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Scam: Public Organization Procedures Research Phase 1 and 2
Autor de la hebra: Samuel Murray

Barbara Elkedwani
Estados Unidos
Local time: 03:25
inglés al árabe
+ ...
I wish I read this before all the hassle that I went through for a whole week Mar 13

A person named Mata sent me the same thing, and then he told me that I will translate for phase 1 and 2 and sent me a check, I deposited teh check and it went through and it showed on my bank account for 2 days
then he told me that they are delaying phase 2 and wants his money back. Thank God by that time that check that he sent was put on hold and the money went back to whoever. He kept asking to sent him by Zelle or Cash app, when I told him I can send the money back by cashier's check,
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A person named Mata sent me the same thing, and then he told me that I will translate for phase 1 and 2 and sent me a check, I deposited teh check and it went through and it showed on my bank account for 2 days
then he told me that they are delaying phase 2 and wants his money back. Thank God by that time that check that he sent was put on hold and the money went back to whoever. He kept asking to sent him by Zelle or Cash app, when I told him I can send the money back by cashier's check, he replied that his sponser wants it in cash
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Dixie Kilus
Malasia
Local time: 17:25
ruso al indonesio
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LOCALIZADOR DEL SITIO
Got the same from jameshood1965101@gmail.com Mar 17

This person found my information from ATA website and requested for me to translate 11,638 words (44 Pages) from English to Chinese on Public Organisation Procedures Phase 1. However it sounds suspicious when this person called James (jameshood1965101@gmail.com) insisted on proposing a cashier check or bank certified check for the payment even though I stated that only escrow payment is accepted. Yup, this is a scam and I am glad to have dodged this... See more
This person found my information from ATA website and requested for me to translate 11,638 words (44 Pages) from English to Chinese on Public Organisation Procedures Phase 1. However it sounds suspicious when this person called James (jameshood1965101@gmail.com) insisted on proposing a cashier check or bank certified check for the payment even though I stated that only escrow payment is accepted. Yup, this is a scam and I am glad to have dodged thisCollapse


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Bang Nguyen
Estados Unidos
Local time: 04:25
vietnamita al inglés
+ ...
It is a scam Mar 17

First I was contacted by a person "Chen Thuy"

"Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document ,I need this document translated into Vietnamese.
I would like to know
if you are interested to get this done for me. Please get
back to me as soon as you can via email
(chen1989me@gmail.com). Thank you."

after back and forth I got this email this morning

"I am so sorry for the delay, there is death in the family o
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First I was contacted by a person "Chen Thuy"

"Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content
document ,I need this document translated into Vietnamese.
I would like to know
if you are interested to get this done for me. Please get
back to me as soon as you can via email
(chen1989me@gmail.com). Thank you."

after back and forth I got this email this morning

"I am so sorry for the delay, there is death in the family of my sponsor so i have little delay. I hope the project is in progress? But I am happy to inform you that your payment has been mailed out to you by my sponsor and will be delivered to you today. Also, we discussed about considering you for the next phase of this project, but I need to be sure the first phase will be well translated. The additional fee for the next phase of the project was added. We've calculated the next phase with your rate, so the first phase and the next document will cost us $3,250 and that is the amount on the check. We don't have much time now and here is the information...."

and also I got a fedex package with the check inside ($3,250), more than the amount for the translation. I am surprised that I gave my information just last night 03/16 and I got the mail package the next day. The scammer(s) must live close by.

Information of that scammer that she left in her email: phone# 682.207.4076 and the address: 4612 County Rd 616 #3

Alvarado, TX 76009, USA

(682) 207-4076

Information in the note attached in the mail package: "..You are required to send an email or text message as soon as you receive this check payment in order to authorize you to deposit this check. Otherwise do not take it to the bank as it will not be honored.
Send a text message to : 614.559.8431
Email: essargroup@accountant.com"

Is there any chance that the police can catch them?
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
rumano al inglés
+ ...
slim chance Mar 17

Bang Nguyen wrote:

Is there any chance that the police can catch them?


