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Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by FunnyDude: 6:21pm On Oct 19, 2018
HendrixAya:

My last time replying you because you obviously don't deserve it

Bros. Change your ways. Life is short
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by sirevee: 7:25pm On Oct 19, 2018
HendrixAya:
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.

See talk.. So you expect a standing ovation for this abi. Nonsense.. After how many months, now you suddenly want me to contact you. Well like you said it's my money.. My well deserved cash and until you pay me, I ain't bringing any poo down.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 8:00pm On Oct 19, 2018
HendrixAya:
can you authoritatively say I scammed you?
Who contacted you?
Me? For a book review?
I need an apology. And now!
Oh! You are the one! I owe you no apology cos I merely fed everyone back on the rules we all made here. I can proudly say I haven't even said anything pointing to you. Only your reluctance to give your moniker which shouldn't be a big deal if you've got nothing to hide. Plus, when did I mention book review? Calm down n check again
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by funlord(m): 5:15pm On Oct 21, 2018
HendrixAya:
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.




Dominique mynd44




Fidelmalek aka vjsmiles the thief admitting by himself
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 11:36pm On Oct 24, 2018
Thank you very much people, please keep sharing your story and possibly share their monikas and whatsapp number used to contact you. We are working on creating a thread to expose them, but also to credit reputable ones so you can share those as well.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by mrphysics(m): 5:25am On Oct 25, 2018
Missnande:
Thank you very much people, please keep sharing your story and possibly share their monikas and whatsapp number used to contact you. We are working on creating a thread to expose them, but also to credit reputable ones so you can share those as well.
Honestly, it's evil having the that plan to use and scam people.
I have been scammed by nairalanders and even when I meet new writers, they express insecurity towards our new transaction and I always relate with them.

We might also have to create a thread on writers one should not use. Trust me, I have been frustrated by a writer or writers I met on nairaland. Basically, I have stopped accepting more works than I can do. If I complete three orders alone in a month, as long as I am happy and not having to run around someone then I am cool.

My bad experience with a writer here. We met and I gave him a work on event planning. He was supposed to submit on Thursday. The order due date is Monday, so if he fails, I still have time to extend. On Thursday, he told me he had issues but would unfailingly deliver the order on Friday. And that I am free to cancel the order if I don't want to wait. Being the patient type, I apologized for the problems he had and encouraged him.

On Friday, he did same thing and promised to unfailingly deliver on Saturday and that I can cancel the order too. On Saturday, he told me his dad got accident that he is almost done with the book. Only about 1000 words that is remaining. So he promised to deliver on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, he did same thing. Immediately I had to request for extension of delivery time. It was granted by the client and I started making alternatives. I had other writers but their hands were filled with works at that moment. Luckily, one of them finished with the one with her and I immediately reassigned the work to her. She told me she is going to start on Monday. I didn't tell you that she's teaching and I also have other works to give to her.

So I contacted the guy I met here and told him that, in other not to waste his time and energy as I understand what it means to write, that if he is able to deliver the work by 12PM on Monday, then I will be okay with it. He praised and thanked me.

By 11Am, he told me to give him 2pm. By 2pm he said 4pmBy 4pm, he sent in something. I asked him if it's free from plagiarism and checked on Grammarly, he confirmed. I took the work, formatted to Kindle and was about to deliver it only for this guy to tell me to hold on as the content hasn't been checked for grammar or plagiarism.

I got angry because I almost delivered the work and stood a risk of getting a bad review one that would lead to order scarcity. At that moment, I told the guy that we are done.

Immediately I said that, he began raining insults and calling me a scammer. And that he's coming to Nairaland to call me out. I just smiled and told him to go ahead. I had screenshots of everything. I began quoting his words for him.


It was a very bad experience and such writers don't deserve to be giving a work. I have met those that deliver 60% plagiarized contents and expect to be paid.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 8:07am On Oct 25, 2018
Thank you @mrphysics. Although the plan is actually to list out names of credible writers so those giving out jobs wouldn't have to suffer. I see your point because there are fake writers as well.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ArticleBeast: 5:21pm On Oct 25, 2018
hiibiz:


Though I am not a writer but I feel your pain of working so hard but not getting paid!
Nice proposal, but in addition also run some background check on the clients Monika and check for when the account was created and comments about the client from other Nairalanders.

New accounts are more likely to scam than older accounts.

Also ask clients to state their name in full at the beginning of your conversation then at the end of the negotiation ask for the clients Government issued Valid ID. Run background check on the clients email before sending the job if you have any doubt.

For those who have been scammed, it is painful but please post the Monika, phone number, ID and email of the scammer that way others who carry out background checks won't fall victim.

Just my little addition
They should send Govt ID. Why don't you create your own freelance account bro?
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 4:13am On Oct 26, 2018
ArticleBeast:

They should send Govt ID. Why don't you create your own freelance account bro?
Everyone wants a freelance account, but all the stress nko?
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Divepen1(m): 5:13pm On Dec 17, 2018
FunnyDude:
Seriously. I've passed through a lot from some bad guys. When I'm Starting out, I met some bad client that gave me 20k words to write on. He absconded with my work and money.
Another person chatted me from the blue to quickly write a job to pay 5k, he did same thing by scamming me.
So many dishonest people here. You got be careful .

