In the world of freelancing, however, as in any other field, there are cheaters. Honest performers often suffer from deception of customers.
How to solve the problem of dishonest customers, who are often called "scammers", at the moment definitely not to say. Of course, the network can find many different proposals, for example, to create black lists on the stock exchanges or to force employers to pass the certification, but such tricks do not work.
Of course, the section "black list" can be seen on many exchanges, but unscrupulous employers in them are listed slightly, due to the fact that freelancers just don't want to waste time on it. Yes, and this measure is dubious, because to change accounts – business of five minutes.
Beginners will have to try to avoid contact with "scammers". And you need to know some basic rules.
First, the most effective and common way is to take advance. Of course, the requirement of full prepayment for their services absenteeism, especially because such a request can lead to confusion of the customer, as well as to put into question the reputation of the contractor, and this entails a denial of services. It should be noted that fraud artists are much less than employers, it is no secret that to earn a reputation is difficult, as a freelancer there is no other advertising on the network except his good name. Before be accepted for execution, it is enough to summon the customer at least part of the budget, for example, 50%. So a freelancer in any case will remain, at least with some money.
Second, to help freelance workers have now come a variety of exchanges and services that allow you without unnecessary risk to receive money for work performed. It operates as follows: the freelancer takes the order, the employer confirms this and removed from his account funds are "frozen" state. The employee will receive the money only after the assignment is approved by the customer. The disadvantage of such a system work is that such services usually are not free. But sometimes it's better to pay Commission than to lose their earnings at all.
These measures of precautions will reduce the number of "threw" in the life of a freelancer 90%, but use them infrequently. Sometimes the customer is not satisfied with the conditions, and other situation of the artist. You should always remember that to protect itself from fraud completely is not exactly succeed, but worth a try.