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Scam alert – web designers targeted – hearing impaired wants agroamerica site

First read the Forum post here: http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/forum/forum/graphic-design/general/1584508-scam-alert

  • Ultimately, he wanted to send me the amount of the project plus an additional $2700 which I was then to pay his content manager.
  • Post any online classified ad and you’ll get a bunch of quick replies from people “interested in your item” they all use this we’ll send you extra money ploy. The check is always counterfeit.

Here’s the 2 exchanges I had recently…. luckily that second one tipped me off that the first one was a scam. I didn’t waste time sending them a proposal.

Begin forwarded message:
From: Jennifer Wooldridge j.wooldridge@outlook.com
Subject: RE: Web Design Service Ca!!!
Date: March 2, 2015 at 8:29:36 PM PST

Thanks for your swift response and i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com <http://www.agroamerica.com/>…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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 videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I want the domain name as Finestplantationproduce.com <http://finestplantationproduce.com/>
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $4000 to $8000

Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

Jennifer

email thread started with:
Am Wooldridge i am an hearing impaired.i wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ??


 

Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:36:32 -0700
From: Terrance Spencer <terrancespencer01@outlook.com>
subject line: web designer needed
Thanks for your swift response, here is the job details

l have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in NV and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa, so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?.
I need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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. 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 videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as qualityfarmzproduct.com
4. you will be maintaining and updating the site for me.
5. i will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $3000 to 6000

Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

 

Original message:
Good Day,
Am Terrance Spencer I am an hearing impaired. I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards kindly get back to me with you requested to my email address terrancespencer01@outlook.com so I can send you the job details. I will be be expecting your responds, Thanks.


 

here’s another one:

From: Calton Ball <caltonball500@gmail.com>
Subject: WEB DESIGNER NEEDED ASAP
Date: August 5, 2015 at 6:34:56 AM PDT

Good DAY!

I’m hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment?

Regards,

Carlton Ball

 
 


 
 
 
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41 Comments

  1. Posted July 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Scammer still going – Joshua it seems…

    From: Joshua Co jco2661326@gmail.com

    Message:
    Hi I was interested in speaking with you, can you call me when you get
    a chance? If I’m in work and unavailable to speak, just text message me
    at 818-639-8611 and I will get back to you.

    Thanks
    Joshua

  2. Posted July 9, 2017 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    On 10 Jul. 2017 07:37, “Andrew Harris” wrote:
    Hello

    I’m Andrew Harris i would like to know if you can handle website design for my new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? if so kindly get back to me,so i can send you the job details

    Thanks hope to read from you soon

  3. Posted July 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I happened to be monitoring my website today when I noticed a visitor from the Philippines. I sure am glad I found this website logging these scams.

    Below is the message I received through my website:

    Your Name: Joshua Co
    Your Email: jco2661326@gmail.com
    Your Message: Hi I was interested in speaking with you, can you call me when you get
    a chance? If I’m in work and unavailable to speak, just text message me
    at 818-639-8611 and I will get back to you.

    Thanks
    Joshua

  4. Posted July 18, 2017 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    We received this e-mail from “tim bush”, and we are glad we looked further into it!!! Had a longer conversation with him via e-mail and stated he could not call us to schedule appointments because he is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

    From: Timothy Roy Bush [mailto:timothyroybush@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:51 AM
    To: undisclosed-recipients:
    Subject: teeth whitening service

    hi there, i’m timothy bush. hope you are doing good today. i will like to know if you are available for teeth whitening service and also do you accept credit card for payment? kindly get back to me asap.

    regards,

    timothy.

  5. Posted August 10, 2017 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    SOLUTION: You might not be able to have these thieves in cuffs but you can make life harder fro them and help a fellow consumer. Follow proper credit card procedures. Ask them to provide credit card information as follows:

    1. Card type
    2. Name as it appears on the card
    3. Billing address and PHONE NUMBER for the credit card
    4. Card number, expiration and CSV
    5. Ask for a shipping address to deliver the proposal
    6. Ask for a phone number to reach them directly (this is important)

    Now go to Google and search for the name of the person and the billing address (if it is a physical address). You may be able to find the card holder through social media. Try to reach out them and ask if they authorized this transaction. Explain the scam briefly and send them any information and evidence that you have collected. Suggest that they call their bank immediately and report the incident along with supporting evidence. Email communications from the scammer can sometimes be traced to IP’s and, at the very minimum blocked.

