Best tips in recognizing fraud, red flags and scams in a verified elance client

Hooray! My blog is now included in Google and Yahoo’s search engine list but I still need to type starwritersgroup@gmail.com for my blog to appear. I hope by writing the fake company’s name, my blog will appear on the search soon.

You can see this on the client info

You can see this on the client info

If you are a novice freelancer, you can bid on clients with verified payment method as long as the job is part time. In case of an hourly job, you can receive the payment for the first week. If no payment received after the first week, stop the work and request to your client to cancel the job. In case of a fixed job, the escrow must be funded first and the first milestone must be set to the shortest time possible so you can tell if your client is indeed honest and trustworthy. The second milestone and so on must be set to what you and the client agreed upon.

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Part 3: Verified Elance client discovered to be a scammer c/o Adamschris and Star Writers Group

This is my last post about Star Writers Group. The orginal and nice guy from part 1, Nick of Elance, replied and sent me a message. He met the scammer long ago and since he immediately cancelled the job, the scammer got mad and this is the main reason why his picture was stolen by the scammer.

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Part 2: Verified Elance client discovered to be a scammer c/o Adamschris and Star Writers Group

https://fantasticbizarreblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/verified-elance-client-discovered-to-be-a-scammer-co-adamschris-and-star-writers-group/

From my first post. Here’s another story shared by pratiorganize by the real name, Pratiksha Sharma of Elance. She is an honest freelancer with great command of the English language. You can see her profile and hire her.

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Verified Elance client discovered to be a scammer c/o Adamschris and Star Writers Group

Elance is really a big help for me to earn additional income during my idle days. I met great clients there. My first client was a japanese client. He has a verified payment in elance. He did not have job history yet but since I am a first time freelancer and as long as the task is not difficult and has flexible time, I grabbed it. Luckily he is very nice, professional and honest. At last! I got paid on a generous amount for my first job.

I met some clients and they are really nice. When I saw an hourly job post for Article writers, I saw that the amount he offered was big so I tried to bid on it. The client messaged me and I asked many questions. He’s entertaining and I am glad that he awarded me the job. I looked again on the job post and I saw that I am the most novice freelancer there having awarded this job. I admit that I got scammed a bit but with no money involved but at least I detected earlier that he is a scammer.

I just want to share this article on how to check elance clients with verified payments.

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