Seems to me like a genuine scam ("Part payment will be issued out before commencement of work")
Thread poster: #JuliaC#

#JuliaC#  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:09
German to Italian
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Jun 7, 2011

I received this e-mail:

My Name is .......,Sorry i reply you late,Am out of town to Sweden and got sick,I appreciate the time you take out to send your write up.I will be coming to Italy in 2weeks.I need translator to translate up to 15,700 source of words for me from English into italian.Let me know your total charges/word.Part payment will be issued out before commencement of work for i do understand it is necessary since we working online.
Your information is need for back
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I received this e-mail:

My Name is .......,Sorry i reply you late,Am out of town to Sweden and got sick,I appreciate the time you take out to send your write up.I will be coming to Italy in 2weeks.I need translator to translate up to 15,700 source of words for me from English into italian.Let me know your total charges/word.Part payment will be issued out before commencement of work for i do understand it is necessary since we working online.
Your information is need for background check, please send in this information:

FULL NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP-CODE:
VALID PHONE:
MOBILE NUMBER:
HOURS FOR AVAILABILITY:


I do not intend to answer anyway. If I'm not going to answer...do I risk anything?

Any help and opinions much appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

Giulia
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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:09
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Scam, scam, scam... Jun 7, 2011

...with a pinch of scam. Delete and forget!

 

matt robinson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:09
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
Classic scam Jun 7, 2011

Forget it.

 

Maria Ramon  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:09
Dutch to English
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absolutely a scam!! Jun 7, 2011

I got one slightly different, today.

She (is it really a she? LOL) said that she is Spanish born and living in Australia and needs a text translated from English into Spanish, about 4488 wors; 'she' attached the text. Payment would be by check (yeah!).
I replied that payment was to be made via PayPal not by check.
'She' said no, only check.
I asked, how come you are going to send me a US check from Australia?

I was having fun getting this scammer to tr
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I got one slightly different, today.

She (is it really a she? LOL) said that she is Spanish born and living in Australia and needs a text translated from English into Spanish, about 4488 wors; 'she' attached the text. Payment would be by check (yeah!).
I replied that payment was to be made via PayPal not by check.
'She' said no, only check.
I asked, how come you are going to send me a US check from Australia?

I was having fun getting this scammer to try to explain some thimgs.

The reply was; 'my sponsor will pay from USA' - yeah!!

So I told 'her' that I knew it was a scam and you are playing with the wrong person.

End of story, no more e-mails from 'her'. LOL I just had a good laugh!

Maria
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Maria Ramon  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:09
Dutch to English
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what do you mean by scam Jun 7, 2011

That is what 'she' said in the e-mail I just received. LOL

Yeah, what do I mean by scam? Hahahaha

That was also all that was written in the e-mail; no name, no nothing.

Maria


 


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