As I mentioned a zillion of times already, the check is fake, it is the overpayment scam, the narrative of the scam was bought on the dark web. The scammer(s) could be from anywhere in the world. They might ask you to buy gift cards or send the return money by MoneyGram. Usually, they recruit „arrows” or „money mules” to cash the money, with the help of fake and fraudulent IDs.

Stay safe
lee


Kevin Fulton
 

Robyn McCutcheon
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
ruso al inglés
+ ...
Обманщики / Frauds Apr 30

Yesterday I got a request to translate the same "Public Organization Procedures" document from English to Russian. The e-mail address Mariataylorr1818@protonmail.com aroused my suspicion. Glad I checked around before jumping in. I wonder how many languages this person (group, whatever) has tried for?

Regards to all,
Robyn Mc


 

Liviu-Lee Roth
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
rumano al inglés
+ ...
usually, they take the names from the ATA list May 1

Robyn McCutcheon wrote:

Yesterday I got a request to translate the same "Public Organization Procedures" document from English to Russian. The e-mail address Mariataylorr1818@protonmail.com aroused my suspicion. Glad I checked around before jumping in. I wonder how many languages this person (group, whatever) has tried for?

Regards to all,
Robyn Mc



... and go in alphabetical order of languages. It is recycled every year!

Stay safe
lee


 

Péter Wolf  Identity Verified
Hungría
Local time: 11:25
inglés al húngaro
+ ...
If they do so, they are finishing H now May 2

Liviu-Lee Roth wrote:
... and go in alphabetical order of languages. It is recycled every year!


If they do so, they are finishing H now, because I got the same for Hungarian today. Icelandic translators, get ready!


Liviu-Lee Roth
Ploonkie
 

Liviu-Lee Roth
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
rumano al inglés
+ ...
yes, May 2

Péter Wolf wrote:

Liviu-Lee Roth wrote:
... and go in alphabetical order of languages. It is recycled every year!


If they do so, they are finishing H now, because I got the same for Hungarian today. Icelandic translators, get ready!




For the other scam (11,000 words), I got the first message for Moldovan and a couple days later the same thing for Romanian. So boooring. No imagination!

Stay safe,
lee


 

Elisabete Cunha  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 10:25
Miembro 2006
inglés al portugués
+ ...
I also received it today May 2

*********
A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Scott Miller [NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 192.200.158.194

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Hello, hope you're fine today! I have a new translation
task from English to portuguese let me know if you can help
with this task, waiting to hear from you soon. Kindly get
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A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Scott Miller [NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 192.200.158.194

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Hello, hope you're fine today! I have a new translation
task from English to portuguese let me know if you can help
with this task, waiting to hear from you soon. Kindly get to
me via email (millerscott0814@gmail.com)

Thank you,
Scott
*********

I replied and then I got the same second email:

*********

Hello, I'm pleased to know you are interested in handling this
project. However, I will require your service to translate the
attached English document. In the mean time, could you also confirm
your charges per page, per source word or for the entire translation?
The deadline for this Project is 1 month starting from 15th/May/2020.
Finally, I'm proposing a cashier check or bank certified check for the
payment. Please do not hesitate to confirm if this is okay with you? I
look forward to reading from you soon.

Best Regards,
Scott
*********
If they are proceeding in alphabetical order, mine is Portuguese, so they are progressing quickly.
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Luigi Giacomo Trani
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
italiano al inglés
+ ...
PUBLIC ORGANISATION PROCEDURES RESEARCH PHASE 1 from English into Italian May 4

Dear Colleagues Translators,
I hope this message finds you well.
In reference to subject, like many of you I have also received on Friday, 1st May 2020 the same translation request. The only difference is related to SL and TL.
Word attachment file is made of 11,668 words.

Out of curiosity I am adding the email thread. Please note that message was sent by someone not logged into the platform.

