Online-Work-Market.Com Work At Home Logistics Job Scam
Beware of a new recruitment scheme for a reshipping scam called “Work from home in Logistics Earn $2500 per month.” located at Online-Work-Market.Com. The scammers are sending text messages to mobile phones from 1-305-859-3871 addressing the receiver by first and last name and this message:
your profile has been found to be suitable for the following work-at-home vacancy: http://bit.do/jobpost3239
That bit.do link is a url shortening/tracking link that redirects the visitor to online-work-market.com. Below is a screenshot of the website:
The website online-work-market.com was registered for one year only on 05/12/2016 , to an organization called HR-SOLUTIONS, INC. 496 Brickell Avenue Suite 3704, MIAMI, FL 33131 using the phone # +1.3059823431 and email address: email@example.com. However the website is hosted on an IP address located in the Ukraine along with 3 other websites that was registered within the last year and all 3 has been taken down: logisticsnetworkplus.com, shipuusa.com and work-from-home-offer.com! So it appears they have been doing this re-shipping scam for quite a while.
There is a legitimate company called HR-Solutions, Inc at that address that has been in business for many years that provides various training courses and coaching related to Human Resources and also performs HR audits. It is a Human Resources Management Consultation firm. The legitimate phone number for HR-Solutions is 305.467.3670 and their email is firstname.lastname@example.org, not the phone # and email shown above that is listed in the website registration.
There is no doubt in my mind that these scammers has stolen the HR-SOLUTIONS identity to register this website to make it appear legitimate to potential victims who checks out the whois info. Stealing a legitimate business’s credentials to register a fraudulent website is a common practice that many of these criminals use.
Below is the actual video shown on the website which I suspect was also used in their previous scams since it was uploaded to YouTube 8 months ago and the only video on that account:
If you click the green submit application button on the website it will take you to this site www.application-portal.us that shows the form below:
ANY job offer that requires the employee to receive packages at their home, re-label and send the package to a third party (usually out of the country) is a scam. This warning is posted on the United States Postal Inspector’s website:
DID YOU ACCEPT A JOB TO RESHIP MERCHANDISE? OR
DID YOU ACCEPT A JOB TO RESHIP POSTAL MONEY ORDERS?
Criminals post job announcements on Internet career sites offering work-at-home positions—sometimes advertised as “merchandising manager” or “package processing assistant.” Duties include receiving packages and mailing them to a foreign address on behalf of a client, using postage-paid mailing labels provided via email.
The real story? It’s a scam!
If you accept the job, you’ll receive packages containing one of two things:
Merchandise bought with stolen credit cards—the scammer needs your help to smuggle the goods out of the country.
Counterfeit postal money orders—the scammer wants your help to distribute them to other scammers.
And when you receive payment—watch out! The check or postal money order you receive are counterfeits!
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
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!
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