Scam: Angy Swan
Thread poster: Kay Barbara

Kay Barbara
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:33
Member (2008)
English to German
+ ...
Nov 12, 2012

Hi all, just received the scam below sent from an new, empty Proz profile.

Author's IP address: 5.11.42.81

From: angy.swan90@gmail.com
Subject: [ProZ.com mail] Dealing with me in my projects

dear Kay ,,
it's me angy swan .. I'm a project manager working in
translation projects. I'm interested in English-German
translations.. I passed through your CV and account , so I
want to deal whith you in my coming projects.
this is my E-mail for contacting if you are interested in my
projects ..
angy.swan90@gmail.com you can also send me your Cv to my Email if you want to give
me the permission to make marketting for you and your Cv in
my coming projects with you ..
hoping to hear from you soon .. best regards


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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:33
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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Spam Nov 12, 2012

You can use Spam Assassin to block these e-mails from your business account. Just use an asterisk as a placeholder:

*@hotmail.com
*@gmail.com
*@yahoo.com

etc.

It is rare, in the U.S. at least, for individuals to order anything more than a birth certificate or such anyway.


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Matthias Brombach  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:33
Member (2007)
English to German
+ ...
Apply an IP tracker ... Nov 12, 2012

... like Melissadata.com (proz redirects you to it when you try to trace proz visitors of your profile) or www.utrace.de (a bit preciser for Germany) and see, where "Angy swan" is based (Palestinian Territories). Works just on messages from the person who reached you via your proz profile and where the IP is shown in the header. With messages directed from gmail and hotmail servers it won´t work; they just bear a general provider IP, but not the position from where the mail was sent from. That´s the reason why I never react to offers from users with those domain addresses (I got the same message). Also I am curious what´s behind those messages and what other trick they try to scrounge you off (once I delivered a small translation to a sender who has taken over the email address of an existing real proz profile. When the swindle has beenrevealed, I found out by help of proz staff it was an Egyptian profile), it´s just wasting of time ...
Hope, other members will be warned by your message!

Best regards,

Matthias


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