Package Forwarding & Reshipping Job or Scam?

Package Forwarding & ReShipping Job or Scam pic

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 ways to make money online. In fact we list many legitimate and free Legit ways to make money online 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 youR 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 & credit card information. 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 embarrassed 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 as I did with My #1 Free Legitimate Way To Make Real Money At Home. 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 re-shipping items. Again don’t let anything throw you off.

 

3. Don’t Send It!

If you already have the stolen merchandise from the scam artists, don’t mail it! You should return it to the merchant as soon as possible and explain the situation to them. Don’t let them intimidate you or worry about any physical retaliation. These guys are cyber thugs and punks. They don’t want any of you. Trust me they have more than enough victims they can target if you decide to do the right thing.

 

4. Cover Your Ass!

Keep all correspondence (e-mails, faxes, receipts, invoices etc.) related to these scams. If the boys in blue or feds coming knocking on your door, you want to build your case that you’re a victim here too and weren’t the originator of the scam.

 

5. Start Snitching!

The scam artists know you’re going to feel embarrassed or “stupid” for falling for this scam. They’re actually betting that you’re going to stay tight lip for fear of ridicule. That’s the worse thing you can do. Here’s a news flash most of us have been scammed before finding something legitimate as I did. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. That said, you spread the word! Doing so will help protect others.

  • So contact the 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.
  • File a complaint with ic3.gov as well for good measure.

 

6. Invest in credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

Chances are you were required to fill out some bogus job application or other paper work where you provided some personal information. You may have even sent in copies of your driver’s license or other id. Either way all that information can be used to open up lines of credit in your name which can obviously be used to buy more merchandise. Then the cycle starts again and they’ll have someone else shipping stolen goods they buy with your credit.

So my advice is to invest in some credit monitoring and/or identity protection services ASAP! It’s literally an investment you can’t afford not to have after you’ve become a victim. These con artists can sell your information on the black market and you’ll never know when one of them decides to start using it. So you need to have a trusted credit/identity monitoring company that for you 24/7. Otherwise you can hurt your own credit and lead to other issues.

 

How You Can Help Fight Back!

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 victim 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.

Start Here For Real & Researched Work From Home Opportunities

Don’t let this experience get you bitter and give up on your dream to work at home. This scam has led you here so take full advantage of the options that we have researched that can make you money safely.

 

How To Avoid Being Scammed Again

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 identify other scams that should be avoided. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about the industry the better your chances are of success.

 

Conclusion

The only forwarding you should be doing is sharing a good joke or an informative article like this one. But I’m actually dead ass serious. Send this article to as many people as you can. Post it on social media and help others avoid this nonsense. If you stay silent, you’re just helping the people who scammed you. So keep that in mind.

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!

Don’t try to rationalize it. Chances are if you’re asking if a company is legitimate, you probably already suspect it’s a scam and it usually is.

I hope this helps either way!  If you find this article useful and would like to hear from me with more information on legitimate ways to make money or scams to avoid then consider becoming a subscriber like thousands of others have!

Until next time,

Eddy with a y

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Comments

  1. says

    Eddy,

    I recently started with immediate merchandise delivery. Now finding out it is a scam I only sent one package. I just had another “TASK” pop up and another package is being sent to me. I sent them a message on the website portal saying “this is a scam, do not send me any more packages.” They sent me back a message saying, ” You better keep sending out packages you have coming or we will take measures.” I feel like you said above they are cyber bullying and wont do anything. The only information i have given them is my name and address. Can they do any identity theft with that? I see you answer promptly on here and would greatly appreciate what you think I should do.

    Thank You,

    Joe

    • says

      Hey Joe,

      I don’t think they can do much with the little information you provided. But you never know with these scam artists. I feel like they’d be more inclined to just move on to the next easy target. But it wouldn’t hurt to keep a watch on your identity. It’s up to you. But you’ve taken the proper steps. Sorry you fell for this. But at least you found this website and now have some legitimate options you can look into now. Keep me posted man.

  2. says

    I never heard of this scam until recently. It seems like there’s red flags all over the place, but I guess a lot of people are desperate to make money from home and so they ignore the red flags.

    Nice in-depth article about this scam Eddy. Keep the great posts coming!

    Corrisa

    • says

      Hey Corrisa,

      Yes it’s a common scam. And unfortunately a lot of people fall for it because it’s so cleverly disguised and desperation makes many folks suspend their skepticism. Fortunately this article has helped many people. Thanks for chiming in and the kind words.

