4TH COMPLAINT ABOUT ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox
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Subject: FOURTH COMPLAINT about ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:40:04 -0400
From: Angela Hoy <email@example.com>
August 27, 2010
Stephanie Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Cox, Manager
ZSB Writers / http://www.zsb.us
1516 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89119
7400 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
WritersWeekly.com has received another complaint about:
ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox
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and about freelance writers. The publication is the
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Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
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relevant correspondence between your publication and the person
submitting the complaint so that we can piece together that person's
side of the story. Step one of our investigation has been completed.
RK (name not published here but was, of course, provided to ZSB Writers)
alleges you owe $220.00. See allegation under my
Since you seem to be in the business of hiring people, acquiring their
work, and then ignoring them, we must assume this is a scam. We are
recommending your victims now report you to the Texas and Nevada
attorneys general. We will be sharing the information we have received
about your firm with them as well.
If you are reselling/publishing these stolen items, and/or if your
alleged clients are publishing these stolen items you and/or they are
also committing copyright infringement. The minimum penalty for that is
$750 per infringement.
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We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.
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Subject: complaint about ZSB Writers
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:13:13 +0100
I saw the complaint about ZSB Writers and I am coming forth with my
complaints too. Two months ago I finished a project for them, it was an
ebook about holistic health. I signed the contract and dated it, with
the payment being $220 and a deadline of one month. I am working in a
full time job and almost became a nervous wreck when i wouldn't get a
response from Stephanie Roberts or Stephen Cox about what the client's
feedback was. I NEVER received any feedback from the client, nor from my
CV which I sent her to see my credentials as a writer. I completed the
project on time on July 8th and still haven't been paid for it. If
anything, Stephanie was constantly pressuring me to complete
everything within 24 hours without telling me what needs to be edited or
proofed. Their services are absolutely useless because they never, ever
provide any feedback.
Please please please, I ask that a full investigation take place to find
these immoral, unscrupulous (people) who've not had the decency to
appreciate or even pay writers like me who are attempting to make a
living from writing. I have e-mails and the contract to prove the
project was completed if you require the evidence
Hope to hear from you soon,