Trade-Trans-Group/ Package Processing Legitimate?

Discussion in 'Business Opportunities and Programs Reviews' started by roffkauf, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. roffkauf

    roffkauf New Member

    I saw an ad in my local paper for a WAH job as a Package Processing Assistant. I answered the ad by email and I am still curious if this is legit or not! I have looked all over for this company or other names it has used but I am not finding anything. It seems like a great opportunity but it also seems a little bit questionable. They do not ask for any money which makes me comfortable but they have a contract that they emailed me:

    http://www.tradetransgroup.com/contract.doc

    The company is Trade-Trans-Group at http://www.tradetransgroup.com

    The email comes from someone named Alex Bitterman. I did a whois search for a few companies that seemed similar and one of the companies was submitted by someone with a name similar to his; it was just not Americanized.

    My gut tells me to stay away but I can't help but wonder. They do not ask for anything but my Driver's License and home address. Please tell me your thoughts on this one! Thanks
     
  2. roffkauf

    roffkauf New Member

    Nevermind about the above post! IT IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!! I am glad I went with my first instinct. After I had posted my original question, I saw a local news story about a girl that tried them. She was questioned by Circuit City because apparently, the items she was repackaging were stolen! My dad always told me, "If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck... chances are it is probably a duck!" I guess that applies here.
     
  3. Hey roffkauf,

    You are one of the lucky ones, most people don't find out about this type of company until it's too late...

    Good Luck,
    Joe
     
  4. kutus

    kutus New Member

    I think that Package Processing Assistant or mortgage assistant are not real job, it may be scammed.
     
  5. happiness

    happiness New Member

    Wow! Today I saw the same ad from trade trans group and it seemed alittle too easy, so, I did a google search on it and found this forum. The man Bitterman sent me the same contract. I'm glad I came across this forum because I was really considering it.
     
  6. isdbeast

    isdbeast New Member

    I seen it to here in atlanta, I repply to it I signed the contract and foward it to bitterman.
    now i'm just waiting, he repply and said the parcels will arrive shortly I repply back asking him what gurantee I have that I,m going to get paid for this and that is legit he have'nt answer yet.
    I'm going forward I'm not doing nothing illegal.
    will keep post it.
     
  7. michir7782

    michir7782 New Member

    Quoting: isdbeastI seen it to here in atlanta, I repply to it I signed the contract and foward it to bitterman.
    now i'm just waiting, he repply and said the parcels will arrive shortly I repply back asking him what gurantee I have that I,m going to get paid for this and that is legit he have'nt answer yet.
    I'm going forward I'm not doing nothing illegal.
    will keep post it.

    DO NOT ACCEPT these packages. They are goods purchased with stolen Credit Cards/ Identities. As you sit here waiting, he is stealing your identitiy. I KNOW. I signed uop Monday, and he already got an AMEX card in my name and has used it! I received 5 packages today, but got suspocious. I few hours later the police called me questioning why goods with stolen credit cards were being sent to me. DO NOT ACCEPT these packages. Put a fraud alert on your credit and PRAY.

    Michelle
     
  8. isdbeast

    isdbeast New Member

    thanks michelle;

    good thing i already have the fraud alert on file.
    i also call the credit bureaus last night to verify and everything is all right. ttat skunk bag didnt got over.
    I also file a complain with postal inspectors and right now i am calling the FTC. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL DO SOMETHING..

    THANK'S AGAIN

    ISDBEAST
     
  9. Bugaboo1

    Bugaboo1 New Member

    I have a friend working for this company. She recieved items and resent them and even got paid. She then suggested this opportunity to me after having done this for over a month.
    I signed up to do this and have sitting on my desk the first item. I didn't sign for it, it was left on my door step. Now I am crying I am so scared. I don't have much money, I can't afford an attorney. How do I know if he has stolen my identity and what do I do with this box? I don't know how to file a fraud alert.
    The thing that sucks is I usually feel referal by a friend thats already enjoying the job is good, and now I am learnign the hard way. I am affraid of loosing my home and children now. And, I don't knwo what to do with this box sitting on my desk....do I call the police?
     
  10. Sandra3

    Sandra3 New Member

    I saw the same ad in the Greensboro, NC paper and wondered if this was a legit business. I am so glad that I found this forum.

    Bugaboo1, I can see in your words how distressed you are. Your friend may have not found out yet what is really going on. Possibly she got paid with someone's money that was stolen off a credit card. Hopefully you have shared this info with her. She may not know it yet because it hasn't caught up with her yet.

    To find out if anything has been going on with your identity, contact the three credit reporting agencies immediately. (I don't know what information that you disclosed.) -- Experian, Equifax and Transunion. I wouldn't waste any time. Don't wait around to see if any damage has been done to your identity and/or credit. This "person" needs to be caught and dealt with.

    Credit bureaus:
    Equifax: 800-525-6285
    Experian: 888-397-3742
    Transunion: 800-680-7289
    SSA Fraud Hotline: 800-269-0271

    Go to www.clarkhoward.com. Click on Clark's Greatest Hits (In the green box on the left side). The next screen - Choose: Identity Theft Guide. It tells step-by-step on what actions to take. You can also contact Clark's team and they will help you. The 800 # is on the website. I hope this helps.

