Scam alert: listing of translator and interpterer names in false database

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Συγνώμη αν αυτό δεν είναι το κατάλληλο νήμα.

Μόλις πήρα το παρακάτω μήνυμα από άλλο φόρουμ μεταφραστών. Επειδή είναι και το όνομά μου μέσα, αν θέλετε να κοιτάξετε για τους δικούς σας συνδυασμούς. Είδα ότι υπάρχουν πολλοί Έλληνες μεταφραστές. Τι κάνουμε σε αυτές τις περιπτώσεις; Έστειλα ήδη μειλ στο ιστολόγιο τους για να με διαγράψουν (AATII My Translation World) .

 SCAM ALERT: LISTING OF T&I NAMES IN FALSE DATABASE         
Is your name and profile there?
João already alerted us on April 9 to the sleazy outfit going by the acronym AATII and helpfully posted the link to what the Translation Scammers Directory had uncovered about it (see http://www.translator-scammers.com/translator-scammers-note…). The story gets worse, however.
Some naïve translator fell for AATII's mass email announcing a "translation contest" and posted it to a discussion forum for my regional T&I association. Other members rolled up their sleeves and started investigating.The translation contest is easy enough to see through: the text is marketing copy for their company (although they claim to be nonprofit) for a prize of $1,000 in several languages and a chance to win a $100,000 trip. Yeah right. I know none of you fell for it.
But wait, it gets even WORSE. This outfit has a database of 20,000 names (it told one of my colleagues who called up). We started looking up our names and every one of us is there. The database has fabricated specialties and other professional information, and added a "rating" next to each name (1 to 3 stars, from "acceptable" to "excellent"). They posted rates for each individual (funny thing, everyone was charging 8 cents a word) until this evening after receiving many outraged phone calls and emails. But the names and false info are still there. This outfit is all set to take clients' orders now.
IS YOUR NAME IN THE AATII LIST?? Check it out at AATII My Translation World <http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aatii.com%2F&h=IAQGVOAmSAQFrdJBzZzkOyub7t2HZGGYex2MXH68Ldh9feg&enc=AZMuq5z80b3yWFxfmYxJ_aPWxdd1DraAagS9jvTanxDZsHb1of3QbpQCNVaaHtSzto8H2boYYsfudspImBEptpwCvqF4ELfsb-TkTwUJeqxapv-OMNhVflQyeBzkvAgK_oEKqNaSlVY71F72x2RKLTbNz8bSNGhRVj0hKaNKp3uxzWvobtlo9ixWQt1lUnnWvQw&s=1> .Above all, don't be silent or let them get away with this. It is illegal identity theft and it will cause reputational damage to every translator or interpreter listed.
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« Last Edit: 15 Apr, 2016, 12:49:25 by spiros »


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Σας ενημερώνω ότι λύθηκε το πρόβλημα. Μετά από πολλές διαμαρτυρίες διέγραψαν σχεδόν όλους τους μεταφραστές. Ειδικά στον γλωσσικό συνδυασμό IT-EL δεν υπάρχει πια κανείς. Μπορείτε να βεβαιωθείτε για το δικό σας εδώ: https://aatii.com/   
 



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Ωραία. Σ' ευχαριστούμε, Pegy!
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