  3. david vick says

    Hello,

    I got this email and they called me and asked a few questions. I researched and they have a website as well. Is this a scam as well?
    ______________________________________________________________________

    Hello David Vick,

    We are pleased to inform that you have passed the preliminary selection for Shipping Assistant position with Edwards Logistics.
    We have reviewed your resume on CareerBuilder and believe that your knowledge, skills and experience will add value to our organization.

    We offer a job with low stress and decent pay on a home basis, you will gain knowledge and experience of the international trade, while keeping to enjoy the relaxed pace of home living.

    Please register on our website and we will call within the next 2 days for the interview!
    http://edwardslogistics.net/form.php

    Our Advantages:

    – Flexible working schedule
    – Average pay around $400 weekly for the first 2 months (based on piece rate pay); around $400 + $250 (fixed) after the probation period
    – Piece rate pay: $20
    – Weekly payments
    – Stability, reliability, best practices

    Work Schedule: Mon-Friday 9am-5pm

    This is a full-time home-based position agents are responsible for daily shipping and receiving of the packages to and from customers and vendors.

    Receiving:

    – The packages outside shipping sources (U.S. mail, UPS, FedEx, and other freight companies)
    – Check packages upon receipt to ensure accuracy
    – Log in items that are received

    Shipping:

    – The packages outside shipping sources (U.S. mail, UPS, FedEx, and other freight companies)
    – Assemble orders and prepare goods for shipment
    – Prepare required shipping document
    – Examine outgoing shipments to ensure they meet specifications and are packed for safe shipment
    – Perform other tasks as assigned

    Experience/Qualifications:

    – Must have at least one year of general working experience
    – Warehouse/shipping experience is a plus
    – Basic computer and data entry skills
    – Must be able to work independently with little supervision while meeting goals in a timely manner.

    All shipping and packing expenses are prepaid by Edwards Logistics.

    More details can be found at: http://edwardslogistics.net

    Amanda Barns
    Edwards Logistics
    amandabarns@edwards-logistics-hr2.com

    • says

      David,

      I think you already know the answer to your question. It doesn’t matter what the company name is, the so called job is exactly the scam I described in the article above. It should be avoided.

    • says

      Interesting… the name Amanda Barnes. In my email it was also Amanda Barnes initially and the follow up was Angie something… and the company was Parcel Abroad GP. These outfit will set up everything to appear as a legit business knowing that they’re praying on peoples vulnability. BTW, as far as I know… Parcel Abroad GP have been around since 2008. Crazy right? Keep passing the words…

    • says

      It’s not surprising. The scam artist tend to be lazy with stuff like this. Why bother changing anything that works? Hopefully people heed the warnings shared here by folks like you. Thanks for chiming in!

  4. Brenda says

    Hello, my name is Brenda.
    My fiance was working for a company called Global Shopping LOGISTICS and it had a 30 day trial. He thought it was a real job but according to your article it wasn’t legit. He has sent many packages under many names and was told these packages were from e-bay and that he would receive them under a managers name and send it back out under his name. Unfortunately he has finished the job and when payday came they didn’t pay him. He made a claim through the workforce place hoping to get his money buy he has told them he is still employed by them even though he no longer receives packages and is still waiting for payment. What should he do, now that he knows it was a scam but has already sent out many packages under his name for a month?

  5. Maria says

    I just received one as well and was hesitant but after some research and finding this page i am going to keep my freedom and avoid signing any forms.

    Here is my email i had received

    Good day XXXXXX XXXXX,
    We have found your Curriculum Vitae via Careerbuilder job-site. At the moment we expand our business to the USA territory and can offer you a position of Transportation Manager.
    The position is mostly about accepting, repacking and sending parcels with the help of the Postal Service all over the world. It’s a work at home job and does not require any start-up costs.
    You do not need to relocate and can do this job from a comfort of your home.

    The Transportation Manager duties consist of:
    Step 1: You receive parcels at your address.
    Step 2: You should report to the supervisor about parcels delivered;
    Step 3: You should do repackaging according to supervisor instructions;
    Step 4: You will receive a prepaid shipping labels to mail the package out
    Step 5: You should affix the shipping label provided by your supervisor to the parcel and drop it off at the nearest post-office.

    You do not need to invest any money to start this job. All the shipping costs and extra expenses will be covered by our company.
    You will be responsible for dispatching packages in time.
    Your compensation will consist of $2400 base salary (monthly) + $30 commission per box received .
    Your wage will be deposited into your bank account or into your Paypal account at the end of each work month.
    During the first weeks you will work with a small product quantity. There will be about 10-20 boxes a week.
    It’s not obligatory to have any special education, you will have a possibility to gain necessary knowledge during the trial period.
    Make sure to have working home and mobile phone numbers, so we could reach you through the day if we have any questions about the reports.

