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Warning about Touareg, Inc. / Touareg SARL / Edith Trenou February 17, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Scam alert.

Edith Trenou (a/k/a Edith Adjoke, Edith Adjoke-Trenou, Ameyo Edith, Ameyo Trenou, Edith Dackey, and Marie Edith Anna Rebecca Ameyo Dackey) doing business as Touareg, Touareg, Inc. (USA), and/or Touareg SARL (France) was booked at the Gwinnett County Detention Center on January 20th, 2012, on ten (10) felony counts of theft of services. Ms. Trenou was released on US$35,000 secure-bond bail and is under investigation by the Gwinnett County Police Department for theft of services.


Ms. Trenou’s predatory practices have been documented since at least 2006 and have affected scores of T&I professionals.

If you are performing or have performed any work for Ms. Trenou or her associates “Isabelle Vialette” or “Elodie Marias,” please get in touch with me at your earliest convenience. I can direct you to someone who can help.



1. Arlette Scohier - May 24, 2012

I am a Belgian tranlator and I performed a medical translation from Dutch into French on request of Touareg in October 2010. Despite a lot of recalls, I was never paid. I would be very grateful if you could help me in providing me some track to find a solution.
Thanks and best regards.

Jill (@bonnjill) - May 24, 2012

Sorry, Arlette, but it appears there is no solution. She’s in jail, so most likely she won’t be paying any of her outstanding debts.

Arlette Scohier - May 24, 2012

Thanks, Jill, for the info. My financial prejudice wasn’t very high and I had given up the idea to get back any money, but I didn’t like to think that such behaviors remain unpunished. Thanks to you, I am now perfectly ok.
I wish you the best.

2. Rosanna M. Giammanco - October 11, 2012

Dear Jill,
I am also a victim of this scam artist. In my case, I see that she went back to her practices AFTER she was released from jail, since I did work for her in April 2012 for $1,011. She sent me 2 checks in September that bounced twice and her account is now closed. Any suggestions?
Rosanna M. Giammanco
Verbum Linguistic Services
POB 50203
Staten Island, NY 10305

3. D Nicholson - October 25, 2012

I also did work for Touareg, very professional 1st contact with Isabelle Vialatte, prestigious address Bd Haussmann etc.. The first time I did eventually get paid after 3 years, in several instalments. I vowed that I would not work for them again but they did contact me a year later for a 650 euro job and I had a little too much tima on my hands. I demanded 50% up front, which I did receive, but 2 years later I have now given up hope of getting the balance… steer clear of Touareg & Mme Trenou. Spread the word…

4. alexshap - January 29, 2013

OK guys, there is still hope, after all! After waiting for more than two years to be paid I eventually received a PayPal money transfer today. I think the credit should be given to this article and its writer. From the article I understood that Ms. Trenou is on bail after being indicted on 10 felony counts for the theft of services. I also learned that she’s being investigated by Gwinett County Police Department.

Having this information I wrote her again (to ajoke@tuareginc.com) asking for payment. As usual in these 2+ years she responded that she will pay me by the end of the month. But then I wrote that I will complain to the Gwinett County Police Department and that I’m aware that she’s on bail for the 10 counts and I can add the 11th count and her bail would be revoked, that is, she would go to jail again. She promised again to pay. And today, much to my surprise, I received the money via PayPal.

Use this information to get paid. We translators work very hard, so don’t give up on what you rightfully deserve!

Daniela - December 4, 2013

Hi, she still owe me about $3500, does anybody have any update on this situation? Thank you for any new information.

5. Arlette Scohier - December 5, 2013

Thanks, Alex. I will do like you and, in case I am successfl, I inform you.
Kind regards,

Arlette Scohier - December 5, 2013

Unfortunately, the e-mail address is no more valid…

6. Ted Wozniak - July 2, 2015

Unbelievable that the criminal case against her is still pending!


It’s been 3 1/2 years and nothing has happened! Her attorney keeps filing leaves of absence. Last motion filed July 2014. So 12 months have gone by and the case is just sitting there.

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