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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Divepen1(m): 8:27am On Oct 12, 2018
Please do create a threads that you easily update on the go. If you create it, I'll be able to help you make some creations..
In the thread, the first post should be the names and contact of scams. The second post on that thread will be legitimate people

When people search for the number on Google, it will bring this page.


I was going to created a thread when I saw yours on the first day and have been following it since.
I rarely fall victim for people of such except a recent 1200 words, which I wrote because he claimed I referred Larrysun to him that he had a fallout with Larry. So, I wrote it for him to appease the punishment that coming to him. He asked for my account number.
I don't disturb my clients until I'm in dire need. So, when he didn't send it 7 days after asking for my number, I called him and a lady picked it. A lady! Of all the things in the world, Tommie sounded like a guy's name. So, you can share my surprise when I heard a tiny high pitched voice, telling me how it was the number her ancestors gave her. I told her to tell him that the money is next to nothing. It's the relationship that matters.
I didn't want to drop his name but now I have a lot of friends I refer to other writers, I don't want them to face the same trouble.

So, please create a thread for that. I'll stick to the top..
Preferably, use the business section.

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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 12:38pm On Oct 12, 2018
Thank you @divepen. I will work on it right away.

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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 8:42am On Oct 13, 2018
Is anyone interested in working on the above with me? Let's join hands together.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by geloorrrrdd(m): 1:28pm On Oct 13, 2018
sirevee:


This is serious. Yours is even a child's play when compared to my last experience writing a 75k worded eBook for a Nairaland client... Sadly, I had to abandon and overlook some other projects I was doing then.. The useless guy still had the effrontery to contact me with a different number that he wanted me to write another 45k eBook for him.. Guess what I did, I accepted the work but did not even open the file till the client couldn't hold up any more and had to cancel the offer. It still beats me how someone in their right senses will swindle another hustler of his/her hard earned money. What happened to the supposed dignity with labor? Guess, the preacher who wrote the epistle about the "heart of men been desperately wicked" foresaw a whole lot in his lifetime..

God help us
You write ebooks?
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 2:33pm On Oct 13, 2018
geloorrrrdd:
You write ebooks?
Sure bro
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by geloorrrrdd(m): 2:59pm On Oct 13, 2018
sirevee:

Sure bro
Okay. sent a mail.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 3:15pm On Oct 13, 2018
geloorrrrdd:
Okay. sent a mail.
Replied
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 9:50pm On Oct 13, 2018
Been a little bit busy to add my experience since. First scam I came across asked for sample, I sent four, said I av to write one for him to be sure I wrote the ones I sent him, I agreed. After writing it, he told me I am hired. Next he wants me to do copywriting, 1000 words in less than two hours which I did. He stopped replying my messages and later blocked me immediately.
Will add more as time goes on

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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Athena4: 10:47am On Oct 14, 2018
ewawumi:
Been a little bit busy to add my experience since. First scam I came across asked for sample, I sent four, said I av to write one for him to be sure I wrote the ones I sent him, I agreed. After writing it, he told me I am hired. Next he wants me to do copywriting, 1000 words in less than two hours which I did. He stopped replying my messages and later blocked me immediately.
Will add more as time goes on
Hi.Sorry to bother you. Please I'd like to know how and where you get people to hire you to write for them. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 2:16pm On Oct 14, 2018
Athena4:

Hi.Sorry to bother you. Please I'd like to know how and where you get people to hire you to write for them. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Mostly here on nairaland, respond to ads placed in literature, lit. ads n sometimes job vacancies. By referrals too
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Athena4: 2:29pm On Oct 14, 2018
ewawumi:

Mostly here on nairaland, respond to ads placed in literature, lit. ads n sometimes job vacancies. By referrals too
Right.Thank you.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by SheWrites(f): 5:15pm On Oct 14, 2018
Hmm...
Don't even know where to start from.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Prudee(f): 8:26am On Oct 15, 2018
sirevee:


This is serious. Yours is even a child's play when compared to my last experience writing a 75k worded eBook for a Nairaland client... Sadly, I had to abandon and overlook some other projects I was doing then.. The useless guy still had the effrontery to contact me with a different number that he wanted me to write another 45k eBook for him.. Guess what I did, I accepted the work but did not even open the file till the client couldn't hold up any more and had to cancel the offer. It still beats me how someone in their right senses will swindle another hustler of his/her hard earned money. What happened to the supposed dignity with labor? Guess, the preacher who wrote the epistle about the "heart of men been desperately wicked" foresaw a whole lot in his lifetime..

