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ServantOfGod cheated me over $300 :(

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by narayanan86, May 12, 2012.

  1. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    This guy ServantofGod >> Profile URL: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/20168-servantofgod.html

    has cheated me over $300 and it's been several months.

    Why I am posting this thread so late?


    I didn't see any activity of him on this forum for the last 3-4 months and he's started posting threads to hire people in March & May. I want to let BHW guys know that he's a cold blooded scammer

    How did he scam me?


    I worked for him as a Customer Service Agent, after he chose me from my PM. We both agreed for the initial payment of $100 per week, which will be more sooner (a month or two).

    Thread URL: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/hire-freelancer/387986-customer-service-agent.html

    Apart from being a Customer Support Agent, I was also actively taking part in the growth of his business. As an MBA graduate and a WP website builder, I was constantly pouring in my suggestions for the improvisation of his website(s) and how to get back the customers he lost over months due to poor service.

    My job was to respond to emails and I saw a shit load of emails claiming refund (dated since February 2011) 'coz they didn't get the shoes ordered.

    Alright, here I smelled something going wrong and I spoke to him about the same. He said that his partners didn't deliver the product; he's under debts and now bringing the business back blah blah.

    He then told me that I shall continue my work and will be paid fortnightly. I was ok with it and continued working for him. After 15 days, he asked for my paypal id and I gave him right away. He then said that the payment will be done in a couple of days. I continued working for another 3-4 days; no payment came in.

    I wrote him an email asking for the same. He said that he's got some issues with the Credit Card and will try to send the payment in a week or less. I had no option but to stop the work as he already owed me $300 for 3 weeks of work.

    He came online after 15 days only to give me some shitty reasons and made a final promise that the payment will be made in 10 days so that the work can be resumed.

    He's yet to be online on Skype. I tried calling his phone, sent messages, emails, PMs but he ignored everything.

    Now he's actively searching for more guys to scam in BHW. SCAM ALERT

    His name: Rich Forrester
    Skype handle: SoleShopper
    FB Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/therealjockmyfresh

    His recently started threads:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/joint-ventures/439356-design-sales-partner.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...424731-need-partners-educational-program.html

    Should I attach screenshots of our Skype chat logs?
     
  2. krayzietalent

    krayzietalent Junior Member

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    Guessing he was drop shipping and his connect fell through? Or his PayPal got a hold put on it and he didn't have the funds to continue making his business flow?

    Anyways, good luck man I hope you get paid.
     
  3. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    When he came back after a month, he said that he's got a loan or something and finally back in business. Regardless of whatever, he shown 0% courtesy and I got pissed off wasting more than 50 hours for this guy and betterment of his biz :(
     
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    How Ironic that a person by THAT partcular username cheat you outta money...
     
  5. servantofgod

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    We had a big chain reaction disaster in which we ended up loosing 5 figures (+much more in potential business) and a shit load of data that started with our merchant processor. Sampath was hired literally right before this happened. He was very diligent with his job, but in all actuality his work became useless due to the severity of the situation. So it was loose-loose for both us and Sampath. He knows a little bit about it but he does not know the extent. He is not the only individual on this forum, there are two other employees who were also affected. However they are also not the only individuals affected and the damage as the fiasco piled pretty high--I said 5 figures. I have partners who lost some significant things. However, we're slowly putting things back together, so Sampath will be taken care of. We're not out to scam anybody, especially not for free work. I'd do it myself before I do that. Do understand dealing with retail online is not as easy as some may like to think from the outside looking in.

    Sampath is a good guy and I will be contacting Sampath to settle this matter. I understand that he has gone this route due to lack of response on my part. I believe I can settle things with him because I think we're a bit cooler than this. Also none of that contact information is accurate.

    I apologize Sampath for not contacting you sooner :)
     
  6. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    Like I mentioned in my first post, I didn't get a single response from your side and I had no option but to start this thread. You said there's a couple more guys from BHW who were not paid. I have no idea whether they got paid later or got replies from you. May be they didn't work their ass off or took this job seriously.

    I was totally frustrated and I was really happy that I got a good job (I was literally almost broke when I was chosen for this job) and got shocked when you disappeared totally. I trusted you down to the bottom and hence agreed to continue the work even when the initial payment was delayed. But all the hopes you given me turned out as nightmares to me.

    Btw, I just responded to your PM. I'd be more than happy if you could just make the payment.
     
  7. kvmcable

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    I do it everyday and I don't hire people and then not pay them while opening new threads looking for more workers. If you don't have money to pay the people you owe then you don't have money to pay new people you hire. Sounds to me like you're gambling with other people's time and when it doesn't pay out like you hoped you put them off while trying something else. Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

    I'd suggest you pay the people you owe before owing more people. This will snowball into a lot of people losing time and money if none of your ventures pan out. Gamble with your own time, not the time of others.
     
