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Thread poster: Kim Kopec

Kim Kopec
Germany
Spanish to German
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Apr 9

Hi everybody,
I hope it was right to start a new thread, if not please change it accordingly.

I got a translation order, but luckily got suspicious and checked the address and phone number,
it appeared already in several threads, only with a different name.

In my case, it was a Regina Dempsey with this email: reginadempsey806@gmail.com
Wanting to translate a document called "Human & Nature"
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Hi everybody,
I hope it was right to start a new thread, if not please change it accordingly.

I got a translation order, but luckily got suspicious and checked the address and phone number,
it appeared already in several threads, only with a different name.

In my case, it was a Regina Dempsey with this email: reginadempsey806@gmail.com
Wanting to translate a document called "Human & Nature", asking for a proforma invoice, then getting back to me wanting to pay by check and sending me this address:

Full Name: Patricia Smith
Address: 12, White hart lane
City: Avon
State: CO
Zip: 81620
Phone: (571) 302-4340

The mail content was exactly how other previous users posted before:

Hello Kim,


Your price seems relatively low compared to other translators and I really appreciate that. The delivery date is okay but in return I want a perfect and accurate translation

50% of the payment will be sent upfront so you can proceed with the translation as soon as your receive the payment and the balance upon completion of the project.

However, my preferred mode of payment is a check and all that is needed is

Your full name and address as it should appear on the check and your home address.

Here is my personal information for your perusal

Full Name: Patricia Smith
Address: 12, White hart lane
City: Avon
State: CO
Zip: 81620
Phone: (571) 302-4340


Thank you

______________________________________________________

Please be careful. I was excited to get my first orders, but then realised it's a scam (luckily).
Do I have to report somewhere else? How do you answer to those mails then?
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Michaela Peitsch
Germany
Local time: 12:34
English to German
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I got the same mail Apr 11

Hi Kim,

Thank you for that information. I got exactly the same mail and was also not sure about how to handle it. How did you know that it is a scam?

Thanks,

Michaela


 

Kim Kopec
Germany
Spanish to German
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TOPIC STARTER
Scam threads mentioning same name and address Apr 11

Hi Michaela,

Because the address as well as the name (Patricia Smith) had been mentioned in several scam threads here before and I found it also a bit odd that the name of the author of the mail was different than the one mentioned in the address.

Best regards,

Kim


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Valentina Burrafato
Germany
Local time: 12:34
English to Italian
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Same scam, different name Apr 15

Hi Kim and everybody,

The same happened to me, a Natasha Kelly asked to translate a document with the same name as yours ("Human and Nature")
from English to Italian.

The e-mail address this time looked fishy enough nk1162322@gmail.com

These are the details I received (+ the text in the email was exactly the same as yours).
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Hi Kim and everybody,

The same happened to me, a Natasha Kelly asked to translate a document with the same name as yours ("Human and Nature")
from English to Italian.

The e-mail address this time looked fishy enough nk1162322@gmail.com

These are the details I received (+ the text in the email was exactly the same as yours).



Full Name: Natasha Kelly
Address: 26, Greens ville lane
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Zip: 81620
Phone: (687) 207-6789
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Faustine Peyceré
France
Local time: 12:34
English to French
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Same scam as Valentina Apr 16

Hey guys, I got exactly the same thing as Valentina ! Same text, same person :/

 


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