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.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Deliveryman Co.

This one is clearly a reshipper scam. Your employers make online purchases with stolen credit card details, and have the goods shipped to you. You are then required to reship the goods overseas to them -- and deal with the police when they trace all the fraudulent purchases to your address.

I don't think of these as "too good to be true": I think of them as "enticing bait on a vicious hook".

On 11/09/2007, JOHN [redacted] <[redacted]> wrote:

Another too good to be true?

Note: forwarded message attached.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted]
To: [redacted]
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 -07:22:47 -0800
Subject: Free time regular job from Deliveryman Co. 29
Are you a college student with odd class schedules impairing   regular work time? Are you jobless sitting at home and connected to the Internet?  Well you're in luck!!!  We are looking for honest and communicative people to sort, store, and make readily available our delivered correspondence   from your own home. There is no necessity to visit any office for this job. You can do your job sitting at home. You need only to check your email twice a day to be informed about job processing. This will take a few minutes of your day. All you have to do is each Friday go to USPS.
   This is not a sales gimmick requiring you to pay setup fees or sign up to a mailing list. This is a business requiring   only limited amounts of your time. You will earn money even without going out of you house or office. The job is regular the wages are solid. Spaces are limited so act now for this great intuitive job offer.
Job short description:
This job consists of 3 steps.
1.You receive packages from shops (stores). Before receiving the packages you are informed about it by e-mail or phone. The packages are delivered by courier such as UPS, FeDex, DHL.
2. When you receive all orders (package by package) made by international customer, you collect them in one whole box. Then receive money for shipment.
Now the box is ready for shipment. All is needed to take the box to USPS office.
You don't have to pay anything.
3. After the package is sent, you receive an e-mail during 48 hours where is a Money Transfer Control Number of Western Union. Now you suppose to visit the nearest bank and get your salary.
For each sent package your salary is $100 -$220.

Already ready to deal with us?
Drop your full name, your age and current address to:
jobmasters@contractor.net or jobmasters@deliveryman.com
We need this information for security department.
As soon as your information is checked and satisfies us, our job manager will contact you by e-mail or phone.
***


Deliveryman Co.
Michael R. Butler
877 PUDDINGTON CT.
WESTERVILLE
OH 43081



25 comments:

Nia said...

thank you,
I recieved this same scam this morning. I am so glad vigilant bloggers like you have provided this info. I may have responded to this but thought I better checkout the company. thank you for this information.

dave said...

Guys i goofed, I gave em the info they wanted. what do I do? I dont wanna recive stolen stuff!! any suggestions? HELP!!

Alexei said...

just keep the goods and do not send them anywhere.

Spotter said...

Decline delivery if you can. If you refuse to take posession of the goods (and don't sign for them), it's not your problem: it's the courier's job to return the goods to the sender. If the goods are dumped on your doorstep (or you've already accepted delivery), contact the sender yourself and explain the situation. If direct contact isn't possible, just store the packages unopened until someone comes asking for them.

This is commonsense advice, not legal advice. I don't know what the laws are in your area. Talk to a lawyer if you want legal advice.

az said...

I can't thank u enough for givin a heads up on these scammers! I thought it was to good to b true, so I google'd them & viola...here it was! unreal!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was looking for a work at home job when I received the exact e mail you described. I thought it was too good to be true and when I googled it, guess what.........

Thanks again

Richard said...

I just got this on an e-mail from careerbuilder.com. Don't they check these out before sending??

Almost got caught out there said...

Thanks for pulling my coat!! I've been unemployed for a while, and I just received this e-mail. I googled it, and found this site. Bless you for keeping me out of trouble!!

Anonymous said...

I got the same email also and choose to check it out. I am glad I did now. Are you aware that you can report this letter to the FBI website? Here is the link http://ic3.gov/

Just go to the bottom of the page and click on file complaint.

Misfire said...

These days I'd be concerned with the Homeland Security implications of this kind of scheme as well.

Gull-a-Bull said...

Thanks for doing the research on these scammers. I have been "used" before because I was out of work and desperate for an income to just get by. I have unfortunately had contact with the Secret Service regarding these types of transactions. By the way, they are really cool and just want to stop these guys, and are not after you, just the scammers. Good info on this scam everyone, be wary!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!

I appreciate the service you are providing by helping people
identify these SCAMS. I received this fraudulent email a few days ago. They have managed to disguise their real email address and attempted to pass themselves off as a legitimate offer by using a "reliable" sources email. Notice, how they have used careerbuilder's name below:

From : offer@careerbyuilder.com
Reply-To : no_reply@careerbuilder.com


Nice try, but not quite!! They couldn't even manage to spell it correctly. I hope all of these crooks eventually get what's coming to them for preying on innocent people that are just looking to catch a break.

I wish everyone the best of luck with finding successful work and happiness overall.

Anonymous said...

As the last person stated in his/her comment dated October 16, 2007, I received an e-mail this a.m. 10/22/07 from "careerbuilder notify" with the the subject line reading "New Vacancy 16985" and the reply to no-reply@careerbuilder.com.

I am soooo glad that I checked this out before replying. Actually, the poor english and spelling was a dead give away to me.

Anyway, thanks to all of you that have shared your information.

eman said...

i got the same email with same company name "Deliveryman Co."... and there are lots too... why the law can't make them stop since its obvious its a scam....

