151 ‘Freelancer.com’ Reviews
It was very nice surprise to see that people have followed my instructions and that many of them signed up for Freelancer. I have many usernames already with me, because I was clicking on the people that I have introduced to Freelancer. Some of them I have introduced personally.
Once Freelancer has got notice that people are signing up from my link, without notice, without any warning, nor explanation, they have deleted ALL REFERRALS from the list, and broke one-sidedly the affiliate program agreement they had with me.
Not only that they did not find it appropriate to handle the issue, they were thinking, OK, this guy has signed up for PLUS membership, let's charge him this as well. So, they find it appropriate to charge me for PLUS membership EVEN THOUGH I was unsatisfied with the account and I already timely gave them the notice. WHAT KIND OF A TRIAL MEMBERSHIP IS THAT??? Today I have complained, they refunded the PLUS membership, and I awarded the money to one of freelancers I was hiring. Several tickets were issued to handle the issue with referral deletion, as of today, none of them have been answered.
Following people I know for sure to have them referred, however, there were more than 27 and Freelancer is going to get even more of them, because my emails are left forever in their inboxes.
HOW LOW A COMPANY CAN GET when relations are handled in fraudulent manner
with those people who promote the company????
Only 2 steps are required:
- REFUND MY PLUS MEMBERSHIP (DONE TODAY)
- DELETE MY ACCOUNT (THAT IS UP TO THEM, AS I WILL NEVER USE IT AGAIN)
A scammer took $10,000 of my money through Freelancer.com I went to complain, and at first they refused to do anything saying that it wasn't processed the right way.
A long push and shove later, they FINALLY started "looking into it" and then they FINALLY processed it through the dispute. I ended up taking back half the money, but not the remaining half.
Before the dispute process started, they told me that when they were going to process the first half of that tickets in dispute that I could process the rest under a separate one subsequently even though it was the same exact job.
They should have and could have EASILY tacked on the other tickets, but I TRUSTED this, figuring that they would follow through. As the dispute process was underway I noticed that the freelancer's account was gone but the dispute was still processing. I recovered the first half back and then I told them, okay now I want to dispute the other half. They told me that they were having trouble contacting the freelancer and that they needed to access his account before they could star the process.
"Okay...not sure what they are pulling here" I waited patiently. Nothing.... I looked up the freelancer and he was still gone. Probably deleted his old one and started up a new one. I raised that possibility to freelancer and they agreed that that was possible!!!
Months rolled by, nothing.
Now I contact them again, and they gave me a whole different set of reasoning. They're saying that they can't give me my funds back because THEY suspended his account months ago. Are you kidding me?!
They then told me that there were multiple complaints against this scammer apart from mine, and they suspended him on account of that. With no activity in his account his suspension stands and thus I can't get my money.
HOW IS THAT MY FAULT?!?! Hmmm so they allowed this guy to get away with fraudulent activity for all this time, to the point that he was receiving so many complaints that he earned a suspension, yet I the person scammed, have to wait for him to willingly come back to the account that suspended him, get money into the account by whatever means necessary, go through some silly dispute process for something so obvious, and then recover my money.
I'm $5,000 short, and freelancer lost it. Normal marketplaces credit the victim, and deal with the scammer afterwards. That let alone that they should have just tacked on the other tickets during the original resolution like I asked. THEY told ME to wait and I trusted them.
400 USD stolen from one of the freelancers. I contacted Freelancer.com, sent them many emails, tickets, skype communication as the evidence of fraud and violation report, all that more then 3 weeks ago. However, absolutely NO intention from their side to solve my issue! This freelancer clearly stole my 400 USD and they did nothing to stop his fraudulent behaviour or punish him in any way. They EVEN ALLOWED HIM to give me a bad review, to his victim!
Very disapointing for user (employer)!
Beware of FREELANCER.com. Its SCAM site and always try to steal your money and mental stability one way or the other... I have been screwed many times and the last one they did was the height of being duped
Very serious and responsible I work 120%. On freelancer.com since 2008, but employers were allways happy and my ratings is still 5.0.
