Fidelity Online Account Dpt asking for quote ("racism " scam)
Thread poster: Marissa Aguayo Gavilano

Marissa Aguayo Gavilano  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2016)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Jan 19, 2017

Hi,

Today I received the following:

From: dptfidelityich@gmail.com

Hello,
The resume you posted on Atanet.org has been reviewed and i believe i
would need your services,I have a document that needs to be
translated,The title of the document is RACISM DISCRIMINATION and it
has 14,193 words which needs to be translated from "English to "
Vietnamese and has the deadline of 20th of February 2017. Please
email back if you are interested for further details.


I asked for contact details and they came back to me with this:

Name ; Caihoun Kenneth , Address ; Ohio Sterling City , Zip code ;
44276 , Street ;13552 Kaufman ... 760 990 7537 ..Reprsentative of
Fidelity ..

Full of mistakes, as you can see. Address belongs to a house in Ohio (and it's Kauffman not Kaufman), phone is from California. The document they sent was plagiarized and well, the title is Racism Discrimination instead of Racial Discrimination. Total scam.

Kept asking for my quote and phone number.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:17
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Kept asking Jan 19, 2017

Thanks for posting this.

Why don't you ask them for a matching address, phone number and correct name?icon_biggrin.gif

But who has the time to play games with Scammers?


 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:17
English to Czech
+ ...
A new candidate for the Translator Scammers list! Jan 19, 2017

Thayenga wrote:

But who has the time to play games with Scammers?


James Veitch!icon_biggrin.gif

Interestingly, none of that contact details is at the Translator Scammers directory, they may want to add a new entry.


 

Marissa Aguayo Gavilano  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2016)
English to Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
They don't deal with that Jan 19, 2017

Katarzyna Slowikova wrote:

Interestingly, none of that contact details is at the Translator Scammers directory, they may want to add a new entry.


According to their website, they don't deal with that kind of scammers??? Only if they want to steal your CV posing as translation agencies.


They say:

DO NOT CONTACT US
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A GENERIC SCAM EMAIL. There are literally thousands of these in circulation and we deal only with TRANSLATOR CV SCAMS / FALSE TRANSLATORS / TRANSLATION COMPANIES. We can do nothing to stop them. They always come from free email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. They also use fake or stolen names and addresses, and are, therefore, impossible to trace.


 

Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:17
Member (2000)
French to English
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MODERATOR
The "racism" article has been around for a long time Jan 19, 2017

Steer clear: scammers have been using that racism article for years now.

[Edited at 2017-01-19 21:30 GMT]


 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:17
English to Czech
+ ...
Indeed, different types of crooks Jan 20, 2017

Marissa Aguayo Gavilano wrote:

According to their website, they don't deal with that kind of scammers??? Only if they want to steal your CV posing as translation agencies.


They say:

DO NOT CONTACT US
IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A GENERIC SCAM EMAIL. There are literally thousands of these in circulation and we deal only with TRANSLATOR CV SCAMS / FALSE TRANSLATORS / TRANSLATION COMPANIES. We can do nothing to stop them. They always come from free email accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. They also use fake or stolen names and addresses, and are, therefore, impossible to trace.


You're right, Maridda.
It kind of crossed my mind but then I thought you don't really know what this guy was up to, maybe he wanted to steal her CV... though actually, it's pretty clear it was going to be an advance payment scam.

I think I was also confused since many of those scammers listed there, according to stories in the footnotes (funny reading oftenicon_smile.gif), are multitalents who don't limit themselves to stealing CVs and also do steal translations. The infamous Languagemet, afaik.

Yeah, there're many different types of crooks, we mustn't mix them up!icon_smile.gif


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:17
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Yes, same here Jan 22, 2017

Marissa Aguayo Gavilano wrote:
From: dptfidelityich@gmail.com


Yes, I got the same guy. He left me alone for three days and then came back with the much expected excuse that the bank refused the transaction and that I must pay money myself in order to get the money from him.

