Job scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • they want you to collect and forward money in any way (a "money mule" job). You'll wind up engaged in money laundering, personally defrauded via expertly forged cheques, money orders, etc, or defrauding someone else who pays for goods that never arrive.
  • they want you to receive packages and reship them somewhere else. The goods will have been obtained fraudulently, and they're just using you to make the shipping address appear local. You will be aiding fraud.
  • they want up-front payment (either to them or someone else) of any sort for anything before you can get the job. This is advance fee fraud: there is no job -- it's just a big con to extract money from you.
  • they want you to buy any kind of "membership" or "kit" in order to start. Forget it -- it's not a real job at all: they're trying to sell you something, and they're probably making a bunch of other false claims about it if they're pitching it as a "job".
  • it's a job offer, and it's spam. There are LOTS of these scams about, as you can see.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Bronsard Advantage Co

Summary

This is a money mule job, identical in most important regards to the recent Israeli Brokerage Services Ltd and its predecessors. Note that one of the subject lines used mentions "israeli brokerage services", and this is presumably a lapse on the part of the scammers -- forgetting which false identity they are using at the time.

The Spam

The message is presented in a GIF image, accompanied by "filter buster" text coloured to be invisible against the background.

Representative Image

Names used as signature in image

  • Lisa Borkendann

Subjects encountered

Subjects are often suffixed with a timestamp.

  • high salary part time job
  • interesting part time job
  • israeli brokerage services calls your attention to the wonderful post
  • Offer for those who are looking for a part time job!
  • part time job (2-3 hours a day)!!
  • Part Time Job For You
  • we offer part time job.
  • work with us. earn more!
  • work with us - part time job!

Sender names encountered

Capitalisation may vary.

  • BRONSARD Advantage

Links encountered

  • http://bronsard-advantage.biz/html/header.php
  • http://bronsard-advantage.net/html/header.php
  • http://bronsard-co.biz/html/header.php
  • http://bronsard-industry.biz/html/header.php
  • http://de-advantage.com/html/header.php
  • http://de-advantage.net/html/header.php
  • http://de-finconsult.com/html/header.php
  • http://de-finconsult.net/html/header.php

Website

Domain information (for experts)

Due to the large workload of researching this data, and its limited utility in practice, some domains which appear in URLs above are not documented here.

bronsard-advantage.biz

WHOIS query at Sat Oct 7 16:50:05 UTC 2006

Using server whois.nic.biz.
Query string: "bronsard-advantage.biz"

Domain Name: BRONSARD-ADVANTAGE.BIZ
Domain ID: D14669441-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: CSL COMPUTER SERVICE (D.B.A. JOKER.COM)
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 113
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: CNEU-140925
Registrant Name: Clyde Johnson
Registrant Address1: 175 West 200 South
Registrant City: Salt Lake City
Registrant State/Province: Utah
Registrant Postal Code: 84101
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Registrant Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Administrative Contact ID: CNEU-140924
Administrative Contact Name: Clyde Johnson
Administrative Contact Address1: 175 West 200 South
Administrative Contact City: Salt Lake City
Administrative Contact State/Province: Utah
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 84101
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Administrative Contact Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Billing Contact ID: CNEU-140924
Billing Contact Name: Clyde Johnson
Billing Contact Address1: 175 West 200 South
Billing Contact City: Salt Lake City
Billing Contact State/Province: Utah
Billing Contact Postal Code: 84101
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Billing Contact Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Technical Contact ID: CNEU-140924
Technical Contact Name: Clyde Johnson
Technical Contact Address1: 175 West 200 South
Technical Contact City: Salt Lake City
Technical Contact State/Province: Utah
Technical Contact Postal Code: 84101
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Technical Contact Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Name Server: NS2.CRYSTAL-WR.COM
Name Server: NS1.CRYSTAL-WR.COM
Created by Registrar: CSL COMPUTER SERVICE (D.B.A. JOKER.COM)
Last Updated by Registrar: CSL COMPUTER SERVICE (D.B.A. JOKER.COM)
Domain Registration Date: Sun Sep 24 10:30:45 GMT 2006
Domain Expiration Date: Sun Sep 23 23:59:59 GMT 2007
Domain Last Updated Date: Sun Sep 24 15:49:01 GMT 2006

DNS query

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> A bronsard-advantage.biz @NS1.CRYSTAL-WR.COM
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 59152
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;bronsard-advantage.biz. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN A 81.173.159.15
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN A 82.41.31.167
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN A 84.57.185.104
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN A 85.181.51.147
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN A 80.57.103.146

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN NS ns2.crystal-wr.com.
bronsard-advantage.biz. 1800 IN NS ns1.crystal-wr.com.

