Scammer pretending to represent "Tone Translate"
Objavljivač niti: Andrea Capuselli

Andrea Capuselli
Local time: 19:10
OSOBLJE SAJTA
LOKALIZATOR SAJTA
Mar 2, 2020

Dear ProZ.com community,

A scammer pretending to represent the translation company "Tone Translate" has been reported to ProZ.com staff. The legitimate company uses the domain @tonetranslate.com as per their website: https://www.tonetranslate.com/

The scammer uses the fake domain @tonetrnslate.com (note the missing "a"). The reported email was ...
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Dear ProZ.com community,

A scammer pretending to represent the translation company "Tone Translate" has been reported to ProZ.com staff. The legitimate company uses the domain @tonetranslate.com as per their website: https://www.tonetranslate.com/

The scammer uses the fake domain @tonetrnslate.com (note the missing "a"). The reported email was [email protected]

Find the full registry of ProZ.com scam alert reports here:
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Liviu-Lee Roth
Maximo Wilhelm Muñoz
Pawel Michniak
Sharon Vandermerwe
Goldenbead
Cara Piraino
 

Maximo Wilhelm Muñoz
Gvatemala
Local time: 16:10
španski na engleski
+ ...
Right... Scammer named by: Shana Pughe Dean. E-mail: [email protected] Be careful! Apr 3, 2020

Re: 1000K task for Spanish to English

You replied on Fri 4/3/2020 6:42 AM
Shana Pughe Dean
Fri 4/3/2020 3:10 AM
Dear,

I am so sorry, because of the files issue.

We have to stop the this task to re-fix the all files.

I will re-assign this task once all details are clear.

So sorry for the inconvenience.

Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of St
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Re: 1000K task for Spanish to English

You replied on Fri 4/3/2020 6:42 AM
Shana Pughe Dean
Fri 4/3/2020 3:10 AM
Dear,

I am so sorry, because of the files issue.

We have to stop the this task to re-fix the all files.

I will re-assign this task once all details are clear.

So sorry for the inconvenience.

Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetranslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/

Office Location: 201 Bleecker St. Utica, NY 13501
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees www.mvrcr.og
Compass Interpreters www.compassinterpreters.org

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 10:39 AM Shana Pughe Dean wrote:

Dear,

I am so sorry, our client has send us word count for each file.

Please re-send the Schedule for delivery according to your real situation.

I will re-send you the new files to you after your confirmation.


Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetranslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/

Office Location: 201 Bleecker St. Utica, NY 13501
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees www.mvrcr.og
Compass Interpreters www.compassinterpreters.org

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 8:53 AM Shana Pughe Dean wrote:

Dear,

So sorry for my late reply.

I have fixed the all details this morning.

The client has sent us the word counts. I need some time to check them.

Please wait me 1 or 2 hours.

I will send you the details.


Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetranslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/

Office Location: 201 Bleecker St. Utica, NY 13501
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees www.mvrcr.og
Compass Interpreters www.compassinterpreters.org

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 2:28 AM Maximo Wilhelm [SANS SERIF Translations] wrote:
So you know, even if you reply to my e-mails, and I start with the labor on April 4th, while we settle down, I can handle about 100, 000 Target Text words to be delivered in full on April 10th, 2020.

Have a good evening Shana.

Best,

Maximo F. Wilhelm Muñoz, Esq.

From: Shana Pughe Dean
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:55 AM
Subject: 1000K task for Spanish to English

Hi,

I am Shana. Nice to E-meet you.

I have 3400 files need to LPE (light post-editing ) for Spanish to English.

Attachments are the files you need to check!

There are few questions need you answer:

1. Please check the files in sample zip. Make sure the contents you can do;

2. Please check the word file for details. Make sure the task how to do;

3. Tell me how many files you can do, and fill the excel for delivery schedule;

4. Tell me your best hour rate (each hour you need to check 1000 Spanish words).

Looking forward to your reply!

Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetranslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/

Office Location: 201 Bleecker St. Utica, NY 13501
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees www.mvrcr.og
Compass Interpreters www.compassinterpreters.org
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Elodie Bonnafous
Francuska
Local time: 00:10
Član (2009)
nemački na francuski
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I confirm Aug 9, 2020

I worked for them in June and my invoice is 5 weeks overdue now.

They just contacted again, and canceled the job 2 minutes latter.


Goldenbead
 

Pawel Michniak  Identity Verified
Poljska
Local time: 00:10
Član (2006)
engleski na poljski
+ ...
Thank you all! Aug 17, 2020

Thank you all for your input here. They are still active. It is your contribution in this thread which prevented me from accepting a project from them.

Goldenbead
 

Sharon Vandermerwe
Irska
Local time: 23:10
Član (2020)
engleski na nemački
+ ...
I Agree : ( Oct 10, 2020

[email protected] contacted me for a 2700 words EN>DE Excel translation of IT terms. This scammer is still operational, be careful!!

