strange messages via my profile
Thread poster: Ulrike Möller
Ulrike Möller  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:41
English to German
+ ...
Sep 28, 2009

I am getting extremely annoying messages via proz.com from this user: http://www.proz.com/profile/1134640:
[Hi,Good Day!!!!!!
My name is Miss.binue, I saw your profile today and was
moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binue_ch11@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.

I believed we can move from here? Remember colour or distance does not matter but LOVE matters allot in life).
Reply me back with my email address (binue_ch11@yahoo.com) hope to hear from you soon yours Miss.binue]

Can somebody please stop this asap?


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Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
How to report any email abuse via the support system Sep 28, 2009

Hello Ulrike,

To report any abuse or email spam through ProZ.com mail service, it is recommended to submit a support request via the support system. Just remember to add a copy of the message received, including headers, to help support staff handle the problem more efficiently.

Or else, if you are receiving Spam in the form of a profile message, you simply have to click on the link next to Unsolicited advertising? Spam? click here line at the bottom of the email you received in your email inbox. Or, if you are receiving Spam as an instant message, you simply have to click on the Report Spam button at the bottom of the message.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Lucia


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Ali Bayraktar  Identity Verified
Turkey
Member (2007)
English to Turkish
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Block it Sep 28, 2009

Ulrike Möller wrote:

I am getting extremely annoying messages via proz.com from this user: http://www.proz.com/profile/1134640:
[Hi,Good Day!!!!!!
My name is Miss.binue, I saw your profile today and was
moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (binue_ch11@yahoo.com) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.

I believed we can move from here? Remember colour or distance does not matter but LOVE matters allot in life).
Reply me back with my email address (binue_ch11@yahoo.com) hope to hear from you soon yours Miss.binue]

Can somebody please stop this asap?


Gender also does not matter for her?

I think this is a kind of batch spam.
You may close receiving messages from profile for a moment if you like.
Or block this user by adding it into blocked users at: http://www.proz.com/?sp=profile&eid_s=&sp_mode=settings&sp_submode=ef


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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:41
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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I have received messages like this also Sep 29, 2009

As M. Ali, points out, these are probably sent out in a big batch (hoping they can catch some sucker--does anyone still fall for these things?). If the person has a profile on this site, as in your case, then you can ask proz.com to remove the person's profile. If not, there really isn't much you can do other than ignore the message and move on.

I was actually kind of excited when I first got one of these messages, thinking that the person who was writing was simply enamored of my translation skills....



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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 02:41
Portuguese to English
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Me, too. Sep 29, 2009

I've gotten a couple of those...both from women who supposedly had profiles on ProZ but actually didn't. They both said they saw my picture and the e-mails indicated that they wanted to "hook up." I thought it was funny.

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Elizabeth Ardans  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 01:41
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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another kind Sep 29, 2009

Hi,

I've also been receiving weird emails (obviously scams) such as this one. I didn't bother to send a support ticket since I know it is a scam, but just to alert others...


ROBERT JAMES & CO,
SOLICITORS & ADVOCATES,
LEGAL PRACTITIONERS.
15 RUE DU FRANCE .
LOME TOGO.


Attn: Elizabeth Ardans,

I am Robert James a solicitor attorney at law,personal
attorney to Mr.G. A. Ardans,a national of your country,who
used to work with shell petroleum company as chief engineer
here in Lome -Togo Republic.

Here in after shall be referred to as my client.and it
happen that the man registered to me as his personal
attorney.unfortunately the man died in a motor accident
which happened on 31th october 2004,all occupants of the
motor accident unfortunately lost there lives.Since then I
have made several enquiries to your embassy here to locate
any of my clients extended relatives,this has also proved
unsuccessful.

After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to
track his last name over the internet,to locate any member
of his family ,And i descoverd your surname and your
id,hence i contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in
repartrating the fund valued of ($17,500,000,00) Seventeen
million five Hundred Thousand united states dollars left
behind by my late client before it gets confisicated or
declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge amount
were deposited.The said bank has issued me a notice to
provide the next of kin or have his account confisicated
within the next one month official working days.

Since I have been unsuccesfull in locating any of his
relatives for over 4years and now,I seek the consent to
present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you
have the same last name,so that the proceeds of this account
can be paid to you.therefore,on receipt of your positive
response,we shall then discuss the sharing ratio and
modalities for transfer.I have some necessary information
and legal documents needed to back you up for claim.

All I require from you is your honest cooperation to enable
us see this transaction through.I guarantee that this will
be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect
you from any breach of the law.

Kindly get in touch with me through my email address for
more guildlines to the repartriation of this fund.

YOUR DELAY MAY GIVE ME ROOM TO SEARCH FOR ANOTHER PARTNER
BEARS THE SAME SURNAME.

Yours in service,

Robert James Esq.
Alternative Email:robert_james@live.fr


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