Have you ever been scamed?

United States
June 27, 2012 2:48pm CST
Hello everyone,I have been away from mylot for a very long time,while I have been attending college. I wanted to know if anyone else has been scammed by a work from home shipping and receiving company or knows someone that has? Here is my story. I graduated in May and posted my information on line. I received an E-mail for a job offer from EMS UK Transposition Company and answered the job post and put in for the job. Everything looked fine, I had to fill out a job application and send in my references. On 6,7,2012 I started receiving packages and I received and shipped them thru 5,23, 2012. I received packages about everyday and shipped them off. I began to question this when I received packages for a person in the town 18 miles from my home. I took the invoice and called the person that suppose to be ordering the package and sending it to me To little surprise, all the people I called said they didn't order any package. Some phone numbers I tried to call didn't match the address on the invoice and the number listed to call. Now I am afraid, and don't know what to do. Yesterday I filed a complaint with the IC3 and then today I went to the police department. The police officer I spoke to said he would investigate the matter. When I ask him what I suppose to do with the packages I received yesterday, he told me to go ahead a ship them so the people would not be alerted. When I got back home another package had been delivered and then later on another package was delivered. I did not take the police officer advice, I did not ship the packages overseas, I refused the package that was delivered today and I also mailed one of the package I received yesterday back to the seller, I also called UPS to pick the packages up that was delivered today. I refuse to send any more packages to these people, If they were a honest company,I would think they would be concerned about this, all their worried about is getting their packages.
2 responses
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
28 Jun 12
I have heard of this before, and I am very happy that you went to the police. The first question I asked myself when I first heard of a program like that was, why can't the seller just ship it themselves? And the real answer here it seems to me is, when they get a facilitator, more often then the not, that person, in this case you, is the one that gets into the most trouble when the truth comes out. And the original seller just seems to disappear. I could be wrong though, I frequently am, but I heard about this when I was first looking into making money from home, and it screamed at me, something is wrong here. The two best bets I have found when making money from home, are network marketing, and many people will argue with that one, but if you do your research, and find a good company, and a supportive sponsor, your potential is unlimited, but that is a discussion for another time. And affiliate marketing, where you just send people to other websites through your blog or whatever and pick up a commission. MyLot is good as well, always paying when you reach the pay out, but I find I have to spend a lot of time to make it worth it for me. Of course there are other choices out there that are good, but the key thing is to take a few hours, before you get to into it, contain your excitement, and do some research, there should be good and bad about everything out there, if there is only good or only bad, run. And then, weigh the opinions of others against each other, and see what makes the most sense to you personally. And always ask yourself these questions. What do I have to do to get paid? Does that sound reasonable, and Why do they need or want me for this? Does it sound/feel legal? What exactly and I getting paid for, and where is that money coming from? I believe those are a great start. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
• United States
28 Jun 12
You are so right, I guess I just was so eager for a job after being turned down by all I applied for. I just hate that they use job sites to post bogus jobs on. I just hope that this will stop someone from making the same mistake that I did.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
29 Jun 12
Yeah, I wish it were so easy to educate the hundreds of thousands of people that get scammed by legitimate looking businesses every year too, but, sadly we are not taught strongly enough for the most part, to even do our due diligence. Often, excitement rides in the forefront of our mind, and even if we know to do our research, because of our excitement, we forget. But, at least this way a few more people have a chance.
• United States
27 Jun 12
No I have never been scammed from any site. I think that it is bad when someone gets scammed. I think you should just stay away from those types of websites that all they want to do is scammed people
• United States
27 Jun 12
Your right, the trouble was I had put in my resume on different job sites and they contacted me through E-mail. I filled out a job application,sent in my resume and everything, just like any other job.