    Once you have the consumer taken care of, you can trace the email yourself by using info here: http://whatismyipaddress.com/trace-email Once you have the IP address from the server that was used to send you the email you can use the other tools on that same site to report the server and make comments about the scam. With enough reports, server providers will be forced to further investigate and may help dry up the almost endless network of scammers in Nigeria.

  6. Posted October 10, 2017 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER SCAM VIA YELP:
    Victor T.
    Good Day

    I’m Victor Terrell,i would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company am a chef and setting up a restaurant and also if you do accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

    Regards,
    Victor Terrell.
    Phone Number: +16519275126

  7. Posted October 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER SCAM:
    Name Kenneth darryl
    Email Kennethdarryl1972@outlook.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments: My name is Kenneth Darryl,Do you do Website design for new company and do you accept credit card ??

  8. Posted October 19, 2017 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:
    Name monica
    Email monicamorgan28@yahoo.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments Hello I’m Monica I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards?

  9. Posted October 27, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE: (this one came as a direct email and via my form so he’s trying extra hard)

    Name Mark Ellis
    Email markellis1313231@gmail.com
    How did you find me? Google
    Comments Hello.I”am Mark Eliss ,Do you do website design for a new company and also do you accept credit cards??get back to me..so i can send you the job details.Thanks

  10. Posted October 27, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:
    From: James Martinez
    Subject: Are you Available
    Date: October 27, 2017 at 6:56:47 AM PDT

    Hello I am James Martinez and i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ?feel free to get back to me via my e-mail or text me on my phone.
    martinezjames301@gmail.com
    2138076035

  11. Posted November 2, 2017 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Got one of these too! Got a text on my business phone number, gave him my email, got this. Glad I googled the email address before wasting my time chatting with this fellow. I would not have been naive enough to fall for the scam anyway, but I’m just glad I am not wasting any time replying to their messages.

    the scammer’s details are as follows: “Paul Cole”, pcole5051@gmail.com, phone: 414 768 2173

    ——

    Thanks for your swift response

    Here is the job details

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TN and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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 videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as yourtopfarmproduces.biz
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $3,000 to $5,000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

    Regards

  12. Posted January 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER SPAM MESSAGE:

    Date: January 14, 2018 at 3:54:34 PM PST
    Name: Johnson
    Email: Johnson_greg99@outlook.com
    via Yelp

    Here is the job details

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TX and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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 videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as (topfarmproduce.market)
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
    7. My budget is $3,000 to $5,000

    Kindly get back to me with an estimate

    Hope to read from you
    Regards
    Johnson.

  13. Posted February 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE

    Begin forwarded message:

    Date: February 6, 2018 at 11:33:50 AM PST
    From: cherylhurst29@gmail.com

    Name cheryl hurst`
    Email cherylhurst29@gmail.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments
    Hello,
    I’m Cheryl Hurst,
    I will like you to handle website design for a new company I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in SD and the company is based on importing and exporting of Rubber shoes materials. kindly bear with me, am just a disability ear woman.That is why I am contacting you via email for now. But we can text each other if you are okay with that. And do you also accept credit card and what type?
    I will need your Company address, email address, name and Phone Number also as soon as possible please.

    Regards,
    Cheryl.

  14. Posted February 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:

    Name
    Simon Shawntee Demetrice
    Email
    simonshawnteedemetrice@gmail.com
    How did you find me?
    Yelp
    Comments
    Website Design Needed
    Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee Demetrice, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Demetrice

  15. Posted April 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE: (via Yelp)
    sent via SMS: +16505500772
    i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business i want you to understand that I’m presently out of the state on a business trip and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut,Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it.Can you handle that for me?
    I need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible.
    http://www.agroamerica.com….The site would only be informational,so i need you to give 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 videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language.
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as farmsproducts.co.
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    (
    s+
    log/t

  16. Posted May 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:
    Name
    Gavin Dowson Rodriquez
    Email
    gavindowsonrodriquezg@gmail.com
    How did you find me?
    Yelp
    Comments
    Hi,
    How are you doing today am sure you had a great weekend, If so Glory be to the most high!…I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards?..If Yes kindly get back to asap

