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Kevin J ParsonsHartebeestspruit Farm 1100 Internet South Africa
Kevin J. Parsons Tried To Scam My Company For Fake/Non-Existant Fees Belfast, Mpumalanga Internet
This specific person is offering their writing and editing services online currently over at Freelancer.com.
I've been told by a few people now, after having this happen to me personally, that this person tries to swindle extra phony fees out of employers to basically scam them out of their money.
Now he's quite clever and will hide behind statements that suggest he's only doing it because that's how websites like Freelancer.com work, but the reality here is this:
He will tell you that you have to pay him for EVERYTHING, and then he will find ways to tack on extra fees, or all kinds of hidden costs. He tried to get me to forward him an extra 20% fee, which he said was 'outside' of the main project fee, and wanted me to front that to him before he did any work.
He then demanded that I pay a fee to see samples of his previous work and wanted to charge me a ridiculous fee per page, just to see the work he's already completed!
Honestly I have no idea if people are aware of the fact that this person is scamming them, or is unfairly tacking on fees, charges, and all kinds of prices that are beyond ridiculous!
I want to warn anybody who could potentially do business with this man, NOT TO! He will pull all the stops when it comes to demanding more money, for something that will end up costing you 2 to 3 TIMES the amount you normally would have paid!
Do NOT listen to this man if he tries to make excuses saying that this is normal, and that the websites he is on, require him to charge you upfront with these B. [continued below]....
If you find him on freelancer, here:
So, if you see this guy, messaging you, AVOID!
Never, EVER, allow somebody to demand that you pay them just to get started (on top of the actual project fee!), and never EVER pay somebody to see their work history, or samples from their past! Always look into the 'reasons' and rules somebody gives you for their payments, and don't blindly accept what they are saying until you have personally confirmed!
Unfortunately a few people have already hired this scam artist, and I am so afraid for any future employers who might consider this man, because he will take them on a wild joy ride for their money!
P.S. he speaks with BIG words, and talks grandly- but if you ask to see any of his work, he will try to charge you.
Here's an example of this 'stellar' work he claims to have done, which has a crappy review, to only further prove how ridiculous this person is!
See the reviews? It's done by him! The public rated his review as crappy!
Who the heck reviews their own work!?
Again, this person will demand that you pay them all kinds of strange fees, before anything even happens. They do not let you adequately interview them or scope out their ablities beforehand, which is a HUGE red flag of one giant scam!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/05/2014 08:09 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kevin-J-Parsons/internet/Kevin-J-Parsons-Tried-To-Scam-My-Company-For-FakeNon-Existant-Fees-Belfast-Mpumalanga-1121313. 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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