Scam lié à Western Union
Thread poster: Carla Guerreiro

Carla Guerreiro  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 10:53
French to Portuguese
+ ...
Feb 12, 2012

Chers membres,

Je viens de recevoir ce message:


De :

kbenhainsworth (kbenhainsworth@gmail.com)



Envoyé :

dim. 12/02/12 10:02



À :

ProZ.com Member (proz-lists@proz.com)

Hi,


We have an evaluation project in the whole of Europe which
involves me communicating with someone who understands English.


Could you please inform me about your availability.
More information about this evaluation is below.
Thans


We are currently searching for English speakers in EUROPE to help
us with our survey.
Currently, we have been paid to evaluate the services of a
prestigious company which
is the WESTERN UNION.


The WESTERN UNION is a company that offers money transfer
services.


The sole aim of this job is to evaluate the services of WESTERN
UNION in your area.
We have received a lot of reports about their poor services.
Hence I will give you a detailed job description in key points.




* You are to locate a Western Union office you intend to
evaluate.( If you need a list of WESTERN UNION in your area please
specify.)


* A cheque would be sent to you to enable you to have funds that
would be transferred to another individual
like you who would be evaluating another Western Union office in
his / her location.


* You deposit the cheques into your account.




* You deduct your wage of 200Eur.


* You transfer the balance (after the subtraction of your wage and
possible bank charges) to the name and address that would be
attached to the cheque.


*NOTE* during the transfer process, you observe key things that
would be sent to you inform of a questionnaire via email/post to
enable you to give us detailed feed back of the whole process.




* After the transfer, you fill out the questionnaire and give a
general comment about the whole process.




The reports would be based on how true/false the complaints of
these worried customers are.


Materials needed for the evaluation would be posted to you.


Hence your duties would be to go to a WESTERN UNION outlet in your
locality as a customer.


You do not require any experience in this field as detailed
guidelines
would be given to you to ensure a successful completion.


This role would pay 200Eur per Evaluation.


Your details would undergo security checks before the position is
granted to you.




First Name: Last Name:
Age: Address:
City: Country:
Postal Code: Mobile Number:
Home Phone: Email Address:


We await your urgent response. Thank you for your help, we look
forward to working with you.


Best Regards,
Ben Hainsworth
+447956968663
+442081446028







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Je vous prie de denoncer ce profil.

Merci d'avance.


 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 09:53
Member (2007)
English
+ ...
D'accord, mais... Feb 12, 2012

Bonjour Carla,

Je viens de recevoir le même message, et je suis d'accord avec toi - c'est à éviter à tout prix. Mais ce fil sera supprimé par ProZ.com car c'est interdit (avec raison) de donner les données personnelles ici.

Tu devrais parler du contenu sans identification et envoyer le mail à ProZ.com. En fait, la première chose a déjà été fait, j'ai lu quelque chose ici sur le sujet, mais un rappel est toujours une bonne idée. Je viens d'envoyer ma copie à ProZ.com pour accomplir la deuxième.

Sheila


 

parolista  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 10:53
French to English
+ ...
Western Union phishing scam on proz.com site Feb 12, 2012

Hello,
I received this this morning in France. I recognised it immediately as a scam and opened a Support request to circulate a warning but that won't happen till Monday. I have also tried to inform British Police phishing reporting but their computer has a glitch and I can't complete the report. Going to England next week, I shall take copies with me to give to British police.
Kind regards,
Angela Sheard, parolista


 

Catherine GUILLIAUMET  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:53
English to French
+ ...
Tout a été dit et fait par nos collègues ! Feb 12, 2012

Bonjour Carla,

En outre, WU = scam, pour moi, donc dès que je vois ces mots dans un mail, je passe systématiquement mon chemin.

Quant à dénoncer le profil, il fallait le faire directement en cliquant sur "About" (en haut de chaque page ProZ) >Support Center > item #4 (Submit a support request) > "Report abuse" dans la liste (7e item en partant du bas de la liste). Là, tu expliques et, surtout, tu joins une copie du mail, de préférence copie de la "source" du message - si tu sais le faire, sinon ce n'est pas grave, le message lui-même est une bonne piste pour eux -.

Tu le sauras pour la prochaine fois, ce qui ne manquera pas d'arrivericon_smile.gif

Merci de nous avoir tenus informés.

Bon dimanche
Catherine

PS : je n'ai pas reçu ce message, enfin ...pas encore.


[Edited at 2012-02-12 10:30 GMT]


 

Carla Guerreiro  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 10:53
French to Portuguese
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Support Feb 12, 2012

Bonjour à toutes,

C'est chose faite: j'ai déjà prévenu Proz et je leur ai demandé de supprimer ce profil.


 

Adrien Esparron
Local time: 10:53
Member (2007)
German to French
+ ...
Le classique des classiques ! Feb 12, 2012

Faut bien entendu en parler au Staff. Ce qui ne résoudra pas nécessairement l'évitement du nuisible pour autant.

Un peu en marge, j'ai trouvé hier dans la presse Web une nouvelle version du scam nigérian, ici :

http://www.rue89.com/2012/02/08/le-spam-nigerian-le-plus-poetique-et-drole-229215

Contrairement à ce que le site titre, ce n'est pas poétique, ni drôle ?

OM

http://www.rue89.com/2009/08/16/spam-000001-des-internautes-cliquent-mais-ca-suffit

[Modifié le 2012-02-12 11:16 GMT]


 

Emanuela Galdelli  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 10:53
Member (2003)
French to Italian
+ ...
http://www.proz.com/topic/218096 Feb 13, 2012

A propos de ce sujet, vous pouvez lire ce fil : http://www.proz.com/topic/218096 .
Cordialement, Emanuela


 


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