AnyVan Company Package Manager Reshipping Job Scam
Beware jobseekers! A reader sent us a copy of an email with a job offer from someone named Eric Gilbert claiming to represent a business called AnyVan Company and asked us to check it out. What we found out in the course of our investigation just leaves us shaking our heads as to the lengths scammers will go to appear as a legitimate job and employer to unsuspecting job seekers.
1st of all, AnyVan is a moving and transport company located in the UK and has been in business since 2008. Their website which has also been online since 2008, is located at www.anyvan.com. There is nothing anywhere on their website that indicates they do third party package forwarding or employ people to accept packages and reship elsewhere. They hire movers and owner operator transporters and couriers in the UK and surrounding areas. Customers can post moving jobs and transporters place bids on the job.
Below is a screenshot of the anyvan.com website:
What we discovered is that there has been a number of websites registered since Novemeber last year and are all identical “registration” sites for a Work At Home Package Manager position for AnyVan Company. The websites are:
startpackagemanagerjob.com – registered 11/09/16 for 1 year only by someone named Tia Mccray in Philadelphia Pa, email address: kcdoijiapgle(at)dropmail.me
applyforpackagemanagerjob.com – registered 11/09/16 for 1 year only by someone named Saul Hansen in ELKTON, MD, email address: kduerznh(at)10mail.org
applyforpackagemanager.com – registered 11/01/16 for 1 year only by someone named Claudio Quiroz-diez in BOCA RATON FL, using an email address in Russia: quiroz-diez(at)yandex.ru
packagemanagersusa.com – registered 1/20/17 for 1 year only to someone named Dawn Lind in RIVERSIDE CA, email address: lgcjjjzm(at)10mail.org
getpackagemanagerjob.com – registered 11/09/16 for 1 year only to someone named Amber Medlin-anderson in SALLEY NC, email address: kdttkfln(at)10mail.org
UPDATE 8/22/2017– The scammers has registered 4 new domains this month to continue running their Anyvan Reshipping scam!
northstarrecruitments.com – registered anonymously on 8/19/17
thunderrecruitment.com – registered on 8/18/17
newpackagemanager.com – registered on 8/2/17
usapackagemanager.com – also registered on 8/2/17 but is now suspended
Below are the screenshots of the webpages in the process the Package Manager applicant goes through & Note the Duties in the first picture :
You click “Agree” at the bottom of the page and you are taken to this page below where they require the applicant to take a picture holding their Driver License or Passport and upload it.
Then the applicant is taken to the page below to fill out all their details including their paypal account which is how they claim they will pay the employee.
The Recruiting Email
Below is the copy of the email our reader received and I might add, this reader did NOT send these people a resume as they claim:
Subject: Re: Resume
From: Package Manager <email@example.com> via eml-snd.com
You have received this message, because you send a request for detailed information regarding a Package Manager position in AnyVan company.
This job is just for you if you want to:
Be a really indepentent and self-sufficient
Make money while staying at home
Manage your time properly and improve yourself
We’ve examined it and ready to accept you for this job.
Read attached file with detailed description of duties and information about how to move forward to this message
Try this link if you can’t open attached file: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzfFxverKj7KOEd3NjBhcS1xWTQ
To start working you need to read the file carefully.
Looking forward to your registration.
FYI..Emails are now also being sent from someone by the name Jeff Morrison using the email address
Contents of the attachment:
Package manager Responsibilities
Meet couriers coming to your door and
receive packages shipped by online stores.
Check the contents and re-pack packages.
Ship the orders to the customers via FedEx
The ideal work-from-home-job. You can
combine it with your private daily chores and
other kinds of work-from-home jobs.
No investments. You do not have to invest
anything to start working.
Quick start. You will start working within a
week upon registration.
You must have
From a computer or a phone.
Or access to one to print
out the shipping documents.
To contact your manager.
High salary. We pay $20 for every package
you process, except first five packages.
First five packages are test packages. Your
average weekly salary will be about $600.
Fast payments. Salaries are paid on a
weekly basis using PayPal or MoneyGram.
Net profit. The company pays taxes.
It is a real job. Everything is legal, and we
do pay money for the work.
No risks. All the packages are covered with
insurance, and are not responsible for
Packages are safe. We only work with
goods allowed for exportation.
We provide services of delivering goods from American online stores to the people living in Europe and
Asia. Most American stores do not ship overseas, while the number of those wishing to purchase
high-quality goods is growing. And the number of our customers is growing every day, so we need new
workers for the Package Manager position.
This is a work-from-home job, and it is perfect for people who
stay at home between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Answers to frequently asked questions
Where do packages arrive?
Various postal carriers like FedEx, UPS and USPS will deliver the parcels to your home address.
What is the average parcel size?
There is no set weight. It varies in a range of 1 through 25 lbs with the mean weight of
approximately 7 lbs. Most likely you will not encounter handling problems.
