So here is a email I got today.....Scam?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by arabianequine, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I think its a scam for sure.

    Hello,


    Can you work as a mail dispatcher? I own a small shipping business and I tend to operate a high cost of operation and I want to cut down my expenses by employing someone in each state of USA apart from KENTUCKY where I am,someone who will be getting mails in bulk and open the bulk mail and dispatch them in units to there final destinations in there respective states, for example, the cost of sending each mail is $10.00 by UPS and we want to send out 100 mails, that would be $1000.00 which is too costly but we have a solution whereby, we ship the whole 100 mails in one package at the rate of $200.00 to you in your state and when you get it, you will open it and send the mail individually through USPS which will be $5.00 to $6.00 each and you can see that we will have a saving, $800 for bulk shipping plus $6 times 100 making $500.00 or $600.00, you can see we have saved $8,000, so please I need you to work for me on a part-time basis, and you will be paid $500.00 every week.

    You will be provided with funds to pay freight forwarder, you will be provided with funds to pay for USPS to dispatch the mails upfront, you will be provided with up to $3,400.00 to $4,000.00 as a running fund for dispatching the mails, sometimes, it may be packages of goods that you will be receiving and sometimes you may be required to pay for shipping and freight fees out of the funds we provide to you to pay another freight forwarder when we need the service of another freight forwarder, the items you will be re-mailing or shipping will include letters,office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, I want to assure you that you will never use your own money for any expenses and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job,the job will only take 4 to 5 hours of your time in a week and you can work whatever hours you want, the name of my Business is Universal Shipping Company and I am located in KENTUCKY, the job is very simple once you have an address where you can accept mails and packages, and also have the time to re-mail the mails and packages through USPS sometime through some other freight forwarders, the mails and packages will contain gift cards,letters, office materials and office equipments, home theater, electronics and some other general consumer goods, you don't need any much space, they are packages you can put in your room, or in your garage. You will have to present an ID either driver's license or any other personal ID, all I wanted to ensure is that you have an ID to show to the delivery man when packages will be delivered to you and you have to show some sense of sincerity as you will be entrusted with clients mails, packages and funds to utilize for re-mailing expenses, please do let me know when you are ready to start and let me know if you have all the requirements needed for the job, you need to provide your information as well in order to proceed further.

    *RESUME INFORMATION NEEDED*

    Full Names:
    Full Address: (P.O. BOX NOT ACCEPTED)
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code:
    Cell Number:
    Present Job:
    Age :

    Reason for taking up this job, and please note, you must be above 18 years of age to be eligible for this job.

    You are going to be employed as Associate Logistic Personnel and your employment is based on a 1099 status, your first salary $500.00 salary will be paid by check and the re-mailing funds will be provided constantly which will never finish in order to avoid you spending your own money so when the re-mailing funds are low additional re-mailing funds will be provided, and you are not require to buy anything to begin the job, it is a straight forward job opportunity.

    Please do let me know how we should proceed and you can get start immediately and ensure you send your RESUME INFORMATION Asap
    Our Company Federal Tax ID is 13-3263515
    E Wheet Shipping Company
    721 Plum Springs Loop
    Bowling Green, KY 42101.
    U.S.A.
     
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes!!!! Do not give out your info in an email like that!
     
  4. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds too good to be true. And you know what they say, "If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is." Be careful.
     
  5. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally a scam but, if you read the email and think about it for a minute there are clues that clearly this is not a reputable company.

    Age, it is illegal to discriminate based on age. A company might have to comply with state law, like being over 18 or 21. But can NOT ask your age, only are you over a set age

    1099 status, if they are paying you a salary (as they state), you are an employee not a private contractor.

    Sounds like not getting your $500 check would be the least of your problems, I would be more worried about the police at my door and a house full of items purchased with stolen CC's and delivered to your home.
     
  6. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Quote:We think alike. I was thinking of illegal drug shipments. RUN....
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:We think alike. I was thinking of illegal drug shipments. RUN....

    OOH..illegal drug shipments..
    How come i never get any good e-mails... [​IMG]
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:That's right. Do not give out your personal info.

    I always give out a fake name, address and phone number to the local police department. That is my standard response. For some reason, I don't ever hear from them again. I wonder why? [​IMG]
     
  9. elizabethbinary

    elizabethbinary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We think alike. I was thinking of illegal drug shipments. RUN....

    OOH..illegal drug shipments..
    How come i never get any good e-mails... [​IMG]

    $500 a week for illegal drug shipments?! What a rip off! I'd expect at least 20%.
     
  10. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey if you want, seems I have a LOT of long lost uncles in Nigeria that need me to help them cash their checks......I can tell them we are related too.


    My luck, the illegal drug supply would be fake Viagra......................... (female here, not one of those things I need)
     

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