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exclamation-circle BIG SCAM that involves teachers and translators in Barcelona and surroundings.

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ESLwatch created the topic: BIG SCAM that involves teachers and translators in Barcelona and surroundings.
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This is a very important post as it's about a BIG SCAM that involves teachers and translators in Barcelona and surroundings.

A guy called Juan/Joan/Jan /John (he uses different names, emails and addresses) uses same telephone number 699473683 and 934122336 who acts as an intermediary between private students/companies and teachers. Hoping you will share this post to reach as many colleagues as possible.

Long story short:
This man does not pay the teachers/translators who work for him, he gets paid by the clients and then makes excuses not to pay (or simply ignores calls and emails).

He is currently owing people quite a lot of money. He uses platforms as tusclasesparticulares and milanuncios to post ads or get in touch with teachers so beware of ads on there. He also uses multiple names and emails but strangely enough, his phone number is always the same. And it's his phone number that revealed who this guy really is. After months spent asking politely for what was owed and listening to the most extravagant excuses, I decided to Google his number. Guess what? First result is a translators' forum where, in posts as old as 2007, people talk about him.

Through this forum I also found out that in 2013 he was charged, together with his wife, with multiple counts of scam, threats, theft identity etc as he was sued by OVER 40 TRANSLATORS. I enclose the article below. Unfortunately as we know law doesn't work very well here (neither it does in my country so it's just an objective observation) and this guy is still active.

The reason why I didn't post this before is because I was still hoping money but today received this email saying "since you spoke to the client about the payment, we have passed the matter into our lawyer's hands". Yes, after months begging for the money we did ask the client if they had paid for the classes already, the answer was yes, the client also got in touch with this man to ask for clarifications and he had the guts to threaten legal action (which I believe is just a technique to try and scare us, he knows he's the one owing money and all we did is ask the client for information, after months of excuses and ignored emails and calls).

Of course, this doesn't finish here, we are going to the police, this is why I can't share any more details. But PLEASE if you have worked for him, post here and let's see if together we can finally stop this scammer.

Please see the below for the newspaper article and the forum in which professionals have been discussing his scams since 2007 (!!!). A new victim posted just today!

Cuidado, estafa ...
Detenidos los propietarios de empresa de traducciones por estafar y usurpar identidades

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