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, October 22, 2007

Scanac Sales Group

This is the same scam as the QProx Sales Group under a new name. There may be a legitimate company with this name somewhere, which would be an unlucky coincidence for them. The scam is the typical Australian-targeted money mule scam in which the victim is conned into forwarding money from fraudulent bank transfers via Western Union.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [redacted (false)]
Date: , 21 Oct 2007 18:11:02 +0100
Subject: Best Job Offer On the Net. Interesting.
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Official Offer !

Looking for a second job that pays you good?

Nowadays internet became a solution to a numerous problems including a lack of employment.

Scanac© Sales Group located and originated in Budapest, gives away opportunity of making 1200 AUD a week spending just 2 hours a day Monday-Friday.

What can be better? Feel free and enjoy your life, stop worrying about bills anymore, we found a solution. The answer lies in a conception of taxation

loop between two countries. You, as an individual have a chance of providing your service in a position called "Fund Distributor"!
A new generation opportunity! Feel free to get more information, you will be able to start making money within 24 hours after applying.

Requirements for this position:

Be able to check your e-mail 3-4 times a day.
At least 1 hour of spare time Monday-Friday.
19+ years old.
Your current location: Australia.


No Start Up Fee
No past experience required
No school degree required
Salary 1200+ AUD a week /  Daily Payout! Can't beat that

"New Generation Job Position" - "bRAVO" Magazine, Robert Sparkman the II.
"Solution for Students" - "The Wire" Magazine, Lisa Oakley.
"Anybody Can Do This, Amazing!" - "Linux World" Magazine, John Beannie.

If you meet requirements and interested in getting started - feel free to get full information on this position. Reply with 'Interested' to:

One of our representatives will provide you with full information package!

Good Luck!


g_in_oz said...

Hi S.W. ,

Got one of these Scanac Sales Group emails today. Thanks for your website, it gave me the real story. Please keep up the good work!

Best regards,
Glen, Australia

Anonymous said...

HCC Sales Group have a similar scam.
Luckily I was saved by the Bank Freezing my account so I could not withdraw & send the 90% of an amount paid into my account. via Western union to Russia. The money was stolen and returned to it's rightful owner. If I had jumped the gun and sent the money I would then have been liable to re-pay the thousands of dollars.
Be aware, Alexander.