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Complaint Review: Freelancer.com, riyardminones, kilonsmihinds, matrinsbools, completedwork0 - other Texas

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  • Freelancer.com, riyardminones, kilonsmihinds, matrinsbools, completedwork0 unknown other, Texas United States

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Hi, my name is John B, and I am a semi successful freelancer writer. I have been writing for some time now and have work for people all over the world. Mostly I have used a freelancer site of the same name to get work in but recently have been less than excited about the service I was receiving.

A couple of weeks ago I got a job to write some articles for an employer via the freelancer site. The job was to write articles every day on various topics. I was pleased with the job as it was right up the ally of my skill. According to the site, it is suggested that all communication is done via the site and so that is exactly what I did. Also, I made sure that all checks and balances were done right before I started with the assignment.

Along with using the freelancer site’s application as the time tracker for the work and uploading every article to the project. After 3 weeks and 70 articles I was disappointed to find out that the all the security measures that are in place to prevent fraudulent transactions, I was staring down the barrel of 3 weeks of unpaid work. A total of $1970.00 worth of work according to the website application.

The employer turned out to be a scam artist and the worst thing of all is that the site did not inform me of the potential security risk until after the fact. And as it stands now they are just washing their hands of the whole situation.

As a freelance writer, I promote my skills and services on various freelance websites all over. And for the most part the going is great but this time unfortunately it did not.

On the Feb 23, 2018, I received a response from an employer wanting articles written within a time limit every day. I was also told that it was going to be a long-term project. I was rather excited and of course got right into it. Over the next three weeks I completed almost 70 articles for the project.

I was really enjoying the work, as it was interesting and challenging. Every week Freelancer.com and the time tracking app that I downloaded from their website did all the admin for me and I could see that I was earning some decent money.

After the first week the app invoiced, and I was told that because it’s the first transaction it would take approx. 72 to process for security reasons. However, we had a small problem with the application when it crashed, and Freelancer informed us that the whole system would need to be restored and that would take a week.

At this point I was a little concerned and when I enquired with the employer and freelancer.com I was reassured that it was all in order and that payment would just be delayed. So, we carried on delivering 5-7 articles every day.

It was not until the third week that things started going wrong. I received an email from Freelancer saying that the employer account was under funded and that it might have breached their terms and conditions. When I asked about that I was told that it was a dispute with freelancer and the employer regards the app issues. I even got the support centre to check and all I got was that the employer did not comply to the terms and conditions.

I asked for payment immediately from the employer and at first said that it would have to be at the end of the week. I refused this based on the contradicting stories and he said to me that he would do it within the hour.

I never heard from him again. The skype account has gone dark – completedwork0 – and the 2 accounts he had with freelancer that had other contact details listed were closed by freelancer and they won’t disclose any details at all.

All said and done – I spent 3 weeks delivering top quality work without payment and I have no idea how to track the employer.

I am going to list the articles here just like the previous person did so that somehow, we might be able to track down this corrupt person. I believe that this is just utterly disgusting to use people like this. My family rely on me to support them and I rely my resources to support me.

Freelancer.com with all the resources and security measures that they have could not spot the repeat offender nor could they give me any support in tracking the person down after fact. They have just washed their hands of the whole situation and lays blame on me for the whole thing.

FACT – I used their system exactly as they prescribed, and I used their time tracker application. What else must I do to be more compliant.

I really do hope that somehow this person gets found and that this does not happen to someone else.

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I truly hope that this leads to the prevention of someone else going through the same situation. If it was legit it would have been a great project even at half the price, but now my family and I have to move in order to make ends meet.

Thank you and God Bless.

 

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