Scammer: NATIVE SPEAKER.ORG
Thread poster: Kheirtranslatio

Kheirtranslatio  Identity Verified
Germany
English to Spanish
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Oct 22, 2012

Dear colleagues,


I recently made the mistake of submitting a complicated Arabic - German translation without asking for a deposit (I guess I though that because their website looked legitimate, they should be fine to work with; big mistake!).

The company subsequently confirmed receipt of the invoice but never submitted the payment, in spite of my incessant reminders and notices. The company insists on not having received my invoices and does not respond to my emails.

NATIVE-SPEAKER.ORG operates also in other language combinations and contacts freelance professionals by email.

Please take my warnings regarding this company into consideration.

Kind regards,

Zaha Kheir


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Ricardy Ricot  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:27
French to English
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Sorry to hear Oct 22, 2012

Sorry to hear about that, Kheirtranslatio. And thank you for warning us.

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John Fossey  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 10:27
Member (2008)
French to English
BlueBoard Oct 22, 2012

Please make a Blue Board posting about this - you don't have to be a paid Proz.com subscriber to post there. I think you will find the name will soon be removed from this post since naming names isn't allowed in the public forum.

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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 16:27
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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Known scammer Nov 15, 2012

This was a reincarnation of a well-known Egyptian scammer:
http://www.proz.com/blueboard/20779

You will find all available information at the BB record (see the other records listed there as well).

In the future, please always do the following:

1) Before replying to any offer from an unknown person perform a comprehensive search (website, name, availability of full contact details and their correctness, etc.)

2) NEVER accept any job from anybody who hasn't provided you with their full and verifyable contact details

3) Subscribe to scam center alerts at http://www.proz.com/about/translator-scam-alerts/ to avoid similar sad experience in the future.

Natalia
P.S. Please also see http://www.proz.com/topic/237347



[Edited at 2012-11-15 16:38 GMT]


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Kheirtranslatio  Identity Verified
Germany
English to Spanish
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Thank you! Nov 15, 2012

Hi Natalia,

Thanks for the info and for the good advice for future collaborations.

Kind regards,

Zaha


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