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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Sydney Car Centre


I wondered where the next fraud was coming from and here it is. The Sydney Car Centre.

While we may have high expectations of our associates, we also give them high rewards. Imagine being part of a stable organization with a sterling reputation - a place where the Sydney Car Centre is an integral part of all that we do. With our car centre personality, you'll not just succeed - you'll thrive. And, with our strong commitment to promoting from within, you'll definitely enjoy your rise to the top.

Today the Sydney Car Centre is looking for an industrious regional assistant to fasten the process of the delivery of customer payments to the suppliers. The position offered is a part-time job, and will only require from you to be available for 1-2 hours a day.

As a regional assistant, you will be supposed to operate with the payments from those customers, based in your country. You will be expected to accept 2-3 transactions to your bank account every week, make certain calculations about every transaction (you will be precisely instructed about it), & transfer the funds to the suppliers by means of western Union/Money Gram less your fee & the charges of the Western Union/Money Gram. You will be continuously communicating with the manager from the head office, who will instruct you & give advice regarding every new payment.

The ideal candidate will be industrious, goal-oriented person, with the availability of a personal/business bank account suitable to be used for the company needs. Knowledge of English, computer literacy and sociability are appreciated.

The company guarantees to pay NET 10% fee out of the amount of every payment you dealt with and to provide you with the regular income & flexible schedule. All the related expenses you might have (like the Western Union/Money Gram chargers, related expenses on traveling) are covered by the company.

The more detailed information is available on our web-site, where you can fill in the on-line application form for this position.

We would be glad to welcome you in our team!

We are looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible!

Yours sincerely, Tyrone Wall

Interestingly every one is signed by a different person, so they must be an extremely big company.

So far I've had 16 e-mails on Sunday, 6 yesterday and 13 today.

They also seem to share a web site with a fraud from a few months back, Lux Capital. You can at least say they are persistent.

Avoid them like the plague.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received my first Sydney Car Center email this morning. The scary thing is that the website they refer one to looks oh so legit. When I googled SCC, I found you. Yee haw.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 6:36:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

They do look legit.

Is that a Texan yee haw?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 6:49:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received an SCC email too. Their web really looks legit. How can this be reported to the authorities. To whom?

Thursday, June 07, 2007 3:27:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that starts asking for bank account info and routing information = WARNING.

Thursday, June 07, 2007 11:38:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep getting these emails and add each one to Outlook's SPam blocker...but they keep on coming...
They must be using their new spam bypass trick..I could find these suckers...Arrrrggggg

Friday, June 08, 2007 1:42:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i do is to google the name and find a company that has the same name then forward all these scams to them, until the authorities do something about these illegal scams we will continue to get them, so lets see if the pressure from the business word does something... didnt work with this one took me here (:-)

Friday, June 08, 2007 4:33:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehe.. I recieved my first SCC email this morning :) and hehe.. Great thing that i found you !

Friday, June 08, 2007 1:43:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Subject line in my spam reads, "Do you want to work for major company? This offer is just for you! [letter id: 5306467]". Apparently they need a great deal of people since they are broadcasting so many offers. It's too bad that something so wonderful as the "net" can also be so abusive. "Buyer awareness" and "too good too be true" are sage wisdom for these such abuses. My personal question of you... "are you really this lucky"? Luckily a simple "net" search will expose these fruds, but you have to make that effort at a minimum and if this comes back clean then do some more detailed detective work. Sites like this one are our only deffense as the Govt. is not going to do anything about it.

Friday, June 08, 2007 2:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, this blog saved my e-mail address from more bullshxx

Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:24:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i recieved this mail in portugal, europe. :D

Saturday, June 09, 2007 2:52:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm up to 20 or so a day. Very annoying.


Saturday, June 09, 2007 7:48:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I highlighted the complete mail at the bottom I discovered a series of numbers .

L6U: 0x9597, 0x64659862, 0x237, 0x77493368, 0x797, 0x89, 0x7, 0x91889839, 0x500, 0x99273633, 0x0711 hex, interface 0x385, 0x28119783, 0x81890026, 0x79806253, 0x11, 0x01, 0x84, 0x796, 0x346, 0x50698382, 0x085 hex: 0x90005994, 0x31971770, 0x477, 0x04631733, 0x199, 0x980, 0x1, 0x454, 0x36, 0x0 0x538, 0x15023521, 0x5295, 0x494, 0x8662, 0x288, 0x55 0x470, 0x46275416, 0x550, 0x933, 0x00958464, 0x2233, 0x191, 0x2181 0x2, 0x85, 0x84981293, 0x931, 0x893, 0x5, 0x49776054, 0x09617941, 0x9265, 0x6604, 0x2 0x9, 0x7, 0x34, 0x0348, 0x85496940, 0x5352 stack: 0x1644, 0x53391290, 0x07, 0x5, 0x669, 0x363, 0x56223016, 0x00, 0x41646519, 0x0134, 0x726, 0x7, 0x08018273, 0x264

