Forum for Translators: Non-Payer: Wagner Consulting International
Wagner Consulting International is spamming members of TD with job offers with ridiculous rates. Of course, this company does not usually pay its translators. Take a look at the blueboard at proz.com:
It has been banned from posting jobs at proz.com and now uses TD instead.
I accepted a seemingly very urgent but small job (350 words) which they wanted to have done late at night. They literally begged me - we agreed a price and I delivered at ca 23.00 hours; In the morning they said they had found another linguist who had done it "in an hour". In view of the urgency they pretended with me to get me to do it it seems unlikely that they bothered finding another translator at that hour of the night.
I personally believe they took my translation but don't want to pay. I'd stay away from them, they seem to cause unnecessary annoyment, their behaviour is pretty abusive. I should have checked reviews about them before engaging with them.
I should have checked this site earlier, this company seems to make many excuse to delay the payment. The total amount to receive is around USD 1,000.
The rate is so low, and they are so demanding. But the payment does never come...
Take special care not to accept any offers.
Hello. I made a simultaneous translation job for the company Wagner International during the month of April. I had some trouble with the payment being done, it was not an easy task. Neverthless, three months after, finally Wagner did pay. At last!!! They have good intentions, probably they lack inner organization and have some trouble making the payment on time, however, they do pay. My advice to those who have problems with the company in issues related with payments, is to be patient and try to solve things using dialogue. There is also some personnel in the Facebook page, that is willing to collaborate and give solutions to this type of problems. Contact them in case you dont seem to receive enough support from the other members of the company, they are honest and help out with this type of issues.
I did a huge translation job for Wagner International in 2009... More than 2,000 euros in terms of payment. We're in 2018 and I still haven't been paid.
I have tracked down Mr Wagner so many times, even threatened him to sue him or go to his agency and not leave the place until I get paid. No result at all, nothing.
I advise every translator out there to NEVER work for Wagner, otherwise you may never get paid.
the same with me, Wagner is due to pay 1200 USD since November 2018 but they are not answering my e-mails. Should we start common legal action against them? Seems to be a well thought out system functioning for many years.
I started a legal action in September 2018, via a French debt collection company based in France (but working at the international level) and the task is hard.
I called them a few days ago to know their results and they replied that all the postal mail they sent was bounced back to them as the address in Germany no longer valid is!!
I'm trying to find where to locate Wagner but this is hard. It is obvious that Wagner does anything possible to not being contacted or found.
Why didn't they try to contact the company through its registered agent?
The address is
COHEN TAUBER SPIEVACK & WAGNER LLP
757 THIRD AVENUE, 19TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10017
Hi Radim! Nice to meet you. I am owed $2,300 dollars from them myself. Several other translators and I have joined together and have put a plan in motion, but we need more affected translators to make it work. It seems like Wagner is betting on our inability to come together and form one larger case against them. Please contact me at my provided email to fill you in!
Are still looking for more translators affected? Because I would like to join all of you. I'm still waiting for a pending invoice from 2018 and this year, and not answering.
I've claimed via Paypal, but I think it will happen nothing. My email address is email@example.com
Please add me to whatever plan there is to get back at these guys. I also did not get paid this year and I am furious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe you must be very patient. I got paid about 16 months too late. Just send your invoices each day to them and tell them, you will involve a collecting agency to get your money. Could help.
I am also an affected translator who has worked many times for Wagner International. The company owes me close to $8000 if I add it all up. I kept working for them because I liked the work and I enjoyed getting the experience. However, after almost five years with no response from the payment department I am fed up and I’d like to help with pursuing legal action against them.
Hi Floriane! Nice to meet you. I am owed $2,300 dollars from them myself. Several other translators and I have joined together and have put a plan in motion, but we need more affected translators to make it work. It seems like Wagner is betting on our inability to come together and form one larger case against them. Please contact me at my provided email to fill you in!
It's sad, I have also been scammed by this company. I did 2 projects for them in June 2020, and up to this moment they haven't paid. They are ever asking me to resend the invoices because their accountant is no longer working with them or they the haven't received them yet. Last October they tried to pursuade me to do another project for them, but I told them that unless they paid me the previous amount 280$, I wouldn't take the new project. They ended up sending me a fake screenshot of Paypal transaction as a prove that they did pay me in September. They were not even smart at lying because the figure they had on the screenshot was 18$ only. Since I have no hope of being paid, I decided to reach the owners of the documents and inform them that these guys don't pay and hence they should reconsider on whether to engage the company in future projects.
This company has been ripping off translators for years. I am surprised that some translators do not check the Blue board before accepting projects.
Viviana might be lucky to get paid but not me. I did one job for them in May this year and until now they did not pay. They replied my email at the beginning until I told them that I will report to all blacklist websites. Don't do any work for this company.
I just got paid last night. It's the same day I posted this problem. It's quite unbelievable. However, I still suggest to stay away from this company.
I’m working with them mainly for the combination English to German. Sometimes I’ll have to send nice reminders but I always got paid. I recommend them and will continue my collaboration.
