Bayer Pharma job offer scam
Thread poster: Gabriella Vento

Gabriella Vento  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:26
Member (2015)
Hungarian to English
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Jul 25

I got a new scam letter today.
The spelling and format is surprisingly good, but the gmail address is a telltale sign.
(Other, than the probability to get a job "After a quick review of a profile on American Translators Association", lol)
Here is the full artwork:

"Andrews Iverson
10:22 AM (12 minutes ago)
to me
Hello Gabriella G Vento,
After a quick review of your profile on American Translators Association, I write to present Bayer AG Tr
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I got a new scam letter today.
The spelling and format is surprisingly good, but the gmail address is a telltale sign.
(Other, than the probability to get a job "After a quick review of a profile on American Translators Association", lol)
Here is the full artwork:

"Andrews Iverson
10:22 AM (12 minutes ago)
to me
Hello Gabriella G Vento,
After a quick review of your profile on American Translators Association, I write to present Bayer AG Translator/Interpreter job Position, We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination, we’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator/Interpreter Position.

Please indicate your interest to receive full job description.

Referral will be welcome.
Yours sincerely,
Andrews Iverson,

Bayer AG. "
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Gerardo Lin  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 21:26
Member (2014)
English to Spanish
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lol Jul 25

I just got the same letter today.

The part that says "After a quick review of a profile on American Translators Association" was particularly hilarious. In my case, it must have been a particularly quick review, since I don't have a profile there.


Gabriella Vento
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Gabriella Vento  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:26
Member (2015)
Hungarian to English
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TOPIC STARTER
That IS hilarious Jul 25

)))

Gerardo Lin wrote:

I just got the same letter today.

The part that says "After a quick review of a profile on American Translators Association" was particularly hilarious. In my case, it must have been a particularly quick review, since I don't have a profile there.


 

Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 20:26
Romanian to English
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they moved from Karl Zeiss to Bayer ... always in the big league! Jul 25

Dear Applicant,

Your portfolio published on AMERICAN TRANSLATORS ASSOCIATION(ATA) has been reviewed by our HR Department at (Carl Zeiss, Inc.) and we are pleased to invite you to an online interview/briefing exercise. You've been assigned to Roland Hamm (Hiring Manager) of Carl Zeiss, Inc., he would be conducting an online interview with you.

Company: Carl Zeiss, Inc.



We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by deliverin
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Dear Applicant,

Your portfolio published on AMERICAN TRANSLATORS ASSOCIATION(ATA) has been reviewed by our HR Department at (Carl Zeiss, Inc.) and we are pleased to invite you to an online interview/briefing exercise. You've been assigned to Roland Hamm (Hiring Manager) of Carl Zeiss, Inc., he would be conducting an online interview with you.

Company: Carl Zeiss, Inc.



We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination.


Carl Zeiss, Inc. develops and manufactures optical and opto-electronic instruments. It offers ophthalmic, binoculars and riflescopes, camera and cine lenses, planetariums, medical solutions, microscopes, electron/ion microscopes, semiconductor/nanotechnology, industrial metrology, spectrometers, and other optical products. The company offers solutions for analyzing, healthcare, measuring, research, observing, law enforcement, outdoor and leisure, and vision markets. It has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, Central America, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1925 and is headquartered in Thornwood, New York. Carl Zeiss, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss AG.

EDITING/PROOFREADING JOB DUTIES: (...)

Then, there was a pretty extensive "job interview" conducted through Google IM, and the next day, after a few additional questions, boom, an "EMPLOYMENT OFFER LETTER" came, on Zeiss letterhead, with requests for my driver's license and social security info
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Teresa Borges
 

Bettina Schewe  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 21:26
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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Got it too! Jul 26

Yes, I was wondering if it was a scam...
This sentence set an alarm for me: "Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination, we’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator/Interpreter Position."

Thank you for sharing!


 

smcd75
United States
Bayer job offer, possible scam Aug 1

I got the same "job offer" as a result of a "quick review of the Colorado Translators Association listing. It seemed odd that Bayer would look so specifically at Colorado, and not the ATA. I'm glad I checked here.

 

innTranslation
Canada
Local time: 17:26
English to Portuguese
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got mine too :) Aug 3

Total scam, I thought for a second it could be legit given the writing and the "interview code" they send you once you confirm. I was suspicious from the @gmail address extension and the fact I couldn't find their names anywhere on the internet associated with Bayer.

Anyway, I innocently decided to go and join the google chat with the "hiring manager", since I figured that maybe I was dealing with an anonymous 3rd party translation firm employed by Bayer or whatever. So I start t
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Total scam, I thought for a second it could be legit given the writing and the "interview code" they send you once you confirm. I was suspicious from the @gmail address extension and the fact I couldn't find their names anywhere on the internet associated with Bayer.

Anyway, I innocently decided to go and join the google chat with the "hiring manager", since I figured that maybe I was dealing with an anonymous 3rd party translation firm employed by Bayer or whatever. So I start the chat, paste the code as requested. What made me suspicious then was that I got an email from the other guy asking me if "I already met with the HR manager on google chat", which I thought was a tad pushy.

