Calling for translators' attention on Scam issues with
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juncus  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:55
Italian to Japanese
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May 17, 2011

Attention needed when you receive an e-mail from, the sender name can be Jaquline, Emily White, Amanda; it may bear the address as follows, eg.:

Emily White
Senior Project Manager
Phone: +61 (0) 2 9025 3700.
Address: PO Box 684, Balgowlah, NSW 2093, Australia

Then it CLEARLY means that they are SCAMMERS.

Attention that they EVEN issue JOB NUMBERS/CODE and the consequent invoices to you too, after delivery of jobs.

Junko Goto

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Turkish to English
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Linguistico May 17, 2011

Please note that the company Linguistico is perfectly valid and legitimate; the scammers purporting to be from this company and using a "" address are not.

[Edited at 2011-05-17 08:30 GMT]

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Local time: 13:25
Thanks all for the comments May 17, 2011

Thanks Junko and Tim.

Your comments are greatly appreciated. The more we can alert translators to this scam, the better.

Our view remains the same that a business with its own domain name will never (or rarely) use a free webmail account for sending emails, unless they are Google! If you receive one, either delete it immediately or pay caution and alert ProZ / TC, as well as the relevant forums.



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Stéphanie Soudais  Identity Verified
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Member (2006)
English to French
Already discussed May 17, 2011

Dear Juncus,

This issue was already discussed here:


[Edited for typos at 2011-05-17 09:05 GMT]

[Edited at 2011-05-17 09:05 GMT]

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Tran Hai Ha  Identity Verified
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English to Vietnamese
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The scammer return Jul 9, 2011

The scammer already returned with new email: You can see a new post on Proz: He is finding Vietnamese translators, so if any Vietnamese received a job from him should disregard it right now.

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