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Be Aware of Translation Scams:

Many important documents are in need of translation in order to conduct business or provide services to the many limited English proficient (LEP) individuals living in the United States. Medical history, legal agreements, governmental aid applications amongst other important documentation, oftentimes need to be translated. As the demand for translation continues to rise, opportunities for people to take advantage of the need has developed through the creation of translation scams. Translator Scammers Directory (TSD), collects and exposes fake online translator profiles, resumes, CVs (curriculum vitae) and less than qualified language service companies posing as professionals. TSD published an annual report in 2017 that exposed over 5,055 fake ID’s and 13,455 fake email addresses belonging to translation scammers. TSD claims their tactics work, observing a decline in new scam ID’s being created over last three years. Collecting, exposing and publishing this information helps buyers of translation combat the negative outcomes of falling victim to a translation scam.

Most Common Translation Scam:

Individuals pose as freelance translators in order to be hired by professional language service companies (LSC). These “translators” have intentions of getting paid by a LSC in return for terrible translations or no translation at all. In some cases translation scammers will steal resumes and credentials from real professional translators and post “their” capabilities, hoping a language service company will give them work. Once the scammer gets the work it’s normally outsourced to a really cheap translator or completed using machine translation software, if the work is done at all. Once the translated project is complete and sent to the client, quality issues arise and when the buyer of translation confronts the language service company about the poor quality, the translation scammer can no longer be found. Scammers will change their email addresses quickly, once paid or after the translation is completed in order to continue to keep their true identity hidden. Translation scammers go to the extent of creating social network accounts, blogs and profiles on online translator forums so that when LSC’s do an online search before hiring, their identities seem real.

Prevent Falling into a Trap by Hiring a Professional Language Service Company:

The best way to combat the negative effects of translation scams is to hire a professional language service company. Professional language service companies have access to translators who are qualified, experienced and are reputable in the language service industry. Professional LSC’s take the time to ensure the translators they are outsourcing work to, are experienced and qualified to be able to complete translation projects with ease and accuracy. Rigorous editing and proofreading is conducted in order to ensure the client receives an accurate and concise translation. If you’re in need of translation services and want to ensure you avoid translation scams, Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a LSC, who has over 20 year of experience providing quality translation projects to clients all over the world. Their translators are highly accurate and precise, and will ensure that your project is executed with excellence. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with your translation, they will make any necessary corrections at no additional charge to your company. Their work is guaranteed with a $1 Million Errors & Omissions policy, this allows you to be confident your project will be completed with the highest level of quality and professionalism within the field.

Niki’s Int’l Ltd.’s Professional Translation Process:  

  • All translation projects are immediately reviewed upon receipt and a quote is provided to you the same day. This speedy quote process involves projects being evaluated by a senior translator and a project manager to develop a delivery timeline and budget that meets your requirements.
  • Once you approve the timeline and budget, their expert translators work diligently in collaboration with their proofreading team to deliver your completed product within the established timeline. Niki’s Int’l Ltd. does provide rush services should they be required; so please don’t hesitate to ask.
  • Your dedicated project manager will deliver your completed translation project on or before the scheduled delivery date. At this time our project manager will review the work completed and follow up with you to ensure you have received everything and are pleased with the work completed.

If you are in need of translation services and you want to ensure you’re not going to get scammed, hiring Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is your best bet. It’s evident when your working with professionals, it shows through the process, customer service and accuracy in the completed translation project. Falling victim to a translation scam doesn’t have to be a worry, contact Niki’s Int’l Ltd. today in order to be provided with optimal translation services.

Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise with 20 years of language service experience. A global network of highly skilled interpreters and translators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for on-site, telephonic and video remote interpretation services. Our linguists are available in over 350 languages and dialects, and our network includes certified interpreters and translators. Our work is guaranteed with a $1 Million Errors & Omissions policy, so that you can be confident that your project will be completed with the highest level of quality and professionalism within the field. For more information contact us at 1-877-567-8449 or visit our website at www.nilservices.com.