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There are many scams targeting hard-working interpreters. Many of them begin with emails. Follow your instincts and do not respond to emails that offer work but give minimal, contradictory, or absurd information, especially if the spelling and grammar are wrong. Make sure to research the person or business online and/or through agencies, associations, business licence databases, etc. If you suspect the job offer is a scam, immediately report them to your local interpreter's /translator's association. Many of these associations have started Scammers-Lists which are updated and published regularly. If you receive postal-mail as a continuation of a scam that began online, over the phone, or in person, report it to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Criminal Investigations Service Center, ATTN: Mail Fraud, 222 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL, 60606-6100/Telephone: 1-877-876-2455. The post office also has some videos online dedicated to fraud education and fraud prevention. The FBI has detailed information about common fraud schemes.