Scam request for translation Daniel Brzezinski
Téma indítója: Margreet Mohle

Margreet Mohle  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 15:31
Tag (2010 óta)
francia - holland
+ ...
Apr 26

Hi all,

Just a low-level scam. Got contacted by a Daniel (in later email identified as Daniel Brzezinski) via Proz. with request for a quote on the translation of a wedding caterer's menu (Daniel et Daniel, out of Toronto). Catering company is legit and got back on my inquiry within minutes - request for translation was a scam.

Key points: different email address and offer to pay 50% upfront by certified cheque - really? For a 2000 word translation...

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Hi all,

Just a low-level scam. Got contacted by a Daniel (in later email identified as Daniel Brzezinski) via Proz. with request for a quote on the translation of a wedding caterer's menu (Daniel et Daniel, out of Toronto). Catering company is legit and got back on my inquiry within minutes - request for translation was a scam.

Key points: different email address and offer to pay 50% upfront by certified cheque - really? For a 2000 word translation...

Just one request, fairly easily spotted, but if it can help anyone...

Take care,

Margreet
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Hristina Dojčinova  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 15:31
angol - macedón
+ ...
Scam request for translation by Daniel Brzezinski Apr 27

Ditto!

In my case it was a request for translation into Macedonian for the same document plus a Briefing Paper on Loot boxes in video games...

Margreet, did you respond to "Daniel Brzezinski" at all?

Regards,

Hristina


Margreet Mohle wrote:

Hi all,

Just a low-level scam. Got contacted by a Daniel (in later email identified as Daniel Brzezinski) via Proz. with request for a quote on the translation of a wedding caterer's menu (Daniel et Daniel, out of Toronto). Catering company is legit and got back on my inquiry within minutes - request for translation was a scam.

Key points: different email address and offer to pay 50% upfront by certified cheque - really? For a 2000 word translation...

Just one request, fairly easily spotted, but if it can help anyone...

Take care,

Margreet


 

Adrian MM.
Egyesült Királyság
spanyol - angol
+ ...
what's in a name - misuse of famous ones Apr 28

The late Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński had been a respected Polish-American adviser to President Jimmy Carter during the Cold War. Hijacking of his surname ought to have set off alarm bells, as should combinations and permutations of the names of famous sportsmen and women, especially football stars, but who may have faded from public view,

 

Adieu  Identity Verified
orosz - angol
It's a generic Polish last name May 1

Adrian MM. wrote:

The late Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński had been a respected Polish-American adviser to President Jimmy Carter during the Cold War. Hijacking of his surname ought to have set off alarm bells, as should combinations and permutations of the names of famous sportsmen and women, especially football stars, but who may have faded from public view,


Other than a combination of consonants memorably incomprehensible to the Western ear, there's really nothing special about it.

Just another birch-themed Eastern European last name.... from a region chock-full of birch.


 

Katarzyna Slowikova  Identity Verified
Németország
Local time: 21:31
angol - cseh
+ ...
And your point is...? May 4

Adieu wrote:

Other than a combination of consonants memorably incomprehensible to the Western ear, there's really nothing special about it.

Just another birch-themed Eastern European last name.... from a region chock-full of birch.


So we should believe a namesake of the famous Brzezinski is genuinely requesting a translation here?

Scammers often use names of famous people because they're dumb and therefore unable to come up with an ordinary name in the original language. Where they try, the results are largely ridiculous (plenty of examples for this on www.translator-scammers.com).


 

Margreet Mohle  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 15:31
Tag (2010 óta)
francia - holland
+ ...
TÉMAINDÍTÓ
Not after getting the documents May 4

[quote]Hristina Dojčinova wrote:

Ditto!

In my case it was a request for translation into Macedonian for the same document plus a Briefing Paper on Loot boxes in video games...

Margreet, did you respond to "Daniel Brzezinski" at all?

Regards,

Hristina


Hi Hristina,

I responded to the Proz. message (which just asked for availability). After getting the documents, no. I also got the Briefing Paper. The combination of the two set off alarm bells, as well as the offer for advance payment with a certified cheque.

They didn't contact me again.


 


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