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Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: WFT 11-10-2014 05:12

Here is another scammer/non-payer:

Lingual Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd (LC)

Office: +91-11-32315394
Mobile: +91-8860586865
www.lingualconsultancy.com

Not only are they notorious non-payerS - see Lingual Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd -http://translationethics.blogspot.hu/p/blog-page.html#.VDi7T1fhiYw -, they also try to get translations completed free of charge by mailing out translation tests.
Re: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: TranslationDirectory.com 11-10-2014 13:31

Blocked, thanks.

If you also want to get it blacklisted, please kindly submit to us the following information by e-mail:

1) Company's and contact person's name and full postal address (including all e-mail addresses).

2) Job number (if the job was posted at TranslationDirectory.com)

3) Did you meet the deadline?

4) Did the outsourcer complain about the quality of your work?

5) Was payment delayed or not received at all?

6) What did the outsourcer answer to your inquiries about payment?

7) Would you work for this outsourcer again?

8) Other comments (if any).
Re[2]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Freelance translator 20-01-2016 16:43

Hi!
Just wanted to warn people that Lingual Consultancy Services (read Bogus translation agency, hidding behind fake positive reviews on ProZs) is continuing their fraudulent activity by contacting freelance translators via ProZ(shame on them for still not banning this company) for a "large" translation project, but requiring, firstly, a SAMPLE TRANSLATION, insisting on its ASAP delivery and then never replying back.
Their contact person this time:
Taruna Singhal
Assistant Project Manager
tarunasinghal@lingualconsultancy.com
Re[3]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Raveloson Dimby 13-09-2016 07:48

Dear All,

Just to let you know that I worked with this company and I got paid on time and without problem.

I live in Madagascar and banks here are not very fast for transfers. In addition, I came accross this post and at first, I was a bit confused when I have been hired.

However, from my first work with them I got really paid and without delay. In fact, I was very quickly paid, when compared to malagasy bank normal transaction processes.

In view of these, I just like to inform other users who will come accross this thread that working with Lingual Consultancy Services should not pose any problem.

Thanks all and enjoy your day.
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Sender: Marco 26-09-2016 14:54

Prateek Saxena

Assistant Project Manager

LINGUAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES PVT LTD (LC)

Mobile: +91 8588808468

Landline no: 0124-2848104

Skype: mn_prateek
|www.lingualconsultancy.com|


Was given a rush job, audio(Eng) to text(Ita) transcription.
They offered a PayPal payment (due in 45 days). I learned the hard way that PayPal offers no protection after 45 days, while they knew it very well.

Needless to say, the payment was never received and, of course, I will never get any reply nor see any money. Their replies were light-speed until I finished the job ;) .

Their modus operandi tells they are serial scammers when they have a chance to get free translations.

Please, beware.
Feel free to ask me any question about it.
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Sender: Sanita 26-09-2016 15:13

Hi Marco!
I was scammed as well by this very company only with a smaller (around 2 pages) amount. I also "fell in their trap", as they were very quick in their replies during the process, but then totally disappeared after receiving my translation. Honestly, from now on I will always check company reviews, and now I always find it weird when this company is trying to mask their SCAMMING PRACTICES by posting here and on other forums these fake, self-congratulatory reviews, saying that everything is perfect. Lingual Consultancy learn your business ABCs: consumers only care about the bad reviews. For company that has so many bad reviews, the "self-congratulatory" ones DON'T COUNT. NO ONE TAKES THEM SERIOUSLY AT THIS POINT! WE SEE THROUGH THIS!
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Sender: Alix Chace 30-09-2016 21:25

I also was scammed by the company "Lingual Consultancy" with project manager Prateek, his messages were very quick while the job was in process but once I submitted the translation file in its entirety there was no reply.
They said they would send a PO once the file was completed and never did so of course. What a fraud!!!
Re[5]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Alix Chace 06-10-2016 17:40

I just wanted to add that I have since received the much awaited PO from Prateek and submitted my corresponding invoice. I hope all will proceed without further issue and I will receive payment within the 45 days that they have indicated as the timeframe of payment.
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Sender: mmj 14-11-2017 12:01

I just wanted to add that I have since received the much awaited PO from Prateek and submitted my corresponding invoice. I hope all will proceed without further issue and I will receive payment within the 45 days that they have indicated as the timeframe of payment.

