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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.


Job Scam: Italy Representative Group

This is a fairly straightforward "money laundering disguised as payment processing" job scam. It targets USA residents, whereas most of the spam I get targets Australians, but is unremarkable in all other aspects. The job offer presents itself as being from "Italy Representative Group", and they offer an address in Rome to back up this identity. There may be a business of that name at that address for all I know, but I'll wager pounds to pence that these spammers have nothing whatsoever to do with it. Don't touch unsolicited money-handling jobs with a barge-pole -- you'll wind up being the fall guy for a bunch of thieves.

The spam originated at on Mon, 24 Oct 2005 23:58:33 -0000. Body text follows for reference.

Good day sir/madam,

We inform you about new vacancies in our company.

Do you want to start a successful carrier right now without any entrance fees, without buying goods or involving other people? Do you want to start a successful career in financial sphere without economical education or special experience? Do you want to work at home? If it is so, this suggestion is for you!
Our company is ready to offer you the chance. At this moment we are enlarging our staff and you have a chance to become a member of our team and get additional earnings spending 2 - 3 hours per week. But it isn.t all. We can send you a long term contract if you prove us your reliability.

Our company.s name is IRG "Italy Representative Group". Our company is new and fast developing in the USA commercial holding. We work with clients and companies from all over the world and now we are looking for talents in the USA. Our firm is founded in 1993 and our head office is located in Viale Praco de Medici 37 00148 Roma, Italy.

You can earn up to 5000 USD per month, taking into the account the fact that you will work at home, have a flexible working schedule, simple and small amount of work.You will receive 7 % from the sum of payment for this service (you just take this sum out of the total amount of money you get).

To qualify, you MUST:

1. Be at least 21.
2. Check your email several times a day (each hour
if possible).
3. You need to respond immediately to emails.
4. Be responsible, hard working and communicable.
5. Be able to answer phone calls.

If you are interested in our suggestion please e-mail to our manager
Laurie Fantauzzi <>

"Italy Representative Group"

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