    Regarding that box - I would not open it. You may have to get some input from Clark or on the website on what to do with a
    package.

    Sandra3
     
  11. Bugaboo1

    Bugaboo1 New Member

    Thank You for the information. Last night I spent all night trying to figure out what to do. I did contact my friend and we discussed the whole situation.
    She was paid by money transfer through western union . There is most likley no way to track that transfer back to this person as we contacted Wester Union and the identity given for the initial transfer was false and the transfer initiated in cash.
    I contacted the FBI and the Attorney Generals offices. I was directed to open the package for information on who's identity was stolen. I did so and the woman was found in another state and verified she had her credit crads stolen, had reported them as so, but, then found out her identity had been stolen as well.
    I'm waiting for the FBI to contact me back so they may pick up the package and deal with the situation how they feel fit. I also contacted all my credit card companies and made sure my information was correct, address could not be changed etc. I have a fraud alert on my credit report now as well. I called 1-800-680-7298 which is TransUnion you can do it over the phone and they report it to the other major credit reporting agencies. I ran a credit check through /www.annualcreditreport.com where you get a free credit report annually from one of the three major credit reporting agencies.
    We then started looking at the trade group web site. It is completly ripped off from UPS. Everything! They changed only the name from UPS to trade-trans-group. If you go to http://tradetransgroup.com/employers/quotes/#brown
    and then compare that to
    http://www.naag.org/ and find your state Attorney generals office and report this,. you can also report internet fraud online through your attorney generals office so they can build up a database to be able to track this situation better and find the person doing this. I have seen many other websites now where Trade-Trans-Group is listed as a scam, but, they also listed several other names the company went under that no longer exist, so they will be changing their name and starting back up ripping off maybe fedEx's website or DHl and the like, under an assumed name to try again.
    Lesson learned here, hopefully not too late.
     
  12. Sandra3

    Sandra3 New Member

    I hope that everything will be ok for you and your friend. People like this are always using someone else's idenity and ripping off others. Like you said, they change company names, use good upstanding people for their illegal activity and just can't seem to be caught.

    One thing, I might emphasize is -- Clark Howard says that you should contact all 3 credit reporting agencies. He said that they will tell you that they will contact the other two but normally this does not happen and ends up falling between the cracks. Better to be safe than sorry!
     
  13. vonvonnie

    vonvonnie New Member

    So, how does this company find get info to do the credit scamming? I saw an ad for this in the local paper (raleigh nc) on sunday & of course went to the website & filled out the little form for more info. I was just skimming in my gmail account & came across the response email from *Alex Bitterman* so i decided to google the company & found this forum...

    Will they get credit info from just the little info i filled out on the site?
     
  14. stone84

    stone84 New Member

    ATTENTION:

    Trade-trans group is now operating under: Multi National Postal Redirection Service. I found their job ad on this website www.learn4good.com/jobs/language/english/search/job/2115/ and it is the exact same job description. This time they are claiming to be located in Ohio.
     
  15. stames

    stames New Member

    I just found this posting and I am beside myself. I answered to an ad placed in Texas. The man who answered my email goes by the name Alex Radian from "Global Delivery Inc".

    After careful scan of the website I noticed various links were broken however, I still thought It might be legit. Under the "Contact Us" I noticed a "Trans Trade Group" email and did a Google search, this is when the blog pooped! Aparently this man is still scaming and the "Employee Testimonials" are the same as your reference under:
    https://ups.managehr.com/life/testimonials.html#brown

    I currently have a Fraud alert on my credit which is good however, I don't want to leave anything to chance!

    Any thoughts?
     
  16. mom2

    mom2 New Member

    I recently fell for the same scam, under the Global Delivery Inc. and Alex Radian. He uses UPS words and his site is full of broken links. I have not had any repercusions but not sure what he can get from DL # I would love to hear from the others that posted earlier in the year to hear if anything further happened to those that signed up!!
    Any help is appreciated.
     
