Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Unicorn Shipping Inc

Scam type: reshipping fraudulently obtained goods. The sender address is a forgery.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: no_reply[@]careerbuilder.com <no_reply[@]careerbuilder.com>
Date: 18-Jun-2007 18:06
Subject: Job for manager!!!
To: ideceive@gmail.com

Hello,

my name is Alex Bitterman.

If you are looking for 100% a legit job where you have to work to earn

money not stay to earn money then this is the job for you.





ABOUT US:

Unicorn Shipping Inc - As the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, Unicorn Shipping continues to develop the frontiers of logistics, supply chain management, and e-Commerce . . . combining the flows of goods, information, and funds.



PART-TIME POSITION:

We are currently accepting applications for Shipping / Receiving Clerk.



DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, performs routing manual and clerical duties related to the shipment or receipt of materials, supplies, equipment, and finished products. Checking goods against shipping documents, packing goods for shipment according to specifications, verifying identification and quantity of products, preparing bills of lading, posting weight and shipping charges, maintaining inventory of packaging supplies. Receiving activities include receipt and unpacking of goods, verifying identification and quantity, inputting records of goods received, rejects damaged, excess or misdirected goods, routes materials to proper destination. Must have experience with UPS and FedEx shipments, stable internet connection at home. Computer Literate a must

Ideal candidates will need to fill requisitions and orders in a timely manner, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.



CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS & BENEFITS:

- More than 18 years old.

- An ability to reply promptly to the e-mails every day.

- An ability to receive phone calls from us.

- Weekends and holidays off (except Air Hubs);

- Comprehensive medical and life insurance for you and your dependents;





We offer excellent compensation, benefits and opportunities for personal growth, flexible hours, training and development, as well as the vacation schedule. Great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and learn from a world-class organization.



If you are looking for a great job at a great company, solid opportunity and a career path to success, you've come to the right place!

We would LOVE to work with you, so reply to this posting and send us your resume today. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist.



Alex Bitterman

Unicorn Shipping Inc.

unicorn_support@safe-mail.net

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU !!! TODAY IS 8/211/2007 & I JUST RECIEVED THAT SAME EMAIL.
SOUNDED TO ME TOO FISHY. SMELLED LIKE DEAD FISH.......

THE INTERNET IS A GOOD TOOL - WOULD BE BETTER IF THESE SCAMMERS WOULD TOTALY GO AWAY.

HNR - NEW HOLLAND, PA

Pennie said...

Got the same *@%#$ letter. Is there any real jobs out there to do from your home? Seems the only thing I run across are scams.

Anonymous said...

Today is August 21, 2007-- ummm, I got this email as well. I am learning to check each company out via the web. Thanks everyone for your posts and vigilence. In today's economic times as many of us job search, it is good to know there are those watching out. MBM, Cumberland, MD

Anonymous said...

Today is August 21st, I just checked my email and seen that exact same letter. I thought it sounded to fishy, I knew something wasn't right. I googled unicorn shipping inc. and found this site. Everyone should investigate a employer before sending them your resume. Scams are every where. Thanks for letting everyone know this company is a scam!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seems like August 21st was a big day for Alex Bitterman. Just another day on the scam ridden internet highway.

RLE
Connecticut

Anonymous said...

Got the same message on the 21st, bitterman's day just gets bigger and bigger, it seems... I love how the 2nd line in the email says, "...100% legit job..." that just really makes me think it's not a scam, right there...

Anonymous said...

It has to be 100% legit. It says so. Besides, this is only for someone who "wants to work to earn money, not stay to earn money." wha tha?!? And what weighs 50 pounds anyhow?

Mr. Bitterman, set me up for an interview...I am so there.

Anonymous said...

Got a similar message today.

Sender: "employment@monster.co.uk" , wei-ning@neste.com

They got to try harder :P

James Miller said...

I got mine as if from Monster.

Anonymous said...

I got this email today. I have gotten many more like it in the past but to day I decided to google the company and I found you guys. I knew it was a scam we I saw it I was just interested in knowing what a search would turn up. I just wanted to say Great Job getting the word out and letting people know what's really going on. and in case anyone is worndering there are some legit work at home jobs out there just be careful in your search.

Anonymous said...

I am working with them and making a ton of money. I have made 100k todate. In only one week. SO I only work 2 weeks a year and I am done. :> )

Anonymous said...

I receive around 6 offers a day from companies like this. Last week, one of them used the address from the Florida Lottery and DOT. I forwarded the info to the Lottery security for their information. Have some fun with these people and request further information, then turn them down for the idea of money laundering and they completely freak out on you and try to explain that they are a ligitimate company

Anonymous said...

Hey I received the same e-mail..... This people from Career Builder are very stupid!!! Everyone one knows this is f****** scam!!!!!

Anonymous said...

some of these are getting pretty creative. I now received one for the Slov For representatives.

Our company constantly to search for representatives in the different
countries worldwide. With the help of these people to us to receive
money from sponsors easy and fastly. Frequently our sponsors are very
much borrowed also businessmen. They to not have time. What to be
engaged accounts departments and to spend hours on fulfilment of the
international translations. Therefore we constantly require new and
new representatives. All our representatives abroad to get money for
this work. Our agents constantly to search for new sponsors, and new
representatives worldwide. We help people, and those who helps us we
give work.

enian Red Cross.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Alex had a name change too.

Hello, my name is Alex Goldberg.

If you are looking for 100% a legit job where you have to work to earn
money not stay to earn money then this is the job for you.