You belong to the rare and lucky people working with Wagner Consulting, Chris.
Good for you and I hope you'll keep being satisfied.
I personally belong to the people who don't have that chance. Wagner Consulting has been oowing me US$1,715 since 2010...
...OWING not oowing, sorry..
Why don´t you work things out with them, they are great people there. Ask them if they can suggest something. I don´t know what happened, but knowing them there must have been an issue. Maybe you can actually see if they are willing to come up with a solution, and then take it from there.
They suggest a solution: they'd like me to work again for them!
Honestly, how could I work again for a company who's been owing me 1715,05 American dollars for 8 years!!
All the agencies I usually work with can testify that I am an easy going person, always willing to understand and be patient when there's no other way.
I've been patient since 2010...It's more than I can take. If this company is so successful, if it's the "leading, reputed and a trusted multilingual service company as well as media agency" they claim to be on their homepage, then they should have the necessary amount to pay me.
However, and based on the recent exchanges that I had with Ullah (since Mr Wagner no longer wants to be in touch with me), the only but drastic method seems be the debt collection agency...
Pardon me Chris; but you are more than naïve with Wagner. Just by being lucky this far, that doesn't mean the rest of us have not tried all things to make any arrangement with Wagner to received the payment!!!!
You lie like them lies.
I did work (Eng-Ger-Eng) for over 8000 USD
They paid me 1200 (2 months late) and are already late with the second payment. The Project Managers (most of them) are great, but the payment team sucks. I hope I will get paid eventually...
I THINK THAT ALL THIS PEOPLE WHICH WRITE I WAS PAYED ARE FROM WAGNER AGENCY.
I DONT THINK THAT THEY PAY SOMEONE.
IS THE SAME SCHEME WITH EVERYONE.
DID SOMEONE LIVE IN NEW YORK? HOW CAN WE DO A PROCCED LEGALLY? THEY ARE LIEING PEOPLE EVERYDAY
I agree that Viviana was lucky to get paid by Wagner Corp., I do strongly believe it is due to the service: simmultaneous translation.
Hello. I made a simultaneous translation job for the company Wagner International during the month of April. I had some trouble with the payment being done, it was not an easy task. Neverthless, three months after, finally Wagner did pay. At last!!! They have good intentions, probably they lack inner organization and have some trouble making the payment on time, however, they do pay. My advice to those who have problems with the company in issues related with payments, is to be patient and try to solve things using dialogue. There is also some personnel in the Facebook page, that is willing to collaborate and give solutions to this type of problems. Contact them in case you dont seem to receive enough support from the other members of the company, they are honest and help out with this type of issues.So you believe it's reasonable not to pay a translator for three months? This company seems to undercut other agencies by 50% or more, constantly has new employees, and doesn't reply to any billing inquiries. They owe me 150 Euros and I know I will never see them because they are a bunch of crooks, especially the owners. There is something about Eastern Europeans running translation agencies that just doesn't spell honesty. I have had to experience this on several occasions now.
this is a fake message from Wagner itself. They are a fraudulent company.
Viviana, please can you tell me how you managed that they payed you?
Hi, I am not paid by Wagner and it is incredible that someone is being paid, even late??. Communication with this company is an impossible task. You mail project managers, company site contact mails. nothing... it is a black hole.
To be honest @Ivan Todorov I am also surprised that they paid me. I thought it was a dead end. Continue emailing them and post reviews on Glassdoor and TrustPilot, and Google. Maybe this is why they contacted me after all. Because I posted negative reviews about them in those platforms.
Wagner Consulting is owing me the total amount of USD 126,00. The invoice is now overdue and they simply don't answer my emails.
I did this job on August the 20th, the invoice was sent and nothing...
They're the tough kind.
I contacted a debt collector two months ago to try and get my money and it's hard for them too...
Hello dear Floriane:
I would like you to share the debt collector contact data to ask the same collecting service, if possible.
Thank you very much for that excellent thought, and for sharing it at this forum.
Ps. Once I clarified and supported my claim Wagner never reply, nor carry out any payment in my case. Conclusion: Wagner Corp. pays by miracle or by caprice, only. Better to stay away from this company.
Oh! It is a shame to read about that. I had some small hope the debt collector to be a solution for our misfortune with Wagner corp. Thank you very much for sharing your debt collector news with us. That depicts the real type of management and corp,. Wagner shamefully is. Terrible company in deed.
Hello Isabel: that's not new nor surprising from Wagner corp. They are very nice by e-mail, seeming comprehensive and supportive in the beginning. Then, they just never reply any more. I got to know about this website just by chance, after finding Wagner being banned at proz.com. I tried to get paid, and I only got cheap excuses and pretextes from the payroll person. The result: payment not received yet..
Hey, nice to meet you. I am owed $2,300 dollars from them myself. Several other translators and I have joined together and have put a plan in motion, but we need more affected translators to make it work. It seems like Wagner is betting on our inability to come together and form one larger case against them. Please contact me at my provided email to fill you in!
THEY ARE LIERS.
