V L Martin Enterprises Logistics Manager Reshipping Scam At Sendmeabox.com
Watch out job seekers, there’s another package forwarding/re-shipping job scam that just got started the middle of June 2017 at Sendmeabox.com. Someone going by the name Robert Murphy claiming to represent the V L Martin Enterprises Human Resources Department has been sending unsolicited emails to unsuspecting job seekers requesting them to apply for their “Logistics Manager” position on their Sendmeabox.com website. Below is a screenshot of the website’s application process page at http://sendmeabox.com/apply/form?id=id01-smbweb-17060923-a1-3 which by the way, we found to NOT be secured or protected by SSL but yet are asking for applicants address, email address and phone numbers!
The website was originally registered in 2014 by Frankie Schild in Quincy Massachusetts and it was eventually parked at sedoparking.com in Sept 2016 and was deleted several days later. Then a new person going by the name of Don Kincaid using the business name V L Martin Enterprises and the address 1108 East Rialto Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (which BTW is NOT a valid address), apparently just bought the domain in June 2017, moved it to a host in Germany and created a new website.
The Unsolicited Email
Here is a copy of the initial unsolicited job offer email that was sent to one of our readers who asked us to look into this scam.
From: V L Martin Enterprises <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Application request for (Name Withheld)
We are reaching out to you from the hiring offices of Sendmeabox on-line platform which is legally owned and registered under V L Martin Enterprises. Our name may sound familiar to you. We are considered a premier supplier of global logistics and shipping solutions.
Why are you receiving this e-mail? Well, for one, we have experienced tremendous growth within our business. This growth has happened rather quickly and we are in need of motivated and ambitious individuals to join our highly successful team. That being said, after reviewing your work experience and skills, we have determined that you would be a great fit for us.
Currently, we are hiring for the position of Logistics Manager. This is a remote position that does not require any relocation on your part. Some local travel may be required at times, but you are reimbursed for any expenses you may incur. We require our employees to be self-motivated, dependable and trustworthy. If you agree with our assessment of your abilities, we invite you to apply for this position. We are conducting immediate interviews and are looking to fill this position as quickly as possible.
We offer employees a comprehensive benefits package and a generous salary with reimbursement of expenses.
We are including the link to our application process and you can also find out more about the position and our company via this link.
If you have any questions regarding the information provided or the position, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing back from you.
V L Martin Enterprises
Human Resources Department
**If you are no longer seeking employment, please unsubscribe and we will remove you from our list. We encourage you to save this e-mail, however, if your circumstances change and you wish to apply at some point in the future.
After applying, the recipient received another email a day or 2 later stating they have accepted their application and wanted to set up a phone interview. Which of course they stated the interview went well and then instructed them to go to the next step of completing the “Employment Agreement” which was signed by the same person who registered the website, Don Kincaid “CEO”. Also our reader was instructed to send a picture of himself holding their photo ID or driver license.
Then of course our reader was hired for the probationary period which is the same procedure all these reshipping job scammers follow. Then they were assigned to their “Supervisor” Angel Ross.
From: Robert Murphy <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Application Summary
Congratulations! The hiring process has been successfully completed and you have an exciting new job! Your final application documents and security clearance have all been approved.
In a couple of days, you will receive a call from your supervisor, Angel Ross. Your supervisor is your point of contact with the company and is your go-to person in all matters related to your job.
Your supervisor will review the job responsibilities with you and provide you with guidance throughout your probationary employment. Throughout the probationary period they will be evaluating your performance and suitability for this position. When the 30 days is up, they will make recommendations to our HR department regarding the appropriateness of offering you a permanent position with the company. For this reason, it is imperative that you communicate on a regular basis with your supervisor.
The following is the contact information for your immediate supervisor:
Supervisor Name: Angel Ross
Contact Phone Number: (800) 940-5504 ext. 405
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you!
V L Martin Enterprises
Human Resources Department
Phone: (800) 940-5504 ext. 25
Fax: (800) 696-0580
Sendmeabox.com – Excellence in motion
Here’s The Scoop On V L Martin Enterprises
In the initial email Robert Murphy sends out, he states that “Sendmeabox on-line platform is legally owned and registered under V L Martin Enterprises. Our name may sound familiar to you. We are considered a premier supplier of global logistics and shipping solutions.”
First of all, ANYONE can register a domain (even under a fake name) and list any “business name” they want! That doesn’t mean that the LEGITIMATE VL Martin Enterprises is associated with Don Kincaid or Sendmeabox.com.
According to Manta, V L Martin Enterprises is located at 6032 Washburn Way Klamath Falls, OR 97603 Phone: (541) 884-5166
V L Martin Enterprises is a privately held company in Klamath Falls, OR and is a Unknown business.
Categorized under Hot Tubs and Spas Supplies and Parts. Our records show it was established in 2008 and incorporated in Oregon. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $1 to 2.5 million and employs a staff of approximately 1 to 4.
There is no website and very little information on this company and they are no longer registered or incorporated in the state of Oregon. However there is a business currently registered as an LLC in Las Vegas Nevada under VL Martin LLC owned by Valerie Martin who also owns the domain vlmartinenterprises.com!
But neither of these companies is or was a supplier of “Global Logistics and shipping solutions” IF VL Martin Enterprises is even in business at all anymore which it appears that neither location is.