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  8. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    My only hope is this guy's username: ServantofGod
     
  9. Needalead

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    Why? What have you done? Started a whole new alias? I bet you knew that you weren't going to deliver on your end. Why would you bring that up if you had intentions of paying your debt? You sound like the typical wanna be business person who wants to have large amounts of cash up front but then sources it out to everyone else while you do no work & spend the cash.

    You also sound cocky for mentioning that piece of information. Like you are above this guy. This really pisses me off that you ripped the OP off like that. You think, "You are a bit cooler than that?" Really? Actions speak louder than words. Most likely you were hoping he forgot about what you might think is a measly $300.00 but A LOT to this guy.

    You preyed on a guy's desperation and caused him to be further in the hole.

    If you truly are planning on making it right, then tell the "correct information"

    OP, good looking out and I'm sorry you were scammed. I hope you get your money that's owed to you and are able to move on.
     
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  10. narayanan86

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    Thanks for your support mate. I am just hoping to get paid asap. Have got some final hopes on ServantOfGod
     
  11. Needalead

    Needalead BANNED BANNED

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    It just really irks me when people "hire" people but because they didn't make the money they thought they would have. They think it's okay to let the person suffer. Like, if I didn't make any money, well you shouldn't either. I was ripped off by someone here, how I found the place & while there are many great apples. There are many crab apples who have no sense of business.

    If there is anything I can help you with as far as resources. Feel free to seek me out.
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    simple ethics ,

    1 - you hired him
    2 - you owe him 300$
    3 - you disappear 3/4 months
    4 - almost no contact replys to the op
    5 - your back posting more jvs b4 paying the guy first.
    6 - you shouldnt be jv'ing with anyone till you pay this guy first.
    7 - makes you look bad making new JVS with outstanding debts

    final thought, if u have the money 2 post 2 new ventures in may
    then you have the funds to pay this guy. so man up and pay the
    guy for his work, it isnt his fault what you did failed, he still did his job.
     
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    The OP is right in asking for the dues. He is also right in opening this shitlist. The accused is still hiring members here when he knows that he is unable to pay any of them, including the 3 members hired earlier. So he is doing more harm in hiring members at this moment. He MUST stop hiring unless he pays all those first.

    Smells very fishy... all the reasons he states cannot be verified and hence those reasons should be considered part of a possible scam of cheating members here. We need to put our foot firmly down on such cases and protect the interests of our working members here. That's it, IMHO.

    OP (and other 2 members) MUST get all the dues immediately and until then the accused must stop all the new hiring process here.



    P.S.:
    @Servant...: Pay OP from your personal account immediately if your so-called 5+figure or 6+figure company is twisting and churning in the ocean of mishaps. Whatever the cause for that belly-up then and belly-up-to-sideways now, there is at least ONE BHW member who hasn't been paid by you, the hiring agent, and that payment MUST be settled immediately. Your company didn't hired him, you did and so you pay him out of your own pockets when your company can't.

    Well, many BHW members can be really provoked if such a "big-time company" (which takes loss of 5+ figures in no time at all!!! REAL HARD to BELIEVE this reason) comes here with a sole purpose of cheating members...


    P.P.S.:

    Servant...: You have almost always come here on BHW to open threads in Hire a Freelancer section. You have possibly been hiring members for various different businesses every time. Still, you don't have a single i-trader against your name!!! Not stating that it spell any wrong doings on your part, but I am wondering why no members have given you a single i-Trader!

    Considering that you are unable to pay the members here, have all those different "businesses" really gone belly-up with one slap by a single business mishap? You seem to fit the adjective given to you by OP in this thread. IMO, just pay him and others and get your name a bit whitewashed again.
     
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  14. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    Thanks mate. Right now I am looking to sell a group of EMD info domains. Just started searching for Flippa alike places to sell them. They had some rankings before; but after the server got crashed I lost the content and rankings. I have got less than a month before they expire. Gotta do something about it. Please let me know if you think there is something you can help me with regarding this.

    Thanks for support mate. Hope this guy realises what he did was not ethical, and pays me what he owes. I have also sent him a detailed PM explaining things.
     
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    I commend you on apologizing and manning up now publicly.

    But your excuses that hedge your apology only confirm what an amateur you are. Real businessmen do not leave their employees or contractors high and dry. Simple as that.

    You assumed the risk of your endeavor. The OP assumed none of it, except his misplaced trust in you.
     
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    Judas was also a servantofGod
     
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  17. Needalead

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    Do you need money to renew them? Or to build them up? PM me, maybe we can get you rolling in some funds. I don't have a LOT of money, but I can help you with getting something rolling. I really am sorry the situation arose.

    The statements the perp hast said just spews dishonesty and disregard of your time & efforts.
     
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  18. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    How ironic! Those words trigger some alarm in me that I am gonna lose my money :(

    Thanks for your support mate. Just sent you an email :)
     
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    narayanan86 maybe I can help, plz check your pm
     
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  20. narayanan86

    narayanan86 Junior Member

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    Just replied to your pm mate. Thanks & Cheers!