Operators of Postal Jobs Scheme Banned from Selling Employment Services

Under settlement orders with the Federal Trade Commission announced today, the operators of an alleged federal jobs scam have been banned from selling employment products or services.  Last year, as part of Operation Lost Opportunity, the FTC charged Career Exams, Inc., O’Brien Marketing, Inc., Jeryn B. Lee, and Derek Jackson with running deceptive ads for nonexistent U.S. Postal Service jobs.  The FTC alleged that the defendants lured consumers into paying $120 by representing that Postal Service jobs were available in the consumer’s geographic area.  Instead of jobs, consumers simply received a booklet containing general information about the hiring process for the federal civil service and Postal Service.

ftcIn addition to banning the defendants from selling employment products or services, the settlement orders prohibit the defendants from misrepresenting material facts about any products and services that they market or sell in the future.  Under the orders, the defendants will surrender cash and investments totaling approximately $45,000.  The orders also impose a $4.8 million judgment that will be partially suspended based on the defendants’ inability to pay the full judgment.  The full judgment will become due immediately if the defendants are found to have misrepresented their financial condition.

The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the proposed consent judgments settling this action was 4-0.  The consent judgments were entered by U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on June 28 and July 10, 2013.


  • mailman60

    ITS all over the UNITED STATES on the net and paper they tell the people that they will tell you how to take the test and that you will be hired to make up to $28.00 an hour and then you send them the money and then you never receive anything rippoff scam and its still going on in other states you just hit the tip of the iceberg

  • joe stutzman

    I worked for the postal service and nwvwe made $28 per hr. don’t know what top pay is now, but it takes years to make top scale. no matter what top scale is. this scam has been around for decades. put your name on test list and wait, that’s abt all u can do.

  • TheRealFed

    McGarrett says “Book him Danno”.