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hanyaal
hanyaal
answered 12 months ago
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Hi, we all have the same problem. freelancer.com will not give you the money back. So, the solution in my opinion is according the following steps:
1) fell free to bed on projects
2) if you agree with the employer with chat and before awarding the project
3) request from him/her to open a per hour project for you
4) in per hour project you will pay nothing until you get paid
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5) if he/she insists on the fixed price project you can postpone your acceptance and request the employer to create a milestone first.
6) if agreed you may disputes him/her later for that money if he/she tried to cancel the project
7) if not agreed to create the milestone or go for perhour project, then avoid that project. ITS A TRAP

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Vivek
Vivek
answered 5 months ago
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Li'l late but the only key to avoid charges are to make sure that the employer make an initial milestone or two or the budget which you both have agreed. Don't just rush to accept. Be extra cautious to the employer who have no ratings or negative ratings. Because freelancer.com will charge you as soon as you accept the fixed budget project, so every new freelancer reading this, friend be very cautious before accepting fix budget projects please. And Make Sure you chat with employer before accepting (if the employer messages you, because you can't message an employer first.). Please verify two or three times or as many time as you like that the employer has made the milestone for the project, you can do this from the project page or from the financial dashboard>>milestone which is the first tab(landing page) after opening financial dashboard which is under currency icon (accessed from computer); if there isn't any milestone showing, than you might have to think twice before accepting project. This site is full of fake projects/employers/freelancer playing with the system, or just roaming here and there to see the functionality of the website, so check before you proceed. because prevention is better than cure, and none wants to loose hard earned money. Hope this helps.

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ACCA09
ACCA09
answered 6 months ago
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this has recently happened to me, at another site, employer from India, just paid about half of the project, in milestone payment, then after receiving all the files, gave the poorest rating, and vanished, without mentioning any reason at all.. Now i contacted the site ppl, they say to contact the employer myself, as his account is suspended.. what should i do.. what about my hard work done...

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Vokti Roy
Vokti Roy
answered 6 months ago
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The same happened to me. I have completed my work and submit. but some times later i see, my balance is -$5. But the buyer has been released my budget. Freelancer.com has charged $5 and then i have $8 . But now i see that My balance is -$5. The buyer has been deleted his project. So bad.

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Nitin Prakash
Nitin Prakash
answered 6 months ago
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Hi, This happens to lots of freelancer and happened with me also. So I decided to chat with the freelancer support, it was a lengthy solution but I will let you know the conclusion.
This especially happens in case of fixed budget project. So here you can do this
1) Try to get as many Hourly Projects as possible
2) For fixed project whatever the case do not accept the project unless 1 milestone is created by Employer because as per the Freelancer Policies Employer could not cancel a project if there is at least one unreleased milestone. You get 36 hours to accept or reject project once awarded. If the Employer does not make a milestone and you do not accept the project will be canceled automatically.

I hope this saves you from negative balance.

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nandagasperini
nandagasperini
answered 6 months ago
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Do not worry, sometimes this can happen. But always be careful, ask for your prepayment, even if it is at a lower value.

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romdane
romdane
answered 6 months ago
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I agree with
7) if not agreed to create the milestone or go for perhour project, then avoid that project.
ITS A TRAP

1. freelancer.com will tell you have other projects to bid
2. freelancer.com delete the project because the employer did not verify Terms and conditions even if you alert that there is a dispute without milestone. In such case freelancer give back the money to the employer and get paid by the way. And the freelancer nothing ... at least 0.23 INR I don't know from where
3. That's a pity the freelancer.com does not make an insurance in such case that way the freelancer won't work for nothing.

For your information the employer was indian leetonny

I asked to filter on countries still not possible
I asked to filter on continent still not possible
When I sort on descendant prices it displays ended project still not possible to get rid off ended projects

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Calypso Design
Calypso Design
answered 7 months ago
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You can only pay. freelancer.com does not care about this problem as they are does not care for a problem when employer award bid but never create milestone and designer accepts project .. in both cases designers pay...

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AchrafLance
AchrafLance
answered 8 months ago
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misltones are the key .. cuz al least if the employer stopped communicating after he've his file .. you can creat a dispute afterwards ..

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