Two new thieves: Dave GRAHAM and Thom WEST
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Corinne Maska  Identity Verified
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Apr 22

They will ask you to perform big translation works against certified bank checks. It's all fraudulent. Email addresses: gdave0237@gmail.com and thomwest1@gmail.com

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Tony M  Identity Verified
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The oldest scam in the book! Apr 22

Gald you didn't get caught, but there are still people around who really need to tighten up their due diligence procedures: this is one of the oldest scams that's been reported by translators for years, and if people would only followed the advice in the ProZ.com scam centre, they could easily avoid getting caught.
There is also a guy who runs an independent 'blacklist' of scammers, it's been mentioned many times before in these forums; you should report it there too, although these are obviously fake names and burner e-mail addresses.
People who use Gmail etc. vehemently insist that it is NOT unprofessional to do so, but I'm afraid I always see one of these free, throwaway addresses as the first warning sign: 100% of all the scams I've received have been from such addresses, while only about 5% of my genuine professional customers use them as their primary address. QED!

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Corinne Maska  Identity Verified
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Precisely Apr 22

I did not get caught at all. Too much experience. I am just warning new translators.

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Teresa Borges
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@Corinne Apr 22

Thanks! Why not report their names to be added to the Translators Scammers Directory?

http://www.translator-scammers.com/translator-scammers-directory.htm


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Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
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I need to access Translators Scammers Directory. Apr 22

I am trying to access Translators Scammers Directory but in vain! I am denied access.

I need to report another scammer whom I did a big project recently but disappeared and did not pay me at all!

How can I be permitted to log in this website?



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Teresa Borges
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Morano El-Kholy wrote:

I am trying to access Translators Scammers Directory but in vain! I am denied access.

I need to report another scammer whom I did a big project recently but disappeared and did not pay me at all!

How can I be permitted to log in this website?



[Edited at 2018-04-22 13:05 GMT]


I've just accessed it, without a problem. Have you tried this link?

http://www.translator-scammers.com/translator-scammers-directory.htm


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Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
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Yes, I've tried this link, but it did not work! Apr 22

Teresa Borges wrote:

I've just accessed it, without a problem. Have you tried this link?

http://www.translator-scammers.com/translator-scammers-directory.htm


Thanks, dear Teresa for your prompt reply but I do not know what's wrong...


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mohamed aglan  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 22

thanks a million for this list and plz try keeping it up to date
Tony M wrote:

Gald you didn't get caught, but there are still people around who really need to tighten up their due diligence procedures: this is one of the oldest scams that's been reported by translators for years, and if people would only followed the advice in the ProZ.com scam centre, they could easily avoid getting caught.
There is also a guy who runs an independent 'blacklist' of scammers, it's been mentioned many times before in these forums; you should report it there too, although these are obviously fake names and burner e-mail addresses.
People who use Gmail etc. vehemently insist that it is NOT unprofessional to do so, but I'm afraid I always see one of these free, throwaway addresses as the first warning sign: 100% of all the scams I've received have been from such addresses, while only about 5% of my genuine professional customers use them as their primary address. QED!

[Edited at 2018-04-22 10:06 GMT]


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