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BHW user cheated me out of $84 for articles

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    It's not a big amount but I would give caution to anyone else that gets writing offers from the user - flc735

    I ordered 6-8 articles about 2-3 weeks ago and he has not come through and has ignored my e-mails for a few days. If he comes through I'll follow up here but as of now he took money without delivering and I hired someone else to write the articles as 2-3 weeks is too long a wait for what I'm doing now to have a few guest posts written.
     
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  3. Anonoptimization

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    I tried posting there and it didn't let me. Maybe cause it was through private messaging and not from a sales thread.
     
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    Maybe you missed the tick button below this statement?

    I agree by posting this thread that I've read and understand the RULESof this section. I understand that failing to follow the rules may result in infractions or loss of my account.
     
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    Take screenshots of the PMs you exchanged and get ready for the SL.
     
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    Shit List arguments between yellows is so boring. So much more interesting when it's a blue scamming people.
     
  8. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    What tick do you mean? I didn't see an option to check anything off.
     
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    Seems like flc735 was playing checkers?

    But in all seriousness, he's not going to send you money or articles. Do a chargeback through your bank / credit card to get the funds back. If that fails, go through PayPal and tell them it "wasn't as described".

    Good luck!

    Jared
     
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  11. Anonoptimization

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    Thanks man. I'll check it out on my laptops browser.
     
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    It's actually a pretty common occurrence. Not sure if this is what happened to OP, but...


    1. Buyer looks at BST threads (or elsewhere) and sees that good content is expensive and cheap content sucks
    2. Buyer posts a BST thread, hoping for good content at cheap prices
    3. Someone replies promising exactly that
    4. Because OP has never purchased content (or something similar, like design, etc.), he or she goes for the "seller" that promises it all
    5. Buyer receives junk (or in the OP's case, nothing at all) and gets burned

    Luckily, it's usually a once-off occurrence. I began following the diagram below when ordering services after I got burned many years ago:

    [​IMG]

    Cheers

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    Sorry for your luck. I agree you need to move this post to the shit list.
     
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    I have never understood why people prefer cheap over quality .

    It is a false economy. Always.
     
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  16. Anonoptimization

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    I posted in the hire a freelancer section and the guy had a history dating back years here and provided me a writing samples that looked good, but it's true if I had used something from a sales thread I'd probably have better reliability. I'll keep this in mind going forward, and if this guys a scammer I guess we can at least get him banned from here or something.
     
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    Did you check if they were plagiarized? I've hired a ton of writers before and plagiarism is really bad in the cheap market. A lot of times they take an article online and just switch out words and say it passes copyscape and that's enough. You have to put a few sentences in Google. Lots and lots of the cheap writers do this. I imagine it happens a lot here.
     
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  18. Anonoptimization

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    True. With links I do intensive searching to make sure I get quality but I didn't do my due diligence with this guy. I checked his history though and he's written about writing articles years back here so I'm kind of surprised no one else would've called him out but maybe he hasn't done outreach on bhw before recently.
     
  19. Anonoptimization

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    No response from shit list yet but I submitted a post. I also made the mistake of paying with PayPal as a personal transaction so I can't rebute it but will also keep this in mind next time. Hopefully bhw bans this mofo.
     
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    Part of the staff is at ungagged so it may be a day or so for a response and OS is out of pocket (he handles a lot of SL threads) so those working are doing a bit extra to maintain sanity and reason here.
     
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