, expressing my confusion over why they would need me to do that, but agreeing I could transfer any funds THAT CLEARED FIRST. So, I will either never hear from them again, or they’ll try to get me to do it anyway, in which case I will take the complete email history to the cops immediately. I’ve saved everything I ever got from both the woman who hired me and the man who’s been sending my my tracking #s and instructions. It really, really sucks that people would take advantage of others when they’re just looking for a job. =( I’ll post again with all the company info if things go sour next week.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Monica,

    Sorry to hear you were a victim as well. I wish you would have found this site sooner. But as you can see scammers go to great lengths to trick people. As you can see they will reference
    legitimate companies names, websites, etc to get you off the right track when doing research. But even with that if folks had stumbled upon this article previously you would be able to tell this is a scam once the job was explained. So be sure to read the other scams we’ve listed here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams because they all tend to repeat themselves. They may change the bells and whistles but the concepts are usually the same. I hope everything works out for you.

    In the mean time you can find legitimate job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    You can also find my personal recommendations here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Be sure to subscribe so you’re aware of other scams we may cover:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/subscribe

    Either way, don’t let this experience bring you down. You have options and now you have found a resource that will help you avoid scams and find real ways to make money.
    So everything happens for a reason. Good luck.

  • bryansgirl25

    Hello I too was contacted by Air Sea International Forwarding Inc. And as well seemed very legit to me sent me a employement contract form and every thing. I was hired on by a woman Amy Brenner , who said that I would be later instructed by my supervisor Fred Thomson.

    So Fred Thomson was taking forever to get back with me about everything, so I sent Amy my DL number I did not feel comfortable giving my SSN out to prove that I was not an illegal alien. Still no Fred.

    So I got the companies main HQ number off their website, the guy who answered the phone was really rude to me and said he knew about the emails, its a scam and hung up on me. Then Fred contacted me, inwhich his email still seemed legit with orders of what to do. I replied him back asking if he could prove to me if it was a legit company and job offer. All I got in a reply was that it was very legit, they been doing it that way for 7 years and that they use different coordinators across the country to cut down on international shipping taxes?

    So I reported the to the IC3.com incase something comes up with my DL# that I would atleast have it on recorde that I made a report. Well yesterday I got a email that made me feel just alittle better, from Fred, claiming that they needed a scanned copy of my ID or DL to show that I am a honest legit person. Any documents with SSN# on them I can black out the SSN# if I want to, reason I felt better about it, I felt like maybe they cant do nothing with just a DL# alone or they did not get the Email with the number in it.

    I have not sent them a scanned copy of my DL, or ID. I replied Mr. Thomson and asked him could he give me his phone number so we could speak over the phone about this that I had some concerns and wanted to talk to him directly. So far no return emails. But reason why I wanted a number is one I can check easier with the BBB for legitment, and 2 phones are much easier to trace than emails.

    The main thing that set the red flagg off for me though is their email tags ended with @yahoo and @rocketmail.com instead of AirSea.com.

    Here are the email address that contacted me : amy.brrenner@rocketmail.com and fred.thomsonairsea@yahoo.com

  • JasmineJ

    @Monica:
    Hey Monica… I was also contacted by the same company.. and was wondering how did things go?

  • David

    Hello Mr. Solomon,

    Thank you for having putting up such a great site.

    Now, here’s my scenario. I came across a company like this a few weeks ago, and thought “hey, you’re unemployed, take any opportunity you can get, right”. So I signed up with the company, one that goes by the name of PBS Delivery Inc., based in Las Vegas. Today I got the call telling me the details of what I’m supposed to be doing, when my first package would arrive and more importantly how much $$$ I would be getting ($2800!). I then told my brother who then showed me a serious red flag.

    That’s when I started to do some research and found your godsend of a site. So I just sent them an e-mail telling them I will no longer participate and no packages I receive will be forwarded and I would contact local law enforcement if I did receive a package.

    My question is: what should I do next?

    Thanks

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey David,

    I’m glad you found the site. I would say just read my previous comments above in terms of your next steps.

  • http://EUParcelServices Redd

    hello everyone I found this website after doing some research and being contacted from a company saying I owed them money. As all the previous comments it was the reshipping scam. I have sent out roughly about 18packages and have15 more in my home and not sure what to do at this point and afraid my identity has been stolen as well as being responsible for various packages. Do I contact authorities ? I have contacted UPS and told them not sent out any more packages to my address. This website has been a major help. My boyfriend found this site after looking for other victims stories.

  • mike

    yes contact the police department and just hand over the packages that you have. i wouldnt mention that you mailed any out to them; unless of course they ask. but seldom do i see people held responsible. i sent out more than you and everything is fine and that was like 2 years ago. if you post the “companies” email here than that will help others find this site. please post the emails to keep others from falling into this scheme. wonderful site by the way. congrats on making it.

  • G

    I saw an ad on craigslist.com that looked like this:

    Express Forwarding Ltd
    Full or part-time job. The main criteria: to be a resident of USA, to be reliable, to have a wish to work.

    CAREER OVERVIEW

    Our company provides International shoppers with real US addresses, which they use to make the purchases in online US stores. As the amount of our clients is rapidly increasing we are always interested in new US partners who wish to cooperate with our company.

    Our partners provide the following services:

    * receive mail (letters and parcels)
    * forward it by USPS
    * produce an electronic report every day upon receiving and sending mail

    Any company or a person wishing to become our partner must meet the following basic requirements:

    * being the US resident
    * being not less than 21 years old
    * planning a space for safe storage of small parcels (in the short term)
    * sending mail by USPS or its local representative
    * using a phone or Internet access on a permanent basis
    * processing requests within a maximum of 24 hours

    Our company offers you 20 USD for each sent letter or parcel. The company pays all mail expenses.

    Email sent to me:
    To avoid any misunderstanding, we give you more information about our company.
    What we do:

    It is well known,that US online shops have a big variety of products with low prices,compared to other countries of the world,but not everybody around the world have opportunity to make online shopping in US online stores,cause most of them don’t ship goods to international addresses.
    We work with foreign clients,who want to make shopping in US shops,we offer them to rent US addresses to ship their orders to.
    The number of our clients is increasing every day,so we are always interested in new partners all over US,who can
    provide their addresses and help receiving and forwarding orders our clients purchase.

    What our partners do :

    1. receive mail (parcels)
    2. forward it by USPS
    3. Make a report with each recieved or sent parcel.

    You should use phone and Internet on permanent basis, our managers will help you giving instructions,mostly by email.

    You will receive any products as long as they are not prohibited and regulated by US government. There are no
    requirements about the room temperature.In case you have an allergy for something, please provide us with the list of materials and products you have allergy for. We will pay attention to it.

    If you are approved you will be hired for probation period,which lasts 60 days. During this period you will be paid by
    Western Union or PayPal. If you overcome probation period successfully,you will be hired for full-time employment.

    We offer you 20 USD for every sent parcel. You will be paid after each 5th parcel forwarded.We cover all shipping
    expenses.Normally, our partners earn about $ 2100 per month and more,if they follow all the instructions our managers give them.

    If you wish to become our partner please provide us with more information about yourself, your resume.

    Best regards,
    Express Forwarding Team
    http://www.eforwarding.org

    After replying to their email. I was told to send in a resume, which I did. My resume has my address on it :( what can they do with it?
    After sending my resume I was replied with an email asking me to fill out what looks like a bogus job application and to scan and send my state id. Im glad I didn’t do that. That’s when I found this site.
    They even have a website that looks deceiving and suppose to back up their scam good.

    The company is Express Forwarding Ltd.
    website is eforwarding.org
    job application sent to me in form of pdf from partner@eforwarding.org ip address 65.55.40.119 which is Bellvue,Washington
    eforwarding.org ip address 173.201.92.1 which is registered in Scottsdale, AZ

    In the Job Application they say they are located at 2533 N Carson St Ste 3987 Carson City, NV 89706
    I don’t know how to upload the pdf for the job application?
    Hope this Helps,
    G

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    G, Thanks for sharing this scam with others. It should help many more people avoid it.

  • joseph

    thanks for posting everyone this really helps people from getting scammed. keep posting the emails and addresses so people can search before its too late. your site saved my credit and identity! plus if you post their email addresses they have to keep making new ones and it wastes the scammers time and resources…

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Agreed Joseph. I’m just happy to hear you were able to avoid this nonsense because of this site. Every person counts.

  • Aimee

    Hi Eddy. I found one on Boston craigslist today. Here are the details:

    Agent: At home position: Get an additional income!
    Date: 2010-07-13, 11:44AM EDT
    Reply to: seth.thompson@crownforwarding.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

    Crown Forwarding Inc. dealing with receiving, repacking, consolidation and resending the post correspondence all over the world and one of the world leaders in the field, announces the supplementary recruitment for a part-time home-based position. In order to provide the customers with the high service level, we need the staff in all the American states for the Agent position. We don’t care about your location, age and education level. The most important is your readiness and possibility of carrying out the Company’s tasks.

    The Agent obligations:
    - receiving the correspondence to your address;
    - external inspection of the correspondence;
    - photographing the received packages, scanning/photographing documents;
    - repacking the goods;
    - goods consolidation in one package;
    - printing the customs documents and prepaid shipping labels;
    - receiving the boxes and the other production from the Company, which are necessary for repacking and consolidation of the correspondence, receiving the money for sending the correspondence to the customers;
    - sending the correspondence to the customers with the prepaid shipping labels or for the money of the Company;

    Requirements:
    - 1-2 hours of free time in the period of 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. every workday;
    - personal computer availability with the Internet and printer;
    - responsibility and quickness in job performance;

    We pay $10 for every processed letter and not less than $30 for every processed box and the month bonuses. Our most successful agents earn more than $1,500 p/month working 1-2 hours p/day! The average salary of the Seal Forwarding Agent in June was $1,080.
    If you like the agent vacancy and you consider yourself to be convenient for this job, please send your resume/CV to our e-mail: seth.thompson@crownforwarding.com . In return you will receive the Employment Agreement, after filling up and signing which, you will be ready to perform the job tasks.

    Thanks,
    Seth Thompson, HR Manager
    Crown Forwarding, Inc.

    * Compensation: $30 per package
    * This is a part-time job.
    * This is a contract job.
    * OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
    * Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
    * Please, no phone calls about this job!
    * Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

    PostingID: 1840451960

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Aimee,

    Thanks for sharing this one with everyone.

  • shannel

    @Betsy:

    OMG! I got that same e-mail a few days ago just worded a little different. Check it out…

    I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but i am currently away on business. I am presently in Madrid Spain for a short business trip so there will be no interview. I will pre-pay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.

    The content of the packages are computer,electronics,clothing, bibles business and personal letters. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month. How much will you charge per week? I will pay $200.00 weekly for this position.That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and i own an Art Gallery in Madrid. I will return to USA August, 2010 so this process will be going on till i get back in August. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when i return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.

    Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear from you, i will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when i am ready. No heavy packages is involved, You can do the shopping at any nearest stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task i need done as well the funds to cover them.

    If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money order/Cashier’s check Maybe you can provide me with the following details below :

    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Country: US
    Zip Code:
    Phone Number:
    Age:

    He calls himself ‘TONY EDWARDO’

  • http://underconstruction kevin

    We are located in England.
    CMC, Corporate Merchandise Company.
    53 Bilton Way, Luton, LU1 1UU, United Kingdom
    Phone: 01582-416181
    Fax: 01582-452342
    we have website but currently it is on reconstruction, also we advertise in Europe local newspapers and magazines.

    Usa market has best prices, so we are reselling different stuff, usually electronics, auto parts, clothes etc. Unfortunately, stores don’t accept resellers, so we need shipping managers. shipping manager receives packages from stores and reship it to general shipping manager who accumulates packages from 10-15 shipping managers, works with customs and ships packages worldwide to end customers.

    To obtain this position we have to fill in your information in our employee database.

    Please provide full name and current address with phone home\cell, so we fill in and accept you. I will email you signed and notarial certified contract. You will need to sign it and send back to us via fax or email..

    Usually you’ll receive 1-5 packages per day, 1-15 lbs each.

    Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of being employed by Corporate Merchandise Company Ltd. A $3000 cashiers check will be sent to you by mail. (bank transfer also available as payment option). Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days.

    Yours sincerely,
    Ang Lee

    wanna knoe if this is real or spam?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Kevin,

    Are you serious? Did you read the article above? Have you read the other comments where people are reporting the same type of scam. You have to read buddy if you want to avoid this crap.

  • Karen

    Thank for having a website like this cause it just confirmed my suspicions.
    Not sure if this scam has been posted already to watch out for, so here it is – just in case:

    “From: laineniederercpgu@hotmail.com
    To: mprasad1113@gmail.com
    Subject: Best offer – (id 68E71)
    Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:56:49 -0400

    Greetings,

    Please, look at the following letter.

    One of the big companies from Europe is recruiting new people for the new vacancy. The work is remote and has a flexible schedule.

    Several businessmen from Poland set a new company in 2004 and made it successful by now by entering the international market

    Service of Easy Packages inc is a middleman dispatcher between clients and sellers worldwide. The only thing you need to have to perform your duties is a computer(with internet) and a scanner with printer.

    Your work will consist of tracking and receiving parcels and forwarding them(we provide all the materials pre-paid so there are no investments from your side). The pay is $60 for each received and sent package (it is calculated in a total monthly pay and paid at the end of each working month, $1500 is a minimum guaranteed monthly amount and it does not depend on the amount of packages that you have handled)

    You need to be/to have:
    -Age 18,-
    -have a stable shipping address,
    -have internet,
    -have a phone number available.

    You will also need to visit USPS office/FedEx/UPS.

    The hours and packages are:
    -up to 8 per weekly
    -average amount of 4 to 10 packages each week.

    Parcels are not big, there is no need in any special storage place.

    Avoiding legal issues we cooperate with the most reliable partners(like UPS, Fedex, DHL). You can easily open the box and see what it has inside.

    We would be glad and ready to get started with the application process with you if you match our requirements.

    Please, email us at: dacooza@gmail.com

    I wonder why the word ‘scum’ sounds so much like the word ‘scam’.

  • Karen

    BTW, I noticed in the “To” field of the scam job offer that it’s not even my email address!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Karen,
    You’re quite welcome. Thanks for actually taking the time to read the information. I appreciate you posting the scam as well. Hopefully people will read it and avoid this one and the many like them that spring up everyday.

  • JeTaime mckinnon

    I admit that i fell victim to a job like this. I have to admit, it start ed off with a job offer in my email. I also said that I was interested and Immediately recieved the packages. Once I asked when I was getting paid, unfortunately the Man said That I would reciev my pay July 4th and I never recieved my pay. When I called he picked up at first. I then identified who I was and Then he hung up on me. I neverrecievd anymore calls I’m really stupid for accepting a job offer like that.

  • JeTaime mckinnon

    Thats the company that scammed me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    JeTaime,
    Don’t feel stupid. Many of these scam artist do a great job of making these offers sound legitimate. They use every trick in the book. Now turn lemons into lemonades and learn from this mistake.
    This scam has lead you to this site where we have additional scam prevention information like my scam video:
    http://www.workathomensocams.com/scams which will help you avoid this nonsense in the future.

    Don’t focus on this mistake. Just learn from it. My suggestion is to spend some more time reading this site, you’ll discover various legitimate ways of actually making money at home:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide

    So at the end of the day something good came from this since it brought you here. Push forward.

  • Jetaime Mckinnon

    What if the company supplies you with a BBB address to check out their company along with a I-9 DOCUMENT AND a W4 Document? Could they be legit?

    This company website is mydigitalmarket.com

  • kevin

    @Eddy Salomon:
    yeah..well my friend and brother are in it and doing it for abouit 3 weeks now and idk i told them but they said it was legit.well,i was doing it to but i quit i only shipped two boxes,and my question is can they still blame it on me,or get my info somhow,or get in trouble somhow??

  • http://www.chipsdigitalpc.com Troy

    Good article. I will add that another victim other than the shipper and cardholder are the merchants in some of these scams. Unfortunately, I recently learned about this the hard way recently shortly after branching out to my own computer hardware website after selling on ebay for a little over a year. I sent a $300.00 netbook to an Address in SanFransisco. As it was one of my first independent sales, I was happy as a clam. Well, a month later the “real” cardholder discovered it and reversed the charges. Not only was I out the computer and original shipping, my merchant processor charged me the standard $80.00 chargeback fee.

    While it was an expensive lesson, I have since educated myself as to how to detect and prevent this type of fraud. Had I known what I know know, I would have been able to recognize this because the ip address didn’t match the location and that the address in SF was a hotel.

    I have since detected and declined about 4 likely fraudulent transactions. Most recently, I received an order with a Minnesota billing and shipping address which originated in Ghana. The item? The same exact same make and model netbook that I was conned out of the last time.

    Thanks, because you helped put together the final piece of the puzzle on my end, because I wondered how they re-routed the package to complete the fraud. As a “little guy” in the business simply supplimenting my teaching salary, getting hit like this hurts! At least it wasn’t for a MacBook!

    Anyway, great piece

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Troy,

    Thanks for sharing the other end of this scam. It’s obviously one that hurts many people in the process. Hearing your story brings that home. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Jetaime,
    As I said many times in the past, these con artist will reference legitimate companies names usually ones that will check out when you do the research. But then they’ll email you from a free email account (like yahoo, gmail, etc). However when you call the company using the contact information on the website they claim they work with and not from the email address the scam artist provided you, they’ll tell you we don’t offer this type of position and it’s a scam. They can say it was from the government for all I care. Once you hear about shipping stuff and cashing checks or wiring money, it doesn’t matter what they say or produce, it’s the scam described in the article above and what everyone else has posted here. There isn’t much more to it so stop trying to justify it in your mind. There is absolutely no reason to take such a risk when this site already provides you legitimate job leads.

    Don’t let desperation misguide you folks. But feel free to ignore this advice and keep working with these companies and see what happens.

    Kevin,
    See my comment above and my previous comments.

  • Jetaime Mckinnon

    @Will:
    this sounds so familiar, I rec’d w4 documents as well as I9 documents and was told I had to log into a control panel to check on packages to be shipped to me. These people are real clever.

  • Rose

    I wish I had found your website sooner. I can’t believe that I was naive enough to fall for this! I feel incredibly guilty for being involved in it.

    At first I found an ad on snagajob.com with Parcel2Go. It was about reshipping too. Parcel2Go is a legitimate company, however the scammer used this company to cover up. Her email was . I unknowingly sent out nine packages for about three weeks. After the nineth item, they disappeared completely. I was cheated out of doing free labor. I was lucky because it did not last so long for the police to come over. Thank goodness they did not pay me or else those checks would have worked against me.

    Unfortunately, I fell for the scam again. The scammer goes by the name of Alex Rolton. He has 2 websites, http://www.bestshoppingdirectories.com and http://www.1-stop-shopper.com. One of his emails is . I accepted the “Best Shopping Directories”. I thought I could be forgiving and give this kind of thing a second chance, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I didn’t find your website until after I took this. Now I have one of the packages at my house. Another one will be arriving soon. When the UPS arrives, I will tell them to take both of the packages back. I’m just hoping that this does not get the authorities involved as I tell the UPS about the packages being scams or get any worse.

    There is also another scam that almost got me. It was by Mark James at . It involves cashing bank checks. However, I declined at the last and right moment.
    He wrote:
    Hello,
    Good to hear from you. Well, I am in need of a part time personal assistant who will work from home as my rep, your primary duty will be monitoring of orders and payments made by our clients within the United States.
    All you need is to have internet access and a telephone so I’ll be able to give you instructions on how to carry out your duties, accounting functions. You will be earning an annual payment of $24,000 which means you will paid $2000 monthly, I think the salary is fair enough, you are entitled to bonuses too.
    Will you be able to work for me diligently as my rep? The major reason why I need someone to work for me as my rep is that I am presently in the UK and I need someone to work for me for effective service and good customer relationship.

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best regards.

    Mark.

    I feel stupid for being so forgiving to this kind of activity. To whomever reads my story (or stories), please DO NOT make the same mistake as I did.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Rose,

    Don’t feel bad. I think you’re brave for even sharing your story instead of hiding in the shadows in shame. The fact you’re sharing this with us will help others avoid this very scam. So this bad experience is going to provide good to others.
    At the end of the day, just learn from it. Don’t let desperation ever cloud your judgement especially not in this industry because con artist are literally counting on it. Apply the same common sense you would use in the offline world. Ask yourself the same questions.

    Now that you’ve found this site absorb all the information we have on scams:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams Watch the video, read the other scams listed there, read the comments. If you do, you’ll never have to worry about this again. Con artists tend to repeat themselves so if you study enough of the scams we have listed you’ll know how to spot them even when these guys reference legitimate companies. You’ll be able to scan through the BS and spot keywords in their fake job descriptions that ring bells immediately. So learn from this experience.
    Thanks for sharing it with us because it’s going to help.

    In the mean time, visit my trusted resources on the following pages:
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    Hope this helps.

  • samantha

    I have also fallen victim to this scam. I feel so stupid! I thought I was being soo smart, I did not give them my real name, because I was afraid of them stealing my identity, but instead they were stealing someone elses!!! I am so angry! But the worst part about it, is I still have the Toshiba netbook that they shipped me!! What should I do?? Take it to the police right?? Is there a website that I can report it to? Please help!!!!

  • http://mydigitalmarket.com Dee

    I applied at mydigitalmarket.com. Received the usual employment forms and such.

    I also log into a control panel and take pictures.

    I have as of today told them not to send me anymore packages

  • Corbin

    I saw this message on Freelancer.com the other week and thought I would check it out.

    I am looking for the partners from the USA to work together in the distributing business.

    We should build a small network first, start a website and promote our services worldwide. Here are the requirements for the partners. Please note, in order to apply, you should meet ALL of these requirements.

    1) You should be a resident of one of the USA, preferably female.
    2) You should speak and write in English (it is NOT necessary to be your native language).
    3) Your age should be between 20 and 60.
    4) You need to be able to dedicate at least 5 hours per week for this business.
    5) You MUST have at least email and cell phone for communication. Better if you are able to check your email 3-4 times per day, and always available over your cell phone.
    6) You must be smart, responsible, motivated person, eager to work in the international team and develop one common business.

    What are the benefits of this business opportunity:

    - You do NOT need to invest even a cent.
    - You are entirely protected from scam as you are prepaid for all services you provide.
    - You have opportunity to become the one and only from your state in this business and own a great share of profit.
    - You don’t need any special education or training.

    If you have read this attentively and meet all of the requirements please contact me via PM with the following information about you:

    1) Full Name
    2) State/City
    3) Age
    4) Education
    5) Current Job/Business
    6) How many hours per week you are able to dedicate to this business

    I will provide you with the details of this business partnership, and further plan on how to start working.

    I responded to it with my email address and some other basic information but it seemed rather fishy, I hadn’t really thought about it too much until I got this email:

    Thank you for the details. Please save my contact details:

    Vadim Chernous,
    8 Pyatyorkina st.
    Lugansk, 83001
    Ukraine.
    Cell phone number: +380974170968 (call/sms)
    lambenham@aol.com

    As for me, I am 32 years old, married, have two daughters. I have a Master’s Degree in Management, have been working for 7 years for a large company but now I am willing to set up my own small business to dedicate more time to my children and to be able to earn more. I like spending time outdoors, BBQ, Camping, Bowling, Soccer.

    I want to thank you for joining my team. We already have the clients who want to order the stuff from the USA, so I provided them with necessary details. You may be asking what kind of stuff is it. Well, the stuff is kids clothes, adult clothes, fashion designer clothes, shoes, toys, beauty accessories, decorative cosmetics, gadgets.

