More fishing for diplomas?
Thread poster: Thayenga

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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May 28

A while back I have reported that an agency in the Ukraine was happy to work with me, having agreed to all my terms and rates until I refused to send them a clean copy of my translation certificate/diploma. The last email from that PM was, "send in file". Then all communication stopped instantly.

Instead they kept posting job offers, trying to attract colleagues in all language pairs. And the regular high income they promise is quite unusual because the translation of literature se
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A while back I have reported that an agency in the Ukraine was happy to work with me, having agreed to all my terms and rates until I refused to send them a clean copy of my translation certificate/diploma. The last email from that PM was, "send in file". Then all communication stopped instantly.

Instead they kept posting job offers, trying to attract colleagues in all language pairs. And the regular high income they promise is quite unusual because the translation of literature seldom pay "exorbitant" rates.

Today I see that the same agency has posted a "new selection of translators". Again they offer a high income, even a bonus program. My question is, what needs to be done to earn that bonus? Deliver an easily edible copy of your certificate? Of course it must not contain any blackened portion.

Please be prepared that all conversation ceases the moment you hesitate to send in an edible copy of your diploma and/or your passport. Please be safe and do your research.
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Robert Forstag
 

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This site should not allow fraudulent use of the Jobs Board May 28

It is one thing to allow posters to make offers that most professional translators find insultingly low. It is another to allow outright fraud to continue to be perpetrated.

The outfit in question has posted no less than 35 times on the Jobs Board since February 8th, promising lucrative offers to translate books from and into a wide range of languages that include Old High German and Phoenician [!].

Surely, with the promise of such attractive conditions, it would have l
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It is one thing to allow posters to make offers that most professional translators find insultingly low. It is another to allow outright fraud to continue to be perpetrated.

The outfit in question has posted no less than 35 times on the Jobs Board since February 8th, promising lucrative offers to translate books from and into a wide range of languages that include Old High German and Phoenician [!].

Surely, with the promise of such attractive conditions, it would have long since secured all of the qualified translators it needed to meet its supposed contractual obligations for an endeavor that, if legitimate, would rank as one of the most massive translation projects of this century.

The content and frequency of these postings give ample cause to suspect fraud, and therefore it is incumbent upon the site to directly contact the soliciting agency in order to determine whether such suspicions are warranted.

[Edited at 2019-05-28 20:34 GMT]
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Thayenga
Michele Fauble
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Action should be taken / Update May 28

Thank you, Robert, for confirming not only my suspicion, but also my experience with said agency.

I had informed them of my cautioning previous post here, but it seems like they don't care.

Not wishing to violate any forum rules, I didn't post her and the agency's name here. But since they are so amazingly persistent, I will contact the forum moderator. Hopefully they will stop that agency from luring our colleagues into "the deal of their lives".

I have ju
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Thank you, Robert, for confirming not only my suspicion, but also my experience with said agency.

I had informed them of my cautioning previous post here, but it seems like they don't care.

Not wishing to violate any forum rules, I didn't post her and the agency's name here. But since they are so amazingly persistent, I will contact the forum moderator. Hopefully they will stop that agency from luring our colleagues into "the deal of their lives".

I have just submitted a support request regarding this agency, also naming the PM. Hopefully Admin will ban them from this site.

[Edited at 2019-05-28 17:45 GMT]
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Robert Forstag
Yolanda Broad
 

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New posting today Jun 4

There is a new posting today for "a potential job" involving translation in 12 different language combinations.

I guess that this means the site has investigated the outfit in question, and found it to be entirely legitimate.

(I also notice that more than 200 people have quoted for the potential project. A lot of hunger out there....)


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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New postings cheaper by the dozen Jun 4

Robert Forstag wrote:

I guess that this means the site has investigated the outfit in question, and found it to be entirely legitimate.


Then so be it. It's too bad that our colleagues will have to find out the hard way. And I haven't received an answer to my support request. Maybe that's why.

Robert Forstag wrote:
(I also notice that more than 200 people have quoted for the potential project. A lot of hunger out there....)


Every time that company had posted a job, usually potential, there were a couple of hundreds of quotes. Seriously, by this time that agency should have several thousands of translators at their disposal, but still they're hungry for more. Amazing/unbelievable indeed.


 

LIZ LI
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OMG Jun 4

I submitted a quote... right before accidentally clicked into this...

Just want to express my gratitude to Thayenga for your kindly reminder even if it still remains a suspicion.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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You might be lucky Jun 5

LIZ LI wrote:

I submitted a quote... right before accidentally clicked into this...

Just want to express my gratitude to Thayenga for your kindly reminder even if it still remains a suspicion.


You're very welcome, Liz.

Maybe they're not interested in diplomas from China.


 


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