Fidus fra Kazakhstan i dag fra "Word Perfect"?
Thread poster: Charles Ek

Charles Ek  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:23
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Norwegian to English
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May 12, 2011

Hei. Jeg skriver på norsk bedre enn på dansk og har ikke mye tid.

Jeg har nettopp fått en mail som ser ut som en fidus fra Kazakhstan fra "Gráinne Murphy ":

Dear Translator,

My name is Gráinne Murphy and I work with Word Perfect Translations. I am writing to see if you would be available to translate the attached document for our Kazakhstan office. The deadline for this translation would be 1.00p.m. GMT.

If you are available for this tr
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Hei. Jeg skriver på norsk bedre enn på dansk og har ikke mye tid.

Jeg har nettopp fått en mail som ser ut som en fidus fra Kazakhstan fra "Gráinne Murphy ":

Dear Translator,

My name is Gráinne Murphy and I work with Word Perfect Translations. I am writing to see if you would be available to translate the attached document for our Kazakhstan office. The deadline for this translation would be 1.00p.m. GMT.

If you are available for this translation job, and are interested in taking the job, please email me as soon as possible with a quote for your rates for this translation (Ideally in Euros). I will then contact you to let you know if you should go ahead with the translation.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response.

Many thanks,

Gráinne Murphy,
Word Perfect Translations.



Pass dere!

Mvh.
Charlie
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Mihaela Dinu
Netherlands
Local time: 17:23
Member (2011)
English to Romanian
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hy May 12, 2011

Hy, I don`t understand what you wrote but I can assure you that Grainne is a real person I have been working with this company for some time and also with her...Word Perfect is a company which has also an office in Ireland, where Grainne also works. They make prompt payments, and I for one am very satisfied of the cooperation with them. So don`t worry, it`s not a fraud, it`s a real person

they are also on blue bord as Word Perfect Translations Ltd.

Mihaela

Charles Ek wrote:

Hei. Jeg skriver på norsk bedre enn på dansk og har ikke mye tid.

Jeg har nettopp fått en mail som ser ut som en fidus fra Kazakhstan fra "Gráinne Murphy ":

Dear Translator,

My name is Gráinne Murphy and I work with Word Perfect Translations. I am writing to see if you would be available to translate the attached document for our Kazakhstan office. The deadline for this translation would be 1.00p.m. GMT.

If you are available for this translation job, and are interested in taking the job, please email me as soon as possible with a quote for your rates for this translation (Ideally in Euros). I will then contact you to let you know if you should go ahead with the translation.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response.

Many thanks,

Gráinne Murphy,
Word Perfect Translations.



Pass dere!

Mvh.
Charlie





 

Charles Ek  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:23
Member (2009)
Norwegian to English
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Are we sure this office in Kazakhstan exists? May 12, 2011

I am familiar with the firm of Word Perfect Translations, Ltd., although I have not worked for them.

Before posting my message, I looked at the Word Perfect web site. I saw no evidence of an office in Kazakhstan. The email address of this person in the message is a free account from Google, not the sort of thing an international translation firm ordinarily uses in my experience. There have recently been instances of fraudsters misappropriating the identity of reputable firms to sca
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I am familiar with the firm of Word Perfect Translations, Ltd., although I have not worked for them.

Before posting my message, I looked at the Word Perfect web site. I saw no evidence of an office in Kazakhstan. The email address of this person in the message is a free account from Google, not the sort of thing an international translation firm ordinarily uses in my experience. There have recently been instances of fraudsters misappropriating the identity of reputable firms to scam translators. In short, I'm not convinced yet.

I sent an inquiry at the same time to Word Perfect. When I hear back from them, I will post the response here.
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Mihaela Dinu
Netherlands
Local time: 17:23
Member (2011)
English to Romanian
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.. May 12, 2011

If you look on their blue board, they seem to have an office in Kazakhstan. This is the email address she uses in her emails with me: dublin@wordperfect.ie. I have heard of different scams, but I guess it`s a really big coincidence for them to have the same name, but who knows..
All the best,
Mihaela

Charles Ek wrote:

I am familiar with the firm of Word Perfect Translations, Ltd., although I have not worked for them.

Before posting my message, I looked at the Word Perfect web site. I saw no evidence of an office in Kazakhstan. The email address of this person in the message is a free account from Google, not the sort of thing an international translation firm ordinarily uses in my experience. There have recently been instances of fraudsters misappropriating the identity of reputable firms to scam translators. In short, I'm not convinced yet.

I sent an inquiry at the same time to Word Perfect. When I hear back from them, I will post the response here.


 

farmor
Local time: 17:23
Danish to English
I would let it go... May 14, 2011

Charles, I agree with you that there's something off-putting in the request. It's very difficult to put a finger on what exactly, but one thing I look for is not just the name of the PM but an official logo, address, phone number, website link and so on to the agency in question.

As well, I look for very straightforward information:

1. Source/target
2. Subject
3. Word count
4. Deadline
5. CATs.

All of that is missing so I would let
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Charles, I agree with you that there's something off-putting in the request. It's very difficult to put a finger on what exactly, but one thing I look for is not just the name of the PM but an official logo, address, phone number, website link and so on to the agency in question.

As well, I look for very straightforward information:

1. Source/target
2. Subject
3. Word count
4. Deadline
5. CATs.

All of that is missing so I would let t go.

Nanna
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