Hi - I recently received the possibility of working with Lingual Consultancy Services, but after reading all these reviews I'm not sure anymore about taking it- I'm not sure if it's worth the risk and hassle. What would be your recommendation?
Re[4]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Marco 14-12-2016 17:56

Follow-up message. I am sorry for all those who had negative experiences. I did read them all and I hope you'll find this follow-up message somehow useful.

Collaborations: 3
Timely payments: 1
Rates: Low for European markets, the topic (read difficulty) is never regarded.
Deadlines: Unreasonably tight. Every job is a rush job (read: should be paid 20-40% more than normal rates).
Communication: fast ONLY when they need the job done, of course. Any proposal of regular collaboration from my side has been easily ignored.

My very first collaboration with them had to go down the hard way. The payment was made only after a series of emails I was forced to send in order to get paid (overdue - 1 week).
The second time, the payment was prompt because I dealt with a different PM (Prateek, Dipanshu and Izajul being the PMs that usually contacted me, Rakesh being the different PM who was the only one who granted me a timely payment).
The third and last time (today 12th Dec 2016) the payment was made after ignoring my reminders of the due date being closer and closer. Eventually the payment was made (overdue - 2 days).

All the jobs were rush jobs with unreasonably tight deadlines, considering their habit -in my case- of contacting me randomly after months. Such behavior would be fine if the collaboration was assiduous, something they clearly avoid, making building a good stable relationship impossible.

As far as it regards the payments, you can tell which reviews are real and which are fake. To all translators: give them a try only if you are willing to resort to forums, numerous emails and (eventually) legal means. Professionalism is about being treated the same way in return.
Re[3]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: HMarshall 28-10-2016 22:08

They're still at it, by the looks of it, I got this today:
Dear Linguist,

Hope you are doing well!

We have a project for English to European Portuguese translation
of subtitles.

Currently, we are expecting around 40 hours of English videos for
translation to European Portuguese subtitles and we will regularly
have similar projects. If interested, please share your costing per hour of video in USD
for following two cases:
1. We will provide English videos along with English subtitles
and you only have to translate them to European Portuguese.
2. We only provide English videos without subtitles. You have
to directly translate the video into European Portuguese and also
will have to do the time coding.

Please share your CV and also advise how much experience you have
of subtitling.

Although we would prefer linguists with subtitling experience,
however, we are also willing to provide training on subtitling if
you don’t have any previous experience.

Look forward to your response.

Best Regards,
Izajul Haque
Lingual consultancy services>Hi!
Just wanted to warn people that Lingual Consultancy Services (read Bogus translation agency, hidding behind fake positive reviews on ProZs) is continuing their fraudulent activity by contacting freelance translators via ProZ(shame on them for still not banning this company) for a "large" translation project, but requiring, firstly, a SAMPLE TRANSLATION, insisting on its ASAP delivery and then never replying back.
Their contact person this time:
Taruna Singhal
Assistant Project Manager
tarunasinghal@lingualconsultancy.com
Re[3]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Petra 27-08-2017 09:53

Hi,
I just had a very bad experience with this translation agency. I translated a documentary and then the guy from India (dipanshu.sharma@lingualconsultancy.com) said, sorry, unfortunately somebody else translated the same documentary, so no payment. And he didn't answer my emails. Then I tried to get my payment through the Berlin agency (bhupen.gogoi@lingualconsultancy.com, june 2017), very nice conversation, but still no payment. Don't ever work with them!
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Sender: WTF 27-08-2017 13:00

