Possible Translation Scam from from: Van Jong
Thread poster: Abraham Abukar

Abraham Abukar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:27
Member (2005)
English to Somali
+ ...
Dec 2, 2015

Today, I received an email from "Van Jong"

By the way, no questions asked about credential, certificate, experience and so on.

This is how our email conversation went.
-----------------------------------------------------
Van:
Are your translation services available for a 2 part document in source language {English} and target language {Somali} ????
-------------------------------------
Ibra:
Yes,
I will let you know my rates, but, first, I need to know the name of your agency/organization.
------------------------------------
Von:
This work is a privately contracted work,all agreements and paperwork should carry the following information as shown below:
------------------------------------
Van Jong
1609 Veterans Memorial Highway,
Islandia, NY 11749

Let me know how best to proceed

Thanks
---------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------

Von:
Thank you for responding,I have attached 2 documents in this email for your perusal and I will like for you to write back giving me a sum total figure of what each document will cost to translate respectively.
{A} Conflict Management with {10,750} words = $ ????
{B} Healthcare Entrepreneurship,Marketing Plans and CSR with {22,200} words = $ ????
We have a flexible deadline of on or before the 21st January 2016 for the submission of all translation works
Thanks
----------------------------------------------

Ibra:
I understand, no problem.
My total fee for this job is 5931.00 USD.
--------------------------------------------------------

Von:
Let me know what names to put on your check and what address the check will be delivered to you.
Thanks
--------------------------------------------------------

Ibra: [providing fake name and address]
​Tuug​ Ayaan Ahay [Translation in Somali: "I am a Scammer"]
P.O. Box 114
Mogadishu, Somalia

-----------------------------------------------------------
Von:
So sad,Only looking for USA resident translators
--------------------------------------------------------


[Edited at 2015-12-02 21:40 GMT]


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:27
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Nice :( Dec 3, 2015

Did you ever check his IP address? And the translator scammer alerts? I'm sure he's listed there as a typical overpayment by check scammer.

 

Abraham Abukar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:27
Member (2005)
English to Somali
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
I did not. Dec 3, 2015

I found out his name by Googling.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:27
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Well Dec 3, 2015

Abraham Abukar wrote:

I found out his name by Googling.


As long as you didn't fall for this scammer everything is good. Thank you for the warning.icon_smile.gif


 


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 »

Possible Translation Scam from from: Van Jong

Advanced search







SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running, helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features, ensures new

More info »
SDL MultiTerm 2019
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2019 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2019 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »



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