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Re[2]: Non-payers, part 3

Re[2]: Non-payers, part 3
Sender: Sabrina K 15-04-2021 09:32

I can only confirm that about Promosaik. I worked as a freelance translator for the agency, then in 2020 (August-November) I was literally swamped with assignments. On top of that, the deadlines were almost impossible to meet. I turned down other projects for other clients because Promosaik was practically begging me to translate things since "the projects had already been accepted and couldn't be turned down". They were practically guilt-tripping me into translating. They only paid me for August for those months (I received the money mid November!) - they still owe me ~€4,000 for 3 months.

I've been emailing them every month since December and always get the same answer - clients haven't paid us, I have no money to pay you, any money that comes in pays the rent and the secretary (what!!?) and then the guilt-tripping starts again.

I have not been told anything in terms of "the company has been dissolved", but what's worse for me is that, knowing there is no money, they have continued to send me 40k+ words a month to translate September-November. They didn't stop until about a week into December after I started asking about the invoice for September, which should have been paid by the end of November. First they kept saying "it should be paid by Christmas" until they said "we don't have any money".

Just a warning to my fellow linguists:
We worked with Promosaik (also known as Sprachenmax / Miximax International / Tradumax) on one of their projects in 2020, invoiced them but they have never cleared it invoice and no one is responding to our inquiry emails.
First, they claimed that they were no longer operational and had closed the company and are not mandated to pay any invoices from suppliers. I sent them an email with a job offer and surprisingly, they accepted the offer. After realizing it was me who sent the job offer, changed their story saying that our invoice was too old to be cleared. Mind you, we always invoice them once a year at the end of the year. Also, in their PO, they never mentioned any invoicing period.
Note that this is the second time they are trying to scam us.
They have even been banned on Proz, see the link below:
Be careful with them.
#cybersecurity #translation #scammer #translators #translationservices #transactionalanalysis #translationagency #scamalert

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