Scam e-mails
Thread poster: Klementina Shahini

Klementina Shahini
United States
Local time: 04:16
Member (2009)
English to Albanian
+ ...
Aug 10, 2009

Good morning,

I just checked my e-mail in my aol account realizing that I got a spam e-mail through proz.com. Has this happened to any of you? What do I have to do at this point other than submitting a support ticket?
Any suggestions?

Best Regards,

Klemi

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You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: Miss Sandy KONATE [NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 41.202.93.75
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HELLO DEAR,

I AM WRITING YOU THIS LETTER BASED ON THE INFORMATION I
GATHERED ON YOUR PROFILE. I AM MISS SANDY KONATE, I AM A
IVOIRIENE NATIONAL. I AM 24 YEARS OLD. I AM THE CHILD OF
GENERAL KONATE OF THE FORCE NOUVELLE IN THE REPUBLIC OF
COTED' IVOIRE.

I AM WRITING YOU TO ASSIST ME TO THE TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF
($6.000.000) SIX MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY TO YOUR
COUNTRY WHICH MY FATHER KEPT IN A BOX AND DEPOSITED WITH A
PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY FOR SAFE KEEPING AND DECLARED THE
CONTENT AS FAMILY TREASURE FOR ONWARD DELIVERY TO THE
DESIGNATED ADDRESS OF HIS FORIEGN PARTNER. I HAVE MADE
FRANTIC EFFORTS TO CONTACT THIS FOREIGN ASSOCIATE TO MY
FATHER ALL TO NO AVAIL.

I THERFORE SOLICIT YOU TO CONTACT THIS COMPANY AS THE
FOREIGN ASSOCIATE TO MY FATHER TO CLAIM THIS BOX WHICH WILL
BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DESIGNATED ADDRESS AS A DIPLOMATIC
LUGGAGE. WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS BOX, YOU WILL THE
ARRANGE FOR MY ARRIVAL INTO YOUR COUNTRY TO ENABLE ME
COMPLETE MY EDUCATION AND ALSO INVEST WITH THIS MONEY ON
VITAL PROJECTS.

I HAVE THE DOCUMENTS WHICH THE COMPANY ISSUED TO MY DAD
WHEN HE DEPOSITED THIS BOX WITH THEM. I WILL SEND THEM TO
YOU AS PROOF OF YOUR ARGUMENT WHEN YOU WILL APPLY FOR THE
DELIVERY OF THIS BOX TO YOU. I HAVE INTEREST IN GOING INTO
ESTATE BUSINESS OR OTHER VITAL PROJECT WHICH YOU MIGHT
ADVICE ME.

SHOULD YOU BE OF ASSISTANCE, I WOULD THEREFORE WAIT FOR
YOUR RETURN MAIL TO ENABLE ME SEND TO YOU THE CONTACT OF THE
COMPANY AND THE DOCUMENTS. NOTE THAT I AM NOW IN COTE
D'IVOIRE AND I DONT WANT THE INCUBENT GOVERNMENT OF MY
COUNTRY TO KNOW THAT MY FATHER LEFT THIS FORTUNE WITH ME
HERE, THERFORE YOU MUST KEEP THIS TRANSACTION BETWEEN US AS
SECRETS.

UPON THE RECEIPT OF YOUR RETURN MAIL, I WILL SEND TO YOU
THE DOCUMENTS AND THE CONTACT OF THE COMPANY TO ENABLE YOU
WRITE THEM VIA EMAIL. FOR YOUR TROUBLES, I HAVE SET ASIDE
20% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS YOUR COMMISSION.

THANKS IN ATICIPATION OF YOUR URGENT RESPONCE.

YOURS SINCERELY
SANDY KONATE
EMAIL: sa_konate@hotmail.fr

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[Edited at 2009-08-10 14:00 GMT]


 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:16
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Just disregard it, unless it is from a registered proz.com user. Aug 10, 2009

This website cannot control who e-mails you so, unless the sender is a registered user (in which case you can report them to the site administrators), just disregards such mails as you normally would if they were sent to you directly.

I've received quite a few such mails through the site (one variant professes romantic interest). Definitely annoying.

Bob


 

Maria Paz Olivares
Mexico
Local time: 03:16
Member (2009)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Almost the same Aug 10, 2009

A few weeks ago I received some "love" emails ans some scams as well through my Proz account. I was very indignated but I don´t believe is Proz fault or that they can controle it.
Regards,


 

Klementina Shahini
United States
Local time: 04:16
Member (2009)
English to Albanian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you Aug 10, 2009

Thank you Bob and Maria,

I just got an e-mail from a site staff that appropriate action has been taken.

Wish a good and productive day!

Klemi


 

Anne Lee  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:16
Member (2003)
Dutch to English
+ ...
Email from representative of proz.com in China?? Aug 11, 2009

So how about the email I found in my inbox this morning?

"This is Marc Wu from LingoNova Consulting Services, an international company offering a ground-breaking range of translation and localization services to a broad spectrum of industries and secotrs. We are a member of GALA and the representative of www.proz.com in China.

It is our wonder whether LingoNova could be a partner with you. LingoNova has full-time translators in most languages, offering top quality, mature and cost-competitive solutions. "

I searched the directory but could not find a Marc Wu among the users. The fact someone claiming to represent www.proz.com writes typos & poor English does not bid well.



[Edited at 2009-08-11 07:04 GMT]


 


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