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SCAM: translation of a 11,643-word document (various email addresses, payment with a check)
Thread poster: Thomas Szabo, MD, MS

Maite Herrero Baratas  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:29
Member (2018)
English to Spanish
I also received an email scam Jul 2

Hello, yesterday I received an email from nancybill010@gmail.com with IP Adress from Germany. The text is exactly the same as the one you indicate
"Hello,
My name is Nancy, I'm contacting you in regards to an English, content document with 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translated to Spanish. I would like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you c
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Hello, yesterday I received an email from nancybill010@gmail.com with IP Adress from Germany. The text is exactly the same as the one you indicate
"Hello,
My name is Nancy, I'm contacting you in regards to an English, content document with 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translated to Spanish. I would like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can

Thank you.

Best regards,
Nancy. "

For what you say is a scam, with what I should not do anything?
Thank you
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TASNIM RIZVI
 

Ignacio Mogni
Argentina
Local time: 20:29
Member (Jun 2019)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Got the same one! Jul 4

Maite Herrero Baratas wrote:

"Hello,
My name is Nancy, I'm contacting you in regards to an English, content document with 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translated to Spanish. I would like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can

Thank you.

Best regards,
Nancy. "

For what you say is a scam, with what I should not do anything?
Thank you


I received the exact same message.
I gave her an estimate and got this:

"Thank you for getting back. I quite agree with your price quote you give me and I am willing to pay for your service. This project is a research paper being sponsor for a seminar coming up soon, so I would like to make an advance payment or make the full payment so you know you have my job with you. In the mean time, do get back to me with the following payment information in the format below.

1. Full Name to be written on the Check
2.USA Full Physical Address:
3. Mobile number


Your payment will be prepared once I have the requested details. Payment will be received before you send the document. Get back to me asap and you can send text to
me here [phone deleted] (Please only Text) when you send the details."

My spider senses started to tingle because the contact hours were way too early in the morning to be from the USA, so I googled the address (which is something I should have done as soon as I got her mail) and got to this forum, which led me to the TRANSLATOR SCAMMERS DIRECTORY.
Thanks for keeping it safe out there for the rest of us.


Alice Beran-van der Vlugt
Valerie22
Oleksandr Ivanov
 

Patricia Rivera  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 20:29
Member (2015)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Watch out!!!! Nancy Bill is at it again, now: (nancybill010@gmail.com). Jul 5

Melanie Meyer wrote:

Thank you for the warning, Thomas and Teresa! I received the same email from Linda Dale via ProZ.

A day later, I received a message through another portal (TM Town) with the exact same text from a Nancy Bill (nancy.bill01@gmail.com):

"Hello, My Name is Nancy Bill, I got your contact from online directory and I'm contacting you in regard to an English content document with 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translated to German. I would
like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me(nancy.bill01@gmail.com) as soon as you can.
Thank you.
Best regards
Nancy B."



boostrer
 

Jelle Meurrens
United States
Local time: 18:29
English to Dutch
+ ...
Cheryl Kutcher - newest email Jul 11

Seems to be the newest one!

Author: Cheryl Kutscher
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 69.16.147.251

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Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document
translated into Dutch. I would like to know if you are
interested and available to get this done for me. Please
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Seems to be the newest one!

Author: Cheryl Kutscher
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 69.16.147.251

-----------

Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document
translated into Dutch. I would like to know if you are
interested and available to get this done for me. Please get
back to me as soon as you can via
email(chkutcher02@gmail.com). Thank you.
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Annie Rochon
Nailia Hasanova
En-Ru
Sozen Ozkan
TASNIM RIZVI
Valerie22
Hang A (Christina) Kim
 

Henry Schroeder  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:29
Member (2002)
German to English
+ ...
Becca Johnson Jul 11

is the one in my case.

Be careful.


 

Jose Oyola
United States
Same scam, different name Jul 15

In received this email from Jennifer Heather:

How are you doing today,I hope you are doing well,happy weekend,I would like
> to know if you are interested in translating a document from English into
> Spanish,please kindly get back to me with your rate and availability.

I received payment before the work was completed.
Amount to be on check ....$2,850
UPS : J4515985925
The check came from:
Alexandra Lexxy Leigh
2105 Woodbur
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In received this email from Jennifer Heather:

How are you doing today,I hope you are doing well,happy weekend,I would like
> to know if you are interested in translating a document from English into
> Spanish,please kindly get back to me with your rate and availability.

I received payment before the work was completed.
Amount to be on check ....$2,850
UPS : J4515985925
The check came from:
Alexandra Lexxy Leigh
2105 Woodbury Pl
Richardson Tx 75082

Of course the check was bad. It was a closed account from Bank of America.

