Advance Payment scam "Val Ruud"/Conflict Management/Healthcare Entrepreneurship,Marketing
Thread poster: Julian Cadena

Julian Cadena
United States
Local time: 19:24
Spanish to English
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Nov 1, 2017

"Do you work on translation services for language pairing "English" to "Spanish" ??
Thanks

Val Ruud
295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017 USA


I have attached 2 documents in this email for your perusal and I would like for you to write back giving me a sum total figure of what each document will cost to translate respectively.
{A} Conflict Management with {10,700} words = $ ????
{B} Healthcare Entrepreneurship,Marketing Plans and CSR with {22,200} words = $ ????
We have a flexible deadline for on or before the 15th December 2017 for the submission of all translation works.
Thanks"


Beware this scam.


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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:24
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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It is not just one thing... Nov 1, 2017

The combination of bad English, vagueness, indifference to translator qualifications, and apparent willingness to pay a high fee are, all together, a dead giveaway that a scam is involved.

The probability that such an offer is genuine is near zero.

[Edited at 2017-11-02 10:27 GMT]


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Josefina Brunicelli
United States
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I got that email today.... Nov 1, 2017

Does anyone know who Val Ruud is? Has anyone been cheated by this person? I got that identical email today....

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Josefina Brunicelli
United States
English to Spanish
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What could someone be looking for? Nov 1, 2017

What would a scammer be looking for but offering a large upfront payment as this person has done? I just can’t figure it out...please illuminate me!!

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:24
Member (2007)
English
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To everyone who wants the answer to this and other questions Nov 2, 2017

jbruni wrote:
What would a scammer be looking for but offering a large upfront payment as this person has done? I just can’t figure it out...please illuminate me!!

Please visit the Scam Centre here on ProZ.com: https://www.proz.com/about/translator-scam-alerts

Everyone needs to be informed about the 101 scams there are out there. And as new ones are being added every day, sign up (on that page) to be notified of new scammers and scams.


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Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:24
German to English
Overpayment/bad check scam Nov 2, 2017

jbruni wrote:

What would a scammer be looking for but offering a large upfront payment as this person has done? I just can’t figure it out...please illuminate me!!
.

Sheila is right, please check the scam center. You will be amazed at the variety of ways people can be cheated.


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Josefina Brunicelli
United States
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Thanks Nov 2, 2017

Thanks everyone. This is very useful!

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