somebody please! bonk me in the head!

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  1. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
    jonathanacosta17posted 8 years ago

    embarrassing to admit this but i got duped by an unethical *^@&! lowlife! as of late i've been in an unemployed stupor (long story don't wanna share) i thought i could make a quick buck from them freelance writing jobs. my 'employer' asked for 2 sample written works for supposed evaluation. then he just stopped communicating. found my 'samples' published in a popular site under his own name.
    sombody just please end my misery and shoot my sorry gullible ass.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you have drafts saved proving the work is yours, you can file a complaint and possibly get restitution

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    loading firearm now. just hold on.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    feeling your pain smile

  4. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Do You Know What BONK means in the Southern Hemisphere? hmm

    1. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
      jonathanacosta17posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yep. i just figured it out now. sorry to all people in the southern hemisphere, you can't BONK my head..

  5. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Seems there are many writing scams out there!

  6. The Rope profile image54
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    hmm  Life's lessons are hard no matter when we learn them.

  7. lawretta profile image73
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    hey sorry about that,
    there are so many of these thieves on GAF.
    once, i wrote 25 articles for an employer who promised to pay every Friday as was his rule, but when it was Thursday he stopped communicating. and by the time i checked my 25 articles were already published.
    i am stronger now and wiser too. don't worry you will get over it.

    this is the scammer's id, please beware of them;-

    Team regainers; regainers@ymail.com and his website is;
    http://regainers.com

    1. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
      jonathanacosta17posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's even a worse experience than mine. glad you shared that. thanks.

  8. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
    jonathanacosta17posted 8 years ago

    so cruel. he even got 1st page in google.

  9. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Never send writing samples…..Repeat this to yourself. 

    It’s a Mantra …Never send writing samples

    Create a portfolio for any perspective “employer” to review posted in a “protected” area.

    Gee….Like ….Ummm…..Hub Pages.

    1. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
      jonathanacosta17posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      <lying under bed, sucking thumb, mumbling>

      "never send writing samples...never send writing samples..."

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        Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        jonathan it's okay come out from under there

  10. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    So Join the same writing site and shame the party from that position ..... But kick his butt mate smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Do you still have copies of your writing? I would confront the jerk too *hugs* I am so sorry that you are going through this Jonathan

  12. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Jonathan, it's a lesson and you have more within you to produce great material, he doesn't.

  13. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    You also should consider working through some guaranteed payment sites. Elance comes to mind. there are a few others. Though there are unscrupulous people there too, many quality jobs and employers are verified, some are prepay, and others have credit card sureties.

  14. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    sorry top hear that !! sad

    I always keep the handwriting drafts. And also  I publish it in any  writer's site.
    I use ABC Tales and HP, apart from a blog.
    If you have your work or draft ,you should complain. It's very easy to proof it's yours by the publishing date.

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I am so sorry that you had to deal with the stupid ppl who like to rip ppl off. And I agree with Deborah!

  16. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Assuming that you emailed your drafts you have evidence of everything you need to do some damage to the offending party; including chronological evidence to support duplicate content claims if you publish on the same site.

  17. lawretta profile image73
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    writers beware of these wicked scamming employers.

  18. jonathanacosta17 profile image57
    jonathanacosta17posted 8 years ago

    i did think about exposing the unscrupulous pr*ck but i'd rather chalk the incident up and blame it on my stupidity for not taking precautions.   

    after sleeping on it, i can laugh about it now. thank you guys for all your support and advice. i really appreciate it.

  19. blondepoet profile image68
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    On my way to get him for you

    http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg240/LaGambler4/Funnies/scooter3.gif

    1. waynet profile image68
      waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hahahahahaa.......I've nearly wet myself hahahahahaha imagine that a little hippo on a scooter...hahahahaha!

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Haaaa I nearly wet myself too. Musn't disturb a hippo on a mission you know smile smile

    2. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OMG lol lol

      Jon, glad you are feeling better after a night of sleep!

  20. lawretta profile image73
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    any other experiences???

  21. theirishobserver. profile image57
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    In Ireland 'Bonk' means to have sex with..... smile

  22. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    So what do you say when you have to bonk some one? (in the American way?)

 
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