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Bank Information Scammers
Thread poster: Nadine Maggard

Nadine Maggard  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:01
Member (May 2019)
English to French
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Jan 18

Greetings,

Be aware of scammers (using distinctive names) who ask for bank information through email communication. I have recently received some similar messages from: robertbell231@gmail.com and chriscurry00000@gmail.com (I checked their IP address).

1st email: Hello and how are you doing today? I would like to know if you will be able to translate
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Greetings,

Be aware of scammers (using distinctive names) who ask for bank information through email communication. I have recently received some similar messages from: robertbell231@gmail.com and chriscurry00000@gmail.com (I checked their IP address).

1st email: Hello and how are you doing today? I would like to know if you will be able to translate a document from Spanish to French which is to be used for a presentation in a month.

2nd email: Thank you for getting back to me. Please find attached the document, check the word count and get back to me with your charges/invoice, so we can proceed afterwards. I will need it ready in a month.

3rd email: "Good then. I already discussed with my sponsor about this and was told to send your details so he can get half of the payment to you and send you the balance as soon as you are done. Kindly get back to me with the details below so we can make funds available to you asap" or "$1600 sounds good to me. you will be getting $800 50% advance to get started and a balance of $800 when you are done. If this works for you then kindly get back to me with the details below so that payment can be facilitated asap."

Bank name
Bank address
Account number
Routing number
Beneficiary name
Cell number


I have not worked through PRO Z yet. Hopefully this will end.

Best regards,

Nadine
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Marie Parisot
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:01
Member (2009)
English to German
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Neverending story Jan 18

Nadine Maggard wrote:

I have not worked through PRO Z yet. Hopefully this will end.



Thank you for posting it, Nadine. Unfortunately, these scammers will never give up.

Aside from the gmail address, the statement that "the presentation will be in a / next month" is yelling, don't fall for me. I'm definitely a scammer.

Even though the English is fairly good, the scammer makes the same mistakes like his/her "companions". Still, whenever I receive an email like this, my reply usually is (if I suspect any fraud, e. g. over-payment), an advanced payment it not required. All account and personal details will be on my invoice. However, I prefer getting paid through PayPal.

This usually ends the conversation. Because legitimate customers will understand.

Did you receive these emails through ProZ? Do these people have one of those near-empty profiles? If so, then you should let ProZ know so that they will be deleted.


Nadine Maggard
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Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 05:01
Romanian to English
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let's get to the point Jan 18

1.- these "requests" are sold on the "dark web" and on forums for online criminals.

2.- it is not a particular "scammer"; for $2.00 - $15.00 they can buy your stolen financial credentials (credit card
account, bank account)

3.- there are different softwares sold on the "dark web", that send thousands/day spam messages or fishing
messages. The more sophisticated criminals send "spear-fishing messages" to a precise target and a precise
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1.- these "requests" are sold on the "dark web" and on forums for online criminals.

2.- it is not a particular "scammer"; for $2.00 - $15.00 they can buy your stolen financial credentials (credit card
account, bank account)

3.- there are different softwares sold on the "dark web", that send thousands/day spam messages or fishing
messages. The more sophisticated criminals send "spear-fishing messages" to a precise target and a precise
goal.
4.- there is a forum for criminals with a list of potential victims (gullible people who got scammed already)

5.- this scam of "overpayment" is one of the preferred methods to try to scam translators and interpreters.

6.- from my research (empyrical) it seems that the EN-GE translators group is the favorite target.

The best thing, DO NOT REPLY to these messages; DO NOT ENGAGE in any e-mail exchange unless you know what you are doing.

My 2c.

Stay safe,
Lee
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Nadine Maggard
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Daryo
Thayenga
 

Nadine Maggard  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:01
Member (May 2019)
English to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Bank Information Scammers Jan 21

Thank you guys for your answer.

I will just ignore them from now on.

Nadine


 

Gleyse  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 11:01
Member (2013)
English to French
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scams Feb 1

I have received this email:


Jeu 31/01/2019 22:35
Hello,

I'm an individual,this is my information for the perusal.


Your price seems relatively low compared to other translators and I really appreciate that. The delivery date is okay but in return I want a perfect and accurate translation

50% of the payment will be sent upfront so you can proceed with the translation as soon as your receive the payment and the balance upon co
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I have received this email:


Jeu 31/01/2019 22:35
Hello,

I'm an individual,this is my information for the perusal.


Your price seems relatively low compared to other translators and I really appreciate that. The delivery date is okay but in return I want a perfect and accurate translation

50% of the payment will be sent upfront so you can proceed with the translation as soon as your receive the payment and the balance upon completion of the project.

However, my preferred mode of payment is to make a wire transfer or bank transfer to your account and all that is needed now is your bank details.

For wire transfer / bank transfer
Bank Name:
Bank Postal Address:
Account Name:
Account Number:
Iban Number:

Here is my personal information for your perusal

Full Name: Patricia Smith
Address: 12, White hart lane
City: Avon
State: CO
Zip: 81620
Phone: (571) 302-435051
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Dominika Kowalska
 

Dominika Kowalska
France
Local time: 11:01
English to Polish
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Stacey Tolder, Patricia Smith Feb 1

I got the same one. Patricia Smith and then today Stacey Tolder... seems like scammers take on women’s names.

