Work From Home Scams List – 5 Fake Illegitimate Jobs & Opportunities to Avoid

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Telecommuting and virtual offices are becoming more popular, but unfortunately, unemployment and underemployment are still very common as well. With the two worlds colliding, people looking for work or extra cash are becoming increasingly vulnerable to work from home scams and get rich quick schemes.

When trends like these emerge, new scams surface to take advantage of people — trying to rob you while you’re just trying to make a living. You might think you’re smart enough to detect obvious scams and ignore them, but schemers have mastered manipulation techniques. They know exactly what to say to victims to get in your pockets. By staying on top of the latest specific scams and signals, you can stay out of trouble.

5 Common Fraudulent Offers

Don’t get caught in the traps of work from home scams designed to take your money and leave you to blame in the eyes of the law. These top five job descriptions are almost always signs of fraud.

1. Package Forwarding
This con hurts victims twice over. Its artists will cheat targets out of their own money, and then bring the police to the door to question a suspect, not help a victim.

A thief will steal your credit card (as many identity theft victim stories begin) and use it to purchase goods. The thief knows that he can’t ship them to his own address without attracting attention, so he sets up phony ads on Craigslist and other online boards promising payments for forwarding packages, often under the guise of helping a neighbor who’s traveling or an overstocked business.

The scam victims then receive the package, along with instructions on where to send the package next. After re-mailing the stolen goods — with your own money — you’ll supposedly get a check for your services. Sometimes payment comes, and sometimes it doesn’t. In either event, it’s usually the police who show up wanting to know why you received stolen goods at their own address. Try explaining that one.

2. Email Forwarding
This hustle puts a modern spin on the old envelope-stuffing scheme, which surprisingly still finds victims today.

You’ll get an invitation or job offer to make money by forwarding emails on behalf of a company. On the surface, it might look like a marketing job or entry-level position in online media. You’d think it’s easy to see through a scam like this from the beginning, but for someone desperate for work, it’s easy to miss some warning signs.

The “company” informs you that to get started, you just need to submit a fee for materials or software you’ll need. Once the cheats have the cash, however, they’ll either never send the materials, or even worse, the “material” is just a letter that tells you how to run the same scam on other unsuspecting potential victims.

3. Work in Crafts
This hoax is another one that’s been around so long it’s a wonder that it has any victims left. But it does, and people are losing thousands of dollars to it.

Instigators begin by advertising online or in print media, announcing a search for workers who can assemble crafts or other items for them. They promise payment on a per-piece basis, saying that they only accept high quality goods, and that workers will have to purchase top-notch sewing machines and other equipment from them. The investment is worth it, they say, because the piecemeal work they do will quickly have the equipment paying for itself.

Of course, these specific machines can only be bought from the craft company, and soon the checks and credit card orders start rolling in. After targets have spent thousands of dollars, the “company” simply closes up, the scammers pocket the cash, and the victims never hear another word.

Alternatively, some advanced con artists, knowing that people may be wise to the scam, will go so far as to send some equipment out. In this longer game, they reject all of the crafts the victims send on the grounds that the products don’t meet standards. Duped, the would-be craft workers never see a dime and may not even realize they’ve been tricked.

4. Incoming Jobs
Especially in this market, the “You’ve got a job!” scam is gaining ground. In this one, unsuspecting victims receive an email with the good news that a job offer awaits them at a certain website that has more information. Following the link, they see instructions to enter their mailing address and other personal information for permission to see if jobs are still available. Surprise! They still qualify, but only two jobs remain, and they need to quickly claim one before another applicant else gets it.

To claim the role, they’ll need to provide more personal information, including valid credit card data. “Why do I need to provide a potential employer with my credit card number?” a desperate job seeker may ask. And the cons have an answer: For job training of course! This particular (mandatory) training will cost, say, $200, and the job starts after successful completion of training. In the end, there’s no training, no job, and the victim gave up $200 – and a credit card number. This can potentially open you up to identity theft and separate credit card fraud and scams.

5. Data Entry
While there are plenty of legitimate data entry jobs, there are also a lot of sham employers who exist only to bilk work-from-homers out of thousands of dollars. They’ll post a job for data processors who can work from home. When an applicant contacts them, they put them through an interview and make a job offer.

But wait, all employees must use specific software to work on their system. The applicant doesn’t have it (no one does) because it’s only made by the company, who then sells it for thousands of dollars – yes, really. Applicants are happy enough to have the chance to work from home, so they bite on the offer. As with similar scams, the job seeker has just spent thousands, and, not surprisingly, after the check clears, the data entry job never materializes.

4 Scam Signals

Knowing common specific scams is a start, but how can you stay ahead of innovative criminals? A lousy job market creates a ripe pool of targets for scams, since so many people are struggling to earn an honest buck. If you notice one of these four characteristics in an offer, you’re probably looking at scam bait:

1. Overseas Company
This should usually be a deal breaker for any income-earning online job. How can you work for a company that holds an ambiguous address or doesn’t even have a phone number to call? When you see an address from an obscure country name, the red flags should go up. If you can’t call or email your supposed employer directly, move on!

2. Absurd Offers
Online scams typically try to sell you the dream lifestyle: laying on the beach all day in Cancun surrounded by dozens of beautiful women while you generate hundreds of dollars a day of passive income. Who doesn’t love passive income opportunities? Who doesn’t enjoy the beach? Who doesn’t love beautiful women? Is it too good to be true? Absolutely. It’s always too good to be true. The more absurd the offer, the higher are the odds that it’s a big fat work from home scam.

3. Vague Payment Structure
The payment plans with these get rich quick plans are typically poorly defined. You need to completely understand how you’ll be paid. Will you get paid biweekly? Will you get paid monthly? How will you file your taxes? These are all basic payment issues that you need to address.

4. Heavy Upfront Financial Investment
You have to invest a boatload of money for an income-generating opportunity. A couple of hundred dollars upfront or a long-term commitment to an ambiguous work from home business on the Internet is always a poor choice.

Recent Get Rich Quick Scheme

A recent high-profile and frightening example that should act as your reminder to always be on your toes is marketed as Goog Cash4u, also known as Internet Wealth Builder.

Around September of 2009, this get rich quick scheme hit the Internet market quickly and affected a lot of unsuspecting people.

The “company” promised that individuals could make anywhere from $250-943 a day. “Wow! Sign me up,” plenty of people thought. Unfortunately, there were many obvious flaws with this plan.

Among other things, their payment plan was the real killer. Participants had to pay $1.97 for their “free trial kit” (this was just to cover the shipping costs of course). After the seven-day trial was over, they would automatically charge $69.97 per month to remain a part of the service as well as an additional $29.95 per month for “alternative funding.”

Unfortunately, all of these schemes find their victims. One reader emailed me and explained to me how he was a victim of this get rich quick scheme. This individual had just lost his job and was highly vulnerable. He needed to earn money to pay the bills. He thought that he has found his solution. What he got instead was a big fat scam.

Final Word

Con artists spend hours trying to figure out how to cheat people out of their money, and they know that by appealing to the human tendency to get something for free — or in this case, earn a lot of money by not doing much — they’ll always have victims.