    Rodriquez

  17. Posted May 30, 2018 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:

    Name janny wilson
    Email jannywilson14@gmail.com or jannywilson142@gmail.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments
    Hello, My name is janny wilson, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.
    Thanks janny

  18. Posted June 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE
    Date: June 11, 2018 at 6:59:50 PM PDT
    Name Simon Aldrich
    Email simaldrich@gmail.com
    Comments: Hi,
    How was your day at work. I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards?.. So i can give you more details regarding the work.

  19. Posted June 19, 2018 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:

    Name Walker james
    Email walkerjames79@outlook.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments Good Day, Am Walker james am an hearing impaired.i wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details…Thanks Walker james

  20. Posted September 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE

    From: Woodard Rickey
    Subject: Re: +Contact Form via HelloARI.com from: woodardricky1122@gmail.com
    Date: September 5, 2018 at 9:38:58 AM PDT

    I am not feeling too well so i’m taking things slowly. I am glad to read back from you. I have a small scale business which i intend to turn into large scale, It is located in Los Angeles, CA and it is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Hazel nut, Gacillia Nut, Almond Nut, Cashew nut and Pistachio so i need a good layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ? So i need you to check out this site but i need something similar if possible www cargill.com the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting but we do not want more than 15-20 pages for the site as we want it to only be informational and a Contact Us page. I have a project consultant that is working on the text content and logos for the site.

    Note:
    I do not want Videos and blogs for the site
    I want only English language
    I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as wdprodsfarm.com
    You will be updating the site for me.
    I want the site up and running in two Months time
    My budget is $3000 to $10,000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner of the company ?

    Thank you

    Name Woodard Rickey
    Email woodardricky1122@gmail.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments I need a website for my business. Are you available to handle that for me?

  21. Posted September 5, 2018 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE
    From: “ari@helloari.com”
    Subject: +Contact Form via HelloARI.com from: jonton1990@gmail.com
    Date: July 25, 2018 at 9:03:04 AM PDT
    Reply-To: jonton1990@gmail.com

    Name
    Jennifer
    Email
    jonton1990@gmail.com
    How did you find me?
    Yelp
    Comments
    Hello I’m Jennifer I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards?

  22. Posted October 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:

    Name
    Carlos juan
    Email
    business00097@gmail.com
    How did you find me?
    Yelp
    Comments
    Hello My name is Carlos I’m looking for a good and honest person to help me with the Web design ?also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.

  23. Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    They are also targeting other types of businesses.
    See below.

    Architectural Service Needed
    Wed, Oct 10, 2018 8:52 am
    patrick ray (patrickray556@gmail.com)
    To:you Details
    Hello, I’m Patrick Ray, I am hearing impaired that is the reason why i contact you through via Email, I will like to have a Design for six Bed Rooms two Story All Suit with Two Living Rooms, foyal. master suite, playroom, kitchen, kitchenette, laundry room, and 3 car Garage and will like access the Living from the Garage also have a link with the Master Bedroom If there is anything that can suit my taste which I am yet to include. Please Advice, Hope you accept Credit Card as a mode of payment for the Drawing, plan, and Designs, and I will appreciate if you can get back to me with the following details Estimate of Yours

    Thanks_ Patrick Ray

  24. Posted October 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:
    Date: October 15, 2018 at 2:22:19 PM PDT
    Name Joshua Knight
    Email Joshuaknight1212@gmail.com
    How did you find me? Yelp
    Comments: My name is Joshua Knight,Do you do Website design for new company and do you accept credit card ???

  25. Posted December 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER SCAM:
    voicemail from 954-314-3207
    San francisco state university SFSU – Wants price quotes on graphic design work

    SEE: https://who-calledme.com/Number/928-440-2259

  26. Posted March 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE
    From: GUNN LEORNARD STEARN
    Subject: Web design
    Date: March 13, 2019 at 1:00:14 PM PDT

    Hello I’m Gunn Leonard stearn. Do you do website design for a new company and also do you accept credit cards? And kindly get back to me..so i can send you the job details. Thanks

  27. Posted July 22, 2019 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Hello All,

    It seems that I am also got in to the scam discussed above, Guy’s Need your help here

    I was also got connected to someone requiring website for a restaurant, so I started communicating and designing, the guy even send a cheque of 2000+ which I deposited in my bank and now waiting for clearing.

