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.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Any Art Services

This scam looks like a minor variation on the Fine Art Services scam. The domain "" was registered a couple of weeks after the "" domain. The spam also contains hidden white-on-white garbage text, which I've rendered visible (if hard to read) by changing the background colour to light blue.

Domain Name:                                 ANYARTS.BIZ
Domain ID:                                   D26987750-BIZ
Sponsoring Registrar:                        ENOM, INC.
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID:                48
Registrant Email:                  
Name Server:                                 NS1.BLUEHOST.COM
Name Server:                                 NS2.BLUEHOST.COM
Created by Registrar:                        ENOM, INC.
Last Updated by Registrar:                   ENOM, INC.
Domain Registration Date:                    Mon Sep 08 19:35:12 GMT 2008
Domain Expiration Date:                      Mon Sep 07 23:59:59 GMT 2009
Domain Last Updated Date:                    Sun Sep 28 15:34:49 GMT 2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Any Art Services <[redacted (false, random)]>
Date: 2008/10/1 UTC
Subject: Jobs
To: [redacted (privacy)]

Dear Subscriber,

Any Art Services inc., international fine art and antiques shipping transportation system is the large st in the United States, begins new recruitment campaign. In 2008 Company have opened new internat ional offices and started to provide serv ice in Canada, Central Europe and

Any Art Services inc. has now opened Regional Administrative Coordinator vacancies in Australia and United StatesMONZH2UIG0DpiJ
Full-time and part-time positions! Flexible working hours! No special education required! Free Trainig! Social support! and more...

4 weeks payed trial period on any position.ndom min=3 max=30 lang=lat case=num+lc+uc]

More information about these and other vacanies you can find on our website.

If you are interested, please visit to apply online.

Any Art Services inc.1mjsENdFqLnUNMHdWkAO

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Tryen_Hard_Mum said...

In one word....
Thank you.

I received this email, and when I thought it too good to be true I searched and found you. If this site wasn't here I prolly would have replied

Soo many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Here's one I got. It has the same kind of white-on-white rubbish text in it (which I make italic here.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2008/10/15
Subject: Genuine part-time 0ffers Austrlia, US, US

Any Art Services, international fine art and antiques shipping transportation system is the largest in the United States. Any Art Services has been fortunate during its history to assemble the most experienced staff of any company in the specialized field of fine art services. In 2008 Any Art Services have opened new international offices and started to provide service in Canada, Central Europe and Australia.gOVP4ImcVoGTaJEBQeM89

Any Art Services has now opened Regional Administrative Coordinator vacancies in AustraliaBVqE1Iaxw2OxqZPJE8c

Main duties are:BGXE3giz5RLRY6WfpJ59
Coordinating internet sales projects.
Contacts with company’s clients
Operating within prescribed budgets Q1V
Managing cash and balancing receipts

Wage Details: 52k AUD + benefitsz5b9avwbYOKk8FX6uLeZKKEuD

Main requirements for the candidates are:

· Effctive 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;WGEMOsCUfZfFF1
· 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;
· Effective dealing with tight deadlines and frequently changing priorities;
· Must have good leadership skills and be ethical, polite, tactful;PMbItw79Mq1Z7

To the successful applicants we offer a position on a trial period (2 week).bUuOI1lcn5NIvcj5

More information about this and other vacanies you may find on our website.

If you are interested in this vacancy and you feel, that your qualifications correspond to our requirements, please visit to apply online.

Any Art ServicesrfA4keY3Px6lIZwCl6Zg8

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Spotter said...

Domain Name: ANY-ARTS.COM
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Updated Date: 12-oct-2008
Creation Date: 09-oct-2008
Expiration Date: 09-oct-2009

Registered in the name of

Luigi FIENI said...

Well, I don't know what was before I bought the domain...NOW, it's a fine art print service company in Italy and I would be glad if you remove the link to my website. Thank you for your kind cooperation.