Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Job Scam: FinityPacks

Job scams are suddenly back on the radar. This one arrived at the same ".au" address which attracts all the job scams -- none of my other addresses (and I have quite a few) get fake job offers. It's weird how some addresses attract particular kinds of spam, but never mind that for now. The spam was sent from (WHOIS: CrystalTech Web Hosting Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA) on Mon, 6 Jun 2005 22:28:12 -0000. I've responded (from a ".uk" address, just to be different) and I'll update if they reply with further information. Also note that a search for the name "FinityPacks" produced only one hit: "", which appears to be an expired domain currently in use by a registrar as an ad-revenue generator (an ethically questionable practice, but let's not go there right now).

Dear Friend.
We are looking for business partners in the USA, Europe and Canada.
Our companys name is FinityPacks.
We are in partnership with such payment systems like PayPal, WebMoney, E-gold, Evocash etc. Our Office is located in Moscow, Russia. Most of our transactions are made in the territory of the USA, Europe and Canada. Our partners prefer to pay us using wire transactions through regular banks. The bank system in Russia is not effective as the bank systems in countries which mentioned above.This is the main reason why we are choosing the American, European and Canadian partners with bank accounts for our money transactions.They are fast, reliable and easy.
If you want to somehow help us and at the same time earn money, you are always welcome.
In order to become our partner, you will need to open a regular checking account from any major American, European or Canadian bank. When you opened an account, you will have to send us the account |nformation (Account Number, Routing Number and Branch Location), so we could proceed transferring the funds to the account you have just opened or opened before. As soon as you receive the money from us, you will leave for yourself from 5(starting value) up to 10 percent from the each amount you have received. Rest of the money you will send to us using Western Union. You can easily make from $500 up to $5000 per month.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at

Best Regards,

A response has arrived. It's not all that informative, really -- it merely confirms that this is a typical money laundering job. The reply arrived from ( on Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:41:58 -0000.

Good afternoon.
We are very glad that you have answered our letter and were
interested in our offer. Activity of our company consists in the
help at registration of various bargains, purchases of the goods,
reception of various kinds of payment. Our company is most useful
to inhabitants of Russia, in connection with relative backwardness
of some systems of payment and transfer of money to residents of
other countries. We do all this possible!=20
The opportunity to work with us is offered to you and to earn from
5 (starting) up to 10 % from the sum of each bargain. Your duties
will include reception of money to the bank account and send to our
partners via Western Union.

Best regards,

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