Denise from Igmi
Thread poster: Giada Riva

Giada Riva  Identity Verified
Italy
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Sep 17, 2019

Hello everybody,
a couple of days ago I found a request from a Denise Idel with Igmi to take a translation test, with a word file attached. I decided to pay no attention to it, not only because Gmail put the message in my spam folder but also because I hadn't actively contacted them with quotes. It seemed suspicious also because the address was in the format of name.companyname@gmail.com, and the object had [Fwd] in it.
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Hello everybody,
a couple of days ago I found a request from a Denise Idel with Igmi to take a translation test, with a word file attached. I decided to pay no attention to it, not only because Gmail put the message in my spam folder but also because I hadn't actively contacted them with quotes. It seemed suspicious also because the address was in the format of name.companyname@gmail.com, and the object had [Fwd] in it.

But I couldn't let it rest. So I looked up this forum, read some posts and decided to contact the company directly via email to let them know what had happened and to know whether it was a legitimate request. So I sent both an email to their info@ address I found on their website and a message with the contact us form. They both bounced back, I got an error from the contact us form when I submitted it, and I got a mail delivery failure from their email address. Isn't it weird?

This company has a ProZ account, Blue Board entries and an active FaceBook page. What do you think? Could it be a scam? Should I try contacting them through FB? I should also mentioned that the first message I received wasn't send through the ProZ mail system.
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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Giada Sep 17, 2019

The 'corporate' email of the company is in format [...]@igmi.co.il.



[Edited at 2019-09-18 06:25 GMT]


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Paulinho Fonseca  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Business relationship Sep 17, 2019

Giada,
I translated for Denise for around three years and then, she simply disappeared, vanished. I never heard from her anymore. Her communication was great, and payments were always on due dates. I did not have problems with her.

See the contact I had from her
Denise Igmi

I was very curious about her disappearance, but this freelance life is like that, people come and people go.


Vadim Kadyrov
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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
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send a ProZ message Sep 17, 2019

You can always contact them through their profile here. Then you know you're contacting the real outsourcer.

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Sandra & Kenneth Grossman  Identity Verified
Israel
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French to English
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Not a scam, and not Denise IGMI Sep 17, 2019

I know Denise personally. When we first met, I don't recall how, possibly through the Israel Translators Association, she was a highly talented freelancer with superb writing skills in Romanian, interested in translating literature and compiling a high-quality Romanian-Hebrew dictionary. At some point, she became the full-time translation coordinator of IGMI, a translation agency in Haifa, as an employee. That agency may have closed.
Best regards,
Sandra


Anastasia Kingsley Kinkusic
 

igmi_co
Israel
Thank you, Sandra! Sep 17, 2019

Really thank you for you support and kind words.
And thanks all for checking outsourcers' identities, as there are so many scammers everywhere (I receive every day tens of stolen CVs).
There is so much pressure as a translations coordinator, when you have to work simultaneously with tens of clients and translators... That's the reason I don't really invest time in writing long posts with many details (as they are already on Proz).
So... Denise from IGMI is not a scammer...... See more
Really thank you for you support and kind words.
And thanks all for checking outsourcers' identities, as there are so many scammers everywhere (I receive every day tens of stolen CVs).
There is so much pressure as a translations coordinator, when you have to work simultaneously with tens of clients and translators... That's the reason I don't really invest time in writing long posts with many details (as they are already on Proz).
So... Denise from IGMI is not a scammer...
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Giada Riva  Identity Verified
Italy
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Denise Sep 18, 2019

Thank you for your help, everyone.

@Denise, glad to meet you! So the translation test I was sent isn't actually from you, correct?

I apologise if my post has caused you trouble but I was making sure I wasn't scammed. I did try to contact Igmi directly but to no avail because my email wasn't delivered.


 
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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
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Identity theft Jan 4

igmi_co wrote:
Denise from IGMI is not a scammer...

Please consider doing a favour to both yourself and to other translators. Just a note on your own profile here about your email address would help no end. I believe ProZ.com will also put a note on the BB record if requested.


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