Scam: Maya Rigo (
Thread poster: emaleu

emaleu  Identity Verified
English to French
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Jul 11, 2014

He/She wrote to me this morning:

Maya Rigo
08:57 (Il y a 35 minutes)

À moi
français Traduire le message
Désactiver pour : anglais

Hello Dear,
I am a project manager. I search a freelance translators in your language to work with them in our translation projects . I look at your CV from and I admire of it.
Are you agreeing to work with us?
Please replay If want .

My regards,

When I replied:

Dea Maya,

I feel honored and delighted to know that you admire my cv. I am available and I would love to know more about you. Do you equally have a profile on ProZ.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

She sent me this strange message:

Dear Flore,

Sorry I cannot do that.

Best Regards,

I am convinced he/she is a scammer. So, please beware!!!

[Edited at 2014-07-11 08:45 GMT]

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Danik 2014
German to Portuguese
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Bevare indeed! Jul 11, 2014

Thanks for sharing your experience, Emaleu.
It may be even worse than just a scam. It might be a data hunter.
I used to receive e-mails (usually in very poor English) from people who wanted my data to share (in all honesty) some huge money sum!
As people in general have become more aware of their tricks, maybe they are on the look out for professional CVs.

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Alejandro Cavalitto
Could you please submit a support request with all the information? Jul 11, 2014

Dear emaleu,

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Could you please submit a support request and paste there the email you received including its headers? That will help me look into this and take action.

You can find instructions on how to find the headers on an email here:

Thanks in advance,

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Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:56
Member (2012)
Italian to English
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Thank you Jul 12, 2014

Thank you for the alert, as most of us would just have put such an email in the bin, whereas you answered her/him and so could alert us, and make sure steps are taken by site staff, thank you site staff too

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João Roque Dias
Local time: 22:56
English to Portuguese
Maya Rigo / Jul 14, 2014

Now, Maya is a project manager?

In the Translator Scammers Directory, "she" is already exposed as a ghost translator circulating a stolen/fake CV:

[Edited at 2014-07-14 14:53 GMT]

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