Shipping Heaven LLC Reshipping/Package Forwarding Job Scam
Everyday there are hundreds of so-called re-shipping company websites created claiming to make shopping online in U.S. stores convenient for those living overseas. When in reality, these sites are nothing more than fraudulent websites put online by criminals to appear legitimate to unsuspecting jobseekers they target via email in order to become their mules and forward merchandise overseas purchased with stolen credit card information! ShippingHeaven.com is one of the newest fraudulent websites to pop up on the radar. Here’s a screenshot of the website:
ShippingHeaven.com was just registered under owner privacy protection in Russia on 11/01/2016 for one year only and hosted on Cloudflare in the US. However the copyright footer info says 2012-2016. We found that ShippingHeaven.com as well as 4 other TLDs; .net, .org, .biz and .info was previously registered and deleted in 2013 through a different registrar.
Here Is The Recruiting Email They Are Using!
The recruiting email these scammers are using screams all of the red flags of a re-shipping/forwarding scam! From using a “free” reply-to email address to the obvious foreign language and grammar as well as the “job” description! The “from” email address belongs to someone named Steven Stinson, an attorney who owns a business website at stinsonadr.com which is a Florida Mediation company at:
Stinson Mediation LLC
5725 Corporate Way, Suite 209
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
I strongly suspect the firstname.lastname@example.org email address has been hacked unbeknownst by Mr. Stinson!
Subject: Vacancies available : (685499)
From: Ewa Nowicka <email@example.com> (hacked email address)
Reply-To: Ewa Nowicka <YaninaKorolenko@gmail.com>
Our managers have found your CV via jobsite. At this time we can offer the following job position available: Transportation Manager.
Position includes accepting, repacking and sending packages through the Postal Service all over the world. It’s a home-work.
Someone should have a possibility to stay at home during the working day to accept parcels and be connected via email to accept directions from your manager. Some packs could be for our purchaser’s name or for your houseowner.
The whole process is divided into four stages:
Step 1: You receive parcels to your home-address. (Some packages could be for our purchaser’s name or for your householder);
Step 2: You should receive and inform us about all the packs delivered to your home-address*;
Step 3: Repack packages: removing all invoices, putting several products together if required;
Step 4: Send all the boxes according to our instructions (you will recieve them by e-mail on every step of your work);
* If the signature is necessary; you should sign for some packs;
There no investments needed. All shipping charges and extra expenses will be covered by a company.
Your responsibilities will include just making correct shipments timely (24 hours since the successful receipt). One of our managers will have a control over your work.
Very important to be in contact via email; You should check it at least once a day.
Your payment will be $15 for each dispatched pack during the training period and $20 after. Your wage will be deposited into your bank account or into your paypal account at the end of each working month. During the first week you will work with a small products quantity. There will be 20-50 boxes weekly. It�s not obligatory to have any specific qualifications, you will gain necessary expertise during the probation.
Make sure that you have a possibility to work at home and mobile phone numbers that will let us to contact to you anytime.
You need to have:
1. Printer (you will have to print postal labels to ship the packs)
2. Internet Access (to check your email for the information updates) and the ability of checking out your email 4-6 times daily.
3. Ability to receive the parcels right to your physical address (not P.O. box)
If you would like some more information about the offered position – you could email me with any questions.
Position is 100% legal job, we don’t operate with products which may contain the materials and technologies forbidden for export/import in the United States.
For more information, reply to this message.
Have a nice day,
Ewa Nowicka, HR Manager
Shipping Heaven LLC
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.
These criminals also claims on their website to be:
“BUYING IN US CARS, MOTORCYCLES, BOATS AND OTHER LARGE GOODS! If you want to make a large-sized buy – a car, a boat or a yacht, motorcycle, or anything else – please contact us and we will take care of the purchase and delivery of goods to your country. We can also help you find and buy spare parts for cars, motorcycles and motor boats.”
Therefore I suspect they are also recruiting fake “Escrow Agents” as well! So Beware!
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.