Dan Jones scam
Thread poster: Cristina Moldovan do Amaral

Cristina Moldovan do Amaral  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:55
Member (2002)
English to Romanian
+ ...
Jun 6, 2013

Dear colleagues,

I just got the following e-mail:

”Hello,

I'm Dan,Can the attached document be translated to Romanian before 16th of
July 2013.

Awaiting your response with the rate and charges.

Dan
+447031815675”


I opened the attachment and it's an article on polio he had copied word for word off the internet.

Looks like a scam to me. Be careful!

[Edited at 2013-06-06 16:04 GMT]


 

Edit
English to Hungarian
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Scam Jun 6, 2013

I also received a very similar e-mail with an all caps attachment today:


Hello,




I'm Dan,Can the attached document be translated to Hungarian before 16th of July 2013.




Awaiting your response with the rate and charges.




Dan

+447031815675


 

Bryan Crumpler  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:55
Dutch to English
+ ...
Got the same thing. Jun 6, 2013

And my e-mail was broadcast among a slew of other colleagues.

From whence it came, I do not know. But... I deleted it promptly.


 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:55
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
This example highlights one common feature of such scams: Jun 6, 2013

The use of a common name that makes tracing the individual's web imprint all but impossible.

 

liviu roth
United States
Local time: 15:55
Romanian to English
+ ...
me too Jun 6, 2013

Romanian!

 

Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons)
Member (2005)
English to Italian
+ ...
Got the same for Italian Jun 7, 2013

And just ignored

 

dcaamot
United States
Local time: 14:55
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Received the same email this morning. Jun 7, 2013

----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Jones
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2013 5:53 AM
Subject: Portuguese


Hello,

I'm Dan,Can the attached presentation be translated to Portuguese before 16th of July 2013.

Awaiting your response with the rate and charges.

Dan
8505643709


The text was 2,735 word expose on Polio.

After I answered him, he responded promptly requesting full name, mailing address and cell phone #.


 

liviu roth
United States
Local time: 15:55
Romanian to English
+ ...
for fun Jun 7, 2013

I answered to his request:

Hi Dan,

I will be thrilled to help you out ... but I need you to do some things first:

- send me a fake check for an amount way over what I requested, then

- blame it on your stupid secretary/ friend who wrote the wrong amount,

- ask me kindly to deposit the check and after I retain something for my trouble, send you

via Western Union the difference.

Deal ?

Your MAGAS (”Sucker” in Nigerian, - scammers slang)

Lee


 

Yuno  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:55
English to Japanese
+ ...
Our friend is back... Oct 21, 2013

Just received this message from an "Aleks Tikhonov" :

--
Hello,

I'm Aleks based in Osney Lane,Oxford Can the attached document be translated to JAPANESSE before 1st of November 2013.if yes kindly get back to me with the details below:

1-Rates and Charges
2-Years of Experience
3-Your Website

Looking forward to read back from you.
Aleks
+447031858690
+447031815675


---------

Same mobile number, same interest in polio (judging by the file name - I haven't bothered to open it), but now under a different name? LOL

FWIW, a Google search for the other phone number turns up mentions in a number of scam alert sites.


 


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