Mark Anderson - Rip off artist
Thread poster: Victor Harari

Victor Harari
Local time: 13:10
English to Spanish
Mar 23, 2017

I was contacted by Mark Anderson via e-mail and asked to do an English -Spanish translation on Racism.

He explained that I would have to translate two different texts. After I started working, he offered to pay in advance for both texts, but he refused to pay in any way but a cashier's check. When I was about to send him the first text, he told me that the second text was now going to be translated into Azerbaijani, not Spanish.

I received the check, but I was never able to cash it or deposit it (this was due to Mexican bank regulation), but now I discover it was all a scam!!!

Be careful with this guy...I have read several stories exactly as mine.

[Edited at 2017-03-23 22:01 GMT]

[Edited at 2017-03-24 01:27 GMT]


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 20:10
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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VERY old scam Mar 24, 2017

Hi Victor, this is a really old scam.

For more info, please see
http://www.proz.com/topic/200642
http://www.proz.com/topic/310904
etc

You should ALWAYS check unknown outsourcers before accepting any jobs.

Natalia


[Edited at 2017-03-24 11:34 GMT]


 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:10
Member (2007)
English
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Oh dear! Mar 24, 2017

Such a pity that you hadn't signed up for the notifications from the Scam Alert Centre: http://www.proz.com/about/translator-scam-alerts. You were actually lucky if "all" you got was a rejection from the Mexican authorities. We have heard of some translators actually being prosecuted for trying to cash those false cheques. And some have also sent cheques/transfers of their own to compensate for an apparent overpayment. So, maybe it helps you to know it could have been worse icon_frown.gif.

Victor Harari wrote:
I was contacted by Mark Anderson via e-mail and asked to do an English -Spanish translation on Racism.

Was this a contact through your ProZ.com profile? If so, please report it to the Scam Centre. They will need to deal with the profile.


 

Walter Landesman  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 15:10
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Scam 101 Mar 24, 2017

As the colleagues said, this is one of the oldest and known scam. Sorry it was your turn now, Victor.

 


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