Anonymous said...

thank you guys. they almost got me. right before singed up I found this blog and found the truth. good job!!!

cassandra said...

im so glad i researched this! i got the exact email and i was about to give my info but thought it was too good to be true! and it was is there anyone on the up and up anymore? thanks for the heads up

Anonymous said...

It's unbelievable that these guys are still at it and with the same exact message. It's almost 3 years since this blog was first posted outing these scammers and they're still trying. I get these emails all the time and just delete them.

R said...

Got this today, 4/21/2011, these clowns are still at it.

Sure glad I checked because it sounded fishy.

Mills Family Blog said...

They are doing a very similar scam with Flooring Contractors. They get you to find a hardwood product and get you to get a shipping quote to Chile or Africa or some out of country place.

They either use a stolen Credit Card Number or get you to prepay shipping and take the money and run.

Grant said...

I got this email today, 28 Nov, 2011. It uses a different email, and contact person.. someone supposedly in Portland Ore. Company is called "deliveryman", the contact is supposed one Steve Holmes. Thanks for checking this out.. keeps us from getting scammed!

Sasidharan said...

Pls find below mail that i received on 17th May , it look like scam
Sasidharan Nair-New Delhi

Good day to you. We have been waiting for you to contact us for your Package that is registered with us for shipment by the Lottery commission to your residence. Be informed that we are in possession of a Parcel containing a check of $1,000,000.00 USD, It is the usual practice of this commission to conduct a proper verification of all Packages that we are to deliver, to ensure that they are valid.

Be rest assured that the content in your package has been confirmed valid and we will commence delivery once you have meet the necessary requirement. For your information,the Mail,VAT & Shipping fees have been paid by the Lottery commission when your package was registered. What you need to pay is the Security Keeping fee of $270 as stated in our privacy terms & condition page.

kindly supply the below info:

Full Name:
Postal address:
State/Country:
Direct telephone number:

Contact:
FedEx Dispatch Director
Mr. Joe Gilbert
Email Address: fe-dexcourier@deliveryman.com
Tel: +(234) 813-077-8301

Regards,
Mrs. Pamela Howard

Spotter said...

Note that email addresses ending in @deliveryman.com are free email addresses that anyone can sign up for (via mail.com). Anyone, anywhere can create a deliveryman.com email address, and you should assume that any job offer associated with deliveryman.com is a scam.

Jesper Petersen said...

I god this mail.Urgent Delivery Alert!

This is a reminder that Your packet is already on the transit point (England).It has been onhold awaiting pickup since November 30th,2013. You are expected to call or email us with a confirmation of the exact recipient address.

Recipient Postal Details required are stated below;

FULL NAME:
ADDRESS :
TELEPHONE NUMBER :

From our database,it shows your package is coming in with a high priority delivery (highly classified package),so you should attend to this case promptly.You have to Confirm if you wish to come to London for pickup of your package or if you want us to deliver to you in your location.


For more info, reply only with the required information to (jansen@deliveryman.com) or call  mr. Ivan Jensen on +447466447906 . Note this is a highly valuable delivery and so,you must attend to all messages promptly.

Ivan Jensen
(Delivery Agent)
Tel: +447466447906
Email:jansen@deliveryman.com

Anonymous said...

today Australia Nov 2015


With Image of " BKK ROUND INTERNATIONal" as a letterhead


Hi Mate,
Are you a college student with odd class schedules impairing regular work time? Are you jobless sitting at home and connected to the Internet?
We are looking for honest and communicative people to sort, store, and make readily available our delivered correspondence from your own home.

There is no necessity to visit any office for this job. You can do your job sitting at home. You need only to check your email twice a day to be informed about job processing. This will take a few minutes of your day. This is not a sales gimmick requiring you to pay set-up fees or sign up to a mailing list. This is a business requiring only limited amounts of your time You will earn money even without going out of you house or office. The job is regular the wages are solid. Spaces are limited so act now for this great intuitive job offer.
Job short description:
This job consists of 3 steps.

1.You receive packages from shops (stores). Before receiving the packages you are informed about it by e-mail or phone. The packages are delivered by courier such as UPS, FeDex, DHL, Startrack, Courierplease and TNT.

2. When you receive all orders (package by package), you collect them in one whole box. Then receive money to post it or it may be picked up by courier service. You don't have to pay anything.

3. After the package is sent, you receive an e-mail during 48 hours where is a Money Transfer Control Number of Western Union. Now you suppose to visit the nearest bank and get your salary. For every sent package your salary is $100. So if you are hard working you can earn more in a week.

Already ready to deal with us? Drop your full name, your age and current address to:

Email: Joshy@deliveryman.com

Josh Carrington
Mobile: 0457355509
Tel: 0280074797

peter karountzos said...

Yep received the josh carryington email too (Australia) replied with very little info, here's his reply (second email) not the app he used to send at the bottom

Thanks for your response. I'm a business man with many jobs at hand thats why I have been busy all this while. So now I will like to explain and make things clear further to you, in this organization we don't want laziness, no goods lost, no agreement change on payment or trying to be smart by withhelding or lying about goods that are received. You must be efficient in doing this work as this will help you in getting paid offten as much as you can dispatch in a week. The items that will be delivered often are the following;fashion wears and electronics, you have right to check every box delivered to be sure of what content it is so as to confirm it and email or text what you have received. For every package that is sent in one day you earn $100. It might be 1 or 5 package in a day its same $100. So reply with necessary details and phone number so one of our staff can contact you.


I await your response.

Regards

Josh

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