Lingual Consultancy Services are notorious scammers (check the Translation Scammer Directory for further info). I notice that they have been writing their own positive reviews here.
Re[5]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Ilse Schwender 27-08-2017 13:03

I don't agree. I work since years for them and we have a good communication and solved always arising problems.
Re[4]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Dana 05-09-2017 14:46

Have you ever received the payment? I had the same experience...
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Sender: Sudhriti Banerjee 22-01-2016 18:54

I am a freelance translator working for the last five years and have worked with Lingua consultancy and Taruna Sighal for many projects and have received payment timely and have not faced any professional problems from them.
Re[3]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Zeljko 16-11-2016 14:17

Received the same e-mail today and then went to research online a bit. I'm always weary of Indian companies. They either have incredibly low rates or don't pay. Thank God for the Internet, right?
Re[4]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Timothy 11-12-2016 13:58

Hi guys,


I got this message today form linguaconsultacy, i decided to check on the net and discovered that its not a genuine organization.I am still new in the online translation business and would like to know if genuine translation agencies do actually exist and do actually pay the translators!And if there are genuine agencies where can I get their contacts from?

Thanks for your response.
Timothy Lango from Kenya

message from lingua


We have a budget of 0.03 USD per source French word. We will have to share a sample translation with the client in order to win the project. It will be difficult to share exact word counts of the books as we are yet to receive the actual books.

Please find attached the sample from one of the book. You have to translate the title and the provided 300 words to English.

Kindly go through the below mentioned guideline before proceeding with the translation.

• Guideline: The translation shouldn’t be very complicated or academic but should be free flowing & the tonality post translation should be grasped easily. Quoting the client, “ it shouldn’t the case wherein the reader has to go through the Hindi text thrice to understand/ grasp the meaning”. Also ,the core meaning of the text shouldn’t be altered during translation.

Also, would like to inform you that we would require the sample within next 24 hours.

Look forward to your response.

Thanks & Regards,
Izajul Haque
Lingual Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd
Mobile: +91-8588814889 I Landline: 0124-2848104
Skype: izajul.haque
Web: www.lingualconsultancy.com
ISO 9001:2008 certified company
Re[5]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Daniel 13-12-2016 13:25

Hello,
I've been working for 2 years and getting occasional jobs for Lingual Consultancy Services and with the signing PM. They are a genuine agency and timely payers (in 45 days, but they have always paid me on time).
Greetings!
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Sender: Dimby 13-12-2016 17:15

Hi all,
I just began to work with them for the last 5-6 months.
I got really paid.
I totally agree with Daniel.
Regards.
Dimby
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Sender: Joachim van Zoelen 30-03-2017 21:19

Please do not insult me and the other professionals on this forum with your fake reviews. Friends of some of the people whose names were dropped, are you?
Re: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Veronica 20-02-2017 19:59

I have worked for them, with three more colleagues, during September and October 2016. They offered us three books (cannot remember how many words in total) each one of them having a flat fee of USD1500.
We started with the first one and delivered on time. Dipanshu kept on asking for corrections (mainly formatting issues and DTP) that my colleagues managed to fulfill. The payment was conspicuous by its absence.
For the second book I took a more "active role" and after delivering the finished project (also on time) they started to ask for extra things. I reminded him that he had not even paid for the first book (which was overdue) so we would only answer to their requests after receiving the payment. He paid promptly but insulted us by calling our work "unacceptable". We delivered the second book by November 4th.
He still owes us this payment. Hence, I sent Dipanshu this email:

Hi Dipanshu.

I am deeply disappointed to tell you that this payment delay situation is unacceptable. Me and my team have worked very hard to meet all your deadlines and answer to your claims and demands, but there's been more than 3 months from the project delivery and the invoice is still pending.

I am also late with my people's payments, since I could hardly collect some money for you, sadly by threatening you. My team was not willing to deliver any pending files unless they got paid.