    The candidate should have:
    1. Printer (you will need to print postage labels to ship the boxes out).
    2. Internet Access (to check your email for the information updates) and the ability to your email 2-3 times a day.
    3. Ability to receive the parcels right to your physical address (not P.O. box) from courier services such as Fedex, UPS and USPS

    If you need some more information regarding the offered vacancy – you could email me with any questions.

    The offered vacancy is 100 percent legitimate job, all shipped products are legal under the law of the United States of America.

    Please, reply back to get more information.
    Sincerely yours,
    Jessica Kosman
    Ingstad & Co AB
    Hyregatan 9, Malmo,
    Sweden, SE-201

    THEN AFTER ACCEPTING POSITION I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL

    Hello XXXXX XXXXX,
    Thanks for your interest in job-position with Ingstad & Co AB company.
    My name is Jessica Kosman, I will be your personal manager.
    The retailers will start sending parcels to your address at the beginning of next week.
    All parcels will consist of consumer goods such as electronics, clothes, accessories.
    All goods are legitimate, you will be able to check the contents of each parcel yourself.
    Please, make sure you indicated correct address details (if your address has additional details such as room, suite or apartment number, please, also let us know, the delivery services will need exact address to deliver parcels right to your door.
    All shipping costs are covered by our company.
    Your duties start on October 14th, 2014, so your first payroll will come on November 14th, 2014.
    Salary is paid once a month in a form of check or direct deposit (as you prefer).
    Your salary consists of $2400 base salary + $30 commission for every parcel processed.
    Total monthly salary will be up to $4000.
    Please, find the contract and agreement in the attachment, sign the papers (you can fill the forms electronically or print them, sign and scan back to the hard-drive) and send them back to us to this e-mail address.
    Will be waiting for your reply.
    Sincerely yours,
    Jessica Kosman
    Ingstad & Co AB
    Hyregatan 9, Malmo,
    Sweden, SE-201

    Good thing i stopped and did research before sending my info…thank you!

  6. Anonymous says

    Hello Mr Eddy,
    thanks for sharing this article. I wanted to say that unfortunately it looks like i fell for this scam too. I only sent one package, but then stopped and did research and I went ahead and filed a report with the Postal Inspector online. I wanted to ask is there anything else i can do to fully avoid any consequences like arrest? Should I go to the local police or is that a bad idea, since they might see it as admitting to a crime or something?

    • says

      Hey Anon,

      I think you should be fine if you followed the steps listed in the article above. I don’t think you’ll need to do more than that.

  7. says

    My name is Dijon I’ve been scammed I believe I’ve been sending packages lately for Otp logistics I’m afraid and I don’t know to what to do I’m only 21 years old in college please help me out on how to redeem myself I don’t want to see the police please help

  8. Crazy lady says

    I fell for this. It all looked legitimate, I even researched the name of the company and looked for scams. They have a website and all. I have shipped items for them. I had a trial period of 30 days they said. Now one of the packages has come back to me bc of inadequate shipping costs. So I was trying to get in touch with them and no answer. Then I am kicked off the log in site. Now I am in fear of going to jail bc now I have found this and it all makes sense now. I am sick to my stomach. I am going to post office first thing in the am. I have 3 kids and now I will be put in jail bc if losers praying on people looking to earn money. Yellowpgk.com. They found me on career builders.

    • Sabrina says

      oh my yellowpgk emailed me too smh …yep it’s a site for 30 day period….I even sent off 4 packages…I got suspicious and start tracking the addresses on the prepaid labels…I get nowhere..the Billing address do not match the… mailing address.. I even called one of the bill toO numbers the guy told me I had the wrong person…I’m done with these people and also smt-transports tried the same thing… there is no business license under that name

  9. Bruno Gonzalez says

    Thank you for your email, I received offer letters from 2 companies one from China ‘Globalink Logistics” and the other from Czecholslovakia “On-Track Solutions” and have been working for them now for 2 weeks and I foubd this article, I will immediately go to the police office to file a complaint as I have tried to do so throught the internet but keep getting the runaround at all the numbers I have tried or been given so Thank you and I hope nobody else falls victim to this scam as I thought I did all the research necessary and really thought I had a great job but now I know this not to be true, I fit so many of the profiles on here and it wasn’t right that they don’t explain or answer their phone but I ingored it thinking I had this great jog, but now I see I talked myself into it, who hires you without really knowing or meeting you… my first sign…. Thank you rom San Clemente California…

  10. karen says

    Unfortunately, I think I was bit by a scam. I really though this was a legimitate job but after reading your site, I am afraid. Afraid of being arrested and/or afraid my personal information will be used against me. I’m going to contact the Postmaster to find out what to do with these packages. Thank you for hopefully saving me from being arrested. Sent them a message to find out about the scam.

