no payment, no reply by agency... what can I do?
Thread poster: artemisia111

artemisia111  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 15:21
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Jan 8, 2009

Hello, at the end of November I did a translation for a UK agency, the strange thing is someoneelse was translating the same text... ok, and now I sent my invoice beginning december but still no payment in sight... no answer either. They said they'd send me a PO but nothing...
thank you for your advice.

Artemisia


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xxxnortranslate
Norway
Local time: 15:21
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...let us hope you where not a victim of a scam. Jan 8, 2009

ref my posting:
http://www.proz.com/forum/translation_theory_and_practice/122591-bogus_translation_jobs.html#1008131

We are not allowed to publish names here, but if you want to know who tried to scam me, send me an e-mail.

Roy [at] nortranslate.com


[Edited at 2009-01-08 15:36 GMT]


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Alberto Balanza
Malaysia
Local time: 21:21
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Do share the info Jan 8, 2009

Dear Artemisia:

By all means share the input about that rogue agency; I had been approached by one agency in UK and I hope it is not the same one. Please email me the agency name and person responsible at info ( at ) b-lingo.com

There is something I dont understand; if you knew they had assigneed the same text to someone else, why did you still go ahead? I would had asked for clarification or better still, a deposit

Give them a few more weeks of relentless demand, by telephone, fax and e-mail. Best would be if you have the mboile number of the person in charge. You can then send 10 web-based SMS ( there some dogdy portals in Taiwan in collusion with telephone operators) that are quite costly to the receiver, up to 10 cents Euro per SMS received; after they notice the hefty bill they will cough up.

Empowerment through IT!!

Regards

Alberto

[Edited at 2009-01-08 15:15 GMT]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Call them Jan 8, 2009

Hi Artemisia,
Hello, at the end of November I did a translation for a UK agency, the strange thing is someoneelse was translating the same text... ok, and now I sent my invoice beginning december but still no payment in sight... no answer either. They said they'd send me a PO but nothing...

The first thing I would do is to call them - if you use a freemail account, your message might be caught by a spam filter.

Failing this, if they have a Blue Board record, post an entry - if they're not listed yet, create a record for them.

Best regards,
Ralf


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Ann Krol  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:21
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think positive Jan 8, 2009

Hi,

Last time I had the same problem. I did great job for some agency 3 times and I was waiting for the payment for the last job. I contacted the agnecy several times and nothing, any answer...
I decided to write a post and I received a several answers from our collegues.
After 2 days the agency contacted me! YEah! My PM didn't work for the agency since September, so they didn't know about my problems etc.

I think the positive thinking can do miracles!
Don't stop think positive, I wish you good lock!

All the best!
Ann

[Edited at 2009-01-08 22:10 GMT]


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 20:21
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Chronic non-paying agencies Jan 9, 2009

Certain agencies understand that Internet is free of charge. They seek free of charge service globally.
Some victions [including me] need to be careful to take jobs.
I suggest Proz to have a special Webinar/Powwow on how not to be such victims [in particular, among new translators.]

Soonthon L.


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Da Best
Hong Kong
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I also didnt get pay from one UK agency. Jan 23, 2009

I also didnt get pay from one UK agency. shall I know what is your agency s name

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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No discussion of specific outsourcers in the forums, please Jan 23, 2009

Good morning,
Da Best wrote:

I also didnt get pay from one UK agency. shall I know what is your agency s name

Please do not discuss specific outsourcers in the forum; your attention is drawn to forum rule no. 8. You can, of course, contact the job poster directly, through her profile.

Best regards,
Ralf


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