Since the site passed into the Australian hands, the freelancer.com strongly degraded. A lot of things changed: the number of projects increased, new functions were added, greed of the freelancer.com grew many times, scam scale increased. The administration isn't capable to control monetary operations. They have no tools for this purpose. It is ok for the site, if after a good review and released payment, freelancer.com reversalt he transaction depriving you earned money. You do not even notified about it. They quietly remove the money from your account. I will say more. Freelancer.com can reversal the transaction after the money is withdrawed and keep your balance in a deep minus , and then they demand from you to put the money back on your frelancer account. As a result the freelancer.com will remove from you 110% (10% fees, which were removed at the beginning of a project + 100% of your earned money that were returned to the employer). Sounds absurd? Today it is quite so on the site. To all claims they answer in the manner „We can do nothing. A chargeback has been filed on the employer‘s payment provider. We only take fees. We would recommend that you contact the employer directly and ask to pay again.“ All of these milestones - complete nonsense! An employer can post a project, create a milestone, get the project done, release the money and after get all money back. Freelancer.com promotes scam. What milestones for? To give the appearance of reliability? After a project is done, you won‘t see the money anyway. In addition, you pay 10% fees. Cool! Today the freelancer.com is not the guarantor of honest execution of deal. It is just a message board with the job offers, where you take all risks upon yourself. Freelancer.com only can guarantee that you will pay them all fees for the opportunity to be deceived! It is a pity to lose rating and reviews, but it is even more a pity for the nerves. There are alternatives and it is time to leave freelancer.com. You are sure it is no concern of you? Just type in google „freelancer.com scam reversal“.
Freelancers, stay away from this site! They absolutely don't care about you! The only things they look are money (% on bid, % on payments, % on withdrawals).
You (as freelancer) didn't have *REALLY* any security about your work will be paid in full from an employer.
Yes because *ALL* payments made from an employer can be reversed on *ANY* time!!!!!!!! And yes, their FAQ told exactly opposite.
They wrote in a ticket I opened because 320$ (yes, 320$!!!) was reversed to my employer that:
"Thank you for contacting Freelancer.com Support.
The reversal was caused by your employer's account issue. Since we already sent an email to your employer, and you have a copy of it, you may contact your employer directly outside our site to settle this matter."
So, if an employer fail, the freelancer, EVEN AFTER he did his job went slapped!!!! ...and, remember, you pay to be a freelancer.com...
Really a bad bad bad bad experience...
Again, stay away...
Why are you even bothering to answer here and try to keep a good tone, WHEN if an active freelancer on your SCAM website wants to solve an issue you act like you have 1 brain cell, always answering with "Is there anything else?".
Typical conversation between a freelancer/employer with a staff of freelancer.com support:
Support: Hi, my name is Ape, how can I help you?
Me: I am contacting you, because you charged me 6 times in 6 days for membership plan, for which I paid 10 days ago. I would like to have my money back.
Support: Is there anything else?
... Damn how stupid and ignorant are you?
STAY AWAY FROM THIS WEBSITE
I speak as somebody who had trust in this provider, and I thought that all negative reviews on the Internet are fake until I got a piece of the cake. Really disappointing...
I have an account on Freelancer.com. My account name is SeoNcontent. One guy awarded me the project, the ID is JacobMills. This guy didn't paid me a single amount.
Now, my account is showing negative balance i.e.-$25. Today., I deposited Rs 600 INR in my account. But freelancer.com is still showing the same balance. May I know why?
I did 3 projects, and employer's mario101010, sunip99 and bitcoinsil created milestone and released it. Projects completed, feedbacks given. Everything was fine. When i requested withdraw, they didn't let me. and said, you employer's mario101010, sunip99 and bitcoinsil had issues to settle.
if my employer's had some issues, why my already earned payment has been blocked? by earned i mean, its in freelancer hands. Why do i have to pay for employer's issues/mistakes? this is the stupidest site i have every faced. Will never work on it again. Greedy asshole freelancer company want to take away my money, so be it!!
AND Kristopher, DON'T YOU DARE TELLING ME YOU WILL RESOLVE THIS ISSUE!! I HAD MANY TICKETS GOING ON, NOTHING GOOD COME OUT OF IT!! STUPID SUPPORT CENTER WITH STUPID EXCUSES!!
freelancer.com; ridiculously low bids and errorneously cut and dispute amounts due
www.freelancer.com gets most traffic of freelancers, old and new, in view of its convenient and easy to remember domain name. In my opinion, that's the first trap laid out.
