Sad stories was created to report payment practices,
payment practices of translation agencies, direct
clients payment practices, business practices,
payment reputation of translation
agencies and clients. Also to retaliate claims
with no substance of various dishonest claims on
various industries including translation agencies
and translators worldwide.

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 individuals make a profit on storing a database.
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Offering free Payment Practice in freelance
translation on the translation agency won't pay for
 your translation job.

Like in many industries, freelance translation work is
available,yet, some "scammers" "scum bags"
take advantage of the hard working
freelance translator and try to
scam him or her out with their lousy excuses for
not paying the translator or freelancer.

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 translation agencies, it was discovered that such information
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It can happen to you too! Some
 translation agency owners or direct clients
should work in Hollywood with their slimmy
"oh I am very so sorry for the inconvenience BS!"
Oh I have not received payment from the client
and as soon as I receive, I will pay you!

Do you really believe a translation agency
will get a job without an upfront payment?

Then, tell the translator that
he/shemust wait 30, 45, 60, 90 days to get paid?

Fight Back! Don't become the next victim from
a translation agency or direct client that will pay
you at their sweet time and display a
daisy like attitude!

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that refuse to pay or
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on who they
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These are the most common and louzy excuses

The following excuses are:

1.) D
o not answer phone calls
(hide behind voice mail)
2.) Hide behind the monitor.

 3) Pay via paypal, get the service, are
satisfied and then turn around and place a
charge back with a lousy excuse that the charge was
not authorized.

4) Make their own conclusions and set justice with
their own hands.

5) Never reply to email messages in
regards to the matter.

6) "Oh I need to wait the client pay me
so I can pay you bullshit.

7.) "Oh! We only pay within 90 days bullshit!"

8) "Oh! we do not use paypal, can you accept a "Check"?
(do you really believe that?)
 only issue checks that
bounces whenever one deposit, or even
"stew" you to believe that the check was indeed mailed.

7) All the imaginable "Oh!" I am very so sorry Bullshit
one can imagine
Translation agencies to believe all translators
are stupids or idiots

8) Shabby business practices on hold funds from customers
and releasing them at their own convenience. will tell you
that you are prone for issues! Bunch of bullshit!

9)Paypal is the worse online payment system!
Do a google search
on paypal customer complaints.

10) One-way right. Customer is very powerful, and
invincible, and always "right" behind
a computer screen or telephone with
irrational and uneducated manners.

Today's client/translation agencies winners
that are on the top
of lousy excuses for not paying or
come up with a Hollywood style story for not paying
the hard earned translator and steal intellectual
property are:

As of October 24th, 2015

Our Top Oscar Scammer or Irrational Individual Winners are:

El Dorado Hills Apartments, Tierra Santa, San Diego
Be careful when renting property at El Dorado Hills. If you pay rent late, they will be
harassing tenant by placing eviction notices at your door despite paying the late fee. If you settle
an eviction notice once, you cannot get another one or have a chance to settle it. The manager,
Jonathan Herbert does have an attitude by saying: "Oh! There is no special treatment!"
Seems like you are doing him afavor! They forget that the tenant signs his paycheck.


You can open the account and start invoicing customers. Then, they will hold your funds for
a week. By then, you will find out that they have NAB who funds the transaction
investigating your charges. By then, they will turn around, decline to fund and close the account
without notifying the customer account holder. They will ask you a ton of stuff and
take their sweet time. The only way to contact them is placing a phone call. They do not reply to
email messages. Thus, leaving you in the COLD!


250 Stephenson Hwy

Troy MI 48083

Stay away from them. They will stew around for more than a week to turn around and come up
with some bullshit story, hold your funds, to tell you that they will not fund you because
some charges were made with an overseas credit card and pose a risk. The person involved is
Candice Cross. NAB funds

Flagship Merchant Services
Stay away from them!
Their support is terrible and if you have any chargeback,
they will hold your funds for 90 to 180 days!
They do not care for their customers at all!
The customer account representative Brittany Stephenson will say: Oh! I will do
everything on my power to expedite your issue! A bunch of lies because Ipayment
funds the customers and not Flagship. Therefore, be careful who you do business with.

Stay away from them!
They will hold your funds for 90 to 180 days!
they do not care for their customers at all! Its been 2 weeks and still holding the funds
or refunding the customer's credit card. Ken Mejes from ipayment takes forever to reply
to emails or even returning phone calls. He is very sneaky. He will call you or email at
4:54pm so he leaves at 5pm and when you return the call, he is gone until 9AM next
day. Just stalling the process.
 Stay away from these folks at all cost!

Western Union
make your life miserable when trying to collect a payment.
One cannot understand a word over the phone. They seem
to be from somewhere in North Afrika!

Fernanda Martinelly Assis Costa
AKA "Nanda Costa" or Fernanda Cost
(Irrational and uneducated individual)

Fernando Peres Fraga

Gaetan Chretiennot

(Stay Away from them!
never support customer)

Wepay Inc
(Stay Away from Them!)
Never support customer 

One Hour Translation, Cyprus

One Hour Translation, New York

Cathy Zagar (Exercise Caution)

Catherine Zagar (Exercise Caution)

Monica de Assis Carvalho (Exercise Caution)

Prof. Roberto Marco Alvarez de Blanco
(IE Business School)

Adrian Spidle
(Biggest Crook in the World)

Charles Whitman Curtis
(1st Class Online Scammer)

Gabriela Newman
(1st Class Online Scammer)

Gab Newman
(1st Class Online Scammer)

John Korth
(1st Class Online Scammer)

Legal Translator Network Corp
(Boca Raton, Florida)

Elisangela Korth
(1st Class Online Scammer)

IRU Language and Translation Service - Houston

Grupo Traddux Traducoes

Fone: (51) 3279-8290 - Cel: (51) 8498-7482

Stealing intellectual Online Property without prior express
permission for business gain since February 2014

Walden University

Having to wait more than 24 hours to speak with a Financial Aid Manager.
When you call the main number and speak with someone that you need to talk
to a manager, they tell you that they will send a message to the manager.
Apparently, it seems to be a one man or woman operation.
Walden University Financial Aid Department is a total mystery as
to when student's refund are actually released. They must be collecting a good
interest telling students that there is a 14 days waiting period to release the refund.
It takes forever to receive a reply via email.
Yet, they are swift in removing anything to
do with scheduled disbursements. Try to speak or contact Walden Financial Aid Director?
You won't! The only thing Walden University is good is when you owe them money.
Their collection efforts are quick, they will call you! Can you imagine this? Is this customer
service? Nobody at Walden University can tell you when your student refund will
be releases, not the Walden Financial Aid Department, Walden Refunds Department,
Walden Bursar Office but they sure know when the money comes in and
hold the funds at their convenience and make interest of your student loan.

Merchant One
Try to speak with someone to assist you with your issue? They give you the runaround.
What bank they do business with?
They think that customer is stupid or came in the US on
a loaded truck of watermelons. There is no way that whoever they bank with to deposit funds
are in the United States. They tell you that the funds are wired, but they never tell when
it will be credited to your designated checking or savings account.
and no one can tell you that. They blame the receiving bank.  Their bank is not in the US base
on evidence presented for 12 months.
Merchant One | 524 Arthur Godfrey Road, 3rd Floor | Miami Beach, FL 33140 e: | p: 1.855.828.9929

Travel Logde. La Mesa, California

They tell you that the deposit will be credited into your card within one hour.
It has been over 48 hours and no room deposited credited into the account.
They keep telling to call the bank. Bunch of Bullshit !

Travelodge La Mesa CA

7911 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941 US

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Site updated: October 24th, 2015