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Flow Languages

Posted: Feb 22, 2016 by    

Non-paying translation agency

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I would not recommend to any freelance translator to work with Flow Languages. They simply don't pay for the jobs! I completed job assignments back in October, 2014 and since then I am trying to get in touch with Cecillia Macchione, who I was told is in charge of payments and invoices, and find out I am still not fully paid and why. But whenever I call Flow Languages I am told she is either not in the office, or in the meeting, or on holiday, etc. I am asked by Paul or Vickie to leave my contact details and promised that I would be contacted but it never happened. I sent numerous emails requesting explanation but no replies whatsoever. Never thought that I could be conned. Again if you are a freelance translator DO NOT WORK WITH THEM, including their associate agency--http://wwidebusiness.com/!
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N  29th of Feb, 2016 by    +3 Votes
Iv'e got to echo this. I did a job in mid October and in January was asked if I'd accept 4 payments of £8 each instead of the £35 I was owed. It's the end of February and I'm still waiting. Even if they paid, their terms are rubbish: 6.3 Payment shall normally be paid sixty five (65) calendar days from the end of the month when a Task has been completed. All payments shall be made in UK Pounds Sterling
Here's the e-mail, with my info. redacted and spelling mistakes left as they were.


From: Accounts Worldwide Business
Sent: Monday, February XX, 2016 2:20 PM
To: XXXXXXX@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Chasing up payment


Hi XXXXX,

I saw that you haven’t answer our proposal to split the payment in 4 instalment. Have you got our proposal ?
Unfortunately I cannot schedule your first instalment until I got your acceptance

Please let me know
Kind regards

Lucia Donatellis | Finance Dept
N  10th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Translatasaurus Hi, any news about the payment? Did you receive anything?
N  11th of Nov, 2016 by    +2 Votes
Flow Languages = Worldwide Business! Be warned. Company has made staff redundant. They cannot pay anyone. They are hiring new translators and will not pay "the old" translators. They do not care about anything. I will provide all details about James and Cecilia if anyone needs more detailed information.
N  1st of Mar, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@ahsjshj Hi,

I'm currently drawing up a Statutory Demand for payment to send them so any information you have would be of great help.
N  10th of Mar, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@ahsjshj Hi, do you have a phone number of them?
A  23rd of Feb, 2017 by    +2 Votes
I need to report them. Any help
N  10th of Mar, 2017 by    +2 Votes
@Asma Asfour Just report about them everywhere, stalk all of them on skype, facebook, linkedin and leave bad reports about them. Make sure they do not get away with this. The frauds names are: Cecilia Macchione, Maria Jose Graves, Stephanie Allardyce (Steph Allardyce on Facebook) Drew McClean
N  11th of Mar, 2017 by    +3 Votes
@Asma Asfour Please send an email to alex-coopad-nospam (a) outlook.com to get in contact with the other victims of this corrupt company. The number of people is growing fast and we are all getting together to take down this business and get the money we owe from them
N  21st of Jun, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Karen_Carterr Stalk them? really?! What an irresponsible suggestion! It could render you a court action for public slander!
If anyone wants to talk to me, just reach out. I have nothing to hide. I was an employee at Worldwide Business for 9 months. If I knew the kind of people they were, I would have never accepted to work for them! Furthermore, I was Project Manager in charge of assigning projects and quality control. Other people were in charge of accounts, finances and payments to linguists, not me. I would happily answer any questions I can answer, if only you ask me. Do not associate my morals to the bad practices of directors James and Cecilia. All the other names you mentioned were mere employees!!!
You can't just hide behind the internet and slander and defame people without checking your facts first!
You can reach me at my facebook page, as you well know. Always happy to answer any questions you have, just reach out rather than using my name cowardly on the net.
A  15th of Mar, 2017 by    +1 Votes
The websites http://wwidebusiness.com/ http://ww-business.com/ have been non-existent since Monday 13 March 2017. Also is the Facebook-page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worldwide-Business/982579025086420. Very disturbing...
A  15th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
Llinkedin page has not been updated since 5 months ago: https://www.linkedin.com/company/worldwide-business. But Cecilia Macchione does have her own Llinkedinpage: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-macchione-24189910a/. And also a personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cecilia.macchione.50 .
N  15th of Mar, 2017 by    +3 Votes
Cecilia Macchione Director
Phone 0203 0115 390 E-mail: cecilia.macchione@ww-business.com

