Beware of this scam email
Thread poster: Andreina Baiano
Andreina Baiano  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 09:01
English to Italian
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Jan 19, 2007

This morning I received the following email (which plays on human greed...) through my Proz.com profile:

From: david0001j@yahoo.com
Subject: [ProZ.com mail] Dear Friend


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You have been sent a message via your ProZ.com page.
Author: David
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 195.245.109.122
Message type: Job-related
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Dear Friend ,


I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those
fund transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from
paraguay.Presently i'm in paraguay for investment projects
with my own share of the total sum Meanwhile, I didn't
forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in
transferring those funds despite that it failed us some
how.

Now contact my secretary, Her name is Mrs Tina Okoye.You
can contact her on her email address ( mrstina001@myway.com
) and ask her to send you a total sum of $850,000.00 which I
kept for you as compensation for all the past efforts and
attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your
efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in
touch with my secretary and instruct her where to send the
cheque to you.

Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that
we can share the joy after all the pressure at that time.
In the moment, I am very busy here because of the
investment projects which me and the new partner are having
at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction
to the secretary on your behalf to send the cheque.

Therefore, feel free to get in touch with Mrs. Tina Okoye.
she will send the cheque to you without any delay.


Best Regards,
David


The IP address was associated to Israel - Ariave Satcom Ltd:

http://whois.domaintools.com/195.245.109.122

No need to tell you that I had no previous contacts nor association with these people.

Andreina


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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:01
Spanish to English
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file a support ticket Jan 19, 2007

A month or so ago, I received a similar scam letter via my profile, and I reported it and the staff seemed to want to know about this (although I suppose nothing can be done).

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briant  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:01
French to English
"David" could have used a translator. Jan 19, 2007

And that's no the only comedy in this... There are some who actually lead online scammers on for a few e-mails, with great comedic effect. By the end, I almost feel sorry for some of them.

Here's one case:

http://www.xach.com/togo/

There is some mildly strong language at the end


[Edited at 2007-01-19 16:30]


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Andreina Baiano  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 09:01
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Support ticket already filed Jan 19, 2007

Patricia Rosas wrote:

A month or so ago, I received a similar scam letter via my profile, and I reported it and the staff seemed to want to know about this (although I suppose nothing can be done).


Hi Patricia,

I already filed a support ticket, thank you.

They suggested me to post it here also, so to warn other Proz.com users who may receive the same scam letter.

Have a nice evening,

Andreina


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Andreina Baiano  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 09:01
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
What a dupe! Jan 19, 2007

briant wrote:

Here's one case:

http://www.xach.com/togo/

There is some mildly strong language at the end


[Edited at 2007-01-19 16:30]


LOL! Thanks, Briant, I had a really good laugh


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:01
Member (2002)
German to English
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I think this is an old scam Jan 19, 2007

I have seen one almost identical to it which did the rounds last year.

Astrid


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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Ay! Jan 19, 2007


I only knew 419eater.com where The Tale of The Painted Breast is one of my favourites..


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mjbjosh
Local time: 09:01
English to Latvian
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One night Jan 19, 2007

One night I couldn't get no sleep and I read a few articles about e-mail scams. I stumbled on some sites that had published all the going correspondence, made by people who had great fun to f**k around with the spammers.

I must tell you, I had some of the best laughs of my life, coz some of them did manage to rip off the so called "Nigerian spammers" for real LOL.

I don't have all the time in world though to engage in such correspondence though therefore I simply delete all such messages.


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briant  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:01
French to English
Comedy Gold Jan 20, 2007

Andreina, you're welcome. I'm glad you posted this--it brings back some funny memories.

Harry Bornemann wrote:

I only knew 419eater.com where The Tale of The Painted Breast is one of my favourites..


"If joining your faith is what it takes to help me of course, I am ready to joing you. I'm from a good christian family. I will do anything you want me to do in the faith. Don't forget that I have to transfer the money to your account as urgently as possible. Send me your account details. I hope to read your mail soon..."

Poor guy is a bit desperate. This is nonetheless, "comedy gold."




[Edited at 2007-01-20 04:01]


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