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Thread poster: Tony M

Tony M
France
Local time: 13:26
Member
French to English
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Feb 14, 2014

The profile was http://www.proz.com/profile/1885304 [pctr66]

The job advert was http://www.proz.com/job/861116

Text of e-mail in reply to my quote:

Dear Tony,

Thank you for your email.I am fighting with cancer, am mostly in the hospital but i will be going for my surgery on Sunday 16th. As i am not a translator or into translation field, Everything is fine. My payment choice is by bank cheque which is save and easy. I can pay you fully, Let me know if you agree so your payment will be send out without any delay. Do not worry about your payment as i will not like to work without been paid myself. I am trusting you for a good translation

I look forward to hear from you. Provide your payment cheque information.

Regards


No name on the e-mail, but the name displayed in the job advert was Romo Massimiliano, purporting to be in Italy.

Warning signs:
Recently-joined direct customer member
No info on profile, no Blue Board entry
Use of a hotmail address (t23f3mw@hotmail.com)

The text supplied, although it was apparently a complete document, was also one readily found on the Internet about sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries.

I was unable to find the IP address this message came from.

BEWARE!


 

3ADE shadab
Local time: 16:56
Hindi to English
+ ...
Thanks for sharing... Feb 14, 2014

Dear Tony,

Thanks for sharing this information. I will surely take care..

Regards
Shadab


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:26
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Thanks, Tony, Feb 15, 2014

... for sharing the evergreen tear-jerker.

I wonder if these people will ever learn. (Sigh)


 

Erik van Vliet  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 13:26
Member (2005)
English to Dutch
Hit delete Feb 16, 2014

And remember: any request originating from a free e-mail account (gmail, yahoo etc.): hit Delete! 99.99% sure it's a scam.

 

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 05:26
Member (2008)
French to English
They learn Feb 17, 2014

Thayenga wrote:

... for sharing the evergreen tear-jerker.

I wonder if these people will ever learn. (Sigh)


Yes, unfortunately, they learn that there's a gullible person born every minute.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 08:26
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Exactly! Feb 17, 2014

Erik van Vliet wrote:

And remember: any request originating from a free e-mail account (gmail, yahoo etc.): hit Delete! 99.99% sure it's a scam.


 


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