Am I being scammed? Are they stealing my identity?
I got an email from someone offering me a job working from home. (They had seen my ad offering after school care on a website). They said they were a distributor of hardware & wanted me to be a receptionist & check parcels that are sent to me. They wanted me to send them proof of my address so I sent them a copy of a household bill. They then sent me an email saying 'you will start next week'. Nothing more. It seems a bit strange. Do you think thei may be a scam. Now they've got evidence of my address could they steal my identity? What should I do? Here's a copy of the email they sent me: We are a distributor of various hardware thus we are hiring for people to work at home. your job is receptionist at your home some packages pass through your address to be delivered to our customers you must: * Receive them * Check if the packages are intact, making sure that the security seal have not been opened. * Take a picture of the package and send it by email. * Wait for a carrier passes it back to its return. * Confirm the departure of the package with the carrier. for this you will need a computer with an internet connection and a printer. If you are interested in this job please send your full name full address, telephone number and proof of address by email. salary of £ 1,200 per month with contract signing firstname.lastname@example.org Sir Alex Sanders LEGAL INFORMATION Legal Information Retail business of computers, peripherals and software in specialized stores 4741Z Headquarters 155 Avenue Francois Godin 62780 CUCQ Legal Form Limited Liability Company SIRET 39198526400020 SCR Boulogne B 391 985 264 Capital 7622.45 EURO Registration 03-08-1993 Nationality: France
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The job is a scam. they are looking for a package remailer. they send you a package and you resend it so it has an in country return address... More
Answered By: Dan H - 11/1/2010
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Honestly I have no idea, but it definitely sounds sketchy. I wouldn't trust anything just by an e-mail.
Answered By: Adam - 11/1/2010
Don't give them any financial details.
Answered By: Mister Phobe to you. - 11/1/2010
salary of £ 1,200 per month with contract signing if it sounds to good to be true it generally is. scam there up to something unless you going to be verifying a lot of parcels why? 400 euros a week worth
Answered By: Steve S - 11/1/2010
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