New scam from e-mail adress
Thread poster: Manuela Ciuruc

Manuela Ciuruc  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:39
Romanian to French
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May 15

Dear colleagues,

Pay attention to an attempt to fraud from the e-mail adress: impersonating the real person Eliza Yow from

The e-mail has the appearance of those from the real agency, but the English is poor and the adress is not the right one.
Here is the mail:
Subject: [HW] [TEST] Document Optimization request


This is Eliza from Mother Tongue

We have new Rewriting project from Huawei, this is good chance with us. We are now in the testing phase to provide customers with a selection of satisfied translator.

Attached please find the source files(all of 3 files need to be rewriting).

Please also find sample file as below link, you can refer it when you do this test job.

Purpose of rewriting:
The purpose of document rewriting is to help Huawei's personal customers to use and enjoy Huawei mobile phones conveniently and smoothly.

Specific requirements are as follows:

About the audience
- Suppose the user is using the Android phone for the first time

About terminology
- Try to use the most common terms
- Try to use terms that have already appeared on channels such as Huawei mobile phones and websites.

About style and layout
- Try to use the current tense, active voice
- Try to use simple sentences
- Use lists, charts, etc. to make the content hierarchical and structured, and guide the audience step by step
- Combine images, to make the content clearer

Please let me know if you can join us.

I'm look forward to hearing from you.


Eliza Yow
Account Executive

London / Singapore / Los Angeles
We help global brands speak their customers' language

T +65 69080379
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Please note: All quotes are subject to our terms & conditions of trade. See for details. Mother Tongue Pte. Ltd. Registered in Singapore No. 201120730D

This e-mail is intended only for the named person or entity to which it is addressed and contains valuable business information that is privileged, confidential and/or otherwise protected from disclosure. If you received this e-mail in error, any review, use, dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately of the error via e-mail to and please delete the e-mail from your system, retaining no copies in any media. We appreciate your cooperation.

[Modifié le 2019-05-15 11:17 GMT]

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:39
Member (2009)
English to German
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A better command of languages May 15

Perhaps she should try to get a better command of English first before she sets out to scam people.

@ Manuela

Thank you for posting this here.

Have you informed the real agency about the abuse of their company's name? They need to know about it.

Teresa Borges
Liviu-Lee Roth

Manuela Ciuruc  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:39
Romanian to French
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@Thayenga May 15

Thank you for your reply, Thayenga, indeed the command of English was the first thing that made me wonder if this is a real Project Manager and then I saw the e-mail adress.
Yes, the first thing I did was to send the original message to Mothertongue, they are checking this.

[Modifié le 2019-05-15 16:48 GMT]

Mirko Mainardi

Kalinka Hristova  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:39
Member (2007)
English to Bulgarian
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Translator Scammers Directory May 16

Also report it to TSD to alert even more people. already took initial measures to deal with this, but providing them full details is also essential.

Manuela Ciuruc

United States
Member (2009)
German to English
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How odd! May 18

I wonder what this person is trying to achieve.

Just for the record, Mother Tongue is a thoroughly reputable agency in London. I've been working with them for over 25 years.

Manuela Ciuruc

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