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,

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.

1. I want only English language
2. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as or
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

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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