Mesa, United States
I'm a freelance content writer. I did a job for ClickFlame, after which a second job was sent. My first contact with ClickFlame was 9th July 2019. I was given 37 keywords to write 37 articles. I asked for any special instructions if any. They needed the first 10 urgently. So I had to work extra hard to deliver. I sent them 10 topics for approval. They approved immediately. I wrote the first 10 articles and asked for feedback they approved and even asked me to go ahead with the remaining. So I went ahead and completed the whole job. They were to pay after a week of job completion but they failed and gave me excuses that I now understand were deliberate acts. With a promise to pay and a date given they sent 8 keywords for a second batch of articles. I saw them as a company that won't go so Iow to deny me payment so I obliged. I sent topics for approval. They approved and I delivered the job. No complaint about my writing at all. In total 45 articles of 500 words. When the time to pay came ClickFlame gave me the first date to send payment, they didn't pay. Another date was agreed on they still failed. They kept postponing dates until it now 3 months. Instead of honorably saying they don't have the money to pay and see if I could forgive them and move on. What they came up with to rob me is that the content I wrote was unusable. So I thought if the content I wrote was not used, why make all the repeated promises to pay? Why all the repeated lies? When you could just tell me upfront my job was bad? Why order a second batch of articles if the first batch was bad? Why ask me to send an invoice for payment? Why ask for my account details for a direct bank transfer? Why all the many lies? Were they afraid to tell me my job was not used? Is it that nobody in the company was bold enough to tell me to my face? Why wait until 3 months to now bring up this lame excuse? Looking at their facebook page I saw a review by one Mark Anthony that ClickFlame doesn't pay employees on time. I wish I saw it earlier than I did. Just two weeks ago (27th Sept. 2019) Guy Tate of ClickFlame sent me this email: Hi Kevin, Sorry for my late reply. I have been crazy busy. I can't pay via Paypal. We dont have a paypal account and it doesnt give me the option to allow me to simply use my card. Please find a way for me to pay via a credit card and I will send the payment quickly (I promise). Thanks, Guy If my job was bad as Anthony Limbert of ClickFlame now claims, why were they apologizing and promising to send payment? Why? Is this not fraud, is this not broad daylight robbery? Is this not deliberate and well-calculated to defraud me?