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Tony M  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:33
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French to English
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Nov 29, 2014

Below is the messgae I received via the ProZ.com e-mail system from a non-logged in visitor; funny, I thought I was having my mails vetted? [No — although I thought I had set vetting 'on', for some reason it seems to have turned itself off again; I have now turned it back on!]

Classic scam, can spot it a mile off: inappropriate tone, appalling EN — and although 'he' claims to be in the UK, the IP address puts him somewhere on an ISP based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Vous avez reçu un message via ProZ.com.
Auteur: John drummond [NOTE : l'auteur n'est pas un membre de ProZ.com ou n'était pas identifié lors de l'envoi de ce message.]
Adresse IP de l'auteur: 197.242.101.66
Type de message: Job-related
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Good day,
This is John drummond from the UK ,I actually write to let
you know that i would be coming for a 3 day's programme in
Paris which should be on the 28th of December through 31st
of December ,It would consist of 40 - 80 distinguish
personality from around the world ,Let me know if you would
be available and calculate your fee and transportation for
the 3 day's ,Hope to Hear from you soon . John care's


Beware and stay safe, folks!




[Modifié le 2014-11-29 17:09 GMT]


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Susana E. Cano Méndez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:33
Member
French to Spanish
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Incredible Nov 29, 2014



John care's


Beware and stay safe, folks!




[Modifié le 2014-11-29 17:09 GMT]


LOL


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Robin Levey
Chile
Local time: 17:33
Spanish to English
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Scams, jokes and ... socks. Nov 29, 2014

Scams are like jokes - they get better with the telling. There's always someone around who hasn't heard them yet and will enjoy a good laugh.

Old scams also have something in common with yesterday's socks, cast off in haste and now lurking out of sight under the bed. You can smell them a mile off


[Edited at 2014-11-29 22:25 GMT]


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Benno Groeneveld  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:33
English to Dutch
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I once responded Nov 30, 2014

to a mail like this. Received a message two days before the actual event saying that the organizer had tragically been killed in a car accident and the whole thing was called off. I had already received a check, but -- wisely -- hadn't deposited it. I was asked to keep 10% and wire the rest of the money back. Instead I offered to send the uncashed check back. Never heard from them again.

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