God help us

It is well.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by photoshoot(m): 9:14am On Oct 15, 2018
Missnande:
Is anyone interested in working on the above with me? Let's join hands together.

I am interested, send me your email so I can send my number to you and we chat off here.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 9:18am On Oct 15, 2018
photoshoot:


I am interested, send me your email so I can send my number to you and we chat off here.


Thank you
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 9:27am On Oct 15, 2018
Missnande:
Is anyone interested in working on the above with me? Let's join hands together.
I am
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by photoshoot(m): 10:05am On Oct 15, 2018
Missnande:



nand.com. Thank you

Seen, check your mail.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 10:19am On Oct 17, 2018
@photoshoot and ewawumi sorry I've not reached out, I've been cut up in one or two lately,but I will reach out this weekend if that's okay. Also is it okay if we do a group chat?

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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Ihuzimora(f): 3:18pm On Oct 17, 2018
Divepen1:
Please do create a threads that you easily update on the go. If you create it, I'll be able to help you make some creations..
In the thread, the first post should be the names and contact of scams. The second post on that thread will be legitimate people

When people search for the number on Google, it will bring this page.


I was going to created a thread when I saw yours on the first day and have been following it since.
I rarely fall victim for people of such except a recent 1200 words, which I wrote because he claimed I referred Larrysun to him that he had a fallout with Larry. So, I wrote it for him to appease the punishment that coming to him. He asked for my account number.
I don't disturb my clients until I'm in dire need. So, when he didn't send it 7 days after asking for my number, I called him and a lady picked it. A lady! Of all the things in the world, Tommie sounded like a guy's name. So, you can share my surprise when I heard a tiny high pitched voice, telling me how it was the number her ancestors gave her. I told her to tell him that the money is next to nothing. It's the relationship that matters.
I didn't want to drop his name but now I have a lot of friends I refer to other writers, I don't want them to face the same trouble.

So, please create a thread for that. I'll stick to the top..
Preferably, use the business section.

I wrote a book review for this guy, this is his phone number so that when he adds you up, you'll know you're dealing with a complete scammer. 07019183868. Once I submitted, he stopped replying chats and calls, since then I charge before writing.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 4:54pm On Oct 17, 2018
Missnande:
@photoshoot and ewawumi sorry I've not reached out, I've been cut up in one or two lately,but I will reach out this weekend if that's okay. Also is it okay if we do a group chat?
It is totally okay by me
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 6:56pm On Oct 17, 2018
Ihuzimora:
I wrote a book review for this guy, this is his phone number so that when he adds you up, you'll know you're dealing with a complete scammer. 07019183868. Once I submitted, he stopped replying chats and calls, since then I charge before writing.

Hmm... Another sad story caused by Fidelis... The guy na real problem.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by photoshoot(m): 5:08am On Oct 18, 2018
Missnande:
@photoshoot and ewawumi sorry I've not reached out, I've been cut up in one or two lately,but I will reach out this weekend if that's okay. Also is it okay if we do a group chat?


Okay fine
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by photoshoot(m): 5:11am On Oct 18, 2018
Ihuzimora:
I wrote a book review for this guy, this is his phone number so that when he adds you up, you'll know you're dealing with a complete scammer. 07019183868. Once I submitted, he stopped replying chats and calls, since then I charge before writing.


Lol I have had dealings with him as well, and just like he did you, I was dealt the same way, people though...
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by photoshoot(m): 5:14am On Oct 18, 2018
sirevee:


Hmm... Another sad story caused by Fidelis... The guy na real problem.



