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Work-From-Home Scams and Reshipping Schemes

Have you been offered a job to work from home or be your own boss? You might be the target of a work-from-home scam.

 

Some scammers post work-from-home jobs on online career websites asking job seekers to receive packages and mail them to a foreign address. These packages often contain merchandise bought with stolen credit cards or counterfeit money orders.

 

Other scammers might have you stuff envelopes, which could make you a part of their latest scam. Remember: modern mailing techniques and equipment have virtually eliminated the need for homeworkers to perform legitimate envelope stuffing, addressing, and mailing services. Plus, your paycheck from one of these scams could be counterfeit, too.

Send It Overseas (Reshipping Scam)

After taking a Shipping Coordinator job, Postal Inspectors came knocking. Watch to see how this woman found herself at the center of a scam.

The Nanny Scam

Even aspiring lawyers can be tricked. Watch to see how this woman lost thousands of dollars in a work-from-home scam.

Protect Yourself From Work-From-Home Scams

  • Research potential employers

    Research any potential employer. Sometimes a simple Internet search can reveal a scam.

  • Don’t be pressured

    Be aware of high-pressure sales tactics.

  • Be suspicious

    Trust your gut. Be suspicious of overly attractive job offers that are so good, you can’t believe they’re possible.

Have You Witnessed This Scam?

If you’ve witnessed or been affected by a fraudulent work-from-home job posting or reshipping scam, we want to help.

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