Is this an scam!! Re shipping?

Is this a scam or not?
Ok I received a email from a company that says that they found my resume on career builder. I use to be an FedEx clerk. Well I accepted an contract that looked legit and I have access to a company control page where I am alerted of a new pkg coming to my house and to print off an barcode that is to be downloaded. I take a picture and scan the postal receipt to the company manager so called. and more pkgs are sent to my house. Has anyone known of this re shipping scam to INTERNATIONAL addresses such as Russia. The company has an address and small online store. The postal clerk tipped off by telling me that he may be a scam. I am not sure due to the layout of the company but the expensive "gifts" with another barcode are a red flag. The company claims they are testing the USPS time system or how long it takes for a pkg to go international. They claim they are international too. If so I am willing to report them on Monday.

13 months ago - 3 answers

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This is called a reshipping scam and can land you in prison. All of those packages coming to you are bought online with stolen credit cards and hacked Paypal accounts then you ship them to Russia. When the person whose money was stolen reports the theft, the investigation only leads one place - your front door as you received the items bought with stolen credit cards/paypal and you are arrested. Some of the other packages will also contain drugs - usually stuffed into hollowed out toys and electronics

If this company were real they would not have a random person doing this from home. They would have an account with Mail Boxes Etc, Bundlebox, OneUSAAddress or some other legitimate shipping company if the items were not stolen or did not contain drugs.

A friend's credit card number was stolen and someone charged over $3000 worth of electronics to it. She reported it and the police ended up arresting the guy whose home the items were sent to, even though he had already resent the items to his "employer" in Ukraine. He had the same emails you did. He's now serving 18 months in prison as the judge and jury did not believe anyone would ever accept packages from a person they did not know or even accept a job without a single face to face interview

Whatever you do, DO NOT accept the packages. The best thing to do is refuse delivery. Or if they have been delivered, you call the company they were sent from saying you got a package you did not order and ask for a Return Authorization Number and say you want to return it to them. Whatever you do, DO NOT keep the items or send them to Russia

You should also call your local police to report this

The USPS has issued at least two warnings about these very common scams targeting people on job sites
So has
Read what happened to this man

13 months ago

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do expect the IRS, FBI, DEA USPS marshals
at your door some time shortly.

but try it any way.


by Rob - 13 months ago

100% scam.

There is no job.

There is only a scammer trying to steal your hard-earned money and maybe your freedom.

The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "assistant" and will demand you accept packages purchased with stolen credit cards, hi-jacked paypal accounts and spoofed bank transfers, at YOUR home address. Then you are suppose to use a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number to send the electronics, clothing and jewelry overseas. When the websites, credit card/paypal/bank account owners and UPS/FedEx discover the fraud, you get the real life job of paying back ALL of them. Then the local law enforcement comes knocking asking why are you fencing stolen merchandise for someone you never met, don't know their real life name and have no idea in what country they really live.

Another email will be from the scammer and will demand you cash a large fake check sent on a stolen UPS/FedEx billing account number and send most of the money via Western Union or moneygram back to the scammer posing as the "supply company" while you "keep" a portion of the cash. When your bank realizes the check is fake and it bounces, you get the real life job of paying back the bank for the bounced check fees and all the bank's money you sent to an overseas criminal.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of being the perfect buyer, great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

You could post up the email address and the emails themselves that the scammer is using, it will help make your post more googlable for other suspicious potential victims to find when looking for information.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even partial sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

6 "Rules to follow" to avoid most fake jobs:
1) Job asks you to use your personal bank/paypal account and/or open a new one.
2) Job asks you to print/mail/cash a check or money order.
3) Job asks you to use Western Union or moneygram in any capacity.
4) Job asks you to accept packages and re-ship them on to anyone.
5) Job asks you to pay visas, travel fees via Western Union or moneygram.
6) Job asks you to sign up for a credit reporting or identity verification site.

Avoiding all jobs that mention any of the above listed 'red flags' and you will miss nearly all fake jobs. Only scammers ask you to do any of the above. No. Exceptions. Ever. For any reason.

If you google "fake re-shipping job", "fraud money mule scam", or something similar you will find hundreds of posts from victims and near victims of this type of scam.


by Buffy Staffordshire - 13 months ago