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Thread poster: Yvonne Gallagher

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 04:44
Member (2010)
French to English
+ ...
Nov 8, 2015

I got the following e-mail tonight which shows many hallmarks of a scam

bad English, no language pairs or topics mentioned and the IP address gives me the Gaza Strip

You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: E.. .F...
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 85.114.110.146
Message type: Collaboration
-----------

Hello Dear,
I am a project manager. I search a freelance translators in
your language to work with them in our translation projects
. I look at
your CV from Proz.com and I admire of it.
Are you agreeing to work with us?
Please replay If want .

My regards,
E....

[Edited at 2015-11-09 00:55 GMT]
edited to remove name


[Edited at 2015-11-09 00:56 GMT]


 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 05:44
English to Czech
+ ...
Quite funny Nov 9, 2015

No sane PM would say of your CV "I admire of it", even if they knew how to say it correctly.
Just discard it.


 

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 04:44
Member (2010)
French to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Deleted right away! Nov 9, 2015

Well, not everyone has good English...so I posted here just in case...

 

Dani Karuniawan  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 10:44
English to Indonesian
+ ...
Ignore any email without your name Nov 9, 2015

Gallagy wrote:

I got the following e-mail tonight which shows many hallmarks of a scam

bad English, no language pairs or topics mentioned and the IP address gives me the Gaza Strip

You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: E.. .F...
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 85.114.110.146
Message type: Collaboration
-----------

Hello Dear,
I am a project manager. I search a freelance translators in
your language to work with them in our translation projects
. I look at
your CV from Proz.com and I admire of it.
Are you agreeing to work with us?
Please replay If want .

My regards,
E....

[Edited at 2015-11-09 00:55 GMT]
edited to remove name


[Edited at 2015-11-09 00:56 GMT]


Ignore any email without your name and mass mail (including spam).


 

finnword1
United States
Local time: 23:44
English to Finnish
+ ...
here is another one Nov 9, 2015

"Hello, I am Mr Jonathan I got your e mail address from an on line forum that you are an excellent translator, I guess you would have worked for them. I will like you to translate an article for me, but first i need to know your language combination because it was not stated. I will be very happy if you can reply my e mail ASAP. Thank You"

I received this same email about a week ago, except that now the sender used a different name. I was thinking about informing him that I translate from Pig Latin into Double Dutch, but then decided not to do it.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 05:44
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
replay Nov 9, 2015

Yes, replay the delete button.icon_biggrin.gif

 

JaneD  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 05:44
Member (2009)
Swedish to English
+ ...
Wonderful! Nov 9, 2015

finnword1 wrote:

"I will like you to translate an article for me, but first i need to know your language combination because it was not stated."


Because it happens all the time that someone is so impressed by your translation skills that they just want you to translate something for them, regardless of the language you work into!


 

Natalie Soper  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:44
French to English
+ ...
"Hello Dear" ?! Nov 9, 2015

How affectionate! "Thanks but no thanks, Honeybunch!" icon_biggrin.gif

 


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