Fast Shipping Network Transportation Manager Job Scam
Someone by the name Klaudia Duda claiming to be the personnel manager for Fast Shipping Network is sending job seekers in the US recruiting emails offering a position as a Transportation Manager. The website is located at www.fastshippingnetwork.com.
Their contact page lists their address as Fast Shipping Network Global Orders Logistics 1539 Rinconia Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90069 which is actually a private residence. Their phone # and Fax # are exactly the same, +1-347-344-5318 which is a New York City area code! Below is a copy of the initial email they are sending out to bait desperate job seekers into becoming their drop mules:
Subject: Fresh job _ (999904458)
From: Klaudia Duda <email@example.com>
Reply to: Klaudia Duda <Ekaterina.Svirskaya46@gmail.com>
We have found your resume on a jobsite. At this time we can offer the following vacancy available: Transportation Manager.
Position includes accepting, repacking and sending parcels with the help of the Postal Service throughout the world. It’s a work at home job.
Someone should have a possibility to stay at home during the working day to accept packages and be connected by email to accept directions from your manager. Some parcels could be for our purchaser’s name or for your houseowner.
All the process could be divided into four stages:
Step 1: You receive packs to your address. (Some packages could be for our purchaser’s name or for your houseowner);
Step 2: You should receive and report us about all the packages delivered to your home-address*;
Step 3: Repack parcels: removing all invoices, putting several goods together if needed;
Step 4: Send all packs according our instructions (you will recieve them by e-mail on every step of your work);
* If the signature is required; you should sign for some boxes;
You don�t need any investments to start working. All shipping charges and additional expenses will be paid by the company.
Your responsibilities will include just making proper shipments on schedule (24 hours since the successful receipt). Our manager will have a control over your work.
Very important to be in touch via email; You should check out your email at least once daily.
Your salary will be $15 for one shipped-out package during the period of study and $20 after. Your compensation will be deposited into your bank account or into your paypal account at the end of each work month. During the first week you will work with a small products quantity. There will be 20-50 boxes a week. You don’t need any specific qualifications, you will gain necessary expertise during the trial period.
Make sure that you have a possibility to work at home and mobile phone numbers that will let us to reach you at any time.
You must have:
1. Printer (you will have to print postal labels to send the packages)
2. Internet Available (to check your email for the information updates) and the ability of checking your email 4-6 times daily.
3. Ability to get the boxes right to your physical address (not P.O. box)
If you need some more information about our job proposal – you could ask me any questions by email.
The offered position is exactly legal job, we don’t get in touch with products which may contain the materials and technologies forbidden for export/import in the USA.
For more information, reply to this message.
Klaudia Duda, personnel manager
Fast Shipping Network
It’s quite obvious from the grammar and the email addresses, that the person who is sending this is likely in Russia or Eastern Europe, not California! Even the website itself defaults to the Russian language.
Also I found it amusing that the website goes to great lengths to try and convince their potential victims that Fast Shipping Network is a legitimate business by listing a warning right on the homepage that says:
BEWARE OF FRAUD! There are many fraudulent websites in this business, and people often contact us only after being burnt. Be wary of any website lacking contact information, as a minimum an address, phone number and e-mail address. A contact form is not enough!
On other pages they also list “ONLINE SAFETY TIPS” with links to econsumer.gov, OnGuard Online, BBB Online, Federal Trade Commission and The Internet Crime Complaint Center! Don’t be fooled! Fast Shipping Network is definitely another re-shipping fraud/package forwarding scam!
A new study suggests that some 1.6 million stolen credit and debit cards are used to commit at least $1.8 billion in reshipping fraud each year and found that a “single criminal-operated reshipping service can earn a yearly revenue of over 7.3 million US dollars, most of which is profit.”!
You can also visit the USPIS website here for more details about re-shipping fraud.
REPORT MAIL 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).
Also report the scam at http://ic3.gov which is the official site working in conjunction with the FBI to help stop internet crime.
Are You A Victim Of A Job Scam?
If you provided any personal details such as birthdate or Social Security number to the scammers, you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. They can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. This will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity.
In the hands of a thief your personal information 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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