How do I report to myLot one seemingly cheating action?

@salonga (28078)
Philippines
September 24, 2009 9:29pm CST
One Task Creator here has seemed to have cheated me! I seldom do tasks here due to limited time. But there is this one Task Creator who enticed me for he was offering US$2 for a 400-700 word article. He even said mylot was uncooperative and did not provide him with the necessary box for submission. He stated that he has to be added as friend so the task could be submitted through Private Message. And so I did and I submitted that way. And then he responded and said: "You must go to the task and formally submit it as completed. As soon as you do I will accept the task and you will be paid. . Well this instruction was not written in his Task so it confused me.At any rate, I did just as he instructed but sadly when I went to that Task again, there is nothing in there that could enable me formally submit as he instructed. The only button there is "Accept this task" which when I clicked showed "I'm sorry there is no more available slot for this task"?. Well I PM him again to tell about this problem but he did not respond at all. I've PM him twice and for 2 days now he did not even care to respond. What do you think of this? Has anyone of you did this task about "English Teaching in Thailand"? Am I the only one who suffered this kind of cheating or what? I don't know if I am the one who could not follow instructions but why the hell this Task Creator did not even care to inform me what to do. I wasted valuable time writing for nothing? I want to report to myLot but I would not know how to contact myLot. Anyone here who could help? I was thinking of just ignoring this issue but I want cheaters to be apprehended or if he is not a cheater, at least I would know where have I gone wrong.
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5 responses
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I am truly sorry to hear about this. I have probably seen this task but I never got into trying it since I wasn't too familiar with the topic. I guess you shouldn't have proceeded with it when the process was too suspicious. The only way for you to submit tasks is via the task tab in this website. And you will be properly notified after at least 24 hours if the task creator has accepted your submission. Have you contacted the mylot admin about this? You should report that task creator so he can prevent cheating others as well..
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Thanks for caring to respond. Yes, I've made efforts to report and I hope myLot will give due action and importance. Anyway, they allowed the task to be posted after all so it is their responsibility. I really should not have proceeded responding to it. Anyway, the topic has been attractive to and it was such an easy job for me to write about it. At any rate I've learned good lesson from it and I know even if myLot will not punish this cheater, he will punished in another way. So cheers
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
You are right indeed salonga! S/he might get away from the mylot admin but something else is out there. A cheap way to fool around though, considering it to be worthy of around 2$ perhaps? At least you've learned your lesson, so be careful with whom you deal with next time. The Sharon Bucks writing articles are more legitimate though, and the money is accounted to you right away upon approval. But of course there is a high level of standard, but at least we know it's legit
@riyasam (16582)
• India
25 Sep 09
i would of this as cheating,personally,i have not done any tasks till date,primarily because of lack of time.i think you should contact mylot,it is there at the lower part of this page.
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Yes dear, I think I should really do that and I hope myLot will take action if not that would be too disappointing.Anyway, a cheater will always be punished in the end afterall. So Cheers. Thanks my friend for sharing!
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
25 Sep 09
i also agree with opal. this thing should be reported immediately with the admin. so that if this member is cheating other members, he should be stopped from creating another task or whatever the admin see proper disciplinary procedures. i did one task before but it's not about writing, because i hate writing too long. i hope, salonga my friend, you will find solutions for this problems of yours. take care.
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Thank Nieldc! You are right! He needs disciplinary action. Actually I was just thinking of ignoring this but the fact that he is cheating is something I can't really take. I am just finding enough time to do the report. You take care too!
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hey Salonga! I hate to hear that you might have been cheated! So, I do think that you should contact mylot admin and let them know about this immediately! If this person did not purposely intend to cheat you then why isn't he responding to your pms? I would definitely contact mylot about this and let them take the next step! If indeed this person is trying to cheat you out of money then they do need to know about this! I don't do any of these tasks, but I do know I wouldn't do any unless it was one that was under mylot themselves! I hope that you will be able to get this problem straightened out soon!
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Hi Opal It was under myLot Tasks so I did! In fact if the Task is writing about articles that interest me I really love to do. I had no idea that he could be a cheater because myLot allowed his Task to be posted there. You are right, he should have responded if he has not intention of cheating. At any rate I should find a way to report him to myLot. Thanks my friend Have a nice day!
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
Hello salonga.. I'm sorry that your efforts have been paid with something like that. I have come across the same task, read the instructions, but I had my doubts about it. So, I have decided not to accept it. What did bother me though was submitting my work through private message. I've already done several tasks for Sharon Bucks and all were submitted through the "box". But with the English teacher task, I was having second thoughts. Now, I know why... I do hope that whatever the delay is for your payment wasn't intentional. But if it is, then I hope that the Mylot admin will do something about it. So that you will receive the payment that you deserve. I know it's not easy to write a paragraph task. I've been there and still doing it.
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