How to Identify & Avoid Scammer Clients

How to Identify & Avoid Scammer Clients

The sad truth is that scammers are always out there, lurking, waiting for their next victim. Without exception, the translation industry falls prey to these tactics everyday. Due to the industry’s usual way of working with external resources—mainly via email, instant messaging and phone communication—this detached method of collaboration easily allows fake companies to step in and assign work which will never get paid. By the time you catch wind of it, these fraudsters will have long ago left town.
Quick Look up of Terms Using Google Search

Quick Look up of Terms Using Google Search

A nice feature of Google Search is the ability to quickly look up a term. With a single — and simple — keyword search pattern you can obtain a term’s definition as well as its synonyms/antonyms. The keyword pattern to use is:

Quick Check of Client's Paying Credibility Using Google

Quick Check of Client's Paying Credibility Using Google

In some cases, especially with new, unknown clients, it doesn’t hurt to check their payment credibility online. Though this tip isn’t fail-safe, any information you can obtain from it will further help you decide whether it’s worth collaborating with this client.