I WAS WAITING MY PAYMENT SINCE OM AUGUST AND STILL I DONT HAVE NOTHING.
IS SOMEONE LAWYER HERE? ARE THEY FROM NEW YORK? IS THE ADRESS CORRECT? DIS ANYBODY KNOW A WAY HOW TO GET THE MONEY BACK? THEY USE STRONG DATELINES AND I HAVE WORKED SO MUCH...
I had much the same experience 10-12 years ago. I did a lot of work for them for a year or so and at first thought that they were a decent client. Then the payments started coming later and later, but after I asked what was going on they came. I did several more big jobs for them, thinking that we had a good relationship, but after an inordinate amount of time without payment and numerous unanswered emails, I finally threatened legal action. By then I had long since stopped accepting any more jobs. I finally did get paid most of what I was owed (several thousand dollars), and they even had the nerve to ask me if I were interested in more projects. The reason I'm making this post now after so many years is because they just contacted me a day or so ago (different project manager) about working for them again. I notice that they have been banned from ProZ and judging from the recent posts that I have seen on-line, it doesn't look like much has changed. So needless to say I told them I had no desire to work with them again. In my personal opinion, I think that this outfit would be a good one to stay away from!
Wagner did not solve an international bank transfer payment for my services, notifying they didn't received the returned bank transfer they did. It's not replying my request e-mail messages. I was fired from one job position there for being victim of work moral harrassment.I denounced that situation as a victim, and they decided to end my contract instead.
Some Ullah person replied to my message here...So here is mine to her or him....
So, I haven't done anything and my case is closed? I made no efforts at all? What nerve!
Thanks for letting me know because I emailed Mr Wagner last week to try and get some news and I've been expecting his reply since then, which I haven't received yet! So surprising....
I emailed Mr Wagner a huge number of times over the years and never got any satisfying reply from him. He's nothing more but a liar, and a very good one. Every reply I got from him was "Don't worry, we're working on your case and you'll have your payment very soon, we take this very seriously". Nothing but lies, all the time.
I ended up threatening Mr Wagner, I told him that I would sue him. This had no impact on him, he never cared. He went on with his lies.
He told me that the client had been sued and let me know the name of the sollicitor in charge, whom I emailed to get a confirmation and I NEVER heard anything from this so-called lawyer. And here is another lie!
Moreover, the problem has been lasting not for 5 years but for 8 years, since October 2010!
I'm not the only one to complain about Mr Wagner, many people have been complaining for many years too, Mr Wagner's company is considered a bad payer and a scam. The reports on the Translatorscafé and the ratings on Proz speak for themselves.
Don't try and fool anyone out there, your company and its boss is definitely not reliable.
you provided a wrong bank account to us and your payment bounced. You have been re-issued in a timely manner the payment to your account, minus the banking fees that your bank took for the payment. Nonetheless, we can forward you telling the firm that you actually did send an old account. We even shared the costs on this. Nonetheless, all the best to you.
Dear Wagner Payroll,
I always provided the correct data for the bank transfer in all e-mail messages sent to Wagner.
Your company stopped attending my bank transfer requests.
Thus, I use this resource since you never write to my e-mail address about anything.
My bank acknowledges to transfered back the money to your bank's company, and your company claims never received that money back.
I provide supportive documents issued from my local bank attached here.
Please check my local Bank transfer issued tracking result as image document.
My local bank PDF includes the transfer code of the transaction wiring back the money to Wagner's bank in the US.
Please bear in mind I have been requesting to transfer my money again since April 2018 related to your last money transfer of December 2017 year.
There is clear evidence Wagner has my money to proceed carrying out the corresponding bank transfer again.
There is no evidence of claiming other false, or wrong data provided by me or my local Bank as Wagner claims.
I expect you solve this issue during the course of the next week, at once.
Thank you in advance hoping to solve this problem your company overlooked.
No, because most agencies are reliable and trustworthy. They are honest to you and pay you right on time.
However, you still have to be careful and the best thing to do before starting a collaboration with a new agency is to seek information on the Internet via websites like this one or other ones like the Translatorscafé or Proz.
Better miss a job than start one that you will in the end lead you to payment (and therefore trust) issues. If you have to fight to get paid for the very first job you get, then don't go on with the agency.
Wagner Consulting International are notorious non-payers and they have been at it for years.
I did not consider this advice and today I have problems to get my money.
Thank you for the wise advice.
I am happy to tell you that this message that I had posted is no longer to be considered, because Wagner has settled all my account and be patient as I have been and I think that within a reasonable time, you will receive the payment of your invoices.
Since June I have been waiting for a payment from Wagner international!
What to do when a Company does n't pay?
Thanks for your reply
I only hope Chris, and whoever is unlucky enough to be contacted to translate for Wagner corp., keeps on reading all these negative reviews of Wagner corp., to stop denying the reality, and beware of one undeniable fact: WAGNER DOES NOT PAY!!!!!
I`m working with the team of Wagner for several years now, and they make up for anything by providing a constant workflow. they are not the fastest, but have you looked at other companies or scammers? I´d choose Wagner over any other company all the time! And haters hate, right?
