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Thread poster: Suzanne Blangsted
Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:22
Danish to English
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Mar 2, 2009

Greetings from Janet Lee,

after going through your information over the internet i decided to contact you for friendship and assistance for distribution of my inheritance towards charity. My name is Janet. Lee; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have for the good work of charity. I am 60 years old and I was diagnosed for breast cancer for about 2 years now.

I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my husband evil relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. They don't care about man kind, all they care is how to rob some money from me and spend them ungodly. Please pray that the good Lord forgives me my sins. I have asked God to forgive me and I believe he has because He is a merciful God. I will be going in for a surgery soon and I want to make sure that I make this donation before undergoing my surgery.

I decided to donate the sum of $2,500,000 (two million five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows and unfortunate mothers. At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my husband's relatives are always around me and trying to see if they can overhear my conversations and my health status as well.

I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. I have informed my consultant about the ($2,500,000.00). it is true that I don’t know you and you don't know, but I have been directed by God to contact you for this. Thanks and God bless. I will direct you further after hearing from you.
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize my wish. Also I will be contacting with you only by email as I don't want my husband relations or anybody to know because they are always around me.

Reply me through this my most private email: (jannetlee212@yahoo.com.hk)
Regards,
Mrs. Janet Lee


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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:22
Danish to English
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Janet Lee Mar 2, 2009

I forgot to mention that this was the letter I received in the in-box today. I AM SO FORGUNATE. Just think, I am now a milionair and don't have to work any longer.
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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:22
Swedish to English
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And you need a better spam filter Mar 2, 2009

BLANGSTED wrote:

I forgot to mention that this was the letter I received in the in-box today. I AM SO FORGUNATE. Just think, I am now a milionair and don't have to work any longer.
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Suzanne Blangsted  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:22
Danish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Janet Lee is scam not spam. Mar 3, 2009

The letter had the correct e-mail name and address for me on my private account with MSN and therefore did not going through any filters other than listed as possible "junk" since I did not have the senders address in my address book.

Scam and spam are two different things.
suz


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Alexandra Goldburt
Local time: 21:22
English to Russian
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I hope "delete" button on you computer is working. Mar 3, 2009

There is no 100% fool-proof method to stop e-mails like this from coming (unless you want to filter out a lot of potential clients in the process).

Just use you "delete" button!


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Steve Booth  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:22
Member (2007)
English to Arabic
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sorry blangsted Mar 3, 2009

she offered me the same thing last week i may have beat you to it:-)

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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 05:22
English to Czech
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Just for fun... May 11, 2009

http://www.419eater.com/


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Alexandra Goldburt
Local time: 21:22
English to Russian
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A charming e-mail I received today via ProZ... May 27, 2009

Cannot help to share the laugh - I find it funny!

Subject: [ProZ.com mail] hello hii [sic]

"hello !!
How are you ?Hope our lord is with you my dear, I believe
that is only love can make me to know whom you are,
my name is royal baby girl ,It is my wish to have you on my
side ,i love to communicate with a nice man like you with
good understanding,you can tell me more about your self
,please You can write me through my private box so that i
will send to you my picture OK,

[E-mail removed by poster]

Best good luck i wish you and happy Family
hoping to receive your mail soonest,
yours in love royal
REMAIN BLESS KISS"

Poor "royal baby girl"... she needs glasses! "with a nice man like you..." Or maybe it's not clear from my picture that I'm, eh, A WOMAN?

I wonder if anyone else has received it?


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 05:22
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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This is not that funny, in fact May 27, 2009

Please help the site to fight against scammers: please report such cases to the support immediately.

Best,
Natalia


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Alexandra Goldburt
Local time: 21:22
English to Russian
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Reporting it May 27, 2009

Natalie wrote:

Please help the site to fight against scammers: please report such cases to the support immediately.

Best,
Natalia


Natalia,

Out of respect to your dedicated work as a moderator, which I'm sure takes a lot of time and effort, I will report it. You might help me do it by telling me how to do so, as have never done it before and simply don't know how.

But I still think it's more funny than dangerous. I am convinced that my colleagues are educated and intelligent people, and I simply cannot imagine a single one of them taking this declaration of love from a stranger, full of misspellings and grammatical mistakes (not to mention the gender confusion) seriously.

To stay sane, in situations like this I consciously choose to laugh rather than get angry. With this attitude, I did not need psychiatrists so far!


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 05:22
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Thanks, Alexandra May 27, 2009

Spam is spam, is it funny, or stupid, or whatever. When somebody is sending any spam through dozens of profiles, s/he should be stopped from doing this for sure.

Best,
Natalia


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KathyT  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 15:22
Japanese to English
It's easy, Alexandra :-) May 28, 2009

Alexandra Goldburt wrote:
You might help me do it by telling me how to do so, as have never done it before and simply don't know how.


Whenever an email is sent through your profile, I'm sure you will be familiar with the text attached at the bottom, which reads something like:

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Your profile: http://www.proz.com/profile/*your_profile_number_here*
Login at: http://www.proz.com/profile/
Edit your profile mail preferences: http://www.proz.com/?sp=ef&show_mode=profmail
Block profile messages from this sender: http://www.proz.com/?sp=ef&add_ip_block=*sender's_IP_address_here*&add_email_block=*sender's_email_address_here*&add_eid_block=*sender's_ProZ_ID_here*
Unsolicited advertising? Spam? click here: http://www.proz.com/?sp=ef&report_spam=xxxxx
-----------

I generally click on both 'Block profile messages from this sender' and also the 'Unsolicited advertising/Spam' link for this type of spam. It's instant and painless!
Hope that helps,

Kathy


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Alexandra Goldburt
Local time: 21:22
English to Russian
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Thanks, Kathy! May 28, 2009

It's easy indeed. I just never paid attention to what's at the bottom of the e-mails I receive.

Thanks for enlightening me!


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