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Old 08-05-2011, 12:13 PM
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Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

Is this a scam?

From: antonis_corleone@hotmail.com [mailto:antonis_corleone@hotmail.com] On Behalf Of Marta Mathis
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:20 AM
To: Walker, Daree A
Subject: employment manager

HI,
Custom Shopping is promptly hiring for a part-time (position|post|jo of Shipping Inspector.

Your main position goals will be handling inbound correspondence, fill, scan and print additional documents.

This position is home-based and demands up to 5 hours per week with payments that range between 700-1200$ per month.

If you are interested in this offer please send your resume to this email custom-shopping@gmx.com and we will further assist you.

Best Regards,
Custom-Shopping LLC
HR Department


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Old 08-05-2011, 01:04 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

I got my answer, and I have been scammed and feel awful, this is a horrible! How can this really stop because I feel so violated.



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Old 08-05-2011, 02:49 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

what happened? nobody here will know who you are but telling your story may help somebody else avoid the same scam.

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Old 08-05-2011, 04:49 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

I was looking for a part-time job so I put my resume on Monster.com. I received a job offer for a Shipping inspector. I had to fill out the application, I thought I would be scanning, filing and fax order entries or data entry work. The scam is called Custom-Shopping.com, the address is for the Embassy of Hungary, neither phone number work, one of the phone numbers was tied to a hotel in bangelash, the representative is Robert Fisher, you can not find them on google or the BBB. They "shop" for customers and use you to mail the packages. I have reported them so be careful.
I have also cleaned out my email ** marking everything that I was not associated with in to scam or block to avoid getting these unwanted and dangerous emails!



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Old 08-05-2011, 04:50 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

I was looking for a part-time job so I put my resume on Monster.com. I received a job offer for a Shipping inspector. I had to fill out the application, I thought I would be scanning, filing and fax order entries or data entry work. The scam is called Custom-Shopping.com, the address is for the Embassy of Hungary, neither phone number work, one of the phone numbers was tied to a hotel in India, the representative is Robert Fisher, you can not find them on google or the BBB. They "shop" for customers and use you to mail the packages. I have reported them so be careful.
I have also cleaned out my email ** marking everything that I was not associated with in to scam or block to avoid getting these unwanted and dangerous emails!
I hope they crack down on this very soon!

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Old 08-05-2011, 04:58 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

http://custom-shopping.com/

Record created: 2011-07-07



Contact Us


Phone Number: +1 (855) 227-5556 Toll Free Number

Email address: office [at] custom-shopping.com

Mailing Address: Custom Shopping
P.O. Box 196830
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-6850

For orders please send a email message at:
orders [at] custom-shopping.com
If you are interested in working for our company as a package forwarding agent ( work at home based job ) in USA please submit your resume at:
jobs [at] custom-shopping.com

Headquarters address: 1026 Budapest II. Gábor Áron utca 55.

Headquarters phone: +36 (1) 4851081

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:06 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

using some text from that site for google search i found another:

http://bestshoppingdirectories.us/

Domain Registration Date Wed Dec 22 12:34:52 GMT 2010

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:53 PM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

100% scam, as you now realize and mumbles has 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.

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 08-06-2011, 05:15 AM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

Thank you mumbles for all of your advice, I have blocked all unwanted emails or place them in my scam folder of my email account. I will continue to do these for all email addresses, I know I have no associations with at all.

I feel like a real sucker.

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:13 AM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

I receive lot's of emails like this. I am now already aware the different strategy these scammers make so I'm a hard target for scammers

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:18 AM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

So you are posting it here for other people to get scammed also or what. I once received such an email but I just ignored it with no much hassles about the pay.

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Old 04-05-2014, 11:33 AM
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Re: Is this Work From Home Job a Scam!

You definitely have to be careful. I see Monster.com and similar places as breeding grounds for scammers. You can find legitimate jobs without posting your resume to a "resume pool." I don't know what type of work you are looking for, but I can recommend that before you ever respond to anything, look at the reviews of a place. If you can't find a review--chances are they don't exist. I know it's hard when you really need a job and it sucks to realize that people are devious. Just be careful next time! Nothing to be ashamed of. At least you are now aware of what to look for when it comes to job scams!


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