Direct email, Palestinian outsourcer, Portuguese to English project
Thread poster: NataliaAnne

NataliaAnne  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 20:40
Portuguese to English
Aug 1, 2012

Today I received an email from an outsourcer asking for a Portuguese to English translation which was suspicious. Firstly, the information was conflicting. The PM stated that the document was from Portugual but it was obviously from Macau. Because of this, the document was actually in a mix of Portuguese and Chinese, which I cannot handle as I do not translate from Chinese. When I raised this with the outsourcer, she did not seem concerned, which was alarming to say the least.

At that stage the alarm bells were ringing and so I did an internet search. I found several complaints on other translation sites involving her name, which I am obviously prevented from mentioning here. Note that contact was made via an agency, which has a poorly-written website, and that the PM also has a translator's profile on Proz.com. No Blue Board entries nor any WWA on the profile which, by the way, claims the PM is a native speaker of English but a quick glance at her CV reveals otherwise. I also found a discussion thread posted by her on Proz.com which aluded to pirated versions of Trados.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 01:40
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Please kindly submit a support request Aug 1, 2012

and provide all necessary data.

Many thanks,
Natalia


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Lucia Leszinsky
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Alert posted to scams forum Aug 8, 2012

Hello Natalia and Natalie,

I think you may be interested in forum post http://www.proz.com/topic/230462 on this same scammer.

Hope it helps!

Regards,

Lucia


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