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Thread poster: Zhoudan

Zhoudan  Identity Verified
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Jan 27, 2010

早上收到这样一封邮件:

Hi,
I am in a hurry writing this mail to you, I had an urgent trip to
London UK to visit a new research institute for an urgent program and
unfortunately for me all my money was stolen at the hotel where I
lodged. I am so confused right now, I don't know what to do or where
to go. I didn't bring my phones here and the hotel telephone lines
were disconnected during the robbery incident. So I have access to
only emails. Please you to lend me £950 as early as possible so I can
finish my mission here and return home. As soon as I get home I would
refund it immediately. Please I need you to get back to me so I can
let you know how to send the money to me.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks.

Regards,
PL

看完内容我就知道是骗人的。但令人担心的是,电子邮件地址是我曾经合作过的一位翻译的,不过我感觉这封信不可能是他写的,因为我和他没有熟到可以借钱的地步。所谓合作,也只是翻译公司让他翻译,翻完直接转给我edit,根本没有私人往来。那么,是不是他的电脑被人偷了,或者他的gmail邮箱被人侵入了?

[Edited at 2010-01-27 07:40 GMT]


 

lbone  Identity Verified
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问问他 Jan 27, 2010

Zhoudan wrote:

早上收到这样一封邮件:

Hi,
I am in a hurry writing this mail to you, I had an urgent trip to
London UK to visit a new research institute for an urgent program and
unfortunately for me all my money was stolen at the hotel where I
lodged. I am so confused right now, I don't know what to do or where
to go. I didn't bring my phones here and the hotel telephone lines
were disconnected during the robbery incident. So I have access to
only emails. Please you to lend me £950 as early as possible so I can
finish my mission here and return home. As soon as I get home I would
refund it immediately. Please I need you to get back to me so I can
let you know how to send the money to me.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks.

Regards,
PL

看完内容我就知道是骗人的。但令人担心的是,电子邮件地址是我曾经合作过的一位翻译的,不过我感觉这封信不可能是他写的,因为我和他没有熟到可以借钱的地步。所谓合作,也只是翻译公司让他翻译,翻完直接转给我edit,根本没有私人往来。那么,是不是他的电脑被人偷了,或者他的gmail邮箱被人侵入了?

[Edited at 2010-01-27 07:40 GMT]


个人意见,如果还不熟到不能说话的程度,可以通过平时联系的方式问问,不想借就不借。

如果真是他呢?

人和人的想法是不一样的,也许你觉得没到这份,可能他觉得到了呢?

我也碰到过有以前合作过的翻译找我借钱的,已经连找我3年了。有时找我借钱的口气好象我欠她钱似的。我想这大概是双方感觉上的误差。

另一个可能,应该是比较大的可能,就是确实是被人假冒了,那问问、把事情说清楚对你们双方都是一种解负。

[Edited at 2010-01-27 08:35 GMT]


 

Zhoudan  Identity Verified
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没有其他联络方式 Jan 27, 2010

如果回信,势必是假冒者(如果是假冒者写的话)收到。

另外,我把第一句话google一下,发现好多大同小异的信,都是“钓鱼”的。

lbone wrote:
那问问、把事情说清楚对你们双方都是一种解负。

[Edited at 2010-01-27 08:35 GMT]


 

lbone  Identity Verified
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确实是骗子 Jan 27, 2010

刚在网上查了查,确实是骗子。

http://www.google.cn/search?hl=zh-CN&num=100&newwindow=1&q="Please%20I%20need%20you%20to%20get%20back%20to%20me%20so%20I%20can%20let%20you%20know%20how%20to%20send%20the%20money%20to%20me"&btnG=Google%20搜索&aq=f&oq=

那可能就是电脑中了某种病毒。


 

wonita (X)
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找你借钱干什么? Jan 27, 2010

lbone wrote:

我也碰到过有以前合作过的翻译找我借钱的,已经连找我3年了。有时找我借钱的口气好象我欠她钱似的。我想这大概是双方感觉上的误差。


我们大学有个女同学也经常向人借钱,而且每次都是为了买衣服。大家对她很有看法。

衣服这种东西又不是什么必需品,有钱了多买几件,没钱了少买几件,有必要借钱买吗?


 

wherestip  Identity Verified
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Nigerian scam artists again Jan 27, 2010

http://kjohnah.blogspot.com/2008/07/nigerian-email-scams-on-rise.html



Nigerian Email scams on the rise!