  11. sharon weigel says

    Have you heard anything about piaggio group inc? I had my resume on carrer builders and they got in touch with me about shipping packages for them.

    • says

      Hey Sharon,

      As I said in the article above. It doesn’t matter what the name of the company is, if they’re hiring you to do what is described above it’s a scam. Don’t let your desire to work at home misguide you. The truth is laid out here for you.

    • F says

      Hey Sharon Weigel, do you work for PIaggio Group Inc? I think they are a legit company. I hope to hear from you. Thanks.

    • Brendan says

      Oy, I’ve been with Piaggio for over a month and at first it all seemed to go well. But with the trial period over they have yet to deliver my first paycheck. They said I was being transferred to the mainframe and would receive more packages after. I’ve not heard back but a friend of mine found the “US Office” phone number. I’ll post the results of that conversation after I call them.

  12. Lady says

    yep- Balguerie for me…. Didn’t sign a contract but I did send them my application/resume and copy of picture ID.

    Thanks for posting this!!!

    nelson.voogel@us-balguerie.com

    Hi
    We are glad to inform you that your candidature for the Shipping Clerk position perfectly matches all our requirements. You have passed our selection process successfully. We are delighted to make you the following job offer.
    Therefore, please read carefully the attached documents. In attachments, you can find our Contract, your Job offer and a document on non-disclosure of trade secrets.
    You will be required to send us a copy of all sign documents.
    If we do not receive your reply within two days, the proposal will be canceled automatically.
    We understand that sometimes it’s very difficult for a new people to adapt to the whole working process. It is always a mix of excitement and anxiety. Especially, performing on your first assignment! Always, we would be happy to assist you on any stage of your work. We would also like to remind you that this is a very demanding job, associated with direct payments of the clients and their orders. We understand that you will be materially responsible. By that reason we are always ready to negotiate with you your salary, holidays, etc. We value each member of our team and we are always providing the most comfortable working conditions.
    We are confident you will be able to make a significant contribution to the success of our company and we are looking forward to work with you.
    If you have any questions or comments, please contact us immediately.
    HR Support Team,


    Nelson Voogel
    Online email manager.
    Balguerie US department.
    http://www.balguerie.com

  13. says

    Here is another one I received a few weeks ago… I went through the process and have not heard back after sending in my completed application and contract. I called the numbers and the voicemail doesn’t say a company name. The company does have a website, but that doesn’t mean anything… thanks for bringing light to this.

    Dear xxxxxxxx,

    According to your recent email inquiry, you are interested in more details concerning the vacancy of Mail Clerk. You can find further information about the position in this email. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email them or you can call us (561) 325-6481.

    Parcels Abroad GP is an online mail service with a physical location in Florida. We offer our clients a US postal address where they can receive parcels and correspondence. Foreign business people selling and buying goods in the USA find this service to be invaluable, since a lot of US retailers do not ship internationally. Parcels Abroad GP is also very popular with Americans who need to receive their mail on the move. Our customers can easily manage their mail online, consolidate packages in bulk and forward it anywhere in the world with considerable discounts.

    We strive to improve our management of personnel and warehousing with innovative approaches that help to keep our company ahead of competitors by maintaining low costs. For example, our remote employment approach allow us to massively increase the number of addresses we offer, as well as drastically reduce costs involved with storage. You have a chance to become one of our remote employees. Our business processes are entirely automated, no elaborate training is necessary and there are no start-up costs. You can work from any location in the United States. We encourage you to submit your application and resume, so that we can consider your candidacy more thoroughly.

    Responsibilities:

    • Monitor the list of incoming shipments, receive paperwork and instructions from your online account
    • Accept parcels and letters delivered by the major carriers to your home address
    • Process them according the instructions
    • Deliver the items to your local post office and ship them to our clients using prepaid shipping labels provided by our company
    • Inspect all packages, photograph the contents and upload the photographs
    • Submit reports via email and your online account

    This is a relatively independent position that relies on the individual’s ability to take their responsibilities seriously. This job requires constant presence at home and strong commitment and discipline. However, the work is financially rewarding. A full-time employee of Parcels Abroad GP receives a monthly salary of $2,000 plus $500 bonus for processing more than 50 orders per month. It requires you to be available at your home address during business hours (9am-5pm) from Monday to Friday, and occasionally in the evenings or on the weekends. You must have a computer, a digital camera or a cell phone with built-in camera, a printer, a stable internet connection and reliable transportation.

