Scammer alert - translation of articles related to conflict management
Thread poster: Maja Petrovska

Maja Petrovska  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:55
Macedonian to English
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Feb 21, 2017

Hi fellow translators,

An addition to the list of translation scammers - a certain "Joanne Pierce", requesting a "translation quote" for 2 articles (one of around 3800 words and the other of around 10000 words). The message is sent from a personal Gmail address, no agency name, no title, no contact information. And, by the way, the name on the email address is different from the email address itself: Joanne Pierce

I quoted a ridiculous amount, maybe 10x higher than the real translation rate for such a project. The acceptance was immediate, no credentials asked, with a request to send my "mailing address" (?!?!) for processing the payment.

I checked an online directory of translation scammer emails; this address doesn't seem to be there, but I'm definitely adding it to the list.

Beware and good luck.



Karen Zaragoza
Local time: 22:55
Information needed Feb 22, 2017

Dear Maja,

Thanks for this information. To look into this further could you please confirm if you have been contacted by "Joanne Pierce" via If so, kindly provide the complete email offer you received including the full headers by submitting a support request at , and the site staff will investigate the issue. If you are unsure how to obtain these headers, you will find a handy description here:

Thanks in advance!

Best regards,

Karen Zaragoza Staff


Maja Petrovska  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:55
Macedonian to English
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Clarification Feb 22, 2017

Hi Karen,

Thank you for the question. No, this was a direct email; not sent through Proz. I've received a few emails like this in the past, as I assume have many other translators, so I think it's useful to spread the word.




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