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

Abraham Abukar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:12
Member (2005)
English to Somali
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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.
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Van:
Are your translation services available for a 2 part document in source language {English} and target language {Somali} ????
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Ibra:
Yes,
I will let you know my rates, but, first, I need to know the name of your agency/organization.
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Von:
This work is a privately contracted work,all agreements and paperwork should carry the following information as shown below:
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Van Jong
1609 Veterans Memorial Highway,
Islandia, NY 11749

Let me know how best to proceed

Thanks
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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
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Ibra:
I understand, no problem.
My total fee for this job is 5931.00 USD.
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Von:
Let me know what names to put on your check and what address the check will be delivered to you.
Thanks
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Ibra: [providing fake name and address]
​Tuug​ Ayaan Ahay [Translation in Somali: "I am a Scammer"]
P.O. Box 114
Mogadishu, Somalia

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Von:
So sad,Only looking for USA resident translators
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[Edited at 2015-12-02 21:40 GMT]


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:12
Member (2009)
English to German
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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.

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Abraham Abukar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:12
Member (2005)
English to Somali
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I did not. Dec 3, 2015

I found out his name by Googling.

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:12
Member (2009)
English to German
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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.


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