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PostPosted: July 20th, 2010, 4:56 pm 
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COMPLAINT #1 about ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

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Subject: COMPLAINT about ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:27:14 -0400
From: Angela Hoy
To: info@zsb.us

June 21, 2010

Stephanie Roberts - info@zsb.us
Steven Cox
ZSB Writers / http://www.zsb.us
Manager
1516 E. Tropicana Ave. suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89119
P(702)727-1573

WritersWeekly.com has received a complaint about:
ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for
and about freelance writers. The publication is the
largest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in
dealing with writers, haven't paid writers money that is owed to
them, who have not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair
contract terms. These reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's
subscribers
to decide which publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all
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.

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THE COMPLAINT
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KL (name not published here but was, of course, provided to the publisher)
alleges you owe her $400 and that your phone number is
not a working number. See allegation under my signature.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
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The second step in our investigation is to send this communication
to your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence
disputing these allegations, or would like to make your own
statement about these allegations for publication in our report, please
email angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and
is subject to publication.***

IF YOU DO OWE THIS PERSON MONEY, we strongly suggest you read
this article before responding:
http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest ... 32006.html

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our
publication next Wednesday, though it may appear in our Whispers and
Warnings forum before that time.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to
read your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

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ALLEGATION
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Whispers and Warnings
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:30:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: KL

Hi Angela:

I am at my wit's end. While I would much rather collect the remaining
$400 balance that ZSB Writers owes me and keeps promising to pay me, I
am left with no option but to start spreading the word that the company
does NOT pay its writers.

The ironic part is that I have worked on several projects with the
company and it has paid me for some of the projects, while not others. I
have been trying to contact the two representatives of the company to
collect payment with spotty response at best. To provide perspective,
they owe me for projects that were completed in March of this year.

On April 28, 2010 I was told, "SO sorry for the delay. Everyone's so
unresponsive these days. I'm sending you $50 now for the articles and
$200 for the Outsourcing and Referral book later tonight (or max
tomorrow morning...put it on priority for Steven). I'm chasing the
Family Small Business client because she's given me ZERO feedback since
we submitted it and she said she'll get back to me."

I did receive the $50--never received the $200.

The following two months were spent calling the company phone number,
which ALWAYS says that "The number cannot be completed as dialed," no
matter which phone I dial it from and no matter who dials it (I even had
my fiance' dial it.). I also
sent numerous emails that went unanswered and finally resorted to
sending faxes, which did warrant two responses.

It is now June 15, 2010 and I have not received payment, nor heard from
them again from subsequent follow-up attempts. If this is their response
to what they deem a "priority," I hate to see what a non-priority
amounts to them. Spread the word to other
writers to stay away from this company.

Thanks again!

KL


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 1:02 pm 
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SECOND COMPLAINT ABOUT ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

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Subject: ANOTHER COMPLAINT about ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:16:44 -0400
From: Angela Hoy
To: info@zsb.us

August 5, 2010

Stephanie Roberts - info@zsb.us
Steven Cox, Manager
ZSB Writers / http://www.zsb.us
1516 E. Tropicana Ave. suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89119
P(702)727-1573

WritersWeekly.com has received another complaint about:
ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for
and about freelance writers. The publication is the
largest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in
dealing with writers, haven't paid writers money that is owed to
them, who have not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair
contract terms. These reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's
subscribers
to decide which publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all
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.

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THE COMPLAINT
-------------

CO alleges you owe her $350-$400. See allegation under my
signature.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication
to your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence
disputing these allegations, or would like to make your own
statement about these allegations for publication in our report, please
email angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and
is subject to publication.***

IF YOU DO OWE THIS PERSON MONEY, we strongly suggest you read
this article before responding:
http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest ... 32006.html

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our
publication next Wednesday, though it may appear in our Whispers and
Warnings forum before that time.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to
read your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

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ALLEGATION
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: zsb.us
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2010 19:22:05 +0000 (GMT)
From: CO

Zsb.us owes me money for projects that ended from between May and July.
In this case, they have simply said "very sorry for the delay", which I
notice is about what they said to the other writer. Zsb owe me between
$350 and $400 (I was never given exact figures for one project).

Thank you and regards.

CO


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2010, 1:06 pm 
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THIRD COMPLAINT about ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

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Subject: THIRD COMPLAINT about ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 19:02:14 -0400
From: Angela Hoy
To: info@zsb.us

August 9, 2010

Stephanie Roberts - info@zsb.us
Steven Cox, Manager
ZSB Writers / http://www.zsb.us
1516 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89119
P(702)727-1573

AND

7400 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
P(972)713-7200,

WritersWeekly.com has received another complaint about:
ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for
and about freelance writers. The publication is the
largest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in
dealing with writers, haven't paid writers money that is owed to
them, who have not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair
contract terms. These reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's
subscribers
to decide which publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all
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.