    Now, I will describe you the working process so that you could understand what kind of the work is waiting for you. I promote this service here on local forums, web boards, classified ads websites. People get interested, find out the details and become our clients. A client is requesting the shipping address in the USA and starts shopping using his/her debit card and your shipping address. If a client is not experienced internet shopper, I do the shopping process for him. Some US shops require the billing name and shipping name to be the same, so I will ask the clients to put your name as a billing name there (debit cards in our country are not attached to some definite names and addresses as in the USA and can be used with any). So that is why when you receive a package it can be in your name, or there can be some random first name but the last name will be yours or even both names will be random – anyway the signature will not be required as most packages are delivered with UPS and Fedex and do not require any signature. So you should accept all the packages coming to your address. The names will be different because most shops provide special discounts (10%-30% off) for the new customers or for the next (second) order. In order to become a new customer there should be new name and new email address, so that’s the point.

    After a customer placed his order, he provides me with the order details for tracking. Once per day I will be sending a list of tracking numbers to you, so you will be tacking the delivery of packages and will be aware of the packages which should come on the definite day.

    When you receive a package you should open it, place all items from the package on some table (or whatever else) and take a picture of the contents. One picture for one package. Picture file name must be saved as the store name from which this package came.

    Every day after receiving the packages (if there were any) you should create report file (Excel or Google Documents online) with the following column headers:

    - Item Code (you will see it on the item tag)
    - Item Description (you will see it on the item tag or invoice)
    - Quantity
    - Price (see tag or invoice)
    - Store (you will always see the store name on the delivered box and invoice)

    You should fill in the details for all received items, and include the tracking numbers of the delivered packages in which these items were. So every day when you get the packages from the stores you should send me the pictures of all packages’ contents and the report file. After receiving the report and pictures from you I get prepayment from the clients for our services and shipping. Packaging materials (boxes) should be thrown to trash (we’ll not need them).

    As I get prepayment from the clients, I send your profit share through Paypal and the USPS shipping label when it is time to ship out a great package to Ukraine. When you have the items for total over 20 lbs you’ll need to pack them in one single box (or couple of boxes if the total weight is over 40 lbs) and ship it to Ukraine. I will give you detailed instructions concerning the packaging and shipping as we need to be smart to save on shipping and to avoid any customs taxes which can incur here when receiving the package.

    Please let me know all the questions you may have after having read this. I should make everything as clear and easy for you as possible, this way we will save much time and reach top quality service results. Please let me know if you have a camera and scales.

    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Kind Regards,
    Vadim.

    Now I am almost 100 % sure this is a scam. The same offer is posted on almost every freelancing website that I can find on the web. I sent and email back saying that I did not want to take advantage of this opportunity. Not sure what else I can do but give off this warning. But there is absolutely not logically economic incentive for anyone to pay this much for package reshipping.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Corbin,

    Thanks for sharing this scam. This will definitely help others avoid it!

  • Jetaime

    We have to think people. Why would people be paying us for something they can do on their own? Secondly, why would someone ship items that people purchase to our homes if we haven’t even met them before.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Jetaime,
    I hear what you’re saying I think desperation leads people to ignore the voices and instincts they usually have in the offline world. Sometimes people just need to picture these jobs in real world situations where they imagine the person face to face explaining this opportunity. Because when you do, most of the times you would have walked away from these too good to be true offers.

    So I agree people just need to follow more of the common sense they use off-line. But I think it’s hard when you’re desperation is clouding your judgement.

  • Ray

    Got this in my email box last night:
    Subject:
    New vacancy ; id 1282738271
    From:
    Akeem Hays (Add as Preferred Sender)
    Date: Wed, Aug 25, 2010 5:10 am
    To: bxrob1973@hotmail.com (no idea who this is..btw not my email address)

    Greetings,

    Please, look at the following letter.
    One of the big companies from Europe is recruiting new people for the new vacancy. The work is remote and has a flexible schedule.

    Several businessmen from Poland became the founders of SEP inc in the year 2004 and made it successful by now by entering the international market

    Service of Easy Packages inc is a middleman part of the chain between clients and sellers worldwide. Our requirements for you is to have: PC(web access), printer, scanner.
    Your duties will be tracking and receiving parcels and forwarding them (we provide all the materials pre-paid so there are no investments from your side). The pay is $60 for each received and sent package (it is calculated in a total monthly pay and paid at the end of each working month, $1500 is a minimum guaranteed monthly amount and it does not depend on the amount of packages that you have handled)

    You need to be/to have:
    -Age 18,-
    -to be located at your shipping address constantly,
    -have internet
    -have a number to contact you.

    The position require visiting USPS/UPS/FedEx branches.

    The hours and packages are:
    -8 hours per each week-
    average amount of 4 to 10 packages each week.

    Parcels are not big, there is no need in any special storage place.

    To fulfill our security purposes we cooperate with the most reliable partners like UPS, Fedex, DHL. It is your right to open the package and inspect it to make yourself sure.

    We would be glad and ready to get started with the application process with you if you match our requirements.

    Please, email us at : nimersol84@gmail.com

    These people will reap what they sow one day in this life or after wards.

    Ray

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Ray,

    Thanks for sharing this. I totally agree with you.

  • Bill

    Is this site dead?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    What site are you referring to?

  • Mbithe

    I did fall for this scam and actually waiting to get another two packages from the recruiter Michelle Tran who claims to be working for Real Earth LLC. I have not mailed anything yet but waiting for the details soon as all packages get to me. I have reported this to the FBI and hopefully they will take action if any.

    My advise to other victims or soon to be victims, avoid any work at home or any funky looking emails from Craigslist or any other search engines or social networking sites as shown below. FYI, the position was for a Project Manager……keep an eye out for this nonsense. BTW, other emails are coming to you from your actual friends but through hackers…..be very aware.

    Dear XXXXX,

    We are so sorry for taking us so long to reply to You, that was caused by the big number
    of the resumes we received. We have looked through Your resume and we are glad to let
    You know that You passed our qualification. And now the decision is Yours.

    If you are still interested in this position please find and carefully read
    the job description file attached to the e-mail, as also fill and sign the
    attached agreement.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Best Regards,

    Michelle Tran
    RealEarth LLC Recruitment Manager

    Thought I’d share.

  • Scott Tillman

    Thanks to everyone who posted reports about these scammers. By utilizing sites like this you save many people from becoming victims of these scams. Please keep up the great work.

    I’m in a position to be able to remove some of these sites from the servers where they are hosted. If you’ve been a victim of one of these sites or know of one currently in operation, please send me an email with the web address of the scammers. I will do my best to have the site removed from the host server asap.

    Thanks,

    Scott
    scotttillman01@gmail.com

  • TWilla

    I am a little nervous right now, I think I am in the process of being apart of a scam, I wish I would’ve found this site earlier. After discovering this site I declined from the job but Im kinda scared right now because I gave out my information already.
    Any feedback or suggestions would be helpful because Im buggin out right now.

  • kelli

    @TWilla:

    What’s the company name? Please post the web address so we can give you some advice.

  • Jetaime

    If you have packages coming to your house not in your name then it’s a good chance it’s a scam. Refuse the package or if it comes while your not there notify the authorities. The same scam has gotten me as well.

  • Jen

    I received an email similar to the ones described above. Here is all the information I have on them:

    Mechelle Whitehead
    reply-to ripleykasper9@gmail.com
    to ngregory007@hotmail.com
    date Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:26 AM
    subject New opportunity , (1284384492)…
    mailed-by yahoo.com
    signed-by yahoo.com

    hide details Sep 13 (4 days ago)

    Good day! We would like to offer you a well-paid part-time(2-3 hours a day) vacancy in a large firm. Feel free to contact me.

    Have a nice day.

    64692e038a173214e53bfb0fede96aa1
    64692e038a173214e53bfb0fede96aa1
    64692e038a173214e53bfb0fede96aa1
    64692e038a173214e53bfb0fede96aa1

    That email was then followed by:

    Ripley Kasper
    to Jen
    date Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 5:45 AM
    subject Re: New opportunity , (1284384492)…
    mailed-by gmail.com
    signed-by gmail.com

    hide details 5:45 AM (11 hours ago)

    Hello.

    Few words about the position

    We will ship the packages and correspondence to your address. You will have to receive the packages, check the contents and repackage the boxes if they are damaged. You will receive $24-40$ for the each parcel reshipped.

    What is inside the packages?

    Electronics: laptops, pdas, cameras, lenses.

    => What couriers do you work with?

    Shipments should be sent via USPS, FedEx, UPS or DHL.

    => When is payment / salary paid?

    We pay for $24-$40 for the each shipped out package. Before you get your first pay you need to reship 10 packages.

    => Who pays for the outgoing postage of the packages?

    We provide prepaid shipping labels so you won’t have to pay for the postage.

    => Why don’t you ship the packages directly to your clients? Why do you need a middle man?

    Most of suppliers don’t ship internationally through USPS. We can’t afford shipping via fedex or ups. It’s very expensive.

    => How many units a week would be expected to turn around?

    It will be 3-5 for the first time, then the amount can be increased up to 20-25.

    We are going to send expensive merchandise that’s why we need to double check the candidates.
    In order to start please provide your correct adress, contact phone numbers and a scanned copy of your ID or an utility bill for a verification. Then we will ship the first test package to your adress.You can send your utility bill to our fax: +1 8002139976

    If you are interested in the position please contact your manager and send all the details for the position to Melissa Bowman at melbwn@yahoo.com

    STAY AWAY FROM THESE PPL!

  • Vernon

    I applied for one of these jobs and shipped two packages so far. They just sent me a third package and I want to know what sort of steps to take from here. I opened this one and the packing label had my name as the person who ordered it. These replies have me worried that I might be in trouble. I don’t have a copy of the ad, but here is the acceptance letter from them.

    Dear Vernon

    Thank you for your interest in currently advertised job opening.
    I would like you read the following job description carefully, just to get an
    idea of this job opportunity.

    First of all – this is not a Mystery shopping job.
    You will be receiving deliveries from online stores, purchased by our
    shoppers. There are some cosmetics, luxury goods, consumer electronics,
    clothes, etc. Then you will be provided with prepaid labels and instructions for
    shipping.

    You will not be involved in any of the things which you would like to avoid:
    filling out any kind of labels and invoices. All paperwork you’ll get from us
    is completely pre-filled and pre-paid. That’s why you need a printer -
    to print the labels. All you will have to do is to mail merchandise directly
    to our clients using our pre-paid and pre-filled postal labels.
    Just labeling and mailing. No hidden fees, no money out of your pocket.

    The main term of this job is ability to accept deliveries during the day.

    About salary: we pay $35.00/each received and reshipped box, salaries are paid
    on a monthly basis. For example, if you first package will be shipped
    off August 25, first salary will be paid by September 25 accordingly.
    In present time we send payment through PayPal or by paycheck, it’s up to you.

    Dear Vernon, if everything is clear and you are ready to give it a try, please
    let me know. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

    Thank you for your time, your response would be eagerly awaited by us.

    Have a nice day!
    Alex Rolton

    alex@bestshoppingdirectories.com
    http://www.bestshoppingdirectories.com
    +1 (206) 337-0919

  • Robert

    My brother in-law was scammed by Alex at bestshoppingdirectories.com. He shipped three packages out for “Alex” and is now fighting to stay out of jail. The police raided his home and pressed charges against him for receiving stolen property along with mail fraud.

    People, please use your head and stay away from these scams. If not, you may find yourself in jail with a criminal record.

  • Trish

    How does one report this Alex Rolton to the authorities? I too took on the job but have stopped today. I want to give all of the information that I have them to the correct authorities.

    It was throught bestshoppingdirectories

    The letter from Vernon was the exact letter that I had received. I am suppose to be getting some more packages this week and I will be refusing them.

  • Tony Acereto

    I think i am being scammed by one of these people to.
    how long does it ussully take for the poliece to come to your house once you’ve started this job?

  • Vandy Young

    I seem to be attracting a lot of scams recently. Fortunately I have not fallen for any of them but thought I would add these names to your pile in case they try the same names with someone else.
    Incidently in both these cases the comapny I was supposed to be working with have been legit and they didn’t know that the job offers/scams were being made on their behalf.

    Last week’s scam

    If you accept this job offer, send me your resume or CV at blackriver.management@consultant.com Sincerely, Bob Berning, Confirm to list: ferer3dh

    And this is what Black River has on their website;
    Warning: An internet fraud targeted at job seekers has posted a fictitious Black River Job Description for a “Regional Investment Coordinator”. This is not a position available at Black River and you should not respond to any solicitation for personal or other information regarding this fictitious job. If you are interested in a career at Black River, please click “SEARCH JOBS” below for currently available positions.

    Today’s scam
    jeffssparks@ymail.com
    …snip…In general you will have to process 10-15 pieces of mail a week. Your monthly remuneration for this position will be $2450.00 + bonuses for processing greater quantities of mail at busier times. You will pass the necessary briefing during the first 2 weeks of the job. The work requires 10-15 hours of your free time a week. You must have fluent English and be 21+ to join our team. If you are interested in the position, please find an Application Form attached to this letter, fill it in on your computer and send it back to me. Also if you have any questions, you can ask them in your answer letter.

    We are sure that after trying yourself on one of proposed posts, you’ll be never burdened by the job search. Try yourself in our company and you won’t regret! Our team will obligatory help you in everything and you’ll feel our support.

    Choose your future today! Build your career with us!

    Thank you for your time and attention and I hope to see you among our employees soon!
    Sincerely,
    Jeff Sparks
    Hiring Manager
    Air Sea International Forwarding, Inc

    Thank you for your site. The clues seem to be bad grammar, bad spelling and a non company email addy.

  • Liz

    http://www.np-comp.com NP Delivery, Inc. is a scam forward shipping scam

  • Soumya

    Here’s another such scam email received by my father. Luckily I googled it and found this site. Thanks for this. The scammers did a good job to make it look legit. But their websites etc., still looked very shady to me.

    Here’s email.

    I am Jeff Sparks, hiring manager of Air Sea International Forwarding,
    Inc responsible for your application. This is my current e-mail
    address,
    please contact me only to this address. I am writing to you because of
    your interest in our Position. To take a closer look at our company,
    you can visit our website: http://www.airseaint.com

    At the moment we have one Position Available: Coordinator of Delivery
    Department and Logistics. After reviewing your resume I decided to
    talk to you closely as I see that you might be the right one for this job.

    Our constant object is to be the best in sphere of freight and
    delivery and that’s why we are looking for positive, energetic and
    sociable people able to work in our team. Working with us, you have
    prospects of career growth, so you will always have possibility to
    move up, constantly perfecting yourself together with us. We perform
    complete training of each candidate, that’s why all you need for
    trying yourself is only your desire and belief in yourself. You don’t
    need any special knowledge or skills.

    As Coordinator of Delivery Department and Logistics, You will rule the
    delivery department from your home. Your responsibilities will consist
    of fulfilling of the following tasks: control over movement of
    internal mail and postage. To complete this task we need an employee
    whose responsibilities will include control over movement of our
    internal mail. This mail will consists of letters with different kinds
    of documents which cannot be sent over by fax or other means where
    such documents may become disclosed to the external party due to their
    strictly confidential nature. Also, as we use system of rewards for
    our more than 6000 employees to reward them for their achievements,
    you will be responsible for forwarding our employees’ presents of a
    weight not more than 18 lbs. And also forwarding of the previously
    lost letters and packages of a weight not more than 42 lbs. Our
    practice shows that nearly 90 of the mail and postage which was
    declared lost in transit is being recovered at a later stage. And, as
    our company is maintaining high standards of quality of our services,
    we are paying great attention to establishing good relationship with
    our customers. With this in mind we are trying to deliver every
    recovered item to its owner straight after it has been recovered. This
    task will involve you in forwarding of such packages to their owners
    or further in our delivery chain. To make the long story short I
    should admit that your part will consist of receiving all
    postage
    mentioned above, repack them with wrapping paper in some cases
    and ship them out to the correct receiver. This position doesn’t
    require any investments from your pocket. Mail shipment is pre-paid
    and you get pre-paid shipping labels for every package. Everything you
    need is a computer with Internet connection, ability to use Microsoft
    Excel 2000 or higher, storage place for up to 8 boxes (wght.42 lbs
    max).

    In general you will have to process 10-15 pieces of mail a week.
    Your monthly remuneration for this position will be $2450.00 + bonuses
    for processing greater quantities of mail at busier times. You will
    pass the necessary briefing during the first 2 weeks of the job. The
    work requires 10-15 hours of your free time a week. You must have
    fluent English and be 21+ to join our team. If you are interested in
    the position, please find an Application Form attached to this letter,
    fill it in on your computer and send it back to me. Also if you have
    any questions, you can ask them in your answer letter.

    We are sure that after trying yourself on one of proposed posts,
    you’ll be never burdened by the job search. Try yourself in our
    company and you won’t regret! Our team will obligatory help you in
    everything and you’ll feel our support.

    Choose your future today! Build your career with us!

    Thank you for your time and attention and I hope to see you among our
    employees soon!
    Sincerely,
    Jeff Sparks
    Hiring Manager
    Air Sea International Forwarding, Inc.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Guys,

    Thanks for submitting these scams. Keep them coming. Trust me, people find this site and have avoided a lot of scams because of you guys!

  • http://Craigslist Risabel

    THIS HAS SCAM WRITTEN ALL OVER IT!! (see if you can spot the clues)

    ============================================
    from: aadambox@otakumail.com to Me

    show details 10/21/10 5:12 AM (3 hours ago)

    Detailed Job Description – Executives Personal Assistant
    I got your resume and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it, So I will give this a GO ! I am happy to
    inform you that after close consideration with your resume, you have been accepted and given provision
    appointment. Below are our company details and personal data for you review, please be reminded that you
    cannot share this information with a third party.

    Company Name: Garrett Electronics Corporation
    State of Incorporation:Santa Maria
    Tax ID: 94-2216897
    DnB: 15-368-9054

    I’m looking for someone that can be trusted and reliable to work very well with good understanding. This
    position is home-based and flexible, working with me is basically about instructions and following them, my
    only fear is that I may come at you impromptu sometimes, so I need someone who can be able to meet up with my
    irregular timings.As my Executives Personal Assistant,your activities amongst other things will include;
    *Running personal errands, supervisions and monitoring.
    Scheduling Programmers, flights and keeping me up to date with them.
    Acting as an alternative telephone correspondence while I’m away.
    Making regular contacts and drop-offs on my behalf.
    Handling and monitoring some of my financial activities..
    Basic wage is $650 Weekly
    I’m sure you’ll understand I tend to have a very busy schedule at this point,as I am presently in Australia, I
    will be back in Three Weeks.I think you’re the right person for this position,Please note that this position
    is not office based for now because of my frequent travels and tight schedules, it’s a part-time work from
    home and the flexibility means that there will be busier weeks than others, so it’s a little difficult judging
    the exact number of hours you’ll be doing per week.If you can manage your time properly,this job may even give
    you some extras while you do something else on the side. As I have said, I’d want us to get a head START with
    things as soon as possible.I do have lots of works piled up presently and a number of unattended chores which
    you can immediately assist me with, I hope we can meet up with the workload eventually.Permit me to use the
    coming week to test your efficiency and diligence towards all this, also to work out your time schedule and
    fit it to mine. I really need to find the perfect person for this job, I’m confident you can take up the
    challenge and on the long run we should have a relatively sound working relationship between us.. I’m online
    most of the time as I am hard of hearing so I prefer we contact each other through E-mails,but if there is
    need for me to call, I will be glad to do that.I am glad you are willing to work with me and i promise to be a
    good boss. I have been checking my files and what i would want you to do for me this week is to run some
    errands out to some of the orphanage home, I do that every month.A payment in form of a Cashier Check/Money
    Order will be sent over to you from one of my clients and i have some lists to email you once you received the
    funds,You will make some arrangements by buying some stuff for the kids in the Orphanage at any nearest store
    around you so you can mail them out. I will get you more information on that, I will like you to get back to
    me with your Contact Details such as:
    Personal Information
    First Name:
    Last Name:
    Address (PO BOX not allowed):
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Sex:
    Bank Name (Only):
    Residential Phone Number:
    Mobile:
    The employee,acknowledged the Detailed Job Description and signed_________(First Name and Last Name of
    Employee)
    Once I have received your contact information, I will get back to you with the task for this week,Understand
    you will also be paid as well as its important for me to make the necessary steps before i get back from my
    business trip back to the states. Hope I am clear with that. Get back as soon as possible.
    Sincerely,
    DONALD L GARRETT
    President-Operations
    - Show quoted text -
    =============================================

    —–Original Message—–
    From:
    To: aadambox@otakumail.com
    Sent: Mon, Oct 18, 2010 3:30 am
    Subject:

    Hello,

    I’m very interested in the PA position, please take a look at my resume and experience and if the interest is mutual please contact me at your earliest.

    Regards,

    ===================================
    See the ORIGINAL ad on Craigslist below.
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/ofc/2010698329.html

    =====================================================================
    seeking a personal assistant (CA)
    Date: 2010-10-17, 9:11AM PDT
    Reply to: aadambox@otakumail.com [Errors when replying to ads?]

    We are seeking a personal assistant for a private individual in USA [Any state]. The applicant must display high efficient and effective organizational skills, demonstrate excellent attention to detail, have the ability to multitask, and use utmost discretion. Impeccable use of English is also required.

    POSITION SPECIFICS
    • Variable hours, but typically about 7 – 10 per hours per week
    • Compensation is monthly ($300 monthly bonus) apart from your salary
    • $800 weekly

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Manage calendar/appointments
    • Draft documents and correspondence (proofreading, editing, and composition)
    • Prepare presentations as needed
    • Receive payment from our clients
    • Conduct internet research

    JOB REQUIREMENTS
    * Very sharp and a quick learner
    * A go-getter and non quitter
    * Strong minded with great communication skills
    * Long term friend thats interested in learning from my skills and experience.
    * Excellent time management skills
    * Excellent communications skills

    * Location: CA
    * Compensation: $700 per week with bonus
    * Telecommuting is ok.
    * This is a part-time job.
    * This is a contract job.
    * OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
    * OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
    * Please, no phone calls about this job!
    * Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

    PostingID: 2010698329
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/ofc/2010698329.html

  • Jason

    @Jon:

    I also received this scam from “Walter Matthews” of ZX Market Group of the Netherlands. I went along for a while to see if it were legit, then searched the Internet and found this report and another of G Market Group from the Netherlands. I then told them not to send me any packages.

  • Curt

    @Corbin:
    I have seen any bad notes for this….Could some of these be ligite

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    No, Don’t let desperation cloud your judgement. Package forward/reshipping is a scam, end of story. You can find legitimate jobs here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs Good luck.

  • Richard

    I almost got scammed with the “package and mail forwarding scam”
    which I had not heard about.
    I tried to look up the company
    “TransM Inc.”
    I could not find anything. It looked legit but for a company that was formed in 2005,
    “It did not have any advertising anywhere” and
    I could not find it on Google.
    then I did a look up on the domain name
    “transminc.com”
    Funny, a large international affiliate of DHL, founded in 2005 but did not get their domain name until
    “last month”
    I filled out all the stuff, I hope I did not give them any important information.
    I should have checked them out earlier.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Richard,
    Chalk this up to a lesson learned. At the end of the day you started asking the right questions and doing the right research. Now you know to always do your research beforehand and dig deeper. I also applaud you for using common sense like figuring out why a company that’s been around since 2005 just got their domain name last month. That’s the type of critical thinking you must do with these opportunities. Consider them guilty until proven innocent. In any event, I would like to guide you to the following page for your job search needs:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs we pre-screen to the best of our ability the jobs listed there. They’re updated daily. So if you visit it regularly you should eventually be able to land a legit job. You may also want to check out my recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    I hope this helps you get back on track. Thanks for sharing this scam with us. Good luck.

  • Rick Bagby

    Thank you Eddy for helping so many people, and thanks for sharing your story Jon. I was just looking into this also. I didn’t realize the implications of there being two victims. They are asking me for a scanned ID or Utility bill as proof of address. I asked them to send me their company name and to use their company email address. I also asked if there was going to be any cell phones being shipped. Until I read your story, I might have fell for this scam if they providied a legit company and email. I googled Melissa brown at yahoo email and this website came up thank god. Here is the email I was sent from them when I answered their email about the employment position.

    kevin nimer to me
    show details 3:50 AM (16 hours ago)

    Hello.

