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ENGLISH-GERMAN RELIGIOUS TRANSLATOR!!!! URGENTLY!
Thread poster: Wolfram Weinberg

Wolfram Weinberg
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Jun 8

is this a scam? - is this how one's ProZ ID gets stolen for to be "impersonated" ?
VERY URGENTLY REQUIRED THE TRANSLATOR OF BOOKS TO A RELIGIOUS BOOK! FROM ENGLISH TO GERMAN!RECEIVING APPLICATIONS TO MONDAY!
hello!
If you are interested in cooperation with our company, I am ready to answer any question.Your candidacy seemed appropriate. Can I send you a questionnaire to fill in? After filling, let's talk in more detail about cooperation. Ready to fill in today?
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is this a scam? - is this how one's ProZ ID gets stolen for to be "impersonated" ?
VERY URGENTLY REQUIRED THE TRANSLATOR OF BOOKS TO A RELIGIOUS BOOK! FROM ENGLISH TO GERMAN!RECEIVING APPLICATIONS TO MONDAY!
hello!
If you are interested in cooperation with our company, I am ready to answer any question.Your candidacy seemed appropriate. Can I send you a questionnaire to fill in? After filling, let's talk in more detail about cooperation. Ready to fill in today?
please send m its file in exel format.
https://www.proz.com/translation-jobs/1582378

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Akhila Phadnis
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Most probably Jun 8

If it is the agency in question, based in the Ukraine, then it's definitely a scam.

They have been posting job requests, promising high pay (literature translations don't pay as well as they promise) and lots of work. I am not sure how many jobs like this they've posted, definitely more than a dozen, while religious content is fairly new.

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

Please check out one of
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If it is the agency in question, based in the Ukraine, then it's definitely a scam.

They have been posting job requests, promising high pay (literature translations don't pay as well as they promise) and lots of work. I am not sure how many jobs like this they've posted, definitely more than a dozen, while religious content is fairly new.

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

Please check out one of the 2 forum threads on this subject. https://www.proz.com/topic/335024

If it is the same agency, stay clear for your own safety.
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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Signs are... Jun 8

Wolfram Weinberg wrote:
Is this a scam? Is this how one's ProZ.com ID gets stolen to be "impersonated"?
https://www.proz.com/translation-jobs/1582378


Well, I can't see the job's details, so I don't know if the job poster's e-mail address is the same as the translation agency's. Anyway, if you're worried about that, why not write to the agency directly, at the agency's known e-mail address?

As for the agency itself, they have a LinkedIn page (with 19 "employees" linked) and a Facebook page (created 4 years ago), and their web site looks like something that someone had spent a lot of effort on -- more than I would expect of a scammer. Their web site's domain was registered in 2015 and is registered in the country where the agency claims to be from.


 

Wolfram Weinberg
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more than I would expect of a scammer ? Jun 8

really? Do scammers do (only) what you expect?? how do you assess their capacity and (long-term) strategy? - good luck with that, - for all of us

Samuel Murray wrote:

Wolfram Weinberg wrote:
Is this a scam? Is this how one's ProZ.com ID gets stolen to be "impersonated"?
https://www.proz.com/translation-jobs/1582378


Well, I can't see the job's details, so I don't know if the job poster's e-mail address is the same as the translation agency's. Anyway, if you're worried about that, why not write to the agency directly, at the agency's known e-mail address?

As for the agency itself, they have a LinkedIn page (with 19 "employees" linked) and a Facebook page (created 4 years ago), and their web site looks like something that someone had spent a lot of effort on -- more than I would expect of a scammer. Their web site's domain was registered in 2015 and is registered in the country where the agency claims to be from.


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Wolfram Weinberg
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why does Proz not block what is definitely a scam? Jun 8

in case you wonder: an edible copy of your diploma is used to impersonate you


Thayenga wrote:

If it is the agency in question, based in the Ukraine, then it's definitely a scam.

They have been posting job requests, promising high pay (literature translations don't pay as well as they promise) and lots of work. I am not sure how many jobs like this they've posted, definitely more than a dozen, while religious content is fairly new.

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

Please check out one of the 2 forum threads on this subject. https://www.proz.com/topic/335024

If it is the same agency, stay clear for your own safety.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Ban them Jun 8

I really don't know why they don't block them. A while back I submitted a support request, but never received an answer. Usually I've received a reply to my support requests within a couple of days.

