Possible Scam?! (staff: confirmed scam)
Thread poster: Nihan Pekmen

Nihan Pekmen  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Jun 14, 2012

I have just received an e-mail from the owner of the agency in UAE which I did a small job for.
Claiming that he got robbed while he was abroad on a holiday in Spain with his family and asking for financial aid to return to his country.
The mail contains original address and the footnote but is not addressed to my name.

This firm is on BB and some other translation job websites. Considering that the firm e-mail is hacked (?)- which is on Proz and the other job site.

What is the best way to inform the company?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2012-06-14 12:06 GMT]


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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First of all Jun 14, 2012

Please kindly submit a support ticket and provide as many details as you have: BB record, profile, emails with full headers, etc. This will be really helpful.

Thank you!


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Nihan Pekmen  Identity Verified
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I just did Jun 14, 2012

Thank you so much.
I have just requested support with the relevant information.


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Enrique Cavalitto
Local time: 07:55
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"Wallet lost abroad" scam Jun 14, 2012

Thanks Nihan, for sharing this information.

This is a classic "wallet lost abroad" scam, described here.

Regards,
Enrique


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