scam/EN>GR
Thread poster: xxxIoannaGR
xxxIoannaGR  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:12
English to Greek
+ ...
Oct 17, 2011

Received this morning:

"My name is XXX from Gordon,GA,am presently on business trip here in cairo,Egypt

I actually need to make a presentation to some Greek group on 28th of Nov,2011 in Honolulu,Hawaii.Therefore i need you translate the presentation to Greek,so each participants can have a copy and they can follow through.I will also need the work be delivered by/before Nov 25th,2011.

Let me know your rate and charges for a total of presentation of word. Presentation is attached.
Thank you.
Dr XXX
0020149733728 "


I just saw that names are not allowed. This is definitely a scam though. See the google results for the provided contact number:

http://www.google.com/search?q=0020149733728%20%20%20%20%20%20&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

I am almost certain they are using the ATA member directory since each and every scam email I receive is sent to the address on my profile there.


Btw, I admit I got a bit jealous of his itinerary... now Cairo, Honolulu in November and who knows where he will be next. Sounds exciting


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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 02:12
English to Czech
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:) Oct 17, 2011

Uhm, this guy is unbelievable: photographers, translators... Who's gonna be next?

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Joakim Braun  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 02:12
German to Swedish
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Next will be... Oct 17, 2011

Anyone who likes customers who can't punctuate (even though they flaunt an academic degree) and who provide reams of uncalled-for explanations.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:12
Member (2009)
English to German
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So.... Oct 17, 2011

this person is travelling a lot. Good for him.

The poor English is speaking for itself, screaming out: SCAM!

So is such reduncance.


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liviu roth
United States
Local time: 20:12
Romanian to English
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... he has an expanded audience; now, Moldovan Oct 17, 2011

My name is Stephen Robinson from Gordon,GA,am presently on business trip here in cairo,Egypt

I actually need to make a presentation to some Moldovan group on 28th of Nov,2011 in Honolulu,Hawaii.Therefore i need you translate the presentation to Moldovan,so each participants can have a copy and they can follow through.I will also need the work be delivered by/before Nov 25th,2011.

Let me know your rate and charges for a total of presentation of word.Presentation is attached.
Thank you.
Dr Stephen
0020149733728


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LisaG  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:12
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
+ ...
And Spanish! Oct 18, 2011

I just posted a similar scam: same guy, but looking for a translation into Spanish of a 1972-word document, "Regional Seminar on Economic Dynamics of Newly Liberalized Telecommunication Markets in CEE Countries and Baltic States." The dude is phishing the ATA list.

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LisaG  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:12
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Photographer bites scammer Oct 18, 2011

A local photographer was contacted by "Rafael," who provided the same phone number
(0020149733728). This was her reply:

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Fantastic, Rafael!

I’m guessing you are going for the full Walk Like an Egyptian/Shih Tzu package? That will be a total of $1,050. Also, the prints that you have mentioned will be $500. In addition, I require an Internet Fraud Fake Money Wiring Scam fee of $3,942.15. Please use the contact information below for payment:

FBI - Chicago Branch
2111 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 421-6700

Pyramidly yours,


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liviu roth
United States
Local time: 20:12
Romanian to English
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@Lisa, Oct 18, 2011

The reply is very funny, but wrong. By doing this she acknowledged that her email is active and therefore prone to intrusion by the scammers.

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