Updated: May 15, 2018
Today I received an email asking me to apply for a job with “Postal Job Source”.
Not sure why, since I never gave my email to the sender of that email in the first place. And I’ve never been interested in working for the US Postal service lol.
Anyways, I do a lot of reviews on this site. So I decided to see what it was all about.
What I found was actually quite alarming.
It seems Postal Job Source is a scam. And in this review I will show you exactly why I say this so you can decide for yourself.
Postal Job Source Review
As mentioned, this all started with an email I received today. It was from a woman named “Sharon Hopkins” and the email linked me to a job directory site known as job-motor.com…
I also found a similar ad on a site called e4-employment-searcher.com. No doubt there are many other sites this ad is running on too.
In any case, it looks somewhat like a real job at this point. So I continued my research by clicking on the link, which took me to the postaljobssourcewcs.com website…
This site is quite vague (and careful) in the way they word things. You will notice they do not outright say they are hiring you or that they have an affiliation with USPS.
They just lead you to believe this is the case. The site appears to be giving you ‘special help’ to obtain a USPS job, so you fork out $49 for the “registration package”.
This package registration package supposedly contains the following:
- Complete guide on how to get hired from USPS
- Job counselling
- Question and answers for the exam USPS makes potential employees undergoe
- Access to available USPS jobs in your area, along with salary gradings
Apart from the ‘job counselling’ part, this is stuff you could easily find online for free.
But I guess if they really do help you get a job with USPS it’d be worth it though, right?
Maybe. It’s pretty hard to know how much ‘help’ you get though, when all we have to go off is a video of a random woman who never identifies herself, and a sales pitch.
Which is why I kept on digging to find what this is really about…
What’s Postal Job Source All About?
According to the fine print at the bottom of the website:
Postal Jobs Source is a private employment service that offers assistance in gaining employment and is not affiliated with the USPS, US government, it’s agencies or affiliates. While not required to use our assistance to apply, using it may potentially offer an advantage.
As you can see, they fully disclose (at the bottom where most people won’t read) that they are really just a private company. They have ZERO affiliation with USPS or the US government at all.
So in reality, this is a website that claims to help people get employment with USPS.
That’s all we really know for sure at this point.
The $49 you pay for the registration package is ‘maybe’ going to help you get this job.
So given the lack of information they provide about exactly what they are selling you, we need to research things further.
Which is why I started looking into who’s behind this site and try to see what others are saying. Specifically, if they’ve been successful in getting a job through this site or not.
After all, I want to give them the benefit of the doubt here incase they are legit.
Unfortunately, these people do not disclose who they are and provide ZERO proof this actually works. And what I found about who is REALLY running the site paints a very different picture as to their true intentions.
Who’s Running The Show?
Turns out there are TWO versions of this exact same site:
I’m not sure why they need two of them. Anyways, their contact page does not disclose the owner either, it just gives us the following two addresses…
So I looked up this address on Google and found that it’s registered to a USPS store in Jacksonville…
On one hand they clearly say they have no affiliation with USPS, then on the other hand they say they are operating from a
USPS UPS store!
Which is it?
Oddly, the other address is for a debt collection company called Kansas Counselors…
Clearly they are hiding where they are really operating from. And they are not being honest about who they really are. Which is a huge red flag in my books and it’s where their story really started coming apart.
But it gets worse.
I went over to the Who.Is database to see who owns the domain. Turns out a company called “Web.com” is claiming ownership of the site…
I couldn’t believe the shear number of complaints about this company.
From what I can see, they are a web design company who appears to be ripping people off by the droves.
There are literally hundreds of complaints about Web.com across the internet. I recommend reading the reports on Yelp.com and other sites to see for yourself what I mean.
In any case, these are the people who own the Postal Job Source domain.
So I’m not sure to what extent they are involved. Which is why I kept looking into this, to get to the truth as to who’s running the show.
Further research reveals that the same people who run Postal Job Source are also running a site called USA Labor Services. And the owner of that domain (usalaborservices.com) is ‘Dennis Price’.
In keeping with the trend thus far, he doesn’t reveal this on the website itself. And he doesn’t offer any insight into who he is or his history in helping people find jobs.
So in conclusion- we have no idea who’s really behind this. All we know is they are going to great lengths to hide who they are from people.
Which is never a good thing.
The FTC Warns People About These Exact Scams
For me, this was the ‘nail in the coffin’ for this site. This is where I was able to confirm that this IS a scam.
To show you what I mean, here’s what FTC (Federal Trade Commission) says about these types of websites…
As you can see, this fits the bill perfectly with what we’ve seen here.
First of all, Postal Job Source is advertised in online job directory sites. Where they claim to “help job seekers find and apply for federal and postal jobs.”.
Second, they are selling “study materials” that supposedly help to “ensure a high score on the postal exam”.
they “say the money is refundable if you don’t pass the exam”. they say “if you don’t receive employment from the Postal Service within 90 days, you will receive a double refund of $96”.
The FTC is describing exactly what we are seeing here. And the fact they’ve written about this means this particular scam has been running for quite some time. Under different names and web addresses.
After everything I’ve seen and explained to you here, there is no doubt in my mind that Postal Job Source is a scam. They are preying on people who are just looking for an honest job.
What you decide to do is up to you, but there’s no way I can recommend this to you.
Hope this helps.
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