I was duped

@durgabala (1362)
India
August 16, 2010 11:37am CST
What would you do if you were in my position or if you have already experienced such things. I have started writing only recently. I was approached by a person from one of the social networking sites. he said he provides writing job. the mode of payment frequency of payment everything was discussed, i also submitted the articles promptly, he said my articles are not up to mark and returned for reworks thrice. i do not find any grammar errors or sentence construction errors. i still reworked patiently and now he has vanished. i do not know what to do. i am going on sending reminders....my loters suggest something. has anyone here undergone such a thing.
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12 responses
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
I think I know where you got that website job, i'm applying for it and still no response...anyway I just signed up just now...hehehe... I think if does happened i think you should not take it sadly, but take it in a positive way, like study again grammars and everything that will help you more improve in your writing, and besides who knows if someone will overlook your work, but if you are well verse in english grammar you can depend your articles with perfect grammar to your...well I guess new boss. god bless you and the works of your hands. and also your love ones!
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
Sure, i am learning english each day, reading lots of news articles and like. this is bitter experience for me. good lesson for me. thanks for all your blessings.
• Philippines
20 Aug 10
Hey! how are you? I pray that this week you'll have a breakthrough in your writing careers, just focus on the positive sides, and never bother to look to the negative things that surrounds you... hehehehe... just always take every failure as your turning point to success... turn them into positive, and only by then you can see and correct what's wrong or lacking in your skills that need s improvements... and always depend on God even in little details of your life and decision. If you want a partner in doing pursuing your career and other aspects in life... better have a partnership in Jesus Christ.. the only one who can make you able to do all the impossible things that you may encounter to fulfill your destiny's victory. God bless you more.
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I haven't experienced this. I'm thinking he cheated on you. Try "googling" your work; he might have used that already and just ran away from you to avoid payment. That is so frustrating, I can understand how you feel. If that happens to me, I will surely be sad because of the time and effort I have exerted to complete those works. Don't worry. You'll find a better deal next time. Just don't give up.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
18 Aug 10
Thanks a lot.....I am not giving up, I am taking this positively....
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
Just write in reviewstream. They will tell you straight to the point if they like what you write or not.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
Ok....thanks a lot, i will do that.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
17 Aug 10
Hi Durgabala, I haven't experienced anything like that since I do not take writing assignments. If you are serious about writing job, you can try out Guru, textbroker and other reputable sites. You are guaranteed payment if you need the requirement.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
I have gone thru them and trying to get projects from these sites, thank u, since i am new i was duped, that's all.
• United States
17 Aug 10
I'm sorry you were duped. I've never heard of that happening before. I just write for websites and I have control over my writing so I can remove my articles if I want to, but I prefer to write for sites that pay me, not individuals. but it's too bad someone stole your work.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
I have heard about them and feeling ashamed that it happened to me. i am trying my level best to come out and forget it, but can't. well i have learnt a good lesson i will be very careful in future. thanks
• China
17 Aug 10
i am sorry i have no such experiences before... but if i want to do such things , maybe i will first ask some friends of mine who know well about the net working ,because i have no idea about how to get my earning on net.. and now in my country , the net disputes about quality ,price often occur , so before we do the similar things ,we must confirm all the things ,about how to work ,how to get payment ,and something related to the job...
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
Yes , u r right, but content writing runs on mutual faith. i believed in that client, but no use crying over spilled milk. i learnt a very good lesson. Thanks so much for ur response and concern.
• United States
16 Aug 10
Awe, i'm sorry this sounds like a scam. I know its hard but you're gonna have to let it go, just don't let it happen again i don't understand why ppl scam so much they should be ashamed. this hasn't happend to me, and i d k what i'd do if it did. so awful.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
I can't do anything else, but relieved that its not much of money, but still feel why people do this ....will that money digest?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
16 Aug 10
yup, i was hired by someone to do some writing for them and when i finished, they vanished as well.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
Its really so heartening, but bitter experiences makes us smarter and tougher.
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
I think I know where you got that website job, i'm applying for it and still no response...anyway I just signed up just now...hehehe... I think if does happened i think you should not take it sadly, but take it in a positive way, like study again grammars and everything that will help you more improve in your writing, and besides who knows if someone will overlook your work, but if you are well verse in english grammar you can depend your articles with perfect grammar to your...well I guess new boss. god bless you and the works of your hands. and also your love ones!
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
Ya, I should be taking this positively, we succeed only after failing. Now I know what I shouldn't do. Thanks a lot for your response.
@Catana (736)
• United States
16 Aug 10
You've been scammed. This person has probably published your articles somewhere and is making money from them. I've never heard of anybody being approached on a social networking site, but it's probably a good way to find victims. Most of these thieves set up sites that look legitimate, but they do the same thing with the submissions -- claim they're not acceptable, then keep them and make money from them. So sorry this happened to you. If you want to write for money on the web, it's safest to stick with reputable sites. I doubt that you'll ever hear anything from this guy.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
17 Aug 10
I was always careful while working and I also read about people getting cheated by such work providers. I write for legit academic sites, but i didn't find any academic work now of my preference so tried this project. I am going to rework and publish those on my name in some websites.
• Philippines
17 Aug 10
Just write in reviewstream. They will tell you straight to the point if they like what you write or not. they never disappear.
• Philippines
16 Aug 10
I think I know where you got that website job, i'm applying for it and still no response...anyway I just signed up just now...hehehe... I think if does happened i think you should not take it sadly, but take it in a positive way, like study again grammars and everything that will help you more improve in your writing, and besides who knows if someone will overlook your work, but if you are well verse in english grammar you can depend your articles with perfect grammar to your...well I guess new boss. god bless you and the works of your hands. and also your love ones!