    Below you will find the details regarding the position

    We will ship the packages and the correspondence to your address. You will have to check the contents and repack the boxes if they are damaged. You will earn $24-$40 for the each parcel reshipped.

    What do you ship?

    Electronics: laptops, cameras, lenses.

    => What couriers do you work with?

    Shipments should be sent via USPS, FedEx, UPS or DHL.

    => When will I get my first payment?

    We pay for $24-$40 for the each shipped package. Before you get your first pay you have to reship 10 packages.

    => Who pays for the outgoing postage of the packages?

    We provide USPS prepaid shipping labels so you won’t have to pay out of your pocket.

    => Why don’t you ship the packages directly to your clients? Why do you need a middle man?

    Most of our suppliers don’t ship internationally through USPS. We can’t afford shipping via fedex or ups. It’s very expensive.

    => How many units a week would be expected to turn around?

    It will be 3-5 for the first time, then the amount can be increased up to 20-25.

    We are going to ship expensive merchandise that’s why we need to double check the candidates.
    In order to start please provide your correct address, contact phone numbers and a scanned copy of your ID or an utility bill for a verification. Then we will ship the first test package to your address.You can send your utility bill to our fax: +1 8002139976

    If you are interested in the position please contact your manager and send all the details for the position to Melissa Bowman at melbwn@yahoo.com

    I wonder if this fax number can be back checked to identify their location: fax: +1 8002139976

    Thanks for looking out.

    Rick

  • http://craigslist Jon Lawrence

    I’m so stupid for falling for this scam. I’m heading to the police station in the morning to drop everything off. Below is the email that got me

    Dear Partner!

    I’m, manager of HR department in US Brands LLC, Inc.

    Monday, September 27, 2010 we have received your application for the position of a

    Dispatch manager:

    I’m glad to inform you that your resume (Dispatch manager) has been approved by the Staff department of US Brands LLC, Inc…We consider that you have some necessary skills for a position of Dispatch manager, and we look into your filling this position.

    Below you can see more detailed information about the company and offered position.

    US Brands LLC, Inc. is one of the leaders in the delivery services market. The company provides a wide range of services among those long-distance and international delivery, arrangements for any moving, escrow-service and counseling in the field of transportation services.

    The company was established in Beachwood, OH however it has wide spread branches and offices network throughout the country and abroad.

    Despite the financial crisis it was decided to set up a new company branch in your area thereby you are offered the position of Dispatch manager.

    Dispatch manager position is connected with the assurance branch of our delivery service. In this office we come forward as a mediator between seller and purchaser of the goods. We aim to control the quality and status of the goods within the transaction and to control the legality of payment performed by a purchaser. Quality check of the goods is carried out in the specialized centers called “Packages processing centers”.

    Packages processing center will be set up within 6 weeks in the business center of your city.

    Dispatch manager – is a FULL TIME position in an office at Packages processing center of the company, working eight-hour shift per day and 5 days per week.

    Dispatch manager is the intermediate between main services of Packages processing center of the company.

    Main duties for the Dispatch manager include:

    - Receiving orders for carrying out the escrow operations from the account executive and submitting the financial details of the transaction to the database.

    - Control over receiving goods at the warehouse.

    - Expedition of goods to the supplementary tests at the quality control department.

    - Receiving the results from the department of payment legality check.

    - Set assignments for shipping the verified packages for the company’s courier service.

    Every Dispatch manager is provided with a well-appointed workplace in the company’s office. Benefits like providing medical insurance and corporate cellular services and Internet access may be additionally negotiated.

    Now when you have a general idea about the position I’d like to explain some important organizational issues to you.

    Before starting the work in our company every Dispatch manager has to complete a two-month On-The-Job training course. It is stipulated by the requirements to a candidate according to the job description. The complete course consists of two parts: “Courier” and “Controller”, duration of each part is 1 month.

    During the course “Courier” a Dispatch manager learns the basic principles of receiving and shipping goods, tracking goods, and is introduced with the main problems that may acquire in the field of shipping goods. This course aims to train the Dispatch manager to work effectively in an office, so he/she will be able to give out necessary assignments on receiving and sending goods for the courier services, and will be able if needed to provide correct instructions to a courier about the best way of processing certain packages.

    The course “Controller” provides a Dispatch manager with the basic knowledge of quality check of received goods, also the Dispatch manager learns to work with the software specially developed for our company.

    These are remote On-The-Job training courses on the basis of Internet and telephone communications under the supervision of a personal “tutor” – the employee of our company. The process of training includes a period when a firm forwards part of its orders (usually they are inexpensive retail orders) directly to the employee who’s being trained (or any other address provided for this purpose), and he/she processes them, acting as a courier or as an controller, and according the recommendations and advice of his/her tutor. This way by the end of the course the Dispatch manager obtains not only basic theoretical knowledge but some necessary practical personal skills. The rules of the On-The-Job training course can be found in the Agreement in the Attachment to this letter, in the document “On-The-Job training course”.

    Now we’ll pass to the important question about your salary.

    The company is ready to offer you a monthly payment of $3500 plus bonus for the quantity and quality of work performed by you. Dispatch manager’s monthly payments may come up to $5000 with the bonuses. You’ll get paid also for the training period, compensation during the “Courier” course consists of $1500-$2000, and $2000-$2500 for the course of “Controller”, depending on the number of processed packages. You may find more precise conditions in the agreements attached to this letter.

    At this point our interactive interview is completed. All legal aspects of our work are presented in detail in the attached contracts. I’m looking to your questions if there are any. If everything is clear to you at this point and you are ready to accept our work offer, you should do the following:

    1) Print out the General Employment Agreement, fill out pages 1 and 5 and put your signature on the fifth page. Please keep the original signed copy of the General Employment Agreement during the whole period of your work as a Dispatch manager.

    2) Print out the On-The-Job Training Agreement, fill out pages 1 and 3 and put the signature on the third page. Please keep the original signed copy of the contract during the whole period of the On-The-Job Training Course

    3) Please provide me with copies of the following documents via e-mail:

    a) The signed copy of the General Employment Agreement (pages 1 and 5)

    The e-copy of the General Employment Agreement may be provided in PDF, bmp, jpeg, png or tiff format, in resolution not less than 640×480 pixels, and have to contain the full size of the pages

    a) The signed copy of the On-The-Job Training Agreement (pages 1 and 3)

    The e-copy of the On-The-Job Training Agreement may be provided in PDF, bmp, jpeg, png or tiff format, in resolution not less than 640×480 pixels, and have to contain the full size of the pages

    c) A copy of your ID document

    The e-copy of the ID document may be provided in PDF, bmp, jpeg, png or tiff format, in resolution not less than 320×240 pixels, and have to contain full name and a photo of the future employee. Passport or driver’s license may be accepted as ID document.

    Please note! We understand that sending personal information like this through the Internet maybe insecure, that’s why we strongly recommend all our employees to protect the negotiable document. For this purpose, using any photo editing program you should put the words ‘NULL AND VOID’ across the picture in any bright color. It saves your document from the outside using.

    The e-copies may be made using a scanner or a digital camera.

    3) Choose and provide me with an address where you are able to receive packages during the training period. At this address you need to arrange regular receiving packages from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    4) Please provide me with a contact number for you. Cellular phone is preferable so we may contact you at any time.

    Then I will appoint you with a tutor and forward you to him to complete the further training. After completing these steps I’d like to congratulate you with a new job!

    -

    Best regards,

    Richard Scavello mailto:brandmailsolutions@gmx.com

  • http://www.intechnics.com JR

    1st Letter

    Dear ____,

    Thank you for your interest! HR department of Intechnics.com evaluated your inquiry
    and finds you a perfectly suitable candidate for this position. We are glad to inform you
    that there is only few more steps to go to your dream employment!

    In this mail you’ll find three attached documents: legal contract, W-4 and I-9 eligibility
    forms which you have to complete (except W-4, which will be required later)in order to continue
    the employment process. Please, be careful examining contract, print it out or edit using Adobe
    Acrobat Reader (You can get a free copy of Acrobat(c) at http://www.adobe.com). Make sure you’ve
    filled ALL required fields of contract and I-9 form. Be aware that if you deliberately or
    unintentionally, fully or partially fail to complete this paperwork, your employment process might
    be aborted. After that, fax completed paperwork to 1-877-547-3602 or scan the documents and email
    back to us. However, you will have to mail the documents in physical terms once your training/probation
    period is completed. Until that time, both copies (our electronic/fax copy and your original one) have
    a legal power.

    We hope that soon we shall greet you as one of the employees of Intechnics.com
    In case if you have questions, feel free to contact us.

    Sincerely yours,
    Henry Goodman

    A&B Enterprises (Intechnics®) / HR dept.
    23192 Empire Penguin Road, Wildomar, CA 92595
    Tel: +1-800-239-5269 (toll-free)
    Fax: 1-877-547-3602 (toll-free)

    Linked to this close site:

    http://www.mydigitalmarket.com/
    1-800-720-9150

    2nd Letter,

    We have received all the required papers and you are now employed by
    Intecnics.com. Welcome to our team!
    Your manager – the head of our logistics department will contact you via
    email or phone within 3 business days. His name is Steven Grant,
    email: steven.grant@intechnics.com

    In case if you have questions, feel free to contact us.

    Sincerely yours,
    Henry Goodman

    3rd Letter

    I’m glad to welcome you to Intechnics.com team! My name is
    Steven Grant and I’m the head of Logistics Department. You will
    report directly to me by means of email, chat, phone and through our
    database.

    First of all, I would like to remind your duties:

    - Stay at home (or have someone at home) during business hours
    9am-4pm Mon-Fri and report on each received package or envelope
    through the Employee DB Editor chat or email.

    - Receive packages with goods and envelopes with documents. They
    will never come in your name but you still have to sign for them
    upon delivery. If you receive a letter not in your name please do not
    open it. Report through chat in the following form: ” Letter to [name
    on the letter] received today.”

    - Check the content of a package with the description in our database
    and test if it is electronics.

    - Log into Employee DB Editor via software or on-line at
    db-log. com and download prepaid shipping label and print it.

    - Replace the original invoice with the invoice downloaded from our
    database.

    - Take a picture of the package contents and upload it to our DB.

    - Attach the shipping label to the parcel and ship the parcel same
    day you received it.

    - Update our database with tracking number from the printed shipping
    label as soon as the package is shipped.

    - Take a picture of the receipt you receive at the post office and
    upload it to our DB.

    - Check your e-mail and our chat at least twice a day. Be able to
    answer phone calls during the day.

    Your first order will be shipped in the next 5-10 business days. Let me
    know when you receive it if you have any questions on processing the order.

    You will receive your payment 30 days after you ship your first order, after that biweekly. You
    should contact payroll department at payroll@intechnics.com and let them know how you
    would like to receive your payment: by check, direct deposit or paypal.

    I was then given a link to download a computer program for the company.

    With best regards,
    Steven Grant

    Intechnics.com / Logistics dept.
    23192 Empire Penguin Road, Wildomar, CA 92595
    Phone (toll-free): 800-239-5269 / ext 504
    Phone direct: (951) 547-2214

    4th Letter,

    You will require printer, printer ink, camera, scotch tape and paper
    to perform your duties. If there is something you don’t have please
    send your request at supplies@intechnics.com and we will send it you
    within 5 business days.
    If you have a printer and need only ink – please advise model of your
    printer so we can send you appropriate ink.

    If you don’t have a digital camera but your cell phone is equipped
    with good one – its ok.

    You can also purchase necessary supplies by yourself and send me
    copies of receipts – this expenses will be reimbursed to you (will be added
    to your salary)

    With best regards,
    Steven Grant

    Intechnics.com / Logistics dept.
    23192 Empire Penguin Road, Wildomar, CA 92595
    Phone (toll-free): 800-239-5269 / ext 504
    Phone direct: (951) 547-2214

    I am hired by Intechnics.com through careerbuilder.com. I have not yet received any packages.

    Has anyone gone up to or past this process with intechnics.com?

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Did you read the article above? These aren’t legitimate jobs. It doesn’t matter how they “package” this stuff, it’s a scam.

  • Rose

    @Eddy Salomon:

    Desperation is an incredibly powerful emotion. Anyone can succumb to it, including the most strong willed people, especially if the right circumstances are added (i.e. the economic turn down). I can’t believe that I succumbed to my desperation. I don’t normally do that either. I guess that I was just so desperate for a job to help out my family, that I didn’t think about what I was getting into.

    To follow up on what happened afterward, I received some collection notices from one of the merchants. I explained the whole story to them. I also provided the evidence too. The merchant spared me. I was incredibly lucky because they didn’t have to let me go at all. Then, the merchant attempted to locate the responsible individual. I am hoping that they do manage to find and catch the crook. I am glad that I didn’t get arrested and I was not paid at all. After all, the checks would have worked against me. I learned my lesson, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

    It is just awful that these criminals would prey on unsuspecting people.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Rose,
    I totally hear you about desperation. It’s an emotion that can lead us on some rocky roads. Fortunately despite going through that path you were able to come out the other side unscathed. Just use this experience as a lesson. You’re absolutely right if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is. Common sense goes a long way here too. If you just start reading these scams out loud and discussing them with a friend, it becomes abundantly clear that the so called job doesn’t make any “cents”, literally.

    At least now you’ll look at these opportunities with more of a skeptical eye. As always just do your research which we’ve made super easy with our scam video:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    Stick with the advice of sites you trust and know. There really isn’t a need to bounce around when you find one or two quality work at home sites.
    That being said we list new legit work at home job leads every day here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    We also have my recommendations page and work at home guide that should help you right away:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide

    So everything you need to succeed is already here. Don’t let this negative experience stop you from pursing your dream of working at home. Thanks for being brave and sharing your story!

  • Mark H

    Hello guys, my name is Mark. Geez it really seems to be nothing ligit these days. I am a student at Cal State Northridge & money is super tight these days. Anyways, to make a short story even shorter I was scammed on a scheme like this recently and unfortunately did not find this sit prior. I was applying for jobs on-line and craigslist when a company called RealEARTH & a rep by the name of Michelle Trans contacted me by email and shared how they were interested in me. ( this was about March 2010. She said they were currently looking for different positions for the company, like; secretaries, administration & people to ship goods for them. & to submit a THIS IS WHAT SWEPT ME OFF MY FEET ABOUT THE WHOLE THING, SINCE THEY WERE NOT SOME PREDATORY COMPANY ASKING for A SPECIFIC POSITION WHICH USUALLY BRINGS UP RED FLAGS FOR ME. So after that email I looked up the the company in google and the first result was a lotion minerals company that specifically shipped orders bulk off of eBay and other representatives, so to me this info concurred with what she said. So after this I said I was interested and she replied back with a small application form that did not ask for anything in depth except my drivers license and address. I faxed the info to her only putting a post-it over the drivers license #. No less than a week later she replies back and says they have shipping positions open with a 100$ commission a package. At this time it sounded to good to be true so I replied and said great, i cant wait! I had a couple questions like how would I be paid because im not gonna ship the orders and expect you to pay me after. She assured me there was a new pre paid payment plan that would be shipped with the package & pre paid shipping. However if you did not ship the package you would be terminated from RealEARTH. As the week went on I hadn’t heard back from her, so I emailed her a couple more times asking the status. The following week she emailed me saying the that orders were not filled that month and even their older agents barely had orders to ship & OCT and NOV contracts were fulfilled and would in fact be shipped. Sure enough Oct came and she emailed me saying that I would receive instructions and packages from there company via fed ex and ups with tracking numbers. ( which also lessened my cautions ) So within 2 days she sends me an email saying there were 2 packages coming within the next couple days and gave me tracking #’s inside the email. The next email she sent the next day said how the packages would have their agents name on them and the person I was shipping the package to and instructions would be attached. I told my mom that I would be getting packages from that company and if i was not home to pick them up off the door step. The next day I was away from the house and my mom called me and said the UPS lady asked her if there was anyone to sign a package for PAMELA KNUCKLES that lived here. My mom said no theres no one by that name here. So my mom called me and said the package had to do with that co and I said yea I know but why was my name not on it and why couldnt they leave it there. Come to find out this co. RealEarth and this lady MICHELLE TRANS emailed the package to my address with a different name, specifically PAMELA KNUCKLES. My mom and I discussed this and how it had to be shady. We pretty much figured it out and now coming on this web site this shipping forwarding scam and the details just confirm what we thought. I dont know how the scammers expect these victims to sign their name for a package for a name that does not belong to anyone in the house OR if they are banking on fed ex and UPS to leave the package with no sig. Anyways, im glad that I avoided shipping the packages but humbly wish I would have done more research. and avoided the whole situation. hopefully this comment on this blog will help and assist the next person being sucked into this scam plot.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Mark,

    I’m glad you figured this scam out. Don’t worry there are plenty of legitimate options out there. As long as you know how to do your research you’ll be fine. Don’t let this bad experience strop you from achieving your goal of working at home. Think of it this way. This scam lead you to this site where we list new and legitimate jobs every day:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs , provide you with advice on how to research any company: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams (watch the video) and where I have provided you with personal recommendations you can trust and get started with: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    So out of this negative experience you’ve gained a lot of good that can lead to some great things for you. So run with it and learn from this experience. Thanks for sharing your experience it will help someone else!

  • Liz

    Since I’ve been unemployed for almost a year, I’ve been desperate to find work since the area I live in is hurting from this economy–thousands of layoffs…making it hard to find any work in this area, so I’ve been trying to find other alternatives, such as work-from-home, but so far…nothing. So discouraging. I still continue to submit my resume to everyone and anyone who will notice. I suspect this is how I got the following email message the other day:

    “Hi.
    If you’re willing to work for a large logistics company please contact with us via email.
    The average salary will be around $700-$1000 Weekly
    It’s not multi-level marketing, or sales position and fully free for start.
    Thank you,
    Alexey Morozov”

    …Then I replied with;

    “Hello? Okay. I’ll bite. What is this position all about?”

    …For which I received the following reply:

    “Hello!
    Thank you for your reply
    You can find all information about Correspondence Assistant/Representative at our web site http://www.emscomp.com/vacancies/
    If you are interested you can click the application form link at the page “Vacancies” and proceed with registration.
    To apply for Correspondence Assistant/Representative vacancy you should print, sign and send us Employment Agreement that you can find at your control panel after registration.
    You should send Agreement to our fax: 888-371-4467 or scan it and email to your manager: elena.emscomp@gmail.com
    It’s not a sales position and there’re absolutely no start up fees. We would like to point out that this job may become a good additional employment for you. You may have a primary employment or a running business and still cooperate with us because this job will not take a lot of your time.
    Thank you”

    …So I checked out their website, which appears legit, I’m not clear on the name of the biz, accept to say that the site looks like it’s called EXPRESS MAIL SERVICES, but something still made me feel uneasy, so I responded with the following:

    “Hello,
    This opportunity almost sounds too good to be true. In light of the many online job scams in existence, I am requesting your reassurance that this is indeed a legitimate opportunity.
    I have been approached in the past of fraudulent job opportunities and have suffered the outcome of such opportunities. Being that I am currently unemployed and desperate for employment, I am just concerned that I may encounter more hardship as well as heartache should this opportunity result in another failed option on my part.
    I appreciate your cooperation and understanding with regard to my concerns. If I have your assurance that this is indeed legitimate, I will gladly submit my application to work with your organization.
    I will await your prompt reply.
    Thank you!”

    …And the response I received was: “Hello, We can send you our business license if you want.”

    …So I replied with:

    “Hello Elena,
    Thanks for your response and offer. I have decided to apply, however, if you’re offering to forward a copy of the business license, that would certainly enhance my comfort level. If it isn’t too much trouble, please proceed with that information as I equally proceed with my application. Thanks again for offering to calm my nerves!”

    …So she responds back with an attached copy of their business license…but it’s all in Russian…for which I haven’t a clue what it all says and since it’s a .pdf formatted document, I don’t know how to translate that online. She provided the following message in the body of her email:

    “Hello,
    Please write me all questions to my email elena.emscomp@gmail.com
    Also we wait signed agreement and documents from you. Business License attached.
    Elena”

    I admit that I was tempted, but I’ve decided not to proceed with them since my instincts are telling me “Don’t Do IT!!!” …So instead, I will continue to try to find something…somewhere….I just hope I find it before my unemployment runs out!! HELP!!! …If anyone knows of legitimate work from home…and I mean REAL WORK..Not any of the phony stuff–I want to be hired by a company as an employee or a contractor (I’ve been an Adm.Asst/Legal Asst./Dispatcher (All Clerical Work) for over 20 years)….PLEASE..PLEASE…PLEASE…Pass that onto me….PLEASE….. (feel free to message me at: exotiq88@gmail.com) Thanks!!!

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    Liz,

    I don’t know if you actually looked on the site you’re on because:

    We list jobs on the left hand side of the page where it reads in big print:
    “Job Search”
    which links to jobs here: http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs We also mentioned the jobs page right in the article above
    so I’m not sure how you missed both.

    We also have a recommendations page:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    So everything is already on this site. It’s just a matter of actually reading it. Good luck.

  • Liz

    @Eddy Salomon:

    I came across this thread when I was trying to research ‘package shipping scams’ just to see if there was such a thing. I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision in not moving forward with this online “EXPRESS MAIL SERVICES”.

    Thanks for the information. I appreciate the tips. I’ll be sure to check out those links.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Liz.

  • Emily

    Here is one I almost fell for the other day but thanks to this site I didn’t :

    From: gevonuz

    Hello.

    Below you will find the details regarding the position

    We will ship the packages and the correspondence to your address. You will have to check the contents and repack the boxes if they are damaged. You will earn $24-$40 for the each parcel reshipped.

    What do you ship?

    Electronics: laptops, cameras, lenses.

    => What couriers do you work with?

    Shipments should be sent via USPS, FedEx, UPS or DHL.

    => When will I get my first payment?

    We pay for $24-$40 for the each shipped package. Before you get your first pay you have to reship 10 packages.

    => Who pays for the outgoing postage of the packages?

    We provide USPS prepaid shipping labels so you won’t have to pay out of your pocket.

    => Why don’t you ship the packages directly to your clients? Why do you need a middle man?

    Most of our suppliers don’t ship internationally through USPS. We can’t afford shipping via fedex or ups. It’s very expensive.

    => How many units a week would be expected to turn around?

    It will be 3-5 for the first time, then the amount can be increased up to 20-25.

    We are going to ship expensive merchandise that’s why we need to double check the candidates.
    In order to start please provide your correct address, contact phone numbers and a scanned copy of your ID or an utility bill for a verification. Then we will ship the first test package to your address.You can send your utility bill to our fax: +1 8002139…

    If you are interested in the position please contact your manager and send all the details for the position to Melissa Bowman at melbwn@…….

  • TInaD

    Just fyi, I always check out the connections that these scammers use to try to suck you in. For example, TransMInc. is still out there (2 years later!) spamming people and using DHL International GmBH as the group they are part of. Per DHL they have no idea who these people are and do not work with them. Another GREAT way to check out a company is to look at the website they have given you and check the ownership at whois.com. Whois will show you when it was set up and by who. MOST of these spammers will use sites like Domains By Proxy as the owner and will have PROTECTED info meaning they don’t give a name, etc.

    After that, I go to the secretary of state’s office and look up the business name’s state. I was recently contacted by recruitingandstaffingcareers.com. Their whois lists Domain by Proxy and they are NOT registered in the state they claim. They also list FL as their corporate address but their phone number is in South Carolina somewhere. You can also look up the supposed corporate headquarters address they are using by going to googlemaps.com. I found one of these scammers using a location that was in the middle of a public park???? Yeah right…..

