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|WHY IS TWITTER|
On Jul 24, 2019, 11:47 AM, we have been notified by Twitter that our Twitter account had been suspended for the following reasons:
Your account, tsdirectory has been suspended for violating the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: Violating our rules against posting private information.
Click to see the message we have received from Twitter.
We have appealed this suspension, by explaining the purpose of our Directory and of our tweets: to expose FALSE translators circulating CVs STOLEN from genuine translators. In our tweet, we have included the FAKE address and phone numbers, a trick used by scammers to make their FAKE CVs somewhat more credible.
For the record: JOHN BOURRY (a fantasy name created by scammers) uses the emails firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com to circulate a CV stolen from Emmanuel Munos (a translator based in France) and then modified to show a false name (John Bourry) and his supposedly street address and phone numbers:
|3751 Harvest Drive - Redwood City, CA 930721 / (650) 261-1345 / (650) 281-3722|
|Note the "wrong" zip code (with 6 digits). There is no "3751" on this street...|
Phone (650) 261-1345 apparently belongs to a car rental company (NO ANSWER)
Phone (650) 281-3722 is a mobile line registered in San Mateo, CA (DISCONNECTED).
|Download the FAKE CV circulated by ghost JOHN BOURRY|
|Download our TSD Bulletin 01 / 2019: Why is Twitter Protecting Scammers? ➤ |
Google their emails FIRST. Keep in mind that scammers, to avoid detection, keep creating new emails and that their emails are NOT created to be easily remembered, but to make them difficult to be detected (so they think!). That is why you'll find emails like firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Look up also the scammers' emails in this page of our website.
Google also the names used by scammers. These can be fantasy names or just stolen from genuine translators. For best results, search like this:
"Mary Read" translator scammers
Look up also the Fake Addresses and Phone Numbers used by scammers ➤
You may also use the search engine of our website.
We DO NOT claim to list in our Directory ALL fake IDs used by translator scammers. But, the information we provide in our website can be used as a reliable starting point for everyone to identify the patterns used by the scammers in their impersonation of real translators. In about 98% of the cases, spotting a fake translator's CV takes less than 30 seconds, and the remaining 2% take no more than 1 minute!
|A NOTE FOR YOU,|
For the record, it's February 19, 2020 and did you notice how many translators keep coming forward, DAILY, on Translators Portals, with their stories of how they've fallen victim of all sorts of scams, from sending their CVs and professional credentials to the first Gmail address coming their way with promises of big jobs and even bigger gains, to overpayment scam messages with promises of payment by "bank certified check", "cashier check" or "certified bank draft" or sent by "sponsors", to whom they happily send all their personal data, like addresses and bank accounts information?
We know who you are: a bunch of gullible, unprofessional people expecting to outsmart everybody else and make a fast buck by believing in absurdly ridiculous fairy tales, but lacking the most basic skills on behaving responsibly and not even doing the most basic due diligence: Who is contacting me? Why me? Why is your street address in Miami, Florida a supermarket and your phone is a land line from New York?
Take note, gullible people: ALL scams are about ONE THING, AND ONE THING ONLY: MONEY. YOUR MONEY. If someone promises you payment, there is NO payment, if they offer you a job, there is NO job, and if they offer you money, there is NO money. And, when you think you're going to make a fast buck, it is them, the scammers, who will make that fast buck out of fleecing stupid people like you.
C'MON SUCKERS, IT'S 2020 AND WE HAVE INTERNET!
FROM THE CV SCAM
WHAT TO DO: Be professional online. On Translation Portals, use your own name and consider using an updated photo. For your professional life, it's also a good idea to use an email address provided by your own mail server or ISP.
WHAT NOT TO DO: If your real name is "John Doe" and you call yourself "Amenhotep" on Translation portals and if your real name and your CV (not even a basic version) are nowhere to be found, don't be surprised if your prospective clients mistake you for a scammer circulating a fake CV. On the other hand, if your professional data (name, email, VAT number, CV, etc.) can easily be cross-checked online, any scamming of your CV or impersonation of your data will be easily busted.
BE SMART: Of course, you may be a privacy freak all you want, but if you push it too far, that may end up working against you. Do you think everybody is going yo believe that your great CV from "John Doe" really comes from that "Amenhotep" guy they saw online? How can you prove it?
Click for more information about protection against the CV scam.