    Mean while the guy have asked me that the amount is for the site designing and for the content writer which I have to transfer from my account.

    Now luckily I came across this thread and now really confused and worried that where this thing is going.

    Please guide further on the intentions of these scammers and now how to save my self.

    Waiting for response
    Thanks…..

    • Posted February 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      Hello

      How did you resolve this issue? i am in same situation. Please, help

  28. Posted August 23, 2019 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE
    Date: August 22, 2019 at 7:41:45 PM PDT

    Name: GONZALES V MANUEL
    Email: businessenterprises0007@outlook.com
    Comments
    I have business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting of Salon Equipment such as Dryer, hair cream, Weavon,Hairdressing,Clippers, i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible. https://www.go-dove.com/… I have a private consultant that has the text content and logo for the site. the site would only be information, so i need you to give me an estimate.

    I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as GONZALES.salon
    4. You will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running before ending of 2 to 4 months.
    7. My budget is $5000 to $15,000

  29. Posted October 1, 2019 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:

    From: Swift Store
    Subject: Re: +Contact Form via HelloARI.com from: swiftstoreinc@gmail.com
    Date: October 1, 2019 at 11:05:48 AM PDT

    Hello Ari,

    Thank you for message on yelp, I have a Auto painting company business and i need an strictly 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://bandbcollision.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 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 including the social media account 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 you to purchase a domain name as http://www.swiftauto.tech
    4. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site
    I will be waiting for your email for the estimate,

    WEBSITE FUNCTIONALITY AND PROJECT FEATURES
    Thread offers a professional, affordable, easy-to-use templates website option. This package utilizes the WordPress Content Management System, known worldwide for its ease of use” and low learning curve. Xtheme and Cornerstone page builder are the frameworks we use to make the experience as easy for content updates as possible. It is an excellent choice for companies and organizations that do not have a dedicated web resource. Thread also offers fully customized websites, but felt this option best aligned with Swift Auto Repair Inc current needs.

    Simple, trendy and contemporary style design
    • Responsive design (meaning it will automatically adjust to multiple screen sizes such as desktop, tablet and mobile)
    • Content Management System (CMS) for ongoing edits/updates
    • Template color changes to match your logo and color scheme
    • Ability to easily add/edit/delete pages to the site
    • Eye catching slideshow right on homepage with customizable messaging
    • Drag and drop interface for easy page editing• Simple email contact form
    • Internal site search
    • Automatic sitemap generator which we will submit to Google when we set up your Google Analytics account. This will provide you valuable insights into your website traffic.
    • Social links – easily add/edit available channels and the site’s footer automatically updates
    • Google Analytics set-up
    • Scalable for increased growth and functionality.

    Best regard.

    Grace

    Name
    Grace Richard
    Email
    swiftstoreinc@gmail.com
    How did you find me?
    Other (please indicate in comments)
    Comments
    Hello

    It’s my pleasure to contact you regarding your service. I need an honest and trustworthy person who can handle website design for a new company, please let me know if you are capable of handling the project for me

    Thanks

    Grace Richard
    swiftstoreinc@gmail.com
    ‪(570) 437-0670‬

  30. Posted December 3, 2019 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE
    Name
    paul ken
    Email
    paulken420@gmail.com
    How did you find me?
    Google
    Comments
    Greetings I’m Paul Ken, And i’ll like to know if can you handle an informational website for my new company? Do you also accept credit card. Thanks

  31. Posted December 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    From: David G Potter
    Subject: Re: +Contact Form via HelloARI.com from: davidgpotterme@gmail.com
    Date: December 9, 2019 at 3:53:50 PM PST

    Hi Ari,

    Thanks for your swift response an hope your day wasn’t stressful at work too.

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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 videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.potterfarmproduce.farm or http://www.potteryfarmproduce.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. i want the site up and running within the next few months.

