scam alert | web designers targeted | hearing impaired wants agroamerica site
It is very disappointing to see as how some people try to use unfair means to earn money by doing scam. I decided to write an article about this so that in case any one else receive such mail then they can be aware about the scam and not fall for it.
Today I got a mail from a person which seems to be coming from a client asking to handle their website designing task. Usually in the first mail every client wants to know if you are eligible to do the job instead of how you would like to take the payment so I was a bit off on the initial mail but I also responded them at the same time that I can handle the job. After that I received an instant revert from them but by them time I have already got the information from different blogs as how this scam was running around and comparing the exactly same text in the mail I understood the complete scam. Ref: http://www.helloari.com/blog/2015/03/scam-alert-web-designers-targeted-hearing-impaired-wants-agroamerica-site/
Below are the mail which I received from these scammers so I would hope that this article would be able to help some people from getting scammed by these scammers.
From: [email protected]
Good Day, Am kay jessica 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 so i can send you the job details. Thanks kay.
After my reply on saying yes.
From: [email protected]
Here is the job details
Thanks for your swift response and l have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city 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.
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 glamorproduce.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 $2000 to $4000
Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) And will like to know if you are the owner ??
Please do not fall for their scam and before proceeding with any project which is a bit doubtful, I would request everyone to use the power of Internet and do a bit of research if any information can be collected regarding that topic.