Job offer that seems a bit fishy?
Thread poster: Daniel James

Daniel James  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:01
Dutch to English
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Oct 15, 2019

Dear Proz members,

I recently received an email offering a job (about 12k words, Working Papers in Economic History), and while the content is interesting, there seem to be a few red flags.

1. The person doesn’t represent a company.
2. I wasn’t asked for a CV, test translation or an invoice. My quote was accepted immediately.
3. This person wants my bank account details ASAP to transfer half the quoted amount. The rest upon completion.
4. The perso
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Dear Proz members,

I recently received an email offering a job (about 12k words, Working Papers in Economic History), and while the content is interesting, there seem to be a few red flags.

1. The person doesn’t represent a company.
2. I wasn’t asked for a CV, test translation or an invoice. My quote was accepted immediately.
3. This person wants my bank account details ASAP to transfer half the quoted amount. The rest upon completion.
4. The person’s name doesn’t match their email address.
5. I have no way of verifying who this person (or his client) is.

What do you think?

Kind regards,
Daniel
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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:01
Member (2018)
French to English
. Oct 15, 2019

Several scam boxes ticked there.
You might want to try searching for a couple of key phrases in the text to see whether it's out there on internet.
How did the person find you? Did you just recently make a profile here? Newbies seem to be targeted a lot.


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Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 06:01
Romanian to English
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aren't there enough red flags? Oct 15, 2019

Overpayment scam.

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Teresa Borges
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Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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Congratulations, you are the one-zillionth translator to have received this Oct 15, 2019

You have won a counterfeit cheque.

Exaggerating a bit, but try to look around in the Proz forums for scam reports just this year. You could Google

site:proz.com forum scam


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Daniel James  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:01
Dutch to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Sorted Oct 15, 2019

Hi Thomas and Kay,

Thanks for your prompt replies and your time. After having done a bit more searching on the forum I've found out that it's the same scam that other forum users have been exposed to.

Kind regards,
Daniel


 


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