1. Don't accept an offer from a person that quickly chat you up from the blues without knowing them, say they pay commitment fee.
2. Don't agree to write large projects without commitments, it will be disastrous at the end most times.
3. Don't be greedy to accept job from anyone you don't know with short deadlines.


The following monikers should be avoided as well:

FOREVERMORE
TOMMYIKES
MESUTOZIL

08141109078

And more coming soon



Hi, what was outcome of this. Someone contacted me about this number and when I searched for it on Nairaland, all the posts with this number were marked as Spam....

I had to correct the one in the literature section.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Tyrexw: 4:03pm On Jan 11
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
lol
I can imagine how many guys he or she has scammed. he or she is stevengerrard, aosha007, hope aganyi, lifeishope, and his or her profiles are usually old, never new. you'd recognize him or her via the tone of writing. his things are always in a hurry. life time scanner he is. he'll never rise. I met him in the industry. he scammed me too. possibly twice with different usernames and phone numbers. whenever he is caught, he changes profile and numbers. this guy has to be caught in real life. maybe by disguising and trapping him somewhere.
one thing I'm sure of is he'll never rise. nobody rises by doing such since four of five years now.
he's and will always be at the bottom
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Tyrexw: 4:09pm On Jan 11
that Hendrix guy is the same scammer same voice, I remember plus, those are not his pictures they're all fake
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 1:04am On Jan 13
Tyrexw:
that Hendrix guy is the same scammer same voice, I remember plus, those are not his pictures they're all fake



hmmm. God help us.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by KimberlyWest(f): 7:01am On Jan 13
Missnande:





hmmm. God help us.

Amen o!

Had some I wanted to apply for but after going through this thread, I quit. I only write for one person and so far everything has been smooth.
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Missnande(f): 11:44pm On Jan 13
KimberlyWest:


Amen o!

Had some I wanted to apply for but after going through this thread, I quit. I only write for one person and so far everything has been smooth.


I understand. Although playing safe sometimes can hinder numerous orders. If we don't broaden out, how will we get multiple offers?
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by Jollyana(f): 10:50am On Jan 14
ewawumi:
Its not every one who outsource writing works out is a scam, the same way its not every writer that claims being scammed is justified. What I personally do I request for proof that the client rejected my work, if you have no proof, then its a scam. Same thing I do for those I outsource to. There are situations where claims by nairaland writers are not always the whole truth
hello, can i offer you a writing job?
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by ewawumi(f): 11:58am On Jan 18
Jollyana:

hello, can i offer you a writing job?
Yeah, inbox me at 08171602230
Re: Have you been scammed as a writer? Share your story! by AceGeraci: 12:48pm On Jan 18
mrphysics:

Honestly, it's evil having the that plan to use and scam people.
I have been scammed by nairalanders and even when I meet new writers, they express insecurity towards our new transaction and I always relate with them.

We might also have to create a thread on writers one should not use. Trust me, I have been frustrated by a writer or writers I met on nairaland. Basically, I have stopped accepting more works than I can do. If I complete three orders alone in a month, as long as I am happy and not having to run around someone then I am cool.

My bad experience with a writer here. We met and I gave him a work on event planning. He was supposed to submit on Thursday. The order due date is Monday, so if he fails, I still have time to extend. On Thursday, he told me he had issues but would unfailingly deliver the order on Friday. And that I am free to cancel the order if I don't want to wait. Being the patient type, I apologized for the problems he had and encouraged him.

On Friday, he did same thing and promised to unfailingly deliver on Saturday and that I can cancel the order too. On Saturday, he told me his dad got accident that he is almost done with the book. Only about 1000 words that is remaining. So he promised to deliver on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, he did same thing. Immediately I had to request for extension of delivery time. It was granted by the client and I started making alternatives. I had other writers but their hands were filled with works at that moment. Luckily, one of them finished with the one with her and I immediately reassigned the work to her. She told me she is going to start on Monday. I didn't tell you that she's teaching and I also have other works to give to her.

So I contacted the guy I met here and told him that, in other not to waste his time and energy as I understand what it means to write, that if he is able to deliver the work by 12PM on Monday, then I will be okay with it. He praised and thanked me.

By 11Am, he told me to give him 2pm. By 2pm he said 4pmBy 4pm, he sent in something. I asked him if it's free from plagiarism and checked on Grammarly, he confirmed. I took the work, formatted to Kindle and was about to deliver it only for this guy to tell me to hold on as the content hasn't been checked for grammar or plagiarism.

I got angry because I almost delivered the work and stood a risk of getting a bad review one that would lead to order scarcity. At that moment, I told the guy that we are done.

Immediately I said that, he began raining insults and calling me a scammer. And that he's coming to Nairaland to call me out. I just smiled and told him to go ahead. I had screenshots of everything. I began quoting his words for him.


It was a very bad experience and such writers don't deserve to be giving a work. I have met those that deliver 60% plagiarized contents and expect to be paid.
I write good articles. Range. 500—1500 words should you need a writer.

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