How to identify a scam
Thread poster: olivia abreu

olivia abreu  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:12
English to Spanish
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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!!!!!


 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:12
English to Czech
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Overpayment scam Nov 14, 2014

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


 

Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 09:12
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
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


 

olivia abreu  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:12
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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

 

Susana E. Cano Méndez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:12
Member
French to Spanish
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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 carefulicon_smile.gif


 


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