I’ve written about Money Mule Scam sites in the past. Here is another one- a fake company calling itself “Transnational Logistics” poses as a shipping company and promises its recruits full health benefits, vacation and paid training. But what they are really doing is stealing identities of victims and setting them up to be money or package forwarding mules for Russian cyber criminals.
The company’s website claims it has been in business since 2000, yet the domain was registered in mid-February.
The chief recruiter, someone who goes by the fake name of “Brandon Jones” even signs all his emails like this:
**** GO N-Y-Knicks [!!!!]
Brandon A. Jones, Special Projects – (646) 797-3201 Transnational Logistics
(USA) Co., LTD.
Google that phone number and you can see that Brandon has been ripping people off for quite a while. Check out this Better Business Bureau complaint:
So if you get emails from this company, don’t fall for the lavish promises of employment, training and vacation. Its a scam. These Russian criminals want to use you to participate in their illegal schemes, leaving you to face the cops when the schemes collapse while they change names, change fake storefronts and recruit more victims.
Oh, and check out Brandon Jones’ fake LinkedIn page. These criminals go through some hoops to trick their victims!