Possible scam: Flora Wilce, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Thread poster: Elena Woontner

Elena Woontner
United States
Local time: 05:35
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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Mar 27, 2014

Hi all,

I am receiving requests for my "language combinations" and a "translation" from a "private inventor" with this name and address:

Flora Wilce
4900 Fernvale Rd Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, CA 93306
6829365269
florawilce12@gmail.com

The e-mail is written in abysmal English. She provided the address and the phone number after I requested it two times, and, needless to say
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Hi all,

I am receiving requests for my "language combinations" and a "translation" from a "private inventor" with this name and address:

Flora Wilce
4900 Fernvale Rd Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, CA 93306
6829365269
florawilce12@gmail.com

The e-mail is written in abysmal English. She provided the address and the phone number after I requested it two times, and, needless to say,I found nobody with that name in Bakersfield.
She also (and that is the most suspicious part) offered to pay "30% in advance and the rest in July".

I very much suspect this person to be a scammer: her modus operandi fits the profile indicated by the ProZ Wiki.
I encourage you to watch out if you receive an e-mail from this person and possibly just ignore her.

Thanks for your attention,


Elena Woontner
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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 14:35
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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MODERATOR
Hi Elena Mar 27, 2014

Did you receive this via ProZ.com?

 

Elena Woontner
United States
Local time: 05:35
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
No Mar 27, 2014

No, directly via e-mail.

 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 14:35
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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MODERATOR
I see Mar 27, 2014

In this case, the only thing you can do, is checking the sender's IP...

Natalia


 

Elena Woontner
United States
Local time: 05:35
Member (2002)
English to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Better ignore Mar 27, 2014

I am quite convinced that this is a scam, so I refused to work with this person. I just want to pass this information to the translation community.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:35
Member (2009)
English to German
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File 13 Mar 28, 2014

This type of "job offers" is usually a SCAM.

Hardly anybody offers advanced payment, let alone a private "inventor". So it's good that you just ignored it, but still informed the community about this SCAM.


 

Elena Woontner
United States
Local time: 05:35
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Glad I did Mar 28, 2014

Thank you, Thayenga.

I am just glad I could help the community. Unfortunately these instances are becoming more frequent.

Have a great weekend,

Elena


 

Bozena Gilewska  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:35
English to Polish
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scam Mar 31, 2014

Yes, it does sound like a scam, but she also send me a sample of the document. Did anybody else received any samples of possible translation project?

Bozena Gilewska


 

Elena Woontner
United States
Local time: 05:35
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
Yes Mar 31, 2014

And I was not going to open a file coming from someone I did not know.

 


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