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: Viking Finance

Looking to make a little extra money this Christmas season? If so, then I suggest you steer well clear of Viking Finance Ltd, which is the latest name in use by the money mule recruiters who called themselves Athens Financial Group Ltd last month, and a long string of other names in months prior to that. Remember folks, money mules participate in crimes, and crime is bad!


Damn scams said...

It appeared at first that the spammer had managed to infect thousands of systems with a small webserver trojan - rotating them in and out of the DNS for the domain names he owned every 10 minutes. It made it nearly impossible for ISPs to track and shut down, as the IP addresses were largely owned by dialup users, so ISPs would be fighting a constant battle to keep track of all the reports."

Scumbag has numerous IPs available, managed to get some shutdown in Canada, US and Germany. Now on IPs from Russia, Poland and Italy.

Spotter said...

These guys use botnets to hide the actual location of their servers. I have seen a direct, unprotected link to their website: it was hosted by Yahoo!. In general, I'm not sure that it's worth the effort to report individual computers involved in the scam. Compromised Windows computers are like cockroaches: you can kill a few, but there are always more to take their place.

G Hansen said...

Please do not confuse the subject of these complaints with Viking Finance LLC.