 

Filipe de Almeida
Portugalija
Local time: 23:10
Član (2017)
engleski na portugalski
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One more here. Dec 3, 2020

Just received an e-mail today for the first time.

The bad English, the strange names, the "rushed-feel" response, everything reeks of scam.

I obviously replied saying I'm very interested.


Goldenbead
 

Goldenbead  Identity Verified
Indija
Local time: 03:40
Član (2006)
nemački na engleski
+ ...
They are still active ! Jan 16

I nearly got fooled today. I received the same kind of email. (Please see below)... I even wanted to take it up but noticed that the site link she sent was not secure. I did not notice 1) the bad grammar, wrong punctuation spacings and so on OR 2) the wrong email address.

So I really thank God I checked here at ProZ.com and saw this thread. So I quietly replied her that I am unable to take up the assignment. I would have been slogging for 6 hours per day and ended up withou
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I nearly got fooled today. I received the same kind of email. (Please see below)... I even wanted to take it up but noticed that the site link she sent was not secure. I did not notice 1) the bad grammar, wrong punctuation spacings and so on OR 2) the wrong email address.

So I really thank God I checked here at ProZ.com and saw this thread. So I quietly replied her that I am unable to take up the assignment. I would have been slogging for 6 hours per day and ended up without payment. So thank you all in this thread. (See below her email) ↓ ↓
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"Hi ,

Good day .
Hope everything goes well with you .

Now, we are looking for Swiss German Transcription .

Here is details for you :

Total durations : 300 hours;
End Date : Mar. 14 2021
Language: Swiss Germany
Price : USD125/hour audio (Valid duration )
Work load : At least one hour audio per day
Payment Methods : Paypal, bank transfer .
Payment Term : (According the project data , can be negotiated .)
Kindly let me know whether you can join us or not. Guidelines will be sent if you need .

Keep healthy and stay safe .


Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetrnslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/"
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Thanks again,
Hannah Gunasingh
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Cara Piraino  Identity Verified
Sjedinjene Američke Države
Local time: 15:10
Član (2020)
arapski na engleski
Scammer is still active Feb 2021 Feb 26

I almost got tricked by this one as well. The poor spelling and grammar in the emails was suspicious for a native US English speaker, and then once I asked for a PO there was no answer. Copy of the email below. Really unfortunate for the real person that's being impersonated.

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Dear,



Hope you are keeping safe and healthy regarding a translation work if you are available.



Kindly note this
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I almost got tricked by this one as well. The poor spelling and grammar in the emails was suspicious for a native US English speaker, and then once I asked for a PO there was no answer. Copy of the email below. Really unfortunate for the real person that's being impersonated.

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Dear,



Hope you are keeping safe and healthy regarding a translation work if you are available.



Kindly note this is a PDF converted from a PowerPoint presentation, so Adobe Acrobat Pro or similar programme would be required.

we need to translate around 6 of them. They are 18 slides each.

Are you interested and would you be able to deliver the file attached on midnight Sunday 28th Feb 2021?
What would be your payment method?
Waiting for your reply.





Warm Regards,

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetranslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/

Office Location: 201 Bleecker St. Utica, NY 13501
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees www.mvrcr.og
Compass Interpreters www.compassinterpreters.org,
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Goldenbead
 

Jansmilde
Brazil
Local time: 18:10
engleski na holandski
+ ...
Scammer still active PLEASE BE AWARE they approached me for the job mentioned below Mar 19

I never worked for this company and when I read:we had any work for you and I'm happy to be able to send you this job????????

It is a scammer!!!! See reports of other Proz members.






Hi,

I hope that this email finds you well.
we had any work for you and I'm happy to be able to send you this job.
Attached please find a document that needs to be translated into Italian, our instructions from the client.

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I never worked for this company and when I read:we had any work for you and I'm happy to be able to send you this job????????

It is a scammer!!!! See reports of other Proz members.






Hi,

I hope that this email finds you well.
we had any work for you and I'm happy to be able to send you this job.
Attached please find a document that needs to be translated into Italian, our instructions from the client.

Please confirm safe receipt of all two attachments.
Thanks


It's so nice to be working with you.







Warm Regards,
Shana

Shana Pughe Dean
Translation Manager / Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Training
[email protected] | 315.292.8971
Tone Translate www.tonetrnslate.com | @tonetranslate |https://www.facebook.com/ToneTranslate/
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Maros Podstupka  Identity Verified
Slovačka
Local time: 00:10
Član (2015)
engleski na slovački
+ ...
I wasn't feeling good about it, but I got fooled. Apr 8

They got me good - 160 USD worth of damage.
I will be more careful next time.



What do you think, should I notify the company the job was about, and likely for, eventually?

[Edited at 2021-04-09 13:29 GMT]


Adieu
 

Adieu  Identity Verified
ruski na engleski
Yes Apr 8

Definitely write them that they are using the services of fraudsters.

Yolanda Broad
 


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