Address: 53 George Street,
Edinburgh
EH2 2TH
United Kingdom
N  16th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Dutch Guy Twitter-account still working! https://twitter.com/wwidebusiness
but latest tweet on 10 August. All their social media are sleeping and non functional.
Nominated for Scottish Export Awards 2016 ????
A  15th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
Websites www.ww-business.com and www.wwidebusiness.com have been terminated since Monday 13 March 2017. Even the Facebook-page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worldwide-Business/982579025086420 is offline. Very disturbing. The Llinkedin page has not been updated for 5 months.
A  15th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
Old website still viewable at: https://web.archive.org/web/20170301082742/http://wwidebusiness.com/
A  16th of Mar, 2017 by    +2 Votes
Hi everyone, yes we are more and more victims as I can see. This is insane. Just contact me at alex-coopad-nospam (a) outlook.com . we are a group of victims and have started legal actions (class action). The fact that they didn't pay is apparently not the only offense they committed. The report is huge.
N  16th of Mar, 2017 by    +1 Votes
@Alex9000 Hi Alex, I'm trying to email but my email keeps being rejected. Hi Alex,

I saw your email whilst looking for other victims. Flow owes me £736, it is supposed to be the last instalment of a payment plan I accepted as they kept saying they couldn't pay me the full amount owed, and they haven't even been capable of respecting these instalments! If you are starting a legal action count me in. Since I did so much work for them, this has put me in a very precarious financial situation as until I get paid from other clients next month I have literally nothing. I am fuming, never thought I would be conned so badly. I called everyday and impossible to reach Cecilia, now nobody isn't picking up when I try to call anymore.
Please let me know what I can do to join the class action. Thank you: emilie.declaron (a) yahoo.co.uk

Emilie.
N  6th of Apr, 2017 by    +1 Votes
@Alex9000 Hi Alex, I wrote you some days ago regarding this. I am a victim too. Please let me know if you got my email sent on 1st of April.
A  16th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
Flow owes me £736, it is supposed to be the last instalment of a payment plan I accepted as they kept saying they couldn't pay me the full amount owed, and they haven't even been capable of respecting these instalments. I called everyday and impossible to reach Cecilia, now nobody isn't picking up when I try to call anymore. Help!
N  16th of Mar, 2017 by    +1 Votes
Cecilia Macchione (owner of Worldwide Business) contact information:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ceciumac/
Skype: cecilia.macchione or Cecilia_Macchione
Wordpress: https://ceciliamacchione.wordpress.com/
Linkedin

Her boyfriend: https://www.facebook.com/john.need
Phone number of her boyfriend: 00447756178947
They also have a website about dogs, there is an address of their studio with the same phone number. Website is http://www.muttfacephotography.co.uk/

