Maria-Jose Pastor wrote:
Don't know if it is through the proz site that the infomration was obtained, but I have over the past months received emails from a "Nigerian reverend" who will be visiting my area in the USA and will be in need of a translator for his wife to sightsee and shop - looks very enticing of course as they will pay up front for the services.... the other day I got one from an English "Businessman" with the same song and dance - I happend to look at the return address which was "timo mehto" - for those spanish speakers - read it phonetically! "I am scamming."
Just wanted to give a heads up - don't know what the deal is, as I do not reply to these emails - for one I highly doubt anyone would come to the USA to "tour the area in which I live" - RURAL, RURAL, RURAL with nothing of interest to a foreigner!
I got a warning of this scam before... I can't remember the details but it was one of these fantastic deals where you get paid good money before hand and the cheque is fradulent, but because it comes from this specific bank it takes a very long time to clear although it clears on your bank account sooner. You're very happy your money is in (not knowing it will disappear later) and then the client notices that they have overpaid you by a couple thousand dollars, for which you, of course, give a refund like any good person would....