Roberto Torres
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Apr 1, 2015

Just got this e-mail:

Hello,

My name is Roberto Torres. I got your contact from a online forum that you are an excellent translator. I'd like you to translate an article for me, but first i need to know your language combination...

Get back to me as soon as possible.
Thank You


Hmm.... wants me to do a translation for him but doesn't know into which language.


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Teresa Borges
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I had a similar e-mail Apr 1, 2015

some time ago, though, if my memory serves me right, from a different person...

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Nicole Coesel  Identity Verified
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LOL, Samuel! Apr 1, 2015

That is just too funny!

I hope you got a good chuckle out of it as well.

Cheers,
Nicole.


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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
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Where... Apr 1, 2015

Samuel Murray wrote:

Just got this e-mail:

Hello,

My name is Roberto Torres. I got your contact from a online forum that you are an excellent translator. I'd like you to translate an article for me, but first i need to know your language combination...

Get back to me as soon as possible.
Thank You


Hmm.... wants me to do a translation for him but doesn't know into which language.


... do these people get their scam ideas from??? Is there some dark web forum somewhere that discusses them? The scams get recycled year in and year out, slight changes in details but otherwise the same...


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Italian to English
Don't reply to messages like that because..... Apr 1, 2015

... they are only send to you as a way of getting you to confirm your email address. This is done for nefarious purposes. If you do reply, then YOU may become the Roberto Torres du jour.

[Edited at 2015-04-01 13:33 GMT]


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Yeah got it too Apr 1, 2015

Just went straight to spam

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Or... Apr 2, 2015

Samuel Murray wrote:

Just got this e-mail:

Hello,

My name is Roberto Torres. I got your contact from a online forum that you are an excellent translator. I'd like you to translate an article for me, but first i need to know your language combination...

Get back to me as soon as possible.
Thank You


Hmm.... wants me to do a translation for him but doesn't know into which language.


Perhaps he doesn't know neither the source nor the target language. After all he got your contact... that you are an excellent translator. What do contact (details) reveal about someone's ability as a translator?

They might get these ideas from a visit to the translators scammers directory where they can contact all known and registered scammers for exchange ideas.

As Tom suggested, don't bother to reply, just delete it.


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