New scam: talk to kill/Andy/Kidominant
Thread poster: Andrea Halbritter

Andrea Halbritter  Identity Verified
France
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French to German
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May 18, 2015

Hi!

Here is a new scam I just got via Prozmail:

First mail:

Good Morning,

Your immediate assistance may be needed to complete my final
year project at the University.

Please send me an email to discuss further if you are available.

Best regards


Second mail after I replied because I was curious to know what sort of scam it was:

Good Morning,

Thanks for your quick response.
I require a chèque de banque from a Bank in France.
I am writing a report about it and that is my final requirement.
I would have jumped on a Train to France but it will cost me some time and some money.
The value would be for 50 Euros and i will be paying for this and every other cost incurred.

Cheers,

Andy


The person is a new Proz member!!!


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Natalie Soper  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Oh dear May 18, 2015

Are scammers just asking outright for cheques now? There's no creativity nowadays!

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Andrea Halbritter  Identity Verified
France
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50 € May 18, 2015

Well, he is very modest! Only asking for 50 €...

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Thierry Bourguet  Identity Verified
France
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I received the same one today May 18, 2015

The adress itself was a warning: "talktokill".

[Modifié le 2015-05-18 11:35 GMT]

[Modifié le 2015-05-18 11:35 GMT]


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Andrea Halbritter  Identity Verified
France
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:) May 18, 2015

That's right, yes!

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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:D May 19, 2015

Wow, Einstein was wrong in so far that, aside from the universe and human ignorance, there's also no limit to imprudence.

What is the scammer writing about? How easy/difficult it is scamming people?


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Paweł Hamerski
Poland
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I don't use cheques anymore May 19, 2015

but I think the banks are publishing cheque specimens for various reasons. Ask him why is he not aware of this? And a few other questions as well.

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Andrea Halbritter  Identity Verified
France
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In France very common May 20, 2015

In France cheques are still very common...

I will not coach a scammer though...


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Daryo
United Kingdom
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impudence? May 20, 2015

Thayenga wrote:

Wow, Einstein was wrong in so far that, aside from the universe and human ignorance, there's also no limit to imprudence.

What is the scammer writing about? How easy/difficult it is scamming people?


you mean there is no limit to the impudence of scammers assuming there's no limit to the imprudence of potential marks?

Even the quality of scams is going down! How disappointing! ...

The person is a new Proz member!!! Not for long, one would hope?


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