Liz Lara from Trend Source...RESOLVED!

I have been signed up with Trend Source for a while now but have never completed any shops for them, just nothing in my area that stood out as great pay/worthwhile for me. I got a call on Monday the 19th from someone named Liz asking me to go take photos of three building in the town next to mine. The pay she was offering was $5. I asked for $10 and after a brief hold she said that was fine. Liz told me that this was a project someone else had completed but they forgot to take the outside photos so it would not show up in my shop log. She would send me an email and I should attach the photos to an email reply to her. This seemed shady but I was going to be driving within a half mile of the location the next day anyway and she only wanted one "curb" shot of each building (three pictures total) so I thought I would give her the benefit of doubt and go ahead and complete this project for her. I did as she told me to and found out these 'buildings' are actually homes in a residential subdivision.... not businesses at all. I took the photos and emailed them to her..... **crickets**..... I sent another email asking her to confirm that she received the photos and nothing. She won't respond. I knew it sounded shady when she told me that there would be no record of the shop on Trend Source website and I am not mad about the pay. This is one of those 'fool me once, shame on you' kinda thing. I am just posting as a heads up to others who may take a larger/more work involved or go out of their way project and be scammed.


**so maybe she reads this forum as I suddenly received an email tonight stating I would be paid on the next pay cycle**

No payment received.....

Check received on 7/24!!!!!

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota


Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2017 09:54PM by luckygirl0100.

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Sorry to hear that happened to you. Did you get her phone number and did you get an email from her before you went, so that you had it in writing that she was going to pay you and what she wanted you to do ? And was the email a trendsource one ? I would have at least asked for all those things. If she is a trendsource employee then she should still pay you, whether she continues to ignore you or not.
@7star wrote:

Sorry to hear that happened to you. Did you get her phone number and did you get an email from her before you went, so that you had it in writing that she was going to pay you and what she wanted you to do ? And was the email a trendsource one ? I would have at least asked for all those things. If she is a trendsource employee then she should still pay you, whether she continues to ignore you or not.

Yep, I have her email. LLara@trendsource.com and phone number with extension


No, I don't have any software that shows me if someone has opened an email.

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
I would call and just choose the extension for onsite inspections and speak to whoever answers the phone not the particular person you spoke to. If you have the address and or project number and date they should be able to track the assignment. I would give it a try. Any time I have had issues I have had great results from staff resolving them quickly.
And Trendsource would probably want to know if someone is using their name if it is not legit.

sestrahelena
Trendsource sadly has become very unorganized as of late and the job you did was likely for minimal pay.
When sending emails to a MSC one should always "cc" it to yourself. That way you get a copy back of what you sent to whom.
@sojo917 wrote:

When sending emails to a MSC one should always "cc" it to yourself. That way you get a copy back of what you sent to whom.

Your sent mail folder does the same thing.
Just thought I would update as I've waited past the payment date of the 1st and no payment was received.

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
Odd because I have done a similar job for them and got paid within a week.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2017 07:04PM by dulcew.
NotAFullTimeJob is correct. If you waited only until the 1st, you haven't waited long enough. Wait a little longer and see if your payment is processed today.

Quote from The Source Payment Page: "Our Field Agent project payments are processed on the 5th and 20th of every month. If the 5th or 20th falls on a weekend, payments will be issued on the following business day. "
I would write to the Contact on their site, telling them what happened. I work for them all the time, and they have gotten a few new schedulers, but alway send out an email. Job also shows under your account for jobs to do.
Their pay period has always been the 5th and the 20th, twice a month like clockwork., you should receive payment by tomorrow, as they deposit the 5th in the afternoon. Giving an extra 5.00 seems like a lot for them.

Live consciously....
@Irene_L.A. That $5 does seem like a lot, lol! I've never had a PAD approved with them. But they do pay like clockwork.
July 6th and still no payment....

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
I did a Business Verification and couldn't find three posters to take pic's of...they were in the coffee room, so I had to go back, but it was the 4th, so had to wait until the 5th which meant I wouldn't get paid. The Trend sent my pay in anyway, before the job was finished, talk about trust...yes, on the 5th, done. Can't say enough about this company...bravo!!!!

Live consciously....
Still no payment & when I called the person I spoke to said they have no record of me completing this job. I explained the entire phone call and offered to forward emails. I'm waiting on a response to the forwarded emails.

@luckygirl0100 wrote:

July 6th and still no payment....

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
Hi Luckygirl0100! I work for TrendSource and I have looked into this the best I am able to with limited information, because I would like to help resolve this issue for you. I believe this was for Merrillville, IN – Front of the building photos, is this the correct project? I show that payment was issued on 6/27 invoice # 1111984 via direct deposit. If this payment was not received, please contact us directly via support or by phone and we would be happy to have our accounting team trace the payment for you to see if it was returned. Thank you!
I have had positive experiences with them. You should be able to see anything you've submitted under Project history, which also shows paid dates. Until something has been verified and reviewed, though, the "next" pay dates will follow that date. They are always fair, reasonable and pay like clockwork!
Sorry to hear that. Trendsource is a legit company. I have never missed a payment from them and I correspond with them frequently. I always receive a fast response.
@luckygirl0100 wrote:

Still no payment & when I called the person I spoke to said they have no record of me completing this job. I explained the entire phone call and offered to forward emails. I'm waiting on a response to the forwarded emails.

@luckygirl0100 wrote:

July 6th and still no payment....

@zandtc wrote:

Hi Luckygirl0100! I work for TrendSource and I have looked into this the best I am able to with limited information, because I would like to help resolve this issue for you. I believe this was for Merrillville, IN – Front of the building photos, is this the correct project? I show that payment was issued on 6/27 invoice # 1111984 via direct deposit. If this payment was not received, please contact us directly via support or by phone and we would be happy to have our accounting team trace the payment for you to see if it was returned. Thank you!

How about an update, luckygirl? Was zandtc able to help you?
@roflwofl wrote:

@luckygirl0100 wrote:

Still no payment & when I called the person I spoke to said they have no record of me completing this job. I explained the entire phone call and offered to forward emails. I'm waiting on a response to the forwarded emails.

@luckygirl0100 wrote:

July 6th and still no payment....

@zandtc wrote:

Hi Luckygirl0100! I work for TrendSource and I have looked into this the best I am able to with limited information, because I would like to help resolve this issue for you. I believe this was for Merrillville, IN – Front of the building photos, is this the correct project? I show that payment was issued on 6/27 invoice # 1111984 via direct deposit. If this payment was not received, please contact us directly via support or by phone and we would be happy to have our accounting team trace the payment for you to see if it was returned. Thank you!

How about an update, luckygirl? Was zandtc able to help you?


I received a check yesterday 7/24!!!!
I'm updating the title

Servimer Regional Manager- Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin & Minnesota
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