Bill Bord, Engineer
Thread poster: xxxsonjaswenson

xxxsonjaswenson  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:10
Spanish to English
+ ...
Jul 29, 2011

I received the following email from

My name is Bill presently on an official assignment in cairo,Egypt and will be proceeding to your country for official Engineering conference meeting with Spanish council on the 27th of August.I will need your service to translate a write up for me.

I actually need to make a presentation to some group of Spanish speaking people in i will need you to help in translating the paper to Spanish,so each participants can have a copy and they can follow through.

Let me know your rate and charges for a total of presentation of word.Presentation is attached.
Thank you.

Several red flags were raised in the email, and a quick google search showed that he apparently also does Western Union rental scams (and couldn't be bothered to make a new gmail account). I assume he got my email through the ATA directory, so be forewarned!!!!


Mohamed Mahmoud  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:10
Member (2011)
English to Arabic
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kindly take care and try yo announce every one Jul 29, 2011

That is a scam we have already announced that in proz forms before
take much care

best regards

Mohamed Taha Mohamed Mahmud
"Certified Accredited Sworn Translator"

Translator of best seller scientific book "My Einstein",
National Center for Translation, Cairo, Egypt

Translator at the national center for translation, Cairo.
Certified Translator Authorized by Egyptian Translators Association EGTA & International Federation of Translators FIT and UNESCO.
Member of Egyptian Arbitration Legal Center.
Member of Egyptian Translators and Linguists Association ELTA.
Member of Arab Translators Network-Arab Professional Translators Society -ATN-APTS- based in Beirut, Lebanon.
Porz Member:"
( 002 0140793863 Or 002 0103491978.
130. Gmaml Abed El Nasser St, Alexandria, Egypt


Kate Chaffer
Local time: 18:10
Member (2009)
Italian to English
Post below yours Jul 29, 2011

Check out the post below yours in the Scams forum.


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