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writing for Mathijs Van de Graaff

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by zenmoog, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. zenmoog

    zenmoog Newbie

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    Wrote 10 financial articles for this guy through craigslist and stiffed me for all of them. Promised $5 per, not sure where they ended up but I got fkkled. Stay away from this clown, lesson learned, get paid up front for at least 50% in advance. Mathijs Van de Graaff is the name he used when he contacted me, I think he may be writing for Associated Content or Demand Media, hope he doesn't make a penny from my work, lesson learned.
     
  2. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Use Google to know if the articles are already posted on any site. From there you attack the site owner that he is using stolen content.

    There are many ways to track that guy.

    Think round the box. :)
     
  3. Copywriter123

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    Another guy to watch out for:
    Bob Grant - calls himself the "relationship doctor" from a website dated 2008 at RelationshipHeadquarters and assorted other substandard, poorly designed and written promotional landing pages.

    Unethical, immoral. Pushing relationship building and marriage ebooks, bilking people who do work for him and other unsuspecting victims who need real help out of their money. Hiding behind a "counselor" title - no more of a person than anyone else, and his misleading practices are what give the profession a bad name.

    Thinks the world of himself and truly nothing of anyone else. Shame on him for the cheap duping.
     
  4. Dudette

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    To the OP. This guy is a contractor with Demand Media Studios. He is not supposed to outsource, as it is against the guidelines. DMS publishes stuff on eHow, Livestrong, etc. I personally don't care about that part, the part that burns my butt is that he didn't pay you for YOUR work, but he certainly got paid.
     
  5. super11

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    See if the name matches, report to Demand Studio because an author is not allowed to outsource work. So, they will ban his account.Be sure, to verify that the name matches or else you will end up hurting the person whom the scammer sold the articles.