Another mail-forwarding scam

This scam is very well-crafted. It looks legitimate. It’s not. Mail re-shipping, as I indicated in my previous post, is a crime.

Dear Old Wolf,

According to your recent email inquiry, you are interested in more details concerning the vacancy of Mail Clerk.  You can find further information about the position in this email. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email them or you can call us (904) 239-3968.

Global Logistics Plus Inc is an online mail service with a physical location in Florida. We offer our clients a US postal address where they can receive parcels and correspondence. Foreign business people selling and buying goods in the USA find this service to be invaluable, since a lot of US retailers do not ship internationally. Global Logistics Plus is also very popular with Americans who need to receive their mail on the move. Our customers can easily manage their mail online, consolidate packages in bulk and forward it anywhere in the world with considerable discounts.

We strive to improve our management of personnel and warehousing with innovative approaches that help to keep our company ahead of competitors  by maintaining low costs. For example, our remote employment approach allow us to massively increase the number of addresses we offer, as well as drastically reduce costs involved with storage. You have a chance to become one of our remote employees. Our business processes are entirely automated, no elaborate training is necessary and there are no start-up costs. You can work from any location in the United States. We encourage you to submit your application and resume, so that we can consider your candidacy more thoroughly.

Responsibilities:

•       Monitor the list of incoming shipments, receive paperwork and instructions from your online account
•       Accept parcels and letters delivered by the major carriers to your home address
•       Process them according the instructions
•       Deliver the items to your local post office and ship them to our clients using prepaid shipping labels provided by our company
•       Inspect all packages, photograph the contents and upload the photographs
•       Submit reports via email and your online account

This is a relatively independent position that relies on the individual’s ability to take their responsibilities seriously. This job requires constant presence at home and strong commitment and discipline. However, the work is financially rewarding. A full-time employee of Global Logistics Plus receives a monthly salary of $2,000 plus $500 bonus for processing more than 50 orders per month. It requires you to be available at your home address during business hours (9am-5pm) from Monday to Friday, and occasionally in the evenings or on the weekends. You must have a computer, a digital camera or a cell phone with built-in camera, a printer, a stable internet connection and reliable transportation.

We place a very high priority on the security of our employees. One of our most important policies is to investigate all potential customers in order to verify that their business is genuine.  This allows us to avoid the potential for criminal activity. We require all of our clients to provide two forms of ID as well as Form 1583 that has been certified by a notary. They must also complete an interview and verification process. The primary items for shipment include electronics, clothing, auto parts and sporting goods. (In other words, easily-stolen and easily re-sold items)

To apply, please complete and send us back the application, which is attached to this email. Please also review and to get acquainted with the draft employment contract. In the application form you will find the link to our company’s website.


Sincerely,
Ann Harper,
HR assistant,
Recruitment department,
Global Logistics Plus, Inc.
212 Industrial Loop South, Ste 139
Orange Park, FL 32073-2964
800-291-2076.

Attached were an employment application and “contract.” They both look entirely legitimate, and unfortunately they are likely to fool many people.
contract
8 pages of this, all looking very legitimate. Very legal.
app
Long, detailed, multi-page employment app. It looks very real. You will be giving up all sorts of information about yourself to people you know nothing about.
Be careful out there. Lowlifes are becoming more and more creative in order to steal your money and your identity.
The Old Wolf has spoken.
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19 responses to “Another mail-forwarding scam

  1. I just got the same email. I was hesitant to fill out the application prior to researching the company … At 1st it looked legit until I found this site… Thank you for posting this . I HATE THEIVES!!!!

  2. I need help I have already sent this company personal info. passport # and all. I feel like an idiot bu, what can I do now to protect my self?

    • Make sure you have a fraud-lock put on your credit by the three major credit reporting agencies – it’s free and makes sure that nobody can get credit in your name without confirmation from you. It may cause a few headaches down the road if *you* need to get a loan for something, but it only requires a bit more time and a couple of phone calls. Experian, Equifax and Transunion are the ones you should contact. I’m not sure, but I think if you get it put on one, it will automatically propagate to the others but ask when you call. Tell your bank what happened and to keep their eyes out for any suspicious transactions. That’s the best I can recommend. Good luck.

