New scam from e-mail adress eliza.yow@mothertngue.com
Thread poster: Manuela Ciuruc

Manuela Ciuruc  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:58
Member
Romanian to French
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May 15

Dear colleagues,

Pay attention to an attempt to fraud from the e-mail adress: eliza.yow@mothertngue.com impersonating the real person Eliza Yow from mothertOngue.com.

The e-mail has the appearance of those from the real agency, but the English is poor and the adress is not the right one.
Here is the mail:
Subject: [HW] [TEST] Document Optimization request
To:


... See more
Dear colleagues,

Pay attention to an attempt to fraud from the e-mail adress: eliza.yow@mothertngue.com impersonating the real person Eliza Yow from mothertOngue.com.

The e-mail has the appearance of those from the real agency, but the English is poor and the adress is not the right one.
Here is the mail:
Subject: [HW] [TEST] Document Optimization request
To:


Hello,

This is Eliza from Mother Tongue

We have new Rewriting project from Huawei, this is good chance with us. We are now in the testing phase to provide customers with a selection of satisfied translator.


Attached please find the source files(all of 3 files need to be rewriting).

Please also find sample file as below link, you can refer it when you do this test job.
https://we.tl/t-1WE99ufW78

Purpose of rewriting:
The purpose of document rewriting is to help Huawei's personal customers to use and enjoy Huawei mobile phones conveniently and smoothly.

Specific requirements are as follows:

About the audience
- Suppose the user is using the Android phone for the first time

About terminology
- Try to use the most common terms
- Try to use terms that have already appeared on channels such as Huawei mobile phones and websites.

About style and layout
- Try to use the current tense, active voice
- Try to use simple sentences
- Use lists, charts, etc. to make the content hierarchical and structured, and guide the audience step by step
- Combine images, to make the content clearer


Please let me know if you can join us.

I'm look forward to hearing from you.



--
Thanks,

Eliza Yow
Account Executive


London / Singapore / Los Angeles
We help global brands speak their customers' language

T +65 69080379
Follow us Facebook / Twitter

Please note: All quotes are subject to our terms & conditions of trade. See www.mothertongue.com for details. Mother Tongue Pte. Ltd. Registered in Singapore No. 201120730D


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[Modifié le 2019-05-15 11:17 GMT]

[Modifié le 2019-05-15 13:04 GMT]
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Maria da Glória Teixeira
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:58
Member (2009)
English to German
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A better command of languages May 15

Perhaps she should try to get a better command of English first before she sets out to scam people.

@ Manuela

Thank you for posting this here.

Have you informed the real agency about the abuse of their company's name? They need to know about it.


Teresa Borges
Liviu-Lee Roth
Maria da Glória Teixeira
ahartje
 

Manuela Ciuruc  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:58
Member
Romanian to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
@Thayenga May 15

Thank you for your reply, Thayenga, indeed the command of English was the first thing that made me wonder if this is a real Project Manager and then I saw the e-mail adress.
Yes, the first thing I did was to send the original message to Mothertongue, they are checking this.

[Modifié le 2019-05-15 16:48 GMT]


Thayenga
Mirko Mainardi
 

Kalinka Hristova  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
Local time: 09:58
Member (2007)
English to Bulgarian
+ ...

MODERATOR
Translator Scammers Directory May 16

Also report it to TSD to alert even more people.

ProZ.com already took initial measures to deal with this, but providing them full details is also essential.


Manuela Ciuruc
 

philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
+ ...
How odd! May 18

I wonder what this person is trying to achieve.

Just for the record, Mother Tongue is a thoroughly reputable agency in London. I've been working with them for over 25 years.


Manuela Ciuruc
 

Peter Simon  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 08:58
Member (2013)
English to Hungarian
+ ...
I also received Jun 9

scam mail from eliza.yow@mothertngue.com - quite unprofessional in language and regarding the e-mail address. Eliza confirmed it as unauthorized mail.

 

Manuela Ciuruc  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:58
Member
Romanian to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
same scam from address: Alex kelemen <translations@kelemeno.com Jun 15

The same domain is now sending mails from: Alex kelemen

 

Nienke Jenkins
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:58
Dutch to English
+ ...
----- Jun 21

[quote]Manuela Ciuruc wrote:

The same domain is now sending mails from: Alex kelemen


 

Sameh Elnokaly  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 08:58
Member
English to Arabic
+ ...
Kelemen scammar Jun 24

I also received this today:

Hello,
Are you available to translate 3500 words?
If yes, what is your rate?
We pay within 15 days.
Waiting to hear from you soon.

Thank you.

Regards,
Alex
http://kelemenco.com/

The email was sent from Alex kelemen (translations@kelemeno.com), however the signature is reading See more
I also received this today:

Hello,
Are you available to translate 3500 words?
If yes, what is your rate?
We pay within 15 days.
Waiting to hear from you soon.

Thank you.

Regards,
Alex
http://kelemenco.com/

The email was sent from Alex kelemen (translations@kelemeno.com), however the signature is reading http://kelemenco.com/.

[Edited at 2019-06-24 11:32 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-06-24 11:33 GMT]
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Nadine Maggard
 

Nadine Maggard  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:58
Member (May 2019)
English to French
+ ...
I received the same email through Upwork.com. Jul 3

[quote]Nienke Jenkins wrote:

[quote]Manuela Ciuruc wrote:

The same domain is now sending mails from: Alex kelemen


 

reham AbdAllah  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 08:58
English to Arabic
+ ...
same scam Jul 10

OMG
I received an e-mail for En-Ar translation from the same kelemeno address and I am supposed to get paid this week

I think your comments are a clue that I will never receive my money


 

Manuela Ciuruc  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:58
Member
Romanian to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
at Abdallah Jul 10

In fact, I am still not sure how their scam works, what was the document they sent? Check the document for virus and other threats.
How do they want to pay?
I would suggest you just wait and see what happens.
Just pay attention to their promises and then act accordingly, do not provide any bank details and do not send them money if they pretend they sent you a bigger sum.


 


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