April 18th, 2016 Toronto – CSA Group, a leading standards development organization and global provider of testing and certification, is notifying of a “Translation Scam” that originates in Europe and the United States. Translation companies are provided with CSA Group Copyrighted material and are requested to translate the documents. Once the translated documents are received, the company refuses to pay for the service.
Translators are warned that the request to translate copyrighted material infringes the Copyright Act and puts the translator in danger of further illegal activity.
CSA Group is not associated with these companies and does not ask third parties to translate materials on its behalf. Anyone receiving communication regarding these translation scams should not respond and is urged to contact local authorities to report the incident.