Courier Clerk-Shipping Receiving Clerk-Correspondence Manager Scam
Another huge work from home employment scam that has been making the rounds is for Re-Shipping “jobs”. The scammers send out emails to potential job seekers they find on employment sites like Monster.com, Careerbuilder etc. Here’s just 2 emails of MANY I have received recently for this scam:
Fresh job _ (9080923275)
Hello ! The mail forwarding company is seeking shipping/receiving Clerk.
No enrollment fee. The average monthly salary is $1500.
Job Duties and responsibilities:
– Must be able to work on flexible schedules – the position is home-based
– Receive and mail incoming packages. Auditing incoming mail for damages.
– Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
– Applicants must be mature – 21 years and older, able to work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner, permanent access to Internet.
In case interested please reply with details requested below so as to check we have your name and other data correctly.
– Your Full Name:
– Your Country, State:
– Your Contact number:
Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from our company, your information will be saved in our file for future consideration.
And this email offering what they call a Courier Clerk:
Position available . (867893721)
We would like you to review the job offer located below. Best Package Forwarding serviceï¿½has recently looked over the curriculum vitae that you placed online and would like to offer you a free vacancy as a delivery clerk department employee.
Best Package Forwarding service was set in 2006 as a result of the merger of different commercial postal enterprises in Lithuania. Our current business model co-operates with a lot of European customers to facilitate the ordering, purchase and destination of products purchased directly from the North American stores to them. Our corporation approach primarily aims the retail market.
The duties of your vacancy are offered specifically for residents of the United States. As a courier clerk your duties will consist of: tracking, receiving, combining, accumulating and sending merchandise purchased from major US online shops to Europe to the corporate branches and secondary office locations. The vacancy does not demand visiting any kind of office work places and can be generally performed from your home and the closest post office. Our enterprise gives all the needed materials and instructions for doing the job, a clear job agreement (with other paperwork) and a lot of bonuses. We demand no investments from our employees. Products that our customers buy are primarily modern electronics such as Apple devices, various computers and similar electronics, so there is nothing heavy or too large involved (and no need for a warehouse place). We give a $1,800 monthly stable and base salary with an added bonus paid for each task accomplished on time. There is a very good chance of higher wages and growing careers for our most successful workers.
– 18 years minimum age
– Having a functional street address
– Ability to operate comfortably on the internet and with a printer
– Having a working telephone number (and willingness to add extensions or additional numbers)
Best Package Forwarding service is glad to show you this official invitation message. We certainly avoid any add-ons or links to maintain online security at the highest point.
If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us via email.
The USPS calls this Re-shipping Fraud! Here’s the warning from the USPS website:
Criminals operating primarily from Eastern European countries and Nigeria have been conducting widespread, international schemes involving bogus job offers, fraudulent credit card orders, and the reshipping of illegally obtained products.
The scam begins when criminals buy high-dollar merchandise — such as computers, cameras, and other electronics — via the Internet using stolen credit cards. They have the merchandise shipped to addresses in the United States of paid “reshippers” (who may be unaware they are handling stolen goods). The reshippers repackage the merchandise and mail it to locations in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, and Germany. Victimized businesses include such well-known companies as Amazon, Gateway, and eBay, and other Internet auction sites.
You can visit the USPIS website here for more details.
Here are a few of the suspected websites I’ve found that I believe are scam sites set up a a front just to run this reshipping scam. I suspect these sites primarily because they are hosted in the same IP range that has been proven to house several illegal money mule employment scams. One such site: http://globaldeliveryxpress.com/ actually has this offered right in the Career section of the website itself:
Right now we have following openings:
Global Delivery provides its clients with easy and sophisticated mail forwarding and online product fulfillment service.
You can earn extra money with us! This is part-time home based job (flexible schedule).
Your job will consist of receiving and sending parcels, sorting, checking the contents and further shipping. For this job you should remain at your house during post service working hours, at times you will have to accept parcels, addressed to our clients, i.e. with their name on the label. Since it is sometimes difficult to make a warrant, you would have to take the parcel directly from the postman, and not at the office.
1. Team work,
2. Basic knowledge of MS Office,
Salary: $ 500/week*
* depends from volume quality and volume of services, provided by you to company.
Here’s a screenshot of the GlobalDeliveryXpress.com website:
Some other sites I suspect COULD possibly be or WERE operating reshipping scams are:
The last 3 sites on this list is no longer available although the login page for “employees” still comes up at private-pack.com.
REPORT MAIL FRAUD!
If you believe you’re a victim of one of these scams, file a complaint with Postal Inspectors online or call Postal Inspectors at 1-877-876-2455 (option 4, Mail Fraud).
Criminals may offer to pay you for a work-at-home job with a postal money order or check, tell you to keep your earned portion, and request you wire the remaining amount elsewhere.
Postal Inspectors warn: Make sure the money order or check is genuine before you deposit it. If your bank identifies a money order or check as counterfeit, you may be liable for the full face amount of the counterfeit you deposited in the bank.
To verify if a postal money order is authentic, call the Money Order Verification System at 1-866-459-7822.