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Racism and Human Trafficking (Michael Horn / John Burroughs)- False demand
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Lisa Grayson  Identity Verified
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
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Dovar Anderson scammer Jul 7, 2015

I received a variation on the same e-mail that Lawrence Zhang mentioned:
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Dovar Anderson
260 N. Oak Avenue Apt 13
Pasadena CA 91107
424-243-5018

Good Day,

My name is Dovar Anderson; I am looking for a professional translator to translate my article to Spanish language. I got your contact information from American translator association directory. Email me your quote, payment method and contact details. My email address is ...
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I received a variation on the same e-mail that Lawrence Zhang mentioned:
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Dovar Anderson
260 N. Oak Avenue Apt 13
Pasadena CA 91107
424-243-5018

Good Day,

My name is Dovar Anderson; I am looking for a professional translator to translate my article to Spanish language. I got your contact information from American translator association directory. Email me your quote, payment method and contact details. My email address is dovaranderson1@gmail.com

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The attached document was a 1,115-word article on Nelson Mandela. Note that the e-mail address in my message is different from the one in Lawrence's (dovar330@yahoo.com), so maybe "Dovar" is using different accounts for different languages.

I smell spam and scam.

Lisa Grayson
Chicago, IL USA
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Coral Getino  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Still active - John Varela Jul 11, 2015

I got this last night,

Greetings to you,
I am in search for a qualified translator that can work on my documents for me.
I have two Articles for translation.
(1) RACISM AND PREJUDICE (17,266 WORDS)
(2) CONFLICT RESOLUTION. (23,515 WORDS)
Article 1 is available now for translation but article 2 is still with the Editor but i am sure it will be ready soon.
Both Articles are meant for seminar to Educate masses on Racism and other issues related to it
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I got this last night,

Greetings to you,
I am in search for a qualified translator that can work on my documents for me.
I have two Articles for translation.
(1) RACISM AND PREJUDICE (17,266 WORDS)
(2) CONFLICT RESOLUTION. (23,515 WORDS)
Article 1 is available now for translation but article 2 is still with the Editor but i am sure it will be ready soon.
Both Articles are meant for seminar to Educate masses on Racism and other issues related to it.
The Articles are meant to be translated from English to Spanish.
Deadline for the Racism and Prejudice Article is 10th August, 2015 while deadline for Conflict Resolution Article will be determined when you receive the document but i am sure you will have enough time for you to translate it.
However, I will like you to confirm your availability so i can provide a copy of the Racism and Prejudice article for you and other information required.
I will be waiting to read back from you.

Regards,
John Varela,
36 W73rd n 10,New York,
NY,10023
646-363-6927
johnvarelaconsulting@gmail.com
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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:48
Member (2006)
English to Italian
+ ...
Definitely still active, and with Multiple Personality Disorder Jul 26, 2015

I received the following email yesterday, and a quick search on the phone number brought me to this thread.

TRANSLATION JOB

Hi,

My name is James M Burke, I will like to know if you Will be chance to translate documents for me from English to Italian?
Email back for more details.

Thanks.
James M Burke,
12 Ellsworth Dr
Princeton Jct,
NJ 08550-3514
USA
646-363-6927

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I received the following email yesterday, and a quick search on the phone number brought me to this thread.

TRANSLATION JOB

Hi,

My name is James M Burke, I will like to know if you Will be chance to translate documents for me from English to Italian?
Email back for more details.

Thanks.
James M Burke,
12 Ellsworth Dr
Princeton Jct,
NJ 08550-3514
USA
646-363-6927

jmburke8701@gmail.com






[Edited at 2015-07-26 19:35 GMT]
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CVaresi
United States
English to Spanish
+ ...
beware these scammers Jul 27, 2015

Within 2 days I got contacted by 3 individuals who wanted translations done. They didn't have any specific information about themselves, other than the document they sent me, and the demand to act rapidly and they wanted to pay in advance. Their grammar was suspicious, and the emails from the 3 had the same tacky spelling mistakes. "Roberto from Kansas. Later he stated he was on a peace mission in the Ukraine, he wanted my resume and address to send a check. When I became suspicious I started lo... See more
Within 2 days I got contacted by 3 individuals who wanted translations done. They didn't have any specific information about themselves, other than the document they sent me, and the demand to act rapidly and they wanted to pay in advance. Their grammar was suspicious, and the emails from the 3 had the same tacky spelling mistakes. "Roberto from Kansas. Later he stated he was on a peace mission in the Ukraine, he wanted my resume and address to send a check. When I became suspicious I started looking their numbers up, and they were commercial numbers in NJ that are for sale.