  3. Omg I just sent them my paperwork and when I call the company you never get a live person and haven’t been able to talk to someone. I am screwed if they got this…omg help!!

  4. I have filled out an application with these people and have been working with them for a few weeks now. I have spoken several times to a live person. I am expecting to be paid on November 8th via cashiers check. I never gave them banking details and keep an eye on my credit scores all the time and no suspicious activity. Is this really a scam?

  5. I got the same email. Checked out the company…they have a webpage and a physical address. I checked with the BBB – no complaints. I spoke to someone on the phone and exchanged emails with a legit- looking email address. I started working for them last month. Supposed to get paid today, but now I’m starting to freak out.

    • Please keep me posted. If things work out over time I will change this entry accordingly. Good luck. I would be interested to know what kinds of things they had you doing for them.

      • I received packages, inspected and photographed the contents, printed pre-paid shipping labels and reshipped them. I was nervous because I’ve been looking for a work-at-home opportunity for more than 8 years and I’ve seen hundreds of scams, so I saved everything. I even took screenshots in case the login page was taken down. I saved all of the original shipping labels that I removed from the packages I received. I searched all over the internet for any indication that this might not be legitimate before I sent them any personal information. Now I’m finding posts like yours that didn’t come up in my original search. Your post is the only one I’ve found about this specific company. I even checked out the locations to which I was shipping the packages, and there are military bases in the area…I was told I would be shipping to people in other countries and/or military personnel living on base. I don’t know. I’m panicking a little. I thought for sure that I covered all my bases and that I had actually found a real job. I’m actually feeling devastated.

      • I am open to the possibility that this company is legitimate, based on your comment and one other; I’m keeping my options open based on further information. The Post Office seems quite adamant that reshipping businesses like this are illicit, but it’s a big world.

  6. I started working for them and was supposed to receive a check by November 7th… As of yet I have not received any money… I have received various packages and shipped them with the pre-paid labels from their so called shipping system. I wish I would have saw this earlier. I am really feeling worried now.

  7. This is one of several ‘scam’ companies setup for Identity Theft, Illegal Purchase of Goods, Illegal Shipment of Stolen Goods, and an Employment scam by the same outfit. The seemingly ‘legal’ paperwork for the Employment Scam is identical for all ‘scam’ organizations. The setup of http://www.online-logistics.us site to track incoming and outgoing shipments is part of the scam – where the ’employee’ thinks all is legit. Even calls from the ‘Manager’ are made to the ’employee’ to cover the ‘scam’! http://www.shipuusa.com. and http://www.logisticsiforwarding are setup by the same scammers. By (30) days when the first check is due to the ’employee’…all activity stops and they make sure all packages are shipped. The websites are setup through a Chinese company (abuse@bizcn.com) who knows of the scams, and the servers are in the Ukraine. Each new ‘Company’ is setup with stolen corporate identities so that when searched, they seem fully credible. The FL Sce. of State knows of the scams and does not shut down these sites and put out Alerts! The use of the corporate name, addresses, etc. is false – why these companies are not demanding more aggressive action from the FL State Gov. and US Gov. is beyond me! The phone numbers used for both the ’employee’ and ‘customers’ are forwarded offshore. The shipping labels are manipulated to seem credible. Several online stores are used to purchase high-end goods, and major shipping companies are used to ship the products in ways to cover the fraud. WHY THE FED GOVERNMENT ACTS SO SLOWLY TO SHUT THESE SITES DOWN IS APPALLING! http://www.shipuusa.com and http://www.logisticsiforwarding sites are both operating today, and others are being contacted for ‘work at home’ scams, as well!

    • Wow, this is phenomenal follow-up information, thank you so much for taking the time to post it. I also don’t get why the authorities don’t come down on these bad actors like a 16-ton weight.

  8. P.S. The ‘roll out’ of each new ‘scam’ company is preceded by these folks setting up multiple online blogger identities then posting Press Releases on dozens of sites so that such Press Releases and reviews show up on search engines. Thus, this adds to the ‘scam’ cover of legitimacy! And, they do it over and over again!!!

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