E-mail received from afnan.translationkey@hotmail.com
Thread poster: Serena Basili

Serena Basili  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 23:37
English to Italian
+ ...
Sep 22, 2015

Hello,
A ouple of days ago I received an e-mail from the above mentioned address offering me his services (e-mail signed only as "Afnan"). I replied telling that I am a freelancer, not an agency, and yesterday this person wrote me back this:

"dear Serena ,

thanks for your reply , are you a translator ? Please let me know your language pairs and price per word !

regards,
Afnan"

I don't know how this person got my e-mail and I can't find any website/information referred to Key Translation/Translation Key; I checked this e-mail address and it's not on the Translator Scammers directory, though I still have a bad feeling about it, because of
a) lacking information;
b) in the first e-mail this person claims to be a translator and few sentences later the subject becomes "we" as they were a group of translators;
c) this was the subject: "FW: Collaboration / Project translation and proofreading from and into many languages for very competitive rates"

Has someone received a similar e-mail from this address?
Thank you for reading this loooong post and for your feedback!


 

Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
Syria
Local time: 00:37
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
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. Sep 22, 2015

I would just ignore it and treat it as spamicon_smile.gif

 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 04:37
Member (2004)
English to Thai
+ ...
Proz security checks Sep 22, 2015

Serena Basili wrote:

I don't know how this person got my e-mail and I can't find any website/information referred to Key Translation/Translation Key; I checked this e-mail address and it's not on the Translator Scammers directory, though I still have a bad feeling about it, because of
a) lacking information;
b) in the first e-mail this person claims to be a translator and few sentences later the subject becomes "we" as they were a group of translators;
c) this was the subject: "FW: Collaboration / Project translation and proofreading from and into many languages for very competitive rates"



Proz.com has good ways to check reliability of agencies e.g. confirmation of IP address. Please search on relevant Proz directories.

Soonthon L.


 

Serena Basili  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 23:37
English to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Shukran Noura! Sep 22, 2015

This is exactly what I'm doing, I just wanted to share my experience with others - By the way I am so happy that I haven't put my business details (VAT no, address etc...) at the end of the e-mail!


Youm sa3id!


 

Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
Syria
Local time: 00:37
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
+ ...
Laylah saeedah... Sep 22, 2015

... to you as wellicon_smile.gif

 

Elif Baykara Narbay  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 00:37
German to Turkish
+ ...
Why should you anyway? Sep 22, 2015

Serena Basili wrote:

By the way I am so happy that I haven't put my business details (VAT no, address etc...) at the end of the e-mail!




icon_smile.gif


 

Serena Basili  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 23:37
English to Italian
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
@Elif Sep 23, 2015

I don't know actually, it just looks more professional I think lolicon_biggrin.gif

 


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