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.

Monday, April 16, 2007

ProActive Pharmaceuticals

Add "ProActive Pharmaceuticals" to the list of strikingly similar money mule scams which already includes "ProGenic Pharmaceuticals" and "NuMark Pharmaceuticals".

   Domain Name: PROACTIVE-PHS.NET <-- scam
   Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS1.YEAR-BB.COM
   Name Server: NS2.YEAR-BB.COM
   Updated Date: 13-apr-2007
   Creation Date: 13-apr-2007 <-- new
   Expiration Date: 13-apr-2008

Images have been removed from the following spam sample.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: human resources <[redacted]>
Date: 17-Apr-2007 04:19
Subject: Real JOB offer  PrOA34 057
To: [redacted]

ProActive Pharmaceuticals Ltd. emerged in pharmacy and cardiology market in late 2002. Their inexpensive but advanced coronary stents made a revolution in cardiology, now these stents are main production and export product throughout the world. While operating more than three facilities in USA easily gained leadership in this field.

ProActive have more than 200 Administrative Coordinators all over the world and more than 2,000 workers at four main factories.

ProActive has now opened Regional Administrative Coordinator vacancies in Australia

Main duties are:
Coordinating internet sales projects.
Contacts with company's clients
Operating within prescribed budgets
Managing cash and balancing receipts

Wage Details: 51k AUD + benefits

Main requirements for the candidates are:

·  Effective interaction with customers;
·  Willingness to work at home;
·  The ability to operate with more than one task effectively, and have an adaptable, flexible, professional attitude;
·  Honesty, responsibility and promptness in operations;
·  The ability to create good administrative reporting;
·  The ability of stable communication with our company and on-time and detailed reporting;
·  Prior customer service experience is a good benefit but not a must ;
·  Effective dealing with tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities;
·  Must have good leadership skills and be ethical, polite, tactful;
·  No medical education is necessary

To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (2 weeks starting from the beginning of work). This is the period when you will be trained. You will receive online support while working and being paid. The evaluation of employees on a trial period is usually done at least 3 days prior to the end of their trial period. During the trial period, the supervisor can recommend termination. At the end of the trial period, supervisor makes his final decision.

If you are interested in this vacancy and you feel, that your qualifications correspond to our requirements, please visit to fill in an application form.

Thank you for your interest to this job.
ProActive Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


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Spotter said...

Also seen at

Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Name Server: NS1.YEAR-BB.COM
Name Server: NS2.YEAR-BB.COM
Updated Date: 13-apr-2007
Creation Date: 13-apr-2007
Expiration Date: 13-apr-2008

Spotter said...

Also at

Domain ID: D17337414-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar: REGISTER.COM
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 9
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant ID: 4647780896A4B016
Registrant Name: Domain Discreet
Name Server: NS2.YEAR-BB.COM
Name Server: NS1.YEAR-BB.COM
Created by Registrar: REGISTER.COM
Last Updated by Registrar: REGISTER.COM
Domain Registration Date: Fri Apr 13 15:22:05 GMT 2007
Domain Expiration Date: Sat Apr 12 23:59:59 GMT 2008
Domain Last Updated Date: Fri Apr 13 15:27:21 GMT 2007