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RESHIPPING SCAM – ‘Transportation Manager’ Parcel Repacking Job Offer

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Email offers you a position as a ‘Transportation Manager’, a work-at-home job that involves accepting, repacking and reposting various parcels. 

Brief Analysis

The email is a scam. The promised job is, in fact, a criminal ruse designed to trick you into receiving goods bought via fraudulent transactions and sending them back to your criminal ’employer’.

Example

Subject: We have reviewed your resume on CareerBuilder
Good day [Name removed],
We have found your Curriculum Vitae via Careerbuilder job-site. At the moment we expand our business to the USA territory and can offer you a position of Transportation Manager.
The position is mostly about accepting, repacking and sending parcels with the help of the Postal Service all over the world. It’s a work at home job and does not require any start-up costs.
You do not need to relocate and can do this job from a comfort of your home.
The Transportation Manager duties consist of:
Step 1: You receive parcels at your address.
Step 2: You should report to the supervisor about parcels delivered;
Step 3: You should do repackaging according to supervisor instructions;
Step 4: You will receive a prepaid shipping labels to mail the package out
Step 5: You should affix the shipping label provided by your supervisor to the parcel and drop it off at the nearest post-office.
You do not need to invest any money to start this job. All the shipping costs and extra expenses will be covered by our company.
You will be responsible for dispatching packages in time.
Your compensation will consist of $2400 base salary (monthly) + $30 commission per box received .
Your wage will be deposited into your bank account or into your Paypal account at the end of each work month.
During the first weeks you will work with a small product quantity. There will be about 10-20 boxes a week.
It’s not obligatory to have any special education, you will have a possibility to gain necessary knowledge during the trial period.
Make sure to have working home and mobile phone numbers, so we could reach you through the day if we have any questions about the reports.

The candidate should have:
1. Printer (you will need to print postage labels to ship the boxes out).
2. Internet Access (to check your email for the information updates) and the ability to your email 2-3 times a day.
3. Ability to receive the parcels right to your physical address (not P.O. box) from courier services such as Fedex, UPS and USPS
If you need some more information regarding the offered vacancy – you could email me with any questions.
The offered vacancy is 100 percent legitimate job, all shipped products are legal under the law of the United States of America.
Please, reply back to get more information.
Sincerely yours,
[Name and address removed]

Detailed Analysis

This email offers you what might seem like an easy and well-paid job that you can do from home. The message claims that you can take up the position of ‘Transportation Manager’, a job that involves accepting deliveries of various parcels at your home, repacking them, and then sending them to addresses specified by your ’employer’.

Supposedly, the ‘company’ will cover all postage fees and you will receive a monthly salary as well as a per-package ‘commission’.

However, the supposed job is, in fact, a reshipping scam.

When criminals steal credit card details, they may use them in an online shopping spree, purchasing many and varied items in the names of their victims.

But the criminals are too smart to have the goods delivered directly to their own homes because that could help police locate and identify them.

So, instead, they line up a ‘parcel mule’ who will accept delivery of the ill-gotten goods and reship them to a location specified by the thieves. Via this method, the criminals can take possession of the items and either keep them for their own use or resell them for cash.

And, the hapless worker may be ‘paid’ via fake or stolen cheques or funds transferred from hijacked accounts. The workers may be asked to deduct their ‘wage’ and ‘commission’ from these funds and wire the remainder back to the ‘company’ via a money wire service such as Western Union.

Thus, the workers not only reship tainted goods, they may also be tricked into laundering money stolen by the criminals.

Meanwhile, investigations may lead police directly to the doors of the hapless workers. People caught up in such scams have faced criminal charges and had to deal with ongoing and damaging repercussions.

Moreover, people can become trapped within such schemes and find it quite difficult to extricate themselves. After they have already started the job, they may belatedly realize that they are involved in a scam. But, by that time, they may be too scared to involve police in case they get in trouble themselves. And, if they try to terminate the arrangement, the criminals may threaten them with exposure or bully them into continuing.

Treat as suspect any job offer that involves receiving goods at your home and reposting them elsewhere.

If you are already involved in such a scam, you need to get out as quickly as possible. Contact the police and tell them what has happened. This will likely have a better outcome than waiting for the police to come to you.



Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer