Fast Stuff Shipping at Likepacks.com Pkg Forwarding-Reshipping Job Scam
Beware of yet another reshipping/package forwarding job scam at likepacks.com using the business name “Fast Stuff Shipping”. The website was just registered for 1 year on 4/26/16 to someone by the name Chris Walkman using an email address domain that is notorious for use by scammers and is blacklisted by many ISP providers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a screenshot of the home page @ likepacks.com:
The business address listed on the contact page is 400 W 76th St, Chicago, IL 60620 Phone # + 1 (773) 280-7653.
Here’s a direct quote from the likepacks.com services page which is the telltale sign of a re-shipping/pkg forwarding scam;
Fast Stuff Shipping Company can help you ship packages from USA to any country in the world. We can also purchase products in US shops on your behalf if, for example, a store does provides no shipping to your country.
Shop online and have the package(s) sent to our pickup address. We will forward your purchased items as individual packages to you. Each package is sent to you exactly as they come our Shipping clerks will make sure that you are getting what you ordered, not damaged and right on time.
The scammers initially send recruiting emails to job seekers with resumes posted online at various job boards that most likely appears to come from a staffing or employment agency. Then if they receive a response, a follow up email with the job offer will come from email@example.com with a too good to be true work from home job as a Package handler, or clerk etc. offering a salary of around $2500 a month part time or more.
Keep in mind that if you accept any work from home job offer that requires you to accept packages/parcels at your home to relabel and reship elsewhere, that you may be accepting and re-shipping items to criminals that was purchased with stolen credit card information and you may not be paid a dime and if you do get paid the check will probably be fake. What’s worse is you could be prosecuted for receiving stolen goods and/or mail fraud since the stolen items are being sent to your home! DON’T be a victim!
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.
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.
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
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” you never applied for? Feel free to copy and paste the email in the comments so we can help alert and prevent others from becoming victims.