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Translator Scams (2)

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I regularly receive emails from spammers offering their services as translator (see my previous post), and almost every time with mistakes and howlers. They go into my ScammerTranslators folder.

Today, I got an interesting one:


Hi
I’m Estrella Beetle from Oregon, USA.
In October 25, 2015 I translated for your agency a document (birth certificate) from French to English. The price for this work was $ 25.
Unfortunately I got ill (tuberculosis - TB - caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which affected my lungs) and I stayed hospitalized 6 months in Waverly Hills Sanatorium - 1600 Clifton Rd, MailStop E-90, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A.
Now I came home and I checked my PayPal account, but the amount of $ 25 is not entered my PAYPAL account.
Please send me the amount of $ 25 by PayPal into account:

estrella.beetle@yahoo.co.uk

as soon as possible.
I hope you are understanding and kind.
If you will not send me the amount of $25 as soon as possible:
- I will inform the websites:
http://www.proz.com/
http://www.translatorscafe.com
http://www.translationdirectory.com/
http://www.traduguide.com/
http://www.translatorstown.com/
that you are an incorrect translation agency which steals the work of honest translators;
- I have a list of 1 million email addresses of your country and a professional bulk email sender. During 5 days I will send messages to these 1 million email addresses and 1 million people in your country will learn that you are an incorrect translation agency which steals the work of honest translators;
- also I will inform all the newspapers in your country that you are an incorrect translation agency which steals the work of honest translators;
- also I will inform the police in your city about this situation;
- I will post a message on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/) that you are an incorrect translation agency which steals the work of honest translators;
You reputation and your honor are more important than $ 25.
Please send me as soon as possible $ 25 through PayPal.
Kind regards
Estrella Beetle


What’s interesting is that the scammer has taken the time to get an actual address (close, but false, it belongs to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and the Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a ghost!

Just so you know:
• I do not do birth certificates
• I do not know and have never worked with #EstrellaBeetle, but “she’s” listed on www.translator-scammers.com

“Kind regards” indeed!

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