Therefore, I can only assume that Admin has investigated that agency and found nothing wrong with it.

And yes, I know the fraud that can be done with an edible copy of a diploma. That's why I've posted the first thread here. And this is all I can do, alert our colleagues no
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I really don't know why they don't block them. A while back I submitted a support request, but never received an answer. Usually I've received a reply to my support requests within a couple of days.

Therefore, I can only assume that Admin has investigated that agency and found nothing wrong with it.

And yes, I know the fraud that can be done with an edible copy of a diploma. That's why I've posted the first thread here. And this is all I can do, alert our colleagues not to fall for that trick.


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Wolfram Weinberg
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did you ever receive an answer to a support request for an investigation of a suspicious activity? Jun 8

did you ever receive an answer to a support request for an investigation of a suspicious activity?
"Admin" not giving an answer to me does not suggest that "Admin has investigated that agency and found nothing wrong with it"; it suggests to me that "Admin" does not care.

Thayenga wrote:

I really don't know why they don't block them. A while back I submitted a support request, but never received an answer. Usually I've received a reply to my support requests within a couple of days.

Therefore, I can only assume that Admin has investigated that agency and found nothing wrong with it.

And yes, I know the fraud that can be done with an edible copy of a diploma. That's why I've posted the first thread here. And this is all I can do, alert our colleagues not to fall for that trick.


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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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. Jun 8

Wolfram Weinberg wrote:

really? Do scammers do (only) what you expect?? how do you assess their capacity and (long-term) strategy? - good luck with that, - for all of us


Scammers do work to a certain protocol. One thing they usually do is leave deliberate grammar or spelling mistakes in their texts. This way, literate, educated people soon coton on to the fact that it's a scam and they don't read any further. Only uneducated, and therefore more gullible people will read on and click through.


 

Wolfram Weinberg
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does this Proz.com BlueBoard member fit the scammer's certain protocol? Jun 8

apparently the (deliberate?) grammar mistakes, the capitalizing and the !! are acceptable to the literate, educated people of who oversees ProZ Quality Assurance and Security.

Wolfram Weinberg wrote:

really? Do scammers do (only) what you expect?? how do you assess their capacity and (long-term) strategy? - good luck with that, - for all of us


Scammers do work to a certain protocol. One thing they usually do is leave deliberate grammar or spelling mistakes in their texts. This way, literate, educated people soon coton on to the fact that it's a scam and they don't read any further. Only uneducated, and therefore more gullible people will read on and click through. [/quote]

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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No Jun 8

Wolfram Weinberg wrote:

did you ever receive an answer to a support request for an investigation of a suspicious activity?
"Admin" not giving an answer to me does not suggest that "Admin has investigated that agency and found nothing wrong with it"; it suggests to me that "Admin" does not care.



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As stated below, I never did receive any reaction at all to my support request. Very unusual indeed.

Well, it doesn't really suggest it (my bad), but it insinuates that this might have been the outcome of it because there was no reply or any (to my knowledge) reaction to it.


 

Paweł Hamerski
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edible is nice in a cookbook rather. Jun 8

By the way these requests for religious translators are mostly underpaid and serving to spread zealous beliefs (I am quite polite here).
N.B. My above mail is waiting 2 days already for approval

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Michael Newton  Identity Verified
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Religious translator Jun 9

Let's hope they choke on that "edible" diploma.

Colleen Roach, PhD
Thayenga
 

IrinaN
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"URGENT!!!!!" translation of a religious book????? Jun 9

Such heightened level of urgency sounds absolutely ridiculous in relation to the subject. Is another Megachurch pastor about to hop on a private Learjet to convert yet another group of misguided locals, lost in some uncharted land, before they'll be swept away by a coming major hurricane and lose a chance for paradise? Anything is possible, but can such tribe be found in the German-speaking locales?

I wouldn't care ab
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Such heightened level of urgency sounds absolutely ridiculous in relation to the subject. Is another Megachurch pastor about to hop on a private Learjet to convert yet another group of misguided locals, lost in some uncharted land, before they'll be swept away by a coming major hurricane and lose a chance for paradise? Anything is possible, but can such tribe be found in the German-speaking locales?

I wouldn't care about any protocols after taking a first glance at this nonsense.
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Kristina Cosumano
Robert Forstag
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Ukraine Jun 9

IrinaN wrote:

...but can such tribe be found in the German-speaking locales?




 

Wilsonn Perez Reyes  Identity Verified
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