Scam Alert

Although of course you technically don't know if a translation or interpretation offer is a scam until you have been scammed, this one seems to be pretty obvious. We will go out on a limb here saying it's a scam, so please be careful. We are very concerened about the increase in fraudulent inquiries that our colleagues have been receiving. We also receive quite a few, and wanted to share this one with you. It's come from several names and e-mail addresses: Auto-Check Ltd Special Recruitment Agency ( and Charlene Chuang ( The text is as follows:
I will like to use this medium to introduce our agency to you, we are into special recruitment for our clients that require special and personal services.

We read through your profile and decided to enquire from you, if you will be able to do the service for our client whom will be needing your service in the united states for interpreting service comes july 25th 2010.

I will like you to send me all your resume so that we can do our credit check to the below, and know if you will be the right person for the client so that we can proceed.

Also I will like to know your number of hours you do embark on a job and your hourly charges and also if you can travel within the states in the united states as well

Thanking you in anticipation.


Mrs Ellen Klein
Head,Recruit Dept
Auto-Check Ltd
Special Recruitment Agency
345 South Deeside Road,
AB12 5YP


Anonymous said...

Hi! I've also received a strange email today, from "jckbrown25". Anyone else?

bonnjill on June 26, 2010 at 9:13 PM said...

I received the same e-mail, Judy. I simply deleted it and didn't give it a second thought until now.

GG on June 27, 2010 at 10:41 AM said...

I received it too. These scammer are easy to recognize by many elements: Different names/addresses, bad English, short-termed assignments, and weird statements (as "a credit check"?!?)
It is important though to post these scams, in order to alert everybody.
Thank you Judy!

Tom Ellett on June 29, 2010 at 11:11 AM said...

Nobody from Aberdeen would write that kind of "English"! Broad Scots, maybe, but this is certainly not that!

Anonymous said...

I posted an add on craiglist for a rental property and have been corresponding with this Ellen Klein now for over a week, all the personal info given in the article, name, address, phone number, etc. were the same as she gave me. I just knew from the beginning something just wasn't right. One of the first things I thought also, no one from the UK would speak that way. I'm glad to have found this information.

Alex Eames on July 1, 2010 at 7:23 AM said...

Auto-check Ltd does not exist in the UK. You can search the companies house database at


Rose on December 2, 2010 at 7:39 PM said...

Are any other Brits here thoroughly amused by the scammer's attempts at regionalisation?


It looks like they need more than just translation services... :-)

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