What steps do I take once the package is received?
Once you received the package, you need to get in touch with your assigned manager and
present a formal report about the package received.
What steps do I take to deliver the package to the end parcel receiver?
Once your manager has received and processed the information regarding the new parcel you
submitted, he/she will generate a prepaid label which will then be emailed over to you. Then you
will ship package in nearest Postal Office.
Do I have to make investments? How will I be getting paid?
The answer to the first question is – No! Our company handles all charges (shipments, packing
materials, customs etc.) In order to begin making money, no investment is required! The only
investment you have to make is your desire to work and to be successful.
You will earn $20 for every processed package except first five packages. First five packages are
You would be able to receive your salary by PayPal or. It is free to open a PayPal account. Just
follow easy steps at www.paypal.com.
Minimum withdrawal amount is $100.
What kind of volume or parcels I will be handling?
Once you are fully processed, (this process takes close to two weeks) we will direct a relatively
small number of packages (5 to 10) to your home address. Further, our relationships with you will
depend on the way you handle the first wave of parcels. During the most important first month,
you will be able to build some mutually beneficial ways to work with your assigned manager.
Remember, teamwork is of the essence.
What are the terms and conditions and what sort of hardware do I have to have to work in
You will need a personal computer or phone with Internet access, mobile phone and a printer to
print labels and reports. Also you will need a scales – for measuring the package weight (unless it
is already stated on the shipping label). Basic home scale would be fine.
All packages will arrive during the daytime. Your manager will provide you with information
regarding the packages heading your way so you can easily determine the date of arrival of the
next package. The best way is to be home and avoid missing the incoming traffic. Under no
circumstances can a delivery be delayed for over two days. The company requests a full account
to be made of every step of the business. The company encourages employees to answer the
phone during business hours as well as check their e-mail inbox often.
Register at www.startpackagemanagerjob.com
How do I find out that a new package is about to arrive?
You would be informed about all packages by e-mail. You would receive a tracking link for each
incoming package. You would be required to check your e-mail several times per day to be aware
about arriving packages.
How do I check the status of incoming packages?
All US mail services have an automatic package tracking system on their websites. Your manager
would be sending you links to the tracking page of each package. After opening them, you would
receive in-detail information about the package and it’s approximate arrival time.
How often should I check the tracking statuses?
Twice per day would be sufficient. You would always stay informed and won’t miss a package.
What may cause packages to be delayed?
Severe weather conditions can affect the delivery times, you would usually be informed about
such delays on the postal services website.
What should I do once I received the package?
You are required to weigh the package or find it’s weight on the attached shipping label. After
that, you are required to send in-detail information about it. Send the information using the
DELIVERY SERVICE (FedEx, UPS, DHL etc.) TRACKING NUMBER WEIGHT
You would receive a prepaid label for the package after the information is processed by your
What should I do with the Prepaid Label?
Prepaid labels need to be printed and carried to your local USPS office along with the package.
You won’t be required to pay any additional fees to send the package. You will need an Acrobat
Reader to work with Prepaid Labels. Simply download it @ www.adobe.com (absolutely free of
What should I do after the package is sent?
Notify your manager by email.
Working scheme (step by step description – example of one package):
You have received the tracking #, checked the status of the package and approximate arrival date.
Received the package and informed our manager of the package’s actual weight.
Sent the information regarding the package’s weight and the tracking # linked to the package to
Received the “Prepaid Label” through the e-mail, printed it out and put it on the package.
Sent package out from your local post office.
Provided the confirmation that the package was actually sent out.
How to start now?
Register at www.startpackagemanagerjob.com
This is clearly a reshipping fraud/package forwarding scam that is in NO WAY associated with the legitimate UK business AnyVan, anyvan.com or anyvancorporate.com! Scammers has stolen the credentials (name, logo) of this business in order to get mules to accept and reship merchandise overseas purchased with stolen credit card information! And since the merchandise is sent to YOUR address, you could be prosecuted for receiving stolen goods and/or credit card fraud! Also notice Eric Gilbert’s email address in his signature firstname.lastname@example.org. If he was a legitimate representative of the REAL AnyVan Company, he would be using THEIR business email domain @anyvan.com not a free gmail account!
Also Do NOT be fooled by the fake employee reviews on glassdoor from the Remote Package Handler employees, these reviews were obviously placed by the scammers themselves to trick potential victims into believing this is a legitimate position with AnyVan. It’s NOT!
What To Do If You Are A Victim
You can visit the USPIS website here for more details about re-shipping fraud.
If you believe you’re a victim of a re-shipping/forwarding scam, file a complaint with Postal Inspectors online or call Postal Inspectors at 1-877-876-2455 (option 4, Mail Fraud).
If you have fell victim to a money mule employment scam, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and also report the scam at http://ic3.gov which is the official site working in conjunction with the FBI to help stop internet crime.
If you provided your personal information like ss # birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
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