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Regina Fallon
Pompano Beach, FL, United States
2013-11-01 17:00:38
Job Scam
Other Job Site
CastingWordsEmail Attached
 Scammer
  Information
Name:
   Mike Richard
Email Address:
   workers@castingwords.com
Castingwords is a transcription service that posts some micro-jobs online. They post the job at a very low pay rate, literally $1.00 or so for 11-30 minutes of transcription that can take an hour or two to do. They promise bonuses based on how well you do. Very quickly I discovered they were a scam. I would miss one word, which they noted for me, and they cut my little conus that was supposed to be $3.00 in half. There was a trend. I got better and better, but my bonus was never more than half what was promised, and often a lot less. I went to their site and browsed their prices. I quickly realized they cannot afford to pay people what they promise and make any money. They charge $1 a minute per transcript. If you pay the transcriptor $4-$5 then an editor $4-$5, for an 11 minute recording, they make almost nothing. So the bonuses they \"promise\" are unrealistic.
They are a total rip-off any way you cut it. Finally, it gets worse, I send them an e-mail saying I don\'t want to work for them anymore. I told them I don\'t believe their being honest about pay, etc. So they send me an e-mail saying my info is deleted. I go to check and it\'s all still there. Then, I start getting notices from the micro job site I work for that they\'re now completely rejecting the other couple of jobs I have pending. So now I get zero. Nice. Don\'t buy or work for these dishonest people.!!
Well aren\'t these guys vindictive? As soon as they figured out I had filed a complaint, they reacted by blocking me on the worker site. This results in a warning from the site. However, I have forwarded all of the e-mails to Amazon showing that I told THEM I didn\'t want to work for them and to please close my account. Too bad Castingwords!
I received an e-mail from a Mike Richard today on the subject. He advised me I better drop it and leave it like that. Then I notcied something. Castingwords has done your typical keyword assault on Google in an attempt to have a bunch of pages with tons of keywords that mean squat. This is a tactic to bury complaints. Cruise through Google, you\'ll see plenty of them. This site is sneakier than I thought! Oh my! Your threats don\'t bother me Mr. Richard!!
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