These scams keep evolving and changing names. Reports online suggest that most sweepstakes scams originate out of Jamaica and target elderly Americans.


The D.A.’s office has announced a fraud alert
Posted on May 09, 2013
The D.A.’s office has announced a fraud alert. In a press release, a scam was detailed after being brought to light by a Lawrence County resident. In the scam known as “American Mega-Million Lottery Sweepstakes,” victims are informed that they are winners of 250 thousand dollars.

A check for several thousand dollars in enclosed. The victim is then instructed to contact a claims manager who in-turn asks a number of questions about banking information in hopes of accessing the account.

The District Attorney’s office is asking that anyone with information or anyone contacted about the scam call their office at 762-7777.

Sweepstakes Audit Bureau

scamFRAUDalert see it appropriate to issue this ALERT as consumers are being contacted via mail informing them they have won upward of $12,000,000.00 and needed to send $5.00 payment for processing fees.

These scams have been in circulation for the longest and they continue to because we are all gullible or suckers.

The Better Business Bureau have identified Sweepstakes Audit Bureau to be associated Emerson Publishing, Inc. of Dallas, TX. The business goes by several other names

  1. Sweepstakes Audit Bureau
  2. Sweepstakes Advisor
  3. Sweepstakes Advisory Newsletter

Please do not fall for these scams

Secret Shopper in MoonStep Inc.


These job postings are an attempt to lure you into cashing counterfeit checks and have you wire funds via Western Union or MoneyGram -Essentially You Become A Money or RePackage Mule

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Our establishment is deslighted to offer you the capacity of Secret Shopper in Optimus Group Inc. after laying hands on your CV at CareerBuilder online. Our staff office did its best to scrutinize your autobiography and remained to be pleased. We rely that your experience will be among our most valuable assets.

Necessary Criteria for being employed:

1. Age: older than 27
2. Internet access
3. 3-5 hours of free time every day for performing your professional duties
4. Certificate of good conduct

Job Benefits:

As it goes, Secret Shopper is an superb way for employees to earn revenue in the process of providing feedback, making comments, making of, commenting out to establishment. This is a real opportunity for you to get to the top of the career delighting in things you like above all. For instance, one may enjoy meal in café or buy things in supermarkets reveling in life and helping establishment at the same time.


Your monthly earned income may come to $1,500-2,000.
Time Limitation of the Position:

On account of the great amount of designees for this job, this position is time-bound. So, it is strongly recommended for you to provide us the necessary information about yourself ASAP.

To become the contributor of our establishment:

1. Please go to our site: Optimus Group Inc.
2. Register yoursel
3. Download, read browse carefully a contract and sign it without fail.
4. Tell us the closest Walmart shop to you. Specify the exact address. Five shop are max.

In underwriting this form, you confirm that your employment will be on at-will basis and resign any claims against Dereon Inc.and its staff.

About Optimus Group Inc.:

Our organization is involved in work with other establishments to improve quality on an international scale by applying anonymous resources. We cooperate alongside with over 300 businesses world-wide. Our main work includes marketing and cooperation with merchandising firms, private investigation companies, training organizations and other firms that are drawn in Ghost Shopping services. Our member firms work with their customers in order to establish the medium of perfecting level of offices.

Regards Faithfully


From: Admin [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 1:58 AM
To: Bill Gabe
Subject: Re: [1] Message from Careerbuilder: Full time / Part time job opportunity

Hello Bill Gabe

I’ve been prayerfully reading and studying the information you sent me. My interest is high and it sounds serious. I would be more than willing to satisfy your needs on a timely basis. Please, do send me a contract so that you can get it back asap.

My telephone number is (800) 555-5555, and I do check my emails regularly during the day at the same email address:

Blessings for the upcoming year!

Dear ScamFraudAlert,

My name is Bill Gabe and I found your resume on CareerBuilder and therefore, we presume you are actively looking for new openings. Below is the job description along with a brief introduction of our company.

General Motors PLC is a UK based company; since the formation of General Motors PLC in 2000, the company has developed a parts and distribution portfolio to create one of the UK’s strongest independent parts suppliers. Today, General Motors PLC employs approximately 800 people covering all of UK as well as Eire.
Over the years, we have built a reputation second to none for new & used cars & parts

We are one of the largest salvage specialists in the UK in our field and pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service and huge range of parts. We have over 10000 cars and over a million parts on our shelves at any one time. We stock everything from engines and gearboxes, to door mirrors and aerials. All mechanical and body parts are available. With unbeatable prices, we guarantee to get excellent value for money plus our customers can save as much as 85% off dealer prices.
Our dedicated sales team is helping our customers to locate the part they require.