I´m working with them for almost 1 year, never any issue. I enjoy working with their team, who are also very helpful and friendly.
I agree with the positive posters, I’ve been a big fan of this company. Read their guidelines and all is just fine. Also, they all reply, a friendly and support you. Why do they need to teach you about how to invoice them, they helped me out in the beginning when I clearly screwed up, but you should be able to actually do this yourself.
I agree that they are tricky to get a hold of when it comes to paying, but if you tell them in a nice way, eventually you will get paid. I have been paid 4 months in a row now.
You may be one of the rare exceptions that prove the rule!
I had to contact a debt collector to get my money and the business is not an easy one!
I'm happy to hear that some of the people who have worked with Wagner have had good experiences and have actually been paid, yet I'm baffled by the condescending tone some of the positive posters take. Non-payment from Wagner is not simply a matter of incorrect invoicing, nor does it help to be positive and try to work things out. I accepted several assignments from them, was nothing but professional, delivered on time, even when they changed the original assignment several times. I then invoiced, and heard nothing back. I've resent the invoices several times, to everyone I had contact info to, and not a single person ever responded. Yesterday, after going through their website yet again and contacting even more people, I finally got a snooty reply from their invoices department saying they had never received anything from me. I was never given a separate contact for sending invoices, in fact, no one at Wagner has ever replied to any email from me after I sent them the final files I was working on.
It's all well and good claiming that people just need to "be nice and talk things over", but first of all, if nobody is willing to talk back, that's not an option, and secondly, we have all performed a service for Wagner. We are entitled to get paid in a timely manner, and we shouldn't have to beg and plead for that. I doubt that I will ever see the money they owe me, but I will keep chasing it.
Hi, Wagner is only paying people they need. ie only if you are worth keeping around in their mind, they will actually pay you. They have paid me after over a month of daily emails, they owe me about 6k USD now. They pay translators about 20-30% of the budget they get (or less). I have contact to many PMs and befriended some of them. they allways come up with stories about big clients not paying them, or issues with the bank or payoneer or something else.
firstname.lastname@example.org (ask for Natalia)
Spam them at all addresses, best of luck,I hope we will all get paid.
Hi PAki! Nice to meet you. I am owed $2,300 dollars from them myself. Several other translators and I have joined together and have put a plan in motion, but we need more affected translators to make it work. It seems like Wagner is betting on our inability to come together and form one larger case against them. Please contact me at my provided email to fill you in!
In short, toxic company, highly disrespectful, and deserves an audit from the IRS with its corresponding banning & fine. Wagner simply steals money from it's LSP vendors. My hope is the U.S. government shuts down that scam type of company
Did the debt collector show effect?
Not yet as for me... It may take a lot of time...
I worked with Wagner between Dec. 2016 and Nov. 2018. They almost paid with 1-2 months delay. But since April 2018, their payment morale became worse. I had to send reminder emails to the invoice@.. more than three times to get paid one invoice. The invoices of October and November 2018 are still pending. Natalia promised at the end of year to process the payment in January. Then, she said in February they had a bank issue. Since then, I get only automatic replies. No real reaction. I don't know what to do.
I worked for them and am about to get my final payment, you need to bombard them with emails, everyone, natalia, the project managers everyone, they will not pay you orherwise.
I think we have to act.
You know Wagner takes us all for animals.
I will circulate a petition that we will send to the President of the United States.
Because Wagner Consulting works against US government interest. Let me explain: the government wants less to immigrate to the US, and that is why it funds development aid programs. But Wagner Consulting on his side for people coming over to the US by not paying them their salary. In addition we are professionals, so Wagner Consulting abuses us unlike the labor legislation.
So I will send you a petition.
Those who agree will be able to contact Adobe and we will forward it to the various labor regulatory agencies in the US and also to the US President on his Twitter account hoping he will read it and act.
Sorry Jeff but the President of the USA doesn't care about our problems with Wagner! What I did a few months ago was to get a debt collector on their track but it's not easy. I don't know if I will eventually get the 1,800 euros Wagner's been owing me since 2009.
Maybe if more people around the world who worked for Wagner did the same, there could be a result, but, to be honest, I'm not that sure.
These guys are tough...
As I said I got my almost 9000 USD from them (in pieces and over half a year, but I got them) just pressure them and threaten to sue (get a lawyer if possible)
Sorry to disappoint you, but they probably won't pay... These people are in no way reliable.
They owed me almost 9000 USD, you need to preassure them, all of them, all day every day, and they will pay. It is a very scummy and unprofessional agency.
Natalia told me I could receive the payment on February 10th and also told me because of the problem of bank, I didn’t receive it, I still didn’t receive it. Since then, I get only automatic replies, too...
I don't know what to do.
I am sorry to tell you that, you should just now end your collaboration with them. As thing started like that, you are not going to receive your payment.
So please end now before having problem an amount of $2000 not paid, like me.
But good luck if you want to continue working with them.
