Complaint Review: Steve G www.allreaders.com
Steve G www.allreaders.com scam, work at home scam, elance scam Internet
*Author of original report: Steve AllReaders.com Dishonest
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Why Stephanie Martin was unpaid
SteveG aka username bbbbbbb40 on Elance. He works for or runs a site called allreaders.com. He's trying to get people to write book reviews for him. The proposal says that MOST reviews earn $5 and that you have to accumulate $40 before you are paid. He then sets you up on an "hourly" payment contract through Elance that isn't even valid. He also refuses to put the $40 into escrow which is the only way to get the payment protection. He's also only paid 50% of the people who have worked for him. Here's the e-mail job offer. It's SO sketchy!
Steve G said:
Hi, I run a book and movie review service called Allreaders.com. It's really a unique kind of review service, with very specific, categorized data which is all searchable. (We're #2 on bing for "book reviews" and #1 on google for "detailed book reviews"). We're trying to get more reviews to expand our database. All our reviews are high-quality curated reviews.
You can make $5 per review, and you get to pick the American book (assuming no one else has reviewed it--we have a button on the site where you can check for that), and you only need write a few paragraphs about it. You can quickly accumulate money this way. Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to complete a review within 15 minutes or so, so conceivably you could make $15-$20 an hour....and it's all about movies and books you've already seen.
Detailed reviews of unreviewed books make a full $5, less detailed ones make less. Here's what a detailed review looks like:
(Yours needn't be as long as this one, as long as it summarizes the plot--I've seen people do it well in 2-3 paragraphs.)
You get paid on elance when you reach $40. Each time you submit a review that we accept, we will send you an email telling you (a) we added it to the database (b) your dollar totals and (c) how much more you need to reach payout. If you look at the sheer # of new reviews http://allreaders.com/newreviews.asp, you can see we have a lot of people working for us--and getting paid! I have reviewers I have already paid hundreds of dollars to.
You can review movies as well as books, but our major need is books, especially FICTION books written in the past 7 years.
Links for submitting book and movie reviews:
You can start any time you're ready by going to the link above and registering your first review, which will register you into the system. You set the pace of what you review and when.
Let me know if you have any questions,
PS We also have a service called Alltowndata.com which is also paying $5 per review--for anyplace you've lived in the United States. (http://alltowndata.com/submit.asp)
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