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Be careful when receiving anonymous offers for interpreting jobs
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GaryG  Identity Verified
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Jan 30, 2006

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/29/AR2006012900887.html?referrer=emailarticle

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Nicole Maina  Identity Verified
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delicious! Jan 30, 2006


thank you for the link!

nicole


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
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If you search with the word "scam" Jan 30, 2006

in the forums, you'll find numerous stories like this.

Nina


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
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That translator is not a ProZ member... Jan 31, 2006

... otherwise she would've found out about that story a long time ago.

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xxxMurielP  Identity Verified
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I see Hassan Omar is still in business!! Jan 31, 2006

I was contacted by the same person about a year ago and his plan did not succeed as my partner and myself were very skeptical about the whole story.

I'm happy to say that he had sent me 6 letters to forward to "other victims" and we warned them, saving 6 translators both in the UK and USA from losing money.

I'm surprised he's still using the same name...

Also, one of my partner's colleagues in Dubai, checked out the address "Royal Courts" = lousy block of flats near the docks and not royal at all.

Muriel


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scooty
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another scam Jan 31, 2006

I think it is the same kind of scam I received. It was from a Mr wang qin, "a chinese nationality based in Africa. "
He had my email from Translators café and when I checked who looked at my profile, the IP was indeed located in Nigeria.


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gad
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Not an ATA member either? Feb 3, 2006

Caliaa wrote:

... otherwise she would've found out about that story a long time ago.


The ATA has warned members about these scams. Also the ATA chapters do the same. I thought that by now, there was not one translator/interpreter alive who would think for a second that such an email might be a real offer for services. This scam is not even new.


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Khuzaie
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Thanx Oct 7, 2006

It is really valuable, thanx so much

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