Have you ever been cheated in a project where your intellectual work was simply stolen? Was there a situation where the money promised to you in a freelance writing project was simply never delivered? Well, its far too common in Delhi -- perhaps one reason for people getting less and less attracted towards freelance assignments.
Most freelance assignment in Delhi drops in through a friend with lot of sweet talk and friendly gesture, something that is intended to override your demand for a contract paper. Common dialogues that drop from the proposer of the assignment when you seek a written agreement etc are, Are Humari Aur Aapki relation alag Hai," "Aap to Mere Bhai Ho," Yeh Sale Fraud Companies Ne To Delhi Mein Sabka Naam Badnam Kar Rakha Hai."
And while you spend fuel and effort running around putting together parts of a great assignment, its often too late when you hear that the project was "shelved" for reasons unexplained or your english was simply "not upto the mark." Even programmers are not spared from this ever-rising menace of frauds.
Content writing and research frauds in Delhi is in its all-time high. Even senior professionals with several years of experience often find themselves in the receiving end of such practices. Since the relationships usually does not come through hard paper contracts, freelance workers usually do not have the power to appeal before a labour court of take legal action.
How do you identify credible companies from fradulent ones? Well, there is no single formula in which you can. Even job sites like http://www.naukri.com/ and http://www.monster.com/ carry a advertisements of several of such fradulent freelance companies.
My suggestion to all freelancers in Delhi is to undertake some research before undertaking any assignment. And the one best formula for succeeding in the game is to look at all these companies with skepticism -- that will keep you alert about where you are heading. And do not forget to sign a contract beforehand!
I will definately try to publish some amazing and true case studies of such fradulent cases in Delhi for seperating the wheat from the chalf.