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:

This job scam is a run-of-the-mill money laundering position, but it's trying to fly below the search-engine radar by using an image instead of text. Many of the stock spams are doing this to dodge spam filters and make it less obvious that the process involves carpet-bombing the message all over the Internet, since the search engines don't see it.

To aid and assist the search engines and their users, I note that this particular job scam claims to be from "Swiss Invest Ltd" (a fabrication) with a contact name of "Luisa Vangelder" (another fabrication). The email subject was "Swiss invest ltd offers you a prestigious job/vacancy! [Sat, 20 May 2006 09:49:25 -0800]", and the job is the typical "Financial Manager" position with no qualifications required other than a bank account and a willingness to send money overseas to complete strangers via Western Union. As usual, they don't mention the likely police interest in the activity.

The entire image was linked to the URL

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