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Thread poster: Julija Sametz-Art
Julija Sametz-Art
English to German
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Nov 29, 2005

I got this message yesterday. I already wondered, why he needs my home phone and his attorney has a yahoo e-mail address.

Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Julija


Hello Sir,

I am a human right activist and a pastor from Gambia, and
my nameis barrister Anderson Ngom
I need the service of an interpreter for my German and a little English speaking wife.

We will be coming to America on the 17th of December for a 14 days Vacation with our daughter of the age 7. We will require the services of the interpreter for 5 hours daily,12noon to 5pm) this could be adjusted to suit your convinence
Hence this is a sponsored vacation, we will like to pay in advance of our visit so she and our darling daughter of 7
years of age will be assured of an interpreter during our visit because this is our first visit .
Which part of the States are your residing?
Presently I am in Europe on official assignment and you can reach me on +447031861124.
An early reply will be appreciated.
Please acknowledge if you can offer this service ASAP and give me a price quote, as time is not really on our side.
Send your reply to my attorney eanderson11@yahoo.com, please give
me your private phone numbers so that I can call you on phone to quicken the process.

Looking forward to hearing from you urgently

Remain Blessed,

Barrister Anderson Ngom

NOTE THAT MY SPONSOR WILL PAY FOR YOUR SERVICES WITH TRAVELLERS CHECK.


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xxxsarahl
Local time: 20:47
English to French
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Same old, same old... Nov 29, 2005

Lots of clergymen are travelling the world with their wives and daughters these days...

Interestingly enough, they all live in English-speaking countries (such as Gambia) but the wife and daughter don't speak it. I wonder what school the little girl is attending, all Latin maybe?

What will they think of next?


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Joanna Krahelska
Local time: 05:47
Polish to English
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yahoo address Nov 29, 2005

an interesting point, that
this is basically how to tell a scam from a genuine offer: all the attorneys, general managers etc. involved in a scam proudly state their absolutely free e-mail address
the best, jk


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xxxsarahl
Local time: 20:47
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yahoo address (c'd) Nov 29, 2005

Did you realize that your pastor calls himself "Barrister Anderson" and his attorney's yahoo address is to a eanderson?

Quite a coincidence!


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Julija Sametz-Art
English to German
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It got me thinking Nov 29, 2005

I don't think that a yahoo e-mail address automatically indicates that on offer is scam. But I am glad to have checked the forum first.
Thanks for all of your comments.

Julija


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davidgreen
German to English
very simple to check this stuff on your own Nov 30, 2005

This goes for possible scams, email petitions, any type of virus warning, basically anything you're not sure about that has arrived in your email inbox.
Type of defining couple of words in "quotes" into google. Then add the word "scam" or "hoax" - the results will usually let you know. In your particular case, simply typing "barrister anderson" and the word scam takes you straight to nigeria...


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