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.



I'm not reporting a scam -- or at least not knowingly reporting a scam -- with this post. Rather, I am offering a strong recommendation against using the services of "" on the basis that the "chairman and founder" is a spammer. I don't know whether he scraped my email address off my blog, or off , although I suspect the latter for obvious reasons.

This particular spam originated in Australia and promotes an Australian business, and is thus in breach of the Australian Spam Act. The fact that this person is breaking the law in order to promote his business is hardly a ringing endorsement of his integrity. The Australian authorities may take action against him for spamming sooner or later, but I felt it important to name and shame in the meantime, since people should have fair warning before associating with a spammer. This is doubly important when the matter is employment, since such websites are often used by scammers, even if not run by them.

Here is a partially redacted extract of the WHOIS data that leads me to believe the registrant is in Australia.

   Top Chef
   XX Connemara Drive
   Perth, Western Australia 6108

The following are the full mail headers associated with this spam. These also show that the country of origin is Australia, or more specifically the ISP "Amnet IT Services Pty Ltd".

Received: by with SMTP id 3cs22579wan;
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 02:41:36 -0700 (PDT)
Received: by with SMTP id g9mr2323956and.1176457295956;
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 02:41:35 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: < >
Received: from ( [ ])
by with SMTP id c40si2914339anc.2007.;
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 02:41:35 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of
Message-Id: <>
From: Seek-Employment < >
Subject: Seek-Employment
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 17:42:08 +0800
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="de96afae-7651-4381-9dce-7b4afae7fbff"

Images have been redacted from the spam body, which follows. Images were externally hosted at "" and "", which appears to be the property of the same registrant (if WHOIS is to be believed).

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Job Scam: MRC International Auto Broker Company

I've started to receive a stream of money mule job scam spams using this identity. It's been on my radar once before, but it seems to be more in earnest this time. For spam samples, see the entry at my "Suckers Wanted" blog. One of the interesting things about this scam is that they are requesting "the ability to accept BPay transfers".

There are no restrictions on this vacancy, except for these little requirements: You should be at least 21 year, Basic knowledge of MS Office and e-mail, Ability to answer phone calls during a daytime, Ability to check your e-mail at least 2-3 times per day, A credit card in any Australian or New Zealand bank with ability to accept BPay transfers (you can apply for a new account especially for receiving funds from us). If you already have a permanent job this will not prevent you from being employed with us. So if you can check e-mail and communicate with us by phone (probably in dinner break) you can work from your office.

A quick search reveals that BPay is a bill payment system used by a large number of financial institutions in Australia, and the ability to make BPay payments is incoporated into Internet and phone banking services offered by those institutions. So far as I can tell, however, being able to receive BPay payments is much more difficult, involving a lot of paperwork at the very least. It's the sort of thing only a business would do if they really did have a billing infrastructure. I can only assume that this whole "BPay" angle is a smoke-and-mirrors distraction, and the money is actually sent via direct account-to-account transfer, as is the usual case.