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Employment Scam Jul 29, 2022

Scam Type

Employment Scam

Business Name Used

Parcel Turbo

Date Reported

Jul 29, 2022

Victim Postal Code

77338

Total Dollars Lost

$2,300.00

Scam Description

Parcel Turbo is a company that allows you to work from home. They send you packages and you ship them out after verifying that there weren’t any damages. To me, that was something I was a bit skeptical about because I wasn’t exactly comfortable opening up a package that isn’t mine. I started working for them on June 21st. Parcel reached out to me through email after I filled out an application on Indeed. I wasn’t able to come across any information on them online when I decided to look up the business name and address. There were no results. At first, I didn’t think anything of it because I thought that this company was starting out fresh. Like every other company, they had me fill out forms like you’re supposed to when you start a new job. I’m afraid that they have my information and would possibly use it in one of their dirty schemes. The only thing that I received from them was a website which they sent to me through email after I told them that I was skeptical after not finding anything. Every staff member that I have spoken to seemed to be under fake names and used various numbers (which they were hardly responsive to as well as emails). The only time I’d hear anything back from anyone is when a package would be coming my way or when it’s “Benjy” rushing me to ship out a package. I had no training and on my first day, one of the employers were supposed to walk me through the process. Did not get any of that either. Before I started this job, they let me know ahead of time (over the phone) that I was going to be put on a 30 day probation and then paid bi-weekly. I was supposed to be getting paid on the 28th of June for the days that I logged into the dashboard (which was every day) and a bonus for every package that was shipped out. The bonus was 200 dollars. I haven’t received any of it. Once I texted the supervisor, I found out that I was blocked from the site that I was required to log into (3x) on a daily basis. I wrote HR as well as every other who was involved about my pay since this has happened and got no feedback. I’d like to be paid for my work dating back to the 21st of June and I’d like all of these people to be caught