Anyone who falls for this deserves to be scammed… February 7, 2012Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Scam alert.
I just received this e-mail, which was entitled “interpreter or translator request. Reservation”. My warning bells went off with the subject line and my suspicions were only confirmed as I continued to read. Can you count how many red flags this e-mail sets off for me? First of all, any e-mail that starts off with “Greetings” with no personal greeting gets immediately sent to the trash. He doesn’t mention what country it is. The U.S. is a big country. There isn’t even mention of a region, city or state. Not to mention he doesn’t even know what language I work in. Then it seems as if he needs an interpreter although he keeps mentioning he needs a “translator.” And I don’t know any conference that goes for 8 whole days. Good thing I don’t have a “facility to accept credit card payments.” Well, I do, but I’m certainly not going to share it with him… This e-mail went straight into the Trash after copying it for your benefit.
My name is Dr Jenkins Patterson, I want to make an enquiry for booking a translator for 10 people that will be coming to your country for a 8 days meeting. bellow are details our program and translator requirements
From 16th May to the of 24th May 2012
Duration Of Services: 10:00am to 15:00pm (6hrs per day) for 8 days
We will need consecutive interpretation
calculate 6hrs per day for 8days , and get me the total cost.
Topic of meeting…disadvantages of a broken home..
NOTE…please i will like to know the languages you can translate.
Mode Of Payment: Payment would be made via credit cards for convenience purposes. Hope you have the facility to accept credit card payments?
types of CREDIT CARDS you accept so that we can make a deposit payment to secure the booking ASAP.
Kindly advise availability of a translator and the TOTAL COST including your mode of your services for the 8 days booking,
Get back to me with details so that we can make proceeds on the booking and as well make other arrangements for our trip.
Dr Jenkins Patterson