Since it is already February 15th (your promised date for payment) and my invoices are already long due I will have to think of any extreme measure I could apply unless I get paid (Proz BB or similar)

Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience,

Please be careful!
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Sender: Norbert Hanny 05-03-2017 08:49

Dear All,

AVOID this company at all cost! All the above bad reviews are true. On 4 March they asked me to translate 2 episodes of The Client List by 6 March. Very short deadline, work over the weekend, no PO, no contract, just "Kindly proceed with the job", 45 days payment term via PayPal, where you are not protected after 45 days - the usual.

Agents involved:
Rakesh Pradhan
Izajul Haque
Bhupen Gogoi
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Sender: Kaempfer (kaem.net) 05-03-2017 20:15

Hello everybody,

please allow me to post in French :

Merci pour ces mises en garde : j'ai également reçu aujourd'hui un message de ce M. Dipanshu Sharma qui demande des traductions de l'allemand en français. À titre d'information, le voici :

Dear Colleagues, - Hope you are doing well. - We are looking for German to French translators who specializes in Automotive field (information on cleansing agents). - If interested, please advise your best rates for Translation and Editing separately along with your CV for our kind reference. - Looking forward to hearing from you. - Thanks and Best Regards, - Dipanshu Sharma

Me méfiant de ce genre de demandes, je suis venu sur ce forum et vos messages m'ont dissuadé de donner suite. Mais je ne comprends pas pourquoi ce prestataire n'est pas banni de ProZ après toutes ces preuves évidentes de sa mauvaise foi.

Thanks again,
Stef.
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Sender: Norbert Hanny 06-03-2017 08:56

Dear All,

I have to modify my complaint. When I pointed out the above to the agents, they decided to send my fee via PayPal IN ADVANCE. So eventually I did the job, and I did receive the payment.

So my conclusion is: be very strict with the initial negotiations, after that they may gain your trust and they do pay!

Norbert Hanny
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Sender: Translator 02-04-2017 16:32

As many of you, I also got scammed by this company. They contacted me about a rush job and I work on it many hours a day for 5 days. After this, they told me I would get payed after 7 days. When I hadn't recieved the payment after 7 days I contacted them and their response was that they would pay me after 45 days. I reminded them that we had agreed, that I would get payed after 7 days. This was totally ignored for a week! Then all of the sudden they wrote that they needed some changes done in some of the work I did. I told them I wouldn't do anything as long as they hadn't payed me. Then they refused to pay me as long as I didn't make the changes. I ended up agreing to not get payed for the mentioned files in a small hope that I would get payed for at least some of my work and they said they would pay me for the rest within a week. After a week I still hadn't recieved the payment and I contacted them again. They just started making up excuses and asked me to give them one more week to pay. I told them I wouldn't wait any longer and that I wanted the payment within 24 hours. Then they said they would get back to me the following day. The following day they wrote that they (conveniently) had gotten feedback on the rest of the files and that they couldn't pay me until I corrected them. It was obvious that they never intended to pay, so I refused to make any changes and blocked them.

I strongly advise everyone to stay away from this company. They are scammers and they will do anything to get out of paying!
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Sender: Zeljko 24-04-2017 16:56

Got another mail, although I told them a few weeks ago I'll only work for them if they paid me in advance. Didn't hear back from them.

Will do the same again: here is the mesage:

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you are doing well.

We have a new transcription project wherein we have 18 hours of
audio that requires German to English transcription. There would
be multiple files ranging from 2 to 5 minutes in duration. These
are generally single speaker videos with very god audio quality.

If interested, please advise your best rates per minute of
recorded audio along with your CV for our kind reference.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Dipanshu Sharma

Also, if they do some work for Netflix, you should report them directly to Netflix because they stop working with such agencies immediately.
Re[3]: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Lana Dulhgan 02-05-2017 08:24

Hello all I received an email from Lingual Consultancy requiring subtitling videos. Thank God I searched for reviews and read your comments. It makes me reluctant to take on the job.
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Sender: MeToo 04-05-2017 04:58

I received an email too.