Did you know that 10 "translators" live in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany, all in different streets and postal codes. And that other 14 "translators" include a genuine Belgium address on their fake CVs (a verbatim copy of the victim's CV scammed under different false names). And that "Jennifer Allen" and "Jolene Marcus" share the same postal code, 13530 Trets France, and the same exact (fake, of course) phone number: 33 (0)18.104.22.168.22. That, and much more in:
|Part 1: Scammers associated with CV scams, impersonation and fake companies|
|Part 2: Scammers with no address on their fake CVs, only fake phone numbers|
|Part 3: Scammers targeting translators (overpayment & other financial scams)|
|Where Scammers Live: Fake and Fantastic Addresses on Fake CVs ➤ |
|List Last Updated: Sunday, 05 Apr 2020 19:31 UTC|
|SCAMMERS WITH PROFILES|
IN TRANSLATORS PORTALS
Yes, shamefully and with almost total impunity, scammers do keep profiles in Translators Portals. We regularly warn the major translator portals – ProZ, TranslatorsCafé and TranslationDirectory – about any such profiles found in their directories. Response to delete false profiles from TranslatorsCafé is always swift and outstanding, TranslationDirectory is still very slow to acknowledge our warnings and delete the scammers' profiles, and we wish ProZ could be more responsive to deny scammers access to their portal
They are listed on our OFFLINE TRANSLATOR SCAMMERS DIRECTORY (PDF) ➤
LINK AWAY, BUT...
Yes, you may link to our website. For better security of our data, link ONLY to our homepage (this page): www.translator-scammers.com
However, while we appreciate your mentioning our Directory in Translator Portals and social media, we kindly ask you NOT to publish the direct URLs of files available in our website. Instead, mention the file by name and point the interested parties to our Directory, but ONLY to the URL of our homepage: www.translator-scammers. com
|BEWARE OF SCAMMERS' NEWEST TRICKS|
|Scammers presenting themselves as "independent project managers".|
|Scammers with profiles in Translation Portals.|
|FAKE CVs circulated without any email addresses on them.|
|Scammers impersonating PMs from genuine companies (using real or ghost names).|
|Leaving a space between first and last name, to avoid coming up on searches.|
|Gaza scammer named Celine Brown active in Facebook. Name and FB photo are fake.|
|Read our FAQ: We DO NOT deal with non-payers and financial scams.|
|TRANSLATOR SCAMMERS DIRECTORY|
This Online Directory (THIS PAGE) lists ONLY the NEW scammers' ID (Name+Email).
Once a week, data from these scammers is transferred to our Offline Translator Scammers Directory in PDF format. Includes also a list of scammers/false translators with profiles on Translation Portals.
Because Google efficiently indexes PDF contents and, also, because we will continue to update our page containing ALL email addresses used by scammers, online searching for scammers' data will not be impaired.
As of 19JAN2020, we have created a new section on our Translator Scammers Directory (PDF) containing the PayPal and other online payment IDs used by scammers.
|DOWNLOAD THE OFFLINE TRANSLATOR SCAMMERS DIRECTORY (PDF) ➤ |
|Directory Last Updated: Sunday, 05 Apr 2020 19:31 UTC|
|NAME USED BY SCAMMER|
FAKE OR JUST STOLEN
MAY ALSO USE OTHER ADDRESS(ES)
|VICTIM(S) OF THE SCAM|
SCAMMER'S CV OR DATA STOLEN FROM
|IF NAME ON THIS COLUMN|
IS THE SAME AS THE ONE ON
3rd COLUMN (GREEN), SCAMMER
IS DIRECTLY IMPERSONATING
THE VICTIM OF THE SCAM
AND IS UNDERLINED
ON THIS COLUMN
|Note: (DE) or (UK) is the country Internet ID (TLD)|
Cell may also contain additional information:
|ASA||Also Scammed As|
|CSVP||CV Scammed w/ Victim's Photo|
|GICS||Ghost / Fake ID Created by Scammers|
|&OS||& Other Sources (cut-and-paste CV)|
|NEW scammers ID (name + email)|
|WAITING FOR NEXT SCAMMER|
|Scammers listed last week in the Offline Directory|
|Berrti Warneremail@example.com||Stefan Boxhorn (DE) / SBY: kawthar-PC (Gaza)|
|Geoffrey Blumbergfirstname.lastname@example.org||Geoffrey Black (IL) / SBY: baraa-PC (Gaza)|
|Larisa Vircburgeremail@example.com||Larisa Zlatic (US) / SBY: Besso (Gaza)|
|Shana Pughe Deanfirstname.lastname@example.org||IMPERSONATION of PM from Tone Translate (US)|
|NOTE: New email addresses used by scammers are listed in the Offline Directory and on this page of our website.|
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ABOUT US: This website is maintained by volunteers from the TRANSLATOR SCAMMERS INTELLIGENCE GROUP to fight the plague of translators' impersonation and identity and CV THEFT / and fake translation companies running wild in the translation industry.
MISSION & PURPOSE: Our Mission and the Purpose of this website and its content is to publicly expose the scammers' own identities (fake or real) and to harm and disrupt their activities to the greatest extent possible. We heartily thank all translators who have had their CVs and identities hijacked by scammers and sent us the details of the scam and also all translation company owners and PMs from the four corners of the world who have sent us fake CVs and other precious information about the scammers operation and identities.
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