Financial Officer – Secure IT Business Inc – Vanessa Darrington Scam

Two readers have forwarded me this scam.  To see how these payment processor scams work, read the scam victims page of this site.

My second reader replied to the first email  and received a second email full of links to an impressive looking website – all of which is fake.  The website was registered on 19 July 2010 and is hosted on an Eastern European server that is also used to host other scam sites.

For anyone that is interested – here the details from “whois”:

   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: NS3.KOTAPOPUSU.NET
   Status: ok
   Updated Date: 19-jul-2010
   Creation Date: 19-jul-2010
   Expiration Date: 19-jul-2011

The Email sent to my first reader

Dear Reader,

Our HR Department has found your resume on line and would like to offer you a Payment Processing Agent position.

The job we offer is a part-time with a flexible schedule. Working hours: 2-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. It’s possible to work from home and communicate via internet & cell phone.

Job requirements:
– 18+ y/o;
– Computer at home;
– 24/7 internet access;
– No criminal background;

No need to pay for enrollment! All fees and expenses are covered by Secure IT Business Inc.

We offer a training (30 days) for employees whose application forms are approved.

During this time you’ll be getting all detailed instructions and training from our online support.

GBP 1,800 is paid at the end of probationary period via wire transfer to your bank account plus commission.

If you would like to learn more, please email us at

Note: we apologize for using a Gmail account and not a company one, it is necessary to avoid getting SPAM letters that can damage our system.

Awaiting your prompt reply.

Vanessa Darrington

The Email sent to my second reader – via a legitimate jobs site

Dear Mrs xxxxxxx,
We’ve found your resume at and would like to offer you an Independent Agent position.
This is Vanessa Darrington and I represent Secure IT Business  Inc. After carefully reviewing your resume, I’m pleased to inform you that your skills meet our basic requirements.
Our company is a well-known worldwide. We offer our customers Information Technology services via outsourcing work to the best candidates from all around the world.
Working schedule is a very flexible and can be made convenient for both of us upon negotiation.
NOTE: Internet and e-mail are required.
There is no participation or any other fees. The company covers all fees in connection with the hiring process.
It is possible to work from home and keep in touch using the internet & phone.
After the first 20 days, we evaluate whether an employee is ready to work with us on a permanent basis as a regular employee. Your supervisor will recommend either contract termination or permanent status once the probationary period is over.
The salary for the first 30 days is GBP 1,500 + 8% commission for every completed transaction. If your work is satisfactory and you are assigned a number of permanent customers, your gross pay could amount to GBP 2,500/month. After the probationary period monthly, your monthly salary will be raised.  You will have the opportunity to earn up to GBP 1,800 plus 8% commission.
NOTE: After your probationary period is over, you may request additional hours or a full-time position.
If you are interested in knowing more about this Payment Processing Agent position, please send your updated contact information and send it to:
Sincerely yours,
Vanessa Darrington
Secure IT Business  Inc.

My reader replied that she was interested and received the following email.  Fortunately, she then did some internet research and found this blog.


Thank you for your reply and interest in a part-time position with Secure IT Business Inc.

In the future please e-mail me at

The main strategic aim of our company is to provide quick, easy, efficient and secure ways for businesses to outsource services locally, nationally and globally, to maximize their competitive advantage and cost effectiveness.

The goal of our company is to ensure both, the most reliable security level and simplicity of use and availability.

To find out if you’re a good match for this position, take our test:

We are happy to offer you the Payment Processing Agent position.

Here are the job Requirements:
– 18 years of age or older;
– internet access to promptly reply to emails;
– availability by phone (1-2 hours a day);
– a bank account to process payments

We welcome competent and reliable approach to work, responsibility and initiative in search of the most efficient ways of job implementation.

Each Payment Processing Agent is provided with employment benefits after successful completion of probationary period (30 days).

The employment benefits include:
– Stock options;
– 401k;
– Flex-Time;
– Health & Dental;
– Professional development programs

You will find detailed description of the job following the link:

We strongly recommend to read our FAQ:

Details about our company you can find here:

About Secure IT Business Inc :

Management Team:

Some important facts:

1. You don’t need to invest your own money to get started;
2. This is not a sales position. While employed with us, you are guaranteed a Base Salary as well as commission per task processed;
3. Each remittance will be accompanied by an invoice ensuring legality of transaction.

If you are interested in the offered vacancy or have any questions please contact us at

We appreciate your time and sincerely hope to see you in Secure IT Business Inc team!

Best Regards,

Vanessa Darrington
Secure IT Business Inc
Phone: 20 3239 0663
Fax: 20 3163 1857

*Please note that some e-mails may enter your SPAM folder and may delay our process of communication. Please add our e-mail address to your filter/safe list to ensure that you receive our e-mails without any delay. If for some reason you do not hear from us within 24 hours with further information, please give us a call at 20 3239 0663 and we will provide you with the necessary information.