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.
From: Wallace Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Equal opportunity , (425611831837309)
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.
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.