The most recently reported scam sites, correct at 12th August 2017. If you know or suspect a site to be scamming couriers please let us know.
- EU Business Register
Email stating free update and then bills you 995 euros per year See more on EU Business register scam
Also known by other names, including Euro Trade Register, Euro Business Register, World Company Register, World Trade Register, and World Business Directory.
- Possible text message scam?Be aware of unsolicited text from +44 7714 487344 / 07714 487344 and do your homework before signing / paying anything
- Parcel Ways scam
Offers non existent work
See more on www.parcelway.net scam
Currently only partially still working.
- microsoft on the phone?
Tells you that your pc has a fault
- www.courierdriving.com/ scam
Offers a guide, looks like a work offer See more on courierdriving scam
- Driving-job.com scam
Appears to offer extensive work but at best sells you a guide with unrealistic promises. Also using North Street Marketing as a front to flogging this pointless guide. See more on www.driving-job.com scam
They are churning out sites to steal your money on a monthly basis, parcelway.net / parcel way looks to have taken over from www.newwaycs.net / NW Couriers as the latest scam running as well as www.lg-express.net which all preceded www.the-courier.net which used to be www.simplysameday.co.uk and www.courierhub.co.uk and are not to be trusted. They rip people off for a few months and give their site a quick overhaul and new domain and continue to be robbing lowlife. They charge up to £75 per month with promises of 100's of guaranteed job inquiries. THERE IS NO WORK. DO NOT SEND YOUR MONEY.
parcelway.net / www.newwaycs.net / LG Express online work site, again, has no work, never has (in their as yet 2 - 10 week history)charge £45 plus for 6 months membership and when you register it shows you a list of fictitious jobs in a 20 mile radius of your location. Do not be fooled, these are scum that are incapable of working for a living so prey on people like you who are looking to get into real work.
It seems courier-hub and simply same day has been too much publicised as a scam so the lowlife running it have now moved on to 'the-courier.net'. A different site, domain and surprise surprise a different imaginary person sending the emails out. George Brady from "The Courier" offers work they do not have for a fee you have to pay, currently Â£9.95 per week. Based in a 'virtual office' which they usually use just for having payments sent to and e domain registered to a private address in Northampton, Makes a change from Ireland..
codforum recommend you do not pay a company that should be paying you for work done. If they say they can give you a decent amount of work every week then why can they not take their fee out of the money you earn? Because they don't have the work most usually or are just out and out scamming thieves.Not all of these companies are scammers but you are hard pressed to find one that is totally legitimate. work exchanges are a different matter but research fully before paying anything, if you are unsure then please feel free to ask on the forums.
Simplysameday did used to say the payment was so that they would charge couriers £2 per job they give you, now it's a quarterly fee, a few months ago it was £60 per month fee. Whatever simplysameday.co.uk claim the payment is for do not pay them, do not fall for the lies, do not be another one of their out of pocket victims.
Do not send payment to any of the scams listed on this page, also, if you see something that looks too good to be true, it will be exactly that. Do not get duped by the scum that are out to steal your cash.
Couriers seem to be regarded as easy targets for the scam merchants.
They generally pretend to be agencies or 'clearing houses' — they offer to get work from customers and farm it out to owner drivers.
Some of the recent scams have these features:
- you have to pay a weekly or monthly amount by standing order to be on their books
- you have to fill in an application form and provide references which you get charged for
- they offer an hourly rate instead of loaded mile rates
- the promised pay is unrealistically high
- they offer 'shifts' with set hours
- they say they have lots of big customers who are crying out for couriers
- they use a 'virtual office' address
- they have an 0871 or 0870 contact number
- they use a premium-rate short text number
- they use 'specialist courier' in their blurb