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Old 07-25-2011, 03:31 AM
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Is this a work from home scam?

Hello, I am so happy I have found this site, I applied for a job with a title "warehouse manager" that was posted in Louisville, KY through a site called carrier builder. Here is the response I received.

Recently you applied our job position.
We've received and reviewed your resume. You seem to be the right person we are looking for.
We can start within next few days.
Here are the short instructions:
The position is home-based. You will be receiving and shipping out packages. This position donot require any start-up fees and out-of-pocket expenses.

You will be emailed with notification before any package comes. Each box has the Name, Tracking Number and content of it.
After signing for a package you should send me a short email report containing the information listed above (Name,Tracking Number and Content).
The shipping is very easy. You will receive special USPS shipping labels via email. You will need to print them and attach to the boxes using adhesive tape.
You will not have to pay for the shipping. The labels are prepaid.


Then you will need to take the boxes to your local USPS office and they will take care of the packages.
You should not postpone shipping of the items, because the clients are always nervous about delays.

Each salary is paid every 30 days. It means that you will receive your first salary on the 30th day of
being employed ** Procter&Gamble Financial UK LTD. Salary is $3000. Salary will increase to $4000 after 60 days.
Payment methods: Check, Bank transfer/direct deposit
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Thank you for any help you can give to me. I am just afraid there is something here that I am missing, somthing that tells me that this is a scam.

Beans


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Old 07-25-2011, 07:55 AM
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Re: Is this a work from home scam?

sorry, yes, it is a scam. they want to order expensive stuff in your name delivered to you, and trick you into reshipping the stuff to them. the criminals are using stolen funds to pay, but when the police investigate, they will find only you. you won't be able to return the stuff or pay for it - you may be arrested.



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Old 07-25-2011, 10:19 AM
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Re: Is this a work from home scam?

100% scam, as mumbles said.

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 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 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.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:03 AM
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Re: Is this a work from home scam?

Thank you both, I knew it was to good to be true, but when they used the P&G name I thought there was a .002% chance this was real. Of course now I am terrifed that these people have my resume that includes all of my contact inforamtion.

Below is the ad on carrierbuilder that I responded to, in no way did this lead me to belive that this was an at home job or any kind of a scam, I thought it was a warehouse right here in Louisville. They have deleted their original ad from carrier builder so the below is all the information I have. The email address that responded to me is: carahprim03@gmail.com they use the name Carah Prim and say they are with P&G Financial UK LTD, althought the ad I responded to says line 6? I am beside myself on how they can make a fake ad to make it look like I was sending my resume for a warehouse manager job, as if being unemployed isn't bad enough I now have to deal with this.

Application Summary
Date of Submission:7/22/2011
Job Title:Warehouse Manager
Company:Line 6, Inc
Location:US-KY-Louisville
Title of Cover Letter:Not Applicable
Title of Resume:Customer Service / Office manager

I am going to try to find a way to report this to carrierbuilder.com and any other place I can report it.

I think now I can say I have hit an all-time low in my life, these jerks have now made me feel really stupid.

Thanks again for your help
(I apologize for any grammar and spelling issues)

Rene

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Old 07-25-2011, 02:17 PM
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Re: Is this a work from home scam?

Thanks for posting up the "job posting" from that scammer.

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I am going to try to find a way to report this to carrierbuilder.com and any other place I can report it.
Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

Thanks!!

Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hob** of scambaiting.

Don't panic over the fact that the scammer has your name and address, doubtful he even opened the attachment or read your resume. Scammers like that only want your resume for one reason, they believe that if you send such data, you are "hooked" and will believe their fake story and send them the packages and cash.

Just set your email filter to dump the scammer's emails directly to the spam folder to be deleted immediately. Don't bother to respond and eventually the scammer will stop emailing you.

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I think now I can say I have hit an all-time low in my life, these jerks have now made me feel really stupid.
Don't feel stupid, you figured out it was a scam before losing money or possessions to a scammer. Unfortunately, scammers are getting more creative in their fake job postings and emails. Just be on your guard, google everything, post/ask, be suspicious and you will be able to identify and avoid nearly all fake jobs.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:03 AM
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Re: Is this a work from home scam?

Yea, its a scam what they do is still other people credit cards and purchase products that they most likely want, but they get your information to make it seen like you is the one using the criedit card ship the product to your address and you will send it to them. At the end of the day you will be the one that would be in trouble.
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