If you receive a project proposal that seems to be too good to be ture, it probably is. A recent proposal that has been going around is from someone with the address @deltraxx.com asking for someone to translate business documents, terms and conditions etc. The person claims to be contracted by USAID. If you are smart, do the research and ask for contact information etc, you will get fake contact information. If you send a contract asking for payment in advance, you will be asked to register with the local L&I Office first (as required by law). This scam is targeted to freelance translators and they have obviously studied the information we look for in a proposal. I received this offer and fortunately I was wary enough to do some research. More information on scam alerts can be found here: http://www.paymentpractices.net/scams.aspx – search for USAID in this case.