After entering the file name into BING, it immediately displa
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Dear Colleagues Translators,
I hope this message finds you well.
In reference to subject, like many of you I have also received on Friday, 1st May 2020 the same translation request. The only difference is related to SL and TL.
Word attachment file is made of 11,668 words.

Out of curiosity I am adding the email thread. Please note that message was sent by someone not logged into the platform.

After entering the file name into BING, it immediately displayed the spam, although I got suspicious by:

1) email address (no-one would use personal email, especially when requests comes from organization.
2) tone of email text (not formal)

From: Maria via ProZ.com
Date: Fri, May 1, 2020, 11:15
Subject: [ProZ.com mail] Service
To:


A ProZ.com user visited your ProZ.com profile and sent the following message.

Author: Maria
[NOTE: The author is not a registered ProZ.com user or was not logged in when sending this message.]
Author's IP address: 151.80.100.147

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Hi there,Are you available to translated English document to
Italian ? Reply to ( mariataylorr1818@protonmail.com )
Regards,Maria

Please be watchful and stay safe.

Regards.
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Ploonkie
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
inglés al japonés
May 5

Péter Wolf wrote:

Liviu-Lee Roth wrote:
... and go in alphabetical order of languages. It is recycled every year!


If they do so, they are finishing H now, because I got the same for Hungarian today. Icelandic translators, get ready!


On May 4th, I received the same scam message (English>Japanese). I assume next must be Korean translators.


[Edited at 2020-05-05 01:34 GMT]

[Edited at 2020-05-05 01:37 GMT]


Liviu-Lee Roth
 
Got the same offer from Ryan Smith same text and replies May 6

I got the SMAE offer to translate the text form English to Spanish on May 6th 2020.

ryan04735@gmail.com

“ Hello,I'm contacting you in regard to an English content document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translator into Spanish. I would like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Thank you.
Best regards
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I got the SMAE offer to translate the text form English to Spanish on May 6th 2020.

ryan04735@gmail.com

“ Hello,I'm contacting you in regard to an English content document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translator into Spanish. I would like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Thank you.
Best regards.
Ray Smith”

I replied that I was available and needed further information about the requirements.

“ Hello, I'm pleased to know you are interested in handling this project. However, I will require your service to translate the attached English document. In the mean time, could you also confirm your charges per page, per source word or for the entire translation? The deadline for this Project is 1 month starting from now .Finally, I'm proposing a check for the payment. Please do not hesitate to confirm if this is okay with you? I look forward to reading from you soon.

Best Regards
Ray Smith”

Which is basically word by word the same reply others have gotten, but I replied with my rates and told him that I accepted only PayPal and that I needed him to pay half first and then the other half... he haven’t replied yet.

The beginning of the text to be translated is (it is around 40 pages long):

“ PUBLIC ORGANISATION PROCEDURES RESEARCH PHASE 1

What do organizations use conflict management for?
For any organization to be effective and efficient in achieving its goals, the people in the organization need to have a shared vision of what they are striving to achieve, as well as clear objectives for each team / department and individual. You also need ways of recognizing and resolving conflict amongst people, so that conflict does not become so serious that co-operation is impossible. All members of any organization need to have ways of keeping conflict to a minimum - and of solving problems caused by conflict, before conflict becomes a major obstacle to your work. This could happen to any organization, whether it is an NGO, a CBO, a political party, a business or a government.
Conflict management is the process of planning to avoid conflict where possible and organizing to resolve conflict where it does happen, as rapidly and smoothly as possible.
Important things to know about "conflict" and "conflict management"”
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Yulesk
Estados Unidos
ruso al inglés
+ ...
I got hit, too! May 8