ABOUT US:
Unicorn Shipping Inc - As the world's largest package delivery company
and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and
logistics services, Unicorn Shipping continues to develop the frontiers of
logistics, supply chain management, and e-Commerce . . . combining the
flows of goods, information, and funds.

PART-TIME POSITION:
We are currently accepting applications for Shipping / Receiving Clerk.

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs routing manual and clerical duties
related to the shipment or receipt of materials, supplies, equipment,
and finished products. Checking goods against shipping documents,
packing goods for shipment according to specifications, verifying
identification and quantity of products, preparing bills of lading, posting weight
and shipping charges, maintaining inventory of packaging supplies.
Receiving activities include receipt and unpacking of goods, verifying
identification and quantity, inputting records of goods received, rejects
damaged, excess or misdirected goods, routes materials to proper
destination. Must have experience with UPS and FedEx shipments, stable
internet connection at home. Computer Literate a must
Ideal candidates will need to fill requisitions and orders in a timely
manner, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS & BENEFITS:
-More than 18 years old.
-An ability to reply promptly to the e-mails every day.
-An ability to receive phone calls from us.
- $3,100 per month;
- Weekends and holidays off (except Air Hubs);
- Comprehensive medical and life insurance for you and your dependents;


We offer excellent compensation, benefits and opportunities for
personal growth, flexible hours, training and development, as well as the
vacation schedule. Great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment
and learn from a world-class organization.

If you are looking for a great job at a great company, solid
opportunity and a career path to success, you've come to the right place!
We would LOVE to work with you, so reply to this posting and send us
your resume today. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone, put
it in the hands of a specialist.

Alex Goldberg
support_unistrim@safe-mail.net

Donna said...

10/23/07 -- Just got the same e-mail from Alex Goldberg also. Alex is a busy little scammer!
--DW, Chicago, IL

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just got one of these emails today. I thought it was a real job offer. I sent them my resume and cover letter. then something told me to look them up on google, and I found this site. Man, how did I let myself fall for this crap? I really want to find a job, so i jumped at this offer. Well thanks for the info. I got this job offer from Career Builders.Com.

Anonymous said...

Same email today. what a scam I am playing along with them though. They must have gotten info from career builder. Is that where most of you all post resumes?

Anonymous said...

I got one from Alex Goldberg too. Like they say-If something looks too good to be true...

Anonymous said...

I also just received this e-mail. You would think that these job websites would do some more investigating about postings so that people like us don't have to waste our time and we can feel more confident about using their sites. (Monster and Careerbuilder)

Debra said...

Thanks to Google search, I found you. I thought it was to good to be true. Thanks for having this site. Suck to all the fake job ads
on the internet.

Anonymous said...

Alex Goldberg emailed me. He must be a she and recently re-married. He she burns in hell.

Anonymous said...

Alex Goldberg Emailed me too and I found the Unicorn Shipping site at www.unicorn-shipping.com and the front page looks legit at first glance. But if you try the links the only stuff that works directs you to their bogus job offer. Curious how the self proclaimed 3rd largest container shipper in the world has a website that can't connect me with a single one of their offices...I mean how do they actually solicit a client? But I'll bet they could be exposed publicly by tracking down their site's hosting and billing.

Good luck on your real job search and a vote for Edwards is a vote against lobbyist money.

Anonymous said...

Just got this email today - they changed the FROM name to "Alex Goldberg". It was spoofed from someone else's email address. Also, they don't provide a Unicron web site nor any instructions on how to apply forthis job.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! They are now using FORESTA LTD as the company. Anytime that there is bad punctuation and grammatical errors in an offer for employment, BE AWARE!!

DB-Charlotte, NC

Anonymous said...

They're still at it.

Anonymous said...

I just got a New email and name:

Hello, my name is Stewart Woodward.
If you are looking for 100% a legit job where you have to work to earn money not stay to earn money then this is the job for you.


ABOUT US:
Unicorn Shipping Inc - As the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, Unicorn Shipping continues to develop the frontiers of logistics, supply chain management, and e-Commerce . . . combining the flows of goods, information, and funds.

PART-TIME POSITION:
We are currently accepting applications for Shipping / Receiving Clerk.

DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, performs routing manual and clerical duties related to the shipment or receipt of materials, supplies, equipment, and finished products. Checking goods against shipping documents, packing goods for shipment according to specifications, verifying identification and quantity of products, preparing bills of lading, posting weight and shipping charges, maintaining inventory of packaging supplies. Receiving activities include receipt and unpacking of goods, verifying identification and quantity, inputting records of goods received, rejects damaged, excess or misdirected goods, routes materials to proper destination. Must have experience with UPS and FedEx shipments, stable internet connection at home. Computer Literate a must
Ideal candidates will need to fill requisitions and orders in a timely manner, ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS & BENEFITS:
-More than 18 years old.
-An ability to reply promptly to the e-mails every day.
-An ability to receive phone calls from us.
-40$ per each processed package;
- Weekends and holidays off (except Air Hubs);
- Comprehensive medical and life insurance for you and your dependents;


We offer excellent compensation, benefits and opportunities for personal growth, flexible hours, training and development, as well as the vacation schedule. Great opportunity to work in a fast paced environment and learn from a world-class organization.

If you are looking for a great job at a great company, solid opportunity and a career path to success, you've come to the right place!


Please reply ONLY to our e-maill: unicornshipping8@gmail.com


We would LOVE to work with you, so reply to this posting and send us your resume today. Don't put your career in the hands of just anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist.

Stewart Woodward
Unicorn Shipping Inc.

Just another name in the same scam game...beware!!!