Can someone tell me...

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Can someone tell me where the text below came from? I need to know what platform has this format for posting jobs? I know it's not eLance....

I know it's not iWriter (I don't think). Anyone have any ideas?



<<< Project title: 1 Press Release - Flowers Sydney - 4140357852
Category: Other
Keyword: flowersatkirribilli.com.au
Word count: 500

Project
instructions: Writing style: Professional tone
Article purpose: Pick something newsworthy about the business and announce it through the press release.

RULES FOR PRESS RELEASES:

1. Make sure the press release is newsworthy.

2. If about a product or service, write a story about uses and benefits, not a blatant sales pitch.





Someone ripped me out of money and were sending me a ton of articles to do and they were all in this template. Then they disappeared....
#content writer #freelance #scam
  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I am confused...you got that message and did some work before verifying who you were working for. Is that right?
    Have you Googled flowersatkirribilli.com.au and asked them??
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    • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      I am confused...you got that message and did some work before verifying who you were working for. Is that right?
      Have you Googled flowersatkirribilli.com.au and asked them??

      This guy hired me thru eLance...as well as others.


      Now he's starting to dispute all the jobs and the post gets removed so he doesnt have to pay after all of us have done all the work.


      When he would send us the assignments, that is the format that they were all in. I have emailed them and even called another company but they said that they don't know him by name, email, etc and they wouldnt tell me the company that does do this work. But I'm 99% sure he's getting these all from a site, outsourcing them, not paying, and keeping them money...


      Was hoping someone would recognize that format.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    File a complaint through elance. He is supposed to pay into escrow before you do any work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      File a complaint through elance. He is supposed to pay into escrow before you do any work.

      Already did. It was a hourly job with work view where I had to send timesheets. They said that he has 5 days to pay unless he disputes in which case it won't be auto pay but if he's scamming like this, his CC probably won't have the funds.



      And he's disputed some of the other jobs already and has had the entire job taken down. So, needless to say, I'm not getting paid lol...


      Hoping someone can recognize that format.


      Is it WordGigs? iWriter? Freelancer? What?
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    • Profile picture of the author WilliamatCEO
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      File a complaint through elance. He is supposed to pay into escrow before you do any work.

      yes, laurencewins is right and you should do same!
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        The text is straight out of a book on "PR" about how to hire outsourcers - and it appears on multiple sites. There's nothing there.

        You have the name of the business (in the email address) - and elance knows far more about this buyer than you do at this point. Let elance do their job before you complicate things by trying to go around that service.
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        • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          The text is straight out of a book on "PR" about how to hire outsourcers - and it appears on multiple sites. There's nothing there.

          You have the name of the business (in the email address) - and elance knows far more about this buyer than you do at this point. Let elance do their job before you complicate things by trying to go around that service.
          I've contacted the business and eLance has said there is nothing they can do since what he is doing is disputing the jobs before anyone can submit their timesheet, the job gets taken down, and then everyone hired loses money.

          eLance isn't as safe as many people like to believe....

          This is definitely my last time working on there but...

          I may be close to tracking this guy down via one of the sites I did content for.
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