There are valid ways to make money from home, but most of them will require lots of hard work. You simply won’t be able to make $10,000 per week doing them. I’m just pretty sure that nobody will ever offer you lots of money without you having to put in a lot of time and effort.

Please be very skeptical of any plan that ever uses the terms “guaranteed” and “lots of money” in the same sentence. The only people getting rich are the ones selling these plans! Don’t give up your search, but be smart about it. Work on making yourself more marketable in the job market and know where to look for a job.

Have you spotted a tempting work from home scam? Share your warnings and cautionary tales in the comments below.

  • http://onlinejobadvice.com Kristy

    Hi There! My name is Kristy and I have worked from home for the last 6 years doing medical transcription and speech recognition editing for a national company. I am presently working on government accounts only. I have also had an internet store and I am presently doing affiliate marketing. I am here to tell you that work-from-home scams do exist because I have been scammed myself. I chose to move on from it and make my goal of working from home a reality instead of getting down from one company who took my $79. I never got scammed again after that. I learned from my mistakes. I currently have a website that offers a free 10-part mini course on where to look for legitimate online work and how to avoid getting scammed. Please visit and sign up for the mini course. There is no cost to you and it could be of real benefit for you on your search for online work. Best Wishes!

  • CARLA

    I CURRENTLY WORK A FULL TIME JOB. I HAVE 2 CHILDREN,AND LIVE CHECK TO CHECK. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOMETHING I CAN DO FROM HOME VIA THE INTERNET,BUT I AM VERY AFFRAID OF SCAMS.CANT AFFORD TO LOOSE ANY MONEY. EVERY PENNY COUNTS RIGHT NOW. WHAT TO DO ?

    • Suzanne Kearns

      Hi Carla,

      Check out this article on our site for a list of 5 real work from jobs: http://www.moneycrashers.com/ways-make-money-from-home/ .

      You’re right–you do have to be careful, but with good research and a healthy skepticism, you can find jobs that will allow you to work from home and make some extra income. Keep checking the site as we’ll publish more and more on this topic.

      Good luck to you, and don’t give up!

      Suzanne

  • Guera

    Kristi,
    I would love to know the website to your mini course on working from home.

  • Danaalder52

    Because of a medical issue,my employer thought it best to restructure my department, leaving me with out a job. I have been looking for ways to make a income working from home. We desperately need the money! I have looked at several “Work From Home” web sites that all have limited offer and or 50% off if I join by a curtain date. I have also experienced some that need my Name, Phone number and State to see if there are any openings left in my area. Like many, I am not sure, who is legitimate or scam, and i cannot afford to take a risk.. Is there somewhere i can check to is who is real and who is scam?

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry that you lost your job–it seems that’s happening more and more in this economy. The good news is that with a little drive and research, you can find work from home jobs. I don’t know of one place where you can check for scams, other than typing the company’s name into a search engine and seeing what comes up, but you can look for warning signs, and if you see them, move on. In your post, you say that some of these sites are offering you 50% off–real jobs never charge you to work. I would say avoid those, and keep looking!

    Good luck,

    Suzanne

  • sarahb

    When all is said and done, are there any “work from home” jobs that are NOT scams? I’ve done alot of network marketing businesses. While they aren’t necessarily “scams”, I don’t care to much for their “ambush” sales approach most of them use. I was once offered a job in transcription, but I had to buy the software to train for it. While I’m aware that transcription training isn’t free, I was wary of giving the company money for software I may never get. I look at endless lists of “at home work” businesses but I’m to scared to try any of them for fear of getting scammed.

  • Jimmy

    Dear Sir,

    I received an e-mail this morning, the title of the business is FREEDOMSOFT.

    Have any one of you heard of this software?

  • Biguysamaon2588

    I received a package forwarding job offer from a company named Taylor Goods Delivery that’s address is in Copenhagen, Denmark? Anybody heard of anything like this?

    • Jellycards

      I wish i saw this prior i worked a month for them and now when it comes time for payment they wont answer calls or emails i just googled them and another person also got scammed late last year

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  • Margaret Donaldson

    I’ve been scammed out of over $20,000 by My Essential Plans, The Tax Club, All Access Books, Ikongo and Go Go Dropshippers. They work together and charge your credit cards with a promise to get you up and running in an e-commerce business.
    Once they tap out your credit cards they will try to get you to give them your banking information, or perhaps refinance your home. When I refused they laughed at me and hung up. To this date I have received NOTHING. NO SERVICES. NOTHING. (except an e-library on how to buy/sell on e-bay). This is not what they tell you that you are buying. I already knew how to do that and told them so when I saw what it was that they sent. By then it is too late. The charges have already been made, as the minute you pay My Essential Plans you are unindated with very aggressive people telling you that you are holding everything up!!! They bully you into making more charges with the promise that you will make your start up costs within 30 days.
    I am left to prove to my credit card company that I didn’t receive anything, while the thieves forward copies of e-signatures that they force you to sign after the first charge(which you are told will be the total cost).
    They are clever enough to make all transactions over the phone and insist that without these necessary charges your business will fail.
    Many of us have been in contact through various complaint sites. Together we are trying to expose these companies for the frauds that they are. In the meantime we are left financally strapped and our days/nights are consumed with written correspondence back and forth with the credit card companies. I guess they think we will eventually give up. Boy were they wrong. The amount of people joining this group is growing at a rapid speed. Together we will prove it is all a scam….

    • Dijonay

      With all due respect, Margaret, but, how or why did you allow this company to scam you out of so much money?

      I’m just curious.

    • mxyzptlx

      How can someone intelligent enough to write coherent sentences be so incredibly stupid enough to be bilked 5 times for a total of $20,000?

  • Harrisire

    Hello,
    Just to chime in here, I have been working various jobs on oDesk. Not trying to promote them, but there are tons of jobs advertised there and, as most of you have mentioned, I cannot work out of the home at this time. Check out oDesk. You might find something you can do for actual money.

  • aljohn

    Has anyone heard of Freedom Soft, Real Estate Match Maker offered by Preston Ely out of Tampa Florida

  • Roger A. Anspach

    Has anyone heard of Kristina Smith, [email protected]? I received an offer for a customer service position as an assistant manager. The company that I would be working for is PLS-Company in Melbourne, Australia. They are supposedly in the software business. I was surprised that they do have a web site and a client list. When I pursued the details of this offer, I was assured that the position was home-based, and after a training period of two weeks, I would receive $1500 and then I would be compensated at the rate of $4500 per month. After numerous emails back and forth, I received an email that stated that a contract and work agreement were attached and that I was to scan the contract , sign the first and last pages, and email them back to her (Kristina Smith). I returned an email to her indicating that there were no attachments, and since then, I have asked that she contact me via telephone to clear up this matter. Since the last email, there has been no other correspondence. I’d like to find out if this is legitimate and where do I go from here?

    • Sack01p

      John C Fronsack
      I have receive the same type of EMAIL and I am just as concerned as you are about this being a SCAM. I too would like to find out if this is legitimate and what to do from here.

