To keep me off the streets and work in a safe enviroment a group of friends and myself joined the Adult Work site which promises to give us this safety. Hey all was running fine I created my profile, created a private gallery and so did my friends. We also created a group lice a copoerative so the clients would see us all advertised. As myself I generated a lot of interest and sales to my private gallery went into the hundreds of credits. 1 = 1 credit on the site.
I was happy and went to cash in my credits only to find that they took 30% admin charge to exchange to cash. When this initial anger had faded I thought I would take what I could get. But then they deleted my profile and I have to send them in a copy of my passport etc. There was no mention when signing up that you had to do this only that it was recommended. So now they have my credits. I feel robbed. Especialy as you can not email them to discuss the issue or call them.
Then the same happend to my friends 1 by one and none of us have been paid our credits. It seesm that Adult Work is scamming the vunerable. A friend of ours looked into this to try contact Adult work but could only find that it was run by a UK indevidual who has set up an offshore company that was in South America but now in Malta and the money goes to a bank account in Cyprus. So not only ripping people off but also avoiding UK tax.
Another friend did verify her passport and sold over 200 worth of items in the marketplace. The sales also use site credits. She has sent the items to customers but Adult work told her the funds were in an escrow for 7 days. Her account was closed and she never got paid her credits.