Fake Packaging Manager position

Online job search websites are blessings and curses.  The sites make it easier to find companies that hire workers with standard, flex time, and telecommuting schedules and gives job seekers and employers to connect from anywhere in a company’s territory.  The curse is the possibility of scammers finding potential targets from the user pool.  While some scammers target employers, others target job seekers.

A typical job scam making the rounds involves shipping or reshipping packages for companies that are just starting to break into the North American market.  If a potential employer says a home-based position involves shipping and receiving, it’s fake.  You’ll either give your information to a criminal or become an unwitting accessory to crime.

This is one of the newer scams appearing in the spam folder.

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From: Wallace Campbell (kitamura@adepoplanners.com)

Subject: Equal opportunity , (425611831837309)

Good day.

Our company is happy to pitch this new great vacancy of “Package Manager”.

This position is designed exclusively for home-birds. If you are able to be home from 9am through 5pm, this job is designed especially for you.

You will have to work with parcels. You will have to receive parcels, repack them and send them to the end addressee. This job is hassle free and it is ideally suited for housewives
, elderly and others who either work from home or are at home during daytime hours.
There will be no heavy packages. Most packages contain toys and clothes.

You need no money to apply.. You will not have to spend any of your money generating income with us. All work-related expenses are on us.
To work for our company you will have to have a Internet ready PC
, a cell phone and means to print necessary documents.

The amount of money you will be earning depends on the quantity of parcels you will be processing.
During the probationary period people which are employed by us make up to $150/week.

If you are interested, please contact us via email.

P.S. To qualify, all you have to do is to remain from 9am to 5pm. You must meet this condition or, this job is not for you.

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Home-birds?  Interesting term for a potential employer to use in an introductory email.  Wow, up to $150 a week during probationary period.  Even if you think this one might be legitimate, are you willing to risk it for that little?  Granted, the scammer decided to forgo the typical high salary hook, but offering starvation wages is not the way to get a bite.

There are NO legitimate home-based shipping and receiving positions.  None.

Be safe.

Another shady delivery/courier position

It’s always interesting to see how scammers try to convince their marks that their offers are legitimate.  This attempt by Micah Emerson of  Best Worldwide Shipper amused me.

From:  Micah Emerson (yone@sugita.us)

Subject:  Equal opportunity (579306850)

Hello.

We would like you to look through the job offer described below. Best Worldwide Shipper company�has recently looked over the CV that you placed on the internet and wants to offer you a position as a courier clerk department employee.

Best Worldwide Shipper company was set in 2006 as a result of the merger of couple commercial postal services in Lithuania. Our current business sphere operates with many European clients to facilitate the ordering, paying and transfer of merchandise purchased directly from the North American market to them. Our organization approach by default aims the retail sphere.

The duties of your position are considered strictly for residents of the US. As a shipping employee your duties will consist of: tracking, receiving, combining, consolidating and transferring merchandise purchased from big United States web firms overseas to the corporate headquarters and secondary office facilities. The job does not demand going to any type of office work places and can be generally done from your home and the local post office. Our organization provides all the needed materials and instructions for doing the job, a clear job agreement (with other paperwork) and plenty of bonuses. We demand no start up costs from our workers. Merchandise that our clients buy are primarily popular electronics such as Apple products, different computers and other electronics, so there is nothing heavy or bulky involved (and no need for a big storage place). We offer a $1,800 monthly stable and base salary with an added bonus provided for every task performed on time. There is a possibility of higher wages and expanding careers for our most successful employees.

Our requirements:
– 18 years minimum age
– Maintaining a working street address
– Being able to surf comfortably on the  internet and with a printer
– Having a working telephone number (and willingness to add other or additional numbers)
Best Worldwide Shipper company is happy to show you this official invitation letter. We purposely avoid any attachments or links to keep web security at the the best level.

In the event you are interested, do not hesitate to let us know about it via email.

Purposely avoiding attachment and links somehow make this offer seem legitimate.  Not even, but nice try.  You can’t even capitalize the entire ‘company’ name.

Of particular note is the use of three different email addresses – one sent it, one the reply to address, and one it was addressed to.  Usually when a message is addressed to one party and received by another, the one it was sent to is included as a blind carbon copy.  This is not how a prospective employer contacts and prospective employee.

No legitimate company hires random individual third parties to reship merchandise, including those dealing with Apple products, electronics, or anything of the sort.  Including specific brand names does not make the offer any less shady.  At best, this is an attempt to steal your information.  It could also make you an accessory to a crime.

Be safe.