How to identify a scam
Thread poster: olivia abreu
olivia abreu  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:31
English to Spanish
+ ...
Nov 14, 2014

Hello there, this is my first time posting. The story goes like this: all of the sudden I have a new client requesting a translation job. He send me a copy of the article to be translated, 5610 words, I send him my quote, he agreed, I'm about to start when I realized the article is a copy and paste from Wikipedia. Payment method: he is located at Ukrania, will ask his accountant to send me through regular mail a Bank Check in US dollars, requested my full name and address. At this point I just don't know if this is a scam or not.
Please help!!!!!


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:31
Polish to Czech
+ ...
Overpayment scam Nov 14, 2014

Olivia, that's the very classics of scams, just google "overpayment scam".
Cheers,
Katarzyna


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Enrique
Local time: 07:31
SITE STAFF
Overpayment scam Nov 14, 2014

Hi Olivia,
Please start reading here and look at the linked references. This can save you time and money.
Regards,
Enrique


Direct link Reply with quote
 
olivia abreu  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:31
English to Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
thanks Nov 14, 2014

Omg.....what a naive person I am!!! You are so right Katarzyna; very helpful the link you send me Enrique

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Susana E. Cano Méndez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:31
Member
French to Spanish
+ ...
Don't beat yourself up. Nov 15, 2014

olivia abreu wrote:

Omg.....what a naive person I am!!!


Not naive, dear olivia, just a person willing to work, as all of us. Just be careful


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Alejandro Cavalitto[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

How to identify a scam

Advanced search







Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »
memoQ translator pro
Kilgray's memoQ is the world's fastest developing integrated localization & translation environment rendering you more productive and efficient.

With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who work on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search