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

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Scam alert.
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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.

http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/asp/docketmonth.asp

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.

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1. Arlette Scohier - May 24, 2012

Hello,
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.
Arlette

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.
Arlette

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
giammancorm@gmail.com

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,

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!

https://www.gwinnettcourts.com/casesearch/casedetail.aspx?FileId=12-B-01353-7Q

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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