Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Awareness for members

CIOL would like to remind you to use caution when approached to undertake work by email. Unfortunately there are people who are using these uncertain times as an opportunity to try and obtain your details for financial gain through scam emails.

We’ve become aware some of our members are receiving emails with the Subject ‘Chartered Institute of Linguists’ asking to undertake a document translation. Please use extra care and if you are not sure of the validity of the email or sender delete the email straight away.

This is the wording of the email:

Hello, I'm contacting you in regard to an English content document worth 11,643 words (44 Pages). I need this document translator into Spain .I would like to know if you are interested and available to get this done for me. Please get back to me as soon as you can. Thank you.