Monday, June 10, 2013
In many of the cases, published reviews has someone's comment introducing himself/herself as an employee of freelancer.com. With a copy paste robotic format they offer help to those who are now vocal against freelancer.com's abusive actions, misdeeds and scam. It's bizarre to see those agents in forums offering help. Why they are showing this seriousness for their customers now? Where were they when the suffered users contacted them? It wouldn't be necessary if they had cared at the first time.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
"In short, Freelancer.com acts illegally, binds users to terms that either do not exist or do not relate to the users situation"
The title of the article actually is the comment made by a user of freelancer.com! Though his problems got solved after his public post about the issues with freelancer.com, the memories that he shared in his site give a vivid picture about how freelancer.com is operated. Along with challenging so called legal obligations, the user also pointed out the bad quality of the customer service.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Someone defending freelancer.com has made a comment on a forum post saying that one of the blog posts that was made to share the experience about freelancer.com is still kept because "We think he keeps it up there because it gets traffic to his website"! Does this comment defend freelancer.com or exposes the truth about freelancer.com?
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Now it's about the affiliate program of freelancer.com. It has messed up the provisions of giving affiliate commissions to it's registered users. After buying out former getafreelancer.com it has changed it's affiliate program policy that hurts those who were referring users via the affiliate program. They neither put the notice about the change on affiliate page nor they informed the users who were registered from the getafreelancer.com days.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
On Linkedin, the CEO of freelancer.com was discussing some other thing, where he said- Sorry, but who are these f*cking morons? The discussion was about ACS and it's policies, nothing related to freelancing or Freelancer.com. But the point is that someone made a mention worthy reuse of the phrase to explain that how users feel about freelancer.com.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
After complaints after complaints by the users about it's malpractices, when it became irresistible for the outsourcing market place to tolerate free speech and true stories, freelancer.com chose the way of threatening. A former users of the site wrote a blog entry describing his sufferings with the site and got huge response from the readers. There are still some 350+ comments there. His ISP was sent a legal notice claiming that the blogger is violating copyright and the blogger himself was threatened by saying that he was defaming the company. Freelancer.com failed to understand the old saying - "what you reap is what you saw".
Monday, June 3, 2013
Anyone who visits the wikipedia page of freelancer.com will find it funny to see that the page is completely vandalized by the company recruited employee who is responsible for ensuring their version of wikipedia page to stay. It seems that the page is the "about us" page of the company in wikipedia's domain. But they faced resistance there.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The issue of ripping a worker off through project fee where the worker is not paid for the said project has caused J.S. Wayne to leave the site forever. But as his balance was negative freelancer.com was reluctant about hearing his request. But how his balance gone negative? The answer is "project fee" for accepting a project for which the employer never paid him. Freelancer said that as his account balance is negative, his account will remain temporarily suspended unless he deposits money.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Facilitating the usage of various currencies is the advertised purpose of the currency exchange tool of freelancer.com. But actually ripping a user off within seconds. A user has lost his US $38.48 within seconds by using the CURRENCY EXCHANGE tool at freelancer.com.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
These are obviously malpractices in many sites but taking hidden fees and automatic fee taking are common at Freelancer.com. There are more and more users that are raising voice against it. Not only those who were directly registered at freelancer.com but also the migrated users from recently acquired vworker are unhappy with such system of ripping the users off. A former user of rentacoder and later vworker, published his experience with freelancer.com.