Strange request for my CV
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:20
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Feb 29, 2016

I have just received a very short email from a basic Proz user (not in my language pair) that simply says

"I am very interested in your profile. May I have your CV?
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
XXXX"

Is this some sort of scam?


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annarita1974  Identity Verified
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Same happened to me Feb 29, 2016

I received a similar email some time ago (short, no details, apparently "scammish") and I simply dismissed it as rubbish. I don't think it is worth my (and your) time. As far as I know, professionals behave differently.

Anna Rita


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Inga Petkelyte  Identity Verified
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Surprised Feb 29, 2016

Tom, do you still react to such emails?.?

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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;) Feb 29, 2016

Use the magic button: delete.

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Serena Basili  Identity Verified
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Feb 29, 2016



[Edited at 2016-02-29 15:28 GMT]


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:20
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NOn è fedele Feb 29, 2016

Inga Petkelyte wrote:

Tom, do you still react to such emails?.?


Of course not, but if it's a scam, I hope others may be warned.


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Maybe Feb 29, 2016

Tom in London wrote:

I have just received a very short email from a basic Proz user (not in my language pair) that simply says

"I am very interested in your profile. May I have your CV?
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
XXXX"

Is this some sort of scam?


love at first sight? Tell that user that you will not give your CV without a dinner and a movie.

[Edited at 2016-02-29 15:50 GMT]


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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Be it a scam or not Feb 29, 2016

... they remind me of a stranger knocking at my door wanting something from me without even introducing themselves or having mask on their face. For some reason people think it's not that bad while done online.

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Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
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Ha ha : ) Feb 29, 2016

Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:

Tom in London wrote:

I have just received a very short email from a basic Proz user (not in my language pair) that simply says

"I am very interested in your profile. May I have your CV?
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
XXXX"

Is this some sort of scam?


love at first sight? Tell that user that you will not give your CV without a dinner and a movie.

[Edited at 2016-02-29 15:50 GMT]


That's a good trick in general with "send me your CV, fill in the form and complete our test" emails.


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