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French>English job posted Dec. 6
Thread poster: Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 12:22
German to English
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Dec 6, 2001

Has anyone got any information on that particular outsourcer: www.proz.com/job?id=16446?



I find it odd that they would want the test back so fast. Could be fishy (eg, sending out one page each to 20 translators, thus getting a 20-page document translated for free).



I find it fishy, because the outsourcer states that it is only a \"test\" for a potential future project, yet they are in a real hurry to collect those one-pagers from the bidders.



At any rate: be careful out there, folks!


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Franck Abate  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:22
English to French
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I agree, beware! Dec 6, 2001

I agree with you. The guy contacted me and sent me some email with an attachment that I couldn\'t open. I called him long distance and he has not responded.

Sounds just like what you said: some guy who wants to get his translation done for free. No one sending tests asks for them to be returned asap.


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BernieM
Hong Kong
Local time: 01:22
French to English
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Dec 6, 2001

I agree that it looks potentially suspicious, but maybe we should give them the benefit of the doubt until proved otherwise.



One simple way to check, might be for anyone who receives the test translation to just post the first couple of lines of the text in this particular forum. It should soon become apparent if this is a scam or a genuine translation request.



What do you think?


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
Spanish to English
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Red Flag: Dec 6, 2001

Re: http://www.proz.com/translationjobs/16446



Evidently the \"future project\" is to continue to fleece the gullible!...and the sooner the better!





12 bids and still counting...







Addendum: is it a \"test pilot\" or a \"pilot test\" required? Ha ha! Interesting thought..as posted they want a French-to-English test pilot! Off we go, into the wild blue wonder!!!





[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-12-06 21:22 ]

[ This Message was edited by: on 2001-12-06 21:26 ]


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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 22:52
English to Spanish
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We are highly vulnerable Dec 6, 2001

My belief is that if you sit in a market place to sell your wares - and that too on a window that promotes cut throat competition - almost falling over each other-

you are bound to be taken for a ride.

One should know where you are selling or raher exposing your wares.


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BernieM
Hong Kong
Local time: 01:22
French to English
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It's easy to check if we work together on this. Dec 7, 2001

Yes, it certainly looks potentially suspicious. But why don\'t we give the job poster the benefit of the doubt until we know more. And there\'s a relatively simple way that we can check this out anyway - when any translator receives the sample text for this job, they can just post the first couple of lines to this forum. It will soon be apparent whether this is a scam or not.



Is anybody willing to do this??


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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:22
French to English
ACC International, Portland OR Dec 7, 2001

Google search with “Shirean Moini ACC International”. If you want to check it out, give them a call. Appears to be based in US, but there is a company (branch?) of the same name in the UK. In any event, Shirean Moini would certainly appear to be in the US…







http://www.jobvertize.com/job/520719.html



Translators - (US-OR-Portland)

Email this job to a friend

TRANSLATORS/INTERPRETERS NEEDED! ACC International is hiring translators/ interpreters of all languages (esp. German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese) for social, legal, technical, and medical documents and services. Great pay, flexible hours. Inquiries call503)239-0023 or email pay per word...

Shirean Moini

ACC International

406 N. Hayden Island Dr.

Portland, OR 97217

Phone: 5032835683



http://www.acc-international.co.uk/Home/Index.cfm





Looks like there are several companies by that name but the one in question is the Portland OR one.



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Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:22
French to English
Just called to see - got curious Dec 7, 2001

Well, the phone number checks out although I got just an answering machine. Strange, perhpas, because I think it\'s mid-morning that side of the Atlantic. The first thing I would be curious about is the fields of specialisation they are looking for.

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lcmolinari  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 12:22
Member
French to English
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Stay away! Dec 7, 2001

As soon as I read the posting I knew something was up.



As Abacustrans said, if they want a test for future projects, there is no reason that they should \"need\" it done today.



Unfortunately, as of this morning there are already 21 bids. I\'m afraid at least a few of our Proz have fallen victim despite the warnings.
[addsig]


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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 12:22
German to English
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Sounds like a big scam to me Dec 7, 2001

Good job, Nikki, but now that outfit looks even more suspicious than before.



I\'d definitely stay away.


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