Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fraudulent Company! - NickWheelers

I know this isn't a review, but it needs to be put out there.

I was offered a job on oDesk to post 20 listings for a company on Ebay.  To start, I had to create a sample using the information they gave me, which stated that they buyer picks up the product or pays for shipping which was in the states. (I'm in Canada)  I didn't see anything wrong with it, it wasn't breaking any rules or regulations with Ebay.  Once posted though, my account was suspended.  I called Ebay and they told me the   company I listed for was a fraudulent company and because I posted something from that company, my account on Ebay was permanently suspended.  Which means I can access it, but I cannot buy, sell or send messages.  I cannot create a new account.  Ever.

So, I log into my husbands Ebay account to find out that they have done the same to his simply because it was associated with my account! (same addresses, etc)  Wonderful!

The oDesk member name is: Dean Hepny
The job was titled: Assistant needed for 20 project descriptions writing job
The website is:
Manager: Edward McKinney
Sales Manager: Julie Newman

I was speaking to Julie, who apparently is the sales manager.  I told her about the suspension  nothing back, not even a small apology.  I sent an email to her and the manager stating what Ebay told me, and that I would do what I could to make sure other independent contractors are aware of them and what they stand for.

That being said, please share this information!

I have sent an email to oDesk to inform them, as well as to Elance so they can take the appropriate steps to protect their members.


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