-------------
THE COMPLAINT
-------------

JM (name not published here but was, of course, provided to ZSB)
alleges you owe her $560.00. See allegation under my
signature.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication
to your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence
disputing these allegations, or would like to make your own
statement about these allegations for publication in our report, please
email angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and
is subject to publication.***

IF YOU DO OWE THIS PERSON MONEY, we strongly suggest you read
this article before responding:
http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest ... 32006.html

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our
publication next Wednesday, though it may appear in our Whispers and
Warnings forum before that time.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to
read your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

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ALLEGATION
~~~~~~~~~~~

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: ZSB continues to abuse writers
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 03:35:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: JM

I noticed that someone else remains
unpaid by the people who never paid me for work and who no longer answer
my emails, ZSB writers.

My investigations to date reveal that the author of the manuscript I
edited had submitted it to Elance. I spoke to Elance, who informed me
that they had never heard of ZSB Writing and that the winner of the bid
obviously subcontracted the manuscript to ZSB. ZSB apparently
subcontracted the same manuscript to me and to at least one other
writer.

I have two different addresses for ZSB Writers and the names Steven Cox
and Stephanie Roberts as principals in this business.

The addresses are:

1516 E. Tropicana Ave. suite 155 Las Vegas, NV 89119 1-267-888-3244
7400 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, Texas, 75034, phone: 972-713-7200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              972-713-7200      end_of_the_skype_highlighting,

The email and website address in both cases:
email: info@zsb.us
website: www.ZSB.us

I have kept every email and of course a copy of the edited manuscript
that I was not paid for. There was another project, costume descriptions
that I was also never paid for.

ZSB owes me at least $500, which is really way too low for that assignment
described as a light edit. After I accepted the assignment, not only did
the manuscript require heavy editing, ZSB wanted me to write 70 pages of
additional original material, all for $500.

Let me know what else I can do to help you in your investigations.

Thanks.

JM

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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: ZSB continues to abuse writers
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 03:51:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: JM

Hi Angela,

I forgot to mention in my previous email that in addition to the unpaid
manuscript work, ZSB did not pay me for a costume description assignment -
that fee was $60.00.

Thanks.

JM


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PostPosted: September 28th, 2010, 3:45 pm 
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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 <angie@booklocker.com>
To: info@zsb.us

August 27, 2010

Stephanie Roberts - info@zsb.us
Steven Cox, Manager
ZSB Writers / http://www.zsb.us
1516 E. Tropicana Ave., Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89119
P(702)727-1573

AND

7400 John Q. Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034
P(972)713-7200,

WritersWeekly.com has received another complaint about:
ZSB Writers / zsb.us / Stephanie Roberts / Steven Cox

WritersWeekly.com is a publication that publishes information for
and about freelance writers. The publication is the
largest-circulation freelance writing ezine in the world.

As part of that information, WritersWeekly.com publishes a Warnings
section on its website and in its newsletter. This warning section
contains reports about publications that are unprofessional in
dealing with writers, haven't paid writers money that is owed to
them, who have not abided by their contracts, or who have unfair
contract terms. These reports are used by WritersWeekly.com's
subscribers
to decide which publications they should and should not work with.

Your firm has been submitted to us for inclusion in the
WritersWeekly.com Whispers and Warnings section.

Step one of our investigation of this report is to gather all
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.

-------------
THE COMPLAINT
-------------

RK (name not published here but was, of course, provided to ZSB Writers)
alleges you owe $220.00. See allegation under my
signature.

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.

-----------------
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
-----------------

The second step in our investigation is to send this communication
to your firm to get its side of the story. If you have evidence
disputing these allegations, or would like to make your own
statement about these allegations for publication in our report, please
email angela@writersweekly.com within two business days.

***All correspondence for our investigations must be in writing and
is subject to publication.***

IF YOU DO OWE THIS PERSON MONEY, we strongly suggest you read
this article before responding:
http://www.writersweekly.com/the_latest ... 32006.html

Our report on your firm is scheduled for inclusion in our
publication next Wednesday, though it may appear in our Whispers and
Warnings forum before that time.

If there is no response to these allegations, WritersWeekly.com will
still publish this complaint, but our readers will not be able to
read your side of the story.

We appreciate your prompt response in this matter.

Angela Hoy
Publisher
WritersWeekly.com

~~~~~~~~~~~
ALLEGATION
~~~~~~~~~~~

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: complaint about ZSB Writers
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 21:13:13 +0100
From: RK

Hi Angela,

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,
Many thanks,
RK


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