Saturday, April 25, 2009

Interpreter Scam with a Twist

Another interpreter scam has come up, but this one has a bit of a twist. In Ocean City, Maryland, an interpreter basically created a need for interpreters by sending false messages from fake email accounts from deaf people. She pretended to be deaf, sending interpreter request emails, in order to create work for herself.

Here's the article;

OC Police Probe Reveals Sign Language Scheme

Related blog post: Forget the DC Tax Scam. We Got An Interpreter Scam


Anonymous said...

Digusting...Curious to know she an actual sign lang 'terp? Or did she flub her way thru the events gesturing nonsense?

Anonymous said...

prolly flubbed it and sucked a few people to get the job.

Anonymous said...

A REAL terp doesn't need to create fake work for herself. There's a huge national shortage. There's always work for a terp that needs it.

Deaf Pixie said...


I still cannot find the comment of interpreter issues about fake. What is the date?

Robert G said...

Seems the original link expired. I found the article and updated the link. It was the April 24, 2009 issue.