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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.


Pump and Dump: UAIG

This one arrived in an unorthodox manner: as a bounce message. The spammer in question used one of my addresses as a return address. The original message was sent to a bunch of names at, but the mail server there accepted then later bounced the message, complete with original text. According to the bouncing server, "the original message was received at Thu, 21 Jul 2005 08:14:21 +0200 from []". Accept-and-bounce is a bad practice, precisely because spammers and other miscreants routinely use false sender addresses, so the bounce winds up littering the inbox of an unrelated third party.

                                      ...BREAKING NEWS OUT...
                                STRONG BUY ISSUED JULY 17 AT MARKET CLOSE
        Make sure you keep your eyes glued on UAiG starting TUESDAY.
        UA International Group,
        CURRENT PRICE: .70
        Major financial news was released
        UA International Signs Agreement with Ukrauto Concern
        Thursday July 14, 5:00 pm ET
        KIEV, Ukraine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2005--UA International Group, Ltd.
        (Pink Sheets:UAIG - News), a Ukrainian water and electrical infrastructure,
        delivery and real estate development company, today announced that it has
        entered into an agreement with Ukrauto Concern, a Ukrainian company that
        maintains the distribution rights to import and sell automobiles from the
        Korean automobile manufacturer, Daewoo, the Japanese Nissan, and the USA
        based General Motors brand, Chevrolet. UA International Group will provide
        heat and electricity to Ukrauto Concern.
        Vitaly Zhygun, President of UA International Group, Ltd. commented: "We are
        pleased to continue winning bids to supply crucial infrastructure
        development and services to commercial businesses in Ukraine. Ukrauto
        Concern is a major importer of automobiles to Ukraine, and we are pleased
        that they have chosen UA International Group subsidiary Kyivenergomash as a
        key supplier of their electrical infrastructure and energy needs."
        About UA International Group: Based in Kiev, Ukraine, UA International Group
        is a water and electricity infrastructure, delivery and real estate
        development company. Management believes that the Company is well positioned
        to show significant growth in sales and profits in the months and years
        ahead. Specializing in water treatment, delivery, filtration, drilling,
        sewage and electrical infrastructure, delivery and maintenance, UAIG is in
        position to become the prime service company in Ukraine.
        Americans have watched the real-estate market go absolutely bonkers.  Some
        worry that it might come to an end real soon.  While some of you are still
        thinking, others are taking their monies where they think the same sort of
        boom is just beginning.

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