    Just a few tips and tricks to keep you safe from scammers. I also do NOT typically respond to free email services such as yahoo, gmail, live, hotmail, etc. MOST legit businesses will at least get a paid service email and those are traceable. Some will get emails associated with their actual businss name. TransMinc has a legit website host that allows them email addresses to but most of them are still using hotmail or yahoo emails. Why? Probably because their website host has caught on to the fraud and they can’t access their email account? Maybe? Could potential victims be that lucky?

    It’s amazing to me that two years later this TransMInc is still pulling the same SCAM and nobody has shut all of them down. Very sad.

  • http://www.workathomecareers.com Eddy Salomon

    TinaD,

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing them!

  • Irene

    I just received the letter that starts with: Thank you for your interest! HR department……
    I checked out the address on the Internet and comes up as a single family home. How can a huge business like that have a residential address ?????? COMPLETE SCAM!!!!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    At least you did your research. Too often most people don’t. So applaud you.

  • Jack

    Hi
    I am currently fell as a victim of reshipping scam. It was from below wesite
    http://www.emscomp.com and the lady Elena

    I had already received 20 packages and shipped to international address in Russia. Untill 1 week before I knew about the fraud and returned all teh 4 packges and did not receive anything.
    One of the local police has came to my house and enquired regarding the packet. I have told tha i have reshipped to Russia address adn provided documents like shipping label.

    I also got phone call from another Police officer from avon city and enquirying for the repackging scam.

    Do I need to consult legal authority. Anybody has fell victim of same and in my situation. Please share your news.

    Regards
    J

  • Lyn Gilbert

    Dear Ones: I had 2 companies e-mail me – one is as follows:

    Reply
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    goods.bymail@yahoo.com
    to me

    show details Dec 27 (4 days ago)

    Dear Jobseeker,

    We are contacting you because you posted your resume on CareerBuilder.com website. We thought you might be interested in a part-time position we currently have but let us give you some information about our company first.

    GoodsbyMail was founded in 2001 and now it’s one of the leading marketing agencies in Sweden.
    Our company is a team of professionals with huge experience who can perform any tasks in the fields of advertisement and marketing. We have our international offices in Poland and Russia, this makes us able to carry out advertising campaigns both in Eastern and Western Europe without intermediaries.
    Due to increased number of orders from American customers we are planning to establish an office in USA in next 3-4 month. At this moment we are hiring for the position of purchasing agent.

    So today, we are glad to offer you to:

    :: Flexible working schedule 4-5 hours daily
    :: Stable earnings 2,5 to 4k monthly
    :: An entire system of bonuses and benefits
    :: Full training provided

    The main advantages of working as a Purchasing Agent are:

    :: You don’t need any experience or specific knowledge
    :: You don’t need to make any advance payments
    :: This job won’t take much of your time

    Your range of duties will include:

    :: Processing of purchasing orders
    :: Organization of purchasing office equipment
    :: Organization of delivery process to company’s offices
    :: Preparation of financial reports purchasing orders

    In exchange for your hard work and dedication, we offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and a positive, fun working environment.

    If you are interested please send us your inquires to apply.
    Please attach your detailed resume to reply.

    ====
    Yours faithfully,
    Mary Flatcher
    HR Senior Manager
    GoodsbyMail
    646-688-5749
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’ll post the second one as soon as I send this.

    Lyn Gilbert

  • Lyn Gilbert

    Dear Ones: second entity is from
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    hr.juliareed@yahoo.com
    Dear JobSeeker, Non-profit organization offers you a position of Mail Order I…

    Dec 27 (3 days ago)
    hr.juliareed@yahoo.comLoading
    Dec 27 (3 days ago)
    hr.juliareed@yahoo.com
    to me

    show details Dec 27 (3 days ago)

    Dear JobSeeker,

    Non-profit organization offers you a position of Mail Order Inspector.

    Our fund receives international help from people and organizations throughout the world, and we are always in need of new employees, responsible for forwarding donations to local children’s houses and shelters in Europe and Asia. Our mission is to help children in need, wherever they are, and provide them with all possible comfort and protection.

    Main responsibilities:

    The task will be to manage the process of receiving and sending packages from our sponsors. The aim is to maintain delivery service in accordance with established procedure.
    Duties:
    receiving packages with donations
    registering package in database, checking it for defects and mechanical damages, sending necessary information to Representativere
    re-packing, combining packages
    sending to charity funds, shelters, volunteers worldwide
    counting the amount of received and forwarded packages, making reports

    All deliveries and sendings of packages with donations are paid in advance by our sponsors. No additional out-of-pocket expenses. Employee doesn’t pay for any delivery, shipping and handling.

    Additionally, we will be glad if our Employees assist with special projects for children, bring new ideas to improve the process of work.

    Job Benefits
    - Average salary about 1500$ per month
    - Overall annual wages of $25,000-$35,000
    - Home based job with flexible working schedule
    - Advanced bonus system
    - Opportunity to have additional income and help children throughout the world

    General Requirements
    - US residents;
    - Permanent access to Internet;
    - Understanding of basic computer operations;
    - Excellent self-organization and responsibility;
    - Ability to wowork independently with little supervision
    - Home office

    In order to apply for this position please send your recent resume.
    Please note that we consider only candidates with full contact information, including contact phone numbers!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I am so glad I listened to my intuition and then found this site. I’m glad to help others.

    Lyn Gilbert

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Lyn,

    Thanks for sharing this scam with others. Trust me when I say someone else will find this site and possibly avoid this scam because of your part here. I’m so happy you followed your instincts as well. If you continue to do this and your research, you won’t ever have to worry about scams. When people ignore their instincts or let desperation get the better of them this is when they become victims. I’m just glad you’re not one of them.

    In any event, as always we list pre-screened job leads here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    and my personal recommendations here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    I hope they help you in your search. I hope to see you here again.

    Take care.

  • Florence Mitchelll

    I was scamed by a person On the internet and I was asking Pay Pal to cancel the money within 30 minutes but it was trying to pay it before I got it stoped they had never paid thay quick before they sent Him the money within 3 hours and did not one thing to Help me They made it sound like it was ordered for a long time.You know what you have to go through to get money back with them. I just stoped and took all I had in Pay Pal out.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    That’s weird Paypal tends to be good when it comes to fraud.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Trina,

    I totally hear you. When I first got into this industry I never anticipated that one would have to worry about things like this. But this industry is filled with nonsense like this. But fortunately you have found this site. It’s all about doing your research before taking action on any of these opportunities and you’ll avoid stuff like this.

    Just take it for a learning experience like so many of us have. There are legitimate ways to make money from home. Now that you’re on this site you’ll learn of many of them:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Thanks for sharing. I’m confident you’ve just helped someone else avoid this scam.

  • Bielstein Christ

    I got this one today.

    Even though some of these companies show up on the BetterBusinessBureau website and have a legit-looking website, it’s all too good to be true. Do the math. A company offers to pay you $35 per order completed when the actual product may cost about $75 and shipping costs, let’s say, $10–that’s 41% of the total cost of everything that goes to you. How does the company stand to make any money? And why wouldn’t the seller just ship the item directly to the customer? It doesn’t make any sense.

    Email:

    We are glad you are interested in work in our Company and we would like to provide you more details about our Company and the position of Outside Support Representative.
    This letter contains 3 attached documents. In the first one you may find information on our company and the services we provide. The information on the position of Outside Support Representative is provided in the second document. The third document is the application form you need to fill out and send it to us using e-mail.

    Please note: transition of the information is being concluded through the protected data channels, all transmitted information is confidential and are not revealed outside the Company.

    If you have any questions please feel free to ask them.

    Best regards,
    NP Delivery Inc.
    Human Resource Department

    They offered to pay $2500 – 3500 per month ($35 per complete order) to receive a package, look over it, write a report to the company, and ship it back out to a customer. They claim that all you have to work is 1-2 hours a day, 6-8 hours a week to achieve this salary.
    If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

    They even have a website: http://www.np-comp.com

    And I did check them out on the BBB website, and they are on there, but that doesn’t mean that they are entirely legit.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. A lot of times the scam artist will use the information of legitimate company when contacting you. So if you do happen to do your research it’s clean. But here’s an easy way to spot they’re not who they claim to be, check the from email address. Is it actually from …@LegitCompanyDomainName.com or is it from some free email account like gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.

    Visit the homepage of the legit company they claim to be not the website they may provide you. Then call or email that legit company and ask them if they have a position the scam artist is claiming to offer. They’ll probably say they don’t even know who this person is or the position in question.

    At the end of the day it’s easy to spot this nonsense without even doing all that. Once they start mentioning shipping products etc, it’s time to say good bye.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • jobworker

    Post the first email he sent you along with the email address. Post any names. I fell for the same thing even the ups security guy showed up. I would gather all the emails and everything and save it just incase anyone comes for you. Do you have the box the psp go came in. It should have the merchant name on it. Call and offer to sent it back, even offer to pay for it if you have to otherwise they can prosecute you for credit card fraud. If you still fell very bad about it I would go to the police and file a report (although I would not tell them you tried to sell it). Refuse any packages that show up and if anything is left at your door mark return to sender and through in the mail box. I sent almost 60 packages in this scam and got in no trouble.

  • jim

    @Eddy Salamon
    Unofortunately we are an other victim forwarding packages fraud to russia luckly sure it was too good to be true when start receiving stuff like tires,laptops,cameras all expensive stuff and all send to russia then you and yourself start thinking then saying omg that must be a scam and then wish u can go back and never done it.we still have 3 packages and we r planning to go and reportit and give the packages and labels and adresses we shipped them to once the station opens tomorrow was wondering if we will be in troubles do we need a lawyer ?i know we have nothing to be scared yeah we were so stupid we should have done our research
    any advice?
    thank you

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Jim,

    You’re not stupid. It happens to the best of us. My advice is to learn from this mistake and always do your research from now on. I don’t know much about the legality issue. I’m sure you can visit a local postal office and ask questions about how to report fraud or if you’ve been a victim of it.

  • dandh

    I was wondering if anyone can help me here? I fell victim to this scam back in 2009 and did not know it was stolen goods and the police raided my house and took my computers and stuff. Well, I had the Secret Servic and the USPS at my house today wanting to collaborate my story with the police back in December of 2009. The police back then did not type the report to say what I had said to them and so I told them everything once again, obviously the truth. Well, they said they have to give the information to the U.S. Attorney Federal Prosecutor’s office in Michigan and they will decide whether to prosecute me or not. Has anyone else been prosecuted for this? I cannot go to prison. I did nto know these were stolen good and I am so terrified right now. I would appreciate any and all help ASAP.

  • dandh

    Hi Mike,
    I was wondering if the Secret Service came to your house or anything like that? I just had them come to my house as i was also shipping out packages, but had no idea that it was stolen property. I am completely terrified right now as I don’t want to lose my kids and everything over this. I am so ashamed of myself for being so stupid!

  • GG

    Thank you very much for this information! I’m always suspicious when I receive a job offer that seems too good to be true… I just received this email today:

    Subject: Can you work as a mail dispatcher?
    From: Eric Howell

    Hello,
    Can you work as a mail dispatcher? I own a small shipping business and I tend to operate a high cost of operation and I want to cut down my expenses by employing someone in each state of USA apart from KENTUCKY where I am,someone who will be getting mails in bulk and open the bulk mail and dispatch them in units to there final destinations in there respective states, for example, the cost of sending each mail is $10.00 by UPS and we want to send out 100 mails, that would be $1000.00 which is too costly but we have a solution whereby, we ship the whole 100 mails in one package at the rate of $200.00 to you in your state and when you get it, you will open it and send the mail individually through USPS which will be $5.00 to $6.00 each and you can see that we will have a saving, $800 for bulk shipping plus $6 times 100 making $500.00 or $600.00, you can see we have saved $8,000, so please I need you to work for me on a part-time basis, and you will be paid $500.00 every week.
    You will be provided with funds to pay freight forwarder, you will be provided with funds to pay for USPS to dispatch the mails upfront, you will be provided with up to $3,400.00 to $4,000.00 as a running fund for dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for shipping and freight fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another freight forwarder when we need the service of another freight forwarder, the items you will be re-mailing or shipping will include letters,office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, I want to assure you that you will never use your own money for any expenses and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job,the job will only take 4 to 5 hours of your time in a week and you can work whatever hours you want, the name of my Business is Universal Shipping Company and I am located in KENTUCKY, the job is very simple once you have an address where you can accept mails and packages, and also have the time to re-mail the mails and packages through USPS sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails and packages will contain gift cards,letters, office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, you don’t need any much space, they are packages you can put in your room, or in your garage. You will have to present an ID either driver’s license or any other personal ID, all I wanted to ensure is that you have an ID to show to the delivery man when packages will be delivered to you and you have to show some sense of sincerity as you will be entrusted with clients mails, packages and funds to utilize for re-mailing expenses, please do let me know when you are ready to start and let me know if you have all the requirements needed for the job, you need to provide your information as well in order to proceed further.

    *RESUME INFORMATION NEEDED*

    Full Names:
    Full Address: (P.O. BOX NOT ACCEPTED)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Number:
    Present Job:
    Age :

    Reason for taking up this job, and please note, you must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for this job.

    You are going to be employed as Associate Logistic Personnel and your employment is based on a 1099 status, your first salary $500.00 salary will be paid by check and the re-mailing funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the re-mailing funds are low additional re-mailing funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity.

    Please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately and ensure you send your RESUME INFORMATION Asap
    Our Company Federal Tax ID is 13-3263515
    E Wheet Shipping Company
    721 Plum Springs Loop
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-9122.
    U.S.A

    -Hope this helps. Best wishes to all!

  • Ygmarley21

    has anyone ever heard of Teikano Logistics they are offering me the same kind of job..i sent in my applications and im already to go…it jus seemed to good to be true so i started a lil research cuz i dont wanna be scammed or scam other people…please help if you have heard of this company..or is it best to jus stay away from this form of business all together

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Look if you’ve read all the comments above and the article above and this so called job sounds like many of the scams already reported why are you taking the risk? Especially when we already legitimate jobs here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    and personal tested recommendations here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    It makes absolute no sense to try something like this especially when your instincts tell you differently.

  • i.t.23

    http://www.wailtc.com is another scam forwarding package.They sent me an email;

    Employment opportunity
    From:
    Letter
    Add to Contacts
    To: **************@yahoo.com
    Dear ,*****************

    we have received and reviewed your recent resume and we would like to offer you employment with Wai LTC Limited in the position of company representative (average salary rate $2000-3000) starting February 2011.

    This is perfect as an additional job, you can still have your main job and work with us at the same time.

    Please visit our secure website https://www.waiLTC.com for more information. If you have any questions regarding this message, offer of employment or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me. We are excited to have you join our company and look forward to work with you. If you are interested, please complete the following steps:

    1. Read Employment Agreement.doc and Job Details.doc documents attached to this e-mail
    2. Create your personal account at https://www.waiLTC.com/tm Your account will be activated within 1-2 hours during business day
    3. Print, fill and fax signed documents to US toll free 866-497-5298 or simply reply to this e-mail with attached pictures of signed agreement

    Then wait for reply

    Sincerely Yours,

    Veronica Parastatidis
    Wai LTC HR manager
    customer.service@wailtc.com

    Letter Value: 2EAC2B-9D1B87

    i fell for it..i thought it was a scam at first so i emailed her but then she replied that its not a scam so i thought it was ok to try i accepted the job offer. after a few weeks i got packages needs to be redelivered international & so i did..how stupid i am!!! then its pay back time and they told me that there not going to pay me shit for some reason..i got pissed so i told them straight up what i feel & i also change all my information to der employees account they made for us.i keep all the references like shipping labels & all the email she sent to me as proof of evidence…i hope you guys wont fall for this too!!!

  • Notarizeitsc

    E Wheet shipping company aka maria polowski has contacted me with a similar almost identical offer. I’m so happy that I stumbled upon this page while trying to research this company, which by the way has absolutely zero presence on the web. Unfortunately, I had already completed the resume. If they ship anything to me I am going to refuse it! I have already requested additional contact info and if supplied, I will submit this to the proper authorities. Thanks again!

  • Notarizeitsc

    E Wheet shipping company aka maria polowski has contacted me with a similar almost identical offer. I’m so happy that I stumbled upon this page while trying to research this company, which by the way has absolutely zero presence on the web. Unfortunately, I had already completed the resume. If they ship anything to me I am going to refuse it! I have already requested additional contact info and if supplied, I will submit this to the proper authorities. Thanks again!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    I’m not surprised. The con artists are lazy and basically use the same stuff over and over again. They may switch up some things but it’s pretty consistent. After all why change something that already makes you a lot of money. Fortunately you did your research so I’m happy you didn’t become a victim. Spread the word so others can avoid it.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    I’m not surprised. The con artists are lazy and basically use the same stuff over and over again. They may switch up some things but it’s pretty consistent. After all why change something that already makes you a lot of money. Fortunately you did your research so I’m happy you didn’t become a victim. Spread the word so others can avoid it.

  • B W

    Hey Eddy.
    I got this email from this “company” after applying on Careerbuilder.com. I have been shipping products for them for almost a month now. I am due to be paid this week but after looking at this site I doubt that’s going to happen. I went to the police and the cop I talked to said to keep doing it and see if I get paid!! He also referred me to the post office and they gave me a number to call. After speaking with them, they told me this is most likely a scam and to stop all communication with them and return products to sender. I kind of want to do it for 2 more days and see what happens but I don’t want the Feds coming to my house! I haven’t put out any money or given any personal info other than my name and address.
    I saw this same post on this site from 7/23/10 from Kevin. Same email but from a different “company” and different contact.I asked the Kevin if he did it and no reply. Any help would be appreciated, Eddy…..Thanks

    We are located in England.
    Unikey Merchandise Company
    35 Tothill St, London SW1H9, United Kingdom
    Phone: 01582-356143
    Fax: 01582-356157
    we have website but currently it is on reconstruction, also we advertise in Europe local newspapers and magazines.

    Usa market has best prices, so we are reselling different stuff, usually electronics, auto parts, clothes etc. Unfortunately, stores don’t accept resellers, so we need shipping managers. shipping manager receive packages from stores, repack it per my instructions and reship packages worldwide to end customers.

    To obtain this position we have to fill in your information in our employee database.

    Please provide full name and current address with phone homecell, so we fill in and accept you. I will email you signed and notarial certified contract. You will need to sign it and send back to us via fax or email.
    Usually you’ll receive 1-5 packages per day, 1-15 lbs each.

    Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of being employed by Unikey Merchandise Company Ltd. A $3000 cashiers check will be sent to you by mail. (bank transfer also available as payment option). Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days.

    Yours sincerely,
    Grier Munroe

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Follow the advice of the post office and avoid any problems.

  • Melvin

    This is the email that I received from Career Builders.

    Hello, . Everything is legal and real.

    We are located in England.
    Unikey Merchandise Company
    35 Tothill St, London SW1H9, United Kingdom
    Phone: 01582-356143
    Fax: 01582-356157
    we have website but currently it is on reconstruction, also we advertise in Europe local newspapers and magazines.

    Usa market has best prices, so we are reselling different stuff, usually electronics, auto parts, clothes etc. Unfortunately, stores don’t accept resellers, so we need shipping managers. shipping manager receive packages from stores, repack it per provided instructions and reship packages worldwide to end customers.

    To obtain this position we have to fill in your information in our employee database.

    Please provide full name and current address with phone homecell, so we fill in and accept you. I will email you signed and notarial certified contract. You will need to sign it and send back to us via fax or email.

    Usually you’ll receive 1-5 packages per day, 1-15 lbs each.

    Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of being employed by Unikey Merchandise Company Ltd. A $3000 cashiers check will be sent to you by mail. (bank transfer also available as payment option). Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days.

    Yours sincerely,
    Alvincia Arnecke

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Jenn

    Hello – About 1 year ago I was contacted from someone with the Secret Shopper business. The email even had a trademark sign by the signature. Yes it is a real business, but the scammer had a gmail address and was trying to get you to forward counterfeit money orders! You can call the money order issuer to have specific money orders/cashier’s checks verified.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Scammers do this all the time. They reference legit businesses in their emails when contacting you. But the key is to notice what you did which is the from email address or the contact information they use. If they’re part of the legit company they claim to be, their email address and other contact information will reflect that.

    We actually discussed this fake check cashing nonsense here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2007/10/16/fake-checks-wire-transfer-scams-fakechecksorg-fights-back/

    Thanks for sharing either way.

  • clee

    Can you work as a Courier Agent?

    Hello,

    Can you work as a Courier Agent? I own a small shipping business and I tend to operate a high cost of operation and I want to cut down my expenses by employing someone in each state of USA apart from KENTUCKY where I am,someone who will be getting mails in bulk and open the bulk mail and dispatch them in units to there final destinations in there respective states, for example, the cost of sending each mail is $10.00 by UPS and we want to send out 100 mails, that would be $1000.00 which is too costly but we have a solution whereby, we ship the whole 100 mails in one package at the rate of $200.00 to you in your state and when you get it, you will open it and send the mail individually through USPS which will be $5.00 to $6.00 each and you can see that we will have a saving, $800 for bulk shipping plus $6 times 100 making $500.00 or $600.00, you can see we have saved $8,000, so please I need you to work for me on a part-time basis, and you will be paid $500.00 every week.

    You will be provided with funds to pay freight forwarder, you will be provided with funds to pay for USPS to dispatch the mails upfront, you will be provided with up to $3,400.00 to $4,000.00 as a running fund for dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for shipping and freight fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another freight forwarder when we need the service of another freight forwarder, the items you will be re-mailing or shipping will include letters,office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, I want to assure you that you will never use your own money for any expenses and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job,the job will only take 4 to 5 hours of your time in a week and you can work whatever hours you want, the name of my Business is E Wheet Shipping Company and I am located in KENTUCKY, the job is very simple once you have an address where you can accept mails and packages, and also have the time to re-mail the mails and packages through USPS sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails and packages will contain gift cards,letters, office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, you don’t need any much space, they are packages you can put in your room, or in your garage. You will have to present an ID either driver’s license or any other personal ID, all I wanted to ensure is that you have an ID to show to the delivery man when packages will be delivered to you and you have to show some sense of sincerity as you will be entrusted with clients mails, packages and funds to utilize for re-mailing expenses, please do let me know when you are ready to start and let me know if you have all the requirements needed for the job, you need to provide your information as well in order to proceed further.

    *RESUME INFORMATION NEEDED*

    Full Names:
    Full Address: (P.O. BOX NOT ACCEPTED)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Number:
    Present Job:
    Age :

    Reason for taking up this job, and please note, you must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for this job.

    You are going to be employed as Associate Logistic Personnel and your employment is based on a 1099 status, your first salary $500.00 salary will be paid by check and the re-mailing funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the re-mailing funds are low additional re-mailing funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity.

    Please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately and ensure you send your RESUME INFORMATION Asap
    Our Company Federal Tax ID is 13-3263515
    E Wheet Shipping Company
    721 Plum Springs Loop
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-9122.
    U.S.A
    ——————————————————————————————————————–

    That is the email i woke up to this morning..and something told me no let me look and check and well i sure am glad that i did.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Glad you didn’t fall for this one. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rico

    Eddy, a scammer got my resume from a job site which has my address and after denying their work at home scam, they are threatening to cone to my house is this possible?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Rico, these scammers have some balls. Save these threatening email and print them out. Next contact your local law enforcement to see what can be done. They’re the right people to talk to about this stuff.

  • Newbodycharleston

    I received the same e-mail.. Is this real?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Did you read the article above and the countless comments warning about nonsense emails and job offers like this?

  • jacob

    Kind of same happened to me Rico. I got an e-mail today from a scammer (boy that was easy to tell) about a job offer. I have not and will not reply at all to them. They have my resume with number and address though which is kind of scary e-mail is as follows:

    Hello, Jacob.
    We’ve received and reviewed your resume. You seem to be the right person we are looking for.
    We can start within next few days.
    Here are the short instructions:
    The position is home-based. You will be receiving and shipping out packages. This position donot require any start-up fees and out-of-pocket expenses.

