Has anyone worked for James Costa Email:costa20102016@gmail.com?
Thread poster: clisaz
clisaz
Canada
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Spanish to English
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Oct 11, 2016

I received the email I copy here:

"Hello,

I found your information on American translators
association and am interested in the service of a translator, i have
an article to be translated from English into your language Spanish
,The article contains 30 pages, please let me know your availability
and the rate you work on kindly reply to my direct email address ,

Email:costa20102016@gmail.com

Cole."

Has anyone received something similar?

I have a funny feeling about this project.

Thanks in advance for your time!!

Clara


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Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:41
Polish to Czech
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An advance payment scam Oct 11, 2016

See this:
http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/MegaBBS/forumthread27227.htm

Exactly same wording, apart from the 1st sentence.


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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
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Spanish to English
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gmail = delete Oct 11, 2016

gmail = delete

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Seconded: gmail = delete Oct 11, 2016

LegalTransform wrote:
gmail = delete

I completely agree!


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Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
Canada
Member (2010)
English to French
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Same here Oct 11, 2016

I have received the same email from 4 different email addresses.

The last one I replied:

Hello xxx,

If you require my professional services, please write from a professional email address.

Sincerely...

Normally I trash anything from Gmail addresses I don't know but after the 4th time, I got angry and replied.

Have a wonderful day!

Sylvie


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liviu roth
United States
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Romanian to English
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If you want to have fun and see how it works Oct 11, 2016

agree to their terms, copy/paste a random text and send it together with your invoice to the „client”. After a couple days you will receive a well-made fake check in an amount larger than you invoice.

have fun,

Lee

PS. I have a whole collection of fake checks.


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clisaz
Canada
Local time: 03:41
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks!! Oct 11, 2016

Thank you to all of you, I really appreciate your answers!! I know now that my gut feeling was right!

Regards,

Clara


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Fakes Oct 12, 2016

liviu roth wrote:

agree to their terms, copy/paste a random text and send it together with your invoice to the „client”. After a couple days you will receive a well-made fake check in an amount larger than you invoice.

have fun,

Lee

PS. I have a whole collection of fake checks.


I would be interested to see a couple of these if you have time to scan them and post them here.


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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English to Spanish
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LOL! Oct 12, 2016

liviu roth wrote:
PS. I have a whole collection of fake checks.

Way to go, Lee! Never tried, but I might in the future, just for the hell (sorry) of it!


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GalileoTrans
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Same guy Oct 12, 2016

Received exact same email from "James Cole 2016"
I asked to see the document before providing a full quote, knowing the whole thing was scammy .... he sent me an article written 40 years ago by a discredited journalist.
I've seen better scams.


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