I told Mr Torres I needed to ask him several questions regarding the assignment that was too long to ask over a short email. He sent me a number to call, and when he answered over speaker phone, the individual claiming he is Roberto from Kansas, 'in a peace mission in the Ukraine', spoke with a heavy french African accent. When I questioned that, he hung up, so I sent him an email saying the assignment was cancelled. He responded saying I'm an idiot. Very telling for the total lack of scruples of these individuals.

The names of the individual who sent the document stated in the title of this thread: Racism and Human Trafficking, Teen Pregnancy, and Conflict Management. I also received a document on HIV, and one on Racism.

Hi,

My name is James M Burke, I will like to know if you Will be chance to translate documents for me from English to German?
Email back for more details.

Thanks.
James M Burke,
12 Ellsworth Dr
Princeton Jct,
NJ 08550-3514
USA
435-239-3061

Be careful with these guys.
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Alba Rivas  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:48
Member (2010)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Mr. Varela Strikes Again May 9, 2016

THIS IS THE E-MAIL I RECEIVED FROM JOHN VARELA. THIS TIME THE TOPIC OF THE ARTICLES IS FINANCIAL MATTERS.

"I am looking for an accomplished and experienced translator who is able to translate documents for pay. (Cifm project 8441 words), and cifcn project 19660 words.
The documents will be translated from English to Spanish.
The selected translator will not be engaged to do research - translation only. Cifm article is ready for translation while Cifcn is not ready yet b
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THIS IS THE E-MAIL I RECEIVED FROM JOHN VARELA. THIS TIME THE TOPIC OF THE ARTICLES IS FINANCIAL MATTERS.

"I am looking for an accomplished and experienced translator who is able to translate documents for pay. (Cifm project 8441 words), and cifcn project 19660 words.
The documents will be translated from English to Spanish.
The selected translator will not be engaged to do research - translation only. Cifm article is ready for translation while Cifcn is not ready yet but definitely will be ready for translation before due date of the cifn project which is 15th June 2016.


When you respond to this email please introduce yourself, describe your previous translation experience, attach excerpt/s of your work if possible and write what is the per word charges that you would like to be paid and total charges for both documents,

The selected translator will have to sign a contract agreement before we begin. This is a translation condition.

Please do not forget to write what you would like to be paid for the job. I will not consider your response if your rate is not included.

Thanks."

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THIS FORUM GOING. I FOUND IT WHEN I WAS SEARCHING THE NAME OF JOHN VARELA, CONSULTANT, NEW YORK. IT IS GOOD TO STAND TOGETHER FOR OUR OWN PROTECTION!

Alba Rivas
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Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 01:48
Romanian to English
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Terri Adam moved to NY, ! :-))) Jul 6, 2016

From: Terri Adam
Date: July 5, 2016 at 12:45:06 PM CDT
To:
Subject: TRANSLATION JOB.....



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I would like to translate a 12,412-word and 17,000 word projects from English into Romanian. The documents titled (1)Abuse and Addiction, (2)Solution to Abuse and Addiction.
All applicants must be native speakers and must have a strong command of English. All applicants must have verifiable proof of translation expertise in the language pair in q
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From: Terri Adam
Date: July 5, 2016 at 12:45:06 PM CDT
To:
Subject: TRANSLATION JOB.....



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I would like to translate a 12,412-word and 17,000 word projects from English into Romanian. The documents titled (1)Abuse and Addiction, (2)Solution to Abuse and Addiction.
All applicants must be native speakers and must have a strong command of English. All applicants must have verifiable proof of translation expertise in the language pair in question. NO teams or agencies, NO exceptions. Bid offer: $0.20 USD per Word, Turnaround: 20 business days upon awarding the each project.
Get back to me if you are available for details.


Regards,
Terri Adam
630 Gramatan Ave 4W,
Mt Vernon, NY,10552
United States
(424) 261-3509
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Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:48
English to Czech
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Wow, learned how to copy paste! Jul 6, 2016

liviu roth wrote:

From: Terri Adam
Date: July 5, 2016 at 12:45:06 PM CDT
To:
Subject: TRANSLATION JOB.....



