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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Sasqui, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Sasqui

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    LinkedIn Invite:

    مبشر القلم has indicated you are a Friend
    Since you are a person I trust, I wanted to invite you to join my network on LinkedIn.

    Can anyone tell me what language that is? Looks like Arabic... I've worked with many nationalities, it's possible it's legit.
  2. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I put it in Google translate and it said "Missionary pen".
    Sasqui says thanks.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you tried one of the many translation programs on the internet? Looks like Arabic.
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    1) Do you deal with anyone who might actually know the arabic langauge?
    2) Does your company deal with anyone who might be from an arabic speaking country?
    3) Does one of the first searches in google say "may infect your computer (hint: yes)?

    Not being snarky here, but google is very good at what they do. They usually get the literal meanings of words, and given that this is supposed to be a name it's hard to interpret incorrectly.

    Consider all friend/associate requests only viable if they are colleagues that you know.

    If not, you remember that time we met in the airport? No, maybe I'm wrong but I could have sworn I knew you from somewhere? Where did you go the high school...?

    *I have gone a long way to imply cold reading and blind e-mails work*
  5. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    It sounds like a scam - do not accept the invitation.

    I had a Facebook invite the other day. It was from a Nigerian man I'd never heard of who lived in Lagos. Looking at his profile and pictures, by all accounts he was a good, clean-living Christian man with a lovely family. Except I'd never heard of him.

    I refused his request and banned him from contacting me again.

    Don't get sucked in my friend. ;)
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I got a simular invite to linkedin and i have never herd of the man before except from the band sugar ray

    Mark Mcgrath
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Oh, thats a good friend of mine! ...LOL

    Haha...

    I don't accept invites from people don't know in some way. This certainly fits that category :laugh:
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    That looks like Farsi to me, not Arabic. Most Farsi speakers are Iranians.
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    if it was arabic word it may be mean pen sharpener, or if the ش if said heavely it may mean that ''the one who give a good tidings" مبشر
    and pen mean قلم
    hope that help you a lot "if that is an arabic word that is my answer and the statement really has no important mean"
    :)
    i don't think it was in farise
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