- Report: #403935
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Complaint Review: Elance Www.elance.com
Elance Www.elance.comwww.elance.com Internet U.S.A.
Elance Www.elance.com Elance defrauds it's members Internet
*Consumer Comment: Your List of Allegations Against Elance is just the tip of the iceberg
*Consumer Comment: That's Interesting Ken
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: So far so good
*UPDATE Employee: Elance is Getting a Bad Rap
* : Elance is My Best Friend!
*UPDATE Employee: Elance is not a rip-off
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Elance is nothing but a scam. They post false buyer jobs to improve their numbers. They do not adhere to any of their policies. They allow buyers to post multiple non-awarded jobs which service providers pay to bid on. They LIE and say buyers are automatically stopped from posting jobs if they award less than 20% of those jobs - however anyone can see that there are tons of buyers who've posted 10, 20 and more jobs that are never awarded.
Elance offers an escrow service but this is a scam as well. If you are a buyer who puts money into escrow it will ALWAYS be paid to the service provider NO MATTER WHAT. If you hire someone to setup a website and they upload a chicken soup recipe, Elance WILL release ALL of your Escrow money and say, "we can't be responsible for the quality of work".
Elance does not tolerate dissent. They never answer their phone, rarely return emails and their website is full of bugs. Many service providers and buyers who have complained on their forums have had their accounts banned.
I could write pages on the schenanigons going on over there. I learned my lesson the hard way (after they stole my money).
Elance has to be the worst scam out there.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/22/2008 11:56 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Elance-Wwwelancecom/internet/Elance-Wwwelancecom-Elance-defrauds-its-members-Internet-403935. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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