Clark Wentz: new name with the good old Cashier's check trick
Thread poster: Gabriella Vento

Gabriella Vento  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:54
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English to Hungarian
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Jun 22, 2019

The usual gmail address, large job, short deadline.
I played along to find out more about this, gave him an offer.
He did not go into any details, just asked from my "proforma invoice".
Then - instead of even negotiating on the rate- asked, where to send the cashier's check, refused Paypal or any other payment method.

His phone/text no: 315-371-3501


silviantonia
 

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French to English
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Proz really should offer a spam-detection course for their members, imo Jun 22, 2019

Seems there isn't a day that goes by without someone reporting or asking about spam messages.
Perhaps a training course in spam-spotting would be a good idea. Assuming there isn't already one.


Daryo
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Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 18:54
Romanian to English
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did you notice a trend? Jun 22, 2019

It seems that right now, they are targeting the community of EN-HU translators.


If I were to take a wild guess, the next group will be Italian.


[Edited at 2019-06-23 10:45 GMT]


 

Marian Rosenberg
United States
Local time: 18:54
Member (2019)
Chinese to English
(315)371-3501 Jul 1, 2019

My Frank Roberts had the same phone number as your Clark Wentz.

 

Melissa Oliva
United States
Local time: 17:54
Spanish to English
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Frank Roberts Jul 23, 2019

Same number and same project. Watch out he is out for Spanish translators now.

 

Katherine Rucker
United States
Local time: 18:54
Member (2019)
Spanish to English
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Just got one yesterday Jul 23, 2019

Just got one of these yesterday...ugh. Email signature is "You can Text me on 315-371-3501 if available."

The text of the message is below in case it helps anyone else not waste their time on this.

Author: Frank Roberts
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 173.213.90.73
Message type: Job-related

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Hello,

Can i submit my
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Just got one of these yesterday...ugh. Email signature is "You can Text me on 315-371-3501 if available."

The text of the message is below in case it helps anyone else not waste their time on this.

Author: Frank Roberts
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 173.213.90.73
Message type: Job-related

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Hello,

Can i submit my document for translation from Spanish to
English? And are you free to handle it right now? Its a
community development lecture On Organic Farming which i
organize to
support the youth going into farming and animal production
as a business
and i want it translated/submitted before October 27th.
Please respond back if you can meet up with this deadline.

Best Regards.
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