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elance wants my id, but i have fake account name :/

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by 4profit, May 7, 2015.

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  1. 4profit

    4profit Newbie

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    anyone else have this problem before? any suggestions what I should do?

    so i used elance for the first time to send payment to my guy. And then the seller gets an email from elance saying they are suspicious because there is no job details

    "Hello xxx,
    We have some concerns regarding your job with your freelancer: xxx.
    There are no messages in the work room, and there are no details regarding the work being done in the job proposal. Please provide detail how you know your freelancer, the nature of the work being done including examples, and how you are communicating. Please provide a detailed response so we may continue to review your Elance account.
    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Regards,
    xxx
    Elance Risk Management Team"


    now they block my account so i can't hire anybody


    so i send them a reply and tell them, that i'm just using elance to pay him and he already has the instructions .... and answer the other questions too.


    then they send me this


    "Hello xxx,
    Thank you for replying to my email and for providing additional information.
    I am currently reviewing your account, but need some help from you to continue. Please send us a scanned copy of any Government Issued ID i.e passport/Drivers License in order to verify your identity.
    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
    Regards,
    xxx
    Elance Risk Management Team"


    what is this shlt?!

    they had no problem taking the money out of my paypal without id verification
    and even if i did use my real name on the account i wouldnt send them my id


    should i do a paypal charge back? will paypal help with this? (i know paypal cant charge back digital products) what can i do here?

    odesk is f(_)ckedup now and I cant find my dude on there so I think there are a lot of profiles missing after the update ....... can you guys list some alternatives if you got any


    much thanks in advance
     
  2. designcock

    designcock Junior Member

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    Open a new account with real Name
     
  3. 4profit

    4profit Newbie

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    but they already withdrew the money from my paypal, and they wont give it to my guy
    so Im wondering how to get my money back without them requiring id verification, Im thinking just do a paypal charge back, but i know paypal never sides with buyer for digital goods ,,so what should I do?

    and i wouldnt open another account there even with a fake name let a lone a real name after this bullsh-t
     
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    rikky584 Newbie

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    Make an another account with your real name.
     
  5. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    JV with somebody else, who will let you use their real name/ID/info. Or create a fake profile with matching faux documents to "verify" it, just as with a good stealth Paypal. Opting to use pseudonym information to work online can be good risk management, but you have to follow through with being able to document it, as the fact that some sites will ask for it is a foreseeable situation.
     
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  6. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    It's stupid to fake details on Elance unless you're trying to scam someone. It's good to see Elance controlling this crap.
     
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  7. 4profit

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    I hope this cleans up some of the future replies:

    Q: Id en tity verific ation by ID copy is one of the most widespread methods for all online businesses and nobody sees any downsides of this. Why do you object?
    A: what i s your na me and ad dre ss then? and can you ** e ase p m me a scan of your i d to confirm? It is m y p olicy. You dont mind do you? Unless of course you are a t er rori st or s cam mer!
    ...and I never had to send a scan of my ID to ebay, fiverr, odesk, amazon, google, godaddy, networks solutions, forums, paypal, etc etc. ...except name cheap made me do it as an excuse when namecheap stole my domain name (it was a valuble misspell too.) never had a problem with my other domain names either.

    Q:Nearly all Te r ms of Se rv ice include the point of no n - ref undab le pay men ts. Consider your money lost.
    A: ya I saw they say you cant do a cha r ge ba ck otherwise you o we them the mon ey +leg al f ees,,, I dont see how they can/ should be allowed to exempt themselves from char ge bac ks, it should still still have right to charg eba ck any company if i dispute the charges, and then it is up to v is a /m c to investigate and if they find i am wrong they giv e t he mo ney back to mer cha nt and sue me..so elance can suck my b*lls. And if they can do this then everybody should just put a no cha rgeb ack poli cy burried in their t erms.

    Q: why the h*ll would you create a fa ke acc o unt if not for 1-time pa y m ent? If you wish to use elance in the future - reg ister a n ew ac ount with true ID . If you will not - your own problem, you can se nd the m on ey by W e st ern U ni on if you wish.
    A: I made a second ac co unt on o d esk with a different name because I did not want my regular guy to see I hi red someone else. This guy asked I p a y him on elance because he ge ts the m on ey quic ker that way. Also I have a rare name and im paranoid about my ORM, i am always honest but sometime when people rip you off it's better they don't know your real name, especiallly when it is unique like mine.


    *Also If they have such a problem with my id ver ifi cation, then why do they have no problem to wit hdraw my m one y from p a y pa l, with no ve rif ic ation? This not the first time I have heard of elance scam rip off freelancer site, many people say they suspend their ac c ount and ke ep the m one y.

    *And I need to make sure this is not some trick sell e r do.

    *ps, dear mods, i cant figure out what is triggering the filter, because when i write the trigger phrases out one by one they all posted fine... sorry if i broke any rules, but i dont think i have.
     
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