    You will be emailed with notification before any package comes. Each box has the Name, Tracking Number and content of it.
    After signing for a package you should send me a short email report containing the information listed above (Name,Tracking Number and Content).
    The shipping is very easy. You will receive special USPS shipping labels via email. You will need to print them and attach to the boxes using adhesive tape.
    You will not have to pay for the shipping. The labels are prepaid.

    Then you will need to take the boxes to your local USPS office and they will take care of the packages.
    You should not postpone shipping of the items, because the clients are always nervous about delays.

    Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of
    being employed by Unikey Merchandise Company Ltd. Salary is $3000. Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days.
    Payment methods: Check, Bank transfer.

    Please feel free to ask me any questions.
    If you’re interested in this position, please let me know and I will email you further information.

    Thank you,
    Rosie Bobo
    Unikey Merchandise Company

  • Kathie

    We got involved in another one of these shipping scams. My boyfriend got this memo and come time to be paid, no more communications from this company. Keep your eyes open for GRIER MUNROE of UNIKEY MERCHANDISE COMPANY, LTD in London England. On one of his memos, he added his address and phone.

    We are located in England.
    Unikey Merchandise Company
    35 Tothill St, London SW1H9, United Kingdom
    Phone: 01582-356143
    Fax: 01582-356157
    we have website but currently it is on reconstruction, also we advertise in Europe local newspapers and magazines.

    Anyone got any idea how we can pursue action against this person or company in London?

    Kathie

    ___________
    See the memo below that we received:

    You seem to be the right person we are looking for! We can start within few days. Here are the short instructions:
    The position is home-based. You will be receiving and shipping out packages.

    You will be emailed with notification before any package comes. Each box has the Name, Tracking Number and content of it. After signing for a package you should send me a short email report containing the information listed above (Name,Tracking Number and Content). The shipping is very easy. You will receive special USPS shipping labels via email. You should print them and attach to the boxes using adhesive tape. You will not have to pay for the shipping. The labels are prepaid.

    Then you should take the boxes to your local USPS office and they will take care of the packages. You should not postpone shipping of the items, because the clients are always nervous about delays. Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of being employed by Unikey Merchandise Company Ltd. Salary is $3000. Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days. Payment methods: Check, Bank transfer.

    Please feel free to ask me any questions. If you’re interested in this position, please let me know and I will email you further information.

    Thank you,
    Grier Munroe

  • Chris

    Kathie after finding this site under my suspicion something was fishy I too got involved with Unikey. Problem was when I found this I already signed a contract and have had the first parcels show up today. I emailed the person who Ive been in contact with and explained this site and peoples comments. The persons name is Loie Tapp and not Grier Munroe. She explained to me that Grier recently got fired for stealing managers checks. Now the claim is that he is in jail and they are working on the situation. I would like to know if they are actually working on it with you Kathie or if its a blatent lie. I told them I would not send to P.O boxes because that is a red flag to me of illegal property. The packages seem legit they are from Newegg which is a computer software company. Im not worried about the packages because its not P.O Boxes but Im worried about getting paid. I applied for a warehouse manager position out of the local newspaper classified site and this place was the response. I told them I wanted proof of pay or pay after a week because I wasnt going to go on with this for a month not looking for real work if this is all a joke on me to be a free slave for a month. Dont get me wrong its not hard physical or mental labor its just the principle.

  • Belinda

    Do not ship the packages i did it for 30 days. I contacted newegg they said they were closing the account. You will ship for 30 days them never hear from them again. I am contacting every person i shipped to plus the usps.

    Belinda

  • bdoneandonly

    Well sorry to say I got bamboozled by a company callled Bristol Cargo Services, just wasn’t thinking straight and started shipping items I received, what made the red flag go up was a leter from a bank addressed to a mans name I didn’t know with my address, stating they had made his address change request. And on that same day this company said there would be a restricted mail parcel to be delivered, and it was the same person that made his address change…I contacted my local police and have given them all of my documentation, which I have to say that was the only smart thing I did was save everything, so they have a ton of information to continue their investigation…and hopefully if not busted than at least cease the operation. What angers me the most, they have stolen credit information from innocent people and involved me in criminal activity…

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this scam with us. I agree it’s very upsetting to be set up like this. But as long we get the word out it helps others avoid being a victim. So thanks for sharing.

  • Theo

    . I got an e-mail today about a job offer. They have my resume with number and address though which is kind of scary e-mail is as follows:

    Hello, Theo.
    We’ve received and reviewed your resume. You seem to be the right person we are looking for.
    We can start within next few days.
    Here are the short instructions:
    The position is home-based. You will be receiving and shipping out packages. This position donot require any start-up fees and out-of-pocket expenses.

    You will be emailed with notification before any package comes. Each box has the Name, Tracking Number and content of it.
    After signing for a package you should send me a short email report containing the information listed above (Name,Tracking Number and Content).
    The shipping is very easy. You will receive special USPS shipping labels via email. You will need to print them and attach to the boxes using adhesive tape.
    You will not have to pay for the shipping. The labels are prepaid.

    Then you will need to take the boxes to your local USPS office and they will take care of the packages.
    You should not postpone shipping of the items, because the clients are always nervous about delays.

    Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of
    being employed by Unikey Merchandise Company Ltd. Salary is $3000. Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days.
    Payment methods: Check, Bank transfer.

    Please feel free to ask me any questions.
    If you’re interested in this position, please let me know and I will email you further information.

    Thank you,
    Rosie Bobo
    Unikey Merchandise Company

    I signed the contract the other day and after looking for this company I see all of this. They send something to my home I aint taking it. Bump that ish… I feel stupid but at the same time i’m learning. The Rosie Bobo called me today and told me that everything was fine and even sent me business license of the company. I got it all in my e-mail account.. I dont trust it send me an advancement off top..

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Theo, At least you’re learning and you won’t fall for a scam like this again.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this one.

  • Greg

    Hi, please avoid WAGNER LOGISTICS, LLC.

    Thank you SOOOOO much for this forum post! It has literally saved me in meer seconds! I found a parcel shipping forward ad on craigslist: WAGNER LOGISTICS, LLC.

    I applied the final job application a few hours ago and even got a phone call from my manager Jeff Schneider. He basically gave me the company policy and so forth. For some reason, it just all seemed “TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.”

    I really think those are the key words you should always have in mind. Nothing too easy is too good of a good thing. Following back to my situation; after coming to this page, I immediately wrote Jeff Schneider an emailing saying I am no longer able to work for him. I got so scared I even told him I was moving to a new home in a few weeks, since he has my home address.

    I just wanted to thank you for having this discussion form. I am SO glad I came upon this early; on the same day I applied for the final job application. It’s still very early before the scam action could take place and I am so glad I figured this out before it was too late.

    For all readers; please be careful and if it seems “too good to be true,” take full awareness and listen to your instict! It’s always better to be safe then sorry.

  • Joshua

    I just received an e-mail from a pamela G. wood stating that I had a ( get this ) a bank draft of 2 MILLION dollars waiting for me if I would only pay a 215.00 delivery charge to DHL courier service. They tell me not to be deceived by anyone that would try and get more money from me. The 215.00 is all I have to pay. She gives me a contact person in the name of Edward Paulson and a e-mail contact which is dhl_deliveryservice11@yahoo.com.hk The headline address on the e-mail is: (office of the DHL courier service 44 Garrick Lane F.C.T. abuja ) She said she deposited the draft with DHL courier express , West Africa and by the way, her or his grammer is horrible. Ever heard of either one of these 2? I know it’s a scam.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Nope. But it doesn’t matter because like you said, it’s a scam. Thanks for sharing.

  • reg

    Wow! Just received this same exact email. Except the company was called Mars and Company instead of Unikey. So glad you pasted this. It seemed to good to be true, now i have all the confirmation i need.

  • reggie

    Here’s the email I just received. Gotta thank you and my instincts.

    Hello, Reginald.

    Recently you applied our job position.

    We’ve
    received and reviewed your resume. You seem to be the right person we
    are looking for.

    We can start within next few days.

    Here are the
    short instructions:

    The position is home-based. You will be receiving and shipping out
    packages. This position donot require any start-up fees and
    out-of-pocket expenses.

    You will be emailed with notification
    before any package comes. Each box has the Name, Tracking Number and
    content of it.

    After signing for a package you should send me a short email report
    containing the information listed above (Name,Tracking Number and
    Content).

    The shipping is very easy. You will receive special
    USPS
    shipping labels via
    email. You will need to print them and attach to the boxes using
    adhesive tape.

    You will not have to pay for the shipping. The labels are prepaid.

    Then
    you will need to take the boxes to your local USPS office and they will
    take care of the packages.

    You should not postpone shipping of the
    items, because the clients are always nervous about delays.

    Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive
    your first salary on the 30th day of

    being employed by MARS AND
    COMPANY Ltd. Salary is $3000. Salary will increase to $4000 after 60
    days.

    Payment methods: Check, Bank transfer/direct deposit.

    Please feel free to ask me any questions.

    If you’re interested in
    this position, please let me know and I will email you further
    information.

    Thank you,

    Hanh Cruse

    MARS AND COMPANY LTD

  • Staceyright

    Question for everyone
    Your saying Unikey Merchandise Company Ltd . Is A Scam ?
    Plus the ones that work for them didn’t receive a pay check ?
    And The contract they,try to get you to sign is a fake ?
       

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Read the article above and the comments. We’ve already made it clear that any type of package forwarding operating as described above is a scam. It doesn’t matter what they call themselves or if they actually pay you or not. You will eventually get in trouble.

  • Michael215

     Please do not get scammed and arrested for doing this. Its a scam and the ups security/asset protection will be knocking on your door along with the police. Please go ahead and post the emails they send you (excluding your name) and the email address’s. I know alot of worrying job seekers will google and find out this is a scam. 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Michael

     Found these links just google’ing. There all reshipping scams for the ukraine.

    http://theufsc.com/
    http://employgenealogic.com/
    http://ukrainfg.com/
    http://www.e-directpost.com/

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing these!

  • Anonymous

    Just received this email – it’s a scam:

    Hello Xxxxxx Yyyyyy (name removed for privacy purposes.) Would you like to get additional monthly revenue? Judge by your Jobcircle info, you do. It is Skiba.John and I am a hiring director of Ship Direct corporation. We do our best to supply clients from different areas an opportunity to shop internationally and be sure their products and parcels delivered safely at an inexpensive cost. You may be interested to hear that we need a Shipping Manager in your region. It’s a part-time home-based work which is going to take you about 1-2 hrs a day and give you a good idea how to get as much as 1500 usd every month. We give 30 USD for each sent parcel. In case you would like to learn more, please write me back at shipredirect@me.comas soon as it’s possible. Looking forward to receiving your answer.Thank you and have a nice day!

  • Dksc76

    THIS IS A SCAM!!!!!! I have the copy of the “Business License” and “Contract” that I will put on here as well as they are all fake and everyone needs to know about this!

    Hello,  Recently you applied our job position. We’ve received and reviewed your resume. You seem to be the right person we are looking for. We can start within next few days. Here are the short instructions: The position is home-based. You will be receiving and shipping out packages. This position donot require any start-up fees and out-of-pocket expenses. You will be emailed with notification before any package comes. Each box has the Name, Tracking Number and content of it. After signing for a package you should send me a short email report containing the information listed above (Name,Tracking Number and Content). The shipping is very easy. You will receive special USPS shipping labels via email. You will need to print them and attach to the boxes using adhesive tape. You will not have to pay for the shipping. The labels are prepaid.Then you will need to take the boxes to your local USPS office and they will take care of the packages.You should not postpone shipping of the items, because the clients are always nervous about delays. Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of being employed by MARS AND COMPANY Ltd. Salary is $3000. Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days. Payment methods: Check, Bank transfer/direct deposit.Please feel free to ask me any questions.If you’re interested in this position, please let me know and I will email you further information.Thank you,Hanh CruseMARS AND COMPANY LTD

  • Mdata1

    Thank you for replying
    to our offer. The complete information about the position we have for you, is
    located in the attachment (Detailed Position Description). This document
    provides you the information about all your duties and responsibilities as a
    Transportation Specialist of our company, the qualification you must have,
    computer skills, work enviroment and physical demands. When the document is
    examined you can proceed to the next step – downloading the other file from the
    attachment (Agreement). The content of the Agreement file will answer all
    questions about the compensation, vacations and holidays and benefits we can
    offer. In case any questions will stay unanswered – you can address them
    directly to me, and i will try to answer as promtly as possible. When the
    agreement is carefully examined and you are sure that there are no questions
    left – you should print it, sign, scan and email directly to me, so we could
    proceed to the next step.Company GTL S
    olutions is a leading provider of technology-enabled business
    process outsourcing, serving the transportation and logistics needs of our
    clients. Our own developed internet technique, professional teams and fastest
    delivery power allows our clients to receive best-in-class service and rational
    prices. We gladly want to offer you a vacant post ofLogistics Specialist in our
    new international transportation logistics project. We are looking for adult,
    goal oriented applicants with permanent US address. Applicant must have laptop
    connected to internet and printer. Please, reply back if you are still looking
    for a job. Best wishes to you.

    I received this thanks for the heads Up!!!!!

  • Rafac1880

    The company known as FWC is indeed a SCAM!!  Do not fall for their false contract and phony address. (P.S thanks for the article)

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome!

  • Bjdholmes

    Tiger Logistics is a scam I repackaged products for 10 weeks with no mention of a payday.  When I did bring up the subject of payment, the correspondance ceased.

  • Lterry37

    This is a huge scam and sadly I didn’t realize it until it came time to be paid. Please avoid this at all cost.

    In order to start working in our company you must:

    1) Download the contract.

    2) Look through the contract.

    3) Fill in all the missing fields.

    4) Sign the contract.

    5) Fax us the signed contract to Fax: 800-675-17xx. Or scan the signed contract and send us via email.

    6) Wait for the confirmation.

    Company information:

    Tech Districts Ltd. is an international on-line shop and has been
    working in internet marketing for several years. Each year Tech
    Districts Ltd. provides 20-30 new work places. Main peculiarity of this
    on-line shop is that delivery of goods can be performed to any part of
    the world. Having such strong post base Tech Districts Ltd. plays the
    role of mediator between on-line shops and buyers in the USA and abroad.

    The first payment is maid a month after you receive your first package. Each next salary is paid every 14 days.

    After you sign the contract, be sure to send us once more your address
    and phone via email. Our representative will contact you immediately
    after you send us the signed contract. We have also attached the
    description of the work to this letter.

    Salary.

    You can choose the way of receiving the salary.

    All the money processes in our company are maid through the billing department.

    They can give you the full information concerning your salary and the ways of its receiving.

    The first payment is made a month after you receive your first package. Each next salary is paid every 14 days.

    Also, working in our company, you can always receive bonuses for the
    good work. We reward our best workers with the best money bonuses.

    Payments:

    -         $3300 per month for trial period (1 month)

    -         $4800 per month by the end of trial period

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this one with us. I’m sure it will help someone else avoid it.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this one with us! Hopefully folks will avoid it if they happen to do their research and stumble on this site.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Well good for you in terms of fighting back and spreading the word! That’s the best thing to do in these situations. The more information that’s out there, the better. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Don’t be worried. Just contact the proper authorities and explain what has happened. As you can read here on this site, there are tons of victims of this. And the postal authorities and other law agencies are aware of this as well.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Kulery

    I have contacted and submitted an online complaint with IC3, a division of the FBI. I also filed a complaint with the BBB.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Good job!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    If you’ve read the article above and the comments, you already know this is a scam.

  • Imrs2011

    This is the same email I got from Robert Altintop except his business is called “Container Alliance Shipping Company ” located in California & he was only paying $350/wk. I did my research this is a real shipping company in Los Angeles, CA but when I contacted the owner of the real company & he told me it  a scam!! I discovered this website after I was contacted by the owner. I wanted to post the ad that was sent to me to avoid others from being scam by this company.  I received this email from Craigslist:

     Hello,
                     Can you work as a Courier Agent?  I own a small shipping business and I tend to operate a high  cost of operation and I want to cut down my expenses by  employing someone in each state of USA apart from CALIFORNIA where I am,someone who will be getting mails in bulk and open the  bulk mail and dispatch them in units to there final  destinations in there respective states, for example, the  cost of sending each mail is $10.00 by UPS and we want to  send out 100 mails, that would be $1000.00 which is too costly but we have a solution whereby, we ship the whole 100 mails in one package at the rate of $200.00 to you in your state and  when you get it, you will open it and send the mail individually through USPS which will be $5.00 to $6.00 each and  you can see that we will have a saving, $800 for bulk shipping plus $6 times 100 making $500.00 or $600.00, you can see we have saved $8,000, so please I need you to work for me on a part-time basis, and you will be paid $350.00 every week.
                 
      You will be provided with funds to  pay freight forwarder, you will be provided with funds to pay for USPS to dispatch the mails upfront, you will be provided with up to $3,400.00 to $4,000.00 as a running fund for  dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for shipping and freight fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another freight forwarder when we need the service of another freight forwarder, the items you will be re-mailing or shipping will include letters,office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, I want to assure you that you will never use  your own money for any expenses and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job,the job will only take 4 to 5 hours of your time in a week and you can work  whatever hours you want, the name of my Business is Container Alliance Shipping Company and I am located in CALIFORNIA, the job is very simple once you have an address where you can accept mails and packages, and also have the time to re-mail the mails and packages through USPS sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails and packages will  contain gift cards,letters, office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, you don’t need any much space, they are packages you can put in your room, or in your garage. You will have to present an ID either driver’s license or any other personal ID, all I wanted to ensure is that you have an ID to show to the delivery man when packages will be delivered to you and you have to show some sense of sincerity as you will be entrusted with clients mails, packages and funds to utilize for re-mailing expenses, please do let me know when you are ready to start and let me know if you have all the requirements needed for the job, you need to provide your information as well in order to  proceed further.

    *RESUME INFORMATION  NEEDED*

    Full Names:Full Address: (P.O. BOX NOT ACCEPTED)City:State:Zip Code:Cell Number:Present Job:Age :

    Reason for taking up this job, and please note,  you must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for this  job.
        You are going to be employed as Associate Logistic  Personnel and your employment is based on a 1099 status, your first salary $350.00 salary will be paid by check and the re-mailing funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the re-mailing funds are low additional  re-mailing funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity.
    Please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately and ensure you send your RESUME INFORMATION  AsapOur Company Federal Tax ID is 13-2042324Container Alliance Shipping Company5001 Wilshire Blvd #448Los Angeles, CA 90036
    U.S.A

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. That’s what the scam artist do, they use real company’s legitimate brand and name. But you were smart to contact the real company.

  • mo

    whats the email?  thats usually a hint.  i can help you.  

    as for everyone else, if you are scammed, go to your local authorities and post the convos and emails on here so people that are searching can find this site.  

    thanks.

  • igotcaughtup :(

    I responded to an ad from craigslist and started getting packages a week later, I thought everything was legit because I checked MOYSE CONSULTING CO 1010 DUPONT CIR, STE L90 LOUISVILLE, KY out on the BBB website with no comments, issues or anything. I went yesterday to report that I had a job to my local Workforce Solutions office and the counselor pulled up this article. I was paranoid, since I had already sent 2 packages to the Ukraine already. I looked up our local FBI office and spoke to an agent who advised me that they dont investigate those types of crimes, so afterwards I went to my local police station to make a report (I still have merchandise at my home) and was told that they dont have the resources to investigate the issue but to stop accepting the packages, which is fine, but I have no idea what to do with the stuff thats already there. I contacted LILIANA MOYSE by email (the only means of communication I have with “her”) and told her I would not be accepting any more shipments. I wonder if anyone can help me figure out what to do with this stuff? I have packing lists with the individuals name on it as well as the shipper. Should I contact the person and tell them that sombody has stolen their information? I contacted one shipper and they were not interested in getting their products back so I’m confused. Pawn them? Sell them? What should I do??

  • jerkscamartistsgotme2

    Unfortunately, I fell into this scam as well. I had just gotten married in March of 2010, then graduated in January from College with my B.A. (and I am in my late 30′s), moved to Southern California from Central California (where I had lived all my life), and had been looking for a job diligently on Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com. Sadly, I went on countless interviews and had too many doors slammed in my face. So when these two opportunities came my way, I thought to myself it was better than nothing and at least my rent would be paid, utilities, and student loans would finally be paid and my car wouldn’t become repo’d. SO…

    Two companies (Logistics LLC, and Topgame LTD) claimed they found me on Careerbuilder. They sent me an online application that I was to fill out and send back to them. A week later I received the “contract” in my email that I was to sign and print then scan and send back to them with a copy of my driver’s license. Like every other REAL employer I had worked for in the past, they always asked for a copy of my drivers license so I didn’t think anything of it. SO when they called me (yes, they CALLED ME) I made sure to ask questions. Of course, I didn’t realize that they had lied to me but informed me that packages would be coming to my home, and I was to inform them when they arrived (as well as create an excel spreadsheet of all the packages that came so I could keep track of the packages when matching them with the labels the comapnies emailed to me). Once I informed them, they sent me the labels to my email, I printed them up, attached them to the packages and sent them through the mail. All the while grateful that I had a job along with email and telephone communication with these people a couple times a week.

    Almost a MONTH later… my husband and I are just waking up from a great night of sleep and we heard banging on our front door. We opened it, and saw a BUNCH of police officers with a search warrant. I had NO idea what was going on, nor was it explained to me as to why they invaded our home. They detained my husband and I for almost 5 hours for questioning IN OUR PAJAMAS (we were not booked nor were we arrested). We were released when the police realized we were truly victimized in this. However; they confiscated our computers, external hard drives, flash drives, CELL PHONES, a pair of my boots that I purchased in January as a post-graduation gift for myself, and some random papers.

    That experience has left a very horrible taste in my mouth (along with the feeling that I Southern California is nothing but DRAMA) and I am more suspicious of EVERYTHING since this has happened to me. It has been 5 weeks since the police incident, and I find that I am still having nightmares about . The first few days after all of this happened, I had constant flashbacks and couldn’t sleep. The only thing I am truly guilty of [in my life] is getting a speeding ticket.

    So, the police still have our things and we are uncertain as to when we will be getting everything back. I have been MORE than cooperative and friendly to the polce. I gave them everything that I had printed up from the companies along with the phone numbers they called me from, AND I also gave them the purchase receipt for my boots to prove that they ARE MINE. Needless to say, the police said it might take UP TO two months for us to get our things back. SO… we WAIT. In the meantime, I am going back to being a professional photographer and rebuilding my business in this new city.

    In essence, I feel so incredibly stupid that I feel for this and that I did not know about a scam like this. I have made it a point to share my experience with EVERYONE I know so that they are well aware of not falling into this trap.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    That’s some scary stuff! I wish you would have found this article sooner. But thanks for sharing your story so people can avoid going through such a dramatic experience. It’s a lesson learned. Desperation sometimes blinds us. But at least now you’ll know to always do your research and never let emotions cloud your judgement especially in this industry. Fortunately you found this site and hopefully you’ll be well on your way to legitimate work at home options now. Thanks again for sharing!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey,
    Getting scammed is a learning lesson for all of us. And I would say 99.9% of us have been victims. But it’s how you deal with the experience that really shapes you. My negative experience caused me to create my websites and thus help thousands of others make money legitimately and avoid scams. Some others react by become jaded and giving up on the whole industry. Then there are folks like you that chalk it up to experience and keep moving forward. That’s the best thing I think most people should do. The scammers win when people give up or don’t report this stuff.

    In any event, I appreciate that you found enough value in my blog that you shared it with others. You’ve just made the scammers lives a little more difficult and also helped me in the process. So thank you!

  • Oleg

    Hi Eddy! I got 2 packages from fake company before I have found and read your site.What should I do?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Try some of the things that others have done in the comments listed below. Contact your local police or postal officers. Contact the retailers and see if they have a department that handles stuff like this too.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Look if you’ve read any of the other comments and articles above you already know this is a scam. It follows the same patterns of many of the scams that others have reported. What more do you need? Don’t let desperation cloud your judgement. You know deep in your heart this is a scam otherwise you would have never researched it. And then landing on this page reading other people’s experience should make it crystal clear.