0x8, 0x2, 0x5081 GXN: 0x99, 0x7336 hex: 0x19, 0x50076445, 0x61295033, 0x66467012 media. BWHT: 0x9, 0x41641281, 0x65801180, 0x30506464, 0x5, 0x30, 0x3 0x38825606, 0x3, 0x62395983 71K TKW include root OFZ L53P: 0x8251, 0x85, 0x534, 0x04052202, 0x93, 0x132, 0x34 0x92468791, 0x83380090, 0x9 L27: 0x529, 0x324, 0x57868932, 0x25, 0x6100, 0x043, 0x12, 0x9, 0x2, 0x15635113, 0x4094

0x11630509, 0x5, 0x981, 0x2, 0x78122508, 0x8, 0x966, 0x8497, 0x42431495, 0x6 stack: 0x18429732, 0x5, 0x8, 0x7, 0x8, 0x7, 0x8, 0x35005412, 0x1, 0x558, 0x09, 0x850, 0x9 0x01169470, 0x4, 0x9, 0x9, 0x7, 0x104, 0x6866 0x1, 0x1750, 0x3327, 0x92499117, 0x759, 0x45, 0x2, 0x52 SXGN 96330x1468, 0x7, 0x760, 0x46, 0x098, 0x277, 0x9205, 0x98698403, 0x8118, 0x6485, 0x54, 0x716 0x8058, 0x94652007, 0x0933, 0x119, 0x09, 0x5258, 0x76874766, 0x9404, 0x03402999, 0x6737, 0x459, 0x558, 0x57, 0x88418609, 0x4877 0x0005, 0x6521, 0x7, 0x75685453 exe start dec YBR file 1E1 WP0 3QPL 530 close: 0x8, 0x766, 0x289, 0x63270849, 0x40, 0x0840, 0x93778554, 0x3327, 0x74921441, 0x0784, 0x7185.

I don't know what these series are?

I received my mail from, so I checked website and sent them this mail for enquiry.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 6:52:00 am  
Blogger James Miller said...

I've seen this before. I suspect it's something that is used to get past spam filters.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 7:43:00 am  
Blogger James Miller said...

Thinking about this scam, it's probably one of the worst ideas I've seen.

Why would a Car Centre in Sydney need to employ people to collect money?

I've dealt with car dealres for years and they usually only work in one small geographic area.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 7:45:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well they attack now belgium with there mails, we found out that you can rapport them to the closest embassy or consulat of Austrelia also you can send them to the police in the place where you live

Monday, June 11, 2007 12:06:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeepers! How many emails do these people need to send? It's like Lux Capital and Aegis Whatevertheheck. How do these jerks get my email address? I just keep blocking senders. What else can I do?

Monday, June 11, 2007 2:41:00 am  
Blogger James Miller said...

Remember that they get paid by the million to send these e-mails, so the more they send the more they get paid.

They cheat by sending several to the same e-mail address. But then they're crooks, so what do you expect.

Monday, June 11, 2007 6:51:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


They pulled the website from "Stratford Car Centre" including the picture which shows the caryard with the sign that says "Stratford Car Centre"

Have a look here at the original ;

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 8:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For shits and giggles, I just filled out the scammer's form at their site. Way too funny, but the disturbing thing is that to the (very) casual eye it does look somewhat legit. Anyway, their newest Regional Assistant is a dude living in Kabul, Afghanistan who goes by the name of Mr. Fuck You. I'm sure he'll be president of SCC in no time flat.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:58:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't just block the sender, because the sender's email address is allways different. I received so far about 300 hundred of them (5-10 each day for a past 2 months). I blocked the emails, reported it as a spam, I forwarded the emails to different websites such as spamblocker international, but nothing seems to help. Last thing I've done was set up a custom filter on my email that would put any email with SCC or Sydney Car Center in message header right into a thrash folder. But that is only a bandaid.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get about 10 emails a day so I followed through like I was applying for a job and the email came back you couldn't apply even if you were stupid enough to be interested.

If I could get a valid email address I would send them 100 emails a day and see how it feels because this is getting old.

