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Paul W.

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Experience: Business, Travel, Finance

Member since August 2017

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11 Reviews by Paul

1/1/20
This company simply does not bother to respond to your emails. They cancel your classes without prior notice or explanation. You can't contact them via telephone and they don't respond to you via their Facebook page.
Save your money and time as you won't be able to contact them in the likely event something will go wrong.
You may wish to file a report with the appropriate authorities and/or your regional fraud reporting center such as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm, call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to the following address:
Federal Trade Commission
CRC-240
Washington, D.C. 20580
12/2/19
Please don't spend a cent of your money with this useless "website creating platform". The SEO fields within the editor do NOT work so your website will not rank on any of the search engines. No refunds provided for non-working services after the first 30 days (even though the law safeguards that the consumer is to be fully refunded if the service provider breaches the terms of service - e.g. not fulfilling their side of the agreement). In comparison to ucraft.net or Wordpress, Weebly is truly useless. Ucraft offers their clients a free site and allows them to utilise their own custom domain. Plus, all of the editing features work as they should.
Don't believe any of the glowing reviews posted online as they are written by affiliates whose sole purpose is to obtain commissions from sales.
8/25/18
It is pointless to email them as they are unable to address an issue and are incredibly rude and provocative in their commentary. If they don't need clients for their company to survive, I am quite happy not to use them ever again.
I used these scammers to book a ticket with Centrotrans from Belgrade to Sarajevo on 22 August 2018. The driver inadequately charged us 120 SRB dinars each for luggage already included in our tickets (1x free piece of luggage up to 5 kg) and without providing a tax invoice. Fund raising for his own food perhaps?
We were also charged for a platform fee (very creative) by the company itself so that we could get on the platform of the bus station (180 SRB dinars each). Absolute non-sense...
7/25/18
Google have allowed for someone else to create an email account illustrating one of my profile photos (the one on Google) and my full name. This account has allowed the perpetrator to post reviews on Google Maps. This issue was addressed to Google however they have decided to ignore it. I strongly believe that the account is connected to a motel establishment located in Gilgandra, NSW, in Australia, as a review was posted on this business, utilising this account, and pretending that my real review was posted in error. This individual also took the liberty to post a review for one of my previous clients (the Comfort Inn Lincoln Downs Resort) which leaves me in a very vulnerable position.
The number 12 of Google's User Content and Conduct Policy states:
'Do not use our Services to mislead or confuse users by pretending to be someone else or pretending to represent an organization you do not represent. Some products have additional guidelines: Learn more about Impersonation on Google+'.
This company can't even comply with their own policies. Consult the site Google Deception .com to learn how to make formal complaints against these fraudsters.
7/25/18
I have been contacted by Paypal to explain as to why I logged in from another country when my account itself was set up overseas, whilst I was visiting family that live in Europe. If this was a real issue, why would Paypal allow me to open the account, outside of Australia, in the first place? The truth of the matter is that I am a tax payer in Australia with a valid ABN for my sole trading activities and I don't see how me having an account opened overseas can potentially endanger other people, especially my students. My students are provided with tax invoices, all of them, which is a confirmation of my legitimacy as a trader.

My account was blocked without cause or justification and reinstated when a complaint was placed with the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Why wouldn't they go through the proper channels (police, ATO or law court) to make a valid complaint against any potential/suspected wrongdoing? That's what I will do, I will report this situation to ACCC, to my parliamentary representative in QLD, to the AFP, to the ATO, to the FOS, and to the courts if they persist in wasting my time with their illegitimate procedures. They are constantly misappropriating funds of their users.

How can governments accept these crooks to operate in our countries?
7/13/18
The site is full of glitches restricting you from making the necessary adjustments to your listings and staff members take weeks to respond to simple requests. Not very efficient, helpful or productive staff. It is pointless to use this platform as they only serve as an intermediary for the first month of rent. Why would you pay 8% commission to a bunch of parasites that do little for their money?
As a direct result of posting this review, Uniplaces unpublished all of my listings. Thank you for your censorship...
damianog
Damiano G. – Uniplaces Rep
Dear Paul,

Many thanks for your feedback, which is very valuable to us.

We are sorry to read that your not satisfied about your experience with our platform. We strive to make sure all our customers can get the most out of it!

Please feel free to contact us via customercare@uniplaces.com and give us more details about your case. We'd be more than happy to give you the support you need!

