Forwrd-Trade.com Package Forwarding-Reshipping Job Scam Alert
Beware! Forwrd-Trade.com was just registered on 9/13/2015 for one year and the website is hosted on a server in Moscow, Russia. However the business address on the Contact page says 1339 Custer Ave. , Billings , MT 59102, United States, TEL: +1 406-272-5032.
Here is a a screenshot of the website:
Below is a street view photo of what is actually located at the business address shown on the website, which obviously we can see is not an office or a warehouse but a private residence:
The Recruiting Email
Below is copy of the recruiting email these scammers are sending out to job seekers:
From: DatabaseUSA email@example.com via jsmtp.net
Reply To: DatabaseUSA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Careerbuilder – position is available
Or this Subject: Jobs in your region
We have found your CV in the Career-builder website database, and we would like to offer you a job.
We are a leading company in the international logistic business. Our company provides logistic and forwarding services both inside and outside the country. Our priority is the quality of service, as well as reliable deliveries all over the world.
Your location is not important as this is a work from home. We do not require strict age restrictions. All we need from you is to work independently and follow the strict rules of the company. If you are punctual and if you wish to earn extra money, then we can work together. We are offering a competetive salary and bonuses.
You will be working for 3-5 hours in the morning or 3-5 hours in the second half of the day.
Schedule may depend on your availability.
– 3-5 hours on daily basis;
– Punctuality and responsibility;
– Basic PC skills;
– Printer, device with the Internet connection;
– Ability to work promptly and secure the deadlines.
Our company guarantees the regular monthly salary as well as bonuses for
processed merchandise. No financial investments are necessary from you,
we only need your time and effort.
Please send your queries and your resume to our HR manager: email@example.com
And this is the job description taken from the Careers section from the website:
Vacant position: Customer relationship manager
Country: the United States
Employment: Part time / Full time
Salary: $ 20 per each package, $ 2000 guaranteed salary regardless of the packages received.
Handling incoming and outgoing shipments – preparation for further shipment ;
Controlling integrity, availability and compliance of all the attachments specified for the order ;
Filing a report in case of breach of integrity, deficiency or non-compliance of the order ;
Packing goods in boxes for further shipment ;
Filing documentation for the received and shipped orders ;
Maintenance of checks and receipts issued at order preparation and shipment ;
Documents control – invoices, receipts, and other documents received with the order .
APPLY NOW: Send your Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you accept a job offer like this, keep in mind you will be accepting and reshipping merchandise that was likely purchased with stolen credit card numbers and the merchandise is being shipped to YOU at your home address which can be traced, which makes you the one that will be charged with theft or receiving stolen merchandise not the scammers. Plus chances are you probably won’t get paid either!
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!
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