  • Blahblah248

    TheChelsea, it most likely is a fake job.  But please post the email and email address so others can search for this if they are suspicious of any scam emails they receive   

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    There is no question this is fake as I said before. But your suggestion that she should share the contact information is great advice!

  • SassyorClassy

    TheChelsea, 

    Please post the phone number and e mail address of the perp so that we all can be on the lookout just in case we get an e mail as well. 

    Thanks

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  • Koolkids777

    Dear Jobseeker!

    POSITION: Shipping Coordinator

    Express Forwarding USA, LLC

    Position summary:

    Prepares and coordinates the shipment by pulling customer orders off the shelves, packing the order making sure it is correct and shipping the order to the client by performing the following duties to quality and productivity standards.  Responsible for making sure all paperwork required for export is filled out correctly and in accordance with all applicable regulations.

    This is a part time job with the possibility of career growth:

    This work will take you no more than 15-25 hours per week.

    You can create your own working schedule to better connect this job with your general work.

    Essential Duties and responsibilities:

    - Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of International outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.

    - Pull, pack and check orders for accuracy

    - Determines labeling requirements including but not limited to: Assemble and pack product containers, preparing and affixing shipping labels on packed cartons or stencils identifying shipping information for cartons, skids or other storage devices in an accurate manner including any special labels that are customer required.

    - Prepares all shipping documents in a timely and accurate manner. Posts weights and shipping charges, and affixes postage.

    - Must be able to understand quality standards, methods and reporting as required by shipping requirements

    - Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    - Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills

    - Good typing, data entry, and computer skills

    - Must be accessible by phone at all time

    - Must have home PC and internet connection

    - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

    - Attention to detail

    Experience:

    - We always welcome the experience of our potential employees, but we can hire a newcomer who is willing to quickly learn all the subtleties of working in our company.

    - Experience in customer service and sales is preferred.

    COMPENSATION: Starting salary is $1,800 per month.

    Please include your jobseeker resume to reply.

    Look out for this company.. there website is still up… I shipped my 1st package the other day (to Russia) and after some thought I know this had to be a scam. Thanks for the site

    Contact name was :BRENDA TURNER    EXPRESSFORWARDINGUSA.COM 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this scam. You probably just saved thousands of people from falling for it.
    By the way if you’re looking for legitimate options be sure to visit my other pages here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    It will help you avoid garbage like this.

  • John

    So Eddy, thank you for your advice about the Parcel Forwarding scam (I just received an e-mail and was seriously considering it, but was skeptical).  What about the advertisements that show up at the bottom of your comment. Are we to assume that you’ve checked those out and they are OK?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome. Never assume anything especially when it comes to ads on this site or any other site. Ads are like tv commercials you should treat them with the same skepticism. Online ads like tv commercials are there to pay the bills. This way we can keep our site free and not charge you folks for the work that goes into the articles we provide you. The tv commercials or informercials you see on TV aren’t personally endorsed by the tv network or your favorite show. The same goes here.

    Like I always say in my articles always do your own research when you come upon an opportunity whether it’s recommended by me, another site or an ad you see.

    My personal recommendations are always clear because I tend to write an article about it, provide proof I’ve used a given company or flat out say hey you should try this:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    So always keep that in mind when you see ads here or any other sites. Their inclusion isn’t an endorsements. Hope that makes sense.

  • Hatchiko

    okay guys, I’ve read enough to be concerned about this guy i found on craigslist post just yesterday, and wondering if I’m being scammed. It seems legitimate, but now I’m not so sure what do you think, the email goes like this, (he even did not mention the name in my email:

    “Dear,
             I got your reply for the job as my personal assistant.. I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but I am currently away on business. I am presently in the United Kingdom for a short business trip so there will be no interview.
    I will pre-pay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket,  all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content. 
    The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothings business , Artworks and personal letters.  All expenses and taxes will be covered by me.  You will work between 10 and 15hrs a month.
    How much will you charge per week? I will pay $400.00. That is not a bad offer is it? .  I need your 
    service because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an Art Gallery in the United Kingdom. I will return back to United states by September 30th, 2011 so this process will be going – on till i get back to the United States in September. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term.
     
    Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position. Hope to hear from you right away . I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest  stores. You will be shopping for Electronics and clothings.  I will provide you my personal UPS account number for Shipping . All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money Order to do my shopping plus upfront payment for your service, where would you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the money order? Maybe you can provide me with the following details below : ”

    What should I do? I asked for a business card or an office address. But he also seemed not to want to use P.O Boxes. but the pay rate is about the same I work 10-15 hrs a week and get 400$. What do you guys suggest. Here is the craigslist post:
    Looking for a reliable personal assistant.Must be very hard working and will be working at least 20-40 hours weekly compensation “Location: Athens
    Compensation: 24$ per hr after filling the compensation space
    This is a part-time job.
    OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
    Please, no phone calls about this job!
    Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.”It seems he want’s me to do shopping and his email is like a regular yahoo.com email of a regular person, no company involved.

  • Putstrln

    Got about 7 of these in the last 2 days, same exact email differing company names, almost missed a legit email hidden between them ]:.Here are our company details:East Online Store was founded in 2005 as an online retail company. As of now, we are a fast-growing online shop shipping our products worldwide. Our headquarters based in Houston, TX. Besides that we have a huge network of independent contractors over North America, Europe and part of Asia. Perfect customer service is our main key to success. Handling international orders allows us to offer delivery services to other companies working in the same field.At the moment we are looking for enthusiastic individuals to fulfill Online Store Clerk position.Responsibilities:- Receiving merchandize at your residence directly from suppliers and our warehouses.- Forwarding shipments to overseas customers.- Processing of eletronic orders.- Submitting reports to Personal Manager.- Deal with online postage database.Required:- Be 18+.- Previous exprience in the similar field would be an advantage.- Motivation, loyality.- Correctness.Opportunity details:- Home based position.- Working hours: 9.00-18.00 Monday to Friday.- Negotiable social package.Compensation:Base salary for the first month is 2500$. Starting from the second month you will turn into 3500$ a monthSalary rise in accordance with volume of packages being processed. The more packages being processed the higher the salary.If you are interested and would like to apply for this position, email us your resume and your possible questions at: eos.hr@gmx.us

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. Now someone will avoid this one because of your help.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this one.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this one.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Look, deep inside you know this isn’t legit and why you’re here.

  • gotscammedtwice

    This is the second time I receive offer from scammer. First Scammer lisarakhovskaya@yahoo.comDear XXX,I’m sorry but just now I got a shipping label for the package. Usually I get labels within one day after delivery. Hope will be everything okay next time.So, I have attached the prepaid shipping label and send to you shipping instructions:Label will print to your computer’s default printer.1. Print USPS shipping label (you find it in the attachment Adobe Acrobat file);2. Printed label paste on parcel: CJ165847610US for the package: FedEx#4609733962293. Go to nearest USPS office and send the package.Email me as soon as you mail the package out.On this week you will receive another packages.Thanks for your attention.—————–BALTIC FORWARDING COMPANYLisa RakhovskayaPoland 70-651 Szczecinul.Wladyslawa IV 1, skr. poczt. 644Second scammer lisarazecki@yahoo.comDear XXX,Long time ago you interested in a craigslist job at home (Forwarding packages to Eastern Europe). We’re glad to offer you a very easy position working again. This job from home using your own e-mail. You only have to work 2-10 hours per week. Enjoy more time with family and friends, and earn at the same time! We are looking for smart and honest individuals for this position.About company:CTL Logistics Sp. z o.o. is one of few companies with fully Polish capital, that have succeeded in area of stevedoring.The company’s basic activity is goods turnover and logistics.Our company’s activities have been launched in 2006.Job description:Receive(accept) incoming shipments at you home from different US stores.Preparing outgoing product & parts for shipment.Performing some light assembly and packaging of outgoing products.Sorting, checking the contents of a packages and accomplishing further delivery.You will receive 3-15 packages per week.  We offer you $20 for each shipped out box. We will pay for all mail expenses.We pay on the 25th day after first package received. (you will receive a payment in 25 days)Persons who will be accepted for this job will follow these simple instructions:- Receive the correspondence from our company to his/her residential address.- Report to our manager about new packages (Every candidate will be included in manager’s lists.)- Receive prepaid packages and shipping labels.- Ship the packages out using the specified shipping method (at this time we use mainly EMS; every USPS office can ship it with EMS Global Express.)You see, this is an easy job, but your commitment is very important for us and our customers. This job does not require any special education. This job won’t bring you millions, we do not suggest you will achieve huge earnings. You won’t have to look for clients or sell our items. And, you won’t have to pay us for placing you on our list.No money needed to start!We will honestly pay you in 25 days via Paypal or by Gift cards.If you are interesting in our job like a patr-time job – Let me know.If you have any question please, do not hesitate to contact me.—————–Lisa RazeckiCTL Logistics Sp. z o.o.ul. Domaniewska 4902-672 WarszawaPoland

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this one. I’m sure it will help others avoid it! Sorry to hear you’ve been scammed a few times. Hopefully now that you’ve found this site, you’ll take the time to read things such as our recommendations page or work at home guide so you can avoid more scams and start making some money legitimately:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/workathomeguide

  • Guest

    I found one of these just this morning on Craigslist. I knew it was too good to be true, but I was curious so I went ahead and responded. Then I got a reply that made every red flag go up, so I googled “shipping job scam” and found this site. Here is the ad on Craigslist and the email I received.

    http://provo.craigslist.org/lab/2591734681.html

    The email, from a James Martins, job70700@hotmail.com
     
    Hello,

            I’m glad to hear from you concerning the
    Administrator Assistant Position.My name is James Martins,i am 52 years
    old.I would love to meet up with you to talk about this job but am
    currently away on a business trip. I am in Ireland so there will be no
    interview.I will prepay you in advance to do my shopping. I will also
    have my mails and packages forwarded to your address.If you will be
    unable to stay at your house to get my mails, I can have it shipped to a
    post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience.
     
       
    When you get my mails/packages: you are required to mail them to where i
    want them mailed to. You don’t have to put money out of your pocket, 
    all you have to do is have packages shipped to your house and do my
    shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content.
    The content of the packages are computer and electronics, clothing’s
    business and personal letters.  All expenses and taxes will be covered
    by me.  You will work between 15 – 20 hours per week.  I will pay
    $400.00 per Week. This is not a bad offer is it?  I need your service
    because I am constantly out of town. I work in real estate and I own an
    Art Gallery in London UK.I will return to USA in ending of the month so
    this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet
    up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of
    making this long term.
     
    I am always online on yahoo messenger for
    an urgent conversation…I want you to set up a yahoo account if you
    don’t have one and add me on yahoo IM ( jamesmartins5445@yahoo.com )

       
    Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.  I will email
    you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am ready. No heavy
    packages is involved! You can do the shopping at any nearest  stores.
    You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing’s at Sears, Walmart
    and other stores… You will be shopping for Electronics and clothing.  I
    will provide you my personal Fed Ex account number for Shipping. All you
    have to do is provide my account number to Fed Ex and shipping charges
    will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of
    instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them.
    If I were to mail you money to do my shopping plus up front payment for
    your service, where would you want it mailed to?How should your name
    appear on the paycheck? Maybe you can provide me with the following
    details below
     
    Full Name:
    Full Address:
    (NO P.O.BOX)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Gender:
    Phone Number:
    Age:
    Email:
    Present Job:
    Attach an ID or Photo of you(optional):
     
     
            
    I Will be looking forward to hear from you soon to let me know if you
    will be willing to handle my business on my behalf before I return.Note
    that this job is 100% legitimate.You can open all packages to confirm
    how legit they are.Thanks so much and have a nice day.

    My Regards,

    James Martins.

    My thanks to everyone on this site for posting their information, too. 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Glad to hear that you found our site and was able to avoid this scam because of this article and all the other great people who posted their experiences. If more people did this when they became a victim of a scam then it would be a lot harder for scammers to win!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing! It’s always good to go with your gut when it comes to these work at home opportunities.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear you fell for this and wasn’t aware of our site which provides legitimate job leads daily here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs
    and our personally tried recommendations:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations

    Just view this as a lesson learned. Never let desperation cloud your judgement because that’s what the scammers are preying on as you found out. But dust your shoulders off and press on. Now that you found this site, hopefully you take the time to read it and take action. Good luck.

  • Xfallenangeix

    Ok i got this the other day. Why can’t the FBI do something about this? Good thing i researched this before i went further with this.

    Dear Jonathan,My name is Daniel Almond and I’m the hiring manager of InternationalShopping Express LLC. I have received your response for our dispatchand I will be happy to provide you with all the necessary informationabout the position, as well as lead you through all stages of thehiring process. Please, find the detailed description of your futureresponsibilities and the information about our company in the attacheddocument. Once you have read it and accept our conditions, please,fill out the application form and send it to my email address. I willreview your application during two business days and will send you thereply. Once your candidacy is approved, I will send you an agreement.After signing the agreement you will be able to start working in ourcompany. Now that you know the stages you are to go through, let’sproceed to the first stage. I am waiting for the filled applicationfrom you.P.S. Please add my email address into your address book so that I canbe sure you will be receiving emails from me in the future. Thank you.Best regards,Daniel AlmondHR Manager.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    The law enforcement folk are aware of this scam. But a lot of times these scam artist are outside the country or are very clever in hiding themselves. So it’s not like nothing is being done. But the best way to combat this is exactly what you did. People need to do their research with opportunities like this and spread the word as you did when you run into this crap. If all folks did this, then these scam artists wouldn’t succeed. So thanks for sharing.

  • Latoya

    I wish I had found this website before because these criminals are actually getting on job boards now such as CareerBuilder.com and Indeed.com as well as many other popular job search sites. I was approached by a company based off of my resume which was posted on CareerBuilder.com and the company which turned out to be a fraud company had a well developed website with the better business bureau backing and they got me through my business PayPal account. The name of the company trending job sites with there fake job is Express Forwarding USA who claims to be a subsidiary for Express Cargo out of New York but beware Express Forwarding USA is a fraud a big time scam and they are very cleaver because all of the red flags were not there they came off as a reputable company were everything even the pay was normal and it turned out to be a hoax.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Latoya,

    I wish you did too. But hey better late than never.
    Scammers have always used popular and legitimate job sites. They’re hard to combat because they disguise the scams as real jobs so these sites won’t even know something is wrong until someone applies for the job and reports the scam.

    The best defense is knowledge and always assume that everything is a scam unless proven otherwise. And the way to do that is always do your research which we make easy with pages like this and our scam video:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    Be safe out there and proceed with caution.

    Thanks for sharing this scam with us.

  • Dalila Aguilar

    My husband’s resume is also posted on Careerbuilder.com and Mosters.com. He got this yesterday, after we read, it was one of those “TO GOOD TO BE TRUE” so I started research today and came upon your site. Below is a copy of the email recieved from the company. Definately staying away after reading other post. Thanks Eddy!

    BASIC INFORMATIONname of company  Parcel Forwarding Groupjob position     Manager of Logisticsjob class        Manager/Correspondence/Logisticsjob type         part timeLocation         USA, all over the countrySalary                                         usd 15,000 – usd 20,000 a YearExperience                                  no specified
    PFG is the European small company formed in 2010. The main initiator of the company is Leslie Sterber which has organized some hardworking people together and the company under name Parcel Forwarding Group was by common efforts open.
     The company has been created to help the international buyers to get a product at the American sellers. Not a secret that American the Internet shops reluctantly send parcels to buyers from some countries of Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States CIS. Besides parcel cost repeatedly increases at a choice of a way of delivery offered by shop. On it, it is much more favorable to have the personal address in the USA and to make purchases on this address.
     In its primary activity of our company also consists: We search for people in territory of the USA, ready to give the home address to our clients for purchasing and To send parcels and the documentation. It saves means of the client and thus allows us to earn. And as also you can earn together with us. Becoming our employee. Also we assist on payment of the goods. As many people have no possibility to pay purchase on the Internet. We accept money from clients on the bank account, and our managers pay the goods, chosen by clients, by means of the various ways provided by sellers.We ready to offer you the next terms of cooperation:- The salary is 1000$ during the first trial month. After the probationary period the salary is 750$ each two weeks. And 40$ for each processed package.- After two months of work each employee is given a paid phone Apple or Blackberry, your choice
    - After three months of work an employee gets a laptop Dell or MacBook, your choice
    - The first 2 months you can combine this work with any other. Free schedule made especially for you to understand if you like this type of work and whether you agree with us to continue to develop this area further.
    - You will get your personal manager in Europe, by whom you will keep in touch with the main office in UK. He or she will help you in all the major issues in the early stages.
    Requirements:
    Have strong verbal and written communication skills.Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.PC skills, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, abilityto learn new software quickly.Strong organizational and multitasking skills as well as the ability towork by yourself and manage your time cleverly.Ability to follow verbal and written instructions with minimal control.
    SCHEME OF WORK1. Package/packages receipt at your home address.2. Report to our manager about the receipt of  package/packages3. Follow the instructions sent by our manager.4. Get a prepaid labels5. Send a package using this method of delivery.You will receive an e-mail with instructions for each package.
    We offer honest and responsible applicants the opportunity to developthemselves in friendly surroundings reflecting our basic values of clientoriented approach.
    Our information page http://www.parcelforwardinggroup.co.uk

  • Latoya

    Thank You, and I did further research and I actually spoke to the people who do work for Express Cargo and they were aware of the fraud company because they said they have had several people over the past couple of weeks call them with the same issue that I did. The bad thing about the whole situation for me as well as the other people they are scamming is I found out they buy this information or hack into systems such as the payday loan system and there your identity is gone and unless you get something on your credit report your name and address is being used without you knowing about it. I just went ahead and filed identity theft because they had my drivers license and I didnt give it to them so this is a huge problem and I wish there was a way more people could be aware. I had to really search this website. I found out that these people are using a real residence out of New York but the person who claims to live there doesnt it. Its not a business its a apartment owned by a couple. Again, I did research and nothing came up until the damage was done its like they hacked my system so I wouldnt find out and now the damage is done Im finding out everything. No money was sent overseas this person had personal information and was using it to get things off of ebay by using my company paypal account.  Ive had an account with Paypal for over five years and no problems so I feel in a way Paypal should of picked up the fact something wasnt right after the first transaction because I dont use Paypal unless Im buying something and its the only way to pay otherwise I didnt use Paypal so I feel also people need to be careful with Paypal and Ebay also.

  • Latoya

    I agree and to people out here please dont sign anything because what I gather is you just gave them the right to use your information and the fact that there not over here is they can do more damage than good. Its not just the work at home scams its another scam going on where fake law firms are calling people and threatening them that they will go to jail if they dont pay them for a payday loan. The catch is that they get you on the phone and try to get you to confirm your information. Ive had this happen to but I called the payday loan people they claimed to be calling on and they said I didn’t owe anything that I never had a loan.

    So, the other scam that the Payday loan people told me about is the one where these people over seas have hacked into the payday loan system and gotten old information and are using it to scam people out of money by claiming that there social security is under investigation and if you dont pay you will go to jail. So beware it seems like with technology and the easy access to our computer systems for these people are putting our finances at risk.  It does seem like more can be done because if someone from over seas can get all my information and I didnt give it to them but I get in trouble for it doesn’t seem right to me because nothing will be done to them there not over here for them to prosecute for there wrong doing.

  • Latoya

    Here are to companies that people should steer clear of as well as all jobs that you cant verify.

    http://expressforwardingusa.com/?p=about&s=6

    BYC Consulting Group – I reported these people and as a result of turning them in to the BBB, FBI, and the attorney general of my state they are no longer running a website. The way to combat these people is even though you get an offer you should still turn them in because this helps the law find out who is running the server and hosting the websites they are using to scam people on.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome. Thank goodness you did your research!
    Thanks for sharing! You just saved a lot of other people from this scam, assuming they have the sense to research as you did!

  • Geoff Hano

    Do NOT be fooled by Springleaf Co. either! They just tried to lure me in. Their English is fine and their offer
    of 2,200 a week is enticing. It is the same run-through and scam. Found this one on craigslist via PART TIME SHIPPING CLERK WANTED. God bless.

  • Thomasmgunter

    Well, to my humiliating chagrin, I’m apparently a victim also, almost two weeks in.  Wished I would have did a few weeks ago the search keywords I used this time.  Before I googled the alleged name of the company and scam.  Nothing came up with them and scam, but then again no mention of any kind of this company.  So I guess it’s one of the more recent dummy companies.  So for you others out there (maybe this one has indeed already been flagged–I don’t know) expresspostmaster must be one at their http://www.expresspostmaster.com.  It has all the signs: they solicited through craigslist, I sign an alleged contracted that, with my ID, I scanned and forwarded back to them, supposed to be paid about a month after having sent off my first package, they have a fairly elaborate dummy site where I log in and update packages received and sent and which claims to offer services for interested customers/clients as well as employment opportunities.  At least I found this out before settiong up a paypal account they suggested as means of my payment.  

    So which authorities exactly should I contact? Local(city), state, federal? and which departments thereof? attorney general for the state, maybe?  I especially want to make sure I’m proactive and file a report with the appriopriate authorities first, so I can preempt any charges of me being in collusion.      

  • Theresarup

    I too just recieved an email from global access mail llc i would love to work from home but got scammed from costal vacation scam they got several thousands of dollars for web sit lacation and server i dont know how to alert people, but you do, glad I made it to this site, i was temped to look

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Glad you found this site and avoided being scammed again. Now be sure to actually take the time to read and take action on the legitimate ways we list to make money here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    Good luck.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Pretty much! Common sense goes a long way with most work at home scams. Unfortunately our desperation can cloud that sometimes.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Please take the time to read the article above and the numerous comments that list similar companies like this. Don’t let desperation cloud your judgement. The answer is crystal clear.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear this. The problem isn’t the job boards. These scammers post real looking jobs that you wouldn’t know are scams from first glance. Its only when you apply you can tell its a scam provided you know what to look for. Most job sites have a way to report bad jobs. So if more people use this, the bad jobs would be flagged right away. At the end of the day we’re all responsible for our own actions. We sometimes let our desperation cloud our judgement and that’s always a perfect storm to make us a victim. The key to avoiding and scam is to always assume everyone is guilty until your research shows otherwise.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome Charity! Thank God you actually did your research and trusted your instincts instead of ignoring them because of desperation. The scammers count on people to do just the opposite of what you did.

    In any event, be sure to check out our recommendations and job page if you’re serious about finding legitimate ways to make extra money. That’s what we specialize in so I’m happy you stumbled on the site:

    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this. Please understand it’s not the job’s site fault. Most of these scams are hard to identify at first glance because a lot of times the signs that it is a scam doesn’t neccessarily come out until you contact the “employer” for more information and then the real scam is revealed. That’s why all job sites have a flag a job feature so that they can be made aware of when one of these shady jobs are on their site. There isn’t an automated way to screen every single job posted on these sites. So it’s up to the job seeker to make the sites aware.

    Furthermore if folks always did their research before taking action on these jobs, they would avoid most scams. So it’s a two way street. You can’t depend on others to keep you safe or save you. You have to depend on yourself. So just keep that in mind. I guarantee now you’ll be more inclined to research any company that you may consider and that’s the good side effect of when stuff like this happens.

    Either way, Thanks for sharing!

  • annie

    Hi thanks so much as tonite i just recd an answer to my resume posted on craigslist. it sounds almost word for word, very close  it immediately smelled like scam but i played along to see what they would say… when they said i had to delete my craigs listing  ah ha…. they gave themselves away….