      • Sack01p

        I email Kristina Smith for more information and they gave the following PLS Company, 424 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
        I talked to a Recruiter company and relayed the information to them, they seem to think this was very fishy especially opening a personal account. They also recommended getting in touch with local law enforcement Cyber Crime.

    • cassandra

      IV HEARD OF KRISTINA SMITH!! SHE SENT ME A JOB OFFER AS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER TOO!! ONLY SHE TOLD ME ID GET 1800 FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS TRAINING AND IF SHE LIKED ME ID GET A BASE PAY OF 4500 A MONTH. I ASKED ALOT OF QUESTIONS TOO AND SHE SAID THAT WE WOULD GET PAID BI-WEEKLY,THEN I ASKED IF I HAD TO PAY FOR ANYTHING AT ALL EVER, AND SHE SAID NO THAT SHE DIDNT WANT MY MONEY ALSO THAT THEY OFFER PAID VACATION AND 401 K PLAN AND ALL THIS GOOD STUFF. I HAD ALREADY SIGHNED THE CONTRACT AND SCANNED IT BACK THEN SHE ASKED FOR THE BASIC INFORMATION OF MY BANK ACCOUNT TO WIRE THE MONEY TO MY ACCOUNT ONCE IV FINISHED THE TASKS ALSO THAT I WAS GONNA GET THEIR COMPANY BANK ACCOUNT WEBSITE TOO TO DO MY WORK,IM ASSUMING ITS FOR COLLECTING PAYMENTS OR SOMTHING,BUT ANYWAY IV BEEN TRYNA GET HOLD OF HER AND IV BEEN SAYING THAT THE MAIL IM TRYNA SEND HER IS DELAYING BUT BEFORE THAT WHEN I HAD MY YAHOO IT WOULDNT GO THROUGH BECAUSE SOMONE WAS TRYNA HACK MY YAHOO,I JUST THINK ITS ODD THAT I CANT GET HOLD OF HER NO MORE,ALTHOUGH IT DID SOUND LIKE A GRAT AT HOME JOB OFFER. SHE HAD ALSO TOLD ME THAT IF SHE DIDNT RESPOND TO ME NOT TO WORRY BECAUSE SHES ALWAYS BUSY IN THE OFFICE. THE COMPANY WAS CALLED (PLS) COMPANY (PROGRAM LOGICAL SYSTEMS) THATS WHAT SHE TOLD ME.

    • Otkbunny

      Hello Roger, This is a scam. I’ve already been through the ringer with one such BS nightmare. There is no legitimate work available from this pretend company. You will never get a check and you will be helping them steal.

    • doghouse

      WATCH OUT PROBABLY A SCAM DO NOT DO IT.

  • Denicewroe

    Why are sketchy “Work” from Home websites featured in this beware-of-work-at-home website? I sense that this is a ploy to actually get people involved in this modern fraud.

  • cassandra

    IV HEARD OF KRISTINA SMITH!! SHE SENT ME A JOB OFFER AS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER TOO!! ONLY SHE TOLD ME ID GET 1800 FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS TRAINING AND IF SHE LIKED ME ID GET A BASE PAY OF 4500 A MONTH. I ASKED ALOT OF QUESTIONS TOO AND SHE SAID THAT WE WOULD GET PAID BI-WEEKLY,THEN I ASKED IF I HAD TO PAY FOR ANYTHING AT ALL EVER, AND SHE SAID NO THAT SHE DIDNT WANT MY MONEY ALSO THAT THEY OFFER PAID VACATION AND 401 K PLAN AND ALL THIS GOOD STUFF. I HAD ALREADY SIGHNED THE CONTRACT AND SCANNED IT BACK THEN SHE ASKED FOR THE BASIC INFORMATION OF MY BANK ACCOUNT TO WIRE THE MONEY TO MY ACCOUNT ONCE IV FINISHED THE TASKS ALSO THAT I WAS GONNA GET THEIR COMPANY BANK ACCOUNT WEBSITE TOO TO DO MY WORK,IM ASSUMING ITS FOR COLLECTING PAYMENTS OR SOMTHING,BUT ANYWAY IV BEEN TRYNA GET HOLD OF HER AND IV BEEN SAYING THAT THE MAIL IM TRYNA SEND HER IS DELAYING BUT BEFORE THAT WHEN I HAD MY YAHOO IT WOULDNT GO THROUGH BECAUSE SOMONE WAS TRYNA HACK MY YAHOO,I JUST THINK ITS ODD THAT I CANT GET HOLD OF HER NO MORE,ALTHOUGH IT DID SOUND LIKE A GRAT AT HOME JOB OFFER. SHE HAD ALSO TOLD ME THAT IF SHE DIDNT RESPOND TO ME NOT TO WORRY BECAUSE SHES ALWAYS BUSY IN THE OFFICE.

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    Thank you…

  • Lsinks

    Internet Income Source $97.00 to get access to ther “Grate” offer then after you talk with a Member, they need another $200.00 to get started after a meeting with there Money making guru. Stay away, I’m a unemployed man who was in need of money since the job market is crap almost feel into it big time.

  • sandi

    has anyone heard of anatol properties limited?

    • PT Express

      Sandi: I was told that Anatol Properties Limited is an overseas company that will launder money through your account and leave you holding the bag with the authorities. They interview you the They put a lot of work into it and it looks good on paper. Keep your good eye on them

      • HellTo TheNo

        so ur saying don’t go thru with them? is this a scam for real?

      • sandi

        This is totally a scam. looks good but beware. thanks PT Express

  • PTEXPRESS

    ANATOL PROPERTIES LIMITED – IS HIS A SCAM FOR OVER SEA MONEY TRANSFER THROUGH YOU OWN BANK ACCOUNT? HAS ANYON HEARD OF THIS COMPANY? ARE THEY FOR REAL…. THEY RECRUIT FROM CAREER BUILDER.

    • doghouse

      BE CAREFUL ITS A SCAM STAY AWAY

    • doghouse

      Yes it is .They use your account to wire money into it.
      Then ask you to wire the money overseas.then they clean out your bank account and your left holding the bag, .no money and
      maybe the police may contact about wiring money overseas.

  • Disgusted

    Hello Everyone,
    Please be careful. I have fell victim at one time or another and it sucks. But be strong. I have read everyone’s comments and there is a website that lets consumers know about companies that are scams. Website is called Ripoff Report. I found out about this website after I got scammed. Good luck

  • David

    Hi Suzanne,
    i don’t know if you will answer this, as this website is posted years ago. i currently work for a packaging company for forwarding stuff overseas. i don’t put any money into it, and i am in a “trial” period so i do not get paid yet. however they claim to be legit, and i haven’t paid a dime. they take care of all the postage. however i did get a package back saying that the postage i got was fraudulent. as a man who is in need of extra cash, should i just ignore this or have them send me another postage via email. i am not sure how to go about this… so if you still pay attention to this post please get back to m.

    • l hicks

      have you gotten paid yet??

      • doghouse

        It is not a job .They are using stolen credit cards to buy
        goods.
        be careful.

    • david

      what is the link for this company?

