Scam targeting Arabic translators
Thread poster: Nesrin

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:06
English to Arabic
+ ...
Feb 1, 2005

Hi all,

There have been warnings of similar scams on other forums before, but I thought I'd post this warning here, as it seems to be specifically targeting Arab translators this time.
I got this email today from an Emirati "prince":

"I am an english speaking prince from United Arab Emirate,Dubai.I will be coming over on holidays to Exeter,United Kingdom,England sometime from 22nd/25th February 2005 for a 10 days vacation with my German wife,my Daughter and my 10year old son. We will require the services of a translator from dutch - English language for 5 hours daily X 10 days during our vist/vacation.Please acknowledge if you can offer this service and give me a price quote.We will like to pay in advance of our visit so we can be assured of an escort during our shopping and sightseeing visit.Please,note an reply will be appreciated.
+23 41 29 57 15 0"

Note that his wife is German, but he requires translation services in "DUTCH"!
Anyway, I suggest you just ignore it.

More details on the scam and how it works here


United States
Local time: 10:06
English to Arabic
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Same scam hit some firms here in California the last two weeks Feb 2, 2005

Greetings... ahalan wa sahalan...

That same scam hit several language services firms here in California during the last two weeks.

I speculate that none of those companies got duped and gulled after they asked that initially-vague requestor for additional details beyond the inclusive dates of 4-14 February.

Khair, in sha' Allah.


Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro, California


Elisa Comito  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:06
English to Italian
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I resume this post since... Sep 29, 2013

... scammers are always active, in different ways (starting from identity theft), and they use Proz directories a lot.

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