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Fraud and cheating

Complaint Rating:  97 % with 75 votes
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Go Freelance
United States
gofreelance.com
This company sends endless 'opportunities' to pull you in to their 'trial' option. Yet after they charged me over $56 for one month I began noticing that the postings were lessening during my less than one month tenure. Not only that-I noticed any new postings were duplicates. When I went to cancel my subscription I was informed that any job posting I applied to would be eliminated, so no employers could get in touch with me (yet another way of keeping me subscription mode) Yet I paid for a week ($7) then was charged $49.95 for a month and yet my subscription was yet to expire in less than a month from my join date.

What I find strange is that there is no way to contact them except email and when I finally canceled they are registered with Paypal as an international company (NOT New York/US) also their tutorials to cancel are narrated by a brit guy-extremely suspect. This place is a cash cow that preys on this desperate economy.

BTW, I have 15 years of high profile mkt under my belt and applied to EVERY posting...you can't tell me not one employer has considered me. Further, why would employers post jobs for THREE PLUS weeks? That makes no sense as a freelancer-when an interim position needs to be filled is usually an immediate need-hence the 'freelance' status.

STAY AWAY-don't waste what's left of your money for false promises. I've contacted paypal in regards to getting a refund esp since I paid for 5 weeks and got 3 and lost ALL of the info (I paid for the service-why is it all lost-so that tells me there is something very wrong with their practices. Think about it-this company KNOWS you are going to cancel and all of these false postings are 3 weeks PLUS...so they have you by the berries.

How heartless to take money from people who are already in a bind b/c of lost wages.


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 11th of May, 2009 by    0 Votes
Yep, u r absolutely right, they got more than 50 bucks from my account, no matter how many emails or phone calls no response. Its a scam!! PLease be aware of.
 11th of Aug, 2009 by    0 Votes
yes dear, I also faced to the same cheating.Finally I have to change my credit card number as they have taken monthly subcription from my credit card without my authority.I wonder that why the relevenmt government dont take leagal action agaist them.cheating money from people will be cursed to them.
 9th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes

Go Freelance - No response after money sent
Go Freelance
United States
gofreelance.com

Sent off $7 for week's trial searching jobs but absolutely no response to support tickets/various emails.
 23rd of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes
No need to say anything. They are 100% BIG CHEATERS. BEWARE OF THEM.

Srimathi Krishna
 23rd of Jan, 2010 by    +1 Votes
You are right. They just collect the money and then go sleep. No response for any mail. Simply fraud and dishonest business.
 3rd of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes
GoFreelance is a legitimate freelance environment that offers online jobs for those who wants to start with the career. However, getting a job solely depends on the decision of the employer who posted the job -- gauging your ability and work experience to see if you are fit for the project or not. So there is no guarantee that you will get a job -- it purely depends on your skill as a freelancer and the decision of the employer.
 5th of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes
i m also a freelancer, freelancing is the only and best way to earn money online.there are so many good freelance sites like elance, guru, shorttask, aquent...to get a complete list of genuine freelance sites go to http://hellofreelancers.hpage.com .from here you get free training also...
 28th of Feb, 2010 by    0 Votes
you are totally true mate. They are 100% fraud took me more than three weeks to realize their scam. They kept taking money and didn't pay me the earnings at the end. I think they have no customers. They just milk you as much as possible. The work you do i think they sell it off to other companies. So new writer there are websites out there like elance and guru which will be fair to you. DO NOT waste your time and money of Gofreelance.
MAS
 19th of May, 2010 by    0 Votes
This is most definitely a scam. For starters, they mention the seven day trial period in their pop-up screens yet when you actually proceed to subscribe, the 7 days is not a stand-alone option but goes with $49.95 dollars for every 30 days after that. I cancelled my suscription after 7 days and accepted that I would not get any response regarding the jobs I had applied for. What I did not count on was the continued bombardment by emails with mouthwatering job opportunities, every single one of which came with the old 7day trial period. I received these emails even during my paid-for 7day trial period. I put two and two together!
 25th of May, 2010 by    0 Votes
hai, iam an house wife I was very much interested in joining Go freelancer
But after I knowing that it is a fraud I was very much disappointed...
any way thanks for saving me by joining that and being cheated
 14th of Jun, 2010 by    0 Votes
After taking my money I have not recieved any surveys...They have cheated $$$$ out of many families who are trying to make a living honestly...thumbs down to gofreelance & I will be making friends & fams aware of this site...=(
 14th of Aug, 2010 by    0 Votes
I got scammed!!!
 27th of Aug, 2010 by    0 Votes
Very true. keep safe distance fro GOFREELANCER.
 19th of Sep, 2010 by    0 Votes
phew jst got saved coz of u guys !!! thnkx a lot .. was gonna join freelancer tomorrow
 6th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
Serious PHEW. . . .I was abt to join now!!! Thank u all for saving my ass!!!

F*** U Gofreelance. . .u ppl will GOfreeHELL
 9th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
You are absolutely right
 9th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
That was completely right


 18th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
thanks a lot for dis useful info..was a bit sceptical about their tall claims..decided 2 go for the trial period $7/day..
then guess what!! i noticed there was this additional amount of "" $49.5USD recurring every...""could'nt read after that line..then i smelled something wrong..it was actually $49 every month!! thank U God for saving me!! Thumbs down 2 ''go freelance''!!!
 29th of Oct, 2010 by    0 Votes
This company is a complete fraud. They claim that they screen all jobs first to make sure there are no scams, however, I signed up almost 2 months ago, and noticed that a few of the "jobs" had provided email addresses, so I contacted them, and then of course got replies telling me all I had to do was pay another $10 to access their wonderful instructions. I of course contacted gofreelance, and told them that I these people were advertising scam jobs even though it is apparently against the policy of gofreelance. They didn't respond properly, basically just telling me that all their jobs are legitimate, and advising me what ebooks to download.

I then today, set up a fake employer account to see what actually happens when I apply for one of the "jobs" on this site, the answer is...NOTHING. If you have been applying for countless jobs and wondering why you have not received one single reply, then it is because, they are not being forwarded to the employer who posted them.

If anyone knows how to cancel the subscription, then I would appreciate if you told me, because I keep being forwarded to countless third party sites.
 23rd of Nov, 2010 by    0 Votes
WOW!!! Thanks for warning.

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