Sunday, July 08, 2007 3:32:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering when i was going to be offered a pointless job in a fake company..again.

anyways, i googled it and you came up. i had no doubt they were fake...but this helps too.

as of this morning i am at 679 emails from them

Monday, July 09, 2007 5:28:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have received an average of 3 a day from SCC for the past month or so. Prior to that they were from Nordic Capital, Lux Capital and others I can no longer remember. Remember "there's no such thing as a free lunch", "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is" and finally "caveat emptor" (buyer beware).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 7:06:00 am  
Blogger SrikGR said...

I have Received this mail
Hoping for a good opportunity
I have given the details of my Bank Account and other things
Please Guide Me If I can avoid any fraud in my account.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:55:00 am  
Blogger James Miller said...

I have told people not to give their bank account details to these people.

So why did you?

I'd put a stop on your bank account now, otherwise you'll lose all your money.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:59:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wierd but their site looks so legit..!
get irked when they ask for your bank account number. why cant they simply have an account in each country if they are as fabulous as they claim..arrrrggghhhh!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 4:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What should I do? It sounds as if all of you are in my boat and keep catching the same pain in the ass fish. This is the company from hell! I get 8-10 messages from them a day! I tried everything to get rid of the little pests, but they keep on coming back! I'm young but I wasn't born yesterday! They can take my email address, but they will NEVER take my Bank information!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 8:24:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

I get seventy or eighty.

Just set up your filters in Outlook or your e-mail program to dump them.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:11:00 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

A lady phoned me named "ROSE" with heavy english accent. It prob wasnt her name. When i told her my bank froze my account......SHE HUNG UP FASTER than you can say SCAMMER!!!!!!!

I gave them a account with a zero BALANCE that was inactive and they tried to access it. Then she phoned me and I told her here try this one....THE BANK was watching my account and FROZE it and she's probably in JAIL now.........Maybe the RING will be broken.

She picked the wrong REGIONAL MANAGER as I am in the Comptuer Business and smelt them coming a mile away. I see peoples spam email everyday as I develop filters for them and "SYDNEY CAR" is the filter I use and use the permanent delete option to rid them from clients inboxes.

Nice try ROSE or Whoever you are.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:41:00 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Mr./Ms. (Your Name),

Please be so kind or note that our customer has just made a deposit of 3425 CAD into your account.
The money is sent from the name : Sonya Ann Myles

NOTE: above name is the victim getting scammed

The money should be cleared into your bank account within the next 24 hours.

As soon as your bank has confirmed that the money is available to be withdrawn, please calculate and take out your 10% commission out of the total amount that you have on your account.

After that, withdraw the remaining 90% balance and carry it to the Western Union.
The money should be transferred via Western Union for the following person(he is our agent in the regional branch).
In the Western union, please split the amount into 2 parts and make it as 2 separate transactions for the following people (these are our agents in the regional branch):

1.First name: Kseniya
Last name: Katouskaya
Country: Poland
City: Warszawa

Adress:02-758 Mangalia 3b

2.First name: Magomed
Last name: Ezhiev
Country: Poland
City: Warszawa

Adress:04-128 24 Omulewska str.

When you are making Western Union transfers, please do not send them as equally the same amounts, cause otherwise the Western Union may get confused and think it is a network error and the transaction was duplicated. It is safer to make at least $1 difference between the transfers.

Please also keep in mind following issues:

1. you should keep NET 10% commission for yourself, and pay for the
Western Union out of the 90% that is left after you have deducted
your commission.
2. if your bank charges you something for the incoming transaction or
if you have any related expenses on traveling, you should pay it
out the 90% remaining balance as well.
3. when going to the Western Union, please do not forget to take your
passport and driving license with you, since the Western Union
will require some form of identification.
4. when filling in the Western Union transfer form, please mention
that the receiver will have a valid identification document
available, when collecting the money.
5. please also mention in the form that you would like the money to
be collected by the receiver in us dollars
6. this is the Western Union web site address, where you can look for
the Western Union branches location around your city:
7. we suppose you to deal with the transaction( to complete a Western
Union transfer) the same day you have the money cleared into your
bank account

After the transaction via Western Union has been completed, please inform us about the following details via E-mail:

MTCN(10 digit money transfer control number, you will be provided with in the Western Union)

Amount of money to be collected by the recipient

City you have made a Western Union transfer from

We will be glad to arrange a new transaction to go through for you as soon as you have dealt with the current one.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us. We will try to get back to you with the proper answer within the following 20 minutes.

We are looking forward to having a long-term and profitable cooperation with you!

We are waiting to hearing form you as soon as possible.

