Trans World Shipping LLC Reshipping Employment Scam
Here’s a heads up about yet another reshipping/forwarding job scam by someone going by the name Jessica Pearce claiming to be HR for a company called Trans World Shipping LLC.
Subject: [#CB5647229-51564714] CareerBuilder : About Your Resume: (name)
We announce that Trans World Shipping LLC is currently looking for a suitable individual for the position of an Online Sales Manager. We found your contact details on a job search website regularly monitored by our HR Department and decided that your personal experience and skills perfectly meet the requirements of this job.
Our company offers:
. Commission in the amount of 10% of the final price of each successfully sold item;
. $25 bonus for each item successfully shipped out;
. Flexible working hours;
. Guaranteed remuneration for each transaction.
Duties & Responsibilities:
. Provide sale of company’s merchandise on eBay;
. Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyer and seller;
. Tracking, receipt, processing and shipment of goods;
. Keep in touch with other team members by email and phone.
Our requirements: priority is given either to eBay Top- rated sellers at an account level or candidates with an eBay account that has been active for at least 2 years and have no less than 50 positive feedbacks.
To apply for the position please reply to this message.
Trans World Shipping LLC
Upon replying requesting website info and other details, a response was received 3 days later, which during that time they apparently was registering a new fake website at transworldshipping.biz on 8/26/15, so that Ms Pearce could send her reply below using that domain name.
Subject: RE: Employment opportunity from Trans World Shipping LLC Employment
From: Jessica Pearce <firstname.lastname@example.org>
We would like to thank you for taking interest in our offer. To proceed with your employment process, please fill out your application form on %insert_employment_application% on the condition that you are an eBay Top-rated seller or have an eBay account that has been active for at least 2 years and a minimum of 50 positive feedback’s as a seller.
Trans World Shipping LLC Employment is an international company with the office situated in United Kingdom. We specialize in wholesale purchase of goods in the United States and their resale to the European customers at competitive prices. Unsold merchandise is auctioned/sold on eBay with the assistance of our Online Sales Managers in the United States. Currently we are expanding our activities in the US owing to a great demand for our services and fast-growing number of customers.
As our Online Sales Manager you will be in charge of the following duties and responsibilities:
• Sell/auction goods on eBay under the direct guidance of team members;
• Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyer and seller;
• Tracking, receipt, processing and shipment of company’s goods;
• Keep in touch with other team members by email and phone;
• Upgrade regularly your virtual work place/adjust panel to insure smooth operations.
• Commission in the amount of 10% of the final price of each successfully sold item;
• $25 bonus for each item successfully shipped out
As soon as you submit your completed application form, we will arrange a job interview with you. Please be advised that it will be conducted by phone.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Trans World Shipping LLC
Notice the %insert_employment_application% ? Hmm, she forgot to provide the link to the application nor did she provide a website address other than her email domain.
But anyway, here’s a screenshot of transworldshipping.biz in it’s current state:
Now here is where it get’s interesting. On 8/13/2015, someone by the name Robert Linn in Tampa Florida registered the domain transworldshippingllc.biz for one year. Below is a screenshot of that website:
That website is an exact replica of the website at transworldshippingllc.com that was registered 07/20/2015 for one year, was reported for fraud and shut down just a few short weeks ago. See the Scamwarners post HERE!
I wouldn’t be surprised if this same website will find it’s way to transworldshipping.biz in just a few days.
I can’t say for sure, but I do believe these scammers are trying to spoof a legitimate business called Transworld Shipping And Logistics LLC at www.transworld.com or perhaps a company located in Germany called Transworld Shipping at www.twship.de.
So don’t let these scammers fool you into thinking transworldshipping.biz is related to either one of those legitimate businesses.
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 your 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, just your name, address, Social Security number and date of birth, 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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