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Thread poster: Monique Mateo

Monique Mateo  Identity Verified
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Local time: 10:51
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Aug 22

Beware of Scam
Someone is trying to pretend to be a qualified translator and claims to outsource translations. The translation is quite substantial and from EN to FR. I asked for more details, such as location, how they obtained the client's offer but they gave me a US address in Seattle, although this qualified translator is based in France. The IP address appears to be in Japan. When I checked the US address, it is simply the address of a Pharmacy...I was already feeling uncomfortable ab
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Beware of Scam
Someone is trying to pretend to be a qualified translator and claims to outsource translations. The translation is quite substantial and from EN to FR. I asked for more details, such as location, how they obtained the client's offer but they gave me a US address in Seattle, although this qualified translator is based in France. The IP address appears to be in Japan. When I checked the US address, it is simply the address of a Pharmacy...I was already feeling uncomfortable about giving my bank details in order to be paid later on.
A good lesson anyway...only accept jobs from verified, known or recommended sources!
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:51
Member (2009)
English to German
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Thank you Aug 22

Monique for posting this here.

There are several factors that seem to confirm a scam, the IP address differs from the translator's home base, the fake address in the US, and the avoidance of clear answers.

Even with trustworthy clients I only provide my bank details in my first invoice. There is no need for anyone to know any of my sensitive information before invoicing.


Monique Mateo
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Monique Mateo  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:51
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English to French
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Thank you Aug 22

I completely agree with you Thayenga! Thank you for your comment!

 


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