Wednesday, 11 January 2017 14:46

Beware of Fraud: Web Design Scam

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I recently received an email that is referenced in this forum thread.  I was going to post my response on this other site but it tried to get me to sign up for a premium plan in order to post a response.  Instead, I am posting it here:


Hi Nate,

I have a small clothing business for both male and female, now am trying to expand the business and i want you to build an informational website for it for advertisement and to increase my sales rate.

I need you to checkout this site but i need something more perfect than this if possible,http://www.missrebel.co.uk.

The  site would only be informational, so i need you to get back to me with an estimate for the web design, the estimate should include hosting and i want the site to have not more than 8 pages since it is informational.i have a private project graphic designer,he has the text content, images and the logos for the site.

Note:
1. I want only English language
2. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as bwwears.com or bbwears.co
3.You will be updating the site for me.
4. I will be proving the images,logos and content for the site.
5. I want the site up and running before ending of March.
6. My budget is $2000 to $8000 Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) I will like to know if you are the owner ?
(3) I will like you to get back to me with your cell phone number

Thanks,
Bob (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


He later emailed me addressing me "Brian" which raised some suspicions.  I googled his email address and found the above-linked "Team Tree House" forum post.  Hopefully this post is helpful to someone...

 

Edit 3/5/18 -
Alex notified me he encountered a similar scam / situation.   

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1 comment

  • Comment Link SH Monday, 11 March 2019 14:43 posted by SH

    I have been sent this same email twice from different names using the same company. It's a scam, do not open the link or respond.
    Thank you very much for your email,l have a Auto painting company business and i need an information website to promote my business,so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible http://frontrangedents.com/. So i need you to get me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant,
    he has the text content and the logos for the site.

    Note:
    1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.premiumautos.me
    4. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site My budget is $3,500 to $6,500
    I will be waiting for your email for the estimate

    Here is my company name: Preniumauto Collision Inc kindly get back to me with your cellphone number so that we can have suitable text on phone

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