Scammers are using TermWiki
Thread poster: Odette Grille

Odette Grille  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 20:59
English to French
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Jan 3, 2013

Hi all,

I just want to warn you that a scammer is using TermWiki to approach potential victims of the now too famous money transfer scam.

Beware
And a Happy New Year to all

Ode


 

Katia De Juan (X)  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:59
English to Spanish
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Thanks! Jan 3, 2013

Hi Odette,

Thanks for the information. Is good to know it.icon_smile.gif

By the way, happy new year!icon_smile.gif


 

Odette Grille  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 20:59
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
More info Jan 3, 2013

Just a little more on this.
The person writng bets on compassion. She (?) tells a very sad story about being a refugee from Ivory Coast who can access the Internet in her camp in Senegal, thanks to a priest. It seems like a lonely person trying to make friends. Then the second e-mail starts talking about money left by her assassinated father. That is when I stopped reading and sent back an e-mail warning that person I was going to report her.

I know some will say I should not have answered the first e-mail, but I am human and thought it was just a pen-friend exchange at first.

No harm done.

Ode


 

Paweł Hamerski
Poland
Local time: 02:59
English to Polish
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Nothing new Jan 3, 2013

I am receiving Nigerian scam sob stories every now and then so it is nothing new. An approach via Wiki is just a variation and I wouldn't consider it worth reporting.

 

Alejandro Cavalitto
Local time: 21:59
SITE STAFF
Please also submit a support request Jan 3, 2013

Dear Odette,

Thanks for reporting this on the forums. Could you please also submit a support request and include the messages you were sent and the email address being used? That will help us ensure such messages cannot be sent through ProZ.com. Thank you.

Best regards,
Alejandro


 

Maria Antonietta Ricagno  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:59
Member
English to Italian
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Just got the e-mail below Jan 4, 2013

Hello

I am Lilian! how are you! hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health.I went through your profile on TermWiki and i read it and took intersest in it,if you don't mind i will like you to write me on this my email ID (lilian1988john@yahoo.com) hope to hear from you soon, I will be waiting for your mail because i have something VERY important to tell you. Lots of love Lilian!

(lilian1988john@yahoo.com)


 

Tudor STRAISTARU  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 03:59
German to Romanian
scam Jan 4, 2013

Everybody know the Nigerian trick! The only solution Block sender! If they persist to consider us stupid people, don't pay any attention!:evil:

 

Svetlana_Hikari
Russian to English
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thanks for warning! Jan 4, 2013

thanks god, i have never received such emails... Thanks for warning about it, though!
Happy New Year!


 

Odette Grille  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 20:59
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
OK I will Alejandro Jan 6, 2013

Alejandro Cavalitto wrote:

Dear Odette,

Thanks for reporting this on the forums. Could you please also submit a support request and include the messages you were sent and the email address being used? That will help us ensure such messages cannot be sent through ProZ.com. Thank you.

Best regards,
Alejandro



Will do.
Thank you
Regards
O


 


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