I'm developing a freelance site idea of mine, and I've come to realize something:
Freelance sites have almost no protection from scammers.
Does anyone know how they handle chargebacks?
Let's say job poster 1 (scammer) post a $100 article writing job and awards it to worker 1(same scammer in disguise).
Worker 1 gets the funding sent to him, clears it to his bank account. At which point, job poster 1 issues a chargeback on the $100 fee.
Freelance site not only loses $25 for the chargeback fee, but also are out the $100 they just paid out to 'worker 1'.
This is the only thing holding me back from starting my own site - getting completely ripped off by savy scammers who know how to manipulate the system...