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David Young  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 06:56
Danish to English
Mar 1, 2009

Anyone else had an email from these people with an invitation to join their "Free International Website created by professional translators..." etc etc"?
I decided not to click on the link and deleted the email - looked too dangerous - but I'm curious about how widespread this is. Could it be that someone has managed to monitor my internet preferences (i.e. this website) and fashioned a scam email tailor-made to my interests?


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Lise Leavitt  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:56
Member (2008)
Danish to English
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Worldwide Agency Mar 1, 2009

Hi David,

Yes, this morning I found the same mail! I, as yourself, decided not to click on the link in the mail, however I went on Google and found their site. It seems to be an Italian agency. I browsed around a little, but for the most, you have to be registered to view the various pages. I did not find anything suspicious from the quick look, seems to be just another translator site?!!

Lise


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Shane Wall  Identity Verified
Vietnam
Local time: 12:56
Vietnamese to English
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Nothing here in Vietnam Mar 1, 2009

I did not receive anything suspicious and I put my website and email address "out there" all over the internet.

When I get suspect emails, I delete them immediately. I would rather lose a potential client than infect the ones I have!!!

Shane

www.translingualexpress.com
Công ty Dịch thuật ngôn ngữ tiếng Anh - Việt


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David Young  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 06:56
Danish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Email address Mar 1, 2009

I clearly wasn't very awake this morning when I posted - if I had been I would have realised that they could easily have got my email address from my website. Doh! Here I was worrying about trojans and such like monitoring my every key stroke!
Anyway - thanks for your answers. I don't want to register on another website - I get too little work done as it is


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:56
English to German
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I just received this little thingy Mar 1, 2009

One of those online vending machines for translation, very annoying.

The best part: You will receive jobs at no charge!!



Block sender. Delete.


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Madeleine MacRae Klintebo  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:56
Swedish to English
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Surprising Mar 1, 2009

Shane Wall wrote:

I did not receive anything suspicious and I put my website and email address "out there" all over the internet.



Considering you are so generous with putting your website out there all over the internet...


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Sharon Sarah Schmitz  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:56
English to German
At no charge? Mar 2, 2009

As far as I understand the scheme, only the first 100 job offers come for free. If you want to receive more job offers - or "job posters' contacts", as they put it - you'll have to subscribe to their site at a yearly cost of 10 US$.

The e-mail doesn't even say whether these "contacts" will be in the translator's language pairs.

So, IMO, and IMO only, they actually want you to pay for receiving classifieds. Of course, the vendor in question may feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


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