    We place a very high priority on the security of our employees. One of our most important policies is to investigate all potential customers in order to verify that their business is genuine. This allows us to avoid the potential for criminal activity. We require all of our clients to provide two forms of ID as well as Form 1583 that has been certified by a notary. They must also complete an interview and verification process. The primary items for shipment include electronics, clothing, auto parts and sporting goods.

    To apply, please complete and send us back the application, which is attached to this email. Please also review and to get acquainted with the draft employment contract. In the application form you will find the link to our company’s website.


    Sincerely,
    Angie Bowel,
    HR assistant,
    Recruitment department,
    Parcels Abroad GP, LP,
    505 S. Flagler Drive, Ste 1550,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    (800) 260-1257.

  14. Kiante Williams says

    I unfortunately fell victim I have not got a visit from the police, but I have sent a package out. I just received another package, and UPS told me to either keep it or refuse it and they will send someone to pick it back up. My question is how do I know where it is going? It may be going right back to the theives. Also, the package came in a different name I was just going to go throw it in the dumpster. What do I do?

    • says

      Sorry to hear that Kiante.
      It happens to the best of us. I don’t think you fully grasp how the scam works. They’re stealing people’s credit info. Then they’re buying stuff with the stolen credit card. Then they’re using unsuspecting work at home seekers like yourself to ship the stolen merchandise to a po box or address that can’t be traced back to them. Once the credit card victim realizes what happens they’ll contact their card company and the vendor. The vendor will then contact you since it went to you. So sending it back won’t be sending it to the thieves. It’s sending it back to the shop.

      Hope that makes sense. So what you need to do is basically follow the steps I listed in the article above. I hope this helps.

    • says

      What did you ended up doing? Do you have a “Field Supervisor” that you report to? I went through this process for exactly this reason… to find out from “cradle to grave” how and what these organizations do and how to be more inform about this…

      So… thanks for sharing!

  15. Christian Robinson says

    I had a job offer from a company called otp logistic stating that all I would have to do is receive packages and then check them an remain them to other places and I would be on a trial and get paid 2300 a month plus 30 for packages under 25 lbs and 60 for packages over 25 lbs that us my communion and durning the trial I would get paid 30 days after my first package I received and mailed out I got a visit from the police stating a phone was being sent to my house that was charged to someone else’s credit card I did not know so I was advised to quit the company was fake and if I con united to accept and send packages I would go to jail for fraud I advise anyone don’t fall for anything like this utter ain’t worth it don’t accept the jib ignore it oh and the job offer came in the form of an email I was fooled I quit and I feel better I got out when I did

    • says

      Hey Christian,

      Sorry you didn’t run into our site before you fell for this scam. Fortunately you weren’t arrested. But as long as people follow the advice in this article, they can avoid all of this. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • says

      Hey Cesar,

      No I havent. But if the jobs involves shipping packages or cashing checks, then you just ignore it. Just read the article above and the comments and you have all you need to know. I hope this helps.

  16. Michael says

    I received an email nearly identical to all the comments above from an “Exec Direct Aviation Services LTD,” contacted by a “Robert Hudson.” Unfortunately I was idiotic enough to sign the contract sent and have emailed them back. I was just so ecstatic to have a job and supposed income coming. Once again the homage “too good to be true” turns out to be true. Fortunately I’ve looked them up now and despite having a website and several google items I luckily found this website…dang, now I am so stressed about next week and what I assume will be incoming packages. Is this crap going to go on the rest of my life? Do you think there’s any danger about people coming to harm my family? (this concern only voiced by my mom, but it seems a legit concern). I’ve also received emails/contract and even a phone call from a second company for an identical position/gig, this time by “Edwards Logistics” sent from an “Amanda Barns.” Fortunately I have not signed this and will not be.

    Thank you for this website. I only hope it’s not too late. Hopefully this can help others who operate with a bit more logic/discretion/caution before they give away their signature. But desperation in a desperate economy goes a long way in luring helpless victims in.

    • says

      Hey Mike,

      Sorry to hear you fell for this. It happens to the best of us. It’s not really worth it for the scammers to send goons to your home. There will be enough victims they can easily get online if they’re not fortunate enough to find this site or if desperation gets the better of them.

      So don’t worry about any physical harm. This is a lesson learned and thanks for being brave enough to share with us. The silver lining is that you found this page and you’ll now be on the road to legitimate ways to make money online.

  17. says

    An innovative startup is looking for Postal Associates. This position requires no complex experience other than basic computer skills and capacity to handle correspondence and shipments.

