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If someone listed on this site, or on others sites approaches you and asks you to do work, how should you answer? The polite way is to say "No, thank you" or simply not to reply to the email. BUT THIS WONT STOP THEM FROM SCAMMING!

The only way to make things like this blog work is to reply to them with the truth. Say, for instance, "I saw your name and email on a blog warning me about scammers. Because of that, I will work for you, but only on a pre-pay basis. You pay me first, and then I will do the work." The only way that we can stop these people is by making them aware that we all know what they are doing. Let them know upfront. Make them go to the trouble of changing their email addresses again and again again. It is one of the only things that we poor, unrepresented writers can do to try to stop it. Stand up for yourself. TELL them that you know they are a scammer.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Write Media

Has Scammed a writer out of 156$

The writer was given two assignments from "write media". One was to write some home improvement articles, and the other was to write a series of motivational speech articles. Both assignments were turned in on time. The writer was told that the motivational speech articles were not long enough, even though they were written within the specifications that write media had given to the writer. The writer told Write Media the motivational articles would be fixed WHEN the home improvement articles were paid. After not getting payment, the writer decided that she needed payment in FULL for all of the articles, and has not had any correspondence since.

The worst part is that this particular writer voiced concerns to Write Media about the fact that the name "write media" had come up as a possible scam on Write Media assured the writer that this was simply one disgruntled writer, and that the writer would be paid right away.



Recently Write Media started contacting (at least one) writer(s) to say that she was very sorry she had not made payment. The excuse that was given was that another writer/employer who owns a freelance company, had stolen all of her personal information including her paypal account and her bank account. This writer, who will not be mentioned, denies that he has stolen anything from Write Media and instead claims that Write Media is angry with him because Write Media owes him money and he is not very happy about it. Write Media insists that she will be making payment as soon as she has regained control of her assets. We will keep you updated.

UPDATE: It has been posted once that Write Media is in conjunction with the Laray Carr, LCP "scam" - This has yet to be verified with anyone else. At current time, it is our belief that Write Media and LCP are two completely different entities. If anyone has proof that they are the same operation, please comment and post on it.


carol siddons said...

I imagine that there are a lot of writers that have been scammed by these individuals. I sent articles for quite a few of their magazines,and thought i was safe because they issued a writers contract. No such luck,I earned $1500 for articles. I contacted Hope the company representative and told her about the fears that were going round the web. She answered and said thank you but my fears were ungrounded that payment would be sent as per the contract on the 20th of September. I waited till this week and said that as i had heard nothing and no check had arrived could she confirm it was in fact on it's way. I heard nothing till a few hours later when i received a email that I am sure a lot of other writers have received as well stating surprise surprise that they had passed everything to the new editor and they would not be using any articles even though they had accepted my invoice. Company's like this need to be stopped I have notified them that I will be putting this on all writing sites to warn other writers, and that if i do not get my money forthwith I will be contacting the police in Texas and an attorney. We have to stand up for ourselves there are too many scammers that do not pay and it is always the writer that suffers.

Writers Warnings said...

Are you talking about LCP? Where is the correlation between Write Media and LCP? Several writers have been scammed by a person claiming to work for Write Media. However, nowhere in any of those emails/projects, was mentioned LCP or any of the people involved. The same goes for LCP. Does anyone have any proof that the Write Media people and the LCP people are the same people?