The mails I got from him so far are:

19 January

Hello,
The resume you posted on Atanet.org has been reviewed and i believe i
would need your services,I have a document that needs to be
translated,The title of the document is RACISM DISCRIMINATION and it
has 14,193 words which needs to be translated from "English to "
Afrikaans and has the deadline of 20th of February 2017. Please email
back if you are interested for further details.


19 January

The article contains 14,193 Words, i would like to know how you charge
per word,and There is a second article that is on currently on review
that you'll be working on too. it contains 14,183 words. and its
target is the general public, (Afrikaans). Attaches is a copy of the
first document, email me with the quote per word and the total charges
for both and a number to reach you.

Thanks
Cailoun kenneth[i]

19 January

[i]All looks good to me, and i don't need a rush job. i need you to take
your time in the translation and give me a good job. I plan on mailing
you a check for the job and i plan on paying you fully in advance.
Email me your mailing address and also if there is any document to
sign please have it emailed to me once to get the payment. You can
contact me on 760 990 7537 and also i stay in Ohio , City ; Sterling ,
Zip code ; 44276 .


19 January

We can only pay with casher check or a bank transfer, i want things
to go smooth and perfect so i can assure you that is why i said am


21 January

Hello mr Samuel , I try to make the paymnet but there was an error
message from the bank that say before i can be able to make the
transfer i will need to add your detals to as a business partner to my
account , and that will allowe us to work together for like a year ...
But before i can do that i will need a ITUNES CARD to get it activate
, I will apprciate it if you can get a ITUNES CARD so that i can make
the payment asap .

Regards
Caihoun Burns


We are fortunate that there is a code of ethics among scammers that they only scam people who are unable to spot the tell-tale signs of scams.


[Edited at 2017-01-22 14:33 GMT]


 

Ann Nosova  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:17
Member (2004)
English to Russian
+ ...
Today I got the same message - just for Eng-Ukr. Thank you for your notifications. Jan 24, 2017

Samuel Murray wrote:

Marissa Aguayo Gavilano wrote:
From: dptfidelityich@gmail.com


Yes, I got the same guy. He left me alone for three days and then came back with the much expected excuse that the bank refused the transaction and that I must pay money myself in order to get the money from him.

The mails I got from him so far are:

19 January

Hello,
The resume you posted on Atanet.org has been reviewed and i believe i
would need your services,I have a document that needs to be
translated,The title of the document is RACISM DISCRIMINATION and it
has 14,193 words which needs to be translated from "English to "
Afrikaans and has the deadline of 20th of February 2017. Please email
back if you are interested for further details.


19 January

The article contains 14,193 Words, i would like to know how you charge
per word,and There is a second article that is on currently on review
that you'll be working on too. it contains 14,183 words. and its
target is the general public, (Afrikaans). Attaches is a copy of the
first document, email me with the quote per word and the total charges
for both and a number to reach you.

Thanks
Cailoun kenneth[i]

19 January

[i]All looks good to me, and i don't need a rush job. i need you to take
your time in the translation and give me a good job. I plan on mailing
you a check for the job and i plan on paying you fully in advance.
Email me your mailing address and also if there is any document to
sign please have it emailed to me once to get the payment. You can
contact me on 760 990 7537 and also i stay in Ohio , City ; Sterling ,
Zip code ; 44276 .


19 January

We can only pay with casher check or a bank transfer, i want things
to go smooth and perfect so i can assure you that is why i said am


21 January

Hello mr Samuel , I try to make the paymnet but there was an error
message from the bank that say before i can be able to make the
transfer i will need to add your detals to as a business partner to my
account , and that will allowe us to work together for like a year ...
But before i can do that i will need a ITUNES CARD to get it activate
, I will apprciate it if you can get a ITUNES CARD so that i can make
the payment asap .

Regards
Caihoun Burns


We are fortunate that there is a code of ethics among scammers that they only scam people who are unable to spot the tell-tale signs of scams.


[Edited at 2017-01-22 14:33 GMT]


 

Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:17
Member
English to Italian
Same email, different sender Mar 25, 2017

Just received, from richardbenson1816@gmail.com.

In this case it seems they harvested addresses from ATA...


 


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