- Report: #941824
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Freelancer.com
Freelancer.comInternet United States of America
Freelancer.com Freelancer,freelancer dot com, Freelancer.com is a SCAM! FRAUD! Stay Away From freelancer.com if You Value Your Money. Internet
*Consumer Comment: Alternative to Freelancer sites
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Freelancer.com is a SCAM! FRAUD! Stay Away From freelancer.com if You Value Your Money.
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Thank you
*Author of original report: Worst Place Ever!
*Author of original report: Not an Anamalee..
*Author of original report: Photo ID AND Drivers License Uploaded
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Incorrect
*Author of original report: It's Not True!
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Reply to the above report
When I was reviewing this company (before I actually created an account at Freelancer.com / Freelancer) I was a bit surprised to read so many bad reviews about one company - Freelancer.com (AKA Freelancer). It seemed like EVERYONE had a different problem with Freelancer.com. But, like most people reading these kind of reviews, I was foolish enough to ignore those honest reviews and I went ahead and signed up / created an account at freelancer.com anyways.
What do you know, after working hard and my account hits the $1,000 mark -boom. I'm limited. My Freelancer account gets "temporarily suspended". After logging into my freelancer account I get the message "For account security reasons your account has been temporarily suspended. In order to reactivate your account, we need to verify your identity. Please go to the Verification Center to find out what information and/or documentation you need to provide. Vist the Verification Center"
Odd. Isn't it. There was absolutely NO suspicious activity going on (at least on my side). The only "suspicious" activity was on Freelancer's part (Freelancer.com) which for some reason they decided to limit my account right before my first withdrawal. Seems like they don't want to give you your money you worked so hard for, so they go ahead and limit your account right after you make a withdrawal request.
But that's not it. Freelancer is FRAUD but their fraudulent activity has NO LIMITS.
So they request I submit proof of address and some other information which of course I did. I submitted a photo ID AND a drivers license (both 100% valid of course) but for some reason (they made up some excuse in the email) it wasn't good enough for them. These people are scammers, complete fraud, and on top of that they treat you like TRASH. They couldn't care less how hard you work for your money, despite valid ID and drivers license submitted for verification.
I suggest you avoid Freelancer.com (AKA Freelancer) at all costs. There are many other legit sites online where you could get even better service (not to mention that these sites won't steal your money after your account reaches $1,000 threshold ).
If your like me you'll dismiss this warning and create an account at freelancer.com only to find out for yourself how bad this company really is. But know this I'm not the only one with this such a bad experience. And no this story isn't hyped up a bit. Many hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of people are constantly complaining about the service (or the lack of service) they receive from Freelancer.con. Beware! Stay Away! You could search ripoffreport.com for other negative reviews or a simple google search of "freelancer scam" should turn up a plethora of articles on the subject.
If your smart, you'll search for another company (not Freelancer.com). One that treats its customers with respect and dignity not like trash as Freelancer does. And above all one that won't steal your hard earned money after reaching $1,000. Freelancer is a pure scam. Thieves. Fraud. And crooks. Don't touch it with a 180 foot pole if you know what's good for you.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/15/2012 09:13 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Freelancercom/internet/Freelancercom-Freelancerfreelancer-dot-com-Freelancercom-is-a-SCAM-FRAUD-Stay-Away-941824. 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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