    Totally fit for stay-at-home moms, retired people and also business owners who remain in the home office during the day.

    Functions:

    – Collect packages and letters from UPS, Fedex and USPS at your location
    – Repack letters and parcels
    – Check the packages
    – Distribute letters and parcels to local US Postal Service branches
    – Stay in contact with the support department through online messages, and telephone
    – Timely upload reports via online account

    Requirements:

    – US residence with postal address
    – Be able to demonstrate accountability and take initiative
    – Be able to handle up to 23 pounds

    This is a stable job with a compensation of up to $2,000 net payable monthly.

    Should you become interested in this opening, go ahead and respond to this email, and we will get back to you ASAP.

  18. Jammer says

    I received this the other day:
    Good day XXXXXXXX,
    We have found your Curriculum Vitae via Careerbuilder job-site. At the moment we expand our business to the USA territory and can offer you a position of Transportation Manager.
    The position is mostly about accepting, repacking and sending parcels with the help of the Postal Service all over the world. It’s a work at home job and does not require any start-up costs.
    You do not need to relocate and can do this job from a comfort of your home.

    The Transportation Manager duties consist of:
    Step 1: You receive parcels at your address.
    Step 2: You should report to the supervisor about parcels delivered;
    Step 3: You should do repackaging according to supervisor instructions;
    Step 4: You will receive a prepaid shipping labels to mail the package out
    Step 5: You should affix the shipping label provided by your supervisor to the parcel and drop it off at the nearest post-office.

    You do not need to invest any money to start this job. All the shipping costs and extra expenses will be covered by our company.
    You will be responsible for dispatching packages in time.
    Your compensation will consist of $2400 base salary (monthly) + $30 commission per box received .
    Your wage will be deposited into your bank account or into your Paypal account at the end of each work month.
    During the first weeks you will work with a small product quantity. There will be about 10-20 boxes a week.
    It’s not obligatory to have any special education, you will have a possibility to gain necessary knowledge during the trial period.
    Make sure to have working home and mobile phone numbers, so we could reach you through the day if we have any questions about the reports.

    The candidate should have:
    1. Printer (you will need to print postage labels to ship the boxes out).
    2. Internet Access (to check your email for the information updates) and the ability to your email 2-3 times a day.
    3. Ability to receive the parcels right to your physical address (not P.O. box) from courier services such as Fedex, UPS and USPS

    If you need some more information regarding the offered vacancy – you could email me with any questions.

    The offered vacancy is 100 percent legitimate job, all shipped products are legal under the law of the United States of America.

    Please, reply back to get more information.
    Sincerely yours,
    Jessica Kosman
    Ingstad & Co AB
    Hyregatan 9, Malmo,
    Sweden, SE-201

    • says

      Hi, just read the article above. It doesn’t matter what the name of the company is. If the job is asking you to do what we described above, then you already know it’s a scam.

  19. says

    Ok.. here is the actual job description..

    Title: Auction Manager Dpt.: International Auctions Location: From Home Type: Part Time Salary: 2,800$/month

    About Company: WorlShip1 is an international freight and shopping company. We offer a scale of solutions for people looking to purchase or sell merchandise on overseas markets.

    Auction Manager is a work at home job, executed and supervised entirely via internet. Core activities include accurate handling of customers auctions on marketplaces and client support. Job requirements include proficiency in English, 8AM-12AM availability, high- school diploma.

    The Auction Manager is responsible for the accurate and timely review, preparation and execution of auctions delegated by customers.

    This position requires full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of the WorlShip1. The employee is expected to support all organizational services including, but not limited to; Customer Service, Confidentiality of Information, and WS1 initiatives.

    Required Experience:
    General Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook experience. Paypal experienced user with at least 6 months old account.

    Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Customer interaction during the completion of sales contracts.
    Verification of certified funds received
    Data entry
    Provision of proper advice to the customers by using the phone or email.
    Release of checks, customer bank deposits or other types of transaction.
    The duty also includes journalizing the financial flow entries.

    I found this through indeed.com and there was an initial screening process thru fitzii. The hr person is
    SHANNON FRANKE
    HEAD OF HR DEPT.
    WORLDSHIPONE.
    T: (330) 400 2142
    F: (330) 319-8176.

    She even provides a landline phone but only her voicemail picks up.

    What do you think? Thanks!

  20. says

    Hi Eddy, was wondering if this is a scam? No mention of actual receiving and sending packages. But you do have to have a 6 month paypal account. What do you think?

