Reminder: Don't Pay Private Companies For Postal Jobs

For those readers who are job-hunting for the first time, or for the first time in a long time, let this serve as a reminder: you do not need to pay a private company to get a job with the post office. No study guides. No sample exams. As T.J. learned, these companies will be happy to sell you all kinds of unnecessary exam-taking supplies…whether there are any postal jobs available or exams planned near where you live, or not. Multiple companies are masquerading as hiring for the post office.

T.J. wrote to us:

[The company] states that they send you “necessary” materials to take this text and quoted me at $24 at the beginning of my call, either they are outright lying or I severely misheard the number quoted to me, because at the end of the call they told me my total was 138.97 dollars, which was already charged to my account before I could say no. To cancel the order I had to call another number, which no one ever picks up at, luckily I called a number of other phone numbers I found at their website only to be informed that I had already canceled. Which was frustrating on top of the fact they had charged my account twice with the overdraw buffer so about 280 is sitting in pending limbo in my bank account right now, and for the last week.

But here’s the scam part: the post office, after being contacted directly, is not hiring, period. They have no scheduled tests in this state (Minnesota) for the future at all. As someone looking for work in this world as so many are I wanted to spread that this is the case and not to call this company and buy a package from them out of desperation for a great paying job.

If you’re looking for real postal employment, check the USPS careers page. Both the FTC and the real federal employment site, USAJOBS.gov, have posted warnings about this particular scam.

FTC Stamps Out Postal Job Scam [FTC]
CONSUMER ALERT – FEDERAL JOB FRAUD [USA JOBS]

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