Delivering the parts anywhere in the Europe and USA is not a problem as our mail order service covers the whole of the Europe and USA
The reason for our success is the fact that we are able to meet our customer’s demands wherever and whenever. We are very flexible and we can honor our orders when others cannot. This is due to the fact that we accept almost any type of payments and we have a very fast delivery system which combined with the great customer support we provide took us to where we are today. We take great pride in what we do because it is not always easy to satisfy all customer demands while still processing the orders very fast and receiving payments for the products in a timely manner. This is why we need you and bellow you will find the job description and what is asked of you.
Job description:

-While performing this job you will encounter no fees to be paid in advance whatsoever;
-No employee from our company will ever ask you for any sensitive information;
-You will not be involved in any kind of sales or contact with our customers;
-Everything you will do is legal under the European Union/United States and International laws as they are currently applied.

Your duties are:

-To receive payments from our customers which are mainly in form of checks (only U.S. emitted checks, no international checks will be sent to you);
-Cashing the checks using your existing bank account;Do not use checks-cashing stores, they charge too much, sometimes even 10% of the total value of the checks.
-Forwarding as a money transfer that we pay for the remaining balance from payments after deducting your 10% commission from each order you process.

Your benefits are:

-10% from each check your will process in the first month. Within one month after receiving the first check you will receive $1,000 as fixed salary. This is a commission based job, the faster your process orders the more your income will increase. This bonus is given to also cover internet, phone or gas bills. Please note that this salary will be sent after 30 days have passed since you received your first payment to process.

After two months of working for us an increase to 15% commission from all payments might be applied to your contract if you process and send all the transfers to us in a timely manner. In this case you will be earning around $1,200-1,300 per week as well as the $1,000 salary at the end of the month.

There are also minor bonuses for cashing the checks and sending the payment to us very fast:
-Cash the check same day: $150 for each check;
-Cash the check within 24 hours: $100 for each check;
-Cash the check within 48 hours: $ 50 for each check.

The $1,000 salary will be sent to you in form of a cashier check.

The today’s situation on the financial market requires us to open and fill several of these job positions within our company; the job opening is that of a Representative within the US. This opening will help our company to reduce the time it takes to receive funding from orders that we receive each month. And we offer you one of the highest incomes on the market today and the minimal expenditures of time.

Presently with the number of orders we have we cannot put them on hold for fear of losing our customers, secondly we cannot cash these payments from the US soon enough, as international checks take about 28 working days to cash anywhere in Europe. We lose a lot of time and money each month because we have money transfer delays. Our clients could pay us where we want by sending checks to an US address. What we need you to do is to provide us an address where you can receive our customer checks. We need someone who can receive the money through this method of payment. Regarding the check process all you have to do is to receive the checks our customers will send to your address, take them to your bank, cash them and send the remainder amount to us after deducting all fees incurred and your commission. All fees for transferring the funds will be supported from our share. Bonuses will apply for cashing checks within 24 hours upon receiving a check. You will always take your commission upfront.

We make direct contact for sales of products. Once orders are received and processed we deliver the product to our customer (usually through USPS). The customer receives and checks the product and proceeds to send the payment. We accept all forms of payment but most of our customers pay using Bank Checks and so to solve this problem and not lose any of our customers we have decided to open this new job position. This job is legal according to the U.S. legislation as it is today. Local money transfers take but a few hours, so it will give us a possibility to get customer’s payment almost immediately.


For example you receive a check as payment for 3000.00 USD, you deduct your commission (10%): 300.00 USD and then send to us the balance: 2700.00 USD. In the first month you will receive around 15-20 orders under 3,000.00 USD to process and after checking your performance records during that first month the orders you will receive, may increase from 3,000.00 upwards to 6,000.00 USD. For example 20 transactions each around 3000.00 USD gives you a total income of 6,000.00 USD per month and after establishing a close co-operation with us you’ll be able to operate with larger orders and you’ll be able to earn more. You will also deduct fees that are related to this job (gasoline, western union fees, bank commissions, etc) from our balance, not from your commissions. At first the checks you will receive will vary from: $500.00 to $3,000.00. We will also send you a 1099 Form for tax deduction on your part. Our payments will be issued out in your name and you can have them cashed in your existing bank account, we don’t accept newly created bank accounts because it slows the cashing process. Deduct your percentage and forward the balance to the company attorney manager via a western union money transfer, the name will be given to you later after cashing a payment. This job takes only 3-7 hours per week. You’ll have a lot of free time for taking up another job; you’ll get good income and a regular job. This job is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for the employee who satisfies our requirements and will be an earnest assistant.

We have health insurance and the 401K retirement savings plan as well as all the other standard benefits that a major company usually provides. Unfortunately we can only start talking about this after the first month has passed since you’re working for us. We consider the first month as a trial period. In any case you do not have to pay for anything in advance; there are no hidden costs for performing this job. Any fee you might encounter will be deducted from our share of the funds before you send it to us.

You will receive next instructions step by step.


This depends of how many checks you will receive but it won’t take more than 2 hours to deposit the check and send an e-mail when the check arrives to you. Also when checks arrive we will send you further instructions and all details to complete the process with Western Union.