Lol was that the name he told you? He told me he was Fred.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 7:38am On Oct 18, 2018
photoshoot:




Lol was that the name he told you? He told me he was Fred.


Lol his full name is Fidelis Ugwanyi ... AKA FIDELMALEK, IAMVJ,MESUTOZIL, FOREVERMORE...... The guy na real pain in the ass

He claimed that his name is Abayomi something something for this present Tommyikees moniker he's using
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 8:24pm On Oct 18, 2018
sirevee:



Lol his full name is Fidelis Ugwanyi ... AKA FIDELMALEK, IAMVJ,MESUTOZIL, FOREVERMORE...... The guy na real pain in the ass

He claimed that his name is Abayomi something something for this present Tommyikees moniker he's using
See what I wanted to one n share that is already here.
He messaged me this morning and I insisted on his full name and nairaland moniker, he told me his full name is abayomi something, nairaland moniker nko? That's how he started preaching to me about trust and stuffs like that. I maintained my stand and he flared up. Guys be careful, he is on the loose again
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Ihuzimora(f): 3:49pm On Oct 19, 2018
sirevee:


Hmm... Another sad story caused by Fidelis... The guy na real problem.

If you guys have a picture of him, I would like for him to be exposed. He is a wicked soul
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 4:03pm On Oct 19, 2018
Ihuzimora:


If you guys have a picture of him, I would like for him to be exposed. He is a wicked soul

I have lots of them... He's a popular scammer. Some are even on Nairaland here... Let me see if I can get the link or better still check it with the Fidelmalek moniker, if work doesn't permit me to do so

His other monikers are Forevermore, IamVj, Vjsmiles, stevengerrard, Benthom, amazinghope, Fidelmalek, HendrixAya and MesutOzil.. There are still some others.


Na the mumu be this... Free the girl o, na the he-goat be the real deal.

Real Name: Aganyi Ukwada Fidelis...

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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 4:06pm On Oct 19, 2018
ewawumi:

See what I wanted to one n share that is already here.
He messaged me this morning and I insisted on his full name and nairaland moniker, he told me his full name is abayomi something, nairaland moniker nko? That's how he started preaching to me about trust and stuffs like that. I maintained my stand and he flared up. Guys be careful, he is on the loose again

Somebody that is a living corpse.. His case is now left on who to bell the cat. It won't last long
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by HendrixAya: 4:43pm On Oct 19, 2018
sirevee:


I have lots of them... He's a popular scammer. Some are even on Nairaland here... Let me see if I can get the link or better still check it with the Fidelmalek moniker, if work doesn't permit me to do so

His other monikers are Forevermore, IamVj, Vjsmiles, stevengerrard, Benthom, amazinghope, Fidelmalek, HendrixAya and MesutOzil.. There are still some others.


Na the mumu be this... Free the girl o, na the he-goat be the real deal.

Real Name: Aganyi Ukwada Fidelis...
sirevee:


Hmm... Another sad story caused by Fidelis... The guy na real problem.
are you plain stupid? Or what?
Who scammed who?
You better watch it. I never contacted that lady, and you better keep me away from your mentions.
And again, I told you to send me a message on WhatsApp, but you refused.
Your call.
Not my money.
And you'd better remove my pictures from the net, and I mean now.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by HendrixAya: 4:44pm On Oct 19, 2018
ewawumi:

See what I wanted to one n share that is already here.
He messaged me this morning and I insisted on his full name and nairaland moniker, he told me his full name is abayomi something, nairaland moniker nko? That's how he started preaching to me about trust and stuffs like that. I maintained my stand and he flared up. Guys be careful, he is on the loose again
can you authoritatively say I scammed you?
Who contacted you?
Me? For a book review?
I need an apology. And now!
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by HendrixAya: 4:52pm On Oct 19, 2018
sirevee:



Lol his full name is Fidelis Ugwanyi ... AKA FIDELMALEK, IAMVJ,MESUTOZIL, FOREVERMORE...... The guy na real pain in the ass

He claimed that his name is Abayomi something something for this present Tommyikees moniker he's using
My last time replying you because you obviously don't deserve it

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