Beware Of The Package Manager Job Offer At BorderlinxUSA.com
UPDATE 2/8/18: The website at borderlinxusa.com was shut down and deleted on 12/22/17, however as with most of these reshipping scams, the scammers usually just register a new domain and throw up a new website. MR Thomas Roman and Monica HR Thompson did just that and is now running this scam at perfectionprocessing.com registered on 12/29/17. Below is the screenshot of the perfectionprocessing.com website and you’ll notice it is the same website as the borderlinxusa.com website shown further down this article. They are also sending out recruiting emails claiming to have found the recipients CV on ZipRecruiter.
If you received an email with an invitation to apply for a Package Manager position from someone named MR. Thomas Roman from firstname.lastname@example.org and then someone named Monica with the email: Mary Jameson email@example.com claiming to be the HR Manager at Borderlinx USA Company, it would be wise to not respond. Here’s why..
1st of all, the website borderlinxusa.com was just registered for 1 year only on 9/14/17 is an exact clone website of a shopping/shipping service website at borderlinx.com which has been online since 2006 and by all appearances it is the legitimate company website for the company Borderlinx which is headquartered in Brussels with offices in Paris, New York, London and Seattle.
There are some slight differences in these websites though. BorderlinxUSA.com has a “Career” page showing a full description of the Package Manager Job and it has an “Employees” login and “Apply Now” page with an online application asking for detailed personal information. However, this website is NOT secure! See screenshots below:
The legitimate website at borderlinx.com, does NOT have a “career”, “employees login” or “apply now” page. The US mailing address they give their overseas customers is a borderlinx hub through DHL that does all their international shipping and they do NOT use work at home “Package Managers” to accept and reship packages and their registration page IS secure. See screenshots Below:
The legitimate website also has social media accounts set up with the actual company website on these accounts showing as borderlinx.com. But beware, borderlinxusa.com is also linking their social media icons to direct to the legitimate companies social media accounts as well to appear legitimate hoping nobody will notice!
Just Another Reshipping Scam?
The people who created BorderlinxUsa.com has also registered domains specifically to use for emailing recruits and potential “Package Managers” such as borderlinx-hr.com (registered 11/1/17), borderlinxhr.com (registered 11/13/17) and borderlinx-mail.com (registered 11/1/17). So any emails their potential victims receive will likely come from one of these email addresses only after they receive an inquiry response to their initial bait email. Below is the “Job Description” taken from their “Career” page!
POSITION: PACKAGE MANAGER
To perform this operation, you will need to stay in your home during the delivery of postal items from 8AM till 5PM all parcels are delivered to the customer’s name who ordered them. Parcels are delivered to your home with the help of postal services such as UPS, Fedex, USPS, DHL, and OnTrack. You will receive parcels from internet stores that do not send the goods outside of the United States, as well as sellers on eBay. After receiving the package, it is necessary to make an external inspection of the goods, and upload photos to a working web panel. After checking the parcel, a prepaid shipping label will be added to the working panel for sending out the parcels to our processing center or to our couriers in other parts of the world for delivery to the clients. Parcels that you will receive can be divided into 2 categories: corporate (electronics) and private (clothing, car parts, etc…). We do not work with products that are banned for export from the United States. Sending parcels should be obtained within 2-4 hours after receiving the prepaid Shipping label.
- Being at home during the delivery of parcels to your home from 8AM till 5PM;
- Take the product and check for visual defects;
- Make 4-5 pictures of the received goods and load them into a working web panel;
- Print Prepaid Jurisdictions Shipping label and send the package within 3 hours after the addition of shipping label from the nearest post office USPS or FedEx;
- Upload a photo of the receipt obtained from the post office to the working web panel.
- A valid US ID or DL;
- About 15 square feet of free space;
- Minimum 21y/o;
- Basic knowledge of PC, Internet, e-mail;
- Basic knowledge of MS Office or Open Office;
- A digital camera or a scanner;
- Accuracy of completing jobs.
Salary, Bonuses and Benefits:
- Guaranteed salary of $2700 per month, regardless of the number of postages;
- Compensation for consumable office supplies, the cost of gasoline and maintenance of vehicles;
- Payment is made by any of the methods: Western Union, Check, Bank Transfer, PayPal.
This is the typical job description of practically every reshipping job scam we have warned our readers about. There’s no doubt that this is just another one. Many scammers will often copy a legitimate company’s website and use their credentials to trick unsuspecting job seekers into believing they are the real company. Always be cautious and suspicious when receiving any job offer like this!
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).
You will 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 should 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
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.
Have you received a suspicious email offering you a “job” with BorderlinxUsa.com or other work at home “Package Manager”, “Correspondence Manager” or “Logistics Manager” job that you never requested info for? Feel free to copy and paste the email in the comments so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming victims.