I am seriously considering sticking to www.odesk.com and www.elance.com as they are more publicized, professional and have far more good reviews. I will close my www.freelancer.com account for good due to a couple of reasons.
First, freelancers on www.freelancer.com have to bid and compete for projects. Freelancers from third world nations, like India and Pakistan, have ruined the market.
They are more dominant in bidding as they can go really cheap to a level that is "ridiculously" low. They are able to stoop so low due to favorable exchange rates.
They surely need to establish “minimum bid” policy on projects and quality control on freelancers.
Second, www.freelancer.com takes such a long time to process my payment and at the end of it, it keeps disputing several payments on work done with all sorts of excuses.
As a result, this held back the whole sum that I have requested "cash out".
I have been doing freelancing as a full time job via www.freelancer.com for almost three years now. As my numbers add up, it keeps disputing and delaying payment of amounts due to me. It's habitual. Recently, they froze my account at their whims and fancy.
I give a big NO recommendation on www.freelancer.com to anybody. DO not waste your time and effort. Consider www.odesk.com or www.elance.com. They honor payments promptly.
Very carefully with this site !!! Now I'm lost $ 400 !!! I was paid by someone to sell a facebook group with many likes 30K.I was paid all right,but after one hour my balance was below minus $ -400.This customer have account for 40 per month Premium and i think it is a user that is part of staff,I say that because the project was not locked at the time of her (staff freelancer) but it was locked after all the transaction was carried through (after one hour) !!! When I published a project that was not under terms and conditions was blocked and put in pedding within max 5 min and NOW ??? why after more one hour ??? We highly recommend that you very carefully with freelance.com !!! I hope to be understood.
I was a long time Vworker worker. VWorker is acquired by freelancer.com and I am ruined.
I was selected to work on a project. The employee had 0 rating. I finished the work and sent an invoice. The client was bad and did not pay anything. After some day, I saw my account is showing negative balance!!!!!!
Dont use it. There is no escrow service!!!!!!!!
My review for freelancer.com Is a BIG Negative10000000000 ..AVOID this SCAM site if you value your TIME and your MONEY.
They are NOTHING more than thieves sitting behind their desk and scam innocent people. My account is suspended for a funny excuse they blame.One of my employers had some issues with them because they took money out of his account on an monthly basis without his authorization and he had no choice just file a reversal with his PayPal account because they refuse to refund him the money. Funny thing is that freelancer.com suspended my account and does not let me to withdraw my money out of my freelancer account because of the issue my employer has with them.If my employer failed to get verified what will happen to my account and my money.They want my money to put in their coffer.
I am working on freelancer from last 1 year I have many employers with 60+ feedbacks with ongoing jobs. Now I am hatting this website most of my clients told me not to use this website switched to others but now It is becoming true that freelancer is seriously not good.
Few days ago I bid a project and employer accepted my bid and hire me I worked hard and did job well employer was happy and gave me good feedback after few hours I received an email from freelancer that please verified yourself your account became limited
I submitted my verifications they accepted and verified my 3 verifications method (Name DOB,GOV ID through passport, key code verification, and project question verification) except these 2
1st I have told freelancer verification center about all my project description and steps which I have took to complete it but now they are saying that my employer will get verified after that your account limitation will finished I have other projects going on working on them. If my employer failed to get verified what will happen to my account and ongoing projects as my employer is not replying back as verification process is of 45 days what will happen after that
Now I am at address verification in this case I have submitted my bank statement of 12 month old freelancer told me to upload new one within of 3 months I visit bank and get the new bank statement which was different from old one I ask from bank representatives they told me they have changed the format of bank statement. I submitted it to verification center but they are not accepting it I even submitted my internet bill still they are requesting new address verification I always receive my internet bill on my email. I am living in a rented house and I have bills but they are not on my name as I am in rented house What should I do in this case?
I am worried what will happen afetr 45 days if my client failed to get verified as I have open projects on which I am working
These people are HORRID!
I set up an account tonight, and made the asinine mistake of linking it to my Facebook account. Then I read all these horrible reviews and went to disable my account.
Well.... NO CAN DO! I cannot do anything to reverse what I have done.
I have gone in to my settings in FB and disallowed the app yet mysteriously, they still post all my info. They have my location and phone number and there is no way "take it all back".
I feel VIOLATED.