(+1) 519 378 3692

Had an email the other day for a new website design.  I knew from the start it was probably a scam and it was.

 

In order to proceed you need to as stated deposit 50% of the value of the site.  1000CDN to my paypal account This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I will not forward any cash to anyone as we don’t do it that way.  That is your responsibility.


This now is looking more like a scam.  I am not a sucker and don’t take me for one.

So if this is the case don’t waste my time.  You have info above and once I see a deposit and full business info.  If your project manager has access to computer, everyone can create a paypal account and therefore he can collect the $2500 that way.

Business Name:

Address of Business

Phone Number and some sort of proof you are legal.

If not, don’t bother me again.

James

From: John Howe [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 3:27 PM
To: James Wright <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: Re: Web Design

Thanks for your response, I am okay with the estimate and i want proceed so i will be depositing $3000 using credit card so work can commence ASAP, i understand the content for this site would be needed so as for the job to commence so regarding the content i will need a Lil favor from you and the reason i need this favor from you is because the consultant does not have the facility to charge credit cards and i also am presently in the hospital for surgery so i will be glad if you can help me out with this favor,The favor i need from you is. I would give you my card info's to charge for $5600. so $3000 would be a deposit payment for my website design and the remaining $2500 you would help me send it to the project consultant that has the text content and the logo for my website so once he has the $2500 he would send the text content and logo needed for my website to you also the funds would be sent to him via cash deposit into his account, sending of funds would be after funds clears into your account and also $100tip for you stress So i will be looking forward to read back from you.
Thanks

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 6:52 PM, James Wright <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

OK,

Per your Note:  Here is info:

1.       I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs. (total pages I counted was 19 pages.  Video and Blog can be added easily).  Please note if you go above the site page count.  It is $10 per page extra.  Small Business 15 pages so you have 19 so an extra $40.00 would be billed to account.  So be sure to know the exact page count if it is different than what we counted 2. I want only English language (English is the only Language I, we,  work with). 3. I don't have a domain yet but i want the domain name as jhowefarmproducts.com (We can purchase domain from godaddy.com and setup.  Cost ranges from 9.99 to 24.99) 4. you will be updating the site for me.  (After site is completed hourly rate for updating is $60.00 CDN). 5. i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site. (All content, images and logos must be owned by site owner.  If not you can face copyright fines).  We are not responsible for any content, images and or Logos unless we create from scratch). 6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.  (Turnaround is usually 2-4 weeks if customer has all info ready.  Most of our delays are due to customer not being organized.  So if you are organized and have everything ready then we can complete any contract on time). 7. My budget is $2000 to $8000 (Our cost will range between $1200-$1500 CDN.  But other cost may include various extensions that will determine final bill.  Blog Extension usually 60-100 USD Max and Video Extension 60-100 USD Max.  Overall budget would not exceed 2000 CDN.  First year of hosting is included in our packages as well as SEO depending on which site package we go with).

Kindly get back to me with: (1) an estimate (1500-2000 CDN This also depends if you add more pages to the site or not)

(2) your cell phone number 519 378 3692.  Do not call after business hours.  10AM – 5:30 PM EST (Eastern Time Zone) (3) And will like to know if you are the owner ?? (Yes I am the owner of the company)

I have answered the above so this will give you an idea on time frame and cost.  Finally I want to let you know again about Copyrights!

 

Graphics (Make sure you own) or have purchased legally.  You the client cannot take or use images from the INTERNET....You must purchase legally through a media company.

 

Finally when you are ready to proceed.

 

1)      WE NEED 50% OF THE VALUE OF THE SITE TO START.  COMPLETION OF SITE WE COLLECT BALANCE AND UPLOAD SITE TO ROOT OF DOMAIN AND START SEO.  SITE LAUNCH AND SEO WILL NOT BE STARTED UNTIL FINAL PAYMENT HAS CLEARED.

2)      WE NEED ALL INFO IN A WORD OR EQUIVILANT DOCUMENT.  WE WILL NOT COPY AND PASTE CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES UNLESS YOU OWN IT.

3)      WE NEED ALL GRAPHICS, LOGOS ETC.

4)      YOU HAVE PROVIDED AN EXAMPLE FOR US TO BUILD THE TEMPLATE FROM WWW.AGROAMERICA.COM

5)      YOUR DOMAIN IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WITH GODADDY.COM

 

Well that pretty much gives you all the info you need.  Now you need to decide if we are the company to do up your site.

 

I look forward to your reply,


Thanks,

 

James

From: John Howe [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:40 PM

To: James Wright <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: Re: Web Design

Thanks for your swift response  
I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in WA 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 jhowefarmproducts.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 $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 ??   So that's just the little explanation about the website i will be looking forward to build/design from you and i will like to know if you will be able to handle that for me and i will be waiting for your reply .Thanks

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 3:44 PM, James Wright <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

Hello John,

After viewing your site .http://www.agroamerica.com. it appears to be roughly 19 pages.

You need to use caution when you copy a site I am sure you have heard of plagiarism.  I can’t give you the same page images.  But I can copy it to look almost similar with you logo etc.

I think either or Small Business site or Ecommerce site would do the trick.  Visit our site below.  Also our sites include first year hosting.

http://wrightnetdesigns.ca/our-design-service/web-site-packages

In order for us to start the project we need a 50% deposit and on completion we will need balance.  Our sites also include SEO (search engine optimization)

Please have all content, logos, graphics etc ready before we start the project.  Also you must be the legal owner of images and content that we submit on site is your own.

Thanks in advance,

James

From: John Howe [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2015 7:47 PM
To: James Wright <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: Re: Web Design

Thanks for your swift response  
I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in WA 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 jhowefarmproducts.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 $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 ??   So that's just the little explanation about the website i will be looking forward to build/design from you and i will like to know if you will be able to handle that for me and i will be waiting for your reply .Thanks

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM, James Wright <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:

Not sure if this is legit as very vague.

Yes we do website design.

James

From: John Howe [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2015 11:44 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Web Design

Good Day Web Design Am John Howe. I was introduces to Contact you about your Website Design. I will like to know if you can handle Website Design for a New Company for me.
I will be making payment with credit cards kindly get back to me with. Thanks.