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"steffun" Stole my money-- Please Help

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by glasslook, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hi, I am a new user of DP.
    I am still not very familiar with DP but had a great hope on this Forum.
    I already got many jobs through this forum and worked.
    The clients in generally ask for work, I do it and then they pay and run away.
    They never give feedback even after requesting them for it. And so my I-Trader is still "0".
    But that is alright as long the buyer is paying.
    Recently a got a mail from a buyer called "steffun"
    He asked me to do some photoshop work for him.
    It was 80 pictures and pay was $40.
    I agreed. i am a poor guy.
    Struggled a lot worked hard and day/night.
    I returned complete work within 3 days.
    I send him a screen shot of my work.
    But he asked for the pictures and promised me to pay.
    I trusted on him and send my hard work.
    Since then there is no reply from him.
    I send him numerous message via DP and gmail. But he do not respond.
    Please help me. Please advice me what I can do?
    SEMrush
     
    glasslook, Jun 19, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ez760

    ez760 Peon

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    I'm sorry to hear that, I'll see what I coul digg up for you. Is his name "Steffun" here on DP? Also what his Gmail?

    -Zeke
     
    ez760, Jun 20, 2010 IP
  3. glasslook

    glasslook Peon

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    Hi, Yes his name is, "steffun" in DP and his Gmail ID is,
     
    glasslook, Jun 20, 2010 IP
  4. vinoth2vinoth

    vinoth2vinoth Peon

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    #4
    Report it to moderators.
     
    vinoth2vinoth, Jun 20, 2010 IP
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    fharez89 Peon

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    Report to moderator so that traced its place. and prepare the proof bro
     
    fharez89, Jun 28, 2010 IP
  6. justyellowboy

    justyellowboy Peon

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    I feel sorry for you, dude. Hey, at least you didn't actually have real money stolen from you, the jerk just took advantage of you. Perhaps its time to write up some sort of contract so that in the future nobody is screwed over without some form of safety net.
     
    justyellowboy, Jun 28, 2010 IP
  7. browntwn

    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    Why report it to a moderator? They have nothing to do with a private business deal. Seriously, what do you expect them to do?

    It is a waste of yours and the moderators time to report it.
     
    browntwn, Jun 29, 2010 IP
  8. darkrider919

    darkrider919 Peon

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    #8
    honestly, there is no chance that you can get your hard-earned money. this is the risk we take as online professionals, we don't have a way to tell if the employer is legit.
     
    darkrider919, Jun 29, 2010 IP
  9. gvannorman

    gvannorman Well-Known Member

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    Its a problem that all of us have faced when it comes to outsourcing. Sometimes you even do great work and still get a bad review. Here is what I would do....move on. But, thanks for letting everyone know. At least he wont be able to hire someone else in the near future. But, if you leave him bad feedback, he will do the same for you...I learned the hard way.

    But, its all good....
     
    gvannorman, Jun 29, 2010 IP
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    gvannorman Well-Known Member

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    gvannorman, Jun 29, 2010 IP
  11. alexifa

    alexifa Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, this happens a lot. The best way to deal with it is to prepare for this kind of thing happening in advance. Do try to get some payment up front before transferring all of your work and do try to have a written contract in case disputes do arise. In this case it looks as though you have simply been ripped off and there is very little you can do about it. Leave him bad feedback and post these details with his username and email in a few places to warn others
     
    alexifa, Jun 30, 2010 IP
  12. gvannorman

    gvannorman Well-Known Member

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    The problem with leaving bad feedback is that he can retaliate with bad feedback for you. Take a look at my feedback, you will see what I mean.

    I just wanted to let others know that its best just to move on. But, do post your experience with him here and other places also. This way you have warned others.
     
    gvannorman, Jun 30, 2010 IP
  13. ez760

    ez760 Peon

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    I just thought I'd post his name and location, havent had time lately, but I'll see if I could aquire his actual address..

    Stefan Bezman - Bucharest, Romania
     
    ez760, Jun 30, 2010 IP
  14. xorshells

    xorshells Peon

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    Sorry to hear this.
     
    xorshells, Jun 30, 2010 IP
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    omarabid Well-Known Member

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    #15
    This is what iTrader is made for. Just give him a negative iTrader.
    Also buyers always gives me iTrader, I wonder why they didn't for you.
     
    omarabid, Jun 30, 2010 IP
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    wptheme Well-Known Member

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    #16
    To the OP I am sorry to hear your story but seriously, the guy in question is a complete newbie. How could you trust him by giving him the work completely with atleast half payment first. If it was a reputable member then maybe you fret later but for newbie members like steffun unless you already know him before never trust them completely. I doubt you can much about this though maybe DP members can try to track him a bit. However just take this as a lesson and be more cautious the next time. I know because my first deal on DP was with someone who looks pretty normal (not that reputable but not a newbie) and I was scammed. Took that as a hard lesson and you should too.
    Goodluck
     
    wptheme, Jul 1, 2010 IP
  17. Pat Vikstrom

    Pat Vikstrom Member

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    glasslook

    sorry to hear man ... but you should always protect your self. This is like going for a wet night out in Bangkok where I happen to live, without a pack of Durex in your pocket :) Kidding aside, either by asking for 50% payment up front or a very easy way is to deliver all the work with a big fat WATERSTAMP all over each picture plus reduce the resolution. He can visualize the work you have done, but he can't possibly use it for commercial purposes.

    We learn as we go along ...
     
    Pat Vikstrom, Jul 5, 2010 IP
  18. steffun

    steffun Guest

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    Hi there! I've just saw this thread. I asked this guy to do the job as he said and he said it will be done in 3 days. I asked him on friday. And when I sent him an email on Monday he said that the work it's not ready. and he wasn't even started and I told him that i don't need it anymore because he didn't keep his word and I needed the files on Monday. Anyway after a few days he sent me the email with files and asking for the money. I didn't even open the file. I am rich now with his $40 stolen.
     
    steffun, Jul 5, 2010 IP
  19. looking4vps

    looking4vps Peon

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    If this is the case why didn't you respond to his emails or pms
     
    looking4vps, Jul 5, 2010 IP
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    glasslook Peon

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    Hi...hilarious brother...great...Now lets pove it..
    hi

    please send me the files so I can send the payment.

    thanks
    Stefun

    --- On Wed, 6/16/10e, Glass <glasslook2002@gmail.com> wrote:

    From: Glass <glasslook2002@gmail.com>
    Subject: RE: Watermark removing
    To: "'stefun'" <steffun00@yahoo.com>
    Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 2:21 AM
    Hi, 80 Pictures completed.

    Argentina – 44 (Complete)
    England – 36
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    I will pay don't worry.

    --- On Thu, 6/17/10, Glass <glasslook2002@gmail.com> wrote:

    From: Glass <glasslook2002@gmail.com>
    Subject: RE: Watermark removing
    To: "'stefun'" <steffun00@yahoo.com>
    Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 8:01 PM
    Should I send the files now? You will pay right?! Its my hard work. I do not want to get cheated please
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    CAN YOU READ IT BRO?? CHECK YOUR CALENDER?? What day that was?? MONDAY?? Are you blind??!! Whom you are making fool?? I am sure you need some work done in DP and you are afraid about your reputation now...
     
    glasslook, Jul 5, 2010 IP