    Opening name: Auction Manager
    Employer: WorldShipOne.
    Work Place: from home
    Operating mode: twenty hours per week

    Requirements:

    Eligible for work in the United States with clear background record.
    Advanced interpersonal, negotiating, analytical skills;
    Ability to work from place of residence;
    Paypal experienced user with minimum 6 month account registration age
    Service and detail oriented.
    Computer skills, cell telephone

    Benefits:

    Work from home;
    Your career prospects in the worldwide corporation
    Employees will be able to reconcile this job with another one
    Opportunity to visit the team training in the United States and European countries
    Bonuses on performing results

    Compensation:

    $2800 a month paid every two weeks
    3% commission

    We look forward to start working with you and to the contributions you will bring to the business, as well as the opportunity to provide you with professional growth.

    In order to continue with the application procedure please reply to this email.

    • says

      Hey,

      I wouldn’t know unless they actually explained what they’re expecting you to do. But the fact they provide any real details on what the job entails leads me to believe it’s either a home business or possible scam. But this is a guess.

  21. D. says

    I’m freaking out officially because I filled out the paperwork and just recieved a package today. I didnt open it, but I am concerned is my identity gonna get stolen? what do I do now?

    • says

      D,

      Follow the advice listed in the article above. In terms of the identity theft stuff you should probably invest in some identity theft or credit monitoring services.

  22. Chris says

    I received an email from them this morning:

    Angie Bowel,
    HR Assitant,
    Recruitment Department,
    Parcels Abroad GP, LP
    505 S. Flagler Dr. Ste 1550
    South Palm Beach, FL 33401
    (800) 260-1257

  23. says

    I posted yesterday about balguerie.com it looks the post has been deleted. Is this legit or a scam.

    Hi
    We are glad to inform you that your candidature for the Shipping Clerk position perfectly matches all our requirements. You have passed our selection process successfully. We are delighted to make you the following job offer.
    Therefore, please read carefully the attached documents. In attachments, you can find our Contract, your Job offer and a document on non-disclosure of trade secrets.
    You will be required to send us a copy of all sign documents.
    If we do not receive your reply within two days, the proposal will be canceled automatically.
    We understand that sometimes it’s very difficult for a new people to adapt to the whole working process. It is always a mix of excitement and anxiety. Especially, performing on your first assignment! Always, we would be happy to assist you on any stage of your work. We would also like to remind you that this is a very demanding job, associated with direct payments of the clients and their orders. We understand that you will be materially responsible. By that reason we are always ready to negotiate with you your salary, holidays, etc. We value each member of our team and we are always providing the most comfortable working conditions.
    We are confident you will be able to make a significant contribution to the success of our company and we are looking forward to work with you.
    If you have any questions or comments, please contact us immediately.
    HR Support Team,

    Online email manager.
    Balguerie US department.
    http://www.balguerie.com

  24. says

    Eddy, I’m freaking out. I’ve been in contact with a Lexie Redman from OTP Logistics. I was very cautious in the beginning, but I went ahead and signed an agreement and gave her our address after looking at their website. I DO NOT want to get in trouble with this! Is there any way to keep packages from getting shipped to our place?

    • says

      No need to freak out Linsey. Just follow the advice in the article above and you should be fine.
      You can ask the mail carrier to return the packages back to the company or just don’t accept them.

  25. Lili says

    Was so happy to find this site. Thank you. To you and the others that have done the work for me. Have received the email from I’m not sure maybe 5 different names on it.
    Amy Berger, Angie Bowel, Hibbard Trinity etc.. Thanks again. Your site is the best

  26. Bev says

    I received the same email as Julia Lane today. I went to their website and even though it looks legit, some of the language was a bit “off”, so I kept digging and ended up here. Thanks so much for your help in sorting through the scams out there!

  27. Cheryl says

    Have you heard of a company based in Poland by the name of RPE Logistics? It is basically the same set up as the companies described in the previous blogs.

    • says

      No I haven’t but it really doesn’t matter if it follows the same patterns that have you read in the comments and article above. The company could be called God’s Logistics for all I care. If it involves the activities listed here, you know what to do.

  28. Julia Lane says

    Another scam! I’ve reported them.

    Angie Bowel recruitment@parcelsabroadgp.com via zohocrm.com
    AttachmentsAug 28 (1 day ago)

    to me
    Dear _______________,

    My name is Amy Berger and I am an HR assistant with Parcels Abroad GP. I have received your e-mail request for more information about the position of Mail Clerk in our company. Please read further details of this job offer. If you have any questions after reading the email, don’t hesitate to contact us by phone 561-325-6481.

