Is this a scam!

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by janice, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. janice

    janice New Member

    I read a job posting on a popular website and

    it was for a carrier. It involves receiving

    packages from this company and then shipping

    them USPS overseas with a pre-paid

    tag/sticker paid by the company. I will

    receive 5-15 packages a week and the

    salary is $1,200 a month. I spoke to the

    person by phone who had given me more

    info by email and it had a company website.
     
  2. CMG

    CMG New Member

    I would immediately be suspicious of this for several reasons.

    1. Why can't they ship via usps themselves?
    2. If they're sending you the packages, why didn't they just send it to the intended destination themselves?
    3. The only logical reason for them shipping to you then having you resend the packages is to mask its original place of origin.

    I would definitely check up on the company. Find out where they work out of. BBB, or based on it's overall suspicion, I might even drop a line to your local FBI office and see if it's something you could suffer any repercussions for should anything illegal cross your hands.

    Overall, I'd say this whole thing sounds fishier than Sea World at feeding time.
     
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I would definitely check them out. It sounds like the same kind of scam that will somehow deposit money into your account and then once you 'spend it' you discover it was of no value and you are the one left hanging with a horrible overdraft at your bank....
     
  4. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi Janice,

    Based on your description of the biz op, it looks similar to a scam that I have seen a couple times before.

    Those who played the role you are considering also got convicted of one or more crimes when the leaders got busted.

    I wouldn't touch it.

    ~Newbie Shield~
     
  5. janice

    janice New Member

    Well I wouldn't give the company my personal

    address/information and they did not ask, but

    I will most likely be aware of this company.
     
  6. VictoriaNTC

    VictoriaNTC Silver Member

    I would not do it in a millionyears!

    There are many safe, legal ways to make money online.
    I am so glad you are asking because you realize something is very wrong here with this company.
    Victoria
     
  7. WARRANTIES4LESS

    WARRANTIES4LESS New Member

    Scam all the way, stay away, this is common scam whereby fraudulent credit cards are used to order merchandise, they ship to you, you forward, you get burned for stolen merchandise.

    Success to all,
     
  8. pinkyparrot

    pinkyparrot New Member

    Janice,
    What was the company website? I would like to go check them out and get some information on the owners of it.
     
  9. janice

    janice New Member

  10. samda

    samda Member

    I won't recommend it. The site looks clean and professional. But they have just started the website. I am not in a position to say that they are scam. But it is a risk you are taking. Some times it pays you off and sometimes it is the other way.

    Just have a look at the whois details.

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    All the best !
    Sam
     
  11. sotd86

    sotd86 New Member

    see Work From Home's archives of aug. 5, 2005 regarding expert-bid.com and you'll find out all you need to know. try pasting this addressing in your browser to take you there. www.expert-bid.com definitely a scam.
     

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