Requested to translate an article titled "Drug Abuse and Addiction"
Thread poster: finnword1

United States
Local time: 00:39
English to Finnish
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Feb 1, 2015

Someone asked me to translate a 4 year old article "Drug Abuse and Addiction" (12,413 words). Does it sound familiar to anyone?


Alejandro Cavalitto
Local time: 02:39
Please submit a support request and supply more information Feb 2, 2015

Dear finnword1,

Could you please submit a support request and paste the email exchange you had with the client who contacted you? That will help me look into this. Thank you.

Best regards,


Inga Petkelyte  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:39
Lithuanian to Portuguese
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Might be the same Feb 2, 2015

Something rings a bell in this to me. A year earlier, o maybe even more than that, I received something smilar if not the same.
I replied very politely, told what my rate was and asked payment in advance.
No news to this day.


United States
Local time: 00:39
English to Finnish
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it was a scam Feb 2, 2015

The individual requesting the translation sent me the article. I asked who the author was and what the translation is for (plus some other pertinent questions). He did not reply. I took a small portion of the text and pasted it on Google. Sure enough, I found it on the web, including the name and email address of the author. I contacted her who knew nothing about her writing being translated into Finnish. Besides any rights to do so would belong to her publisher. An overpayment scam, no doubt.


Paweł Hamerski
Local time: 06:39
English to Polish
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and the most frequent one these years Feb 6, 2015

as everybody here may confirm


Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
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Member (2006)
English to Spanish
A solid three-step program Feb 7, 2015

This 3-step program will protect you from most scams:
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