At any rate, I ask for my time to be scheduled on Mon-Fri, since it's what we agreed on via email, but he wants to "proceed immediately". I ask then what languages he needed me for, to which he replied Spanish (so much for their "assessment"). Then I googled this very topic and found this post, voila, deleted/blocked.

Wasted 15 mins of my Saturday on this, so yeah, it's a scam and if your a translator they will probably target you this week as they did all of us
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Tatiana Nikitina  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 03:26
Member (2011)
English to Russian
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Same here Aug 4

Thank you for sharing, Gabriella! I received the same message from false "Bayer". But I have no profile on American Translators Association. After this phrase I checked the email of the sender, and ta-dam! it was @gmail address

 

Gabriella Vento  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:26
Member (2015)
Hungarian to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Same scam, new email address in today's email. Aug 6

From "lancedarrylbayerag@gmail.com" - he is getting more professional

"Hello ...
After a quick review of your profile on INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS, I write to present Bayer AG Interpreter/Translator job Position. We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, P
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From "lancedarrylbayerag@gmail.com" - he is getting more professional

"Hello ...
After a quick review of your profile on INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS, I write to present Bayer AG Interpreter/Translator job Position. We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination. We’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator/Interpreter Position.

Please indicate your interest to receive full job description.

Referral will be welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Lance Darryl,
Bayer AG. "

I put it here for the Google bots, so anyone searchng him get the info.
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Natalie
Liviu-Lee Roth
 

Yuri Geifman  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 20:26
Member
English to Russian
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Bayer AG scam Aug 12

I got one too... actually, I got it twice from two different names, both at Bayer @gmail and the message was repeated 3 times in the same email (do I need to add that I don't have a profile at the International Association?):

From: Lance Darryl
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 9:59 PM
To: translations@ruslan.com
Subject: Bayer Pharmaceutical Job Offer- Interpreter/Translator

Hello Youry Geifman
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I got one too... actually, I got it twice from two different names, both at Bayer @gmail and the message was repeated 3 times in the same email (do I need to add that I don't have a profile at the International Association?):

From: Lance Darryl
Sent: Monday, August 5, 2019 9:59 PM
To: translations@ruslan.com
Subject: Bayer Pharmaceutical Job Offer- Interpreter/Translator

Hello Youry Geifman,

After a quick review of your profile on INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS, I write to present Bayer AG Interpreter/Translator job Position. We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination. We’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator/Interpreter Position.

Please indicate your interest to receive full job description.

Referral will be welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Lance Darryl,
Bayer AG.

After a quick review of your profile on INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS, I write to present Bayer AG Interpreter/Translator job Position. We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination. We’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator/Interpreter Position.

Please indicate your interest to receive full job description.

Referral will be welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Lance Darryl,
Bayer AG.

After a quick review of your profile on INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATORS AND INTERPRETERS, I write to present Bayer AG Interpreter/Translator job Position. We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination. We’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator/Interpreter Position.

Please indicate your interest to receive full job description.

Referral will be welcome.

Yours sincerely,

Lance Darryl,
Bayer AG.

I was curious to see what would happen next, so I replied to this message, and got this:

Thanks for your reply. I'll send you more details.

The information below is a briefing about our company; the job and instructions to assist you get aboard our work team. If truly you’re interested; read further and follow the instructions as stated below, IF NOT please ignore this message.

We address some of the world's most pressing global challenges and continue to develop new solutions. The population is constantly growing and its age is increasing. That is why it needs better medicines and high-quality food in sufficient quantities.

At Bayer AG, our largest segment in terms of sales, we focus on researching, developing and marketing specialty-focused innovative medicines that provide significant clinical benefit and value, primarily in the therapeutic areas of cardiology, oncology, gynecology, hematology and ophthalmology. In this way, we are addressing the growing requirements of patients, physicians, health care payers and regulatory agencies.


Responsibilities:

- Read given material and research industry-specific terminology

- Convert text and audio recordings from one language to one or more others

- Ensure translated content conveys original meaning and tone

- Prepare subtitles for videos and online presentations

- Cross-reference specialized dictionaries and translation tools to check quality of translation

- Proofread translated texts for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy

- Follow up with internal team members and clients to ensure translation meets their needs

- Edit content with an eye toward maintaining its original format (e.g. font and structure)

- Network with field experts to stay current on new translation tools and practices.


COMPANY: BAYER AG

Job Type: Part-Time, Full-Time, Freelancer.

Hourly Rate: $40/Hour-$50/Hour

Training Rate: $18/Hour-$20/Hour

Per Word: $0.10-0.30

Hope to hear from you soon as we look forward to you working with us.

Best Regards,

Lance Darryl.

I'm debating whether I should continue the charade. I would except I'm pretty sure I can guess what will come next.
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