Scam Alert: "Steven Bangham" contacting for a purported job
Thread poster: Enrique Chi

Enrique Chi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:46
Member (2015)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Oct 5, 2016

Hello, colleagues and friends. I received this message today via proz.com. It is clearly a scam:

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You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: Steven Bangham [NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 192.241.213.164
Message type: Job-related
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Hi, Am Steven from Texas my boss is a story writer her name
his (Ruth Tinoco) so we was just awarded a new contract,
new contract and the articles is all about Barrack Obama
with is regime on throne in USA,
if you will work with us then i will need to give you the
articles so you can let me know how many thousands is it it's from English to Spanish translating.



Willing to hear back from you

Regards Steven.


The typos, poor writing and ridiculous statements clearly make this a scam. Be aware.

Saludos,
Enrique


 

Alejandro Cavalitto
Local time: 19:46
SITE STAFF
Thank you for reporting this Oct 5, 2016

Hello Enrique,

Thank you for reporting this. I have now blocked this person from using the site and sent out an alert about this through the scam alert center, http://www.proz.com/about/translator-scam-alerts/

Please let me know if you need help with anything.

Best regards,
Alejandro


 

Cristina Gonzalez  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:46
Member (2012)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Same here Oct 5, 2016

I got the same message. If they're going to try scam translators the least they could do is brush up the language they're writing in. Duh.

[Edited at 2016-10-05 14:32 GMT]


 

Enrique Chi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:46
Member (2015)
English to Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks for the block Oct 5, 2016

Alejandro:

Good job on blocking this individual. Hopefully others will see this thread and be aware.

Saludos,
Enrique


 


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