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share my experience of scam
Thread poster: Achin

Achin  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 05:38
German to Chinese
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Oct 22

That was not a pleasant experience but I would like to share with all of member fellows to prevent further incidents.

This August I received an email "[ProZ.com mail] j'ai besoin d'un traducteur"(I am freelancer for French/English to Chinese),

寄件者: via ProZ.com
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收件者: qdersu@gmail.com
日期: 2019年8月9日 下午10:06
主旨: [ProZ.com mail] j'ai besoin d'un
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That was not a pleasant experience but I would like to share with all of member fellows to prevent further incidents.

This August I received an email "[ProZ.com mail] j'ai besoin d'un traducteur"(I am freelancer for French/English to Chinese),

寄件者: via ProZ.com
回覆至:
收件者: qdersu@gmail.com
日期: 2019年8月9日 下午10:06
主旨: [ProZ.com mail] j'ai besoin d'un traducteur
寄件人: bane.proz.com


Author: S* Ch*l
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 73.202.250.27
Message type: Job-related

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Bonjour, j'aimerais savoir si vous pourrez traduire un
document à utiliser pour une présentation.


scchivel@gmail.com

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So I made a Fee Proposal datailed with the rate and leadtime, she signed back with agreement.

after a month, she kept asking me to confirm with her about the payment, but I have not received any... and she threatened me by email:
"Are you playing games with me? Why are you saying this now that you have the money. I want to have my money back and if you fail to reply my email then I will contact the police"


in the end, my bank called me to say that they received a cheque with more than 13,000 euro, which is way too much from what I quoted... I refused the cheque but ask the bank to post the cheque to my address, it is a printed cheque with a french company's title(she is from New York and the bank is Paris du Nord, a french bank.)

I realized that I wasted a month to wait for her "work", and she is a fraud, so I did not contact her anymore. but after 2 weeks, another cheque with same amount arrived to my bank, I did the same. and sent her one email to say that I could not receive cheque, but cash deposit or TT, from then there is no news from her.


That is just a pity that I chose to trust her to wait and worried about the delay of translation, but in the end, she is still turnout to be a fraud...



[Edited at 2019-10-22 10:40 GMT]
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Laurent Mercky
France
Local time: 22:38
Member (Jul 2019)
Chinese to French
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really ? Oct 22

Félicitations, vous avez failli être victime de la fameuse arnaque au chèque en bois.
C'est un FAUX chèque. Qui ne sera JAMAIS crédité par cette personne, par-contre elle vous demandera de lui redonner ce montant sur son compte….alors qu'en fait elle n'a jamais eu l'intention de vous le donner.
Conseil: allez à la banque et déclarez ce chèque comme un FAUX.

Et non, il n'y a pas de document qui vous attendrait LOL

[Edited at 2019-10-22 13:30 GMT]


Liviu-Lee Roth
Achin
Hedwig Spitzer Cáceres
 

Thomas T. Frost  Identity Verified
Member (2014)
Danish to English
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Report it to the police Oct 22

Since you have the counterfeit cheques, you can report it to the police. They may not want to or be able to do anything, but the more such reports they receive, the higher the chance that this sort of scam will be investigated.

Hopefully you didn't waste any time translating this or declining other work.


Achin
Teresa Borges
Yolanda Broad
 

Achin  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 05:38
German to Chinese
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TOPIC STARTER
Merci Laurent Oct 22

Merci Laurent, voila le nom que je cherchais, "chèque en bois"

Laurent Mercky wrote:

Félicitations, vous avez failli être victime de la fameuse arnaque au chèque en bois.
C'est un FAUX chèque. Qui ne sera JAMAIS crédité par cette personne, par-contre elle vous demandera de lui redonner ce montant sur son compte….alors qu'en fait elle n'a jamais eu l'intention de vous le donner.
Conseil: allez à la banque et déclarez ce chèque comme un FAUX.

Et non, il n'y a pas de document qui vous attendrait LOL

[Edited at 2019-10-22 13:30 GMT]


[Edited at 2019-10-22 14:02 GMT]


Laurent Mercky
 

Achin  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 05:38
German to Chinese
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Thomas! Oct 22

surely will do that~ in the end the document is quite interesting & I would pay to read it:)

Thomas T. Frost wrote:

Since you have the counterfeit cheques, you can report it to the police. They may not want to or be able to do anything, but the more such reports they receive, the higher the chance that this sort of scam will be investigated.

Hopefully you didn't waste any time translating this or declining other work.


[Edited at 2019-10-22 14:01 GMT]


 


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