    On Dec 1, 2019, at 11:26 PM, ari@helloari.com wrote:

    Name david potter
    Email davidgpotterme@gmail.com
    I hope your night goes well. I need an honest an trustworthy person who can build a website design for a new company please let me know if you are capable of handling the project for me

    Talk with you later & all the best!

    Warmly,
    David

  32. Posted January 8, 2020 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE:

    From: Linda Mcdaniel
    Subject: Re: Clutch Profile Inquiry
    Date: January 8, 2020 at 5:13:24 AM PST

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I just open a new Thailand restaurant in Houston Texas, which I now run and I need a website for my business to grow. I need you to go through this example link site: http://orderchaothai.com but I need something more perfect than this if possible.

    I will like you to get back to me with an estimate and the estimate should include hosting and I want you to understand I want the same page as the benchmark website I gave you to check and I only want it in English language. You will be responsible for updating the site quarterly or yearly.

    The site should be up and running before ending of next month and I don’t want a shopping cart (no- ecommerce) in my reservation page also I don’t have a domain name yet and I will prefer: BAQINUEWRESTAURANT.NET.

    My budget is $2000-$7500 for the web design. I have a private project consultant, she has the text content and the logos for the site with the image artwork, so please go ahead and check the benchmark sample site.

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) And will like to know if you are the owner ?

    Ari

    > On Nov 25, 2019, at 11:17 PM, Clutch wrote:
    >
    > You received a message from a Clutch user. Please respond to the contact at julietalina753@gmail.com or reply to this email directly. Their message and further user info is below.
    >
    > Submitted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – 02:17
    >
    > Name: Linda Mcdaniel
    > Company: Kumpd Ventures
    > Email: julietalina753@gmail.com
    > Provider: Ari Salomon (https://clutch.co/profile/ari-salomon)
    > Message: I own a company and would need your service to set up a website. Let me know if you are interested, so that I can give you more details

  33. Posted January 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Another photographer almost falls victim to being scammed. That photographer wants to give you a warning.

    This is what happened. A couple of weeks ago a woman named Olivia Young wrote to the photographer via email to say she and her husband loved the photographer’s work, especially what we’ll call “the Dresses.” The woman said she couldn’t believe all the interesting things the photographer did, etc., etc. Lots of praise and flattery. She said she wanted to buy let’s say “Princess”, but it needed to be a surprise for her husband. She would send the photographer a check for the photograph which the photographer told her was $2,000 framed. She said the photographer had to work fast because her anniversary was approaching and she really wanted to surprise her husband.

    The photographer was in NYC helping family when “Olivia” emailed again. She said the check had arrived at the photographer’s home and that the photographer needed to deposit the check and when it cleared the photographer needed to wire the extra $$ to a man in LA who was helping her with the shipping and other surprises for her husband. When the check arrived, the photographer’s spouse opened the mail and saw that it was for $7,000. So The photographer was supposed to wire $5000, keeping $2000 for the photographer.

    The photographer’s spouse smelled something fishy. While In NY the photographer went to Bank of America in NY and spoke to an officer. The bank officer instantly said it was fraud. He called the company that issued the check (a legitimate company in Florida) and sure enough they had been getting calls all day about the same kind of checks. Forgeries.

    Later the photographer went to the Bank of America branch where the photographer was supposed to deposit the check and spoke to a woman officer there. She said, “yes, it’s fraud. And how good it is that you didn’t wire any money to anyone because You would be out $5000.” The photographer also went to their hometown police and they also confirmed that it was fraud.

    Some telltale signs of the con.
    – Flattery. “Oh, I love your work!”
    – The writing isn’t quite proper English, as if it’s a second language.
    – The pressure to wire the $$ quickly. Before the scheme gets discovered.

    The photographer and spouse feel relieved that they didn’t send any account numbers or money. But “she” knows the photographer’s address, email and phone number. The photographer has blocked phone # and email.

    The photographer says that it seems like they target the artists without gallery representation as there are many out there.