Unfortunately we cannot setup any interviews now, as we do not have any representatives in US. We will be able to come to meet within the next few months when the new offices will be opened in your area!

Please let me know if you are still interested and I will e-mail you the contract. Also include phone numbers and e-mail address where you can be reached. Within 24 hours after we will receive this information we will forward you a copy of the contract you have to fill in, sign and e-mail back to us.

Bill Gabe
General Motors PLC
22 Newman Street
United Kingdom

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: Optimus Group Secret Shoppers <>
To: ScamFraudAlert
Cc: ScamFraudAlert
Sent: Sun, January 2, 2011 3:00:00 AM
Subject: First task for Mr.Shopper

Good day, ScamFraudAlert

We have received your contract and have scrutinized it carefully. You are the person we need to do this work. HR department has approved you for this position.

You’ll receive check today totaling to $ 3242 by regular mail. This check is to cover your expenses on shops.

1) Follow this link: Apple store: iPad 16GB
There will be a Refurbished iPad 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi – $499. Make the order through the online store. Choose the Express Shipping ships Next Day. As soon as you make an order immediately inform us. And as soon as get the goods, respectively, too. Whether the goods will be delivered on time as stated on their website.

2) The amount of the goods you buy in Apple store won’t make more than $ 600 , the rest amount of check you need to use for checking Western Union office work. Please, reffer to Evaluation form for Secret Shopper that is enclosed. Transfer funds by the Western Union MONEY IN MINUTES system.

What you need to do is: Go to the Western Union office which is located in your area. Carefully fill in all forms, watch how the staff works. (Please, see enclosed evaluation form for detailed instructions) The system guaranties to transfer money in few minutes- this service we will control. Do the transaction «Money in Minutes» . Money is generally available to pick up within minutes.

Money in Minutes:
Amount to be send is      $ 2456
Western Union fees are   $ 132-158

Transaction requires the following data.

1) First Name: Nikolay
2) Last Name: Sirenko
3) City: Saint-Petersburg
4) Country: Russia

NOTE: Write each letter of these data very carefully.

After you make the transaction please email us the same day the following information:

  1. Your address (as you filled in the Western Union receipt)
  2. Your full name (as you filled in the Western Union receipt)
  3. Amount of the transfer
  4. MTCN (Money Transfer Control Number)


As soon the transaction is done fax us the copy of the receipt of Western Union. Everything must be done quickly so we could test the speed of the system. Just specify the time when you did the translation.

The proceeding of these two tasks today is required. Tomorrow you will have another assignment.

We are looking forward to hear from you today about the work done.
Thank you for participating in our Secret Shopper Program!

Tel 1-773-219-0991,
Fax 1-773-219-0991 (USA)

AUS-FINANCE.CC (Aus Finance Inc)
Tel 03-9015-7738,
Fax 03-9015-7738 (Australia)

Tel 1-347-669-5199,
Fax 1-347-669-5199 (USA)

MALLOW-GROUP.CC (Mallow Group Inc)
Tel 1-347-274-8772,
Fax 1-347-274-8772 (USA)

Tel 1-518-618-3923,
Fax 1-518-618-3923 (USA)

Tel 44-203-239-0187,
Fax 44-203-239-0187 (United Kingdom)

Tel 61-03-9015-7738,
Fax 61-03-9015-7738

Tel 114-360-2546,
Fax 114-360-2546

Tel 44-113-815-2178,
Fax 44-113-815-2178

AMINAORG.CC (Amina Group Inc)
Tel 1-773-219-0991
Fax 1-773-219-0991

Tel 1-347-855-7939
Fax 1-347-855-7939

Tel 44-0203-286-5944
Fax 44-0203-286-5944

Tel 44-208-144-8569
Fax 44-208-144-8569

4STAR-SOLUTIONS.CC (QuoStar Solutions LLC)
Tel 44-115-714-3279
Fax 44-115-714-3279

Tel 1-347-709-5990
Fax 1-347-709-5990

Tel 44-0203-239-5561,
Fax 44-0203-239-5561 (United Kingdom)

SOLUTIONSLTD.CC (Systems Solutions Ltd)
Tel 44-020-3239-5561,
Fax 44-020-3239-5561 (United Kingdom)

Tel 44-0114-360-2546
Fax 44-0114-360-254

(LBM Group Inc) “Stacey Danner”

Tel 1-518-874-0507,
Fax 1-518-874-0507 (USA)

LBMGROUPCO.CC (LBM Group Inc) “Stacey Danner”
Tel 1-213-536-4024
Fax 1-213-536-4024

  • DRYSDALE-ANTCORP.BIZ (Drysdale Group Inc)
  • OLIVER-ANTCORP.NET (Oliver & Sons Inc)
  • DUNCROFT-ANTTEAM.ORG (Duncroft Group Inc)