This is fascinating! I got this email through ProZ from Amy Naples, with an offer to translate the same text on Conflict Resolution from English into Russian. I bought it right up to the part where they asked to send them my name, physical address, and cell phone number. Then my paranoia kicked in. I searched for the address they provided, which turned out to be non-existent, so did the person (WhitePages come in handy), and the English seemed a little off for someone by the name of Amy Naples. ... See more
This is fascinating! I got this email through ProZ from Amy Naples, with an offer to translate the same text on Conflict Resolution from English into Russian. I bought it right up to the part where they asked to send them my name, physical address, and cell phone number. Then my paranoia kicked in. I searched for the address they provided, which turned out to be non-existent, so did the person (WhitePages come in handy), and the English seemed a little off for someone by the name of Amy Naples. I know, I know, it is a stereotype, we can discuss it later, if you will. Then I went to Google and found references to scams played on translators, describing a similar situation. Today, I found this chain!

Thank you all for the discussion! This was an interesting experience. Hopefully, other gigs will be on the level.
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Juliette2309
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
inglés al ruso
+ ...
The same May 12

Last week Amy R Naples (: phone +1 704 323 5649) asked to translate PUBLIC ORGANISATION PROCEDURES RESEARCH PHASE 1 from English to Russian.

The same scenario.

Sent a check for the phase 1 and 2, and asked to send a half of the sum back.
She said she was based in SC. The check was from the Bank of IOWA, the address on the mail was from California, when I checked USPS tracking number that was provided, the mail was sent from MD.
I called my bank first. The
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Last week Amy R Naples (: phone +1 704 323 5649) asked to translate PUBLIC ORGANISATION PROCEDURES RESEARCH PHASE 1 from English to Russian.

The same scenario.

Sent a check for the phase 1 and 2, and asked to send a half of the sum back.
She said she was based in SC. The check was from the Bank of IOWA, the address on the mail was from California, when I checked USPS tracking number that was provided, the mail was sent from MD.
I called my bank first. The check needs about 3 months to get cleared not 3 days. I didn't send anything to her.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/02/21/your-money/fake-check-scam.amp.html
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Jaime Russell  Identity Verified
Estados Unidos
Local time: 05:25
Miembro 2005
inglés al español
+ ...
Adding to the scam thread to help everyone out May 13

So a few days ago I received an email from Sandra Hendrix (sandrahendrix92@gmail.com) asking for Spanish into English, document on Conflict Resolution for an upcoming seminar.
That was the first thing that seemed odd, seminar during COVID-19???
But I also know a LOT of things are going virtual nowadays, so gave it the benefit of the doubt.
Bit of back and forth regarding timeline. NO OBJECTION to my proposed rate at all.
I'm used to new potential clients (direct and agenc
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So a few days ago I received an email from Sandra Hendrix (sandrahendrix92@gmail.com) asking for Spanish into English, document on Conflict Resolution for an upcoming seminar.
That was the first thing that seemed odd, seminar during COVID-19???
But I also know a LOT of things are going virtual nowadays, so gave it the benefit of the doubt.
Bit of back and forth regarding timeline. NO OBJECTION to my proposed rate at all.
I'm used to new potential clients (direct and agencies) ALWAYS trying to fight you on the rate, so yet another red flag, ha ha ha!!!
Received a UPS envelope today, again WAY over the amount we agreed upon, citing advance payment for phase 2 of the project. UPS return address was Zumiez (clothing store) in St. George UT. Check was "from" Classic Upholstery in Mobile, AL. Not one fancy watermark, hologram sticker, anything.
So off to Proz I went!!!
Then yesterday evening I received another email from Daniel Schutt (schuttdaniel366@gmail.com), with a lot of the same characteristics...

I am going to let ATA know of this, their platform is too open for scammers to directly contact freelancers. They need to be able to lock it down a bit better, someway.

I have gotten legitimate work through there, so who knows...

Someone else also posted that they had their bank account frozen for 2 weeks for depositing a fraudulent check. That was a very good detail to add in helping everyone. You can still get burned, albeit in a different way.

THANKS PROZ COMMUNITY.
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