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ENGLISH-GERMAN RELIGIOUS TRANSLATOR!!!! URGENTLY!
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Mair A-W (PhD)
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Tasty Jun 10

Thayenga wrote:

After they've agreed to your rate, they want an edible copy of your diploma. Who knows what for.



... In case they get hungry?


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Too warm Jun 11

Mair A-W (PhD) wrote:

Thayenga wrote:

After they've agreed to your rate, they want an edible copy of your diploma. Who knows what for.


... In case they get hungry?


Of course it's editable. But yes, they do seem to be very, very hungry.


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Akhila Phadnis
India
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What's the worst that can happen here? Jun 27

So I got this (same format - 'your candidacy seemed appropriate', fill in the '.xls' form etc.) and filled in the Excel questionnaire I received (seemed reasonably standard).

However, based on the response to this I was pretty certain I was being contacted by a bot and have sent in non-committal responses to see what happens.

The problem is, the questionnaire wanted some translation samples, which I included (just a few lines for each) and I'm wondering if that+my CV/re
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So I got this (same format - 'your candidacy seemed appropriate', fill in the '.xls' form etc.) and filled in the Excel questionnaire I received (seemed reasonably standard).

However, based on the response to this I was pretty certain I was being contacted by a bot and have sent in non-committal responses to see what happens.

The problem is, the questionnaire wanted some translation samples, which I included (just a few lines for each) and I'm wondering if that+my CV/resume can be used in any way to create a fake translator identity?

I've been lucky enough to not face too many scams. I'm not sure how worried to be about having responded and sent in info here? What is the worst they could do with what they have?
(I've not sent in any diplomas, edible or otherwise

I checked the Blue Board listing for this company AFTER having responded and saw that they have 49 job postings, all of which are mildly to incredibly dodgy!
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Wolfram Weinberg
United States
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What's the worst that can happen here? - @Akhila Phadnis Jun 27

Bad: the scam collection of your information (data and style of cv) and scam behavior (if/that/how you respond) as a professional and paying ProZ-member. (you don't know what was communicated between the lines when you opened and submitted the questionnaire and sample translation, do you?)
Worse: that (apparently) ProZ does not care
Worst: that the collected data are sold not just to advertisers and political manipulators but to who is going to impersonate and/or blackmail you and Pr
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Bad: the scam collection of your information (data and style of cv) and scam behavior (if/that/how you respond) as a professional and paying ProZ-member. (you don't know what was communicated between the lines when you opened and submitted the questionnaire and sample translation, do you?)
Worse: that (apparently) ProZ does not care
Worst: that the collected data are sold not just to advertisers and political manipulators but to who is going to impersonate and/or blackmail you and Proz


[Edited at 2019-06-27 17:36 GMT]

[Edited at 2019-06-27 17:39 GMT]
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