Hi Jeff! Nice to meet you. I am owed $2,300 dollars from them myself. Several other translators and I have joined together and have put a plan in motion, but we need more affected translators to make it work. It seems like Wagner is betting on our inability to come together and form one larger case against them. Please contact me at my provided email to fill you in!
Don't work for Wagner. They do not pay!
Don't work for YYZ Translations, They do not pay. I did several translations for them and they only promise to pay after 2-3 months. It passed more than 10 months, and the only money I received was USD 22 and it was when they needed my next service and they paid it so that they could make me do other urgent tasks for them. All their works are urgent but there is no payment.
Good day , Sorry to hear about your difficulties with payments , has it been sorted and if it was please do remove the review
Whom you still want to cheat. Still waiting for 650 US dollars.
Whom you still want to cheat. Still waiting for 650 US dollars.I've worked with YYZ Translation on Malay Transcription project in April 2020 and I did got my pay. If you work under a manager, possibly they missed your name or your manager have swap everything.
They are cheats, I know many of their former employees that left when they realized what the company is doing. There are multiple lawsuits against them.
Wagner Consulting International is not paying for the job I've done since August 09, 2020. Promised me to pay in 30 days, but until now they never pay me, I've written many emails to them, but they never responded to any of my emails.
The name of the vendor manager is QUDRAT ULAH, and Head of Human Resource name is Gleice Coreia.
I wish I've seen this before I did the job for them. This company doesn't pay the translators.....
Honestly just contact a debt collection agency, send them the invoice they will take care of it and charge you 3-10% once it is done.
Should have received payments end of February 2019 and end of March 2019.
When following up, never got any reply from their "invoice" email nor from the "project managers".
Gino wrote on 4th April as following:
I hope this email finds you well.
We are aware that there have been delays in the payments and we apologize about that above all.
We have been facing a particular situation with the shutdown and the payment back from the clients.
We understand this should not affect you directly but now I am contacting to try and make sure I have all the information necessary to help the Accounting Department regularize the situation as soon as possible.
Natalya hasn’t been replying lately due to this hence I am collecting this information to send it to her and my Manager.
I will ask you please if you can send me your unpaid invoices and the date on which you sent each so that I can enter it in our systems manually.
I understand I might have asked for this already but I am trying to find the easiest way to help with this situation and have the payments leave soon.
I’ll expect your email back and update you the minute I have one.
Gino Martin Toti Bilanovich
Head of US Divisions
I re-sent my pending invoices to him. But still nothing has happened.
And you never will. They stole a payment from me, due to a refund made by mistake of my local bank.
They invent cheap excuses, and they are banned at Proz.com. Bad company with a terrible reputation at the Translation Market.
Finally, and shamefully, welcome to the sad group of translators robbed by Wagner, worldwide.
That is a very sad way to look at it, they paid me almost 9000 USD by now (with big delays) but they did, just keep on writing, preassure and do not stop doing so, and you will see results.
Gino is actually one of the few good people over there, he was very helpful to me, and the collaboration with him has been great. He assisted me with getting paid as best he could.
I got this mail aswell. Nothing has happened. He promised me payment last week...
I just got paid 2000 USD after a few moths of delays
Great. Quite better than nothing.
My invoices are still pending. Gino wrote yesterday replying to my question: 'I have no information yet, that is the only reason why I haven’t contacted you yet.
Everything is stabilizing and payments are already starting to leave but I cannot assure the day myself, I am ccing Accounting too.'
I have been writing to your company for more than a year and cannot get the money against my invoices. Yesterday you replied to me asking to send all my invoices to your accounting. They have them all received several times but they won't reply and pay. The amount is not great for you but for me it is a month's budget. So please consider paying to me ASAP. It is really a shame to postpone and to make people wait for what they have earned.
Hope for understanding
Please give me Gino Toti's email. Wagner owes me a payment for the translations I have made for them and have not yet been paid.
Hi there! Nice to meet you. I am owed $2,300 dollars from them myself. Several other translators and I have joined together and have put a plan in motion, but we need more affected translators to make it work. It seems like Wagner is betting on our inability to come together and form one larger case against them. Please contact me at my provided email to fill you in!
And yet another translator here without due payment.
The assignment was done in November and invoiced at the end the month. No payment yet. I have contacted the invoicing department as well as the project manager, no reply.
They started paying, I got a total of 9000 USD another colleague got his 500 (after 5 months). Just keep on trying and dont cry on forums, but rather send wagner a few extra mails
How did you get them to pay you? I have written over 300 emails, no one is replying, except Gino, who never have anything new to say except excuses...
Gino helped me most, he actually is a decent guy. I emailed them, involved a debt collection agency, and threathened to contact their clients (they work for bigg agencies, they charge up to 10+ cent / Word from them btw)
I am out of US and I will like to know if I can also involve a debt collector even if I am out of US.
Sure, just google it, they take 10-30% of the amount they recover.
I got a mail from gino, stating that my missing payment was an urgent matter at a meeting. Still nothing heard. Has anybody actually gotten their payment?
