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Hourly Freelancer Scam

Good day, 

I cant find a conclusive way to go about the partial return of funds for work completed by a freelancer that was not acceptable, complete or fit for purpose. We had a peer review by a local developer of the work completed &  the work tendered ended up being nothing more than adding a plug in to our website without doing any integration or completing the tasks as set out in the original job posting. 

The peer review finished by saying " I would of done that for free, becuase it would of taken more time for me to write the invoice ". 

I asked the Freelancer to supply evidence of what they did, but it went no where. 
I discussed with the Freelancer who agreed to a refund, of which i requested a percentage only instead of the full amount; he can not pay for 2-4 weeks he says. I didnt want to leave myself open any longer to their delays ( Project has run over for 7 days already ) I  have sent a request for the refund of 300USD but i think this just goes to the Freelancer.

Can anyone let me in on how I can approach Upwork in a timely manner to have this resolved so I can get this projected completed. 

Thanks in advance. 


May I also add, after the billing period it has taken the Freelancer 7 days to show me a run through of the work. So I would of had no oppourtunity to dispute without first viewing the work given that over 5 days had passed from the billing period. 

I think the Freelancer took the hours to get payment in that pay period. 

Not good. 

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Hi Jed,


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