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How cream scammed me for free work and $180

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by haverox, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    He needed SEO work done for him, we got together, I came up with a proposal, he liked it and we agreed on a price of $270. Less than a week into the work I had already received over a hundred messages from him asking for updates. I took a 4 day vacation in which he claims I was gone for two weeks. After about 3 weeks into something that was going to take at least 6 he requested a refund. We worked out that I would pay him back $180 (since I had done a substantial amount of content creation and promotion). I informed him I would not have it for a few weeks. Within those weeks he sent several hundred more messages forcing me to block him on gtalk, although I always reassured him he would get his money (he was in desperate need of it since he just lost his job or something like that, which is also the reason he requested the refund in the first place.) He started a shitlist thread here bad mouthing me and my company, which was removed I think within 24 hours or maybe 48 or something like that. I refunded him the $180 agreed upon but he also reversed the original paypal transaction of $270 (by the way the price of $270 was dependent on him filling out my companies marketing questionnaire which he never did. I quoted him @ $300 and offered him a 10% discount to do this). I told him I was gonna forward his account to my attorney but we realized it would be more to take him to court then we would win. This guy is a real piece of work and should be avoided at all cost. I know your not supposed to sell outside of BST but IDK how I ever even met this guy (I think it was on freelancer.com but I'm not sure. The only reason I know his BHW user id is because somehow he found out mine and used it to post the aforementioned shitlist thread.) Anyways I just want this guy to find him self a perma ban as this isn't the first time he has tried to mess with a freelancer. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...mukeshgbg-another-shady-freelancer-folks.html

    And he is still out posting my company's info all over BHW
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/hire-freelancer/276069-need-persons-phone-adress.html

    I know I don't have a squeaky clean record here but I'm always honest with my dealings and would hate to see any fellow members get scammed by this guy the way I did. Thanks mods for your time and sorry you gotta deal with stuff like this. If you need a few program hours as gratis for your time I'm getting pretty good with VB.
     
  2. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    two days and not a single response, What's up BHW?
     
  3. iseegreen

    iseegreen Power Member

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    well seems to me - you didn't let the guy know the timeframe before he would see the results

    I only say this because you said after 3 weeks he wanted his money back - and most people know that Seo and rankings are definately going to take longer than 3 weeks.

    so best thing to do is send the guy back his money and next time make sure the client understands from the beginning what to expect -- so that then you have something to refer back to.

    business just sucks some times when you deal over the internet.
     
  4. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    the guy already has his money back and a further $180!
     
  5. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    yeh thats gotta suck a little - u kept your end of the bargain
    and sent the 180 he asked for
    then he filed for a full refund on the 270 as well.
    i make that a scam of 180$ proffit .
    ide pm a mod like bigbuddy hes in this section
    alot
     
  6. kirahster

    kirahster Registered Member

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    Did you send him the $180 over paypal? If so can't you just do a chargeback?
     
  7. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    Can't do a chargeback on the original since he already did a reversal and I can't do it on the $180 because I stupidly sent it as seller protected (I was trying to save him the fee's of PP, even though he didn't have the courtesy to do the same for me, stupid ass decision to make in business but luckily I at least learn from my mistakes). I may try calling my bank but since it came from a military banking institution IDK if I want to go through all that with them. I'll definitely hit up BigBuddy since he was the one to inform me of when this guy shitlisted me. Thanks everybody that has taken to the time try and help me out.
     
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    He should respond. Has he got any knowledge that this thread exists? I think he hasn't.
     
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    BigBuddy Account Under Review

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    Pm ed him. lets see...
     
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  10. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    Myself and BigBuddy have both PM'ed him about this matter and he has done nothing to reply thus far. What do you think BHW community?
     
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    BigBuddy Account Under Review

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    Issuing Perm Ban for not responding here, considered as scammer.
     
  12. haverox

    haverox Regular Member

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    Thanks BB, It sucks things end this way sometimes.

    P.S. I'm gonna order some of those .edu links off you real soon. I'll let you know in your thread when I get up the cash.