For ProZ.com: Spam report (Staff: messages have the option to mark spam for action)
Thread poster: Robert Rietvelt

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:45
Member (2006)
Spanish to Dutch
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Feb 11, 2014

I just received the following message in Dutch through my Proz.com account, so (Proz) PLEASE READ IT!!!!!

mijn lieve
hoe gaat het met je,
ik hoop dat alles ok is, zo is mij een genoegen om contact
met u op na gekregen uw contactpersoon op (proz.com) die mij
echt interesseren in het hebben van communicatie met u als u
het verlangen zal hebben met mij,
hier is mijn e-mail (stellforlove@yahoo.com) zoals ik zal
wachten van u te horen,
jouwe Stella.

Literally translated in English, complete with all mistakes, it sounds like -

my love,
how are you,
I hope everything is OK, so it is a pleasure for me to contact
you on the contact person on (proz.com) who
really are interesting me in having communication with you as I
have the desire in having of communication with you as you
will have the desire with me,
here is my e-mail (stellforlove@yahoo.com) as I shall
wait to hear from you,
your Stella.

Since when is Proz a dating site?

As translator I already receive enough "shit" (forgive me the word), and I don't pay about a 100 Euros a year to receive it through your website. I am not amused.

Please take the necessary actions.

Kind regards,

Robert Rietvelt


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Cilian O'Tuama  Identity Verified
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Click on the spam link Feb 11, 2014

At the bottom of every mail through ProZ there's a link for reporting spam.

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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:45
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Dutch to German
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Support ticket Feb 11, 2014

Robert,

The normal way of dealing with this is to open a support ticket and alert proz staff about this. This will be much more effective than a rant in the forum (although I understand your anger).

In my experience, anti spam measures work quite well on this site. It would be unreasonably costly to manually check every message before it is sent to you.



[Bearbeitet am 2014-02-11 17:35 GMT]


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Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
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I will Feb 11, 2014

I see it now, I will forward this spam.

Thank you.


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Alejandro Cavalitto
Local time: 06:45
SITE STAFF
Appropriate action has been taken Feb 11, 2014

Dear Robert,

Thanks for reporting this. I have blocked this person's access to the site. If you receive similar emails, you can report them by clicking on the link at the bottom of every email sent through ProZ.com. This will create an automatic support request that includes the information necessary to block the scammer.

Please let me know if you need anything else.

Best regards,
Alejandro


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Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:45
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What to do Feb 11, 2014

You are all right, I wasn't aware of this possibility, because I never had to use it. I forwarded the mail as spam to Proz. What now, shall I delete this thread, or leave it. I can use some advice.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 11:45
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English to Afrikaans
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Just report it using the link Feb 11, 2014

Cilian O'Tuama wrote:
At the bottom of every mail through ProZ there's a link for reporting spam.


Yes. But: you have to be logged in to report spam. So you'll have to copy/paste the link into the browser that you usually use for ProZ.com, otherwise ProZ.com won't accept the spam report.


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Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
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Let it be Feb 11, 2014

You know what, I leave as it is, maybe there are more colleagues out there who, just like me, never had to use the link, so as solid info.

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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:45
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Keep calm and ignore them! Feb 11, 2014

The reason why any of us can get such a letter is simply because everyone is online in the 21st century and we all have emails. Spammers sneak about everywhere, it's not something that only happened to ProZ users (I've got one from Facebook... and even LinkedIn!), so the only thing we can do is report, delete and move on!

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Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
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You are right Feb 11, 2014

Dear Natalia,
You are right, but I get so much of these so called "dating messages", that I am totally fed up with them, hence my (too fast) reply.

[Edited at 2014-02-11 17:54 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-02-11 17:54 GMT]


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