    • Fernando

      Hi David I work fro two of those companies, have not found a single complaint about them, I have called the Police, BBB, and Postmaster in their city and state and they have no complaints about them. just to be safe I also checked the Secretary of State to make sure they were incorporated and they are both lists presidents and registered agents. I have emails, phone No. and address to the companies and did look them up in Google earth because you never know. still not feeling safe I checked with the police department in my city they sent an officer I showed him all the information including the contract I signed with them and all the packages I sent. the officer told me that everything looked legit and as long as was not transporting drugs or money I can not be found guilty of anything. he told me that if they do not pay then I will know for sure if they are a fraud or not. But for now he did not even find any reason to make a report. So to everyone check out the company and check with your local authorities do not be afraid to call them.

  • doghouse

    WATCH OUT FOR RESHIP SCAM SENDING ITEMS TO BE REPACKED.
    THEY NEVER PAY YOU AND YOUR THINGS THAT YOU SENT ARE PURCHASED BY STOLEN CREDIT CARDS . EVER ASK YOURSELF WHY CANNOT THEY SEND IT
    THEM OVERSEAS WITHOUT USING YOU. BE CAREFUL ALL WORK AT HOME BUSINESS ARE MOST LIKELY A SCAM.

  • doghouse

    ALSO WATCH FOR WIRING MONEY BY WESTERN UNION.ITS NOT A JOB.
    IT IS A SCAM.
    BE CAREFUL.

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  • DontBFOOLED

    I received an email from WCM Money Management. Supposed to be Melbourne based but I know these types of scam fell victim as well(hope I’m helping) A note to think about read how they write things understand grammar etc…a person named “Christina” introduces herself at the start of the letter, but a guy named “Robert” ended with ” Thank you, Robert hiring manager…” we are all in need of employment at times but I’ve been researching numerous scams to get advices from falling victim again so far in my honest opinion anything “work-at-home” related is a waste of time and puts you at risk, leaving you with the law on you and a harder situation then you were before. question them when they stop answering you, you know they got the hint. They need people to wash off their hands by using your identity and they leave you high and dry after receiving what they wanted. Little details can save you a ton of money and a clean record.ADVICE read the emails thoroughly!!!!!!DO NOT FALL FOR THESE CRIMINALS!!! overseas etc forget it.if you can’t sign anything by hand or ever meet someone it’s too good to be true.If you never broke a sweat working for that “money” promised it’s most likely not legit.real company hires hard workers.

  • Deb K.

    Has anyone heard of ShippingMate LLC? Does anyone know if they are really legit? I found this job on CareerBuilders and I contacted them. Position is for a shipping agent. I do not need to pay for anything, ever. I receive packages, open them up and inspect them. I have to take a picture of the merchandise then download that picture on the company’s database (which you have access to, to type your reports and check for assigned work). After I type up my report and download the picture, I submit it for approval. Soon afterwards I will receive a shipping label (prepaid by the company) and I seal the package back up, tape the shipping label on package and take it to the post office. I receive a shipping receipt from the post office, which I scan and download on the company’s database for proof I shipped the package. Pay is $2,200.00 monthly with a $50.00 bonus pay for each package you ship on time. Monthly payday isn’t up as of yet so I can not confirm if you actually get paid. As I was reading everyone’s comments, I saw one about a repackaging company and how that work from home person was arrested for helping a company send stolen goods. I have researched and researched this company and I could not find any negative thing about them. I am afraid it might end up being a scam of stolen goods (hoping this one is legit). I am a struggling single mom who can’t find a M-F full time day job, because I can not afford daycare. Does anyone know about this company? Thank you for your help.

    • Jim

      I have been working for shippingmate .biz for a little over 30 days payment was scheduled for July 2nd. I’m still waiting, tried to contact the company no response. My log in has been terminated. I have started receiving mail for people unknown. This is a scam. I have reported it to IC3

      • Deb K.

        Jim, I am sorry this happened to you too. Needless to say, I have not received payment either. I filed a complaint with the BBB and called the FBI. FBI agent referred me to IC3 to file a complaint, which I have done as well. I have started receiving mail, addressed to people unknown now too.

    • Bunnie357

      I have been hired by a company called controlshipping. I recieved one payment of 100 but I’m still afraid it might be a scam so I reported them and am quitting. I do not want to be involved with any scams

    • AnDraya MissDree Smith

      Hi, did you ever find out if the job was legit or not?

    • estfar

      It’s a scam. I am taking the packages we did not have sent back to sender to the police department. These are all scams – my son is a victim and the persons whose credit cards were used for these illegal purchases are victims. Report right away. I’ve contacted the FBI, ScamAlert and BBB, as well as filed a complaint with the police dept.

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  • Ken Williams

    From: Emmanuel Poole

    Subj: Employment opportunity – 2518572062881

    Ostensibly to:[email protected] [NOT ME!]

    BODY:

    Hello ! The mail forwarding corporation is seeking
    shipping/receiving Manager.

    No enrollment fee. The average monthly income is $1500.

    Job Duties and responsibilities:

    – Must be able to work on flexible schedules – the
    position is home-based

    – Receive and mail incoming packages. Auditing incoming
    mail for damages.

    – Complete all paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

    Qualifications:

    – Applicants must be mature – 21 years and older, able to
    work independently, prioritize the work in an accurate and efficient manner,
    permanent access to Internet.

    If ready to get started, please reply to : [email protected]
    with your resume and the home number where we can reach you.

    Please note: If you do not receive a call or email from
    our manager, your information will be kept in our database for future
    consideration.

    Thank you.

    — I don’t know why they would think that I would fall for this. I mean, it wasn’t even addressed to me! Doh!

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    Then please help me for a fair job…working from home

  • Lisa

    There are more and more people out there touting binary options software, each with its own advertisements of big money and requirements to deposit money with a broker. The software is supposed to do the rest of the work in bringing in money. Does anyone know how well these really work or know anyone who did well with this? Are they for real?

  • brad

    Do not work ffor Global Parcel Delivery LLC, I found out they were a scam 2 weeks after getting a job with them. They use stolen credit cards for purchases.

  • dwalk

    Data Entry job for a company called Medicare System Inc. The original job post made it sound like it was for a contract position on a local AFB. After 2 days of interviews and emails, the “” hiring mgr” started asking me for my bank account info for direct deposit. I refused. I was then told I would receive orientation package and software by mail. I asked if I would incur any out of pocket expense and after much prodding on my part was told yes.. 425.00 . I immediately ended the conversation at that point. SCAM BEWARE!

    • Tina

      This happen to me i had a interview with them today so it is a scam they said they was sending a check and to deposit and buy my materials

  • estfar

    My son applied for just such an offer on Craig’s list and was contacted a few days later saying that this particular company had an opening and would like to make him a job offer. He was delighted. He has been looking for a while and this sounded like the answer to his prayers. Initially they asked him to correct spelling on customer service letters which he did. After a few months he told me that they were offering him a promotion. I asked about the company and he said it was a Sweedish online auction house. I went to the site ad it certainly looked vert legit with all types of products. I felt relieved. They said they needed a U.S. Rep who could re-ship packages to customers. When the first five packages came in, he was told to take off the old labels and use the labels they were sending him. Still no reflags went up. They even promised him a $500 bonus if he could turn around the shipments quickly. Then they sent him a huge check. It was because he had been promoted, etc. My son now was thinking about getting his own apartment because he honestly thought he had finally hit a lucky streak. But when the next set of packages arrived with different people’s names and our address, he asked for my help. He said something about it did not feel good to him. And on closer inspection I immediately felt the same. More packages were arriving which we told our concierge to have returned to sender. The ones that were sitting in our living room unopened he took down to have returned, the ones that have been opened as instructed are sitting in my living room. I will be taking those to the local police precinct as evidence a long with all of the correspondence we have gathered. I am sure everything including the names and phone numbers are fake. These people are criminals but will never serve a day because they have had someone else commit the crime.