Everybody keep contacting and harassing her!
If you have more contact information (also of James Canter) then please reply to this post.
N  16th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Asha Smith Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilia-macchione-24189910a/
N  24th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
Hi, I am Joern, I am based in Edinburgh, translator, and I am doing legal claims for all my colleagues. As I am based in Edinburgh it does not cost me anything. If you are interested in help or advice please feel free to get in touch with me jhp10e@gmail.com
N  28th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
It has been 70 days since I delivered 28, 000 words translated Dutch to English, but no payment. Their website has gone offline. I fi do not receive my due payment, I will take other measures, . Good luck all of you, Regards, Kenneth.
A  29th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
I'm waiting for payment as well (around £500)...It's a shame I did not see this post before...
N  15th of Apr, 2017 by    0 Votes
Today I received a letter from the insolvency company KSA Group that MC Holdings Limited (which we know as Worldwide Business) is asking for insolvency / liquidation. A meeting of creditors will be held on 11 may at 11.45 at 10 Henderson Street in Edinburgh.
N  18th of Apr, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Dutch Guy Do we have to do something ? I'll probably never see my money.
N  24th of Apr, 2017 by    0 Votes
Be careful, they (James Canter, Cecilia Macchione/Cecilia Need and Victoria Nicol) are operating under a new name 'Strategic Translations' https://www. strategictranslations. co.uk/ - Don't do business with them and help us take them down!
A  27th of Apr, 2017 by    0 Votes
I'm not sure if it's any help but the company used money for the two directors to go to Necker Island a couple of years ago. That was when the very first started to lapse on payments. I'm not 100% certain of the legalities of using that money for that purpose but if anyone wants to look into it I can provide more info.
A  2nd of May, 2017 by    0 Votes
I found this board about Flow Languages / Worldwide Business and found out I am far from being alone concerning this company's payment problems. They owe over £2450 and, even after proposing to pay me in installments, they met never making a single payment.
They then stop replying me emails and phone calls and now closed their website and social media presence. Any help with this would be very appreciated as I am Portuguese and it is hard to make pressure on them from here.

Please let me know if there any news or updates about this awful situation.
That would be very appreciated.
Thanks in advance
N  3rd of May, 2017 by    0 Votes
@sara.jofre Hello Sara, I'm also Portuguese and they owe me money also. It is difficult to do something from here, if you have any information of what we can do contact me to silvabernas (a) hotmail.com
N  7th of Jun, 2017 by    0 Votes
Hello everyone,
I'm glad to have come across this site, shame that I have not seen it before, but anyway the company changes it's name each month.

Please notice that after "www.strategictranslations.co.uk", I believe they call themselves "alphatrans.co.uk" now. So don't work for them.

I am from Algeria and I have also been waiting for a year for a payment for tasks of French proofreading (12/10/2016). At that time, the company was called ww-business.com, but now it no longer exists and all e-mail addresses no longer work.

Here is the list of people with whom I have been in contact before their disappearance:

Patrizia Pinna,
Maria Graves,
Stephanie Allardyce,
Drew McClean,

Hope this can be helpful for someone.

Please let us know if the is something new, or if we can put our complains in other site.

(Sorry for the English I'm not native)

Regards.
N  17th of Jun, 2017 by    +1 Votes
James Canter: e. james@jimcanter.com m. 07715 467 422
James main company is http://reaction-grp.com/contact/
Cecilia Macchione: 07545 814 182 e. cecilia@ceciliamacchione.com
They are in fact at it again via Strategic Translations' https://www. strategictranslations. co.uk Company number 10701434
Vicki Nicol is the partner of James Canter and the new Director or Strategic Scam Translations
Due to people chasing she's changed her FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/victoria.christina.15?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab&pnref=friends.all
Former 'Business Manager' Operations scammer: Stephanie Allardyce: https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.allardyce
Maria Graves Project Manager: https://www.facebook.com/MariaJoseGraves
Senior sales conman Paul Kenny: https://www.facebook.com/paul.p.kenny?lst=100004915839493%3A1066791730%3A1497715536

If you want to make life hard for James go after Reaction Group this is his main source of income.
N  21st of Jun, 2017 by    0 Votes
@AngusX Hi, looks like you've been looking for me? If anyone wants to talk to me, just reach out. I have nothing to hide.
It is disturbing to see how far people will go slandering, defaming and destroying someone's reputation without even a second thought! I was an employee at Worldwide Business for 9 months. If I knew the kind of people they were, I would have never accepted a job with them! Furthermore, I was Project Manager in charge of assigning projects and quality control. Other people were in charge of accounts, finances and payments to linguists, not me. I would happily answer any questions I can answer, if only you ask me. You can reach me at my facebook page, as you well know.

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