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    Fake Package Sorter job from US Global, LLC

    Has anyone heard anything about Package Sorter jobs from US Global, LLC? I saw the ad on a job web-site (forget which one). They replied this morning and sent me an application form and employment agreement form to sign and send back. They also asked me to send either a scanned image of my drivers license or passport. They have a web-site, which I looked at. Seems okay, but I'm sure they can be faked. Anyway, what I understand from the job description I get packages at my home and re-package them and send them back out again. They said they will cover the postal expenses and there's no investment on my part. What I would like to know is can they do something bad with either my drivers license or passport? I know with real jobs you have to give the company your SS number, etc. I've heard about people that steal stuff and then send it to some other person who then sends it back out again to some other person so that it's hard to track that way. I can attach the docs or pdf's if it helps to look at them.

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    Re: pbrown85282

    yes, they can and will do something bad. they are stealing stuff in your name, having it sent to your house, and you think it is your job to send the stolen stuff to russia or nigeria.

    you won't be paid and the police will come get you. after a few days in jail you get to tell the judge you stole the stuff because somebody told you to, in an email.
    Last edited by mumbles; 03-18-2011 at 10:00 AM.

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    Re: pbrown85282

    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 what country they really live in.

    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, the emails themselves and the fake website 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.

    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 and then does not become a victim because you took the time to "get the word out".

    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, email addresses and websites of scammers, ask questions and learn all about that hobby. At the sites you find you can also read up on how to alert the hosting company that they are hosting a fake reshipping website. Even if you aren't interested in shutting down that fake site, you can still post it up at the scambaiting sites for someone else to "take care of".
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    Re: Fake Package Sorter job from US Global, LLC

    Thanks guys,
    Yeah I thought it's too good to be true. Better safe than sorry.
    I'm new with all these scams going on. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Fake Package Sorter job from US Global, LLC

    I knew it was fake the moment I saw the person's email address. No real employer would have a gmail account. :spin2:

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    Re: Fake Package Sorter job from US Global, LLC

    I recently came across something like this. What is the name of the website you saw, I'm hoping this isn't the same scam!

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    Re: Fake Package Sorter job from US Global, LLC

    he may be gone but if you post the website you are looking at, i'll check it for you.

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    Re: Fake Package Sorter job from US Global, LLC

    Just like guys have said avoid this program. They are using stolen credentials to move the products from one person to another. This is done so that if trouble arises, you are the fall guy.

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