But it’s funny how Sendmeabox.com lists their headquarters on their contact page as 439 S Stoddard Ave, Suite 105, San Bernardino, CA 92401, which just so happens to be a manufacturing facility currently listed for sale and appears to be vacant. There are no office “Suites” in this building and no business listing in any directory for VL Martin Enterprises or Sendmeabox anywhere in San Bernardino, CA!
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE POSITION OF LOGISTICS MANAGER
439 S Stoddard Ave, Suite 105, San Bernardino, CA 92401
This is an off-site position that can be worked from the employee’s residence. The employee is required to have a working phone line and personal computer with printer and internet connection. The employee is required to make themselves available during our regular business hours (Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm) to receive and process packages.
The employee is expected to maintain all company policies and procedures and be capable of working with minimal supervision and critical thinking in emergent situations.
Receive packages on behalf of customers at
Inspect all packages for damages and proper
At customer’s request, photograph package and/or
contents for customer review
All packages must be forwarded to customer within
48 hours of receipt
Collect and transmit all data regarding tracking
information to supervisor
Creation and maintenance of daily reports for
Ensure all data is up to date and available upon
request to employer
Must be a U.S. citizen
18 years of age or older
Phone line and computer with internet connection
Proficient in data entry
Above average written and verbal communication
Must be able to lift packages up to 30 pds
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Have an exceptional work ethic
For the initial 30-day probationary term, employers will be paid at a rate of $2200.00 per month with an additional $50.00 paid out for travel expenses.
After the 30-day probationary period, when an employee is brought on full-time, the salary for each month will be $2350.00 with an reimbursement of travel expenses at $150.00.
Clearly this is your typical package forwarding/re-shipping job scam. The job responsibilities and the too good to be true salary are exactly the same as every other reshipping scam we have warned our readers about. When the employee questioned Angel Ross about this being a scam, mentioned talking to the police and asked her about VL Martin Enterprises business license here is the series of responses she received:
We are aware of the scams going around.
Unfortunately, ones that occure among our employees as well.
There were tonnes of cases when employees accused us of being illegit just to embezzle items and blackmail the company afterwards.
If you noticed at the beginning our selection is a high standard procedure, since we try as hard as we can to prevent cases of stealing among the employees and hire reliable and responsible people.
We are open to any kinds of investigations.
This business does not require a license and you can consult with lawyers about that.
I can provide you with our Company’s Federal Employer Identification number for background check: 944314479.
Sendmeabox.com / Logistics Dept.
Phone 1 (toll-free): (800) 940-5504 ext. 405
Phone 2 (direct): (714) 408-1959
The employee responded:
Angel, I am not trying to spew illegitimate accusations. I pray that you are a legitimate company as I have enjoyed working here. I will supply the officers name and number per his permission. With so many reshipping scams going around, I’m sure you can understand the reason for the questioning. Is there a business license number that I can provide the police with?
Angel Ross” <email@example.com> wrote:
keep your accusations with yourself
we are a legitimate company and you actions made me think you are trying to embezzle goods
please, provide a name and a phone number of the officer you talked to
Subject: Re: important
To: Angel Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have no intentions of trying to embezzle ANYONE. I do not have any packages as they were turned over to the police department. If you want them back you have to get it from the police department, they are doing an investigation so I’m sure you will be hearing from them. I am done with this and want no further part. Contact them!
On Aug 1, 2017 11:50 AM, “Angel Ross” <email@example.com> wrote:
due to your actions I’ve concluded that the only purpose of your employment was embezzlement
Therefore high delay (more than 6 days) from your side and unwillingness of cooperation have
caused a deep concern of management of V L Martin Enterprises.
We don’t see any other way of resolving this crisis but to contact
Highland Springs law enforcement department and our legal
advisors from Ramboll Group in order to help in regulation of this
matter including and not limited with opening case in court of law.
Ramboll Group experts will receive your signed legal documents, and information on file.
The delay from your side, caused potential lose of 10,319$
(Excluding taxes) for V L Martin Enterprises and a solid chunk of
We want to remind you that the packages you are holding DO NOT belong to you in any way or
manner. Unwillingness of cooperation
is harming overall reputation among the management and employees
of V L Martin Enterprises. We would like to hear from you as soon as possible.
Imagine THAT! We have a thief who is stealing innocent peoples credit card numbers to purchase expensive electronics and other items and launders the merchandise and compromises innocent job seekers by using their mailing address to accept and reship their stolen goods, and she is calling the employee an EMBEZZLER?
I found it interesting that Angel’s grammar in her earlier pre-formatted emails to this employee (but didn’t post here) all of a sudden changed from normal english to obviously someone whose spelling skills and grammar shows that english is not her primary language in the emails above. My guess she’s possibly Russian or eastern european perhaps. And is no doubt one of the foreigners who is posting fake praises about this company in response to online complaints about Sendmeabox.com as well as verbally attacking another person on the sendmeabox.com website for posting a complaint against them at https://reportscam.com/sendmeaboxcom/.
What To Do If You Are A Victim
You can visit the USPIS website here for more details about re-shipping 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).
If you have fell victim to a money mule employment scam, you need to contact your bank immediately and close your account IF you have provided your account information to the scammers. Next file a police report with your local authorities and 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 personal information like ss # birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing 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 or 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
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.
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