Work From Home Scam: Shipping Over Seas
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|Mon, 05-20-2013 - 4:01pm|
A new scheme targeting people who want to work from home is growing in popularity. It's called reshipping fraud, and getting involved could truly cost you.
"Most of the victims are thinking they are doing it as a "work at home" job and have no idea they are tied to any scam whatsoever," said U.S. Postal Inspector Stephanie Harden.
That's what the criminals want you to think. They market these jobs to people trying to find work...usually on the internet.
"Receive packages at their home, re-wrap them and send them usually overseas," says Harden.
Postal Inspectors say a large percentage of these scams originate in eastern Europe and Nigeria. The goods include computers, cameras and other electronics usually bougt with stolen credit cards.