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I was Unfairly suspended from a Freelancing site that was my sole income source

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by smartdoctor, May 28, 2011.

  1. smartdoctor

    smartdoctor Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I was wrongly suspended permanently from a freelancing site that has been my source of income for years. Basically they accused me of something I did not do this is the message they sent me

    As of 26-May-2011 ACCOUNT has suspended your account .

    Comment from Support: Your account has been suspended for violation of Our policy.

    Unfortunately, we have identified that you engaged in a payment outside our Company. This is categorized as violation "Disintermediation" and it is a serious marketplace violation.

    Our Company retains the right to limit your ability to work in our Marketplace for violations of the Marketplace agreement. You will have the ability to continue with your active assignments and withdrawal funds. However, you are no longer allowed to accept or apply to additional jobs.

    Once you complete your active contracts, you will no longer have the ability to use the our platform. In addition to this, you are not allowed to use the service under a different account or re-register under a new account. If you create an additional account, all funds will be held and we will report you to the local authorities.

    This decision is final, all attempts to contact support for reinstatement will be denied.

    Thank you for your compliance.

    Please contact us and reference your User ID to discuss the status of your account.

    Thanks,
    Support


    I have the evidence from my paypal screen shot I have not engaged in purported allegation.
    My concern are as follows:
    I have to get an immediate source of income
    I am a proficient SEO content writer
    I am contemplating starting my service thread here.
    I am contemplating never to work for a freelancing site again
    I am worried of how to pay my bills since I have been earning the top dollar now am a pauper.
    I want to start my own article writing service website

    I am confused :(
    Please help me with any suggestion.

    Regards
    Joe Writer
     
  2. kingdom

    kingdom Junior Member

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    Sad to hear the news.Hope somebody will give advice to solve your problem
     
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  3. nanavlad

    nanavlad Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Pm me with your prices for 500 word aarticles
    am only interested in top quality well researched articles
     
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  4. wholesalereplica

    wholesalereplica BANNED BANNED

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    surely there are other freelance sites you can try, you can always refer potential buyers to your current feedback

    Good writers are worth their weight in gold, if you are high quality then contact a few mods offering your service or see Zen19's post of how to properly start a service thread

    Once started I am sure you would have more work than you can handle

    also there are a number of sites you could target with your services

    good luck
     
  5. super11

    super11 Senior Member

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    Tell them the truth. Sometimes, they reinstate it. Mistakes do happen.
     
  6. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    My opinion is that when a company of a larger (or smaller) caliber hits you that way, even though it might seem like a better decision to just "comply", if you really know and believe they are accusing you wrongly you should stand up for yourself. Even if that requires wasting time and effort, even if they just stomp you over.... really man... they are going to report you to the "local authorities"... is that even possible? I'm from Europe, but to me that just sounds like a pokerface threat..

    This is my opinion, they know they are in power and have all the lawyers they can buy, but what brought them to that attitude are the individuals (a majority) that just doesn't even try to stand up for themselves against a website, company or whatever... If no one even responds they start acting even more arrogant. And if no one tries, the support will just "slam a door at you" with some lame response when you file your ticket or try to get a human response...

    I say; try and find a solution to your problems, a alternative money source if you must, but simultaneously don't give up on getting a positive response from them and even an apology later if you push it further enough.
    But the key is to focus primarily on how to make money, and not put too much effort into solving other issues, so if you lose that at the end you won't feel bad for losing too much time, money or energy, and you'll look at it as just something you did so you know you've tried that, instead of "I didn't even try"
    Break a leg, anyway.
     
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  7. Pikachoo

    Pikachoo Junior Member

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    It's not good to have all your eggs in one basket, but I guess that you know the painful reality of that now.
    Strange but that that email seems to be unique to G00gle though? (apart from wf).
     
  8. mikewaz

    mikewaz Newbie

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    Are you sure that email is legit? I'd definitely contact them through the site contact us link to verify that message is from them.
     
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  9. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    This decision is final, all attempts to contact support for reinstatement will be denied.


    Please contact us and reference your User ID to discuss the status of your account.


    Yes, wtf's up with that? :S
     
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  10. zebrahat

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    Assuming your innocence, the legitimacy of the email and the termination policy of the FL site, this shows another reason why BH marketers use stealth or faux IDs online in the first place. It protects our IM business from fickle, exploitative and arrogant TOS of various websites, who think they are the center of the universe.

    A proficient IM marketer may be involved in dozens of sites, with dozens of (at times conflicting) policies, yet each site thinks you must be minutely attentive to every detail of their particular arrangement. Even if you inadvertantly violated their terms in their eyes, contact to remedy a bad decision should have been possible. Using a faux id at first, it may be possible to fix this using a new id, or even your actual id (in the latter case, if they challenge you, you can produce your actual real docs to prove you are a real person). You might also consider having a relative or friend enroll/register with them, and work through that account.
     
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  11. marketingwise

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    There are lots of sites like that to work at. Also, mnay of those suspensions are only temporary
     
  12. soyafan

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    How did they allegedly learn that you are engaged in payment outside the site.DId u use the same User ID in BHW or some other place?

    sad to hear though.I hope you get reinstated.Building reputation takes lot of time.No matter how good you are .if you are starting a new account it takes time to get good ratings.

    Hopefully BHW guys will buy content from you too to help you with some orders
     
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  13. shaun_shaun

    shaun_shaun Junior Member

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    what is ur Freelancing site ? did u re-appeal ??
     
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  14. redmoon

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    You take W's and L's in this game. Don't "contemplate" when you run into a roadblock just find a way around it. It might be best to move your biz here and open a sales thread. Let me know if you do because I always can use good SEO ppl. Best of luck!
     
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  15. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Very true. You never know when or how the game will change.
    It is always a good idea to have multiple streams of income.

    Live & Learn . . . :)

    "Wiz"
     
  16. craigsdad

    craigsdad Newbie Premium Member

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    Hey guys

    You know what i have 10 other ids and i will keep doing business on your FL site and keep getting money out of your marketplace. you know what now that you have found 1 of my id , i need to create at least 10 more.

    can you suggest me some good available ids though?

    Thank you again for the support and please note I am not contacting you :)
     
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