How the scam works:
(with video below) Looking for jobs online you find an ad offering attractive wages for “Correspondence Managers”, “Shipping and Receiving Manager”, “Quality Controller”, “Quality Assurance Manager”, “Stock Assessment Operators” or “Mailing assistants”. The opportunity sounds good: “Work just a few hours a week, no experience necessary, high school diploma, etc”. You’ve seen those, right?
Watch the video below to see how the Reshipping Job Offer scam works, or read on:
If you get the job, you will be the representative of an offshore company; taking possession of goods sent to your city and re-shipping them elsewhere. This sounds straightforward, interesting even. Best of all, wire transfers will be made into your bank account to cover the shipping costs and your payment.
What actually happens is scammers buy those goods with stolen credit cards, after getting personal information and account numbers from various victims. Then they send the the goods to the real owners of the cards as the mailing address has to match the one on the credit card.
Then they call the owners and claim to be representatives of the shipping company and inform them that an order was shipped in error to their address. Then they will ask for permission to send a courier (an innocent third party) that would pick up the item. As the victims can’t see the transaction on their credit card statemtent just yet and don’t even assume that the package was purchased with their own credit card, they approve.
That’s when the scammers hire you and send you to pick up the item as a correspondence manager and make you send the product forward.
Here is one example of an scam email you might receive on this topic:
Subject: Employment 16172839939-671
Our company is happy to show this new great post of Package Manager.
This post is for home-birds. If you are staying at home from 9am through 5pm, this employment is an ideal for you.
You will work with packages. You will get parcels, repack them and send them to the end addressee. This job is stress free and it is ideally suited for homemakers and others who either work from home or are at home during day-time.
There will be no heavy packages. Most packages include toys and clothes.
Participation is cost-free. You will not have to spend any of your money working for us. All work-related expenses are on us.
To work for our company you will should have a Internet ready computer, a cellular phone and a printer to print necessary documents.
The payment you will get depends on the quantity of parcels you will be processing.
During the probationary period our workers make up to $150 every week.
If you have an interest and want to have more information about our Company and this employment, please email us at: SuzanSellenni@aol.com . Your Resume will be a plus.
P.S. To qualify, all you have to do is to be home from 9am till 5pm. For those who are unable to fulfill this, this employment is not for you.
How to avoid:
If you take on a job involving “offshore companies” and “wire transfers into your account” without researching the legality of the business, the FBI will be showing up at your door, sooner or later.
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