    Parcels Abroad GP, LP is an online mail management company with brick-and-mortar presence in Florida. Besides regular mail forwarding, we offer online mail management services to our international customers. Many American retailers do not offer the option of overseas delivery. We help our customers to get an American postal address for making purchases and then get their orders delivered anywhere in the world. We work with international businesses that buy and sell goods in the US and people who travel on a regular basis.

    We are always seeking to develop our services further through a number of strategies based on innovation. We create value for our customers by going far beyond the ordinary logistics or brokerage services. We do this by utilizing the most up-to-date technological solutions and through efficient warehousing and human resources management approaches. Our remote employment approach allows us to maximize the number of addresses in different states that can be offered to our clients. This also enables us to reduce our storage expenses, to be more competitive and keep our business green.

    Job details.

    Mail Clerk position is an excellent chance for people who spend a lot of time at home – such as retirees and full-time parents – to earn a good income or supplement an existing income by processing client mail at their home address. We also accept business owners who work from private office addresses. This job doesn’t require an expensive training or paying any startup costs. You can work from any location in the US except Alaska and Hawaii.

    Duties:

    • Stay available to receive parcels and correspondence at your address from 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
    • Inspect for damage, process and repack parcels
    • Ensure mail contents match the order, upload images of the mail contents
    • Forward mail to customers (shipping labels are prepaid)
    • Submit reports and keep your online account up to date

    Requirements:

    • Have access to reliable transportation to reach your nearest post office
    • Be trustworthy and reliable, be able to work with minimal supervision
    • Deliver excellent rates of service to customers
    • Experience in delivery/logistics is a plus, but not mandatory.
    • Have access to a PC/laptop, digital camera, printer and reliable internet connection
    • Be able to handle packages that weigh up to 30 lbs
    • No other employment is allowed besides self-employment with daily presence at your address

    Compensation:

    • Base salary is $2,000/month
    • Bonuses of up to $500 are available for handling over 50 orders per month

    All expenses for shipping, as well as internet use, packing and gas, are reimbursed by our company. You will be on our payroll and all applicable taxes will be withheld from your paycheck. You will receive a W-2 form at the end of the year, showing your wages and tax.

    Safe and Secure.

    You will be safe and secure while working for us. The parcels contain everyday items such as, electronics, clothing, auto parts or sporting goods. We handle only fully paid shipments and we never deal with any customers that cannot be verified as a legitimate business. This is all clarified during our phone interviews with the customers, after which they must send us two types of ID as well as a 1583 form signed by a notary.

    How to apply:
    Please complete the enclosed application, and return it to this email address along with your resume. We advise that you read through the employment contract carefully before you submit your application. If you would like to know more about us, how we operate, our practices and policies, please visit our website by clicking on the link in the application.

    Sincerely,
    Amy Berger,
    HR assistant,
    Recruitment department,
    Parcels Abroad GP, LP.

    • says

      just got done dealing with these people…Thank Goodness I ended up here… the good news is I have not received any packages… the bad news no new income coming in…Thanks for the heads up

    • says

      Thanks for sharing Andre.
      Creating a professional website can literally take minutes. But as you know it doesn’t matter how polished the website looks or what company name they use or refer to. If the job involves what we described it’s something to be avoided. I don’t see anything on this website about a re-shipping packaging job though?

    • Julia Lane says

      @Eddy they sent me an email with “Job offer” in the subject line. There were two Word/PDF attachments (an application and “contract” with the info. I’ve already reported them. The “HR” woman Amy B. called me yesterday asking if I was still interested, what joke. I also traced the IP to Atlanta. When you call the number it sounds “legit”, but it’s not. I went as far as to call the landlords of the building to see if and who they are at the address they gave me. Stay tuned.

    • Julia Lane says

      @Eddy Yeah but it sure is fun to answer the phone “FBI, how may I help you?” if they call me again.

  29. John says

    Hey, thank you for this page. The information has helped me a lot… I was just about to sign some forms from this guy calling himself OTP-Longistics… t.d & otp.pdf agreement files. But i was hesitant about giving out my ID Card Number…. then i decided first to search the net. Then the same guy (manager) Alexie (Alexandria) Redman appears and it’s true that a research on this company might not find any bad reviews since it registered as NEW and strangely an IP address from Germany and russia. With all this I’ve declined to sign the agreement….. and the way i thought i had secured a job!!!

    • says

      You’re welcome John. I’m happy you’ve been able to avoid these scams. Fortunately you found this page and now you’ll have legitimate options to chose from. You dodged a bullet buddy!

    • J Helms says

      I was just scammed by OTP-Logistics as well. When I searched the Internet I did not find any information about them except for they had a newer Web site. A person by the name of “Lexie Redman” was contacting me. Everything sounded great, until I read this.

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