Potential identity theft
Thread poster: Trinh Do

Trinh Do  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2007)
English to Vietnamese
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Jul 8, 2013

Hi all,

Today, I was submitting an electronic invoice to a client and the link connecting my ID and password went to a 'Natalia Sorokun', who is a translator like me. But the photo is a man!! I don't know whether this is identity theft or not, I hope not and this is just some technical problem. I hope the real Natalia Sorokun checks her finances and ID. I just hope nobody's ID is stolen here.

This is very scary because it can look like a scam.

Best regards,

Trinh Do


 

ATIL KAYHAN  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 03:11
Member (2007)
Turkish to English
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A Paper Shredder Jul 8, 2013

I hope it is just a technical problem like you have mentioned, and not an identity theft. By the way, we should all get paper shredders for our home offices, and get used to using them. Anything and everything with personal information on it (phone bills, invoices, pay slips, etc) goes through the shredder first before going to garbage.

 

Anton Konashenok  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 02:11
English to Russian
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Shredder? Jul 8, 2013

ATIL KAYHAN wrote:

we should all get paper shredders for our home offices, and get used to using them.

How many sheets of sensitive information per day do you need to destroy? Don't know about you, but I have less than one on average, so I can just rip that poor single sheet into several pieces by hand and flush it down the toilet.


 

LEXpert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:11
Member (2008)
Croatian to English
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Hand-shredding Jul 9, 2013

Anton Konashenok wrote:

ATIL KAYHAN wrote:

we should all get paper shredders for our home offices, and get used to using them.

How many sheets of sensitive information per day do you need to destroy? Don't know about you, but I have less than one on average, so I can just rip that poor single sheet into several pieces by hand and flush it down the toilet.


Back in my pre-translator days, one of my work colleagues in the office would tear up the document, and then stretch her legs with a walk around the office, depositing a little bit of the torn-up document in each trash receptacle she came across.
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Matthew Paines  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 03:11
Member (2013)
Japanese to English
Card receipts Jul 9, 2013

Anton Konashenok wrote:

ATIL KAYHAN wrote:

we should all get paper shredders for our home offices, and get used to using them.

How many sheets of sensitive information per day do you need to destroy? Don't know about you, but I have less than one on average, so I can just rip that poor single sheet into several pieces by hand and flush it down the toilet.


Credit card receipts, at least. I build up a fat collection of them in my left rear pocket (my 'shredder pocket') they are going nowhere but the shredder


 

Trinh Do  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2007)
English to Vietnamese
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TOPIC STARTER
It is of real concern Jul 9, 2013

I was very concerned because recently, I just translated a political document (possibly for a production company) and authoritarian governments would not like this concerning many countries, e.g. Turkey, Syria, Vietnam, etc. I don't like the look of this, as it affects everyone who's working hard and being in the euro zone or elsewhere in democratic countries.

 

Trinh Do  Identity Verified
Australia
Member (2007)
English to Vietnamese
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TOPIC STARTER
It is a technical issue, but good practice to avert identity theft Jul 11, 2013

Hi all,

It was a technical issue resolved by the agency, but still a good practice to avert identity theft. I closed my eyes and tried to 'disremember' the other translator's ID and personal details. I have changed my password too. I did notify the agency about this matter. Hopefully, the person is fictitious now.

Regards,

Trinh.


 


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