Complaint Review: Su Mei Loo
Su Mei Loo Su Mei Loo | Singapore Writers - Avoid Su Mei Loo! She never pays! Complete scam artist! Singapore China
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Wrongly accused
I am also a victim of Su Mei Loo and Actualize.com and CoachReg. At first she seemed credible - and I did do my research. Thank you for posting your review on ripoff report to warn other writers about her scams.
I ran across her on elance.com - she posted a writing project for a website called actualize.com, which I found out later doesnt even exist. She hired me and about a dozen other writers and gave us the same crap - old rehashed Maslow tripe from the 60's and a generic list of topics. She told me I could write about anything as long as it was aligned with Maslow and could be mapped to one of the "approved" topics.
I had the same treatment - she loved everything I wrote. I ended up writing 7,000 words of copy for her before I started to smell a scam. On elance, you are are required to submit timesheets on Sunday. Clients tend to pay on Mon/Tues. When she hadn't paid by Friday, I sent a note. It took her three days to get back to me, and she stated that they were a startup and simply didn't have the time to manually pay all of the writers she hired on elance.
I pointed out, very politiely, that it took more effort to respond to my email than it did to click on the "pay" button on elance. She responded by saying she was looking to hire someone to click on the pay button, and that in 3-4 weeks I would be paid weekly for my writing.
I responded back that I understood, but I really wanted to be paid for the work I had already completed for her. She never responded.
I next googled her and found the original ripoff report. I am adding my voice to the original report - writers - stay away from this scam! I have been freelancing for 6 years now, and have been scammed before, but it was never so sophisticated. She really seems genuine at first, and I was completely duped - lost a week of time to her scam. Never again!
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