    Beware folks. If it is too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

  34. Posted April 21, 2020 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Similar Fraudulent Email:
    Thanks for your respond for the web design, i just open a Indian Restaurant and i need a website for my business to grow,I want the site up and running before 4weeks, So i need you to go through this example link site: bartaco.com My budget is $800/$1,300 but i need something more perfect than this, I will like you to get back to me with an estimate and the estimate should include HOSTING and DOMAIN and i want you to understand i want the same page as the example site i gave you to check and I want only English language and i want you to know you will be updating the site for me. And i don’t want a shopping cart in my reservation page also i don’t have a domain name yet and i will prefer: bartacorestu.com i have a private project consultant, she has the text content, logos and artwork,so please go ahead and check the example site and get back to me with an estimate also will like to know if you are the owner or the manager and do you accept bank cashier check as payment

    Number of email use by scammers:
    rukelvindile@gmail.com
    sandrapy570@gmail.com
    davidjohn0705430@gmail.com
    williamwilson21182@gmail.com

  35. Posted April 23, 2020 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    These scams are ubiquitous. And lazy like a bad mad-libber: “Now it located in Town…”

    Received today from Marie Harlow:

    On Apr 23, 2020, at 8:04 AM, marie Harlow wrote:

    I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in Town and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible http://farmrescue.org. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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 20 of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as
    premiumfarmproduces.biz
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. how many weeks it will take you to get the site ready?
    7. My budget is $4000 to $10000

    Kindly get back to me with:
    (1) an estimate
    (2) your cell phone number
    (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??

    Regards
    Marie

    On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 10:40 AM wrote:
    Hi Marie Harlow.
    Thanks for your email.
    We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
    Here’s a summary of your message:
    ————————
    First Name

    Marie
    Last Name

    Harlow
    Email Address

    marieharlow543@gmail.com
    Comments / Questions

    Hello My name is Marie Harlow I’m looking for a good and honest person to help me with the Web design ??

  36. Posted June 30, 2020 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    HERE IS ANOTHER ONE BEWARE ! ! ! !

    LEAD FORM:

    Name: Mary Collier
    Email: collierfamfarm@gmail.com
    Which platform do you wish to host on? I need help choosing

    When would you like to start? As soon as possible

    What’s your budget? $3,000 – $10,000

    Is there a deadline? October End

    Project Details Hello, My name is Mary Collier I would like to know if you’re available for web design and do you accept credit card as Method of Payment?, I would have love to talk to you on the phone in regards of the Service needed but I am suffering from captioning So i can only be reach via Text or Email. I hope you Understand.

    Design Direction Something simple and informative

    How did you hear about me? Instagram

    I AM ONLY GOING TO POST HER EMAIL RESPONSES TO ME:

    1ST

    I want you to know that i won’t be able to speak to you on phone cause am impaired and am currently receiving my treatment at the hospital,i have a small business that i want to turn it into a very big and known business,am into importing and exporting of Meat & Seafood products such as Beef, Fresh Fish & Seafood and Pork,Poultry,Veal and Exotic Meat. so i need someone who can create me something very good and more perfect. You can use this site has an examplehttps://sierrameat.com/ the site would only be informational,but i will be selling on the site by next year.but i need something more perfect than this.so i want you to give me an estimate based on the site i provided for sample and i also want the number of pages on the site and the estimate should include hosting and also i have a private consultant,he has the content and logo to the my website with him.
    I want same number of pages with the sample of site i gave to you excluding the videos and blogs., I want only English,I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name to be Collierfamfarms.com,You will be the one to be updating the site for me,I will be providing the images and logos,content for the site,I want the site to be ready before the end of October ,My budget is $8,000 to $12,000.

    2ND

    ,i would love you to help me get the domain cause am just a local farmer and i don’t really have much knowledge on internet and social media. Send me the proposal with the quote so i can make all payments including the domain fee all at once and also what processor do you use in charging credit card payments ?

    3RD

    Thanks for your reply,no problem just get back to me with the quote as soon as possible so we can proceed with the payment,and for the payment option am okay with stripe..God bless you

    4TH

    U just signed the contract and replied you also before making the payment i would need your favor regarding the consultant incharge of the content and logo to the website… Thanks I will attend the questionnaire by tomorrow okay.

    5TH

    Am ready to make down payment of $5,200 .i understand that you will be needing the content and logo for the site so you can start with the building of the site. so what payment merchant do you process credit cards through and the percent for charges?let me know when you’re ready to charge my card and also i will need a little favor from you regarding the consultant that has the content and logo to the site before he can send you the files.

