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:

A new name has turned up today in the ongoing magical morphing job scam series. This one calls itself "River Partners Inc", and currently uses the domain name "", but River Partners bears a striking similarity to Trigon Partners. Could it be the same rat behind the curtain again? Why wouldn't it be? The spam text is archived at Suckers Wanted.

Here's the DNS information about "" at this time. As is typical for these guys, only one of their nameservers was responding to queries.

; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> A @
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 56760
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

;            IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:     1800    IN      A     1800    IN      A     1800    IN      A     1800    IN      A     1800    IN      A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:     1800    IN      NS     1800    IN      NS

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:     1800    IN      A     1800    IN      A

;; Query time: 231 msec
;; WHEN: Thu Jul 20 02:52:11 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 198

If anyone has corresponded with these scammers, please forward it to me or post it here so that I can aggregate the information.


Anonymous said...

i am afraid that i have already established a connection and given them many details about me! where can i send you the email i received from ( see if you can check their autenthicity.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I also have given out simillar info
about myself to this exact company via email []
please email me if they are known fraud or identity theves . thank you

Spotter said...

So far as I am aware, they are not running this employment scam to obtain information for identity fraud. Rather, they are transferring stolen money into the accounts of their "employees", and getting the employees to make Western Union wire transfers. In this manner, the stolen money can only be traced to the "employee".

If you receive any direct transfer of funds from them, assume that it's stolen and that the real owner (or police) will come looking for it.
If you receive any cheque or money order from them, assume that it's forged unless your bank certifies otherwise.
Don't make any Western Union or Money Gram payments to them, since that money will be unrecoverable.