Also, please share your CV for reference.

My answer is, "when did I say I would work for you?"


 
Re: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Flora Fan (Cantonese Translator) 08-05-2017 03:59

Another scammer from India? I am now quite cautious about any new agencies approaching me from India... Sorry to say that but my experience tought me the bitter lesson...
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Sender: Aksent 16-05-2017 19:17

Received a translation request today - see below.
Thank you for your warnings!
==========
Dear Translator,

Hope you are doing fine!

We have a document of 1500 words that needs to be transalted into
Dutch. The documents are actually catalogue of food items.
Please advise your availabity and best rates(in USD) per word, if
interested.

Also, share your CV for our reference.

Best regards,
Izajul Haque
Project Manager
Lingual Consultancy Services

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Sender: LC Services
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Sender's IP address: 14.142.59.98
To adjust your ProZ.com email preferences, visit this page:
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Re: Lingual Consultancy Services               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Thao Tran 26-06-2017 09:12

Hi everyone,

I'm sorry about your experiences with Lingual Consultancy Services (LCS). But having worked more than 10 small to medium projects with LCS, especially with Arpit Sharma and Izajul Haque, I thought I should share my own experiences.

LCS has gradually become one of my best clients for having regular Vietnamese-related projects, reasonable price and supportive PMs, especially aforementioned Arpit Sharma and Izajul Haque. I regularly have late-night translation for LCS and when the volume became too overwhelming and I needed more time, the PMs were always available to accommodate me.

A few have accused LCS for not paying and even being a "scammer". From my point of view, and own experience, the matter might have been taken a bit too far. LCS always proceeded payment for my works. It is true there was delayed payment incidents here and there but I notified the PMs immediately and the issues were solved in very timely manner, each and every time!

Now I cannot say the same for other PMs at LCS as I only worked with Izajul and Arpit team, but I stand by these two PMs specifically and LCS generally. They aren't scammers or non-payers.
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Sender: Kollayuth 05-07-2017 15:20

Hi,

I have been working for them for almost a year now. I had been paid occasionally with a few delays. Actually, I have no problem with a delay in payment at all as long as I get paid for what I have done.
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Sender: Kollayuth 06-07-2017 14:11

I had just been paid USD600 today. They are a very reliable translation agency. There might be a mistake over some issues or a misunderstanding which could be strengthened out.
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Sender: Joachim van Zoelen 06-07-2017 14:26

What a coincidence, that all of a sudden several messages show up, stating how reliable these people are.... Please...
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Sender: Zeljko 06-07-2017 14:49

Yeah, was just about to comment.

This is such an obvious PR stunt, they must be desperate because people are refusing to work for them, and their clients want their translations.

That's what you get when you don't pay. Be smart, translators, and ask for your money in advance and you'll see.

Good luck.
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Sender: Joachim van Zoelen 07-07-2017 15:28

Exactly! Don't fall for these pathetic bits of "fake news" (to coin a phrase). Where there's smoke, there's a fire, and if so many colleagues have had bad experiences with these people, everyone should steer clear of them. That's the only chance we have to make the market just a bit saner.
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Sender: Kollayuth 11-07-2017 13:56

I really just got paid. Not a big fan of the company. Please provide me your email, I will forward the payment to you. Just tell the truth and share my experience with this company.
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Sender: Carlos A. R. de Souza 06-07-2017 14:06

So far, I did not have issues with Lingual Consultancy Services. Payment was prompt and according to what was agreed. Mr. Joytush (project manager) is very courteous.
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Sender: Ilse Schwender 11-07-2017 13:04

I work since 2014 for them, and they have paid me first and then it has summed up and there was a delay of around nine month. Since then I was paid regularly with almost no delay. Even a few month ago when I asked for the paid me within a few days disregarding the 45 days.
The workflow is good................and this comment is NO FAKE!!!
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Sender: HyunYoung Park 04-08-2017 09:25

I have worked with Lingual consultancy for years, especially when i was in USA. They are doing pretty good. They offered some nice projects, paying well. I don't understand the reason why many people wrote about Lingual consultancy so badly. For me, staffs in Lingual consultancy are all good, nice and friendly.

