Do u think I am narive?

Dee Dee - posted on 02/05/2013 ( 22 moms have responded )

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today, I got hired to resent parcel for this guy call james. He said I will start to work for him feb-15-2013. and get paid Mar-15-2013. the suppier will sent the goods to my address. and I will resent the stuff to the customer on prepaid shipping label. That means I don't need to pay any money. I will get paid $2,200 plus $20/parcel. I think it is too good to be true. where is the catch? what do u guys think?
1) it is a scam, I will not hear from James again?
2) it is scam, they will not send the goods to my address.
3) it is scam, I will receive good, but I need pay shipping fee to resent the parcel.
4) it is scam, I will receive the goods. resend the parcels, but I will not get paid. they get free labor for a month
5) It is a scam, I will get paid but much less. $2,200 is not US dollar. it is Belgiun dollar ?!
6) it is red Herring. James is Mystery men P, who is my daughter friend with. lol
7) I will get paid like James said. it is legit business.

I hope it is number 7, I can save 1/2 of it for D to go to medical school or master degree. the other half for us to spend now. Maybe, we need it for the new carpayments, lol
if it is scam, I will not lose any money but a few hours of my time. will you do it?

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Jodi - posted on 02/06/2013

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And you asked the question, so I will answer bluntly and truthfully, yes you are NAIVE.

Jodi - posted on 02/06/2013

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So....are you sure it isn't going to be drugs?

Are you NUTS? This is a form of laundering SOMETHING. You could go to jail!!! Nobody does shit like this because it is legitimate.

Katrina - posted on 02/05/2013

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I have two issues with it...

One, you don't seem to know who "James" is...

Two, WHY?

Why do they need you to resend the parcels? If they are sending them to you, why can't they just send them direct to the addressee? It would be a lot cheaper for them in the long run. It doesn't make sense to me.
It is a LOT of money to be paid for a very simple job...($2,200+ for one months work, and it's not "work" it's a five/ten minute trip to the post office)

If I were you, I would actually ring your local police and check with them. They should know if it sounds legitimate or not. If not, they may be able to use your assistance in catching the people responsible.

I would be very careful. Worst case scenario, you could be used as a pawn for counterfeit products or even drugs...they may just need someone else's address on the package to cover their own location?

Jodi - posted on 02/06/2013

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Dee Dee, of course they screen for drugs. But are you that naive that you don't think they get through? Of course they do. You really are a bit clueless, aren't you? Go and watch a documentary on these things and do some REAL research.

"according to internet"

I always get a chuckle at this comment. I'll let you in on a secret. The internet will tell you anything you want. But in order to get real and semi-accurate information, you have to actually filter your resources.

"go to jail? this is america. innocent until proven guity. if we receive illegal stuff, we just call police to pick them up. "

OMG, you really ARE that naive. You do realise that people frequently go to jail UNTIL they are proven innocent, right?

And seriously, what if you DON'T receive the illegal stuff? That then becomes a situation where it is one of the parcels they pick up in customs, and they decide to raid the recipient's home and arrest them. Then you have to be able to prove you were innocent. Apparently you are prepared to take that risk.

I return to my original comment. Are you NUTS????

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Dee Dee - posted on 02/13/2013

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hi again
it is so funny that you mention gift. I stopped buying stuff from Asia on e-bay. they ship all the e-bay items in usps and marked as gift. some showed up. some never did.
I am prepared for stolen goods. the goods will come from fedex or UPS. we will check the goods together with carrier before we sigh it and take them into the house. This well be all about curiosity. UPS carrier can return it to sender or follow their procedure to open it with customer ( our) request.
I am more afraid the hard drug thru custom. That's why I turn down the job right away.
If James still send them to me, it probably less valueable than drug or diamond. I will be one of many victims they solicitate. they will go away soon. too much work to hassle me. they will find others.

Cecilia - posted on 02/13/2013

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Ok the falsifying the government documents comes in if you are mailing it as a "gift." It says some companies ask you to do that. By saying that you are giving faulse info the the post office (which is a government office)

Okay if they send you any item and it is in your house, you can be charged with receiving stolen goods. Even if you don't resend them. You did after all receive them.

Dee Dee - posted on 02/13/2013

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Thanks Cecilla
Ah, that was what Amy means. I didn't get that part. ( I am making my husband fish sandwich for Lent. ) so, you think they will send me stolen goods purchased from stolen credit cards. hmmm.
I didn't get the falsefying the govenment document part? so, you think they are going to send me documents to resent? interesting....
if they don't prepay, there is no problem. I won't resent. It is simple. I am cheap. If I don't give my daughter free money.... I definately won't give James any free money.
you know... I may never hear from James again, because I have turned down his job offer.

Cecilia - posted on 02/13/2013

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Dee Dee she just told you where the catch is. You will be shipping out stolen goods. That's the catch. Yes, even if you didn't steal them you are guilty. It does not matter if you bought the items off of them either. You are in trouble for disturbing stolen goods, and maybe falsifying government documents (like it said). On top of that they probably won't prepay you like they say. Thus, you're paying to send everything and you'll make no money.

As far as the 2nd part of your post.. it makes no sense to me.

Dee Dee - posted on 02/13/2013

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thanks Amy
I went on google and search for shipping scam. ...
I am not selling or buying anything...... so, there is no issue with my credit card or bank account. ( I hope).
they just want me to process the prepaid reshipments with unbeliveable high paid wages. where is the catch?
here is the fraud reporting info:

The other question I seem to get a lot is; I've been the victim of fraud or I received a phishing email and clicked the link within the email, what should I do?