I didn't search this name before accepting the jobs. Wow, after the invoice is past due, I started writing emails to them but no reply. So I guess they are scammers. Please be awared that they will contact you directlt via email. They looked professional when they gave you info about how to invoice.
As I said many times before, I got almost 10.000 USD from them, just stay on it....
Stay on it is better said than done!
They haven't paid me in 10 years!!!!!!!
This comapny "Wagner consulting international" does not pay people for their work
I worked with as a translator and didn't get my money
Yes,indeed, Wagner is non-payer company. They simply keep on posting jobs, in spite of asking about the past payment to every job poster at Wagner
Wagner Consulting LLC did not pay me for the translation job I did for them and does not reply to my e-mails.
This is an agency that does not respect the ethics of our profession. I never pays.
Unfortunately, I also have a bad experience with them. Owe me USD 170. I have sent a couple of e-mails to them and they have not bothered to reply.
Happened to me too. They owe me more than 600 $. But funny, they still are sending jobs which I deny stating that they should pay my overdue invoices first.
Happen to me too.
I've been scammed too...
I have started the cooperation with them approximately 3 years ago. All the tasks were paid every time in past, despite the payments were delayed and I had to send them tons of emails.
However, this time I am waiting for the payment already from May, and still nothing. They don't even bother to reply to my emails.
Just once, I have received a formal reply from Ullah Qudrat saying that they will look at the issue...
My PM was Luis Adrian Perez.
Last time they told me that my PM is on the vacation so he cannot reply to my email.
It's just all scam. They owe me "only" 44 USD, but it counts anyway.
Now I am trying to write bad reviews on them wherever I can.
GUYS, I'VE BEEN JUST PAID!
This is really interesting. Just a few hours after writing my complaint here on the forum, I have received the payment...
Before that, I have contacted Wagner via their Facebook page, and they replied in an hour. They asked me again for the project number I did, and they passed my issue to their people. It's really interesting, since no one cared of me for months, and now, they have solved it in a few hours. My heart is on its place now again.
Guys, I hope you will receive your payments soon too.
For me, it was a long and exhausting fight, but finally it is over and at least I know that I will not accept any other project from them...
I've handled a project for this company 4 months ago and did not received yet my payment. I've contacted them many times in vain. They keep sending me projects to work on, but I suspended my collaboration with them till get paid.
Just to say that I'm in this circle as you all.
I've translated several documents/projects and never got paid.
I've sent emails and emails, but no one even found the curtesy to respond to me, but they keep sending me projects as nothing happened.
If you need my details or anything to blacklist them, feel free to contact me.
I am also facing the same thing, they owe me more than $2500 dollars and now I noticed they are not even replying to my emails, is there a place where we can report this issues
Also, I had to deal with the non-payment of previous translation service regarding this company "Wagner Consulting International". Despite numerous messages and reminders, the bill from April 2019 has not been paid yet.
Numerous reminders have been sent to the e-mails email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org;
With the result, that I have never received an answer from Wagner Consulting International.
With the exception of further job invitations to ("translate for free")
I wrote them a message on facebook, took 4 hours, and then i got paid. Been waiting half a year for that payment, including several emails.
I received their email for doing more task, I said I didn't receive the payment last time (last year)...finally I receive the payment because they wanted me to do more task....Of course, I didn't do it ^^. The email responsed me is email@example.com
I have written twice on their FB page, with no answer received.
Finally received a short response to a question regarding my registered e-mail through their FB site some days ago. Have given them the answer and resend a reminder again yesterday and is on status waiting again.
This agent did not pay 35 USD.
Go to hell.
Keep off from Wagner Consulting as they fall under non-payers list that ruin translators for not paying and either for not responding back.
I have been engaged by Gino Martin Toti Bilanovich on November with email address firstname.lastname@example.org as my program manager from Wagner Consulting. I have handled 2626 words for them and delivered the job in a timely manner. Though what they owe me is little ($183) I feel disgusted about their unprofessional behavior and why they chose to tarnish the name of their company and business.
Anyways, I can do without $183 but my advice to Wagner Consulting management is they shouldn't stain the good name of other reputable and professional American companies out there who lead by example.
My advise to cheated translators like me is to first check reviews of non-payers companies list before collaborating any translation company for assignment. It is quiet daunting not paying a translator who used all his/her energy and mind to translate.
unfortunately, I have to confirm the bad reputation of Wagner Consulting. They still have to pay me the amount of an old invoice dtd Jan. 2019. It was useless to remind them over and over again. And more than that, they kept on sending me e-mails for other jobs for several months last year. At the beginning of mny collaboration with them, everything was rather ok, but in the end it turned out to be a very frustrating and annoying experience.
Thanks for reading me
I used to have nothing but good things to say about them, I used to work for them without issues. I did jobs for around 400 USD and was paid. Then I did one for 900 USD and was not paid in time. I asked them about it and they told me that the person who is in charge of it was sick. I waited another week and asked again, no reply from Swagner or Gino. It has been about a month now. Not sure how they sleep at night. If anyone is suing them let me know.
