TM Company (Top Motion) Logistics Manager Reshipping Job Scam
Watch out jobseekers, there is another new reshipping-package forwarding job scam that just popped up on the radar this week! This time they are using the business name TM Company or Top Motion and the business address shown on their website: topmcompany.com which was just registered 2/13/17 for 1 year only, is Office 214, 42-44 avenue de la Gare, L-1610, Luxembourg and is simply a virtual office space. But keep reading folks because it’s amazing all the elaborate and creative measures these scammers has put in place just to try and appear legitimate!
Below is a screenshot of the main website at topmcompany.com:
1 Scam- 5 Separate Websites
The scammers has registered and created 5 different websites to run this scam, with each website serving a specific purpose and all 5 was registered the same day 2/13/17 for 1 year only by someone named Billy Harris, 1587 Saint Marys Avenue, Belleville, NY 13611 using the email address: james.torres81(at)yahoo.com. First of all the Red Flag here is that one should question why someone in New York would register a website whose business address is in Luxembourg?
The 5 websites are: “topmcompany.com” (the main website), “tmmails.com” (used for emails only), “business-tm.com” ( The online recruiting/application process page), “contracts-tm.com” (The Employment Agreement page) and “panel-tm.com” (The Virtual Workplace/Control Panel).
The “Recruiter’s” contact info is:
Phone: +1 (657) 549-4049
The Recruiting Process
Potential “employees” or “Logistics Managers” are directed to the website, business-tm.com where they will go through a step by step process to apply. Here is where jobseekers will clearly see this position involves accepting packages at their home where they will relabel and reship the package to a third party:
It is on this page where they have also included links to 2 pdf files showing what the scammers want their victims to believe is 1st their IRS Employer Identification Number document issued to:
TM LOGIC LLC
MARIAN BOWEN SOLE MBR
607 N 3RD ST
VIENNA, GA 31092
And 2nd a “Certification of Organization” issued as an LLC in the State of Georgia to:
TM Logic LLC
BUSINESS TYPE Domestic Limited Liability Company
EFFECTIVE DATE 08/15/2016
ADDRESS: 607 North Third Street, Vienna, GA, 31092, USA
REGISTERED AGENT’S NAME AND ADDRESS:
Marian Bowen 607 North Street, Dooly, Vienna, GA, 31092, USA
If you google the address, 607 North Third Street, Vienna, GA, 31092, USA, you will find out that address has been used in several “previous” employment related scams and there is nothing that connects that address to a company called TM Logic LLC nor is it connected to a business called TM Company or Top Motion either.
We went to the State of Georgia’s Corporations website and searched for the LLC registration for “TM Logic LLC” as well as “Marian Bowen” and there is NO such registration on file. Therefore the “Certificate of Organization” and the IRS Employer Identification Number documents on business-tm.com are altered and FAKE!
So not only are the scammers using a fake business address in Luxembourg, they are also using a fake business name and address in Vienna Georgia!
Employment Agreement Contract
The potential “employee” completes the online application shown below at business-tm.com,
Then they are directed to the contracts-tm.com website to read and sign the Employment Agreement which is pretty much a bunch of worthless legal mumbo jumbo that’s the same for all these scams, so we won’t paste a copy of the whole thing here as it contains many pages, so we’ll just post a screenshot of the last page below.
Once the Agreement is signed the employee is then directed to the Virtual Workplace/Control Panel at “panel-tm.com” where the employee logs in and receives this message:
Verification of identity & place of residence
Before entering into the Virtual Workplace, please, finish the employment process, i.e. let the HR department verify your identity and place of residence for security purposes. Thus, provide us the proof of your identity (e.g. a copy of your driver’s licence, state ID card or passport) together with an additional proof of your residential addres (e.g. a copy of a utility bill, letter, tenancy agreement, etc) to our HR manager by email email@example.com (Emily Maes +1 (657) 549-4049)
Below is a copy of their FAQ’s where again it’s clear this is nothing but a reshipping/package forwarding scam and those who participate are simply mules who will be committing mail fraud by accepting and shipping merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards!
What is Top Motion?
TM Company is a strategic management company whose main focus is helping organizations sustain their competitive advantage. We offer purchase and delivery services of goods from the USA and Canada online retailers for our customers worldwide. Our company, with it’s headquaters located in Luxembourg.