George Brown

130 Taren Point Road
Taren Point Sydney NSW 2229


Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:47:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I don't have any issues in blocking junk mail at my server. The domain gets around 10,000 hits daily and rising. If anyone's interested in finding ways to help combat this vial crud, swing by and have a look. If you don't see what your looking for, ask. The users there are more than happy to help out with any reasonable questions you may have.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:58:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you noticed they deal in cars valued between 2000$ and 60000$ yet take deposits from £99.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:44:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not sure if any of the rest of you that are receiving the email from SCC are aware, but within the united states the FTC (Federal Trades Commission) governs ALL spam mail and email scams and unsolicited email. I have been getting these emails for quite some time now and I've had it. I am now going to start sending all of these emails from Sydney Car Centre to the FTC and let them deal with it. If we all do this together maybe we can get this problem taken care of.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:06:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I have been getting emails from this company for about a month now....Thing is they are not even sent to my eamil adress...So why am I getting them? Every time I get them now I go and sign up telling them ther mom is a whore, and other things....

Thursday, July 12, 2007 1:16:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted earlier today with comments about the FTC. Here is more info. It will take some time, but hopefully if we ALL forward the SCC emails to the FTC they can possibly do something about this. Here is what is said on their site.

If you have a specific complaint about unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam), use the form below. You can forward spam directly to the Commission at SPAM@UCE.GOV without using the complaint form. Go to their website if you would like to view the form.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:58:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several points from the various comments above

- The FTC really only has authority over any operations in the US. There is nothing they can do if the scammer(s) are elsewhere.

- This is not a 'company' as many posters have referred to. They are outright criminals looking to use people for money laundering, fraud and possibly identity theft. There is no 'bricks and mortar' operation or anything registered with any government organization in any country that you can complain to.

- Blocking email addresses or complaining to the ISPs of the apparent sending addresses isn't going to work. The 'sending' address is forged and replying to it or complaining to that domain is only wasting people's time.

These emails are sent from botnets - hijacked computers that forge the sending email address and spew out millions of spam messages. If you want to complain effectively, look in the headers for the IP address that delivered the message to your ISP. That will be the domain with a compromised computer. Look up the relevant contact for that domain and inform them (a whois lookup like is good for this).

- If you just want to filter this stuff to 'Trash', a mail client like Thunderbird (and probably Outlook Express) can be used to set up a filter to search the body of the email for a string like "Sydney Car Center" and then dump that message.

- Further, signing up for an anonymous reporting account from will allow quick notification to the ISP of the offending IP address. It will also add that IP address to a blocked list that many ISPs use to outright block spam mail.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:13:00 pm  
Blogger Courtney said...

thanks for posting this. i got my first email from them today. i didn't open the link because of the .php extension. i only open .com and .htm or .html from the might-be-spam pile.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 8:49:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

No problem.

The more people comment on this, the higher it will be in Google and the more likely another person won't be conned.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 9:02:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't conned by such a lame attempt, just getting very p'd off with the 8-10 mails a day!!

Spam filters on Thunderbird don't block it, but I made a 'Sydney Car Centre' filter, sending it straight to the deleted pile and that seems to have done the trick - for now, until the next time wasting scam mail comes through!

Friday, July 20, 2007 10:21:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been receiving the Sydney Car Centre spam emails for ages now and I'm really fed up with them (and all the other spam I get). Rather than simply delete these emails from my spam folder, I was wondering if there was a way to get back at these people.

I was thinking about using some scripting software such as QTP along with Microsoft Excel to create lots or random data and submit all of it to their website that they include in ther email - the theory being that they will end up with so much data, they'll be looking for a needle in a haystack to get genuine data. If more people did this, they'd end up with millions of lines of data every day which would make their efforts futile.

What do you think? Is there any danger in accessing their website or should my PC be safe with a firewall installed?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:27:00 pm  
Blogger James Miller said...

There is little you can do.

If I can I avoid buying goods from the countries that turn a blind eye to spam. If we all did it, they'd soon stop it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:44:00 pm  
Blogger Benjaminzs said...

I actually found the company that started all of this garbage emails to my inbox it's actually world voice news. I clicked on their stop sending me job opportunities replace the (text ) with your email alltogether no space and no "()" replace that with your email and it should stop them. Want to report some body report world news. email with here don't leave the "()")

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 1:31:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So after reading all this, is there any hope. I would change my email, but I am looking for a job and am stuck. Did this come from the job websites. I'm at over a thousand between Adamant and SCC

Sunday, August 12, 2007 11:31:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" i didn't open the link because of the .php extension. i only open .com and .htm or .html from the might-be-spam pile."

Not as smart as you think. You can get spyware/malware from almost any type of web page.

Saturday, August 25, 2007 1:45:00 am  

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