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SCAM ALERT: Freelancers and agencies, please beware of a scammer impersonating real translators
Thread poster: Lucia Leszinsky

Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 08:48
Member
English to Italian
Yes, but... Aug 5, 2017

Natalie wrote:

Mirko Mainardi wrote:
Since their contact details are fake, how are you supposed to contact them in order to... well, get scammed? O_o


To get scammed, you don't need anything else, besides an email address.


Of course. Apologies, I didn't make myself clear. What I actually meant is that, although you can't see their email address if they contact you through ProZ, you will necessarily see it when replying, noticing it's different from the one they mentioned in their message...

That, together with the fact the website itself doesn't exist, seems such a huge and evident red flag that I can't see how such a scam might work...


 

Cenk Başaran
Turkey
Local time: 10:48
Turkish to English
+ ...
A fake agency representative using the names and avatars of real people Dec 21, 2018

Recently we have encountered a similar scamming activity. The scammer uses free emails mimicking those of real agency representatives, making freelance translators work for free. To mimic the agency, the fake email account is as follows:
To mimic John Smith of Intercombase (info@intercombase.com), the fake gmail account of info.intercombase@gmail.com is used, with the same avatar used by John Smith in his email.


 

Celil Erdogan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:48
Member (May 2019)
English to Turkish
+ ...
Scam: FREE RANGE ORGANIC FARM PRODUCTION FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM/LECTURE ON Jul 2

In a manner similar to some other cases posted here, I have received the following email today. The sender offered to pay via check. After I have received the job document, I have replied and said I could only accept payment via ProZ Pay and did not receive any response.

"ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Kevin
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
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In a manner similar to some other cases posted here, I have received the following email today. The sender offered to pay via check. After I have received the job document, I have replied and said I could only accept payment via ProZ Pay and did not receive any response.

"ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Kevin
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 68.235.38.50
Message type: Job-related

-----------

Hello,

Can i submit my document for translation from English to
Turkish? And are you free to handle it right now? Its a
community development
lecture On Organic Farming which i organize to support the
youth going into farming and animal production as a business
and i want it
translated/submitted before July 30th. Please respond back
if you can meet up with this deadline.

Best Regards"
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Doraid Matani
Local time: 09:48
Member (2015)
English to Arabic
+ ...
Scammer using the name of NovimedGroup Aug 21

Dear Collaborators,
Please note that recently a scammer was noticed to be using our identity trying to scam other entities.
Please contact us in case such a scam took place.
Our Domain is NOVIMEDGROUP.com
Any email that you receive from a different domain or any variation that looks similar but is not identical, doesn't belong to us!
Lately, the scammer used a domain named NovimdGroup.com!

In case you have any doubt, please contact us via this ema
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Dear Collaborators,
Please note that recently a scammer was noticed to be using our identity trying to scam other entities.
Please contact us in case such a scam took place.
Our Domain is NOVIMEDGROUP.com
Any email that you receive from a different domain or any variation that looks similar but is not identical, doesn't belong to us!
Lately, the scammer used a domain named NovimdGroup.com!

In case you have any doubt, please contact us via this email or our official website:
www.NovimedGroup.com

Thank you for your collaboration on this.
Kind regards,

--
Mark Tsipori
NovimedGroup
+44-02087980754
www.NovimedGroup.com
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Fei Ge  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:48
Member (2012)
Chinese to English
+ ...
scam or no? Aug 22

Xuan-lee-capital.com. Seems legit, with website, but they have an unusual hiring process and too good to be true payment terms. They interviewed me through Skype, and it was immediately available, usually it takes time to set up the interview in the first place. Then the interviewer told me he had to input my answers into a program in Hong Kong and got back to me with the results in just 30 minutes. That was kind of weird for me, but does anyone have any experience with Xuan Lee capital?

 

Radwa AbdElaziz  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 09:48
Member (Jun 2019)
Arabic to Hebrew
+ ...
NovimedGroup - scammer company Nov 5

Doraid Matani wrote:

Dear Collaborators,
Please note that recently a scammer was noticed to be using our identity trying to scam other entities.
Please contact us in case such a scam took place.
Our Domain is NOVIMEDGROUP.com
Any email that you receive from a different domain or any variation that looks similar but is not identical, doesn't belong to us!
Lately, the scammer used a domain named NovimdGroup.com!

In case you have any doubt, please contact us via this email or our official website:
www.NovimedGroup.com

Thank you for your collaboration on this.
Kind regards,

--
Mark Tsipori
NovimedGroup
+44-02087980754
www.NovimedGroup.com


I don't think so, because you're really a scammer company. Your company scammed me at 464 USD. I sent you and your company a lot of mails, to the same mail you contacted me with before, to know why the invoice hasn't paid till now without a reply.


 

Kamila Ołtarzewska
Poland
Member (May 2019)
Polish to English
+ ...
Thank you Nov 8

I was asked for a cv today...

 
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