John Yates scam
Thread poster: ibz

ibz  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:51
Member (2007)
English to German
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May 7, 2012

Hi everybody,
I just received the following message from a certain John Yates:

Hello,

I need a translator who understands English/German to help me with
translating aproject.
Are you available at the moment,so we could proceed?
What is your charge?

I expect your urgent response.

Best Regards,


Hallo,

Ich brauche einen Übersetzer, Englisch / Deutsch mit mir zu helfen versteht
Ein Projekt der Übersetzung.
Sie sind verfügbar im Moment, so konnten wir vorgehen?
Was ist Ihre Ladung?

Ich erwarte Ihre dringende Antwort.

Mit besten Grüßen


I especially liked the «Was ist Ihre Ladung?»icon_biggrin.gif

Regards,
Irene


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:51
Spanish to English
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Perfect English in name alone May 7, 2012

ibz wrote:

Hi everybody,
I just received the following message from a certain John Yates:

Hello,

I need a translator who understands English/German to help me with
translating aproject.
Are you available at the moment,so we could proceed?
What is your charge?

I expect your urgent response.

Best Regards,


Hallo,

Ich brauche einen Übersetzer, Englisch / Deutsch mit mir zu helfen versteht
Ein Projekt der Übersetzung.
Sie sind verfügbar im Moment, so konnten wir vorgehen?
Was ist Ihre Ladung?

Ich erwarte Ihre dringende Antwort.

Mit besten Grüßen


I especially liked the «Was ist Ihre Ladung?»icon_biggrin.gif

Regards,
Irene


They certainly chose a very English-sounding name, like the well-known (or notorious) "Wine Lodge" pub chain. However, as usual, their faltering grasp of the language shows them up as yet another lowlife scammer.


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 10:51
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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MODERATOR
Previous thread May 7, 2012

Hi Irene,

Please see the previous (rather long) thread about the same scammer:
http://www.proz.com/topic/212354

Could you please provide the IP address so it could be blocked?

Thank you,
Natalia


 

ibz  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:51
Member (2007)
English to German
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TOPIC STARTER
IP address May 7, 2012

Hi Natalie,

This is what I copied from the header (excerpt):

Received: from mail-ob0-f174.google.com (mail-ob0-f174.google.com [209.85.214.174])

So I guess 209.85.214.174 is the IP address, right?

Regards,
Irene


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 10:51
Member (2002)
English to Russian
+ ...

MODERATOR
Difficult to say May 7, 2012

without seeing the full headers.

Irene, please kindly send me the full headers through my profile.

Many thanks,
Natalia


 


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