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Freelancer keeps delaying my money.

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by DomainerHelper, Sep 7, 2012.

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    Freelancer.com keeps delaying my money. I have followed all rules, have active jobs, am not banned and freelancer.com has delayed my 3 withdraw requests 3 times. They claim the 15 day wait rule. My first request was a month ago, the second a week after. The last was August 26th. I contacted them today and they said that I will not get paid until the 21st.

    "Sometimes we have to delay payments because we can not verify the funds.." - um I had numerous customers there, they cannot verify one single payment a customer made to me on freelancer?
    SEMrush
    I told the power company, internet company and my landlord I could pay them Monday Sept 10th and my utilities are set to be shut off on Tuesday. I have not eaten in 2 days because I had only enough food to feed my kids. I don't know what to do. I worked hard for all of that money and feel that I ought as well cancel the rest of my projects because freelancer.com is a scam and refuses to pay me.

    i just dont get it, I have all 5 star reviews. I followed every rule. They won't even escalate the issue higher up.

    What can I do? I just need to get my money to pay my basic bills. I dont know how to get my money.
     
    DomainerHelper, Sep 7, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. DomainerHelper

    DomainerHelper Well-Known Member

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    THIRD TIME I GET THIS in the last 40 DAYS! I have not gotten one cent!!!! I have hundreds in my account. I am also a premium member.... scammed out of that money too.

     
    DomainerHelper, Sep 7, 2012 IP
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    DomainerHelper Well-Known Member

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    !!!SCAM!!! I can understand 15 days but I have waited 40 days!!!
     
    DomainerHelper, Sep 7, 2012 IP
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    Snat Active Member

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    I have not used Freelancer.com myself, but am interested in hearing if that is written in anything like their payment policies or their terms of service. Still not right though. A quick Google search shows they suspended people with money in their account, so at least they haven't done that!
     
    Snat, Sep 8, 2012 IP
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    Phoenix17 Greenhorn

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    Freelancer has been known as a scam site ever since the changeover. Better switch over to elance/odesk.
     
    Phoenix17, Sep 10, 2012 IP
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    matt_62 Notable Member

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    changing platforms doesnt help him keep the power on in the meantime...

    is there any way possibility you can refund your clients in freelancer and they pay cash?
     
    matt_62, Sep 10, 2012 IP
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    freelancerIT Peon

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    I have worked with them for some time but I never had problems with them.
     
    freelancerIT, Sep 11, 2012 IP
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    superhaze421 Member

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    They are not allowed to hold money, they are in violation of funds availability act, this is often used against paypal to make them release holds on monies
     
    superhaze421, Oct 2, 2012 IP
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    superhaze421 Member

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    Tell them they are in violation of the funds availability act, threaten them with legal action.
     
    superhaze421, Oct 2, 2012 IP
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    jonathancottlea Peon

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    I have no complete knowledge about Freelancer.com. I want to know about it. Please inform me.
     
    jonathancottlea, Oct 3, 2012 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    That Act applies to banks, not companies that set their own terms of service.
     
    browntwn, Oct 3, 2012 IP
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    mione Member

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    This is really awful to read. As someone who has used the Freelancer website to find quality article writers and other services I am really disappointed to discover that the freelancer struggles to get the money into their account. Our business were recently interviewed about Freelancer for an English newspaper (the Sunday Times) and the interview might have gone slightly differently if we had known about this!
     
    mione, Oct 24, 2012 IP
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    lordofblogger Peon

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    Such a problem often faced by many users with different sites like freelncer desk, affiliate programs etc. There should be some kind of authority who can look into such a frauds and provide a reasonable decision to punish those cheaters.
     
    lordofblogger, Oct 24, 2012 IP
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    Earn Easy Active Member

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    Is your account verified ? I mean , have u sent your docs ?
     
    Earn Easy, Feb 24, 2015 IP
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    sachindpm Greenhorn

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    this is not good at all. we deposit some amount to their bank in india via IMPS and it has reached to their account immediatly. we open a ticket to request a deposit and its been 5 working days they have not deposit the same even not replying properly. the thing is they charge good fee while depositing money via credit card and all and this is the only reason they dont want user to pay via bank or they delay this to demote this practice. it has become a money making center not for freelancers around but for freelancer.com........... not happy........
     
    sachindpm, Jul 3, 2016 IP