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

Post Express

This appears to be a reshipper scam, targeted at the USA. Reshippers are hired by fraudsters who purchase expensive goods online using stolen credit cards: the fraudsters want the goods to be shipped locally so that the merchant doesn't get too suspicious. The reshipper then forwards the goods overseas -- until the police come and have words about all the credit card fraud traced to that address, of course.

This scammer has used more than one "" email address in the domain.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Scotty Abraham <[redacted (unverifiable)]>
Date: 2009/4/2
Subject: Outside Support Representative Position
To: [redacted (privacy)]

We have an opening position for your attention. This job offer is limited and can be offered for US citizens only.

Our Company is hiring persons to work as home based Outside Support Representative. This is home based, online, part-time, fast-paced position. Part-time employees usually work 4 hours each business day (from Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or regular holidays. During working process you will have a deal with parcels, packages and middle size banderols. You main role is to receive, repack (if requested) and send to final client(s).

Employee receive a per package rate, up to $35.00 per package and/or at monthly rate, depends on offer. Our part-time employees also receive an attratctive benefits package. Please note that these opportunities are part-time only working approximately 10-20 hours per week.

Actually we do not require any work experience or base requirements. This job if perfect for students, moms and those who are looking for good part-time/online job. This is a great chance to start your career with us, we are fast growing international company, dont waste your time, start your career right now.

Send your resume/CV or personal profile to this e-mail:
You will get a response in 2-3 days. Thanks for your time and interest.

This position offered online only and can be used by any recruiting agency. You can find our position online or via online e-mail marketing lists.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The location depicted on the website is bogus the address used is in a residential neighborhood.

There certification displayed is invalid.

They have no Corporate Filings in the State of New York