I worked with them on a big and urgent project. I gave them an estimate on the amount of work I can do in a very limited time they gave me and suggested they hire another translator. In the end they claimed the other translator abandoned work and asked me to translate their part as well, but the translation was done so badly that I seriously doubt an actual human worked on it. I think they just tried using a machine translation. Anyway, long story short the person in charge of payment was one of the rudest people I worked with. She ignored my emails for months and then finally made the payment 3-4 months late. I realize I'm lucky to get paid at all, but yeah I'm not sure how agencies like that stay in business at all after so many bad reviews.
Same they did with me at some point, good luck!
I stand by every word in this message. They owe me 350$, not a big deal, but still..Such a dissapointing experience. I would be willing to join a petition (email@example.com). I have also written to a professional translators association, maybe they will be of some help. we will see.
Dear collegues, I stand by every word in this message. They owe me $350. Very dissapointing experience I had never had before. I have sent a message to the professional translators' association asking for advice. we will see...meanwhile I would be willing to join a petition (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have been asked to transcribe for less than a hour and have not been paid. I owe them around $1200. In my history of 11 years of freelancing, this is the first time, I came across any such non professional company.
I also haven't been paid for several projects I did for them years ago. Luckily the sum is much less than your's, but of course I would like to receive it nonetheless. Gino wrote me that he will talk to Natalia, but I never heard from him again. Natalia doesn't reply at all. I am thinking of getting a debt collector. Has anyone an idea if it is possible to hire one debt collector for several of us, or better to do it each one separately?
Hello to all! I am so sorry to read this! I worked for Wagner for a couple of years and had sooo many issues with getting paid that I ended up not accepting any more projects from them. A piece of advise, or what actually worked for me, is I contacted the Comission for Human Rights, Workers' Rights Division. Strangely enough, this is one of the clients and when I told Wagner that I had done this, guess what!? They paid the amount in full IMMEDIATELY. Of course, they also did threaten me for "breach of confidentiality agreement" which was illegal on their end, but I can tell you this much, contact the Best Business Bureau in the United States, or directly contact Human Rights... they do respond...
I hope you are OK.
Please, this is just to let you know that we are forming an action group against Wagner and we would like to contact all its previous clients, the certification company who gave them certifications, all the translators and the platform where they use to hire Freelancers.
We also wish to file a complaint against the company for breach of trust, fraud, breach of trust, extortion, and forgery and use of forgery. Another count is added to this list for this pending complaint: trading in influence.
We formed an f = group the last time and Wagner paid us all. We were at least 20 people.
So the more translators who join the legal action, the more impact it will have.
If you want, you can send me your email, if you want to participate in this action at email@example.com
This address is not a false address.
So send us your participation letters.
I assure you, the last time we were all paid.
Looking forward to receiving you participation agreement.
Hi there. I would also like to join in your action against Wagner. They haven't been responding to my emails ever since I sent them translation. They owe me 150 USD. Please let me know what can I do to join you.
I Know from a source within Wagner that they are aware of this thread and that they will start posting fake "positive messages" on here.
So take every sudden praise or claims of a positive relationship with them, with a big grain of salt.
This very message was posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Who seems to be a reseller of translations (not a translator) and the only traces to this email address are related to scams...
So think twice who uses it and who posted this.
DEAR WAGNER, PLEASE AT LEAST TRY HARDER.
The user "MIRIAM" on this forum works for Wagner Itl.
Look at her deleting her post now she got exposed ...
I´m not deleting anything, which you can´t do... You have some serious issues @Markus!
Ahahahah MIRIAAAAAM, I appreciate you trying a bit more, but you are not dealing with idiots here, I do not claim things I can not prove ;)
Oh look, I made a screenshot...
OMG Markus, then someone deleted my entries from TranslationDirectory, but it was not me! Grow up!
This is an update to my previous message. I was contacted by their invoicing team this week and I got the payment after waiting for more than 2 months.
Yeah they contacted me a few days back too, saying I will get paid, although they do not owe me anything lol.
Haha, yes, I got also the email with you mentioned as recipient. Wagner tries now to distract all of us by promising to pay. I am waiting since Wednesday for this payment. The girl from Wagner always tells that the money left their account. Haha. what a blatant lie.
I received a mail from Wagner some days ago, asking me for invoices due (2018) and they replied they are checking ... Now, let's see what will happen.
You will receive a small part of the money the owe you probably, these are stalling so people do not move forward.
Continue dreaming. Got this email 2 weeks ago. Had to send my invoices again. Since then, no payment at all. The "accountant" only tells that they transferred. But since one week no money received from them.
I also have unsettled payments with that company.
And backing material will be provided as required. Hope it will be settled promptly.
I also have unsettled payments with that company.
And backing materials will provided as necessary.
Hope it will be settled soon including compensation for all the derivative damages.
I have gotten a bit of money a few days ago, about 300USD maybe 15% of the total invoice amount, but I am sure they won't pay any more...
I have gotten 120€ for translating over 50k words, and even that I only got after persistantly messaging them for over 2 weeks asking for my payment.
