Poll: Have you noticed an increase in clients who request proof of identity from their translators?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you noticed an increase in clients who request proof of identity from their translators?".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 17:35
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No Oct 2

I haven’t noticed any increase. Anyway, I haven’t been asked often for proof of identity except when translating for UN agencies and recently for a Scottish ONG.

Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 18:35
Member (2018)
French to English
. Oct 2

I have never been asked to prove my identity by clients!

[Edited at 2019-10-02 11:10 GMT]


Maialen Iriso
Josephine Cassar
Yetta J Bogarde
Philip Lees
Michael Harris
 

Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 18:35
Member (2006)
Swedish to English
+ ...
What a strange request Oct 2

Why should anyone need to do that?

 

Judith Langford  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 10:35
Member (2017)
French to English
+ ...
Yes, quite a few requests Oct 2

I've had several clients do this as part of their due diligence. All of them mentioned bad experiences with connections made through Proz or similar sites that turned out to be scam artists.

 

Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:35
French to English
+ ...
Oct 2



[Edited at 2019-10-02 19:04 GMT]


 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
Business = mutual trust Oct 2

I work with local direct clients only, so I welcome that more and more real businessmen (unlike middlemen and spongers) prefer talking and working with local freelancers.

Why, local companies do outsource some work too, but only via a local coordinator (PM) with a full responsibility claim in the contract.
(On the QT: a very few dedicated specialists come and agree even for pretty big money.)


However, I can't help wondering how come so many
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I work with local direct clients only, so I welcome that more and more real businessmen (unlike middlemen and spongers) prefer talking and working with local freelancers.

Why, local companies do outsource some work too, but only via a local coordinator (PM) with a full responsibility claim in the contract.
(On the QT: a very few dedicated specialists come and agree even for pretty big money.)


However, I can't help wondering how come so many decent smart and educated freelancer (risk-takers) shy away from [double]checking their distant and anonymous potential clients, lamenting over... Absurd.
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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 18:35
Member (2012)
English to Danish
+ ...
No Oct 2

but I can see the point with all those CV thieves we hear about.

Kevin Fulton
Teresa Borges
Mario Freitas
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 14:35
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No, but.. Oct 6

I haven't noticed it, but it would be a very good idea, beneficial for both parties, given the theft of CVs and other practices in the market. I wouldn't mind if all my clients asked for it, and I'd actually thank them for doing so.

 


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