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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:56
Member (2006)
French to Hindi
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Jan 13, 2008

I have received this e-mail several times. It has been sent from same e-mail id and it smells SCAM. Here's the content:

I will need the services of a PRIVATE TRANSLATOR for my son for 90days.

The TRANSLATOR should get back with the below details :

YOUR SPECIALTY IN TRANSLATOR
FULL NAME
COUNTY YOU CAN SERVE
COUNTRY LOCATED
AN IDEA OF YOUR CHARGES

l will be looking forward to hearing from you.


No, I have not replied because it appears to be a scam.

Has anyone else received this e-mail?



[Edited at 2008-01-13 14:58]


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Veronica Manole
Romania
Local time: 23:56
Portuguese to Romanian
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I did not reply Jan 13, 2008

I did not receive this particular e-mail, but I received some e-mails looking like that: somebody with extremely bad English, looking for private translators, or worse, something like a call-girl.
I never replied.

HTH

Veronica

[Edited at 2008-01-13 18:28]


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Valery Kaminski  Identity Verified
Belarus
Local time: 23:56
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Yes, same here... Jan 13, 2008

I got the same one. Couldn't resist the intuitive movement of my index finger towards the 'delete' button. Looks like the described before scam when they will pay you much more first, then ask to send the extra somewhere, and in the end it will turn out the wire you got is a fake one and you will kiss good bye to it. Still, the money you have sent to some account were yours, really.

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Ritu Bhanot  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:56
Member (2006)
French to Hindi
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TOPIC STARTER
Another development Jan 14, 2008

Well, today this person has changed his modus operandi

l will need the services of a PRIVATE TUTOR for my
son for 90days.

The Translator should get back with the below details :

YOUR SPECIALTY IN TUTORING
FULL NAME
COUNTY YOU CAN SERVE
COUNTRY LOCATED
AN IDEA OF YOUR CHARGES

l will be looking forward to hearing from you.


What a strange person! His son is evidently living in many countries
COUNTY YOU CAN SERVE
COUNTRY LOCATED


Living in science fiction world!

Of course, I know about teaching through internet and have done so but this is quite different... real sci-fi stuff


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Veronica Manole
Romania
Local time: 23:56
Portuguese to Romanian
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Come on! Jan 14, 2008

"AN IDEA OF YOUR CHARGES", it must be a joke
After all, does he need a tutor or a translator?

It is clearly a scam.

Veronica


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