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Thread poster: sogedicom
sogedicom
France
Local time: 21:00
Member (2006)
English
Oct 12, 2012

SCAM
Our email address is sogedicom@wanadoo.fr.

An unidentified person sends email and place orders with translators from an email address including the word sogedicom.

Lately several translators were contacted from the following email address: sogedicom.traduction41@gmail.com

This email address is not ours. We do not know who owns it and uses it in our name.

We want to warn proz users willing to work with us to make sure the address they are in contact with is sogedicom@wanadoo.fr and not any other.





Alejandro Cavalitto
Site Staff
Oct 9 19:54
(10 mins since ticket submitted)An alert has been sent through the scam alert center
Dear David,

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. This issue has been raised before and we sent an alert through the scam alert center on October 2: http://www.proz.com/about/translator-scam-alerts/ . That report will be available shortly for anyone who makes a search about it, ensuring that it is clear you are being impersonated.

If you wish to further raise awareness about this situation, I suggest you start a thread on http://www.proz.com/forum/946 . That would be a good way to notify the ProZ.com community.

Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any question or need help with anything.

Best regards,

Alejandro Cavalitto
ProZ.com Staff


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Ia Dzamashvili  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:00
Member (2005)
Russian to English
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scam translation orders Oct 12, 2012

I received three translation orders through proz.com. When I accepted the job and asked for purchase order they disappeared.

The scam is the following: they place order for say $200. They never bargain about the price and then send some document. They are such unprofessionals that by the format of the document you know that it is a scam. Then you submit it, then they will send you $2000 check. you receive the check and then deposit. they tell you to return the difference. You will return the difference and they end up making $1800 and after 14 days your check will bounce, the bank will charge penalty and put you in a black list for depositing fraudulent checks.
Everybody will make money except for you.

Sometimes they send you check before you submit the work. A special currier brings the mail who does not belong to any post office.

They all fabricate checks, envelopes, lables etc.

They are primitive people. they make mistakes when they write etc. I wonder if they have ever been successful.


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Gabriela Diosiova  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:00
English to Slovak
I have received Oct 15, 2012

an offer from sogedicom@wanadoo.fr. It looked legit.

Only after checking the email header the true identity of sender was revealed:

sogedicom.traduction11@gmail.com.

Thank you for your warning.


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sogedicom
France
Local time: 21:00
Member (2006)
English
TOPIC STARTER
envoyez vos emails aux adresses indiquées sur le site www.sogedicom.com Oct 21, 2012

En cas de doute contactez Sogedicom en envoyant vos emails aux adresses indiquées sur le site
http://www.sogedicom.com


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