Another gmail scam
Thread poster: John Fossey

John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 09:25
Member (2008)
French to English
Mar 20

I just received the following email from lindaleo080 @ gmail.com:

I'm contacting you in regard to an french content document with
11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translated to,English i
would like to know if you are interested and available to get this
done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can.
Thank you.
Best regards

It's identical to the scam described at:

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I just received the following email from lindaleo080 @ gmail.com:

I'm contacting you in regard to an french content document with
11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translated to,English i
would like to know if you are interested and available to get this
done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can.
Thank you.
Best regards

It's identical to the scam described at:

https://aatia.org/same-tired-scam-message-making-the-rounds-again/
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Nema Alaraby
Kristopher Brame
Teresa Borges
 

Kristopher Brame
United States
Local time: 09:25
Member (2018)
German to English
+ ...
Same happened to me Mar 20

I got an email from her on Monday. I thought it was a scam because of the grammatical errors but thought perhaps her English just was not good. I wrote her back saying that I would need 50% of the payment up front on PayPal. She proceeded to send me a document in Spanish (I guess she forgot that she was originally looking for a FR > EN translation) and wrote "I'm proposing a certified bank draft, a cashier check or bank certified check".

Do you think the scammer was looking for a fr
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I got an email from her on Monday. I thought it was a scam because of the grammatical errors but thought perhaps her English just was not good. I wrote her back saying that I would need 50% of the payment up front on PayPal. She proceeded to send me a document in Spanish (I guess she forgot that she was originally looking for a FR > EN translation) and wrote "I'm proposing a certified bank draft, a cashier check or bank certified check".

Do you think the scammer was looking for a free translation or phishing for banking information? Or am I at any sort of risk from looking at the document they sent me?
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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 09:25
Member (2008)
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Classic advance payment scam Mar 20

No, they will try to get you to agree to be paid with a paper document such as a bank draft, send you too much and ask you to refund the difference.

Then a month later it will be found that the draft is a forgery, and you're out of pocket.


Robert Forstag
Kristopher Brame
Vadim Kadyrov
Teresa Borges
Daryo
 

Emi Lecret
France
Local time: 15:25
Same offer from SPA>FRE Mar 21

Dear colleagues,

I have just received the same offer today from SPA>FRE. Obviously a scam... as they sent you the request from FRE>ENG. Thank you for posting.

"I'm contacting you in regard to an Spanish content document with
11,643 words (49 Pages). I need this document translated to,French i
would like to know if you are interested and available to get this
done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can.
Thank you.
Best regards"


 


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