  • wendy

    1. a few years ago i had Wonderful online working legit job, w/newsstand out of austin tx. unfortunately after 2 years they no longer used home workers. i just ‘got lucky’ finding it. someone i knew out of NY heard about the positions on a radio station there and told me about it.. it was proofing digital books/mags, & very easy. made $200 a week and they mailed you a check.
    2. This is not a bill-paying job but you can earn some pocket $, probly $50 a month in gift cards. Swagbucks and also My Survey. I have been tapping into them for 3 months now & have been pleased. Yes it takes some time getting points, but if your watching tv at nite just piddling on computer.. why not?.. Swagbucks uses the email gift cards and My Survey actually mails you a physical card in the postal mail. Those i put back & am trying to hold on to, to use for Christmas or Birthday gifts for family/friends etc etc.. It helps & everyone likes gift cards because they can pick out what they want..

  • craig

    those anyone know was shipping-fun corp??

    • Antwain

      Yes, I believe I was scammed by them, their website is not working anymore, but it was just this morning and days prior to. They sent me 2 packages and I forwarded them to the last recipients, but now I have no way in getting in contact with them, I feel like a fool!..
      They gave me access to a web login page, it looked so legit.. and I also looked up the name ShippingFunCorp in better business Bureau and it popped up so I figured they were good, but I guess I was wrong, I was messaging the so called manager Frank Rogers on the daily basis but now have no contact info..

  • George Jungle

    does anyone know anything about goshen express couriers? Have anyone ever received payment from them?

    • kayla

      they scammed me. i never received a check! them and continental transit..

  • rubal sood

    Is sumento is also a fake company ???

  • http://annemarieparis27.wix.com/la-virtual-assistant Anne Marie De Cesare

    I was contacted by a person named Tracy Leonard from VISMA LTD. I had a skype interview with her(First signal,I could not see her face)
    After 24 hours I was contacted by an hr department email telling me that I had be chosen.And they sent me the Employment Contract I was so excited that I did not realise that the company Logo was a bit shabby. Than I was contacted by the supervisor Chris Pastro,he started to give me the orientation program via Google Hangouts.He told me to send an email to accounts so they send me the deposit form. When I read it I was a bit sceptical because it stated that I had to give them my credit card pin. I googled his face and googled his IP address and found out this guy is a big big Fraud. He was using another person’s picture.Everything seemed legit because VISMA does actually exist.So please be aware of this person who uses a name such as Tracy Leonard from Canada and Chris Pastro.

    • truewinnipegerforlife

      I am glad I saw this. I just finished a conversation with this same guy and I am from Canada as well.

      • Teddy Blankenship

        i too have been contacted by the VISMA people and went through everything, the important thing though is that i, like others am too smart to give out my credit card pin.

    • AngieMBC

      Thanks for posting your comment and feedback about this guy and the so-called VISMA company, it is a huge fraud. The exact same thing happened to me. So unfortunate and sad is to see how many bad people are out there just to hurt others, unreal…

    • Nicole Shepherd

      I just recieved an email from them as well, first red flag was that they offered me a job without ever apeaking to me, second was when they asked me to scan and send my drivers licence or passport to them to get started. Im so glad i know what to look out for because im in desperate need for a job at the moment. Everyone needs to know what to watch out for when it comes to scams. Its sad that people take advantage of people like this.

  • Travis Jones

    Has anyone heard of Get Smart Delivery LLC are they legitimate?

    • Roger A. Pettingell

      Any new information?

  • Kelly

    I would also like to know. I’ve recieved information from a Deborah Chase and called the number which has a voice recording of a man indicating they were closed and their hours. Let me know if you find anything out.

  • Roger A. Pettingell

    Anything on this get smart delivery company?

    • Agnes Bermudez Ansell

      I just got an email from them but don’t want to move forward unless they are legitimate. Did u move forward with them?

      • Roger A. Pettingell

        My wife did and got paid yesterday from them.

        • Agnes Bermudez Ansell

          Nice! Was the pay decent? Im gonna go ahead with it then.

        • Roger A. Pettingell

          $200 for 10 packages

        • Nicole Perry

          I also work for them I got my first pay but now I’m waiting on my second…I was wondering if she still works for them and if shes gotten out of the probationary period and received regular pay?

        • Roger A. Pettingell

          She got her first Pay and is waiting on her second. How are you paid The first time? She was paid through PayPal the first time. Did they ever ask you for your bank account information?

        • Nicole Perry

          Yes I got paid through PayPal the first time. Now I’m waiting on my second they asked for my bank information and I gave it to them. I’ve been waiting to get paid its been 5 days. How long has she been waiting?

        • Roger A. Pettingell

          She’s been waiting for 3 days and the same thing happened to her. PayPal the first time and now asked for her bank stuff. She made a new account to be on the safe side.

        • Nicole Perry

          I’ve been calling and sending emails to Deborah Chase and she told me it will take awhile for the first payment. She gave me a reference number but still no money. I also haven’t received a package since then

        • Roger A. Pettingell

          She hasn’t received one either

        • Nicole Perry

          If I don’t receive anything I’m going to report them to BBB.

        • Agnes Bermudez Ansell

          Have you guys recieved any information yet? Did you guys get paid the 2nd time yet?

        • Roger A. Pettingell

          Did you end up reporting them?

    • Agnes Bermudez Ansell

      Is your wife still working with Get Smart Delivery? I read the posts below and now I’m concerned. Did she get paid her second pay?

      • Roger A. Pettingell

        No she is not. She had to close her checking account and is having her credit monitored. She never received her second pay, they left her with packages with no labels, and they would not return her calls or emails.

  • Abfabrob4u

    ARE all reshipping jobs scams? I applied for a job from echodata-logistics. They offered the position. Website looks very professional. But the address I was given was for another shipping company called Sheeran Direct When you click on THEIR website it brings you to echodata! SOOO confusing. Called echodata and they were not much help and they didnt know who Michael Anderson was.

  • David C

    Anyone heard of “Golden Delivery”?

    • Angelica Pereda

      Yes, I got duped by them in August. It’s a scam so please don’t work for them, I never received payment from them after a month re-shipping their packages. Also, stay away from Shipping & More. Fake as well!

  • Sandra

    Does anyone know about Rush Package Service LLC

  • senseblogger youtube

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  • Rebekah

    Anyone know about Lifestyle Travel Online?

