Suspected to be scam /Aviso de email presuntamente fraudulento
Thread poster: Enrique F Granados-González

Enrique F Granados-González  Identity Verified
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Oct 27, 2010

Dear all,

I have received via prozcom an email looking for a translator/interpreter allegedly from a man called Thomas Maxwell representing a Chinese exporting company, but the IP where comes from the email is from Nigeria. It seems to be a scam, be careful with it. I'm trying to investigate a little more.

Have a nice day


 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Thank you Oct 27, 2010

The great thing about these scams is that they are so transparent: misspelled words; scrambled English, pious references to the Almighty. Even without the mismatching IP address, it is kind of hard for anyone with some exposure to this to be taken in. But obviously some are, or else the scammers wouldn't be working the same con....

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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Make sure... Oct 27, 2010

...you report the message as scam to Proz.com (usually a link for that appears at the bottom of the email) so that they can block it from future access and investigate it further.

Thanks for sharing this!

[Edited at 2010-10-27 14:58 GMT]


 


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