Kind Regards,
Uniplaces Team
GMX
7/11/18
The 'modus operandi' of this company is to block accounts without cause, justification or notice. If this happens to you, please be sure to email the Attorney-General in PA so that he can address your case accordingly. Save yourself the trouble of dealing with a company without any sort of integrity and find a viable alternative.
6/19/18
By their own initiative, these individuals decided to pin my property to a location 16.7km away from its actual geographic position despite me giving them the correct name of the council where my apartment is in. When I brought it to their attention that it was incorrect and that it was misleading to guests, they claimed that Google advised that the location is somewhere else. It is so utterly dumb and frustrating to deal with such ignorance (pure ignorance). Most Americans don't even know that Alaska is part of the USA but they think that they know the location of this property outside the USA better than the owner. Don't even bother publishing a listing with these idiots.
6/18/18
I have been dealing with their staff for the past week for non-delivery of items by their buddy carrier MRW. They keep making promises of resolving the issues with the carrier but bluntly lie about everything they promise to do and do the exact opposite of what they say they would do. Frustrating, incompetent and embarrassing customer service incapable of resolving any issues. When I call to be answered in English, the call gets re-directed to Spanish staff in Dublin that are not fully competent in English. The issue of bad customer service in Spain is not new as in normal street stores the service is as pathetic and, in most cases, racially-motivated. Ultimately, the paying customer is the one getting inconvenienced, aggravated and ripped off. With a country's overall unemployment rate of 25%, certain Spaniards (at least these ones "working" for Amazon) don't seem to care much about their jobs.
I will never be ordering from this site and will certainly not be recommending it to my friends and family. Orders that were promised to be returned to their warehouse were delivered instead. Excessive charges were made to my credit card as a result and will be disputed with my bank. As a customer, I don't trust a word of what they say and feel that a 3-year toddler in another country would do a much better job. Bye bye Amazon.es!!!
3/20/18
ATTENTION! Payoneer locked my account right after I received a payment from Airbnb! It seems quite evident that they use your money to maximise their profitability in the form of interest payments. It took ages for their customer support to reinstate access to my account and I had to resend my passport information yet again! Shameful business practices with the objective, as it seems, to acquire financial benefits from your money whilst they make you wait for it. I am also appalled by their absurd requests to send photos. It is a complete breach of privacy law to request users to send their photos showing confidential passport information.
Other reviews are corroborative of my remarks as this lack of integrity seems to be common practice at Payoneer.
BEWARE!
willb95
Will B.
We are sorry to hear about your frustration. Please note that when a card is blocked this is to protect the account holders funds and details if we suspect the card to have been compromised. Another reason for it to be blocked is due to activity that goes against our terms and conditions.

We would like to look further into your case and follow up with you. Please provide your customer ID and email associated to your Payoneer account in a private message.

Thanks,

The Payoneer Team
3/4/18
** HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT THESE FIVERR CROOKS CHANGED THE NAME OF THEIR PAGE TO FIVVER IN ORDER TO CONFUSE PEOPLE? **

You may wish to file a report with the appropriate authorities and/or your regional fraud reporting center such as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov). You may also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which handles complaints about deceptive or unfair business practices. To file a complaint, visit http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm, call 1-877-FTC-HELP, or write to the following address:
Federal Trade Commission
CRC-240
Washington, D.C. 20580
If your complaint is against a company in a country other than the United States (which is the case of Fiverr), you can file it at http://www.econsumer.gov. You can also find information on where to report in locations outside the United States at econsumer.gov.

In the opinion of their staff member 'Federico', preparing students for the writing paper of the IELTS exam is, and I quote, "(...) taking part in doing someone else's academic work (which will likely be submitted as the student's own work) you are actively taking part in a violation of the integrity code of most, if not all, schools and academic institutions. This behavior can lead to the suspension or expulsion of students. Fiverr does not allow taking part in such fraudulent activities". My gig was denied on this basis even though their decision follows a pattern of ignorant assertions.
Instead of making unfounded/ridiculous assertions, this staff member should familiarize himself with what IELTS writing preparation really is or ask someone else with half a brain to explain to him what it is.
The essays written in preparation for the exam are written on random topics and cannot be submitted. At not stage, an essay is written for the student to be submitted as their own, as there is no submission of essays. The students are to be in person at the Exam Centre on the day they are undertaking the exam. The exam centers do not let them know what topic they will be covering on the day. Consultation of materials is strictly forbidden on the day of the exam. There is no fraudulent behaviour on anyone's part as my gig was to correct their written essays, marked them and provide them feedback so that students can improve their knowledge of essay structure and understanding of the marking criteria before their real exam takes place. I don't admit that Fiverr, or anyone else, make defamatory statements on my character, given that I am not doing what they claim I am doing.
They obviously have no clue on what IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is about. The gig is obviously not for the submission of academic work but yet for the PREPARATION of students for the writing paper of the IELTS exam, work which cannot be submitted, at all, as their work.

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