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Freelance >> Ripoff

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Derik, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Derik

    Derik Regular Member

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    Freelance (dot) com has turned out to steal users money.
    There is a 5$ refundable fee when you post a project and apparently from last week its not refundable.
    They changed this policy and didn't inform users.
    I spoke to Zeus in the live chat who was a dick head. He said "I am sorry for not letting you know the policy changed" aka "I am sorry for stealing for $5 but this is how we work"

    'A' Holes !!!!

    I hate burning $ like this, wish it had gone for a good cause. !

    Freelance Scam !
     
  2. Gorush

    Gorush Power Member

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    i posted an offer there and they wanted 100$ because its "fulltime" they took my 5$ and deleted my post
     
  3. khirad

    khirad BANNED BANNED

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    5$ for buyer
    and 3% for provider
    10% on top of that for providers

    Freelancer is Scam
     
  4. Statix

    Statix Junior Member

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    leave money in your account and they will take it also. I have like $12 sitting there and they take $5 when you don't use the account for 180 days or something like that. Moved to odesk.com and not worry about it
     
  5. khirad

    khirad BANNED BANNED

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    same here i posted for facebook service and they stole my Dollars too and closed the post
     
  6. mojstermiha

    mojstermiha Regular Member

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    I withdraw all my money and I won't be using it anymore. F*** them, there are plenty other freelance portals.
     
  7. Derik

    Derik Regular Member

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    Withdrawing money will take 15 days to reach paypal..
    Man Freelance BIG SCAM and steals money silently .
     
  8. hustlin365247

    hustlin365247 Newbie

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    Hey all I didn't know where to post this question.

    I hired a guy in New Zealand to do some magento work for me and it looks like after i sent him $750.00 through western union he hasn't contacted me since.

    You know of anything i can do about this?

    I found him on freelancer
     
  9. Dr_Scythe

    Dr_Scythe Regular Member

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    Lol you just got scammed.

    Never use Western Union unless the service has already been supplied and in your control.

    Use a secure payment gateway that is either reversable in case of fraud or that won't clear the funds until both parties are satisfied work is complete.