  17. KEESHAUNA1

    KEESHAUNA1 New Member

    MY BOYFRIEND WORKS FOR ALEX RADIAN RIGHT NOW AND MY BOYFRIEND HAS ONLY BEEN WORKING FOR HIM FOR ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF.WE HAVE BEEN GETTING PHONE CALLS ABOUT THE PACKAGES.THEY WOULD ASK ME ABOUT THE NAMES ON THEM IF THEY WERE MY NAME.THEY SAID THAT ALEX IS USING MY ADDRESS AS A MIDDLE MAN ADDRESS SO THEY CAN'T TRACK HIM. ONE OF THE WOMEN WHO CALLED FOUND THIS FORUM AND TOLD ME TO CHECK IT OUT.SO HERE I AM.AND YES ALEX RADIAN IS A SCAM AND HE IS USING US AS BI STANDARDS TO KEEP HISELF OUT OF TROUBLE.HAS ANYONE IN HERE RECIEVED ANYTHING UNDER THE NAMES OF:
    >MARYLAINE DRIESE
    >TODD ZAVODNICK
    >VAN BLUEMEL
    IF SO PLEASE DON'T SEND THEM OUT AND STOP ALL EMAILS BETWEEN YOURSELF AND ALEX.
    IF THEY TRY TO USE MY BOYFRIEND'S CREDIT THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THEMSELVES,BECAUSE HIS CREDIT IS RIPPED.HE ALSO SIGNED A CONTRACT BUT IT WAS WITH www.GLOBALDELIVERY.BIZ AND WE DIDN'T GIVE HIM ANY ID#'S OR PERSONAL INFO.JUST MY BOYFRIENDS NAME AND PART OF OUR LEASE TO PROVE MY BOYFRIEND LIVED HERE.THEY ALSO CREATED A YAHOO ADDRESS WITH MY HOME ADDRESS~~~~~GRUBBS70@YAHOO.COM~~~~~
    I DON'T APPRECIATE IT AT ALL.IF ANY ONE HAS BEEN RECIEVING EMAILS FROM THIS YAHOO ADDRESS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT KUHL_MOM@YAHOO.COM.WE NEED TO GET THIS GUY CAUGHT, HE IS HURTING PEOPLE AND DESTROYING PEOPLES LIVES.MY BOYFRIEND JUST WANTED TO BE A STAY AT HOME DAD SO HE WOULDN'T MISS OUT ON HIS 1ST SON'S 1ST YEAR OF EVERYTHING.HE IS AN HONEST MAN WHO GOT TAKEN FOR ADVANTAGE.WE CAN'T HARDLY MAKE OUR BILLS AND THIS SET US BACK MORE THAN WE ALREADY WERE WITH OUR BILLS.X-MAS IS NOW CANCELED FOR US.I PRAY THEY FIND THIS MAN AND HE SPENDS ALOT OF TIME BEHIND BARS.THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPILL ALL OF THIS.
     
  18. mom2

    mom2 New Member

    I just read your e mail. I am curious about your situation. I am also currently dealing with issues from this. Who are these people calling you regarding the packages. Are they the authoriities. I also am receiving packages but no one has inquired about any of them. I was under the impression that the names on the packages are names of real people that have had their credit stolen. i received a credit card statement for one of the individuals who got scammed, this guys also changed their address on their statement!! I am sorry thta you are dealing with this too. I have just taken it all to the local police. you mentioned that you are out more money since this started and that X-mas is over, did you put out any of your own money for this????
     
  19. flagstafflocal

    flagstafflocal New Member

    I FELL FOR THIS TOO! IN FLAGSTAFF AZ. I FAXED HIM MY DL BUT I BLOCKED MY LIC. #
    I SENT OUT 1 PKG. SO I HOPE I DON'T GET IN ANY TROUBLE. ANY IDEAS ON WHAT I SHOULD DO! I THOUGHT YOU NEEDED SOC. # OR DL # TO STEAL AN IDENITY. PLEASE DON'T ACCEPT ANYTHING WITH THE NAME JOSEPH GARCIA. THANKS
     
  20. KEESHAUNA1

    KEESHAUNA1 New Member

    YEAH I HAD TO BUY BOXES AND SPECIAL PACKING TAPE, AND A PRINTER TO PRINT OUT THE LABELS.HE ALSO TOLD US THAT WE HAD TO HAVE A SPECIAL PAPER THAT WAS STICKY.WHEN I HAD TO SEND OUT THE PACKAGES I HAD TO DRIVE LIKE 30 MILES ONE WAY TO THE NEAREST POST OFFICE THEN 30 MILES HOME.THATS ALOT OF GAS WHEN YOU DONT HAVE IT.EXSPECIALLY WHEN GAS IS AS HIGH AS IT IS.I RECIEVED A STATEMENT FOR ONE OF THE PEOPLE I RECIEVED A PACKAGE FOR AND THERE WAS SOME OUTRAGUOS PURCHASES ON IT AND THE GUY DONT KNOW SOMEONE TOOK HIS IDENTITY BECAUSE THEY CHANGED ALL THE INFO FOR HIS ADDRESS.
    I HAVE RECIEVED AND SENT OUT 12 DIGITAL CAMERAS THAT COST FROM $200 -$500 A PIECE.THATS WHEN I GOT CURIOUS.THEN I GAVE THE LADY WHO CALLED ME (AND TOLD ME ALL THIS WAS FRAUDULENT STUFF THAT I WAS GETTING)(FROM ONE OF THE STORES THAT THE STUFF CAME FROM)ALL OF THIS GUYS INFO.SHE SAID TO SAVE ALL EMAILS BETWEEN MYSELF AND HIM.I WOULD SUGGEST THE SAME FOR EVERYONE ELSE.EVEN PRINT THEM OUT AND SAVE THEM.MY BOYFRIEND HAS BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO FIND A JOB AT HOME,ALSO WHERE WE LIVE THERE IS BARELY ANY WORK.SO MONEY COMES RARE.I AM DISABLED AND THAT IS WHAT WE LIVE ON FOR NOW.MY CHECK DOESN'T EVEN COVER MY UTILITIES,IT'S WINTER HERE SO I HAVE TO KEEP IT WARM NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.THANK YOU
     

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