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How to I know a genuine employer and a fake one?

asked by dandy01 16 March, 2016

I joined freelancer 2 months ago and I have won some contests. Although I got a project last month to do but I couldn't tell the difference whether or not the employer was real. He pushed me to do his project in 2hrs! Whereas the bid was for a day ($150). As you may guess, he was a fraud and he closed his account. I was charge anyway by freelancer. Yesterday I got another project, to protect myself and my work I had them watermarked and requested for milestone but he declined. I insisted but yet no avail. Please tell me how do i prevent this from repeating ever again.
Thank you all!

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ray designs
ray designs
answered 1 year ago
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hi before bidding you can create milestone to make sure that the project will become guranteed so he cant he have to accept the milestone and you can also check the reviews of employer and and you can also check if he verify the payment method or make a deposit for project i hope it will help you thanks

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Bodeayomi
Bodeayomi
answered last week
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How do you know a fake and genuine employer? Read this
There was actually a time when I accepted a project awarded to me only to find out that the employer created the project and awarded me without a prior understanding of what he was doing. And I was debited a charge for accepting such project.

-If he has no reviews
-If he is not payment verified
-If he didn't explain more about his project in the bid or upon messaging you
-If he asks for offsite communication

Don't bid or accept the project. Some might just use you to write their projects and go unpaid especially when you have no milestone created in order to file a dispute.

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SM Writing Solutions
SM Writing Solutions
answered 2 months ago
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You should see that a verified profile with verified phone number and email address are signs that the profile is legit. Always tell them to make 100% milestone payment and dont take up the project if they dont do it. Furthermore, if someone insists on taking you to emails, dont do that. always proceed with freelancer and it will be beneficial always

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emon108972
emon108972
answered 3 months ago
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OMG. My god saved me from the fraud. I read how to identify a fake employer and that employer tried to get money from me. but reading that rescued me.

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udem944
udem944
answered 3 months ago
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Someone employers send me massages to discus about the project in there email.i want to know it is true or false?After that they said,If I get the project,I have to them refundable fee.Actually for what that refundable fee and is it true?someone help me.

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