In The Middle Of Dispute
a very serious issue_important like a life matterMy Acknowledgment:
(whoever reads this post, please read it carefully and seriously. This post contains lots of confidential information)
I am a debit mastercard holder which is linked to oDesk. I'm a graphics and web designer. I do freelance works on oDesk and some other forums.
I was working with a employer named "A" for nearly a year. So, I got to trust him and I thought he trusted me too. He lives at Chittagong, near my city Dhaka. I used to get payments from him physically, I mean not through online. I have never seen him face to face, he used to send little cash by local mail service. However, this isn't the issue.
Some months ago, "A" requested me to help him, because he had financial problem...he has some receivables online. but he doesn't have any master card so that he could receive his money. Beside this, he slightly threatened me too that he won't give me works anymore and will be able to block my odesk and payoneer account if I don't help him. I was little afraid of him, because he has some real power. I will come to this point "his power" later.
I agreed to help "A". Then I saw a guy "S" loaded money into my account seven times. "A" told me that "S" is his buyer and is paying him by loading money into my account. Everytime I received the money from "S", I withdrew the money and sent the full amount to A's address (****) by local mail and parcel service.
Some days ago, I got a dispute notification from payoneer that "S" has claimed that those payments were not authorized by him and he hasn't got service against the payments yet. Immediately, I informed "A" about the mail. He gave me a written mail claiming "'S' has got service against every payments and now he is trying to cheat..." I replied to payoneer by the given mail. Payoneer payments department agent "Terry" wanted to see some evidence like invoice, shipment documents etc. Then, I again informed "A" that payoneer wants some documents and just after that, he started to ignore me. He didn't give me any reply. On the other hand, "S" also knows that I'm not guilty, but he wants a revenge. Thus, I felt into hot water.
I was telling about their power. Let go through details. "A" is a PTC(paid to click) and HYIP(high-yield investment program) launcher. He used to launch PTC and HYIP sites and when people starts to invest, he closes down the site and scams people. I know this because I designed banners for his sites like iconbux.com, rafibux.com, urobux.com and lots more. Again, the dispute guy- "S" uses email address of leobux. What I can remember that leobux.com was also a PTC site and scammed people. So, the situation is I felt in the middle of dispute between two scammers. And their power?...as they launch sites regularly, It's not that hard to run negative publicity about anyone. Even they have some gangs for their protection.
"A" is not replying and "S" is complaining...I am the victim. I realized my wrong. The first mistake I made is dealing with this kind of guys. I should have avoided scammers. I also reported some information about PTC scammers in FBI and Interpol crime report center. I determined to work honestly and be free from PTC and HYIP scams. I have started to fight the dispute on my own. I also informed "Terry" that I wouldn't be able to documents because freelancers don't have documents for their work delivery and payments. We send works by uploading or attaching with mail and receive payments in Paypal, Alertpay or Payoneer.
I have written much...you could fall asleep reading this long post. But, I can't even sleep for this tension. I want to build my career on oDesk, and you know oDesk is not complete without payoneer.
In this circumstances, I need payoneer's suggestion. I am open to share more information if you need.
Thanks for reading the whole post carefully.
- "A", "S" and "***" - these have been moderated to sensor real names and information.