Scam Alert : Melanie Landon
Thread poster: Steph39

Steph39
France
Local time: 22:14
English to French
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Nov 16

Good evening,

I want to signal a scam as you can see here :


"A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Melanie
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 84.17.42.104

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Hello,
Kindly confirm your availability to translate a document
from English to French.
Thank yo
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Good evening,

I want to signal a scam as you can see here :


"A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Melanie
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 84.17.42.104

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Hello,
Kindly confirm your availability to translate a document
from English to French.
Thank you"

After several mail exchanges, they propose you a 50% in advance payment but will never be done.

It was already mentionned in another post, but I would like to insist on it, as a pretty new translator, to not fall other people into their trap.

Thank you.

Best regards.
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Fatine777
Kevin Fulton
César TORNIER
Céline Zanardo
 

Paweł Hamerski
Local time: 22:14
English to Polish
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I don't see a scam. When somebody offers me 50% downpayment I gladly accept Nov 19

it and wait for the developments. Nobody mentioned a cheque yet and if will I will ask 'what is this"?

 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 21:14
Member (2007)
English
+ ...
I agree, but ... Nov 19

Paweł Hamerski wrote:
I don't see a scam

I agree that the message in the post doesn't have to be a scam. But a lot depends on the exchanges that followed. I inagine they clarified things.


 

Céline Zanardo
France
Local time: 22:14
English to French
+ ...
FRAUD ALERT!!! Dec 2

"Melanie Landon" offered me to translate a project, and told me that she would pay me half of the project at the beginning and the other half at the end.
She sent me an e-mail every two weeks saying that the transfer procedure to my account was very long. After a month and a half, my bank received a 9983 euro check. First, I didn't understand where that check came from, then "Melanie" sent me this:

I have just been informed there was a mix-up with the amount you will be gettin
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"Melanie Landon" offered me to translate a project, and told me that she would pay me half of the project at the beginning and the other half at the end.
She sent me an e-mail every two weeks saying that the transfer procedure to my account was very long. After a month and a half, my bank received a 9983 euro check. First, I didn't understand where that check came from, then "Melanie" sent me this:

I have just been informed there was a mix-up with the amount you will be getting, you got the amount for the event planner while the event planner got the advance payment for the translation. Kindly keep an eye on your account and let me know as soon as you have the funds available in your account.

I just confirm it was a check deposit for €9983, the mistake was from my sponsor and he is away on vacation. I will appreciate you confirm the amount and get back to me co we can work out something.

I did not answered, but I'm pretty sure they would have ask me to do a bank transfer of the difference.
My bank called me this morning saying the check was a stolen one.
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