Phillip – Aug 02, 2020

Victim Location 92602

Type of a scam Employment

I was approached by this company Madbox located in New Jersey that showed itself to be an online shopping company. I was offered a Shipping Inspector position. My job description entailed receiving and checking packages and re shipping them with prepaid shipping labels. I was promised that I will be paid after every month. I was sent an employment contract and payroll and tax forms which I filled and sent to them. After working for one month when the day came for my Payday my supervisor and manager number got disconnected. I was refused access to their web portal and none of my emails were answered by any company official. Hence I was not paid for the work done. Please take action against this company so that no other individual falls prey to this scamming company.

Courtney – Jul 23, 2020

I had been working for this company for about a month, shipping and receiving packages. I thought it seemed a little sketchy but the online reporting system looked legit. Everything seemed ok until I was supposed to receive my paycheck but I did not receive it, even after reaching out through the online system that was set up. I tried to call my supposed to be manager but his number was disconnected, now after reading all of this information I am thinking that the whole company is a scam. I have yet to receive any responses back from anyone in the company and they have access to my personal information. I need assistance and I need to know what next steps that I should take.

Rachel – Jul 02, 2020

Victim Location 90805

Type of a scam Employment

This call was in regards to being hired as an inspector for packages that will be shipped to me. I checked the website for a company by the name of madbox and was unsuccessful. I believe this is a scam.

Christian – Jun 30, 2020

Victim Location 30126

Type of a scam Employment

I’ve been job hunting lately, and have profiles and resumes on several websites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Careerbuilder, etc. I got an email last week that showed up as from: HR job saying I was being considered for a position as a Shipping Inspector, with a salary of $650/week (another email said $2900/month, which doesn’t add up), and working from home receiving and shipping packages. If I was interested, reply with my name, email, and phone number. I was curious, so I replied. The next day I got a phone call, and talked to a seemingly nice woman at MadBox, or Mad Box and gave me the rundown of what I’d be doing… receiving about 3 packages per day that I’d be asked to open, "inventory," photograph and upload the contents of, and then re-package the item or items with the shipping labels that they would provide, before taking them to a local FedEx, UPS, or maybe even US Post Office to send on to parts unknown. I got suspicious when I looked up their address in New Jersey and saw an advertisement for "virtual offices." The phone number on their website shows up as Unlisted on an online phone number tracing service, and the owner of their website’s domain name is hidden/blocked from public view. This all sounds like a variant of what I now know is a popular scam where people are targeted to unknowingly help crooks get goods bought with stolen credit cards out of the country. They offer a job as a "Shipping Inspector," or something similar, and you reship packages sent to your home…and you probably never get paid. But you might get a visit from a Postal Inspector or the FBI!! They already had my email address, now they know my phone number and mailing address. I’m just glad I did some research before being duped into giving them my bank account numbers for "direct deposit," or actually receiving any boxes full of stolen goods.

Matthew – Jul 09, 2020

ive actualy been working for the people your talking about and right now ive become terrified because of all of what ive read but this is my only job so i dont want to quit on a hunch. did you ever reach out to the postal inspectors by chance?

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