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#1 Alison Perkins

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:31 AM

Has anybody had any luck being paid by Asian Diver Magazine?

 

I am owed money from photographs printed in January 2015. They oscillate between ignoring me and assuring me they're onto it. I've been waiting 7 months which doesn't seem very onto it to me.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

Looks like nothing has changed in the last five years:

 

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#3 Alison Perkins

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

Hi Gudge. Thanks so much for bringing that thread to my attention. A previous search didn't pull that one up for me.

 

It really is a sad state of affairs. All I can advise is that underwater photographers do not work with Asian Diver Magazine, unless you like working for free.

 

10 days ago I got a "invoice has been approved". Oh, but the paypal transfer that we were going to do is not available so we can wire the transfer to you and you will have to pay all of the local bank charges yourself. I passed on my bank information and now it has all gone quiet again...

 

I believe this is very unethical treatment by a dive magazine. Unfortunately it's not the first time I have been subjected to the "if we let this drag out long enough eventually the underwater photographer will get sick of chasing the money and we won't have to pay at all" policy. It makes me sad, and I'm one of the lucky ones who has a day job to rely on to eat. I hate to think how underwater photographers trying to make a living from this are getting on. Hopefully they've nailed down a list of the legit operators.


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Posted 29 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

I had the same experience. They even got me to write a specific article to use with my pictures. Sad.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:24 AM

I passed on my bank information and now it has all gone quiet again...

 

 

 

That may have been a mistake. Is the account info you gave them set up with a zero balance to recieve wires only? If not then they could use the information to take money from your account. As could anyone who sees the email in which you provided your account details.

 

If I were you I would call my bank and move my money to another account.


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#6 Alison Perkins

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:46 AM

Actually, after a very long wait the money did eventually end up in my bank account. Certainly wasn't worth the $ for the effort required to extract it from the magazine. I would highly recommend against dealing with Asian Diver Magazine.


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