EN<->Ko translator and reviewer

HyunYoung Park
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Sender: Tashi 23-08-2017 08:26

I also worked with them for two projects and I should tell payment got delayed by 5 days. I asked my concerned PM and he made sure the payment was done the next day.
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Sender: Dominique 17-09-2017 22:30

I'm very glad I searched the company before agreeing to work for them. One bad review might not be convincing but two, three or fiv clinch it for me.
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Sender: Flora Zhang (A.C.Translation) 24-08-2017 10:54

Shake hands. I had big problem with those guys too. Be aware of them!
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Sender: Tony Luo (Chinese Text) 27-09-2017 04:45

Thanks for sharing the information. Yes we have to be very careful with these guys! I had some bad experience with several "famous" clients and also shared my stories in other threads here.

Just don't let them steal our hard works!
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Sender: Asma Asfour 06-10-2017 19:58

I have never worked for them, but I had a bad experience with another 2 indian companies. When I asked for payment in advance, they stopped responding.

Dear Translator,

Hope you are doing fine.

We are looking for Arabic <> English interpreters for the
following requirement:

Service: Interpretation
Source Language: Arabic
Target Language: English
Interpretation Type: Interview
Interpretation hours per day: 2
Start Date: Fri, 06/01/2018
End Date: Sun, 07/01/2018
Country: Germany
City: Berlin
Pick and drop facility: Yes

Below is the information shared by the client:

I am planning to visit Berlin to conduct face-to-face in-depth
interviews with Syrian refugees. I am fluent in Turkish, German,
and English, but unfortunately I can’t speak Arabic and I will
need an interpreter for Arabic in Berlin.
I will conduct 20 interviews with Syrians, each about 1-2 hours
long. I will ask questions about their current life and future
plans. I will need consecutive interpreting, basically somebody
who will be with me during the whole interview to facilitate my
communication with the interviewee.

If interested, please advise your rates for this project. Also,
share your CV mentioning the experience you have in doing
Interpretation.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Izajul Haque
Project Manager
Lingual Consultancy Services
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Sender: Asma Asfour 06-10-2017 19:59

They stopped answering when I asked them for advanced payment.
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Sender: Joanna Townsend 20-10-2017 13:12

Having read all the replies and the info here I was still unsure if this company is a fake or not. They offered me to translate a TV-show series. I decided to see how they work and give it a try.

After the test translation the communication remained swift, but having read this I asked for partial payment up front OR for the job to be paid through UpWork or Peopleperhour, which would ensure payment and quality of work.
These options were not possible but as a deal I would get the payment for the first 5 episodes within 15 days. I offered to do a couple under these terms which they accepted. I did not get a PO to begin with but a NDA with no payment terms. I replied with a basic work agreement (I use it for other clients also) with the specified 15 days payment terms. The answer was: I can not sign this for the company, Can't you work without this contract thinghy?"

I said no, I need something with payment terms on it, upon which I received an example of a standard PO with payment terms. I agreed to do 1 episode starting today. All the files were sent... except the PO for this job. After two emails from the company asking me if I started yet, I asked for the PO. this was sent but with 45 days payment term not the 15 agreed. When I asked the manager to amend this his answer was: Next time....

Of course I refused the job and will not work for them in the future. I am not sure that this is a fake company; but they are not professional in any way and it is not a surprise that payments do not go well if sending a PO already is an issue....

(PS: Sorry for the (possible) spelling mistakes.. on mobile phone)
Lingual Consultancy Services Is Non-Payer, Scammer               [Reply to this message]
Sender: Ozzy 14-11-2017 13:24

They don't pay anything, they just keep promising that they will do so. After a while, they just ignore you all together. Think twice before applying any job from them.




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