So I hired a contractor on Odesk for a straightforward content creation job. After providing everything to him I waited a week or so to see some progress. In response he said he would have something soon for me... and then he disappeared not a single reply after numerous messages and nearly 6 weeks later!
As it was a $300 job and he wanted 50% upfront I paid it without too much concern as he had only positive feedback.
I wanted to try to figure out if he was intentionally not responding or what the deal was. So I messaged him using the contact page of his personal website using a different name. Well in less than 24 hours I get a very detailed reply to my specific question, so it couldn't have been an auto-reply...
So in short he ripped myself and several others off (as he has several fixed contract contracts unfinished on there that I can see).
Just wondering what would you guys do knowing this? He's completely unresponsive via odesk and I want to try to have him face repercussions but unsure of what can be done.
I'm fine to let this all go as that seemed to be my only choice but if anyone knows of something I could do I'm all ears.