  • Jen Jen

    does anyone knows about Quality Shopper with manager’s name Frank Rogers and EASY DELIVERY LLC with manager’s name Lin Hudson? pls help

    • Dee

      Lin Hudson has been contacting me and im suppose to start receiving packaging to ship soon. Have you done any work for her?

      • Chantalizing Gaze

        yes,she has been contacting me also,but I wanna ask first if someone here knows if the job is legit

        • Dee

          She and another lady whose name i didnt get have called me about 3 times. Its very hard to understand them. The first time she tlkd about the job and did a very quick phone interview. She basically read word for word the info on there website. I have shipped one package and i am now waiting for them to send a label for the second packaged but the website i get my info from has conveniently crashed. I cnt pull it up at all. And Lin isnt reaponding to my emails. I am going to call shortly. Its still kind of early.

        • Jen Jen

          okay pls update me

        • [email protected]

          This is a total scam. She is a con artist

        • Dee

          I just called the number and i got the voice mail. The other lady’s name is Emma. I think they played me.

      • Chantalizing Gaze

        Did she ever call you?she told me she tried to call multiple times but it wont go through

  • Sherese Faulkner

    If you’re reshipping anything its usually a scam and the IP address is traced back to Russia or China and if the company name ends in “LLC” that’s a red flag. Also, you’re just reshipping stolen goods so the fraudsters can flip those goods into a profit. FYI: I’m an IT Security Analyst and traced the email that was in my Inbox.

  • wass

    Hi, I just wanted to let people know company name “handycruiser” is a fraud, they will make you work at home and receive incoming package then print shipping labels and ship them to Russia or china. And you wouldn’t get paid. its all stolen goods. so just be careful.

  • fearful2

    I keep getting e-mail from an employment agency that sounds fishy. They claim they are from Pinnacle employment but their is no phone number to reach them. They try to get you to sign up for an IRA with a promise of a large paying job with a company like Prudential. Sounds weird to me. They also, want to chat with you online.

  • Jenna

    A couple of weeks ago I got a job with penske logistics and it sounds like what’s described in the article. I have to receive packages and ship them with prepaid labels. No expenses on my end and they never asked me for any of my bank information. Website looks decent, I was able to reach them by phone and everything seems fine. Anyone heard anything about that company? Penske Logistics?

  • Abdul

    Value shopper pro is it real they sent to me EIN number

    • Shannon

      What was the EIN Number?

  • Abdul

    FEI/EIN Number 47-4984241

  • NurfizaVelnisa

    Hi there , is anyone know about SET Corporation ? She offered me a job with interesting paid salaries. There is no much info about their company through websites and wondering if its a scam or not ? Have anyone experienced the same ? Could you share with me. Thanks !!

    • Leana Garcia

      They want to get your credit card info…you buy services for them … and supposedly they pay it off at the end of the month… you can’t print they docs they send in email … except what they want you to fill out and sign … then their email changes… pretty safe bet it’s a scam

  • Leana Garcia

    These people are part of the SET Corp scheme

  • LaTonya McPhee

    Im on the verge of homelessness as a single mom of four. I’ve been doing different work from home jobs. One was to send college books to buyback stores( done it for three months no pay has came in). I could’ve done it myself. Shipped 25 books off. The other was a Tim layhaye ministries selling religious books job( they were rejected from direct deposit on my PayPal account) never got materials they do have a website. The others were scams I didn’t do which was money wiring, and cl ads. I had two jobs but my vehicle broke down and lost those jobs.(need whole pipe replaced for new one) I can’t afford to pay off anything now. Im so sick in tired of living in a world where you are always a victim of free work. I had to send away my kids so they can be taken care of better. Now I’m stuck again after 10 years of unemployment with no income and back on welfare. I did the college thing. I was withdrawn. School was a scam online(3). I’m $30,000 in debt from predatory loans. Im in public housing and can’t afford to stay in it. $678 owed along with $500 in utilities. There’s no jobs where I live( nw Illinois). Budget cuts are high. Many are like me now. We just want to work and live a stable life in all aspects so we can support our families. Working pooecare now volunteer workers or interns at soup kitchens sleeping in shelters ( pursuit of happiness). We have had enough.

  • kim warner

    has anyone heard of or did anything with MSS Ltd? I got hired but I didnt know if this was a scam…they didn’t ask for credit card informatrion or anything to do with my bank info. Does anyone know if this is legit??

    • POOJA MAKEN

      i got the same job offer…………i accepted it too n soon i realized its all fake………….

  • Jayde Loya

    Has anyone worked at home for Patheon? I just got hired as a Customer Service Representative for $30/hr, when I was hired my interview was done over Google Hangouts. They have just sent me a $3,000 start-up check, to pay for the computer, printer and other software programs. I have been doing ‘pre-training tasks’ for the last few days. Does anyone know if this is legit?

    • Debbie

      don’t cash the check, it will bounce! Even a cashier’s check can bounce.

    • Laurence

      When you work for or at any legitimate source, do they charge you anything for the office equipment, etc.? Please, use your common sense…and keep reading my suggestions. Please! Scam or real? Use your common sense. Yes, it’s so true: In fact, considering today’s world population, “there’s a sucker born every nano-second!” Please do bear in mind: “There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase most likely spoken by David Hannum, in criticism of both P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid 1800s, and his customers. The phrase is often credited to Barnum himself. Also remember: If it’s too good an offer, it’s a dirty, filthy, rotten…scam. Note that statistically, 98.9% of so-called Work-at-Home Schemes are SCAMS! Some scamming thieves also masquerade as legitimate companies offering WAH jobs. Why would a legitimate company – Google, Apple, GE, etc. – ask you to make a payment to them up front! Please, go and get a real job that pays real money. Today, thanks to the Internet all over the world, 90% of work-at-home jobs that might be real go to countries where people gladly work for 25-50 cents an hour (in those countries, 50 cents an hour can be a lot of dough, because the cost of living in those Third-World countries) is generally 15-25 times below the COL in the USA. If you’re still unconvinced, please look up online, find the phone number, and keep calling the company under that name and see if there’s anyone who contacted you in good faith, etc. NEVER EVER PAY anyone “offering you a cool job for tremendous pay and to work at home….” The first sign that it’s a SCAM is when they ask you to pay them up front, and also when they ask you for personal information, including email address, etc., which they intend to sell to third party sources for money. Don’t forget the fact, too, that if there were such easy money-making jobs from work, the schemers and scammers would themselves, as well as their friends and relatives…do those jobs…. FINALLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you’ve been so naive to fall into the WAH trap and already done work for anyone and are yet to get paid…CONTACT both the Attorneys General offices in your state, as well as in the state of the scammer(s). NOTE ALSO THAT scammers offering jobs, and millions of dollars of lottery winnings, and inheritance money left by a long-lost dear relative of yours…are generally stationed outside of the U.S. jurisdiction; however, they DO INDEED have established phone numbers and addresses here in the USA. Please, dear, do not be fooled ever again! Thank you.