If you are the victim of a financial crime, contact your local police department and file a police report.
If you wired money to an institution, contact the institution's fraud deaprtment to report the scam.
If you were the victim of a scam that occured on the internet, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov
If you want to report a phishing email you can report the phishing scam to the Anti Phishing Working Group (APWG) at http://www.antiphishing.org

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you know that I tried with IC3.

Amy - posted on 02/13/2013

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This explains the scam, you just have to type shipping scams into google and a whole bunch pop up. Basically you are accepting property that was purchased with a stolen credit card and you are going to end up eating all the costs. Good luck learning about the system.....

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchs...

Dee Dee - posted on 02/13/2013

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good question, I have turn the job down. let's see what else James will do. if he asks me the social number or bank account number, I will not tell him. then, I will know that is the catch. lol, I am more with other ladys. the scam might be in the shipment. I hope that James just goes away, but he already has my name and address. he might send the goods anyway. then, I will learn more about UPS/Fedex system.

Amy - posted on 02/13/2013

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Dee Dee how did this James find you, did you apply for this job? If not then it's a scam! No one tells you they are going to hire you give you $2,200 plus $20 for every package you ship out if you never actually applied for a job to begin with. Jobs like this don't just fall into your lap, it's a scam I don't know what it is but yes you are being naive to think that you are legitimately going to get paid for anything at all! More than likely they will come back saying they need your social or bank account number or some sort of up front fee. Remember that phase your mom always said growing up "nothing in life is free" this is one of those situations that you should remember it.

Dee Dee - posted on 02/11/2013

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5 days ago, I send IC3.gov an e-mail to report the potential internet scam/fraud about James. Today, I got a no-reply e-mail from IC3 to inform me that I can report the potential internet scam/fraud at IC3 website . That was what I did 5 days ago. sighhhhh. this is what gov service for us?!
i hope gov employee did not manually did reply. it is completely waste of money. If it is automatic machine reply, it is really efficient to take 5 days just do that.

Cecilia - posted on 02/06/2013

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my brain went to drugs also.

Okay so ups and all those might screen for drugs, there are other places that ship, you know this right? Even then if he does use a normal delivery service they might miss it just as you might. It could be hidden inside of these things he sends you.

As far as innocent until proven guilty... hahahahahahahahahahaha [tries to catch breath] whew... hahahahahahahaha Really do you believe that? It wouldn't take much to show guilt here. You have your name and fingerprints all over these items. Oh and then you on tape going to the post office with said package too.. yep you have been proven guilty.

Although i will admit sometimes nice jobs will kinda fall on your lap. For about 2 years i did survey jobs. I would be one of those annoying people with a clip board asking you questions while you're in line. I got paid $600 for 4 hours of work. Sometimes i would sit at the gas station and mark down ages, race, sex and how they paid and if they [aid at the pump or inside (i preferred that since i didn't need to bother anyone) One of the jobs was to visit these different stores and mark down how many cig ads they had in the store and where they were located (example one question was near or at candy) They ran out of jobs in my area though.

Dee Dee - posted on 02/06/2013

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lol, Jodi
you are blunt. your comment about laudering helps me about the research. I have a feeling it maybe white color crime about stolen good or credit card fraud. we send a comment to IC3 about Jame's job offer. I wonder what they will reply.

OMG, Jodi :-)))
you are truthful. I am a little slow to understand what you are saying. If James send the goods from other country. It will get thru customs with my name and address. That's where I get into trouble. wow... I wonder what they are trying to send in the US?

Dee Dee - posted on 02/06/2013

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ha...one vote for drugs.
according to internet, in USA , UPS, fedex, or the postal service screen for drugs.
James will send the package to me in UPS and fedex. so hard drugs are out. or, they say they will scan but they don't.
the Pharmaceuticals drugs , maybe.
go to jail? this is america. innocent until proven guity. if we receive illegal stuff, we just call police to pick them up.
hummm... this might be a new scam in the market, if noone here knows how they pull the scam. Don't worry, my hubby and I don't need the money. we can drop the deal any time, when it gets too hot. D doesn't need me to pay her graduate school or medical school. my obligation stop at bachlor degree. extra income just bonus.

Dee Dee - posted on 02/05/2013

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10 most counterfeited products in America
1. Handbags, wallets -Value: $511.2 million
2. Watches, jewelry - Value: $187.0 million
3. Apparel, accessories - Value: $133.0 million
4. Consumer electronics, parts - Value: $104.4 million
5. Footwear - Value: $103.4 million
6. Pharmaceuticals, personal care - Value: $83.0 million
7. Optical media - Value: $38.4 million
8. Computers, accessories - Value: $34.7 million
9. Labels and tags - Value: $26.3 million
10. Toys - Value: $13.6 million

so the goods must small enough to ship and profitable enough to hire people to process the shipping. my 1st guess would be jewlery, crystal, watch or computer chips. I wonder what might be?

Dee Dee - posted on 02/05/2013

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great idea, James suppose to be my boss and working for this company.
when/if we receive the goods, my husband is going to check it over. if it looks suspicious, we will call the police to come over. the 1st thing came to our mind is drug. counterfeit product? what would worth this kind of trouble?

Denikka - posted on 02/05/2013

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If it costs you nothing to try it but a little of your time, I would say that it's worth it to give it a shot. It does sound too good to be true, but *shrug*, no big loss if it is and great gain if it's legit.
But keep an eye out for any red flags and if it starts costing you money, bail!!
Good luck :) Hope it's legit for you.

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