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gail desautels  Identity Verified
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May 2, 2013

Yet another scam agency posting stolen CVs, and using fake pictures:

www.militaris.net

you can Google the text for the CVs for all of the translators posted, and come up with the real translators who were victims...

Militaris has been active lately and is contacted people to work for them, which is how this has all surfaced...


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Thank you, Gail! May 2, 2013

Yes, this is 100% scam, all CVs are fake.

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gail desautels  Identity Verified
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more info May 2, 2013

yes, and we are getting closer...

This guy Mr. Bloomen, claims to be the manager

https://twitter.com/pajbloomen


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Martina Fink  Identity Verified
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Wow May 2, 2013

I had no idea that D-list celebrity Mario Lopez was a translator...

http://militaris.net/translators/giulio-lanco/


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texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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ahahahah May 2, 2013

Martina Fink wrote:

I had no idea that D-list celebrity Mario Lopez was a translator...

http://militaris.net/translators/giulio-lanco/


I'm almost sure he does it to supplement his income...

One of his subject areaS is Theatre after all, it must be him!

[Edited at 2013-05-02 19:02 GMT]


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Please note... May 2, 2013

Martina Fink wrote:

I had no idea that D-list celebrity Mario Lopez was a translator...

http://militaris.net/translators/giulio-lanco/


...that he is a very smart guy, as he not only "usually works on a Pavilion HPE 120" but "also uses other 5 PCs, a laser printer, etc."





[Edited at 2013-05-02 18:21 GMT]


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Martina Fink  Identity Verified
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Haha May 2, 2013

Natalie wrote:

...that he is a very smart guy, as he not only "usually works on a Pavilion HPE 120" but "also uses other 5 PCs, a laser printer, etc."




Sounds like he could be a hacker from a 90s movie

I also find it interesting that all the fake translators are male despite some of the stolen information being from female translators.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Also fake May 2, 2013

gail desautels wrote:

yes, and we are getting closer...

This guy Mr. Bloomen, claims to be the manager

https://twitter.com/pajbloomen


Compare https://twitter.com/pajbloomen and http://www.authorsden.com/eugenhulub


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gail desautels  Identity Verified
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RE: Militaris May 2, 2013

yes, and he has a bit of trail for various writings on the web, including a long story about masturbation....

and even a FB page : https://www.facebook.com/john.bloomen

it doesn't look like he has been too active since June 2012 - maybe he is already in jail....



you are right about the new name: https://twitter.com/eeugenn, looks like he uses that for all the books he claims to have written too, if he didn't borrow that name too

[Edited at 2013-05-03 00:00 GMT]


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Jenn Mercer  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the confirmation May 2, 2013

I received an email this morning from this scammer and forgot about it after I did not find the company or individual listed on the Blue Board or Payment Practices. It's nice to know that these simple steps still work.

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Norskpro
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Posting CVs May 3, 2013

Thank you for letting us know, Gail. This makes me glad that I have not included my CV in my profie on Proz. My CV has been posted to quite a few job posters, though....
One of the CVs matches one belonging to a colleague on Proz, five CVs are matches found at a café.


[Edited at 2013-05-03 08:04 GMT]


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Phoebe Indetzki  Identity Verified
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Stunning example translations May 3, 2013

Whoever would have guessed that this company was responsible for translating the Bible into so many languages??!!

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Brenda Galván  Identity Verified
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Oh God, you gotta be kidding me... May 3, 2013

Gail!! It's so nice seeing you in here again.

I am currently writing a post on my blog about scammers and profile impersonators. I will share it with you as soon as I'm done.

If any one of you would like to provide me additional ''geek level'' or ''secret'' advices that you think haven't been posted on here, please share it with us...as well as I would love that you grant me your permission to include it on my blog. Of course, I would include your name as a reference in certain text.


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John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Novel business model May 3, 2013

Interesting thing is that in the email I received from this company they say they pay translators $0.10 per word, while on the site they tell clients they charge $0.08 per word. That sounds like a very interesting business model.

[Edited at 2013-05-03 18:52 GMT]


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gail desautels  Identity Verified
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Militaris May 3, 2013

well you will like this John - the guy also has a spot somewhere on the web where he says he will pay $20 to anyone who brings him a client...

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