I came across Job-Postal.com today, which is a site that claims to help you get a job with the United States Postal Service (USPS). Jobs such as mail carriers, mail handlers, mail processors and window clerks.
Is it legit?
No, Job-Postal.com is not a legitimate site and it does not help you get a USPS job. It’s a scam. It’s all about getting you to pay $46.95 for training that supposedly helps you get hired. When in reality, the only people benefiting here, are those collecting the fees.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at what this site is about and how it works, to help you decide for yourself if it’s worth getting involved with.
What Is Job-Postal.com About?
The Job-Postal website says it’s all about “helping entry level postal job candidates increase the likelihood of getting hired, and in the shortest time possible.”
They openly admit they’re not affiliated with the US Postal Service, but claim to be experts in the field. And that, just by following the steps on their site, you easily pass the postal exams and get a job in no time.
But it’s really just a smoke and mirrors game.
The real point of the site isn’t to help you get a USPS job at all, it’s to lure you into paying $46.95 ($36 plus $7.95 processing fee). That’s what this is all about.
And it reminds me of another site I reviewed a while back called Postal Jobs Source. Which is a scam that pretty much operates in the same manner. In fact, these sites are so similar it wouldn’t surprise me if they were run by the same people.
What exactly do they claim to help you with?
They say they are going to be helping you pass the postal exam. Because USPS requires all new job applicants to complete a special exam, before getting hired. This exam used to be called postal exam 473, but in April 2019 this was updated.
Now it’s referred to as a Virtual Entry Assessment (VEA) and there are four of these: 474, 475, 476 and 477. And in order to apply for over 90% of entry level USPS jobs, you need to complete at least one of these. You can learn more on the official USPS website.
Anyways, let’s dig a little deeper to see how this actually works…
How Does It Work?
There are 3 main steps involved in getting a USPS job:
- Apply for a job online
- Complete the exam (VEA)
- Attend an interview
If you are successful at this process, you will end up with a job that pays over $50K per year plus benefits. So as far as 9-5’s go, this one is decent.
In any case, the Job-Postal.com website says that they are your ticket to becoming a postal worker. And if you click on the “jobs” page, you will see a listing of four main roles: mail carrier, handler, processor, and window clerk.
A mail carrier delivers the mail, mail handlers load and unload mail, mail processors sort the mail and packages, and window clerks serve customers.
Once you’ve decided on a type of USPS job you’re interested in, the next step is to click on the link to start the process.
This link takes you to a page that asks you to “verify your eligibility”. This step is pretty easy considering the requirements are very low. As long as you’re over the age of 18 (or 16 with a high school diploma) and are a US citizen (or have a green card), there’s not many other requirements.
On the next page, you need to select your job preferences. Which is basically a matter of choosing if you want to work full-time or part-time, when you want to start and what type of job you want within USPS.
Finally, you are taken to a “congratulations” page that asks for your email address and zip code. Which oddly enough is where they refer to themselves as “US Job Help Center” if you look closely…
Anyway I provided my info, and was then taken to a blank page.
And I didn’t get an email either. Which I thought was a little odd and made me wonder if maybe the site was broken or something.
In any case, I continued researching this further to find out what’s really going on and that is what led me to some alarming red flags.
Who’s Behind It?
There is no information on the job-postal.com website about who’s running the show. There is no about page, no names, no company name – nada.
And the information they do provide, only leads to more suspicion and red flags. For example, on the “terms” page of the site, they refer to themselves as “US Job Services”:
Then, if you scroll down to the bottom of the site, they refer to themselves as “Start-Postal-Job”:
That looked like the name of a website to me, so I decided to see if I could find a site with that domain and it turns out that Start-Postal-Job.com redirects to job-postal.com. Which means that was probably the old scam.
Then I ran a search on the who.is database to see who owns the domain, and that was when I discovered that job-postal.com was registered anonymously. Another dead end.
Finally, I went onto the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to see what I could find. And it seems a woman named Helen Hudson started the business in October 2018. Who she is or if that’s even a real name, I cannot say. But that’s what they have listed. You can view the job-postal.com BBB profile here.
One last thing I want to mention is that the woman in the video isn’t Helen or anyone else who works for this company – she’s an actress. I knew this pretty well straight away because I’d seen this person before in other sites I’ve reviewed. She sells acting gigs on a site called Fiverr.
What about the address they provide?
The site provides an address in Lawrenceville, GA. Which turned out to be nothing more than a residential address. It’s not an office, it’s someone’s house.
I don’t know about you, but I personally think it’s a huge red flag when a site is asking for your money, and they tries to hide who they really are. No names, no real addresses, and they literally use 4 different company names:
- US Job Services
- US Job Help Center
Which is it?
I don’t think they even know, lol.
Is Job-Postal.com a Scam?
Yes, Job-Postal.com is a scam in my opinion.
Here’s why I say this:
- They promise to help you get a job with USPS in return for money, which is a common scam the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) warns people about.
- The people running the site try to hide who they really are. And the information they do provide is all over the place.
- There are dozens of complaints online from people who’ve been scammed by this site.
Let’s go through these point by point…
On the first point, the FTC clearly warns people about these scams. Which means they are quite common because if the FTC is warning people about it, it has their attention. They basically warn people to avoid any site promising to help you pass the postal exam for a fee. You can read the FTC article here.
Second, the site does not provide any tangible information about who owns or runs it. No about page, no names, no real contact information etc. And what’s worse, the details they do provide lead to more red flags as I showed earlier.
Third, the BBB website is FULL of complaints from people who have paid the $46.95 and got nothing worthwhile in return. And people who say they have not been able to obtain a refund.
Here’s some examples of recent complaints:
Not one of these complaints have been responded to. Which shows you how much the people behind this care, and it’s probably why they have been given an F rating by the BBB.
Either way, they are clearly not a legitimate site or company, they are ripping people off.
Then there’s the fact that I have seen numerous similar sites pushing the same type of scam over the years. Like Postal Jobs Source for example, which is basically a clone of this. And there are no doubt many others.
Once they get enough complaints, they simply change the name of the scam and start over. Which is why it always pays to do your research before joining something.
Summing It Up
Job-Postal.com presents itself as a legit way to get yourself a USPS job. Just signup, follow the steps and you will able to pass the exam and get employment with the US Postal Service as easy as 1, 2, 3.
But it’s not what it seems.
The site’s true purpose is to collect $46.95 from as many people as possible. And considering how popular this job is, they’re probably making a killing.
Meanwhile, everyday people who are looking for real employment are being taken advantage of. Which makes me mad. I don’t like posting negative reviews, but sometimes I just feel obligated. Because if this review helps one single person avoid losing money, it was worth it.
I feel that from the information I have presented here, that it is obviously not a legitimate site. But at the end of the day, it’s what you think that counts.
So I encourage you to seek out further reviews if you are still in doubt, to really evaluate this as thoroughly as possible before handing over your hard earned money. Because even though they say there’s a refund policy in place, I seriously doubt that is going to be honored.
Before You Leave…
Did you know that men and women from all over the world, with absolutely no prior experience, are getting paid to work from the comfort of home?
Big companies like Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy for example, are collectively paying ordinary people billions of dollars per year. And it’s all thanks to this simple 4-step process I stumbled across by mistake, which now makes me 6 figures per year.
Don’t get me wrong… it’s not a get-rich-quick type of deal.
Like anything worthwhile, it does take effort. But this is so simple that literally anyone can do it. And it could be a good way to earn a few extra bucks while you’re searching for a USPS job.