In Episode 11, Gloria Cabrejos—translator and editor, an ATA SPD member since 2015, editor of Intercambios and member of the SPD Leadership Council—has the honor of interviewing Carola Berger, current administrator of ATA’s Science and Technology Division and the webmaster of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA), an ATA Chapter.
Carola shares information about internet scams, explains the different types of them, mentions how cyber criminals are using technology to target their victims, and discusses how online frauds are affecting translators and interpreters, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Carola also explains how to identify fraudulent emails that seem to come from a legitimate organization and what to do when receiving suspicious links. She also shares tips to protect our personal information and our résumés, and to create secure passwords. Finally, she encourages us to learn more about how online scams work and provides us with websites to report frauds.
Music credit: Mono. 2019. Podcast theme song courtesy of Asa Welle, composer.