    • Jolly

      Did you ask your bank to look up the check that they gave you to make sure it was legit? Dude I just got the same sort of scam from Robert micon to be a Nike product tester and they sent me a check for materials and such and when my bank went to cash the check they thought it was a fraud and guess what it was! They try to get your bank information by letting you deposit their check and ask you to send them information about your deposit to them but it’s all a big scam

      • ashley

        I got the same scam. for Fidelity Investment They gave me a interview and everything on google hangout, and told me i was hired, they said they would ship me a check for $4,800 something and i said no, then they said they would ship the supplies to my house and have me pay a $20 check to the vendor….. i think i just got my answer, it was a scam lol oh well $25 for data entry sounded fake anyway

  • Desiree B

    Hello, Have anyone heard of this company???? They be trying to hiring me for the latest, but I don’t l know if this is a scam or not please help!!!!!
    Our company MSS Ltd. is pleased to offer you a Quality Controller position. We are looking for self-motivated professionals to become a part of our team.

    Information about several benefits offered by our company to new employees is in file Job Offer attached to this e-mail.
    This is a work-from-home job with flexible schedule. You will receive packages from different couriers as DHL, USPS, UPS, FEDEX. On receiving packages you are to repack them at home, check the quality of the items inside and ship them forward to the customer.

    You’ll be the last to check the shipment before it reaches our valued customer.
    In order to help you to get the best results in executing your job our managers (including me) will keep in touch with you by cell phone and e-mail. So we expect you to be available for our calls at all times. Also be advised to use printer when needed. You should be available from 9am to 6pm of your local time Monday through Friday. We expect our new employee to be helpful, flexible, detail oriented, with strong organizational and communicational skills, having successful experience of goals accomplishment.

    We’ll provide you with prepaid shipping labels and PAY ALL the postal fees and charges. So you will have to pay nothing out of your pocket. Our company also covers all expenses connected with accomplishment of your duties such as gas, tape for sealing boxes, ink and paper, etc.

    You’ll get a $2000 base salary per working period plus performance bonuses, and commissions are provided for each processed package after completion of 50 shipments per relevant working period.

    You can start as soon as we finish the registration process and complete an interview. Your benefits go into effect after the first package is received, checked and shipped out. It’s a W4 job. You will get your W4 form as well as medical, tax and other benefits after the first working period of employment.

    In 2-3 weeks of your work at our company your income may be increased as you’ll be offered plan “B” based on your efficiency.
    We’re looking to hire ASAP, so after making up your mind apply for the position the earliest convenient time for you!

    If you are interested in getting the exciting and challenging position, this is where you can start. Be advised to fill in the application form attached to this letter and email it back to me. Please, specify your home and cell phone numbers in case we wish to contact you.

    • POOJA MAKEN

      hi i got the same job offer n unfortunately i even signed the agreement too…..but when i asked for their co-corporate office address n telephone no they r not responding.

    • Stephanie C.

      HI I was offered a job through MSS Ltd. I am reporting them to GDOL because I worked a month for them and they would not pay me. Everything they tell is true up until it is time to pay you. I had detectives knocking on my door because one women claimed her someone purchased goods with her credit card. Jenny Fletcher was my supervisor, I can’t get on the phone.

      • juc

        I just did this and she has stopped emailing me saying me check will be here in 3 to 5 days

    • Laurence

      Scam or real? Use your common sense. Yes, it’s so true: In fact, considering today’s world population, “there’s a sucker born every nano-second!” Please do bear in mind: “There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase most likely spoken by David Hannum, in criticism of both P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid 1800s, and his customers. The phrase is often credited to Barnum himself. Also remember: If it’s too good an offer, it’s a dirty, filthy, rotten…scam. Note that statistically, 98.9% of so-called Work-at-Home Schemes are SCAMS! Some scamming thieves also masquerade as legitimate companies offering WAH jobs. Why would a legitimate company – Google, Apple, GE, etc. – ask you to make a payment to them up front! Please, go and get a real job that pays real money. Today, thanks to the Internet all over the world, 90% of work-at-home jobs that might be real go to countries where people gladly work for 25-50 cents an hour (in those countries, 50 cents an hour can be a lot of dough, because the cost of living in those Third-World countries) is generally 15-25 times below the COL in the USA. If you’re still unconvinced, please look up online, find the phone number, and keep calling the company under that name and see if there’s anyone who contacted you in good faith, etc. NEVER EVER PAY anyone “offering you a cool job for tremendous pay and to work at home….” The first sign that it’s a SCAM is when they ask you to pay them up front, and also when they ask you for personal information, including email address, etc., which they intend to sell to third party sources for money. Don’t forget the fact, too, that if there were such easy money-making jobs from work, the schemers and scammers would themselves, as well as their friends and relatives…do those jobs…. FINALLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, if you’ve been so naive to fall into the WAH trap and already done work for anyone and are yet to get paid…CONTACT both the Attorneys General offices in your state, as well as in the state of the scammer(s). NOTE ALSO THAT scammers offering jobs, and millions of dollars of lottery winnings, and inheritance money left by a long-lost dear relative of yours…are generally stationed outside of the U.S. jurisdiction; however, they DO INDEED have established phone numbers and addresses here in the USA. Please, dear, do not be fooled ever again! Thank you.

    • Desiree B

      @ Laurence Thanks for the info but I never did anything with them at all they keep sending me emails!!!

  • James Hornsby

    Has anyone heard of Convever ( located in Bloomington, CA ) owned by Salvador Renteria Trucking? I was offered a position of repackaging goods for a $2000 base. Everything seems real, but after reading these I have to feel that i’ve been scammed.

    I’ve also been approached by a company called NW Company. Has anyone heard of these two? I have been set to receive packages next week, but after reading this I don’t want to be involved. I have been told through both that I am to stay at home and sign for packages coming to my home. I’ve seen the websites for both, but those can easily be fraudulent. Any suggestions? Thank you.

    • Laurence

      “There’s a sucker born every minute” is a phrase most likely spoken by David Hannum, in criticism of both P. T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid 1800s, and his customers. The phrase is often credited to Barnum himself. Also remember: If it’s too good an offer, it’s a scam. Note that statistically, 98.9% of so-called Work-at-Home Schemes are SCAMS! Some scamming thieves also masquerade as legitimate companies offering WAH jobs. Why would a legitimate company – Google, Apple, GE, etc. – ask you to make a payment to them up front! Please, go and get a real job that pays real money. Today, thanks to the Internet all over the world, 90% of work-at-home jobs that might be real go to countries where people gladly work for 25-50 cents an hour (in those countries, 50 cents an hour can be a lot of dough, because the cost of living in those Third-World countries) is generally 15-25 times below the COL in the USA. If you’re still unconvinced, please look up online, find the phone number, and keep calling the company under that name and see if there’s anyone who contacted you in good faith, etc. NEVER EVER PAY anyone “offering you a cool job for tremendous pay and to work at home….” The first sign that it’s a SCAM is when they ask you to pay them up front, and also when they ask you for personal information, including email address, etc., which they intend to sell to third party sources for money. Don’t forget the fact, too, that if there were such easy money-making jobs from work, the schemers and scammers would themselves, as well as their friends and relatives…do those jobs….

      • James Hornsby

        I’ve not paid anyone. Only mailed the packages.

