April 1, 2024

Fraudulent Translators

Protect yourself from fraud translaters

CAPR staff have recently identified several cases where clients have been the victim of fraudulent translators in Ontario. These fraudulent translators have been impersonating legitimate translators, making it difficult for clients to know the translations are forged.

We advise clients to take the following steps to protect themselves against fraudulent translators:

  1. Go directly to the website of the organization that certifies translators in your area. For example, in Ontario, the organization is the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO).
  2. Go to the list of certified translators on that organization’s website.
  3. Find a translator that is certified in the language your document is written in.
  4. Contact the translator directly using the information provided on the organization’s website.

In Canada, these organizations oversee certified translators:

For more information about CAPR’s translation requirements, see policy 2.5 Translated Documents.

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