    You looking for a part time Job? Are you available to run errands? Iam looking for someone who can handle my personal Assistant and runbusiness errands at his/her spare time.Someone who can offer me theseservices:Mail services: Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS(nothing illegal).Shop for Gifts, Sit for delivery( at your home) orpick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.Let me know ifyou will be able to offer me any of these services….
    Thank you!
    PS: I found you on craigslist

    On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:47 PM, Betty Olivia wrote:
    i should probably tell you more about the job… This job is flexible>so you can do it wherever you are provided that there is a post office in the area. In addition to that, I don’t mind you doing all of the tasks during your spare time outside of work or school. I wish I could meet up with you to talk about this job in person but I am currently away on business. I am in Bahrain so there will be no interview.All errands will be in your city/town so It is not a must that you have a car for the job, you can go places by bus or taxi. When you get my mails/packages; you are required to mail them to where I want them mailed to.cash some check when they are sent to you. You won’t have to put money out of your pocket, that’s all you have to do You are allowed to open the packages to reveal the content. The content of the packages will be business and personal mails.. All expenses and taxes will be covered by me. You will work between 15 and 20hrs a month.How much will you charge per month? I will pay($400). That is not a bad offer is it? I need your service because I am constantly out of town… I am an Architect. I will return to America in December so this process will be on going till then. If you don’t mind, I will meet up with you when I return and then we can talk about the possibility of making this long term. Well, let me know if you are able to handle the position.

     Reply |Betty Olivia betty.oli55@yahoo.com to me show details 9:04 PM (50 minutes ago)
    I will email you the list and pictures of what to shop for when I am  ready. No heavy packages is involved! You can do the shopping at Sears,  Walmart, Circuit city, Best buy and other stores.  You will be shopping for household items, Electronics and clothing’s. I will provide you my UPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to UPS and shipping charges will be applied into the account. I will provide clear set of instructions for each task I need done as well the funds to cover them. If I were to mail you money to do my errands plus upfront payment for your service,How should your Name appear on the check? Where should I mail it to?and what is your cell number. and if this job is alright for you then proceed to delete your advert from craigslist now okay.

    DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO ANYONE.??.. HOW TO CATCH THESE GUYS?THEY BAITED THE WRONG PERSON HERE. ANNIE

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hey Annie!

    I’m so happy that you followed your instincts and did your research! If more people did that these scam artists would go out of business. Thanks for sharing this experience with us. I’m sure you just helped another person avoid it!

  • Denis

    NOTICE: this is a SCAM!!! Received this email not too long ago.
    this is their company Email: >
    http://www.wf-service.com/about.php

    Job Title: International Delivery Courier Job Type: part-time Experience: Not Specified Base Pay: $2800 Relocation: United States Posted: October 27 2011 Ref ID: DEF – 1305837596  
    Hello
    and welcome to Worldwide Forwarding Service. We specialize in courier
    services and handle international shipment from U.S. to the Canadian and
    European countries. Position of International Delivery Associate is
    currently available and you may to apply for it if the following
    criteria:
    1. U.S. citizenship
    2. Be 21+
    3. Have a valid DL
    4. No accidents for the last year
    5. No Felony Convictions during the last 7 years
    6. Abiliry to pass DOT Physical
    7. Previous employments will be considered in making decision
    Job description:
    You
    will be in charge of receiving merchandize at you residence from Fedex,
    DHL and UPS. Contents of the packages that will be delivered to you do
    not contain any illegal meterials. It will be mainly electronics,
    clothes, jewelry, toys, domestic appliances, etc. We are unabele to
    carry out the following shipments: animals, antiques, firearms,
    explosives, drugs, pieces of art, cigarettes, video and photo materials
    of pornographic content. You should expect 3-5 packages per week. You
    will be provided with an access to the back office system that will have
    you to manage your tasks.
    If you are interested and would like to apply for this position, email us your resume and your possible questions at: paulavarno@gmx.com
     

  • Guest

    There are actually 3 victims…the cardholder whose identity has been stolen, the reshipper that has taken this as a job and the REAL victim is the merchant who sold the merchandise…the credit card companies do NOT reimburse the merchant.  The merchant is out their merchandise, shipping costs, packaging, employee labor to package and process the order and their profits.  It is theft and the merchant can legally sue the individual that received the stolen goods.  So not only does the “mule” take the chance of jail time, they could potentially be liable for monetary compensation to the merchant.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You have a point but Merchants already price their merchandise in such a way to accomodate for a certain level of theft that occurs in their given industry. So they have some built in protection although maybe not all encompassing. With that said our real concern is the regular people who don’t have such protection. We can all agree this scam is just bad for everyone involved and the best way to combat it is education and continuing to report instances of it.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Lbc40f

    My BF just called me and told me that he did not get his payroll check for a at home packages company? So I think it was a scam can you please post this the companys website is EXPRESSFORWARDINGUSA.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    It’s a shame you or your boyfriend didn’t discover this article sooner so you could have avoided this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Taylor Kirkland

    Thank you for your article.  I found your article because I received one of these very emails this morning (an apparent downside of having a resume profile on CareerBuilder).  The spelling and use of the English language in the email was atrocious, so THAT it was yet another one of these scams was not even a question in my mind.  But, I was curious what the scam actually was and whether anyone had put out an alert about it.  So, again, thank you very much for doing this public service!  FYI – the variation I received involved a purported company named FERS, based out of Poland.  The email itself came from someone’s yahoo account (totally different name than the purported “sender” listed in the email).  So, I think that some poor soul’s email account got jacked as well. 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome! I’m so happy you actually took the time to follow your instincts and do your research! It saved you from a nasty experience. Thanks for sharing the variation with us. It will help many others avoid it assuming they did what you just did!

  • Alibooali

    Has anyone heard of a company called Wallspf?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Here’s the real question you should be asking yourself. Does this company sound like anything we described in the article above or the many other scam companies others have reported on this article? Don’t let desperation cloud your judgement. If you’re doubting the company there is a reason. It probably exhibits the traits of other scams listed on this page.

  • Trev

    Well I am quite embarrassed that I have fallen for this. I am very worried now as well. I received the email several days ago and forwarded them my resume as requested and filled out an application from the business as well. Them seemed legit until I read this article. I am worried because they now have all my information, and I don’t know if I have already hurt myself in some way or not.

    The company is called Galley Forwarding. GANLEYFW.COM

    If I could get some advice on what my next steps should be, I would appreciate it. Thanks for the article Eddy!!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Don’t feel embarrassed. A lot of us have fallen for a work at home scam even yours truly. Just take it as a lesson learned. As long as you haven’t reshipped any packages, you should be fine.

  • Kalhonahogames

    here is another one.

    Academic Mailing Service or academicmailingservice.com SPAM.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks. But it would be more helpful if you included the email your received.

  • jazzilady

    Hey everyone, this is really not a scam. Well at least some of them are not! umm my brother did the package forwarding thing for about a month. I was helping him so everytime they sent him a check I got a cut. Thebad thing about it is that they send you HUGE and I mean HUGGGGE package. Mainly college textbooks.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    If I rob a bank and then “hire” you to help me receive packages that I bought with the stolen money, does that sound legitimate to you even if you get paid? Don’t think just because the scam artist actually takes whatever stolen money they got and pays you it makes it fine.

  • seektruthFL

    Please refer to Federal Trade Commission case number: 33375290 and 33025822. Recently, the email that is claimed to come from fake foreign package mailing companies from either UK or Ukrain. The email preyed on innocent folks’ desperation. It lists too-good-to-be-truth pay. Following is a samples of email:
    Salary and benefits:
     - $40000 yearly – paid in parts every month;
     - Flexible bonus system;
     - Working hours: 9AM – 4PM Mon – Fri
    It requires the recruited workers to receive packages and then re-packaged. Finally, send to third world under-developed countries under their own names.
    I fell victim to the scam and suffered a nearly $3,000 lose, included: the failed to pay the promised pay,
    my own out-of-the pocket package expense, my own car and gas, and the lost benefit.
    There are several risks involved: first, of course, the fake company is not going to pay a single penny of the promised pay. Second, the cheated online sellers can press legal actions against the scam victims for participating in scam (essentially, it means that the cheated online sellers regard the scam victim as the accomplice of the fake foreign mail package company. BE AWARE AND DON’T FALL FOR IT.

  • Aescer

    Well I have fallen for this. I am very worried now as well. I received the email a month  ago and forwarded them my resume as requested and filled out an application from the business as well. I am worried because they now have all my information, SSN, and DL, and I don’t know if I have already hurt myself in some way or not. They used my name and address to received items for about 3 weeks to ship products to Europe, but I did not get my paycheck.The company website name is expressforwardingusa.com.If I could get some advice on what my next steps should be, I would appreciate it. Thanks to this website Eddy!!
     

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Try using my scam video to research companies from now on:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/scams

    Keep in mind a lot of times the scam artist use real companies that are legitimate. But you’ll notice that their contact information they use to contact you is usually a free email address from yahoo, gmail, etc and never really from the real company’s domain. And if you call the real company with the information that is actually on their site and not what’s provided by the scam artist and ask if the person actually works there or if there is a job like the ones described in the email you got, they’ll say they have no idea what you’re talking about.

    At the end of the day this isn’t hard to figure out, once people are asking you to receive packages and resend them elsewhere, the gig is up. You don’t need to dig much deeper than that. Never let desperation get the better of you. Hope that makes sense.

  • http://twitter.com/JClark06 James Clark

    Don’t feel bad…. Me too bro….

  • bjay2450

    What about ‘Stockholmtek Inc’ ? I am afraid I’ve also fallen for this scam and the bad part is I’ve shipped out 2 items. Any suggestions on reporting this to authorities?? 

    Your help and thoughts are greatly appreciated!

  • Cdean13

    I just started working for a company called MegaShipping.net, according to the comments that I’ve been reading on your site, they may be a scam business as well.  One of the packages I shipped came back with insufficiant postage and a letter from the U.S. Postal Inspection company talking about this type of scam.  The questionier had questions that outlined the job they had me doing.  And to think I shipped about 16 packages in just 2 weeks.  I sent in the questionier last week, I guess I’ll be hearing from the feds soon.

  • bentworld

    From a precious commenter- “I responded to an ad from craigslist and started getting packages a week
    later, I thought everything was legit because I checked MOYSE
    CONSULTING CO 1010 DUPONT CIR, STE L90 LOUISVILLE, KY out on the BBB
    website with no comments, issues or anything”

    Well, that’s interesting, I also got a response from a resume I sent through craigslist (when will I learn?!) and the company refered to in the email I got was “SPRINGLEAF CONSULTING” and they seem to be neighbors…

    4010 DUPONT CIR STE L19

    LOUISVILLE, KY, 40207-4887

    Telephone: +1 (859) 908-3426

    SCAM SCAM DOUBLE SCAM
    BEWARE SPRINGLEAF CONSULTING

  • http://twitter.com/UltimateTwang Michael Reece

    I just found your site while trying to research an email my wife just received…I’m 99.99% sure this is a scam, but have yet to find any info.  To me, the first red flag is that an unsolicited email is not even asking for an interview or potential interest, they are offering the position.  Secondly, the email address it was sent from is sbelcher@4seasonswireless.net and the email address given to reply to is gerald.carter.k@hotmail.com.  Then, third, they do not give any website and when I searched the name, I found no website. 
    Mike
     Here’s the email…Good day Phyllis *****, 
    Our company, Global Transportation Logistics Service, is a leading provider of technology-enabled business process outsourcing, serving the transportation and logistics needs of our clients. Our won web-based technology, dedicated service teams and robust procurement power allows our customers to obtain best-in class service and rational prices. We want to extend the sphere of our business activity, that’s why we proudly would like to offer you a position of International Distant transportation manager in our new international personalized logistics project. We are looking for adult individuals, self-motivated with permanent US address. Applicant must have computer/notebook with an internet access and printer.  To obtain any additional information feel free to contact me directly via e-mail, by pressing reply. 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Great call Michael! Your instincts are right!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome! Thank goodness you had the foresight to do the research. Too often people reach this page when it’s too late. So I’m happy you and your boyfriend avoided this nonsense. Your common sense and skepticism definitely saved you and I applaud you for it! Sometimes desperation gets the better of us and we lose that type of insight. So great job.
    If you’re looking for legitimate ways to make money at home have your boyfriend check out the following pages on our site:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    I’m confident he’ll find something there. Thanks again for chiming in and sharing this with us. You just help some folks avoid this version of the scam.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Can you provide a little more detail like the emails you received? That would be very helpful to others who may stumble upon this company.

  • Guest

    I got this email after responding to a “work at home” job add in my email. It seems to be dressed a little differently than some others described, but it sounds shady to me. Any suggestions?Hello Ana ,We appreciate your choice and we understand your interest in our company.Let me tell you about it a little more. Initially it was formed in Warsaw, Poland, in 1997. The main activities of the firm is the purchase of the goods in goods-producing countries with a view to resale in Poland and other countries. Method which  is developed by us, helps to significantly reduce interest rates and dumping in the markets of Europe. Our clients are also the individuals who bought the goods at bargain prices directly from the manufacturer supplies.At the moment we are expanding and on the base on remote operation we need a responsible person willing to assume the role of manager turnover. You become an official representative of the company in the country and defend its interests. Your responsibilities will include accounting, engagement statistics, statistics and help in the movement of goods from the U.S. market to Polish. To start, you do not have to go through any paid courses – we will start with the basics, and I, your coordinator will go with you all the steps from easy to difficult. We will constantly keep in touch with you, it will help you to orientate in the early stages. Training Course is 2 months. Naturally, it will be paid under the contract, which we suggest you to sign up.At a training course, you can use this job as an extra and give it 2 to 5 hours a day. Work is completely at home.We create the best conditions for work and provide career prospects.Your salary will be $20,000. As well to each employee at the end of the first month, we provide a phone HTC and BlackBerry devices to choose from. This is done to maintain contact with you 24×7. Connection fee will be fully paid by the entrepreneurship. After 2 months of work into your personal disposal to choose from you will get a Dell or HP.If you show a high labor characteristics, commitment and desire to be part of our company, it is quite possible that in your town, we will open an office and you will become its director.We are always ready to discuss any nuances and answer all your questions by phone or email. We work from 8 to 16 Monday through Friday. At this stage, we suggest that you sign the contract, which you can find in applications for the development of further partnerships.We are waiting for your response.Sincerely,Natalie EdmondEuropean Forwarding Inc, Manager

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    My suggestion is follow your instincts. As I said in my article above they may vary certain things but if the gist of it sounds like we have described in the article above and the many other reports by folks on this page, then it’s best to avoid it.

  • Nathan lindsay

    I have been working for a company called FERs Inc, 2 wks now. Looks like I’ve been taken in by the scam. They match everything discussed here.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear that Nathan!

  • Fred

    Hi Arizonian, I too got the same email from the same company, Id love to hear how this plays out.

  • SO-2

    A company names Logistics-ART is also a scam company. Please be careful folks. I will post my complete story here for the friends so they also become aware of it.

  • SO-2

    Information
    about the Individual/Business that victimized you

    Business Name: Logistics-ART

    Name: Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Gender: U

    Address: Hameentie 26

    City: Helsinki

    State:

    Country: Finland

    Zip Code/Route:

    Phone number: 3580923164141

    Email Address: shipping@logistics-art.us

    Other
    Identifiers

    Web Site:
    http://logistics-art.com/

    IP Address:

    IRC Server:

    Chat Room Name:

    Usenet Newsgroup:

    Other:

     

    Description of
    the Incident

    I received a job offer from
    careerbuilder.com website that the company named logistics-art need indoor post
    operator with the job description but the job didn’t seem to be at home. I
    applied for the job by sending my resume, after applying I did some research in
    Google by typing the name of the company but didn’t find any link that lead me
    to their website so I started typing logistics-art scam in Google and I
    couldn’t find anything so I thought that this is a legitimate company and not a
    scam or fraud. A day later they got back to me by saying that we have approved
    your resume so please fill out this application. I filled out the application
    and sent it back to them. They sent me another email by saying that we have
    approved your resume and application so please provide us the best time and
    phone number so we can interview you. I sent them that information and no one
    called me and a day later they sent me another email saying that we have looked
    at your resume and application again so we have approved you please sign this
    contract. I read the contract and it sounded legitimate to me because they were
    not asking me to pay money for any shipping or anything like that. They also
    asked a bunch of other questions in the email that I replied such as how far is
    the post office from my home and do I have a printer or not and few others that
    I replied. With

    The contract they asked me to
    send them the copy of my DL but they did mention that I can hide all the other
    parts of my DL for security reasons except I should leave the name visible so
    they can identify me. I did send the contract with the copy of my DL. They
    asked me to register myself in their website. They also sent me an email that
    all the process is complete and you will receive packages with in 2 or 3 weeks.
    On

    December 1st, 2011 when I was in
    my relative’s house. I received an email that I will

    Receive one package on December
    2nd and another package on December 5th. I came home and picked up the package
    from the front desk and since it seemed very small and puffy so I thought that
    it is my clothes from American Eagles and opened it up but once I opened it up
    I found out that it is the package from the company that has hired me and sent
    me the package. Inside the package there was also a paper that I read and it is
    someone’s name that lives in VA Beach, VA. I sent an email to the company that
    I have received the package and they replied me that I should wait for the
    further instructions. Since I discussed the nature of this new job at my relative’s
    house so they told me to be careful and do some more research on this. When I
    came home on December 3rd I digged deeper in Google till I found out this
    website which explained everything to me.

     

    Here is the website address:

    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/

     

    As soon as I read it I called 911
    and two officers came and I explained them everything but they didn’t file a
    report and gave me the information to contact the Local Police economic crimes section
    which I did this morning and explained them everything and they told me to file
    a complaint on ic3 website. I did also contact the local FBI and asked them
    whether or not to receive the packages that come today on December, 5th and I
    asked them to please send an officer to my address so I can explain everything
    but

    They didn’t and they also told me
    the same thing and asked me to file a complaint online.

    Fortunately, the package that
    they sent is still in my apartment and I haven’t forwarded it to anyone.

     

    The UPS truck just stopped by my
    apt to drop off two other packages but I refused and told them that it is not
    mine and someone is running scams.

    I have all the emails received
    and sent from and to the company that I can provide.

    Please contact me as soon as
    possible and let me know what to do.

    Thanks a lot,

    Victim’s Name

     

    Supplemental
    Information

    ———————————————–
    12/05/2011 15:23:19 ————————————————–

    Additionally on December 5th,
    2011 when I told the UPS delivery that these packages are not for me in the
    afternoon of the same day I received the following emails from the company and
    haven’t replied back to them or forwarded any package to anyone.

     

    Email # 1:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    Please print the attached file.
    This file is in pdf electronic format. It can be read with the Adobe Reader,
    which you can download free of charge from the Adobe website at
    http://get.adobe.com/reader/ the label contains all information for sending.
    Use file EC730954844US for sending package with the tracking number
    ————————— . Please do not insert the invoice and do not break
    original package. After sending make sure that the sent parcel is displayed in
    the on-line system on the website http://www.usps.com/ and has the status according
    to the shipping. If you have any questions we will try to answer you par ASAP. You
    have to send me the photos of the packages inside and outside before shipping.

     

    DO NOT FORGET THERE SHOULD NOT BE
    ANY INVOICES INSIDE OF THE PACKAGE

     

    Send me the scan of the receipt
    you’ll get after shipping the package

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Email # 2:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    Please print the attached file.
    This file is in pdf electronic format. It can be read with the Adobe Reader,
    which you can download free of charge from the Adobe website at
    http://get.adobe.com/reader/ the label contains all information for sending.
    Use file EC705764622US for sending package with the tracking number
    —————- . Please do not insert the invoice and do not break original
    package. After sending make sure that the sent parcel is displayed in the
    on-line system on the website http://www.usps.com/ and has the status according
    to the shipping. If you have any questions we will try to answer you par ASAP.

     

    You have to send me the photos of
    the packages inside and outside before shipping.

    DO NOT FORGET THERE SHOULD NOT BE
    ANY INVOICES INSIDE OF THE PACKAGE

     

    Send me the scan of the receipt
    you’ll get after shipping the package

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

    —–

    So those were the emails, if
    there are any other updates I will update it in Ic3 website. Thanks.

    ———————————————–
    12/05/2011 15:54:44 ————————————————–

    Additionally on the afternoon of
    December 5th, 2011 I received the following email from the company:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

     

    Did you get the packages
    1Z1606RR0300183799 (iRobot® Roomba® 530 ) and _Package
    tracking number_ (iPad 2 16Gb + 3G ) ?

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

    Thank you, I will provide more
    updates.

    ———————————————–
    12/05/2011 17:00:34 ————————————————–

    Additionally in the afternoon of
    December 5th, 2011 I received the following 3 emails from Jendrikuz

    Rodriguez:

    Email # 1:

    Victim’s Name,

    Did you get the packages –Package
    tracking number- (iRobot® Roomba® 530 ) and –Package tracking
    number- (iPad 2 16Gb + 3G ) ?

     

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Email # 2:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    The following package will arrive
    to you on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

    Here is the information about it:

    Description: Canon EOS Rebel T3
    18-55IS DSLR Kit

    Shipped via: Fedex

    Tracking Number – ……………………..

    It will be delivered to You on
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

    Please inform us about your
    receiving it and wait for the further instructions.

     

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Email # 3:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    The following package will arrive
    to you on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

    Here is the information about it:

    Description: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
    II

    Shipped via: Fedex

    Tracking Number – ………………………

    It will be delivered to You on
    Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

    Please inform us about your
    receiving it and wait for the further instructions.

     

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Thanks.

    ———————————————–
    12/06/2011 12:26:29 ————————————————–

    On December 6th 2011, The FedEx
    stopped by my house with two packages and I rejected it by saying that it is
    not mine and I haven’t ordered this. On the same day I received the following
    two emails from the company:

     

    Email # 1:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    Please print the attached file.
    This file is in pdf electronic format. It can be read with the Adobe Reader,
    which you can download free of charge from the Adobe website at
    http://get.adobe.com/reader/ The label contains all information for sending.
    Use file EC705013889US for sending packages with tracking numbers
    ——————– ( Canon EOS Rebel T3 18-55IS DSLR Kit) and
    ——————- (Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II ). Pack

    both packages into one box.
    Please do not insert the invoice and do not break original packages. After
    sending make it sure that the sent parcel is displayed in the on-line system on
    the website http://www.usps.com/ and has the status according to the shipping.
    If you have any questions we will try to answer you par ASAP.

    You have to send me the photos of
    the packages inside and outside before shipping.

    DO NOT FORGET THERE SHOULD NOT BE
    ANY INVOICES INSIDE OF THE PACKAGE

    Send me the scan of the receipt
    you’ll get after shipping the package.

     

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Email # 2:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    Please be careful before shipping
    the items, check twice that you are shipping the correct item with the correct
    shipping label.

     

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Note: I haven’t replied to any of
    the company emails since the day I found out that it is a potential scam.

    Thanks.

    ———————————————–
    12/06/2011 13:59:55 ————————————————–

    On December 6th, 2011 after I
    rejected the packages I called the Local Police economic crimes department and
    told them what I have done so far and asked them to please come and pick up the
    package that was sent to me on December 2nd, 2011. The police officer advised
    me to call the company where it has been shipped from and tell them that it is
    a fraud. I called the company and explained them everything and asked them to
    send a return label. They appreciated the help and sent me return label.

    Since the package was already
    opened up by myself in the first day when I got it so I made a scan copy of the
    paper that was inside the package as a supporting document that might help the
    Law enforcement officers in their investigations whenever they start it. I have
    that paper saved for Law enforcement officers if they request it. I took the
    shipment label with the other paper to UPS and shipped it to the original company
    where it was purchased from and the company did understand that this purchase
    was a fraud.

    After I came back. I sent an email
    to the Logistics-ART company to the person named Jendrikuz Rodriguez that: I do
    not wish to do this job. Please do not send me any more emails.

     

    Note: Like I mentioned before the
    911 officers came and they heard what I said regarding the whole issue but they
    didn’t write anything and they said that it is the responsibility of economic
    crimes. When I called the economic crimes they just advised me that it sounds
    like a scam but they didn’t come to write a report or investigate it although I
    told them the whole story on the phone. They told me to file a report on ic3 website.
    I also called the Local FBI for investigations on this issue to stop what this
    company is doing but they didn’t do anything and they just asked me to file a
    report on ic3 website.

