Euros traveler check
Thread poster: padda59

padda59
English to French
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Jun 22, 2011

Good morning,

My client insists on paying me with euro travelers check, but I don't know exactly in what it consists. Could anyone tell me if there are many big drawbacks to it?


Thanks in advance!

Marie-Laure


 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 09:49
Member (2007)
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Goodness! Jun 22, 2011

They disappeared years ago, didn't they? Could you let us know where the client is, Marie-Laure? I'm sure they aren't normal in the UK or France, but I can't speak for other countries.

 

Hepburn  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 10:49
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Attention à la fraude Jun 22, 2011

Nous avons reçu des travellers cheques (déjà curieux comme méthode de paiement de nos jours) afin de nous régler une longue traduction par anticipation ; Je ne me souviens plus exactement des détails et pourquoi c'était par anticipation mais nous nous sommes méfiés et avons amené les chèques à la banque et évidemment ils étaient faux. On les a gardés en souvenir...

J'ai reçu récemment une proposition d'interprétariat à Paris et l'on me proposait également des tra
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Nous avons reçu des travellers cheques (déjà curieux comme méthode de paiement de nos jours) afin de nous régler une longue traduction par anticipation ; Je ne me souviens plus exactement des détails et pourquoi c'était par anticipation mais nous nous sommes méfiés et avons amené les chèques à la banque et évidemment ils étaient faux. On les a gardés en souvenir...

J'ai reçu récemment une proposition d'interprétariat à Paris et l'on me proposait également des traveller cheques comme "avance sur mes frais". (Un certain Andrew...)

J'ai refusé sur le champ et n'ai plus eu de nouvelles.
Donc vigilance conseillée.

Claudette Hepburn

[Edited at 2011-06-22 19:14 GMT]
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padda59
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks! Jun 22, 2011

Thanks a lot to everybody for their useful comments! I have announced my refusal to be paid via traveler cheques, and the client doesn't seem to answer any longer....

Claudette: était-ce Andrew Smith, par hasard?

Sheila: the client is apparently located in Sweden. I was very surprised, too, as I thought -like you- traveler cheques had disappeared! Apparently they haven't.....

Anyway, many thanks to each of you for your advice!


 

Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
Russian to English
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That will not play. Jun 22, 2011

padda59 wrote:

Good morning,

My client insists on paying me with euro travelers check, but I don't know exactly in what it consists. Could anyone tell me if there are many big drawbacks to it?


Thanks in advance!

Marie-Laure


That will not play. Just refuse.


 

Alexander Onishko  Identity Verified
Russian to English
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* Jun 22, 2011

Sheila Wilson wrote:

They disappeared years ago, didn't they? Could you let us know where the client is, Marie-Laure? I'm sure they aren't normal in the UK or France, but I can't speak for other countries.


No they are. They are fully legal and operational and can be cashed in any bank of Unicredit group, par example. But, of course, this can be done only by the person in whose name the check is issued

[Edited at 2011-06-22 20:08 GMT]


 

imatahan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 05:49
English to Portuguese
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Marie-Laure Jun 22, 2011

It's usually a scam they have been applying lately.

They send you false traveller checks in an amount that is superior to the value they owe you, and ask you to send them the difference.

If you send them the difference you loose much money.

If you don't accept, they'll never pay you for your work anyway...

TAKE CARE, dear.


 

kchansen
Local time: 10:49
English to Danish
Proz Wiki on Scams Jun 23, 2011

You may want to check out Proz.com's wiki on scams. This looks like a typical overpayment scam as described in section 3.

http://wiki.proz.com/wiki/index.php/Detecting_and_reacting_to_false_job_offers_and_other_scams

Take care!


 


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