Nigerian email scams seem to be on the rise in East Africa lately. In a space of two weeks, two friends of mine have had their addresses either hacked or have been lured to reveal their email address login information to Nigerian fraudsters. These scams are so rampant with hotmail and yahoo mail users

Once a user's email address hacked, the fraudsters completely lock out the user in the process claiming the user's personal information. They then send out a uniform email to all the user's contacts. The email scam so familiar is;


I hope this message finds you in best of health. I had traveled to Nigeria for official purposes, Unfortunately for me all my money was stolen at the hotel where I lodged, I am so confused right now, I don't know what to do or where to go,I didn't bring my phone here, I have access to only emails, Please can you send me $3500 today so I can return home, As soon as I get home I would refund it immediately.Write me so I can let you know how to send it. Keep this to your self only please!!. Thanks

I wait to hear from you soon

Regard's
{victim's first name}



 

Henry Zhang  Identity Verified
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ask him to dial 999 Jan 27, 2010

Someone will help him.

 

wherestip  Identity Verified
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desperate cons Jan 27, 2010

Some con artist also sends out annoying emails through ProZ.com's messaging system. I've received mailings such as this one from time to time. The name changes, but not the content and the poor English ...


hi
Hello

My name is miss ****. haven look at your prolife, i will like to become a
friend, may be more as times goes on.
Please write back to me through my Email Box ok,(****@yahoo.co.uk) So
that l will give you myn picture and for you to
know who l am.hope to see your mail OK. yourslonely

****


This one just happens to be still lingering in my ProZ personal message box. The same message arrives 3 or 4 at a time, which is typical of mass mailing.


 

ysun  Identity Verified
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看来肯定是骗子冒用别人的 Email 地址行骗 Jan 27, 2010

Zhoudan wrote:

看完内容我就知道是骗人的。但令人担心的是,电子邮件地址是我曾经合作过的一位翻译的,不过我感觉这封信不可能是他写的,因为我和他没有熟到可以借钱的地步。所谓合作,也只是翻译公司让他翻译,翻完直接转给我edit,根本没有私人往来。那么,是不是他的电脑被人偷了,或者他的gmail邮箱被人侵入了?


http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11489

Today people all over are receiving an email looking like it is from me. It is on a Yahoo account which has now been closed by them.

It says that I am stranded in United Kingdom, (a term I never use), all my money has been stolen (I never carry money), and could they send me £1550 in order for me to get home. Supposedly the hotel I was staying in lost phone service because of a robbery had happened, so I could only use email (without phones impossible).
This is so crazy and written so bad that I am sure everyone will know it as a scam. However, it is upsetting when they can now get information so easy. They are getting smarter with the technology used on computers.


 

wherestip  Identity Verified
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This one has almost the identical verbiage :D Jan 27, 2010

http://gl-es.facebook.com/group.php?gid=15877631267&v=wall


"Hello,

I am in a hurry writting this mail to you,I had travelled to London for an urgent situation and unfortunately for me all my money was stolen at the hotel where i lodged, I am so confused right now, I dont know what to do or where to go,I didnt bring my phone here and the hotel telephone line's was disconnected during the robbery incident,so i have access to only emails, Please can you send me 1,370 pounds today so i can return home, As soon as i get home i would refund it immediately.Please i need you to get back to me so i can let you know how to send the money to me.Thank you so much.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you,

Yours in the Lord,

..."



[Edited at 2010-01-27 16:45 GMT]


 

Zhoudan  Identity Verified
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可能是这个原因 Jan 28, 2010

可能是那位翻译不用这个gmail账户了,一时疏忽没有把里面的contacts去掉,让别有用心的人钻了空子。很可能骗子给这个gmail账户里的所有contacts都发了信。这样想想,真的叫人很担心网络安全。


ysun wrote:

Today people all over are receiving an email looking like it is from me. It is on a Yahoo account which has now been closed by them.





 

Zhoudan  Identity Verified
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看来那位翻译用不了自己的账户了 Jan 28, 2010

wherestip wrote:
Nigerian scam artists again
http://kjohnah.blogspot.com/2008/07/nigerian-email-scams-on-rise.html



Nigerian Email scams on the rise!

Nigerian email scams seem to be on the rise in East Africa lately. In a space of two weeks, two friends of mine have had their addresses either hacked or have been lured to reveal their email address login information to Nigerian fraudsters. These scams are so rampant with hotmail and yahoo mail users

Once a user's email address hacked, the fraudsters completely lock out the user in the process claiming the user's personal information. They then send out a uniform email to all the user's contacts. The email scam so familiar is;


 

ysun  Identity Verified
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也可能是病毒作怪 Jan 28, 2010

我一位朋友的电脑染上了病毒,结果自动按照储存的地址往外发了许多 Emails,而且还带有附件。这种事情搞不好会造成朋友之间的误会。

我引文中提到的那个人明知别人冒用他/她的 Email 地址发信("looking like it is from me")似乎也无能为力。大概也是病毒作怪。小周说的那位翻译也许仍还蒙在鼓里呢!
ysun wrote:

Today people all over are receiving an email looking like it is from me. It is on a Yahoo account which has now been closed by them.




[Edited at 2010-01-28 04:55 GMT]


 


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