Report: #589297

Complaint Review: Ralph Basinger

  • Submitted: Sat, April 03, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, April 03, 2010
  • Reported By: Anonymous — United States of America
  • Ralph Basinger

    United States of America

Ralph Basinger False Identity. Pretending to be a Publisher. Scamming Freelance Writers. Internet

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..
Here's the deal. This guy is posing as a person in need of insurance articles. He prowls the freelance websites on the internet looking for writers to bid on his project that he posts. He pretends to be someone that he's not. Typically, he'll choose an actual company (truly exists) and then state that he's the 'Publisher' for the company. 

In term of intellect, this moron is dense - seriously, dense, as in a piece of teak wood. He lacks the ability to communicate well and exhibits an elementary-level education that is overly apparent in his correspondence.

Most recently, this person has been posing as a guy named RALPH BASINGER and he's claiming (once again) to be a publisher of some poor agency that has no idea that this jerk has associated himself with them. Every writer that has come into contact with RALPH BASINGER or JAMES CLEMMONS, or whomever he's pretending to be at the moment, has not been compensated for their efforts. 

Furthermore, contacting the company that he pretends to be associated with typically reveals that they have no one tied to them by any of his given names, nor are they aware of any such individual.

If you're a freelance writer - be very careful. Do your homework and investigate all 'Publishers' and 'Editors' that claim to be outsourcing article writing projects. It would be a shame for anyone else to fall prey to this idiot. 

The good news is that enough buzz is being generated within the freelance writing community and also among some of the agencies who have been misrepresented and several are taking legal action. 

Again, beware of anyone posing as someone in need of writing and who goes by those names. Granted, this person has more than likely changed their name again because of the notoriety. This individual may ask you to sign a contract outside the scope of the freelance website or indicate that their 'boss' or 'company' has a particular payment model set-up that prohibits payment from being made through said freelance website. Those are pretty much the clues you need.

Encounter any of those and you'll know that you're dealing with a total dimwit who's fishing for free writing from freelancers because too much of a tard to produce anything himself.

Good luck to all freelancers and hope this is helpful.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/03/2010 05:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: 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. Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report. READ: Foreign websites steal our content

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
Also a victim?
Repair Your Reputation!
Ripoff Report Recommends
ZipBooks Accounting Software

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.