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, May 04, 2009

EVS Logistics Company

This appears to be a reshipper scam. When international credit card fraudsters purchase something on a stolen card, they generally want the card owner and delivery address to be in the same country as the merchant, so the merchant doesn't get too suspicious. To this end, they hire reshippers to forward the fraudulently obtained goods out of the country. This is, of course, blatantly illegal.

The name "EVS Logistics Company" is just a cover story. These scammers do not represent any company, and any company name they use is just a smoke screen to make the job offer sound legitimate.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false, random)]
Date: 2009/4/9
Subject: Part time work
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Few words about the job.

The job is shipping and payment manager. You will receive
correspondence and parcels from our clients and re-ship them to our
company address. You will receive $24-40$ for each parcel reshipped.

What is the product that will be shipped?
It will be electronics mostly such as laptops, digital cameras, etc.
But maybe some other stuff like clothes or jewellery.

=> What couriers do you work with?
Shipments should be sent via USPS, FedEx, UPS or DHL.

=> When is payment / salary paid?
We pay for each 5 shipped out boxes

=> Who pays for the outgoing postage of the packages?
We will cover all the fees and charges (shipping costs,
phone calls, etc) that may occur.

If you are interested in a position please contact me ONLY at e-mail:

With best regards, Alicia,
Project manager, EVS Logistics Company

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