James Brisley - SCAMMER ALERT
Thread poster: McKee T9N

McKee T9N  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:23
Spanish to English
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May 31, 2016

Hello fellow translators. I wanted to alert you to a scammer attempt at an Advance payment / overpayment scam. Due to my cautious payment policies (requiring 50% in advance to be RECEIVED and successfully DEPOSITED into my account prior to beginning work on the job) I was able to foil him.

Scammer information:

Alias: James Brisley
Email address: jbforlanguages1555@gmail.com
Address in email:
295 Madison Ave,
New York, NY 10017, USA

Scam type: Advance payment / overpayment

Contacted me to see if translation services were available with a deadline fo June 27th. Two large documents totaling about 29,000 words. Our agreed translation rate was $4674.00

Returned the signed contract for translation, agreed to pay 50% in advance via check. Claimed check would arrive quickly via UPS Next Day delivery Service. Refused to provide a phone number claiming that:

" I am sorry I would not be able to give out my cellphone number at this time till I am sure my wife and I are in the clear concerning our personal issues which I am sure you can quite understand. If you need to relay any messages to you as regards work,do be kind enough to send me an email message any day any time."

Check arrived in an unmarked envelope, with the return address of VELCRO USA, INC 406 Brown Ave, Manchester NH 03103-7202, with a fake check with return address McDaniels Acura 501 W Killian Road "olumbia" (typo), SC 29203, from Bank of "Amerca" (typo). Check was for $46740.00, so I can only assume the scammer wished me to then send back the "accidental" $10,000. However, by the time I contacted the scammer, he knew I was on to him and denied that the fake check was from him.

No further contact with scammer.


 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:23
English to Czech
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These scammers have a penchant for comedy May 31, 2016

McKee T9N wrote:

Check was for $46740.00, so I can only assume the scammer wished me to then send back the "accidental" $10,000.


46740.00 - 4674 = 42066
"Accidental" 42066 $$$!
I also like the story with the phone number... like he feared you'd give his number to his wife, so that she can bother him with some late night calls?icon_biggrin.gif


 


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