strange message from another proz.com user
Thread poster: lidija68

lidija68  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 22:24
Italian to Serbian
+ ...
Oct 27, 2011

Today I've received an on-site message from another ProZ.com user (registered in october 2011). It's very strange:


Hello
xxx@yahoo.com
Hello
I saw your profile today and it was so good to me.u know that i am interested to be a friend first.i also believe that coming to you will be a probability of meeting that very love that has been lacking in my entire life. please i will like you to contact me direct to my e-mail address,
(xxx@yahoo.com) i dont know the posebility of remaing in forum for long time,i will give you a full introduction of my self with my pictures ok. i will be waiting for your mail to my e-mail adsdress
(xxx@yahoo.com) as you know
there is no age,race,colour n religion bar when it comes to true love,
cares xxxx.



I don't know what's it about, so I've reported it as spam. Perhaps somebody has mixed up proz.com with another kind of site?
Somebody else got the same message?
What do you think about it?


Thanks,

Lidija

-english is not my working language-



p.s. I wasn't sure in what category to put the topic, so please feel free to change forum if necessary.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

A. Ciuffreda  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 22:24
English to Italian
+ ...
it happened to me too Oct 27, 2011

Hello

the same thing happened to me too. I received an email on my Proz account by another Proz user telling me exactly the same things. I think we should inform the staff.

Alessia


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Olly Pekelharing  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 22:24
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
Reported as spam Oct 27, 2011

I've reported this user and he/she has been blocked.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:24
Spanish to English
+ ...
I reported it Oct 27, 2011

lidija68 wrote:

Today I've received an on-site message from another ProZ.com user (registered in october 2011). It's very strange:

What do you think about it?


Thanks,

Lidija

-english is not my working language-


I got one too and reported it immediately as spam. I get this kind of thing a lot on Skype too, they are quite common. The best action to take is to ignore them, never answer them, and report them as spam.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:24
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
He/she must have sent the message to a lot of people... Oct 27, 2011

...since I got one too.

Other than being mildly irritating, what this kind of thing shows (this is not the first time it has happened here) is that it is simply too easy for individuals to create profiles. I imagine that if some decent minimum of information were required, this would dissuade parasites from creating profiles on proz.com for the purpose of extracting money.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
dkalinic
Local time: 22:24
Croatian to German
+ ...
Got... Oct 27, 2011

the same message four times. Would be good if such mails could be filtered through Proz.com system. It's very unpleasant to receive them from such a prominent site.

Regards,
Davor


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:24
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
SPAM! Oct 27, 2011

Delete and forget. But please make sure you use the link in every Proz.com's email to mark the matter as spam!!

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:24
Hebrew to English
Also reported it... Oct 27, 2011

....how disappointed I was when I realized it was spam, I really thought she was in love with me
I'm devastated.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

jyuan_us  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:24
Member (2005)
English to Chinese
+ ...
If you can Google that message Oct 27, 2011

You will see it has been posted on many websites, with the same spelling errors.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 21:24
German to English
+ ...
It is not friendship they want. Oct 28, 2011

It is money. Spam. Wish they could spell better, though.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Chris Dawe  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:24
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Scamming Ops command centre Oct 28, 2011

.....hails to all of us straight from downtown Dakar, most likely. I got it too. They're really not very bright

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 21:24
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Fortunately they don't Oct 28, 2011

Allison Wright wrote:

Wish they could spell better, though.


It's an easy way to spot them!!!


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:24
Hebrew to English
Just plain weird Oct 28, 2011

It's obvious from the moment they start declaring their undying love (for someone they've never met).

It is quite a bizarre method of scamming though. It might have felt more at home being sent through a dating website but a translators website? Just beyond weird.

P.S and my money's on Lagos


Direct link Reply with quote
 

lidija68  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 22:24
Italian to Serbian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
thanks for your opinions Oct 28, 2011

I’d like to thank everybody who took part in this discussion.
As jyuan_us wrote, I was able find the same message on many websites using google.
I really don’t understand what advantage someone might have writing such letters, but there are strange people outside there....

I’d also like to thank a proz.com staff which blocked this person very quickly.

Lidija

-english is not my working language


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Alejandro Cavalitto[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

strange message from another proz.com user

Advanced search







TM-Town
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »
Anycount & Translation Office 3000
Translation Office 3000

Translation Office 3000 is an advanced accounting tool for freelance translators and small agencies. TO3000 easily and seamlessly integrates with the business life of professional freelance translators.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search