;; Query time: 8 msec
;; SERVER: 209.85.42.16#53(NS1.CRYSTAL-WR.COM)
;; WHEN: Sat Oct 7 16:54:16 2006
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 170

bronsard-co.biz

WHOIS query at Sun Oct 8 17:10:55 UTC 2006

Using server whois.nic.biz.
Query string: "bronsard-co.biz"

Domain Name: BRONSARD-CO.BIZ
Domain ID: D14669443-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: CSL COMPUTER SERVICE (D.B.A. JOKER.COM)
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 113
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID: CNEU-140926
Registrant Name: Clyde Johnson
Registrant Address1: 175 West 200 South
Registrant City: Salt Lake City
Registrant State/Province: Utah
Registrant Postal Code: 84101
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Country Code: US
Registrant Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Registrant Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Administrative Contact ID: CNEU-140924
Administrative Contact Name: Clyde Johnson
Administrative Contact Address1: 175 West 200 South
Administrative Contact City: Salt Lake City
Administrative Contact State/Province: Utah
Administrative Contact Postal Code: 84101
Administrative Contact Country: United States
Administrative Contact Country Code: US
Administrative Contact Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Administrative Contact Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Billing Contact ID: CNEU-140924
Billing Contact Name: Clyde Johnson
Billing Contact Address1: 175 West 200 South
Billing Contact City: Salt Lake City
Billing Contact State/Province: Utah
Billing Contact Postal Code: 84101
Billing Contact Country: United States
Billing Contact Country Code: US
Billing Contact Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Billing Contact Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Technical Contact ID: CNEU-140924
Technical Contact Name: Clyde Johnson
Technical Contact Address1: 175 West 200 South
Technical Contact City: Salt Lake City
Technical Contact State/Province: Utah
Technical Contact Postal Code: 84101
Technical Contact Country: United States
Technical Contact Country Code: US
Technical Contact Phone Number: +1.8014131026
Technical Contact Email: clyde_john@hotmail.com
Name Server: NS2.CRYSTAL-WR.COM
Name Server: NS1.CRYSTAL-WR.COM
Created by Registrar: CSL COMPUTER SERVICE (D.B.A. JOKER.COM)
Last Updated by Registrar: CSL COMPUTER SERVICE (D.B.A. JOKER.COM)
Domain Registration Date: Sun Sep 24 10:31:01 GMT 2006
Domain Expiration Date: Sun Sep 23 23:59:59 GMT 2007
Domain Last Updated Date: Sun Sep 24 15:50:09 GMT 2006

DNS query

Trying "bronsard-co.biz"
Using domain server:
Name: ns1.crystal-wr.com
Address: 209.85.42.16#53
Aliases:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 41037
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;bronsard-co.biz. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN A 82.157.239.55
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN A 84.172.82.49
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN A 217.136.116.128
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN A 80.98.111.24
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN A 82.34.242.223

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN NS ns2.crystal-wr.com.
bronsard-co.biz. 1800 IN NS ns1.crystal-wr.com.

Received 163 bytes from 209.85.42.16#53 in 8 ms

2 comments:

jeffreyobrien said...

Mr. Mark Drinder, the Head Manager, on behalf of Bronsard Advantage Co., hereinafter referred to as the Employer, on the one hand, and
(First Name*) (Last Name*)
hereinafter referred to as the Employee, on the other hand, have concluded the present Contract on the following:


1. SUBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

The Employee is hired by the Employer as a Manager of support to supervise operations concerning investments and securities of Bronsard Advantage Co.. and the Employee is obliged to perform the services set forth by the present Contract. In the scope of the present Contract the Employee shall put his efforts to accelerating financial operations and supporting prompt delivery of orders, while the Employer shall pay a certain sum of money for the rendered service and cover all related fees and charges.


2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EMPLOYEE

The Employee works under this Contract for exercising the degree of skill and care required by customarily accepted good professional practices and procedures. During the term of this Contract, the Employee shall devote as much of his productive time, energy and abilities to the performance of his duties as is necessary to perform the required duties in a timely and productive manner.


3. DURATION AND RESCISSION OF THE CONTRACT

The Contract is made for the period of time from to and becomes effective from the moment of its signing by the Parties. If the Employee is convicted of any crime or offense, fails or refuses to comply with the policies or reasonable directive of the Employer, is guilty of serious misconduct in connection with performance hereunder, or materially breaches provisions of this Contract, the Employer at any time may terminate the engagement of the Employee and apply sanctions to immediately freeze the account of the Employee.


4. TRIAL PERIOD

The trial period is stipulated as one month from the date of signing of the Contract from to .


5. PAYMENT TERMS

The employer has the right to establish the certain amount of commission in each case individually. The amount of commission depends on quantity of the carried out operations under the bank account, but cannot be below 7 %. For each employee of the company the amount of commission will be established in the individual order!



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6. ADDRESSES AND SIGNATURES OF THE PARTIES


Employee's Address:

Address: *
City: *
Country: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone Number: *
Optional Phone Number:
E-mail Address: *
Best Time to Contact You:



Employer's Address:

Bronsard Advantage Headquaters
Vor dem Holstentor 11,
20355 Hamburg Germany
+49 1766 5195915
+49 1762 7497021
www.de-advantage.net



7. FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Bank name: *
Type of account: *
Account sort code: *
Account number: *


IBAN:
What is IBAN? SWIFT:
What is SWIFT?



The areas noted * - are required for filling.







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Anonymous said...

All about this vacancy you can find out having called to us by phones specified above or the information will be sent to you on e-mail.

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