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: Global Austrian Syndicate (

This is the same "Global Austrian Syndicate" job scam reported earlier, except that they've changed domain names from ".biz" to ".cn". Key phrases in this spam include the name "Francois Veillon", who claims to be "the manager of a Human Resources department of Global Austrian Syndicate (GAS)".

At this moment, the website for "" is being served up from five distinct compromised computers: [], [], [], [], and []. This is likely to change rapidly, for such is the nature of a botnet.

The nameservers for "" are currently [], and []. In my experience so far, do respond to abuse reports, although not spectacularly quickly.

Update at 2006-06-22 05:33. I've just checked the nameservers again, and they're no longer responding. Either is on the ball, or we're just lucky. Kudos to Layered Tech if they are, in fact, responsible.

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