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Our company has used outsourcing systems for nearly 15 years now. Freelancer appears polished and cutting edge on the surface, but what stirs below is unacceptable. We went through a number of highly rated India developers, who in turn trashed our CMS system. We have since hired professional and skilled developers outside of Freelancer who are not false in describing their skillsets. Sadly, many of the developers on Freelance promise great results, but are less than acceptable. Freelancer attracts the undersided dark realm of developers, many who are dishonest, who claim templates and other projects as their own, who inflate their time on per hour projects excessively. India and Pakistan for example, is rife with these type of developers. Developers will often start with energy, but if the project become complicated, they lay it aside for easier projects won, and weeks later you find yourself listing in the sea of no progress. India developers for one will back away from a project whose manager knows that time is being padded and refuses to accept time extortion and poor results. Freelancer has no effective means of accountability, where project abuse is frequent and not policed properly. Additionally, the system is setup as such as a person is extorted to leave a good review to remain a valid user of the system, where a developers rating often should have been one star. We learned the hard way to not add a credit card or Paypal account for Freelancer access. The process provides no confirmation window during the acceptance of a candidate, where suddenly you find a large fee has been deducted from your funding source as payment for all the milestones, held in the Freelance system without reprieve. Paypal assisted me by reversing the fees by force reversal due to my long history with them and due to the poor reputation of Freelancer, but Freelancer stated it would not reverse the unapproved deduction from my Paypal account. However later Freelancer claimed they kindly refunded my funding, but they actually did nothing but refused to assist. Flee from Freelancer, at great speed to preserve your funds and sanity.

Jielyn L. – Freelancer Rep

Hi there. Lara here from I understand that you're currently having issues with your account, and we understand your frustration. We would like to assure you, though, that we are doing our best to give our users a better platform. For now, please refer to ticket ID VKH-260-69196 for further updates regarding your concern. Thank you and take care.

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