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Thread poster: xxxPaul Roige
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 00:41
English to Spanish
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Jun 11, 2004

Hi. If you receive this:
"We are looking for a 140,000 word business presentation to be translated from English to Spanish. Please could you advise us of your best price and details by adding them to our database at http://XXXXXXXXXXXXX.co.uk. Please note that there will be a regular flow of work from this source of the same quantity probably on a monthly basis. So please bear this mind when quoting your price. Thanks."

you will end up with this:

"Confirm Your Details
Page 4 of 4

Submission to 2,500 Translation Agencies and Same Day Consideration for XXXXX Translator Database (€70)

Submission to 1,000 Translation Agencies and Same Day Consideration for XXXXX Translator Database (€35)

Submission to 500 Translation Agencies and Same Day Consideration for XXXXX Translator Database (€25)

Submission to 250 Translation Agencies and Same Day Consideration for XXXXX Translator Database (€15)

Three Day Consideration for XXXXX Translator Database (€0)"

It is now up to you to decide whether this is a good opportunity for promotion, a hoax, a waste of time, a pink elephant or whatever.

But be warned: it's NOT a job.

Cheers
P

[Edited at 2004-06-11 21:06]


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:41
Member (2004)
English to Italian
yes, it's not a job... Jun 12, 2004

Paul Roigé wrote:


It is now up to you to decide whether this is a good opportunity for promotion, a hoax, a waste of time, a pink elephant or whatever.

But be warned: it's NOT a job.



it's a scam.

Giovanni


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
Mexico
English to German
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Maybe.. Jun 12, 2004

..you can sell them something else, e.g. a Hoover?

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 00:41
English to German
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Contact me through my profile Jun 12, 2004

Hi Paul,
Can you please contact me through my profile, with the details of this "outsourcer"?

Thanks, Ralf


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 00:41
English to Spanish
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:-) Jun 12, 2004

Harry_B wrote:

..you can sell them something else, e.g. a Hoover?


Ummmm, hoover, dunno, they might use it to suck up translators. Any other ideas? What are they short of in Southern England? Frozen Pavlovas perhaps?
P


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