SCAM - Penguin Random House, Bayer pharma
Thread poster: Claire Ziamandanis

Claire Ziamandanis  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:27
Member (2016)
Spanish to English
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Jun 12

The two near identical emails were a good hint that things were not right. First Penguin Random solicited an interview through Google Hangouts. Then three days later a near duplicate email came from Bayer, a large pharma out of Germany, but apparently Bayer is motivated by the statement that made much more sense on a Penguin/Random solicitation:
“…We believe in the power of reading to connect and transform us in ways small and large…”

After digging through some fo
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The two near identical emails were a good hint that things were not right. First Penguin Random solicited an interview through Google Hangouts. Then three days later a near duplicate email came from Bayer, a large pharma out of Germany, but apparently Bayer is motivated by the statement that made much more sense on a Penguin/Random solicitation:
“…We believe in the power of reading to connect and transform us in ways small and large…”

After digging through some forums from February, it seems the scammers "interview" translators, then hire them, but first the translator has to purchase software for a 5 day trial. There you go. You can be sure there will be no work after purchasing "software", if there even is any such software.
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Meridy Lippoldt
 

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
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Nothing new under the (Proz) sun Jun 12

https://www.proz.com/forum/scams/332845-new_scam_penguin_random_house.html

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Gabriella Vento  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:27
Member (2015)
Hungarian to English
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Same here Jun 21

I received the same email.
The link to the PRH website goes here:
https://career5.successfactors.eu/
Very convincing ...:-)


 

Laura Hafner  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 13:27
Member (2014)
Portuguese to English
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I got them both... Aug 3

...2 days apart, no less.

Yes, Mr. Bayer executive, I believe your Gmail address totally supports your credibility. Sounds legit to me!

(eyeroll)


 

Laura Hafner  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 13:27
Member (2014)
Portuguese to English
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Update Aug 8

Two more times, just this week (Bayer).

Each from a different person, always from a Gmail address.


 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:27
German to English
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I got a "Bayer" message today Aug 9

A gmail address. No request for a specific translation, not even a language pair mentioned. I'm noting the many times the definite or indefinite article is missing.
In part it reads:

"I write to present Bayer AG Translator job Position, We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination, we’re in search of individuals, compan
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A gmail address. No request for a specific translation, not even a language pair mentioned. I'm noting the many times the definite or indefinite article is missing.
In part it reads:

"I write to present Bayer AG Translator job Position, We dedicate ourselves to provide a superior customer experience by delivering original, adjustable and value driven solutions. Our values: People, Virtue, Profitability, Responsibility, Imagination, we’re in search of individuals, company irrespective of the current business type for a Translator Position. "
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