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Cool, new scam
Thread poster: Liviu-Lee Roth

Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 06:11
Romanian to English
+ ...
May 8, 2019

A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Noor
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 51.223.32.161
Message type: Job-related

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Dear Liviu-Lee Roth,

I hope this email finds you well.

I need your ecperience to assist me in an professional
powerpoint presentation on the topi
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A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Noor
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 51.223.32.161
Message type: Job-related

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Dear Liviu-Lee Roth,

I hope this email finds you well.

I need your ecperience to assist me in an professional
powerpoint presentation on the topic of Translation for
migration service.The service I need is translation. You can
call it as an hourly paid tutoring service or academic
writing. Please if you can provide me with your number or ID
of any common online instant massaging application
in order to discuss the service eadily.

Best regards, Noor
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Lian Pang  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:11
Member (2018)
English to Chinese
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instant massage May 9, 2019

I suffer from neck and shoulder problem. I wanna know where I can download this " instant massaging application"

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Kevin Fulton
Thayenga
Kristopher Brame
Teresa Borges
Liviu-Lee Roth
Yolanda Broad
 

writeaway  Identity Verified
Dutch to English
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Sitting duck syndrome May 9, 2019

Scams seem to be a dime a dozen now. Anyone with a Proz profile is just a sitting duck.
Nothing to be done except block them from future contact. Just don't reply whatever you do, because then they will have your actual email address.


Michele Fauble
Rachel Fell
Axel Dittmer
 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:11
English to Czech
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? May 9, 2019

Noor is for sure a tad illiterate but how do you know he/she is a scammer?
Asking for personal contact is not really what scammers are known for...?


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:11
Member (2009)
English to German
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Excellent English May 9, 2019

That is, if you don't care about spelling. And I always thought that they teach proper English in Saudi Arabia.

Liviu-Lee Roth
Teresa Borges
 

Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 06:11
Romanian to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
it is the classic „phishing” attempt May 9, 2019

Katarzyna Slowikova wrote:

Noor is for sure a tad illiterate but how do you know he/she is a scammer?
Asking for personal contact is not really what scammers are known for...?


They try to get in touch with you, get your info and might ask you to download a doc. that is ”loaded” with malware in order to compromise your computer.

No big deal!


Axel Dittmer
 


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