    Thanks,

    Victim’s Name

    Thanks.

    ———————————————–
    12/07/2011 17:28:33 ————————————————–

    As I mentioned before that I sent
    an email to the email address of the company but few hours later I received an
    email that that email was failed because there is something wrong with the
    address.

    ON December 7th, 2011 I received
    two emails from the company again. Here are the emails:

     

    Email # 1:

     

    Victim’s Name,

     

    There are some technical problems
    with my webmail account shipping@logistics-art.us, our technical support is
    trying to solve this issue. So if you sent any messages to shipping@logistics-art.us from yesterday,
    please resend them here to logistics-art@gmx.us as I think I did not receive
    them Please use this Email address logistics-art@gmx.us until the problems are
    solved with my previous Email address, I will let you know about it.

    LET ME KNOW THAT YOU GOT THIS
    MESSAGE

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

     

    Email # 2:

    Victim’s Name,

    My email address
    shipping@logistics-art.us is working well and you can write me here like before

    Sincerely, Jendrikuz Rodriguez

    Logistics-art Manager

    I replied back the following
    message:

    I said I don’t want to work for
    your company.

    Regards,

    Victim’s Name

    —–

    ———————————————–
    12/08/2011 16:20:09 ————————————————–

    After I sent the second email
    that I don’t want to work for your company. I received an email saying: Fuck

    off shit !!!

    I ask the IC3 to please take care
    of this because they have my following information:

     

    My Resume

    My Full name

    My address

    My telephone number

    My email address

    My DL with only my name and
    picture visible on it.

     

    These kinds of people operate in
    probably different places and steal anything they want but want to get the US
    residents in trouble of law enforcement agencies even they haven’t done
    anything but just wanted but wanted to earn a couple bucks during this bad
    recession.

     

    I hope these stories that we
    share on this website gets around all over the internet so that everyone is
    aware of it.

     

    Thanks a lot.

     

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Wow, that’s the most detailed account I’ve read for this scam! Thanks for sharing this with us. I’m sure if people actually take the time to read it, they’ll learn a lot!

  • SO-2

    Yeah Eddy. I wanted to share every piece of information about this scam so that other people don’t get trapped in this kinds of scam. Please spread out this information to any where you can so people can easily find it in web search. Thanks.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’ve already done this by posting this information. So thank you for doing it. Because trust me it will be found as you found this site.

  • Mud Rum

    Hi Annie and Morgan, my mother totally fell for this one! It sounded too good to be true so I even told her to forget it but she said there wouldn’t be any harm in checking it out. I also thought the deleting your craigslisting part was suspicious and strange. Anyway, then I told her after she even replied back to them, not to e-mail them anymore. 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome! Agreed. The more people that can post their experiences and emails, the more it will help others avoid these type of scams.

  • michael faison

    hello, my name is michael faison and I have been looking for a legit job for months. I received a email and a agreement to fill out and fax back to the company for approvement into the company. They say that I will be paid 20 dollars per package I send off, and that they will start me off with 4 to 5 packages a week.I already sent off the agreeement. should I go to better business  and check them out. don’t want to get caught up. Thanks….The name of the company is International Shipping Express inc.

  • Jstreeper04

    Anyone know anything about storm package express?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Better question, does the job description or anything you’ve been doing sound like the many versions of this scam that have been listed here by others or was clearly described in the article above? If you’re questioning it, then you probably already know the answer.

  • AJ

    My brother just got an email from a company named US Forwarding. Which is Shipping and Receiving. When I first heard about it, I kind of already felt it was a scam, he continued to tell me more about and it sounds a lot like what you mentioned above…also no W- 2 was needed or anything. That really threw up a red flag! I could not find this company thru BBB and I called the number and it is answering service. They are stationed out of New York, NY. usforwarding.net and the number is 347-674-3995. I just wanted to put the word out there, look like another scam company, trying to get over on folks that are looking for honest work in the messed up economy. Have you ever heard of this company Eddy?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. The company does sound vaguely familiar. At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter what the company name is because scammers are smart enough to use real legitimate company’s name to throw you off. All you need to do is look at what the company is asking you to do. If it involves accepting packages and then reshipping them somewhere else, that’s pretty much all you need to know as a huge red flag. Everything else is meaningless at that point.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing your story. It’s always sad to hear when someone falls victim to this. The bright spot is you’ve been lead to this site where you can find legitimate work at home jobs and options. So something good did come of it.

  • ST

    I applied for a courier position on craigslist and I even filled out this application for a company called LogisticsInternational.org and now I realize I have been scammed. Thankgoodness I saw this website before they sent out a “test” package for me to reship. I emailed them back that if I get any package from them I will report them to the authorities!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Good for you!

  • Troy

    I to found this site just a little late, I actually have two companies to report which are Relogistiks and Worldwide Forwarding Service (or wf-service). I have already been working with them for 2 weeks and have shipped out 2 packages for Relogistiks and 3 packages for wf-service. I saved all the emails and information I got from the packages themselves and have copies of the invoices which I will turn over to the police after I file with ic3.gov and will contact the businesses the items were purchased from so they are aware this is a scam. Then I just hope for the best, I’m a single father trying to raise my kids on my own since I got laid off from my job and got suckered. Thank you for doing what your doing Eddy and keep up the great work.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome. Thanks for sharing the companies and what you did to fight back.

  • Xcyclicx

    I have received emails from www. Swift- post.com about a shipping /receiving coordinator. This is to ship to overseas people wanting American goods from stores that do not ship overseas. I wouldn’t be sending things to people in the states. Has anyone heard of this site. Contacted me through career builder.

  • AF

    My husband applied for a position with swift-post.com and they have sent him an employment agreement. We are trying to verify if this is legitimate or a scam…anyone have any valid information on whether it is a true work from home position?

  • beentheredonethat

    Do you have the bills as well? If you are getting packages then the bill should come in a few days or so….When you get the bill, open it and call the company and let them know you have their packages.

  • Aren8484

    I have received this same offer as well, and I was interviewed by telephone. I am a bit skeptical although the website looks very real, it just seems like something isnt right.

  • Anacc90

    YES ! I have recently !

  • Aren8484

    Hi AF I received that agreement as well, I am trying to figure out if it is a scam too. I looked on the the bottom of the website and it says it is BBB accredited but when I looked up swift-post in the better business website(BBB) I says that it is a non accredited business and there is 1 employee. I am so skeptical about, everything looks legit but it just seems like something isnt right. I even looked up the addresses and everything but I couldnt find much information,

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear this. Try contacting the http://www.ic3.gov who will contact any other law enforcement agencies to help you with this. They’re all very aware of this scam.

  • Mirico

     http://wichitafalls.bbb.org/article/bbb-warns-reshipping-scams-still-at-work-job-seekers-beware-30357

    The above publication date is November 1,2011 but today is March 4,2012 and I have a unsolicited e-mail as a job offer from the http://www.forwarding-group.co.uk.
    Be aware: this is a recognized scam still in operation.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this!

  • vidal acevedo

    Has anybody dealt with a so called parcel Fowarding LLc from columbus,OH?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    It doesn’t really matter what the name is. If it sounds like anything we’ve all described above then you already know it’s something that should be avoided.

  • SP

    Hello Scared Mama,

    I got scammed by a Company swift-post.com in 2009.

    So here is what I did :

    1 Make copies of all the links on the Dashboard. Also off all shipping labels you have. Make a folder.
    2 You called the company the shipment came from now return it to the company. Get info on person you talked to at said company. Put info into your folder.
    3 Call the boys in blue and make a report, hand them the folder. They will deal with it from that point on and you are no longer considered an accessory but a victim/witness.

  • SP

    Answer about “swift-post.com”  SCAM!!!SCAM!!!SCAM!!!

    It can be found on Monster, Carrierbuilder and Yahoo jobs.
    I got scammed in 2009 Company was in Florida at that time.
    They will ask for all your info including SSN#/DOB and spouses first name. Then they will open ebay account in spouses name. Auction with stolen credit card, ship to your address with someones name. First shipment is something small so they can see if you will do it. The second shipment will be in the range off
    5-10 thousand dollars. Now here is the wopper!!!! Both you and your spouse are in trouble here.
    If you have started shipping for this Company get all the info you can get, make a folder and call the police. Make a report as soon as possible.

  • Laura Jane

    I really enjoy being subscribed to your news letter, it is about the only thing on the web that I believe. I just read the article a bout re-shipping and now I am scared, I received a laptop and was instructed to print out the taf for FedEx and ship it to another address, I did so and asked in a mail what compensation I was going to get and he replied that I would be paid, today I am to receive another laptop and follow the instruction attatched, well now I am positive that this is not legitimate.
    What do I do? Should I mail the package back to it’s sender?

  • LauraJane

     I am not sure where the parcel came from but I sent it to NY

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for the kind words. It definitely sounds like the scam we’ve described above. Don’t panic. Follow the advice listed by some of the other commenters:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/#comment-441527312
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2008/10/07/package-forwarding-reshipping-job-or-scam/#comment-460652880

  • Badpsychometry87

     I just came across this site after my mother told me to make sure about this job that I got on the 27th of last month. I wish I had come here sooner. I am scared now. I have sent out 7 packages as of today. The email I received:

    We have received your resume and are glad to inform you that
    you are hired to a Shipping manager position. We have estimated your
    business potential and have come to conclusion that you are ready for
    such kind of job, and moreover – you are ready for success!

    We have one vacancy:

    Work at Home, Shopping assistant.(part-time employees).Requirements:Full age· USA resident. 6-7 free hours per week (mainly in the evening/non-business hours), printer.Job description:1. Receive the correspondence to yours residential address;2. Report to us.3. We send you the special document (Mailing Label), you print it(therefore you should have the printer). With this document you go toUSPSoffice and send packages free-of-charge. We send you detailedinstructions.4. Ship the package out using the specified shipping method (at thismoment we use mainly EMS /every USPS office can ship it with EMS GlobalExpress/).The salary:We pay 20 dollars/for each received package. You will receive thesalaryat the end of each week. We pay all charges!

    You need no money to start working with us. If you agree for this workplease answer at this email. Thanks and we lookforwardto working with you!
    Good luck!

    HR managerPatricia WillsonStart Management Grouphr@startmgroup.comwww.startmgroup.comAfter I read everything on this site I don’t know what the right thing to do is? I already sent an email to them stating I did not want to work from them anymore. I don’t know what else I can do. I really do not want to go to jail.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing the scam. Just follow the advice I provided in the comment above.

  • Charmelle

    I recently started working for a company names Southcoast Mail Masters Inc. out of Torrence California.  This sounds alot like the work that I do and now i am scared. Is there anyway to check to see if this company is legit.  I did research before I started working and everything did seem legit.  Please help

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    As we’ve argued in the article, if it sounds like the scam described, that’s what it is. Scam artist are notorious for using legitimate company’s identity so when you do the research it comes back clean.
    So with that in mind if it walks like duck and sounds like a duck then it’s a duck. Just because you put stripes on it doesn’t mean it’s a zebra now. Follow the advice listed in the previous comments listed above.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    It sucks but you live and learn from these experience. Now you know always follow your instincts. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is in this industry.

    Don’t get discouraged, just learn from it. You were led to this site and there are a lot of legitimate options you can take advantage of here:
    http://www.workathomenoscams.com/recommendations
    and http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs

    So some good will come out of this. Don’t let it beat you up. Most people have been victims of a work at home scam in one way or another. But you just learn from it and move on. You don’t give up.

    So keep that in mind.

    P.S. No need for multiple comments. We don’t approve comments right away because of spammers, ignorance or stupidity. We have to screen the comments first to help combat stuff like that. So just be patient in the future. lol

  • Laydebutterfly

    WOW!  I am so glad i found this site before i even considered the job offer i was presented threw my email….Now I Know for sure it was a scam… He Says We need a representative in our organization on a part time basis, He says he can’t meet with me because he is in the Philippines on business until June, He he wants to pre-pay me in advance to do his shopping and have his packages sent to my address and i then will mail them to were he instructs?The letter goes on and on, He even states that i can open and inspect the packages if i want to, he goes on to say that the job pays $400.00 Per week and he will pay me everything upfront so no moneys have to come out of my pocket but he will need the following information so he can send me the money…FULL NAME…ADRESS…..CITY….STATE…ZIP CODE… PHONE NUMBERS HOME & CELL PRESENT JOB… AND AGE… Plus he notes that the applicant MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT because of the check transactions required?…. Im am so glad i did not fall for this..Im writing this in hopes that i can save another from falling for this scam that i ALMOST fell for!…  I want to list the name and the email of the person who sent me this offer but i do not know if i could legally do that?  But please be aware of any Too good to be true job offers “especially the ones you didn’t even apply for.. and appears in your email account! 

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    I’m glad you did too! Feel free to share the email you received. Everyone else does and it helps people avoid nonsense like this.

  • Terri

    Is PKG Fowarding a good company the web site is http://www.pkgforwarding.com in need to know

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Are they paying you to reship? If so it’s a scam. Just read the article above. It doesn’t matter what the name or the website is. It’s not something to do!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear this happened to your wife. I wish she would have found this site before she started. But it’s good that you reported it. Let her know there are actually legitimate work at home options and now that you found this site you can direct her to it. Thanks for sharing. I’m sure you’ve just helped others avoid this scam.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m sure it will help a lot of people avoid it!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MMOPZ7GVNA3KABATHXU2XEPE2A Princess

    This helped me a lot….I actually received the e-mail from a local place that helps you find jobs. I do not believe that they know it is a scam. The paper said to send a resume so I sent one and they e-mailed me and said that I have the skills and to send in my license and all that to verify identity and then sign the contract and all of that. I never got around to doing that before I started researching. I called the number for the company which is http://www.uslogistics.org which is supposed to be located in Brooklyn and somebody just answered the phone as if they were at their own home, no business phone, no professionalism or anything. The website seems legit but they ask you to do the exact same thing you wrote about in the article and when I googled the address it was the address of a home and not a business. I now know that this company is not legit and I will definitely report it and make sure that the local business that gave me this listing knows that it isnt legit as well.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing! I’m glad you were able to avoid this. Feel free to refer them to this site where there are legitimate jobs and information on avoiding scams like this.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Follow the steps listed right in the article. That’s why we listed them there to help folks like you.

  • zachariah smiley

    My Open Border (myopenborders.com) is another such scam. I accepted the job and sent in all the required documentation including an employment agreement and application and my DL then I found this article and I decided to test it out so I deleted my name and phone number and put that my previous employer was the Denver PD and requested they change my info and they immediately locked my account so I couldn’t log back in. 

    I just hope I caught it in time. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YSMDCZHARGS4UN2Z3ZBANGMI6E Odette

    Thank you for the heads up! I received an email from “Tarco Logistics LLC” offering me something too good to be true, claiming to be a forwarding mail packages service. I researched before responding & glad I did. I was alarmed when they requested I fax them all my personal ID information, but no telephone # to speak to anyone. Upon internet search for their address: their main office is in Czechoslovakia (run down building) plus another in Arizona, where their “business name” is not even listed when searched, nor any of the names from the email. Always do your research before responding to any offers!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re welcome. Glad you avoided this. You’re right if everyone always does their research with any work at home opportunity, you avoid a lot of issues.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Uh, we’ve made this clear many times over in the article and comments. This stuff is never legitimate. As I said in the article, sometimes they use legitimate company names and thus their reputations. Don’t let desperation cloud your judgement. You already know the answer to your question. Read the article above and follow the advice. That’s why it was written.

  • guest

    I was contacted by a company called continental express ltd. out of helsinki, finland shipping packages to the russian federation and the ukraine. i only sent one package but when they totally refused to let me see the agreement that i would be signing, i reported them. They then sent me an email saying that they would recommend that I not do that…Well to bad…I did!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Good for you! In any event, I’m glad you found this site. Now you can actually focus on real legitimate options. Good luck and thanks for sharing your experience.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Well I think that’s part of the scam. When they get workers information, they’re able to get even more credit cards. I never thought about it until you mentioned it so the scam is even worst when you think about that.

    You should definitely invest in some identity theft monitoring and protection service ASAP! Even if this didn’t happen it’s a good service to have.

    You’re going to want to monitor your credit regularly now.

    Sorry you fell victim to this. But at the very least you found this site and now new legitimate ways to make money.

    Don’t let this get you down. As you can see it’s happened to the best of us! Just chalk this up to an experience learned.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Denise,
    Thanks for sharing the details. Don’t feel stupid. You’re just a victim like many other people on this page. It’s a lesson learned that you’ll grow from.

    At the very least, it led you to this site where hopefully you’ll take action on the recommendations and resources that will help you succeed.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. Everything you need to do is already covered right in the article above. That’s the best course of action in your situation.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    All you have to do is refer her to this page and if she reads actually reads it she’ll realize what she may be looking at is a scam.

  • Luisofsuburbia

    Have any of you heard of “fulltimeboat”?

    They sent me a package and now want me to forward it, I need to know what to do with the package… I have researched this and it’s quite obvious that I’ve fallen for their scheme. … This is what their email looked like:

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    No we haven’t. But it doesn’t matter. We’ve made it very clear what to do in the article above. Just read it and follow the steps.

  • Mnpitre

     I got an email from oasis-delivery company too. Just last week I shipped two packages (apple products) to russian federation. A man by the name of Gary Fieldman contacted me about the job.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing this with us! You’ve probably just helped someone else avoid it.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi Misel,

    I’m glad you found this page too! I’m not really sure how much they can do with your personal information. It’s still worth reporting the company to the places above.

    I would probably still look into some credit monitoring or identity theft service to ensure nothing is done. I doubt they can do much without your SS# but who knows? Scam artist are very crafty. It’s better to take precautions anyway. I hope this helps. Thanks for sharing this information. If you have more of their contact information or emails, please post it so others will find this page as you did and avoid this scam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.medlin.9 Patricia Medlin

    I hate to say it, but I believe I am one of the victims. I graduated in May and posted my information on line. I received an E-mail for a job offer from EMS UK Transposition Company and answered the job post and put in for the job. Everything looked fine, I had to fill out a job application and send in my references. On 6,7,2012 I started receiving packages and I received and shipped them thru 5,23, 2012. I received packages about everyday and shipped them off. I began to question this when I received packages for a person in the town 18 miles from my home. I took the invoice and called the person that suppose to be ordering the package and sending it to me To little surprise, all the people I called said they didn’t order any package. Some phone numbers I tried to call didn’t match the address on the invoice and the number listed to call. Now I am afraid, and don’t know what to do I am holding the packages I received today.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi,

    I’m sorry to hear this. But everything you need to do is right in the article above. So just follow the steps and you should be fine.

  • amaddwoman

    Yesterday I came to your web site when I was looking for shipping and receiving scams. The company that I was looking for was EMS UK Transportation company. I had graduated from college in may and had posted my information on the job sites. After many failed attempts of trying to find a job, I finally received an E-mail from this company, I filled out the job form and sent in my resume and DL. I stated receiving packages on the 6-6-2012. Like everyone else on here, I was told to open the package and take the invoice out and trow it away, re-tape the package and take it to the post office to be shipped. After receiving a lot of packages and shipping them off, I started looking closely at the invoice and who was being billed for the products. It just did not make since to me that a person that lived 18 to 30 miles from my home would order a item and then have someone send it to my address to be shipped overseas to Russia. I called the local telephone numbers on the invoices and found out that each person I talked to had fraudulent charges on their credit cards the same day that was posted on the invoice.
    I E-mailed the person that I suppose to be hired by and let them know that I could no longer receive and packages or ship them. After I E-mailed them, not long after I received a phone call asking me if I could ship the package that I received yesterday and today. He told me to fill out a ticket and tell them how many days I worked and how I want to get paid. After filling out the ticket the man called me again, I told them I could not ship the package, the person started saying it is very important to ship the packages so they won’t loose their customers. I told them I am sorry but I can’t ship them and the man told me I wouldn’t get paid for the days I worked. I told him, well I can’t send them, so I guess I won’t get paid.

    Yesterday I filed a complaint with the IC3 and then today I went to the police department. The police officer I spoke to said he would investigate the matter. When I ask him what I suppose to do with the packages I received yesterday, he told me to go ahead a ship them so the people would not be alerted. When I got back home another package had been delivered and then later on another package was delivered. I did not take the police officer advice, I did not ship the packages overseas, I refused the package that was delivered today and I also mailed one of the package I received yesterday back to the seller, I also called UPS to pick the packages up that was delivered today. I refuse to send any more packages to these people, If they were a honest company, they would be concerned about this, all their worried about is getting their packages.

  • Concerned and scared

    I have been contacted by a company called premium-delivery out of the U.K. They are also a shipping/ receiving from home company. I spoke with the gentleman in charge and he calls himself Michael Grey, however when I looked up the area code he was calling from it was Brooklyn N.Y. and surrounding areas. They asked me to send a copy of my license and to sign a contract and e-mail it back to him. I have already done this and I am supposed to receive my first package today (06/27/2012), Now after seeing this site and reading about the various scams I’m afraid I have been suckered into exactly that. How do I know if it legit or not and how do I know if they have stolen my identity. What can I do to avoid prosecution if it is a scam. Is there a way to find out if it is legit or should I treat it like it is a scam. PLEASE I NEED HELP!!!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    It’s not legit if it’s anything like we’ve described above or by the many other comments left by others. Don’t let desperation cloud your judgement.

    You’re victim like so many of us. Just follow the steps listed in the article and you should be fine. It’s all clearly laid out for you. So there isn’t anything to figure out.

    In terms of identity theft, you might want to look into some identity theft protection program. Your local bank probably has one or you can find it online.

    I hope this helps.

  • Concerned and Scared

    Thank you Eddy for this site!!!! I have contacted the police and filed a report. I did not accept any packages and will refuse if they come. Once again, thank you for providing this info to me before I got myself into a sticky suitation. I wish there was more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.
    Everyone: BEWARE OF PREMIUM-DELIVERY LLC U.K and MICHAEL GREY

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    You’re so welcome! I’m happy you found our site and it has helped you avoid this nonsense. Hopefully you’ll find some other great legitimate options here now. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Sorry to hear about this Joe. But thanks for
    sharing. It will definitely help others avoid it.

  • Intpackages is a scam…

    I was recently suckered too by a company like this ( Intpackages.com). I wish I would have read this post, I did as much research as I could about forward packaging, but I found nothing (until now). Unfortunately, I did send the packages, but I do have all of the correspondences that “Robert” sent me and of course I did not get paid! I think Craigslist should also give such a warning to job seekers so they won’t have to go through what we went through. What should I do?

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Hi, Sorry to hear you feel for this. Craigslist does warn against this but most people ignore the warnings. Either way, everything you need to do is listed right above in the article. That’s really your only course of action at this point. But thanks for sharing this scam as it will probably help many others avoid it.

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    Well Rose you’re very fortunate you weren’t hurt by this scam. It’s good that you are haunted by this experience because it means you learned a valuable lesson that can be applied many times over. That’s the great thing about negative experiences, they can really be turned into something positive.

    Thanks for coming back and sharing with us. Hopefully you’re well on your way to finding some legitimate ways to earn money online.

  • Happy

    FYI Guys, Swift-Post.com has been SHUT DOWN!!! Wahoo! I’m very happy that not only are we alerting each other, but we are shutting these scammers down!

  • http://www.workathomenoscams.com Eddy Salomon

    That’s great news! Thanks for the update!

  • stupid

    does EMS stand for mayes express delivery

  • troublewithfraud

    QTYLine Control Solutions are processing packages bought with stolen credit cards and having others ship to Russia.

  • http://www.individualbest.com/ Eddy Salomon

    Thanks for sharing. Do you have any emails from them that you want to share and help others avoid them?

  • Val Pitts

    dont do it. i had same company like that called ABC Firstransfer. I never received any money or more information. its a scam

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