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I would like to translate a 12,412-word and 17,000 word projects from English into Romanian. The documents titled (1)Abuse and Addiction, (2)Solution to Abuse and Addiction.
All applicants must be native speakers and must have a strong command of English. All applicants must have verifiable proof of translation expertise in the language pair in question. NO teams or agencies, NO exceptions. Bid offer: $0.20 USD per Word, Turnaround: 20 business days upon awarding the each project.
Get back to me if you are available for details.


Regards,
Terri Adam
630 Gramatan Ave 4W,
Mt Vernon, NY,10552
United States
(424) 261-3509



Big progress from that "I will like to know if you Will be chance" email! Apparently they've learned how to copy paste from genuine online offers... smart boys, but not smart enough to change that now notorious name... ok, won't give them any more advice.
Thanks a lot, Liviu, for posting it!


 

Taña Dalglish
Jamaica
Local time: 00:48
Member (2008)
Spanish to English
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Pity! Jul 6, 2016

It is also a pity that the scammers are using actual addresses, e.g. in this case (I am not sure whether mention may have been made in some other thread - and if it has, apologies for this oversight):

630 Gramatan Ave 4W,
Mt Vernon, NY,10552
United States

a legitimate address of a well-respected doctor (podiatrist), I am sure, but I am not certain that I am allowed to post his name here. He also has a website. The actual telephone number listed for this
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It is also a pity that the scammers are using actual addresses, e.g. in this case (I am not sure whether mention may have been made in some other thread - and if it has, apologies for this oversight):

630 Gramatan Ave 4W,
Mt Vernon, NY,10552
United States

a legitimate address of a well-respected doctor (podiatrist), I am sure, but I am not certain that I am allowed to post his name here. He also has a website. The actual telephone number listed for this individual's practice at 630 Gramatan Avenue 4W is: Phone: +1 914-664-1670. I wonder if anyone should inform this individual that his address is being used unlawfully? By Googling the address, the Doctor's name will come up.

Furthermore, (424) 261-3509 in a number in Inglewood, California, not New York. http://www.whitepages.com/phone/1-424-261-3509.

Regards.

Taña Dalglish
ProZ.com - The Translators Workplace
http://www.proz.com/profile/609894
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Josephine Bacon
Local time: 06:48
French to English
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Interpreters also scammed Jul 7, 2016

I have received several of these "very wonderful offers" as an interpreter to go to some far off place, often in the USA or Africa, for a conference about racism, slavery, prostitution, drug addiction, etc. etc. (you name it). I was even approached once by telephone from some woman who claimed the conference was being held in Guinea. I assume they want you to pay in advance for air fares etc. but am not sure what they will get out of it, with translation it is obvious.

By the way, w
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I have received several of these "very wonderful offers" as an interpreter to go to some far off place, often in the USA or Africa, for a conference about racism, slavery, prostitution, drug addiction, etc. etc. (you name it). I was even approached once by telephone from some woman who claimed the conference was being held in Guinea. I assume they want you to pay in advance for air fares etc. but am not sure what they will get out of it, with translation it is obvious.

By the way, watch out for certain street addresses in London, such St. John's Street EC1 and Old Gloucester Road WC1, they are accommodation addresses, there are others, I am happy to check for anyone who would like me to do so whether an address is genuine or not. I have warned ProZ about job posters who are giving their address as an accommodation address. For instance, there is someone who claims to have an agency in E.1 but Translation Directory has helpfully shown that the IP address is in the Philippines! I do not know how to check IP addresses origins, maybe someone can tell me.

Josephine Bacon
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Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:48
English to Czech
+ ...
They do what they always do Jul 7, 2016

Josephine Bacon wrote:

I have received several of these "very wonderful offers" as an interpreter to go to some far off place, often in the USA or Africa, for a conference about racism, slavery, prostitution, drug addiction, etc. etc. (you name it). I was even approached once by telephone from some woman who claimed the conference was being held in Guinea. I assume they want you to pay in advance for air fares etc. but am not sure what they will get out of it, with translation it is obvious.


I suppose they send you a check in advance, with some fabulous sum on it, just as they do with translators and all other targeted professions (I've heard about DJs, web designers, all kinds of online sellers...). Same pattern, don't overestimate these guys.
If you additionally land in some god forgotten place in Africa, they may have some schadenfreunde but I don't think they care much.

I do not know how to check IP addresses origins, maybe someone can tell me.


Do you mean something like this:
https://www.iplocation.net/
??


 
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