  • Laurence

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE! READ THE FOLLOWING before you throw away a penny or give out any info to anybody offering you “a comfy, high-paying job at your own home, in your spare time….” Just go and read the history on work-at-home scams (for example, Wikipedia has numerous articles on these scams that go back -actually begun – to The Great Depression, plus other articles, several of them contributed by ex-victims…. Oh, my, it’s so embarrassing too: “how dumb could I have been, my Lord!” Please remember, officially (based on government statistics) 99.99% of work-at-home jobs are schemes and scams for you to send them money, or to provide them with other ways to rip you off, such as sending them your personal info – even be it your email address – which they then sell off to third party beneficiaries for money. There’s absolutely NO worthwhile work-at-home job, and if there are – they go overseas where people GLADLY work for 25-50 cents an hour (yes, cents!). In many third-world countries where English is (badly) spoken (although occasionally comprehensible)

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  • Megan

    CONVEVER IS A SCAM!!! Don’t get involved with them! They are running a reshipping scam and will ‘hire’ you to ship stolen goods, and or, goods purchased with stolen credit card information around the country, and out of the country!! They hired me a little over a month ago and stopped responding to my emails and messages right at the 30 day mark, when I was supposed to be receiving a paycheck. Please don’t fall for their promise of an easy work from home job, or the next knock you get on your door could be the police!

    • KOFI

      The same here but before I signed up for Job the agreement I went to research. Thank God I got lots of information. thanks for sharing.

      • Megan

        You’re welcome. I’m glad I could help shine some light on a sketchy scam operation and save you the trouble.

    • Lisa

      I did it for 2 weeks with Salvador Renteria Trucking/Convever. I ask Sarah Williams to call me instead she did all the typing on the DB. Lied and said she would not be in the office also lied and said she tried to call me but she did not. So I have the packages that were sent and I’m going to Return to Sender. She told me she did not have time to talk to me and we all know we walk around with cell phones 24/7 and if she wanted to know about her shipment she would have called yes it is a scam the address is not the same as on the paperwork. The address doesn’t exist, she had the nerve the nerve to threaten me with a attorney’s name that does not exist!

      • Megan

        Yep! That’s the same treatment that I got from “Sarah Williams”! Minus the fake attorney…I actually shipped all of their illegal items the second they showed up at my house, thinking I was DOING A GOOD JOB. Smh, I can’t believe I fell for it! Oh well, now I know I guess.

        • Lisa

          Who showed up?

        • Megan

          Oh, sorry, every time the packages showed up. Right when they were delivered I uploaded the pictures and all that stuff and got them to the post office. I reported them to the USPS Inspectors and the FBI, you should do the same. If nothing else, it will clear your name and hopefully help catch them.

        • Lisa

          UPS just came to my house with Apple products Apple product actually can locate their items I told them that person does not live here and Return to Sender.

        • Lisa

          I’m going to do that right now!

        • Megan

          Awesome! Who knows? Maybe they’ll catch them, maybe they won’t, either way at least we did our part. And I didn’t know that about Apple, I wish I would’ve known about all of this while I was still receiving packages. I didn’t actually figure everything out until they dropped off the face of the earth and didn’t send me a paycheck. They said that they couldn’t send me a check until I filled out my ‘tax paperwork’…thank God I didn’t do that! Otherwise they would’ve had my ssn!! I dodged a bullet there!

        • Lisa

          Did you say that you were actually sending the packages back even after you found out it was a scam? I’m just returning to Sender. You didn’t say the police came to your house did you?

        • Megan

          No, I didn’t realize it was a scam until I stopped receiving packages and tried to contact them about my paycheck. I only received/sent 16 packages total, but I had no idea at the time that it was wrong. I would’ve never kept shipping packages had I known it was a scam. And thankfully the police didn’t get involved, but I was told that they could have if the post office had of alerted them.

      • carlos serrano

        I might have gotten a job offer from them under a different name….can you send the link so i can compare it to the link they sent me??

  • Carla Diana Elizabeth Godfrey

    So are Lingual Consultancy, they get you to do meaningless work and then you don’t get paid! They don’t send a PO!

  • amanda paul
  • Andrew Fletcher

    Is Express Forwarders a scam ? has anybody heard of this company ?

  • ashley

    Hello, I received a job offer from Fidelity Investment , they told me to email one of the girls and she would give me a online interview, the job was data entry work from home but makeing $25.75 a hour and $15 a hour for training starting out , we had went through the interview, I had given her my name DOB and address, and other information, i didnt give her my card number but she knows the bank I use. She had told me &quote “Your working equipment consist of the following items: * HP Notebook Pentium D Duo Processor 1800 mGHZ, 120 Gigg HDD, 1G Internal Memory.

    * All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax and Photocopier Machine.

    * Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating Systems ( Service Packs 2 )

    * Mini-Office Stationary

    * BS 1 Accounting software

    * Peach Tree Software ( US Patent Single Users Pack )

    * ADP E-Time, ADP Execu-Pay, ADP PCPW PeopleSoft, Paychex, Wire transfers, ADP Enterprise and Ceridian Time and Attendance. Time Tracker, Data Reader, And Data Timer

    The Total Amount of the Equipment is : $4,804

    The company will send you a check for $4,803 to cover it, is that clear ?” I didnt understand, why would someone send that much money to my home by fed ex? I told her that then she had told me they could send me the equipment to my house and i would have to pay $20 by check to the Vendor….. I stopped replying. Im scared now that they have my address DOB and name and know where i work they might try to steal my identity. What do i do? I wasn’t sure if it was a scam or not, she also told me to be back online at 8 am tomorrow morning for her supervisor to train me through the process and how to use the software. im so confused.

  • Dia

    Thanks everyone for sharing your experience. Today only I got one offer from Box2Run LLC they say your primary responsibilities for this position include: facilitate the receiving and storing, moving and shipping of supplies, stock and materials, effectively managing the timely flow of order processing.

    Is this also a scam ? Does anyone have heard of this company ? Initially i was receiving their emails but their is no response so far When I asked to provide their HR number. Somehow i saw one number on their website (may be fake) which directly go on voicemail all the time.

    kindly suggest.

    Thank you.

    • Hammer Fulton

      I have been working with this company for more than 5 months, I get payment every week after a month trial period, it is a legitimate company! I am very happy that I don’t come across swindlers any more!

      • Alec

        Is the company legit cause I just started and I am starting to get worried I made a mistake. Is there anyone I can talk to so they can answer my questions?

        • Kristy White

          always answers me Lisa. I am very happy with this work, last month I have received a bonus of $400!

  • carlos serrano

    I haven’t been able to verify any of these scams…there are no links and no websites. I think you are all seeing things !

  • Grace T

    I have been receiving a lot of emails lately from random emails about positions working from home. Finally responded to one for a Google Handout chat and the second I asked what the company’s name was… they stopped talking to me. These evil people stole $5,000 from my boyfriend because he was too naiive to know about this sort of thing.

    They ruin lives. DO NOT CASH CHECKS FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF… EVER

  • Layah

    Has anyonr heard of richard allen inc is this a legitimate company

  • Penney

    Has anyone heard anything about Auction Inspection Inc. ?

  • Penney

    are there any real work at home part time jobs, that are legal? I need extra work ASAP