I just want to alert you guys, if you come across a client that goes by the name Leroy Flowers he is a scam. I ran across him on freelanced.com his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He has multiple posting up there right now such as academic article writer and writing assistant.
I was hired by Leroy on May 31st to be an hourly assistant at the rate of $3.00 hr. It was good in the beginning, I was writing about 300 words an hour which was fair. However, on June 4th, Leroy wanted me to write 1000 words for $3.00 hr . I informed him in advance, before it was time for me to work, that I would no longer be able to do this job because it was asking for too much work and research for a small portion of money.
When I started working Leroy informed me to invoice him on Sundays and I would be paid on Fridays. I agreed because when searching his email I saw he had posted on other sites and no one had reported him as being a scam. So on Sunday, I sent Leroy my invoice for the 13 hours that I worked, then on Monday he canceled the invoice.
I instant messaged him directly after this took place asking him whether or not I would be paid. I sent two messages with no response. So, I sent him a final message informing him that since he did not pay for the articles I would be using them elsewhere. Also, I informed him that if I found the articles online I would be reporting them as stolen to the owners. Good thing I never delete work from my computer until it is paid for right?
Well that message caught his eye I’m guessing. He responds to say that he is driving and will respond when he gets home. Yet he was able to cancel the invoice while driving so I’m sure he could have responded before then.
Luckily, I only did $39.00 worth of work, so it is not a big loss. I just wanted to warn others who may consider wasting their time doing business with this man.