Off topic: Attention, not only virus are dangerous!
Thread poster: Fernando Toledo

Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:05
German to Spanish
Mar 8, 2004

I have received the following email:

My Dear,

I am Mr.Frank KONE. an accounts clerk with ECOBANK of West
Africa-International Remittance Department which has it's
corporate office here in Abidjan, Côte d´Ivoire. The bank
involves in disbursement of funds to finance United Nation
projects and common wealth development projects in Africa.

In the course of my duty, I discovered the total sum of USD
$8,500,000 (Eight million Five hundred thousand dollars) in
cash for disbursement for a contract that...
______________
without a doubt an attempt of deceit.
THis email came from Proz using my account:
You have been sent a message via your ProZ.com page.
Author: Mr.Frank KONE.
[NOTE: The author is not a ProZ.com member or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 213.136.96.105
Message type: Miscellaneous.

So take care! it seems that the Nigeria Connection has found a big Database (Proz) to play with ;(


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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:05
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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??? Mar 9, 2004

He told me he had 30 million...

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PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:05
English to Polish
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The ol' Nigerian scam thang Mar 9, 2004

I used to collect them, but got tired after a while.
If you google "nigerian scam", you may read on how involved and complex the whole scam really is.

Cheers,
Pawel Skalinski


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Anette Herbert  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:05
English to Swedish
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Be careful! Mar 9, 2004

Be very careful with these kind of money scams, NEVER answer them directly as they are run by highly criminal individuals who once they get hold of your e-mail address never let you go.ANd of course NEVER EVER give any details out.

Forward these scams to scams@naspa.com.au
and hopefulle eventually something can be done about it then block the sender.
Please visit http://www.naspa.com.au/faq.htm to view a list of authorities you can contact.


Best regards
Anette


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:05
English to German
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This has been discussed in various threads... Mar 10, 2004

Hi Toledo,

without a doubt an attempt of deceit.

Yes, and one of the oldest around... this was discussed in various threads over the last few days:
www.proz.com/topic/19142
www.proz.com/topic/19155

What I fail to see is the relevance in the Events & Announcements forum, which is designed to "announce language-related events, local powwows, calls for papers, etc.".
?

THis email came from Proz using my account:

Not so - the e-mail was sent through your ProZ.com profile, but ProZ.com did not initiate it.


So take care! it seems that the Nigeria Connection has found a big Database (Proz) to play with ;(

As was explained in one of the other threads I quoted, you can block your profile.

HTH, Ralf


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