What are my main responsibilities?
Your main duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to receive, process and send packages. It is essential to have excellent communication channel via email and phone with the company’s representatives. You are required to access your control panel at least twice a day to stay up-to-date with scheduled packages.
Do I have to pay anything from my pocket?
No, you do not have to spend your own money to send the packages. Our company will facilitate you with prepaid shipping labels.
What is inside those packages?
These packages include clothing, shoes, sports equipment, accessories and electronics (iPhone, iPad, mobile phones, laptops, etc.). Normally, weight of each package doesn’t exceed 20 lbs.
How many packages will I receive?
On average, you will have to process 25-40 packages per month (subject to change).
When will I start receiving packages?
Your first packages will come within 3-4 business days once the contract is signed and we have your ID and mailing address verified.
How will I know about packages?
All tracking and processing information including date of delivery, incoming and outgoing tracking numbers, name and content of the packages will be available at your virtual workplace/control panel.
Why do I need to ship these packages?
Our clients in Europe order goods from retailers in the USA and Canada, which do not have an international shipping policy. That is why we need local managers to forward packages to our customers in Europe.
Why delivered packages have different receiver’s name?
Our order processing managers find it convenient to mark their processed orders with different names for efficient record keeping. Most orders come from various customers, which are processed by different managers, who need to distinguish similar types of purchases going to the same logistics managers.
What about my salary and bonuses?
Your first monthly salary during the probationary period is USD 2550$ paid after 31 days starting when the first package is successfully processed. Also, you will get a bonus of USD $25 for every package shipped within 12 hours of its delivery time or issuance of a prepaid shipping label. Your next monthly salary will be USD 3250$ plus bonus of USD $25 for each package successfully processed within 12 hours.
How will I receive my salary?
We offer a wide range of options to deliver your salary, which are PayPal, paper check or direct deposit, whichever method is more convenient for you. Our Finance Department will obtain this information from you in 1.5-2 weeks of working with us.
Do I have to work on Saturdays and Sundays?
Our workdays are from Monday to Friday. All packages should be mailed during the weekdays. However, if sometimes due to unavoidable circumstances some package is not shipped out on Friday, then you will be requested to send it on Saturday.
Why do I need a printer?
A printer is required to print prepaid shipping labels and forward packages to its new destination.
Why do I need a scanner/digital camera?
Sometimes, you will be asked to scan or take a picture of the receipt obtained from FedEx, UPS, USPS or any other courier service. Also, our Technical Department might ask you to take a picture of package contents.
What should I do if I plan to relocate?
You should inform your supervisor of your willing to relocate AT LEAST 2 WEEKS prior to the relocating date. Our Technical Department will able to communicate address change for order processing managers. Failure to notify us in advance will result in unfavorable action.
What should I do if my mailing address is incorrect or incomplete?
If you think you have written an inaccurate mailing address during the registration process, please notify us immediately via a phone call or email to complete new registration and to ensure that packages will get delivered to the correct address.
What should I do if I cannot access my control panel?
To access your control panel, you should click on the following link and enter your login and password created during the registration process. If you don’t remember login or password, please send an email to HR Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will reply you with the correct login and password information.
How can I contact you?
You can reach us at Phone Number between 10 AM and 5 PM (EST) Monday to Friday or by sending us an email anytime. Your supervisor, Dirk Herrmann (email@example.com), will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have. Any finance-related issues should be addressed to our Finance Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our website is http://topmcompany.com.
UPDATE 8/17/2017- These same scammers are now operating under SH Company and the recruiting process page which is the same as TM Company is so-om.com and hiringsn.com Their employee panel login pages they have been using are so-mp.com, mob-n.com in-wb.com, op-wr.com and okkah909.com. They
are also sending emails from the snm-em.com domain.
The Address they are using is SH Co, West Peachtree St NW & 14th St NE #11, Atlanta, GA 30309 and the name they may be using is James Stoll. They were apparently operating WR Company before SH Company and who knows how many others since we reported TM Company back in February.
They just keep registering new domains formatted like those above to make their scam websites hard to find and simply change the business to names like TM, WR and SH! Be careful folks!
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 will 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!
The USPS calls this Re-shipping Fraud! 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 your drivers license or passport etc that reveals your birthdate, home address 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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