UNION, MISSOURI -- I responded to an online ad looking for a copywriter. Clear Copy Solutions responded, saying that there was an overload of work, and would I be able to do an assignment within a week for $50.
I agreed, and was paid promptly through PayPal. Clear Copy Solutions then asked for another batch for $100, due September 1, 2009.
I agreed, did the work, then nothing.
Ignored my two follow-up emails, then I discovered Clear Copy Solutions soliciting clients online during the time my emails went unanswered. Followed up with another email - nothing. Followed up with a fax - nothing.
Heard from another writer that she had just been hired by the company for an immediate assignment!
Found another complaint about Clear Copy Solutions on this site - from a client that was bilked out of money, and had all correspondence ignored. This complaint went back to February 2009, so apparently there is a history of fraud and theft (only wish I had found this review before getting involved!)
Reported Clear Copy Solutions to Writers Weekly, Internet Crimes, and several agencies in the hometown of the business.
Clear Copy Solutions promotes all work and portfolio as the owner's - so someone out there has "20 Home Improvement Tips" not written by Clear Copy, and by a writer never paid!
So to all clients in need of content and copy, and all writers looking for gigs, stay away from Clear Copy Solutions! And let everyone in your networks know!
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Words That Steal!
Posted by David on 2009-02-19
UNION, MISSOURI -- Dear Members of My3cents.com,
I am contacting this entity because of a reputable company gone bad! Clear Copy Solutions has deliberately unfulfilled a contract for a small publishing firm. Also, it has blatantly denied all contact and has decided not to return money for services not rendered!
We are a small publishing company, Growing Up Easier Publishing, and last fall we hired Clear Copy Solutions to copy edit our book, Healing Practices To Help Kids Grow Up Easier.
We paid in full up front and she has taken our money but has not delivered a product to us nor will she return any of our calls or emails regarding the matter. We have tried to contact her many times over the past months with no success as we attempt to recover our money.
I am asking your help, as we are asking all of her references, in trying to
contact Clear Copy Solutions about this and seeking resolution. Would you consider contacting her on our behalf? We are hopeful that someone she has worked with before may have better luck communicating with her.
Since we are a small company and have been relying on donations and loans to
produce our book, this has been devastating for us and I am hopeful you will
consider helping us by contacting her.
I also would like to take this opportunity to warn you about the troubles we
have had with her, as we would not wish this to happen to anyone else.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.