Two weeks later I received another check. She insisted I work on the document. She guaranteed that I'll receive payment.
Amount to be on check ....$2,850
Fedex : 775652307313
Another bad check. Another closed account.
The second check was from a bank in Minnesota.
Jennifer Heather: 914-627-1721
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Alice Beran-van der Vlugt
United States
Local time: 17:29
Dutch to English
+ ...
11,643 word document Jul 15

Received the response below after initially replying to July 10th email from "Cherry". So many alarm bells throughout emails; writing in broken English though document is in more professional sounding English; offer to send payment up front; requesting home address phone number etc. Wonder what their angle is, seems roundabout way of gathering publicly available data? I'm concerned about access to my laptop via the document, which I (naively) downloaded.
Grateful for any advice regardin
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Received the response below after initially replying to July 10th email from "Cherry". So many alarm bells throughout emails; writing in broken English though document is in more professional sounding English; offer to send payment up front; requesting home address phone number etc. Wonder what their angle is, seems roundabout way of gathering publicly available data? I'm concerned about access to my laptop via the document, which I (naively) downloaded.
Grateful for any advice regarding this last bit!


Hello, Thank you for getting back. I quite agree with your price quote
and i am willing to pay for your service. This project is a research
paper being sponsor for a seminar coming up soon, so I would like to
make an advance payment or make the full payment so you know you have
my job with you. In the mean time, do get back to me with the
following payment information in the format below.

1. Full Name to be written on the Check

2. Full Physical Address:

3. Mobile number

Your payment will be prepared once I have the requested details.
Payment will be received before you send the document. Get back to me
asap.

Best regards
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boostrer
 

Yuriy Kovalenko  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 18:29
English to Russian
+ ...
Scam again Jul 16

Hello,
Today I received the same from nancybill010@gmail.com


boostrer
 

tshov
United States
Local time: 17:29
Russian to English
+ ...
Cheryl Kutcher - new email Jul 18

Yesterday I received this:
A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Cheryl Kutscher
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 173.245.203.131

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Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document
translated into Russian. I would
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Yesterday I received this:
A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Cheryl Kutscher
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 173.245.203.131

-----------

Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document
translated into Russian. I would like to know if you are
interested and available to get this done for me. Please get
back to me as soon as you can via
email(dhonest3030@gmail.com). Thank you.

Best regard,
Cheryl
P.S. I downloaded the text Cheryl sent to me and Google it and I got into Scam website where many people received the same text. here the link to Scam Public Organization:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Scams/comments/arr6mo/scam_public_organization_procedures_research/
There are 20 comments


[Edited at 2019-07-18 22:16 GMT]
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En-Ru
Sozen Ozkan
parkm2
 

Michael Newton  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:29
Member (2003)
Japanese to English
+ ...
SCAM Jul 18

This week I received a request from a "Becca" for a translation from Chinese to English. I asked them for full identification, name, address, etc. but never heard back.

 

Stacey Bear
United States
Local time: 17:29
French to English
Savannah Williams Jul 20

It looks like they've moved onto the name "Savannah Williams." I've received the same exact email as above.

"I quite agree with your price quote and I am willing to pay for your service. This project is a research paper being sponsor for a seminar coming up soon, so I would like to make an advance payment or make the full payment so you know you have my job with you but the payment can only made by CHEQUE and is Within the US only, do get back to me with the following payment infor
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It looks like they've moved onto the name "Savannah Williams." I've received the same exact email as above.

"I quite agree with your price quote and I am willing to pay for your service. This project is a research paper being sponsor for a seminar coming up soon, so I would like to make an advance payment or make the full payment so you know you have my job with you but the payment can only made by CHEQUE and is Within the US only, do get back to me with the following payment information in the format below.
1. Full Name to be written on the Cheque
2. Full Physical Address:
3. Mobile number
Your payment will be prepared once I have the requested details. Payment will be received before you send the document. Get back to me asap"

Be careful everyone!
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Olcay Tüzün Akgün
United States
Local time: 18:29
English to Turkish
+ ...
Please give me some advice Jul 20

Hi everyone,

I received same e-mail from this person and unfortunately I said yes to this person. Now, I need to learn if someone else is also involved in the same situation with me.

thanks.
Olcay


 

Liviu-Lee Roth
United States
Local time: 18:29
Romanian to English
+ ...
this is a scam sold on the „dark web” Jul 21

Olcay Tüzün Akgün wrote:

Hi everyone,

I received same e-mail from this person and unfortunately I said yes to this person. Now, I need to learn if someone else is also involved in the same situation with me.

thanks.
Olcay







Don't do anything. Stop interacting with the scammers.


Colleen Roach, PhD
Lisa Grayson
Carla Stone
 

Bernhard Sulzer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:29
Member (2006)
English to German
+ ...
same scam different gmail Jul 22

tshov wrote:


Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). ...


I received it from jol.neeb.nks@gmail.com (2 days ago) (ommitted some letters to adhere to the rules)



[Edited at 2019-07-22 20:27 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-07-22 20:47 GMT]


 

Colleen Roach, PhD  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:29
Member (Mar 2019)
French to English
+ ...
Agree with Liviu-Lee: don't interact with them Jul 22

Liviu-Lee Roth wrote:

Don't do anything. Stop interacting with the scammers.


I've agreed with and quoted you before on this sage advice. Someone else in another scam-alert below added another reason: if you reply then they know your valid email address. An old friend once used the "tar-baby" analogy when giving the advice that it is best to get away from crooks as soon as you can. As soon as you interact at all, you can easily get "stuck" (have to do this, then do that, go to the bank, change your account, etc. etc.). Once you've advised people of the scam here and/or elsewhere, best to even delete the email.


Liviu-Lee Roth
mona10
 
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