    6TH

    Here’s is the favor i need from you,i want you to add an extra $7,850 to the down payment of $5,200 as your service fee for the website design. which makes it total of $13,050.and once the funds is available in your account you will be sending the extra $7,850 to the project consultant that has the content and logo for the website,and once he received his payment he will be forwarding the content and logo directly to you so you can proceed with the building of the website.and you will be charging your balance on my card once you’re done with the website.I hope you understand the favor am asking you for and i will be so much glad if you will be handling everything for me.and i will be arranging meeting with you once am fully okay to be discharged.
    please kindly send me your cell phone number where i can text you directly on.

    THIS IS WHAT I SENT HER LAST , WHEN I REALIZED I DIDN’T RECEIVE A RESPONSE I NEW SOMETHING WAS FISHY OR UP.

    Hi Mary,

    Unfortunately I cannot do that for you.

    The relationship between you and your project consultant is not something I can interfere with especially when it comes to large amounts of money.

    I can only take payments and process payments for the services I do for your website.

    There are many ways to process payments, but unfortunately I cannot perform what you are asking me to do.

    You will need to find another way to pay your project consultant.

    Is there a reason why you cannot pay your project consultant directly?

    NEVER HEARD BACK FROM HER, IT’S BEEN THREE DAYS

  37. Posted July 22, 2020 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Another one! Watch out!

    First email:
    “Hello, My name is Mary Collier I would like to know if you’re available for web design and do you accept credit card as Method of Payment?, I would have love to talk to you on the phone in regards of the Service needed but I am suffering from captioning So i can only be reach via Text or Email. I hope you Understand.”

    Second email:
    I want you to know that i won’t be able to speak to you on phone cause am impaired and am currently receiving my treatment at the hospital,i have a small business that i want to turn it into a very big and known business,am into importing and exporting of Meat & Seafood products such as Beef, Fresh Fish & Seafood and Pork,Poultry,Veal and Exotic Meat. so i need someone who can create me something very good and more perfect. You can use this site has an examplehttps://sierrameat.com/ the site would only be informational,but i will be selling on the site by next year.but i need something more perfect than this.so i want you to give me an estimate based on the site i provided for sample and i also want the number of pages on the site and the estimate should include hosting and also i have a private consultant,he has the content and logo to the my website with him.
    I want same number of pages with the sample of site i gave to you excluding the videos and blogs., I want only English,I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name to be Collierfamfarms.com,You will be the one to be updating the site for me,I will be providing the images and logos,content for the site,I want the site to be ready before the end of November,My budget is $8,000 to $12,000

    collierfamfarm@gmail.com — this email is already shut down!

  38. Posted August 7, 2020 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    I have received the same scam from Mary Collier. Began communications on July 20, 2020. Same language as above. Once it got to making 3rd party transaction, I started doing my research. I am a newly licensed agency with a reCAPTCHA form. To target hardworking business owners and waste their time is truly upsetting.

  39. Posted August 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER SCAM:

    From: Anthony Ashton
    Subject: Re: Contact Form from: blues27001@gmail.com
    Date: August 18, 2020 at 4:59:05 PM PDT
    To: ari salomon

    Thank you for your swift response

    I have a small scale business which I want to turn into a large scale business now and the company is based on importing and exporting Agriculture products so I need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible .http://www.agroamerica.com…. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give 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 videos and blogs.
    2. I want only English language
    3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as http://www.tonnyfarmproduce.farm or http://www.tonnyfarmproduce.com
    4. you will be updating the site for me.
    5. I will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
    6. I want the site up and running within the next few months.
    And yeah I’ll pay the upfront before the job begin through credit card

    Best Regards

  40. Posted September 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    ANOTHER ONE
    From: Hassan mccare
    Subject: I NEED A WEBSITE DESIGN FOR OUR COMPANY
    Date: September 16, 2020 at 5:36:04 PM PDT

    Hi my name is Hassan Mccrae, I would like to know if you can handle website design for a new company?? kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details.
    I have a small scale business which I want to turn into a large scale business now it is located in CA and the company is based on importing and exporting crude Oil such as petroleum, gasoline, oil and gas so i need a best of the best layout design for it.
    Hope you can get it done for me?

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