Mensagens fraudulentas no Proz relacionadas com a Western Union
Thread poster: Carla Guerreiro

Carla Guerreiro  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:00
French to Portuguese
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Feb 12, 2012

Caros membros,

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kbenhainsworth (

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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.

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

The WESTERN UNION is a company that offers money transfer

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

* 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
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

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Agradecia que denunciassem este perfil.

Obrigada desde já.


Fernanda Rocha  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:00
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Support request Feb 12, 2012

Oi, Carla.

Você já entrou em contato com a equipe do ProZ?



Carla Guerreiro  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:00
French to Portuguese
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Problema resolvido Feb 12, 2012

Fernanda Rocha wrote:

Oi, Carla.

Você já entrou em contato com a equipe do ProZ?


Olá Fernanda,

Já tratei disso e o problema já foi resolvido.



Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:00
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
Thanks for reporting this! Feb 12, 2012

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