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Alexa Dubreuil  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:50
Member (2004)
English to French
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May 19, 2007

Hello everyone

First of all I was not sure which forum section to publish this message in but since this is about unwanted email I thought it should fall into the "safe computing" section.

Anyway, this is just to warn you about the following message which I have received via [ProZ.com mail] this morning and which is obviously some sort of spam. I obviously didn't reply to it.

Here is the message:

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You have been sent a message via your ProZ.com page.
Author: Coco
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.] Author's IP address: 41.207.214.32 Message type: Collaboration
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Dear Friend,
It is my honour to be a member of this site and I am glad
using this opportunity to talk to you, I think this is the
only way I could search to be able to meet someone like you
who would help in what i am about telling you only if you
will follow the instruction that will be given to you
bellow.I would want to meet you in person one day but first
I have something very important which I would like to share with you,it is a thing of trust and also benefiting to both of us,but based on the confidentiality of the matter I will prefer we communicate through yahoo private email address if you have any or you can aswell use your hotmail to write me but if you don't have either of these two I will be happy if you will creat one for my sake just to hear me out,I have here my private yahoo email address where I will like you to respond to this message before i could be able to relate with you openly, I will be glad to read from you through my private yahoo email address which is
(cocoinheritance6@yahoo.co.uk)
You are once more a great and wonderful person and will be wellcomed once you write me, then I shall tell you more about me and my sister here. Hope to hear from you..The telephone number to reach me is
+225 06 14 44 41
Coco and Sister Sarah..
* * *

I am going to report this unwanted message to Proz but at this stage I just wanted to warn you about it, particularly as this is the first ever spam message I receive via Proz mail since I've been a member (2004).

Alexa


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:50
English to French
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I also received spam through ProZ May 19, 2007

In my case, it was more inoffensive - they wanted me to buy packaging material. However, in your case, it looks a lot like a Nigerian 419 scam. I wonder what's up with the Yahoo and Hotmail requirement... I guess they don't want to be traced?

I agree - it is best not to reply to these. It is rather sad how even this site is getting polluted by such junk...


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 21:50
Partial member
Spanish
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Report them May 19, 2007

The best thing to do according to the moderators is to report them, so the spammers' IP can be banned.

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Florence B  Identity Verified
France
Member (2002)
English to French
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The sender has been blocked quickly May 20, 2007

A number of translators have received the same message, I also received two complaints about that privately on Saturday. The sender has been blocked very quickly and should not be able to do it again.

In such a case, please contact the support or a moderator - that's the only way to have the sender blocked from sending more scam emails.

Florence


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Alexa Dubreuil  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:50
Member (2004)
English to French
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Thanks Florence May 20, 2007

Oddie wrote:

A number of translators have received the same message, I also received two complaints about that privately on Saturday. The sender has been blocked very quickly and should not be able to do it again.

In such a case, please contact the support or a moderator - that's the only way to have the sender blocked from sending more scam emails.

Florence


Thank you for the information Florence.

I did contact the support about it as soon as I finished posting my original message on this forum. Even though I didn't receive any answer from the support team, I'm glad to read that the sender has now been blocked.

By the way, I wasn't sure what category of support to select when I emailed the support team. I couldn't see any "report spam" or "abusing advertising" category so I ended up selecting "report dispute" (I think!).

Alexa


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Kurt Porter  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:50
Russian to English
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More Spam May 21, 2007

Here's mine...these guys are getting really sloppy with the errors!

I miss the Bishop and his, Russian, German, Spanish, French, and Italian wife..

You have been sent a message via your ProZ.com page.
Author: From: Miss. Mabel Ovis
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 213.136.127.97
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From: Miss. Mabel Ovis
Email:mabel_ovis@yahoo.com
Alternative E-mail:timematters850@yahoo.com

Attention:

Good-day,

I am Miss. Mabel Ovis from Cote D'Ivoire please permit me
to introduce to you a business proposal i have in mind to
do with you because after seeing your profile i feel that
you are the right person to do this business with.

All i need from you is to receive my funds with your
personal account there in your country. this fund was
deposited by my late father in a bank here Abidjan, Cote
D'Ivoire for security purpose before his death and this
money is the total sum of 13.750million us dollars.

I will like to invest this fund on trasporting business and
also three star hotel please be my partner as i have made up
my mind to compasate you with the total sum of 15 Percent of
the whole sum.

Ps.....respond back for full details

Thanks,

Miss. Mabel Ovis


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Florence B  Identity Verified
France
Member (2002)
English to French
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And another scammer blocked... May 21, 2007

Thanks Kurt, this one is now blocked too.
Florence


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Kurt Porter  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:50
Russian to English
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Spam May 21, 2007

Thank you, Oddie!

[Edited at 2007-05-21 18:05]


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Graciela Guzman  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 23:50
English to Spanish
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Not sure about this one May 21, 2007

Hello, everybody,

I received this email today and I'm not sure if it's spam or not but I'm not an expert in banking issues, so I don't understand why the sender assumes I am or seem to be.

Just in case, I'm copying it for you to have a look and maybe make a decision as whether to block the sender.


You have been sent a message via your ProZ.com page.
Author: Dom Martin
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 207.200.116.139
Message type: Other
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I need to send money into my Banco Provincia account in
Pinamar, Argentina (surcursal 6904), but have not been able
to get the SWIFT code for the Banco Provincia in Pinamar.
The branch manager keeps giving me the CBU number. You
appear to be knowledgeable in this area, can you assist?
Thank you very much.

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Your profile: http://www.proz.com/profile/62552
Login at: http://www.proz.com/profile/
Edit your profile mail preferences: http://proz.com/?sp=ef&show_mode=profmail
Block profile messages from this sender: http://proz.com/?sp=ef&add_ip_block=207.200.116.139&add_email_block=dommartin@juno.com
Unsolicited advertising? Submit a support ticket: http://proz.com/support
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Thanks for your help!
Graciela


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Kurt Porter  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:50
Russian to English
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Set Up for a Con May 22, 2007

Graciela,

I would stay away from it. The guy's "already" in touch with the bank manager and he can't get the information he needs?

I wonder if "Dom Martin" is related to Dean?


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