This company is a joke.
Wait, what? You were only paid 120 Euros for a project that big? Wth!?
They were always late with payments to the point where it's beyond rude and incompetent. Last time I worked for them was in January and I still didn't get paid for it. I've sent them numerous emails, making sure to include the PM (Quadrant Ullah) in the emails and this guy has the guts to keep sending me projects to work on (usually small ones no one else would work on). I have honestly never worked for an agency that unprofessional. My advice is to just decline any projects from them and eventually they will run out of translators to scam.
Hey Danijela, I am the op of the group suing post.
I have received my payment and I have been helping other victims who has not received what they deserve. I’m more than happy to help you too. Please send me an email or whatsapp message so that I can help you!!
My dear I would like to know what to do to get paid.
Are you still helping people who have not been paid?
It's not that much, only $135, but I'd still like my money. The first job was at the end of October, the second at the end of December 2021.
Yes, I am still helping people to get paid. Please give me an email or WhatsApp.
Thank you for the fast reply, my email address is: email@example.com
P.S. I have an auto-reply on email that I am taking time off and not taking jobs, please ignore this reply, I am of course interested in getting my invoice paid.
Thank you K for the help, they did pay me now.
Same here. I did a rush job for them, invoiced in October 2020, with an invoicing amount of US$ 500. After writing several emails to Gio, I got an answer, stating that he was out of office and that he is forwarding the request to his manager. Since then, nothing. No answer, no nothing. So if you guys plan to get a group together in suing them, count me in.
I fell victim of this company too. They don't owe me a lot of money because I stopped accepting jobs when I realized they were not paying me. I wrote anywhere I could. I sent emails to the managers asking for clarifications every time they sent me a new job offer. I wrote multiple times to the invoice team. I wrote on facebook and now to the NY email too.
I got no reply, so if anyone is thinking to start a legal action of some sort, I'm in.
I have no tolerance for crooks.
i experienced the company incompetent and crooked. they sounded dealing with some US government agencies, so it would be good in general to let their clients know about this kind of abusive practice, to stop them.They don't seem to have expertise and commonsense either.
So let their clients know about this.
Dont know if they still work with them but here are some I remember:
Sascha Waagner, as far as I know you are the company director and it is you who is responsible for paying to us. Why are you giving this list of your clients? Shall we take the money from them? We were not signing any contract with them. So please, do your best to pay to us against our work.
LOOKING FOR NON PAID TRANSLATOR FOR GROUP SUING
They owe me too. I started working for them in May and have never been paid. I looked up on the Internet and I found many many people who never got paid. I have spoken with labor lawyers in NY, where Wagner International is located, and they said I can start filing up the case even if I am in outside of the USA. I can't believe this company has been working over 10 years. As a broke translator (because of this @hole non paying company), I want to make this a big deal. I want to make this as a group suing case. My lawyer is willing to start a group case. So, translators whoever Wager owes money, please please hit me up. I, We need you. I already have some people who joined me. Please join us.
My email : groupsuingwagner @ gmail . com
+ I have a similar experience of group suing which ended up getting paid. Please trust me.
+ In my personal opinion, I think writing reviews of Wager won't really help. We need to let their clients and future clients know they have worked with a terrible company so they won't work with them again. It's a funny thing that my PM Qudrat Ullah never responded my email until I said " I will directly talk to your clients". He responded me in 11 minutes. VERY PROFESSTIONAL.
Let's do it! Even if it takes years, but hopefully less.
While I worked for Wagner (who owe me in excess of USD500) a person named Qudrat Ullah was particualrly rude and obnoxious.
It is very sad to see this guy going through life with such a low moral standards, and being rewarded all sorts of sponsorships from international education establishments:
PS. He also started his own "Avalon Translations" company in London, however it seems dormant:
Also, this company in London lists an associate of Qudrat Ullah names Peter Scheidt, whereas when we take a look at Proz.com, the company's director is called Peter Albert:
And this Peter Albert registered as recently as April 2022 (4 months ago), so the scam seems to be going on:
It all adds up to me that Qudrat Ullah is scamming as has always been, yet nowadays not for Wagner, but started his own operation.
One more trace of this Qudrat Ullah's associate:
And Avalon's youtube, where they claim they have "combined" 90 years experience:
Moreover, the London address is – obviously – a virtual office by the company that offers "fully inclusive company registration services".
Can you tell me your e-mail address? I can help you to get your money. They did pay me in the end.
I'd be more than OK to join a suing group...
This said, I was part of a suing group for another agency (Veritas Solution Languages, no longer exists) two years ago. We did all we could to get our money back and the result was a total zero. As far as I am concerned, they owned me around 7,000 sterling pounds that I will never get. Still drives crazy by the way!
So... Even though I don't want to sound a prophet of doom, I have no certainty at all that we will win against Wagner... But, still, let's give it a try.
I didn't get my money too
Please can somebody help me how can I get them ?
I threatened them that I would tell their clients how badly they treat the translators. Then they paid me.
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