Gilbert Vincendeau
 

Matthieu Delbecque
France
Local time: 11:01
English to French
+ ...
Patricia Smith Mar 3

Warning !
Confirmation that anything you might get from Patricia Smith is scam !!


 

Matthieu Delbecque
France
Local time: 11:01
English to French
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Stacey Tolder Mar 7

Another try under Stacey Tolder today... SCAM !!
Anyway Pro.com can "block" these users ?


nadiarasa
laetitia vagner
 

nadiarasa  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 11:01
English to French
Brian Faith Mar 8

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the info. I've been very doubtful of how I easily got this job offer, so I've been looking ont the internet for some scam as it asked exactly the same info....

Name is Faith Brian and he contacted out of ProZ mailbox and directly on my email, his email is faithbrian55@gmail.com and IP address from Prague


 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:01
Member (2006)
Spanish to Dutch
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Why scamming us? Mar 8

What I mean, we are not exactly the best paid profession in the world. If I were a scammer, I wouldn't put all my efforts in scamming translators, but would go for something more 'substantial', so 'real money' in stead of 'peanuts'.

I don't get it, hence my question.



[Edited at 2019-03-08 16:42 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-03-08 17:00 GMT]


 

Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:01
German to English
Like stealing candy from a baby Mar 8

It's not very nice, but it's so easy to do.
The (over)abundance of translators has resulted in stiff job competition and people desperate for work, who, abandoning all common sense, will jump at almost any chance to get their foot in the door in the hope of an opportunity to find a regular source of jobs – or any job at all.

Some scams are relatively well-thought out and executed such as the current Zeiss/Random House scheme, but the majority represented here are quite trans
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It's not very nice, but it's so easy to do.
The (over)abundance of translators has resulted in stiff job competition and people desperate for work, who, abandoning all common sense, will jump at almost any chance to get their foot in the door in the hope of an opportunity to find a regular source of jobs – or any job at all.

Some scams are relatively well-thought out and executed such as the current Zeiss/Random House scheme, but the majority represented here are quite transparent. Like the classic Nigerian widow scams, these work and provide the perpetrators with an easy source of income with very little effort.

Robert Rietvelt wrote:

What I mean, we are not exactly the best paid profession in the world. If I would be a scammer, I wouldn't put all my efforts in scamming translators, but would go for something more 'substantial', so 'real money' in stead of 'peanuts'.

I don't get it, hence my question.



[Edited at 2019-03-08 16:42 GMT]
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Daryo
 

Corinne Dos Santos
France
Local time: 11:01
English to French
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stacey tolder Mar 8

Dominika Kowalska wrote:

I got the same one. Patricia Smith and then today Stacey Tolder... seems like scammers take on women’s names.



Hello Dominika,
I got an email for a quote for a document today from stacey tolder (staceytolder@gmail.com), but it looks kind of strange I admit, I also am naturally very suspicious.
Do you confirm this is a scam?
How can we know for sure it is?

She did not asked for bank account details for the moment, only a quote.

In advance, thank you for your help.

[Edited at 2019-03-08 18:09 GMT]


laetitia vagner
 

MK2010  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 03:01
Member (2017)
French to English
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My friend just got scammed too... Mar 13

By both Patricia and Stacey. The big question we have is, can someone take money from your account if they have your bank info? I've been a victim of the overscam via check, but this one was via bank. They haven't transferred money to her account yet. I personally don't think they can take money out.




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laetitia vagner
France
Local time: 11:01
English to French
+ ...
Omg Mar 15

Hello everyone,

I received also mail from Stacey Tolder and Patricia Smith. My bank info are in my quotes. This Stacey told me she made me a payment and ask if i received it. So you said its fake people ? What can i do ?


 

Semrin Demirel
France
Local time: 11:01
German
+ ...
I just got scammed by Cynthia Hughes <cynthias1879@gmail.com> Mar 16

... and the content was like this, after some other emails we have written until agreeing for the project:

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.
.

50% of the payment will be sent upfront so you can proceed with the translation as soon as your receive the payment and the balance upon completion of the project.

However, my preferred mode of payment is to make a wire transfer or bank transfer to your account and all that is needed now is your bank details.

For wire tra
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... and the content was like this, after some other emails we have written until agreeing for the project:

.
.
.

50% of the payment will be sent upfront so you can proceed with the translation as soon as your receive the payment and the balance upon completion of the project.

However, my preferred mode of payment is to make a wire transfer or bank transfer to your account and all that is needed now is your bank details.

For wire transfer / bank transfer
Bank Name:
Bank Postal Address:
Account Name:
Account Number:
Iban Number:

Here is my personal information for your perusal

Full Name: Cynthia Hudges
Address: 12, White hart lane
City: Avon
State: CO
Zip: 81620
Phone: (571) 302-4340

Thank you
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