Fake messages are sent from ProZ.com under my name with reference to a fake domain
Thread poster: Valery Afanasiev

Valery Afanasiev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 21:29
English to Russian
+ ...
May 7

This started two or three days ago. The sender signs using my name but providing fake contact details, a phone number and a domain. The messages look like that:

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From: Valery Afanasiev - GEF Head of Production via ProZ.com
Date: пн, 7 мая 2018 г., 22:40
Subject: [ProZ.com mail] Urgent De-Ru (Oil&Gas)
To:


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You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: Valery Afanasiev - GEF Head of Production
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 46.165.254.166
Message type: Request for quote
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Dear Alexander! Our company is looking for a translator
capable of handling our current urgent job.
Do please reply me to receive the details of this offer and
negotiate the conditions.

GEF - not just another translation agency.
Russia

Valery Afanasiev - Head of Production
Global Education Facilitators, LLC
Millennium House Business Center
12, Trubnaya Street
127045, Moscow

Tel. +7 495 787 9924
Fax +7 495 787 9924
russia@geftranslators.ru

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Both the phone number and the domain geftranslators.ru are fake. The message is fake. I have already received about a dozen complaints from my contacts.

Can we do something with that?

Many thanks in advance

Rgds,
Valery Afanasiev


 

Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 20:29
Member (2011)
English to Arabic
+ ...
Report to Proz staff. May 7

Dear Valery,

I do not know if you have already reported this issue to Proz staff or not.

But, I think that you should do.

My regards icon_smile.gif


 

Kalinka Hristova  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
Local time: 21:29
Member (2007)
English to Bulgarian
+ ...

MODERATOR
Also report to TSD May 9

As suggested by Morano, you should report such issues immediately both to ProZ.com AND Translator Scammers Directory http://www.translator-scammers.com/translator-scammers-directory.htm

 

arterm  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 22:29
Member (2002)
English to Russian
received one of these, checked the domain. it does not even exist Jun 5

Valery from GEF (Global Education Facilitators) via ProZ.com

18:16 (4 minutes ago)

to webmaster
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You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: Valery from GEF (Global Education Facilitators) [NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 89.249.65.30
Message type: Request for quote
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Dear Artem! Our company, one of the leading in Russia, is
looking for qualified English-Russian translators in
technical field.
Please reply to this message or write directly to
russia@geftranslators.ru.
Thank you in advance!

GEF - not just another translation agency.
Russia

Valery Afanasiev - Head of Production

Global Education Facilitators, LLC
Millennium House Business Center
12, Trubnaya Street
127045, Moscow

Tel. +7 495 787 9924
Fax +7 495 787 9924
russia@geftranslators.ru


 

Denis Danchenko  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 21:29
Member (2012)
English to Russian
+ ...
Another one: Jun 5

Dear Denis! Our company, one of the leading in Russia, is
looking for qualified English-Russian translators in
technical field.
Please reply to this message or write directly to
russia@geftranslators.ru.
Thank you in advance!

GEF - not just another translation agency.
Russia

Valery Afanasiev - Head of Production

Global Education Facilitators, LLC
Millennium House Business Center
12, Trubnaya Street
127045, Moscow

Tel. +7 495 787 9924
Fax +7 495 787 9924
russia@geftranslators.ru


 

Dmitry Tolstov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 21:29
Member (2011)
English to Russian
+ ...
just received Jun 5

You have been sent a message via ProZ.com.
Author: Valery from GEF (Global Education Facilitators)
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 185.212.171.37
Message type: Request for quote
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Dear Dmitry! Our company, one of the leading in Russia, is
looking for qualified English-Russian translators in
technical field.
Please reply to this message or write directly to
russia@geftranslators.ru.
Thank you in advance!

GEF - not just another translation agency.
Russia

Valery Afanasiev - Head of Production

Global Education Facilitators, LLC
Millennium House Business Center
12, Trubnaya Street
127045, Moscow

Tel. +7 495 787 9924
Fax +7 495 787 9924
russia@geftranslators.ru


 

jyuan_us  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:29
Member (2005)
English to Chinese
+ ...
Help me out if I have missed anything Jun 5

Is the OP the real Head of Production for Global Education Facilitators, LLC? If not, what is the problem here?

The request may as well have come from a genuine company whose Head of Production happened to have the same name as the OP’s.

Is "The name of the Head of Production is the same as the OP‘s" a base strong enough to support the assumption that the requester is a scammer?


[Edited at 2018-06-06 00:27 GMT]

[Edited at 2018-06-06 01:05 GMT]


 


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